Online Giving via PayPal

Now you can give a little or a lot as easy as a click, using your PayPal account. Just click on the icon below to enter the PayPal system. Will you really miss that quick $5.00?

Every little bit helps—some shelter pets need expensive medical care to get well and find a forever home.

Please enter a comment in the PayPal screen if you wish to sponsor a specific dog, so we can put a happy note on that kennel or cage! Thank you so much.

Gift-Giving the Old Fashioned Way

We still like mail here! Please write your check to Vernon County Humane Society, and mail it to 1150 Nelson Parkway, Viroqua WI 54665. We will respond right away with a thank-you, so you know it arrived safely. And we will be very grateful for your support!

Memorial Gifts:

If you are making a memorial gift, please provide information to accompany the mailed donation. IMPORTANT: provide the name and address of the person who should receive a note indicating that you made a memorial gift. ALSO: provide the name of the deceased. Having the address and knowing which memorial is being honored is essential and prevents misunderstandings. Thank you!

Things We Always Need at the Shelter

Office Supplies

  • Printer paper
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Sticky notes
  • Scotch tape
  • Packing tape
  • Magic markers
  • Sharpener
  • Jumbo Paperclips
  • Quality scissors
  • Desk top printer
  • Hand sanitizer (large bottles)

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bleach
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Dryer sheets
  • Paper towels
  • Windex
  • Floor cleaner
  • Shark steam mop
  • Lysol spray
  • Pet odor air fresheners
  • 50, 30, and 14 gal garbage bags


  • Self-propelled push snow blower
  • Self-propelled push lawn mower

Dog/Cat Items

  • Canned dog food
  • Canned cat food
  • Rawhide bones
  • Catnip toys
  • Misc.

Gas Cards to Kwik Trip for our transport van

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Thank you Viroqua Day Care Students!

The Viroqua Day Care baked up some homemade dog treats for the dogs at Vernon County Humane Society. They are all natural and the dogs absolutely love them! They each get one at the end of the night before staff leaves. A great big thank you to the kids and staff for thinking of our dogs at the shelter! They love treats!

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Thank you La Farge 4th Grade Students!

Some of the 4th grade students at La Farge Elementary School held a big fundraiser for our homeless shelter animals, collecting $150 and a pile of dog and cat food, litter, treats, and accessories! It is so heartwarming to think of these motivated and capable leaders of tomorrow caring so much about homeless animals in our area. It is more than heartwarming—it is exciting! Just think of all the people you have influenced to give, using your enthusiasm!

The students and their teachers, Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Pepich, presented the shelter with their gifts and took a tour of the shelter on May 12, 2011. they met some of our dog and cat residents too. Thank you each and every one! We couldn’t be more proud to have met you.

Thank you, youth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church!

Our shelter dogs and cats received an amazing gift recently—a generous donation of $400, every penny raised with love by the motivated and caring young people at Good Shepherd! Thank you so very very much! You are an inspiration to us all. You give us hope for the future that your generation deeply cares about the welfare of homeless companion animals. The youth group toured the shelter and the pastor led youth and shelter staff in a blessing to the animal residents. Our board of directors was so moved by the heartfelt efforts of this church. We’re sorry that we don’t have a photo to share with the community.

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Thank you, Norseland Nursing Home residents!

Just look at these four laps piled high with beautiful quilts and blankets stitched with loving hands for our shelter cats and dogs! (And that’s Benny the lapdog, one of our adoptable Papillons, getting some attention.) We could hardly believe it—these generous and talented women have been working for months! Works of art, they are almost too pretty to use but of course nothing is too nice for our residents, we firmly believe, so as intended, the blankets and quilts are providing warmth and comfort in cages and kennels.

This is SO IMPORTANT. We follow established “shelter enrichment” practices, providing every animal a blanket and toys of their choice along with lots of interaction with volunteers and staff and other animals. It’s important because shelter visitors notice the beautiful quilts and understand that the community cares about them. Dear Norseland Nursing Home volunteers, our board of directors thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for your commitment to providing the loving labor of your hands to help us warm and enrich the lives of our residents.

Thank you Viroqua Food Coop!

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The Viroqua Food Coop designated the Vernon County Humane Society as the recipient for December’s 1% Wednesday program. A portion of every sale was donated, and generous customers also plugged cash into donation canisters. Thank you VFC and your customers too!

Thank you Lionesses!

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The Viroqua Lionesses toured our shelter recently and presented Vernon County Humane Society board president Bill Putze with a very generous donation. Thank you Lionesses for your support of our homeless animals! We couldn’t do what we do without community support.

Download Donation Form Here

You will need Adobe Acrobat to download the form. You can get that program here for free.

Simple gifts of grocery items

We can use paper towels, kitty litter, and pet toys. Drop by and get a free snuggle from a sweet cat or dog before you leave.