Pets of the Week

Spring is in the air!  With all of the nice weather it is time to get out and about.  Guess what?  The pets at the Vernon County Humane Society would love for you to come out to the shelter and visit them!  This week we would like to promote two very deserving pets for Pet of the Week: Coco and Beatrix. Their adoption fees are discounted for the week of April 5th through 11th by 50%!


Beatrix CoCo
“Well hello there, I’m Miss Beatrix. I’m a Maine Coon with quite the personality! I’ve got a little sass and some spunk, but I’m really quite the lovable fluffy girl. If you stop by the shelter you might notice that I’m a little different from the other agile cats. I kind of hop around, because…well, I’ve only got three legs! I don’t let it slow me down though! It’d sure help if I lost a little weight so I didn’t have so much for my three little legs to carry, but I manage! I would love to home with someone who would brush me, and brush me, and brush me, and then rub my tummy! Because of my rather large size, and Maine Coon personality I don’t get along that well with small children. If they’re the same size as me I think I can play with them, and I know I really shouldn’t. Please come visit me, I’d love to meet you!”Beatrix was found on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. She was found with a mangled leg back right leg, very thin, and with tight mats all over her body. While the family that found her could not keep her they graciously offered to pay for her amputation at Animal Tracks. She successfully underwent surgery, and had all of her mats shaved off. She was very thin at this time, and had most likely been dumped and on her own for a month or so. Animal Tracks was able to adopt her out, and she was just recently surrendered to our Humane Society.
Hello there, I’m Coco! I’m a young beagle mixed with a whole lot of something else! I am house broken and the vets told me to let everyone know I am all current on my shots, neutered and tested negative for Heartworm, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis.  I don’t know what all that is, but I am pretty sure I do not want it!
One thing I know is I wag my tail a lot especially when I get to have fun and go for walks at the shelter with the volunteers.  If you’re looking for someone to play and walk with you then I’m your guy! I’ll be the perfect unique addition to your family! The only thing I ask in return other than your love is no small children, please! I’m still young myself so I’m not always sure how I’m suppose to behave around other young ones. Other than that I am ready to play and run with you. Please come visit, I’d sure enjoy some company!

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NOW HIRING! The Vernon County Humane Society has a part time Animal Care Specialist position available. Position duties will include (but not limited to) caring for shelter animals, cleaning of animal kennels, issuing medications, and communicating concerns and observations with other staff members. Candidate must be available to work weekends, and pick up shifts as needed. Preference will be given to applicants possessing a valid driver license as duties could extend to driving animals to and from veterinary visits. We’re looking for someone that works well on a team, and has compassion for animals. If interested applications can be found on our website (, or picked up at the shelter during open hours. Please submit a letter of interest and completed application to Hannah in person at the Vernon County Humane Society during open hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3-6 and Saturdays from 12-4). Materials may also be sent via mail to 1150 Nelson Parkway Viroqua, WI 54665 or by e-mail to Feel free to contact VCHS with any questions!



Sunday – Closed

Monday – Closed

Tuesday 3-6 p.m.

Wednesday 3-6 p.m.

Thursday 3-6 p.m.

Friday – By Appointment

Saturday 12-4 p.m.


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