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Community Resources

At HSBC our focus is providing care, housing, and adoption services for homeless pets. Our sheltering and adoption services play just one of the many important roles in caring for animals in our community. Here are some other resources for animals.

Reporting Abuse and Neglect

As an organization dedicated to providing care and shelter for homeless animals, we are deeply upset by reports of animal cruelty, abuse, or neglect, and are always greatful for individuals within our community who are willing to speak up on behalf of animas. Although our staff care deeply, please remember, we are a private nonprofit run by private citizens, we are NOT a law enforcement agency and therefore we are unable to take reports or investigate cases of abuse or neglect. Only law enforcement officials can take reports of and investigate animal cruetly in Wisconsin.

All reports of cruelty, abuse, or neglect MUST be filed with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Please contact your local police department or the Barron County Sherriff's Department at 715-537-3106.

Thank you for being a voice for the animals. 

Stray Animals

Despite our name, HSBC is a private organization, we are not associated with nor do we recieve funding from any government entitiy. Barron County government officials have contracted with Happy Tales Pet Boarding to house stray dogs found within the county. HSBC works closely with Happy Tales to find homes for these animals, once we are legally able.


Please remember, we are a private nonprofit run by private citizens, we are NOT an animal control agency, and therefore unable to pick up or house stray dogs. Please contact your local police department, or the Sherriff's Department if you have found a stray animal.

Happy Tales can be reached at 715-822-3414

Spay/Neuter Assistance

All HSBC animals are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. If you have acquired an animal elsewhere and are in need of spay/neuter assistance, PAWS Barron County offers spay/neuter cost assistance to residents of Barron County.


For more information visit PAWS of Barron County on Facebook.

Application available here. 

Animal Crackers Spring 2024

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