Our mission is to build a community that values animals and treats them with respect and kindness.
On January 1, 2018, the Door County Humane Society became a part of the Wisconsin Humane Society! You can learn more about the announcement here. Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has been saving the lives of animals in need for nearly 140 years. WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals – and their humans! We receive no general government funding and we are not part of any national umbrella organization. There are no time or space limits for any animals in our adoption program. Our federal tax ID # is 39-0810533. You can learn more about the Wisconsin Humane Society here.
As the only animal shelter in Door County, we occupy a unique place on the peninsula as the go-to organization for the hands-on care of stray and surrendered cats and dogs, as well as services and educational programs for the community. It is our passion and privilege to serve the animals and people of beautiful Door County.