Purpose & Policy
The purpose of the Society is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education.
It is the policy of the Society to provide humane care and treatment for all animals needing protection in the area served by the Society.
We also attempt to return lost animals to their owners, seek suitable homes for animals without owners, offer humane euthanasia when necessary.
About the Humane Society
The Humane Society of Douglas County, Inc. (HSDC) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that was founded in July of 1975 in Superior, Wisconsin. The purpose of this society is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education. We rely heavily on tax-deductible donations, memberships, adoptions, and fundraisers to keep our doors open to the homeless animals of our area.
HSDC provides shelter, medical care and adoption services to abandoned, lost and misplaced animals. We provide services for approximately 1,000 animals each year from the City of Superior and Douglas County. Every animal that enters our facility is dewormed, vaccinated, and given immediate medical attention when necessary. All animals are vet checked, spayed or neutered, micro chipped, and temperament tested before being adopted. HSDC provides humane euthanasia only when behaviorally or medically necessary. HSDC is proud that no adoptable animals are ever euthanized.
Visitors and volunteers are welcome to stop in during shelter hours, which are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Sundays except by appointment (reclaims or surrenders only). Call (715) 398-6784 and if no answer please leave a message.
We moved into the new Superior Shelter on September 8, 2015, at 138 Moccasin Mike Road. Take U.S. Highway 2, southeast from Superior to Moccasin Mike Road. Go left, you’ll be able to see the building on your left.
Meet The Team
Fundraising & Events Coordinator
|Calla Gilbertson, President of the Board|
|Rebecca Alm, Vice President||Michelle Porter, Board Member|
|Jacie Maslowski, Treasurer||Marie Kelleher, Board Member|
|Bryan LaLonde, Secretary||Donna Wiklund, Board Member|
|Emma Hengemuhle, Board Member||Brianna Smith, Board Member|