The Brown County Humane Society is fortunate to have a small, dedicated staff that oversees the daily operations of the shelter.

But it’s our volunteers that are our lifeblood. They are critical in helping meet the mission of finding every unwanted animal in Brown County a home.

Volunteers participate in many different areas of the organization, using a variety of skills and talents. However, we have four roles at the shelter which are especially crucial and require special dedication.

If you’re passionate about our mission and really want to make a commitment to saving animals, this is where your help is needed.

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Keep the animals safe and healthy by doing basic repairs and maintenance in and around the shelter.Commitment: About 4 hours per week, flexible hours and days. Age 18 or older.

Cat care attendant

Ensure the cats get more than just the basics. Help our staff clean and sanitize the cat condos and cat rooms. Distribute fresh food and litter and put out clean, comfortable bedding. Give the cats time for fun and exercise.Commitment: One morning per week on the same day, from 9 a.m. to noon. Age 15 or older.

Dog walker

The dogs need plenty of exercise and social time to stay healthy and happy. Walk the dogs on our 2-acre property and play with them in the dog pens.Commitment: One afternoon a week on the same day. Need to be physically able to handle most dogs. Age 18 or older.

Shelter assistant

Help “get it done.” Support the staff in their daily tasks such as washing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning, simple office work or whatever is needed.Commitment: One afternoon at least every other week, on the same day. Age 15 or older.

Because of the training and scheduling involved, we ask for a 6-month minimum commitment for these roles.

Fill out an application online at or pick one up at the shelter. Email with questions.

Featured pet


Casey is a creature of comfort: the comfort of your lap, of your touch, of your soft head scratches. A true “lap cat,” when he’s at his happiest, he’ll curl himself into a tight ball, tuck his head into you and purr with contentment. He’s peaceful and loving and has the softest fur. To have him on your lap is to experience soothing tranquility.

Casey needs to be an only cat because he’s has the feline leukemia virus, but he’s happy and healthy and deserves a wonderful home.