NEW SHELTER ARRIVALS & CLAIMING YOUR PET
NEW SHELTER ARRIVALS
All animals at the shelter will be held for seven days as required by Wisconsin State Statute 173.19. If the animal’s owner does not claim their pet within that timeframe, the animal will be released for adoption.
For the most current information, check our Facebook page for your missing animal. Our Facebook feed can also be seen in the lower right corner of the home page.
Please remember that the appearance of animals can change while they are running loose (injuries, weight-loss, grooming issues, etc.) and that descriptions can be subjective. If you think that a picture or description resembles your pet, please come to the shelter and see the animal in person.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PET IS AT THE SHELTER
Please contact us immediately at 608-325-9600. If it is not during business hours, please leave a message and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Be prepared to the bring the following when picking up your pet:
1. Proof of ownership (vet records, licensure, adoption/purchase paperwork, photographs, etc.)
2. Proof of rabies vaccination
3. Proof of licensure if you live in Green County
Why we ask for this:
As we are a contracted service provider for the county and the City of Monroe, we are required to follow all state laws. Wisconsin State Statute 173.23 requires that: we ask for reasonable proof of ownership, ensure licensure either through sale of a license or prepayment, ensure any vaccinations required by state or ordinance are up-to-date or prepayment with your own veterinarian is shown, and that all charges for custody, care, vaccination, and treatment are paid.
The following fees are levied to offset the shelter expense for care of the animal:
Days 1-3: $30 per day
Day 4-7: $110
Days 1-7: $15
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR PET HERE
If you do not see your lost pet here, please fill out our online Lost Pet Form.
Additionally, we also recommend the following:
Contact your local law enforcement, your veterinarian, your neighbors, WEKZ, and post flyers.
If you have lost a cat, contact Lost Cats of Wisconsin.