Open Tuesday thru Friday 12pm-5pm | Saturday 11am-3pm

The Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc.'s mission is to provide a safe haven for stray or unwanted animals, to foster the human-animal bond, to promote responsible pet ownership and to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter.

Donations & Memberships

The Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc. helps hundreds of animals each year. Without your support, these animals wouldn't have a place to go.

HSBC accepts monetary donations, but there are several other ways to help out! Check out our donations tab to learn more.

Lost & Found

Losing a pet is scary and could happen to anyone.

If you've lost your pet, please contact the shelter directly to file a report and inquire about any strays we may have. Also, visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date photos of animals that may have been brought to the shelter.


Find your new, furry family member at the HSBC! We provide adoptions for both cats and dogs. All interested adopters should fill out our pre-application and submit for review.

Check out the Live Feed from the Community Cat Room on the Cat Adoption Page.


The Humane Society of Burnett County is always seeking volunteers to help us accomplish our mission.  There are quite a few volunteering opportunities available to fit your time and skill set. Orientation and training is provided at the shelter.

Featured Pets!

Hi! My name is Sage!

One-year-old Sage, is a lot of love in a six-pound package! Sage is a grey and brown tabby with a white-tipped tail. She loves to be the center of attention and gets along well with other cats and children. Sage would do well in almost any home, with a single person or a whole family to love.

Hi! My name is Sylvester!

Although he looks like a fighter, Sylvester is definitely a lover! This former stray came to HSBC with a few battle scars but is all about the cuddles. Sylvester is a two-year-old jet-black longhaired cat with bright yellow eyes and weighs in at around ten pounds. He loves human attention, gets along well with his community roommates, and is extremely sweet and affectionate.




Coronavirus Update!

All of us at the Humane Society of Burnett County are taking the threat of the COVID 19  very seriously.  Fortunately, it does not appear that companion animals are impacted by the virus, but we are most concerned about our staff, volunteers and the public and want to do everything we can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. To that end, the HSBC Board has taken the following measures effectively March 15, 2020:

  • The shelter will not be open to the public except by appointment only.  The goal is to limit the virus from entering the shelter and infecting our staff and others. Animal care must go on 7 days/week and it is essential we keep our staff healthy!
  • Animal Adoptions will continue.  We will be utilizing Facebook even more than usual to promote our furry friends. Now is a GREAT time to adopt! People are home and can really focus on the transition period for their new pet.  Adoption applications will not be handed out at the shelter.  Please apply on line or call 715-349-2368 to request a paper application be mailed to you. Once your application has been approved, a meet and greet appointment can be made. Please read about our adoption process during the Covid-19 pandemic on the Adoption Guidelines page.
  • Stray animal drop off and pick up will continue by appointment.  Burnett County Sheriff's Department will continue to assist with stray dog transport to the shelter if they are able.
  • All volunteers have been contacted and those who volunteer on a "drop in" basis have been asked to stay home until further notice. No new volunteers will be accepted until further notice as well.
  • Volunteers who have scheduled shifts and responsibilities are welcome to come as long as they feel safe leaving home to assist our staff with their routine animal care duties.
  • Staff has been instructed to stay home if sick and to seek medical attention and testing if COVID 19 is suspected.
  • Additional cleaning and sanitation duties have been identified and will be carried out per the protocol developed by Burnett County Public Health Department.
  • Our annual fundraiser Bark and Wine was cancelled.  Until we are able to host an indoor event, we are exploring virtual fundraising ideas! Currently, we have an online Silent Auction on Facebook which features baskets and items donated for Bark and Wine prior to the pandemic.  Check it out!
  • Additional measures may need to be taken and will be posted here and on the Humane Society of Burnett County Facebook page.

Calling All Members!

The HSBC Board is proposing changes to the HSBC bylaws which need to be approved by our members.  The proposed changes update the profile of the organization, simplify membership categories, and streamline the election of officers.  The HSBC Board believes these changes will benefit the organization and increase interest in serving on the Board.

The proposed bylaws are available for viewing here or at the Peggy Schilling Animal Adoption and Education Center Monday thru Friday, 11 am – 5pm (please call ahead 715-349-2368 so office staff can let you in as we continue to be closed except by appointment).

Your comments can be emailed to or by calling Peggy Tolbert at 715-222-9375.  Deadline for comments is August 14, 2020.

Wish List

Donations of the following items are always in need, please drop off at the shelter during business hours. Donation receipts are available!

  • Laundry detergent - HE liquid for our front loading washers
  • Bleach
  • Bleach wipes
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Clumping Cat Litter (unscented is preferred)



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About Us

The Humane Society of Burnett County, Inc.'s mission is to provide a safe haven for stray or unwanted animals, to foster the human-animal bond, to promote responsible pet ownership and to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter.

Address: 7410 County Road D (corner of SR 35), Webster, WI 54893

Mailing: PO Box 621, Webster, WI 54893

Phone: 1-715-349-2368 (ADOPT)


License #  481546-DS

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