MISSION:  Our mission is to relieve the suffering of and prevent cruelty to animals, and to increase humane education in the Winona area.

The Winona Area Human Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The WAHS relies on donations to cover the cost of caring for the animals and operating the facility. The WAHS is governed by a board of directors, employs 8 people and relies on volunteers to help keep the shelter running and the animals safe.  To view a list of our current board members click here. For staff members, click here. If you are interested in volunteering, you can take a look at our volunteer opportunities by clicking here.

It is the WAHS policy to provide humane care and treatment for animals needing protection. The WAHS is a no-kill shelter and therefore has no time-frame on the amount of time an animal can remain on site.

The organization seeks to return lost animals and to find homes for animals without owners. The WAHS actively works against breed specific discrimination and will never discriminate against any animal based on breed, type, color, height, weight or disability.

The WAHS follows research-based standards prescribed by experts in the shelter-care field while maintaining adherence to our organization’s goals, policies, and procedures.  Each animal under the facility’s care is spayed or neutered and will receive the necessary medical care.

The WAHS does not receive funding from the Humane Society of the United States or the American Humane Society.

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