compassion in action

Compassion for Happy Pets & Healthy Communities

At Oshkosh Area Humane Society, we provide life-saving, compassionate care and safe shelter to homeless animals in need, and supportive services to community members who need assistance, keeping pets and people happy and healthy together.



1925 Shelter Court, Oshkosh, WI 54901  Directions
Open Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 1-6pm and Saturday 11am-3pm
*Due to space and staff constraints, a scheduled appointment is required to meet the dogs.
Questions? Please reach out to us at 920-424-2128 or We look forward to meeting you!

7/16/24: Pretzel was born with leg deformities that cause his back legs to twist. Amazingly, he can walk, although with lots of effort.

If left untreated, this can permanently cripple a kitten. He was examined by veterinary specialists at UW-Madison, who advised that we get him surgery as soon as possible, before he grows any further.

This surgery will cost $4,500-$5,500 and will ensure that he can walk, play and use his litterbox normally.

Will you please help us get Pretzel the surgery he needs? Donate to help Pretzel here

> See a video of Pretzel walking HERE 
> See Dr. Laura explain Pretzel’s luxating patellas condition HERE

Found kittens outside? Don’t Kit-Nap!

Tiny kittens’ best chance of survival is typically to stay with their mothers, especially if they are under 6 weeks old. If the kittens are not injured or critically ill, it is often best to leave them where they are, even if you don’t see a mama cat.

Not sure what to do? View our step-by-step Found Kittens Chart HERE (PDF)

We are excited to share our 2024 Walk for the Animals: Make the Magic Happen event will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at the Sunnyview Expo Center’s Barn E from 8:30am-11:30am! This year’s event will feature a live band, magic demonstrations, balloon animals, costume contests, kids’ games, dog games, fun prizes, food and drinks from the Brewing Futures food truck, vendor booths, goodie bags, raffle baskets and more! See event details HERE

>> View Sponsorship Opportunities HERE; Become a Sponsor HERE


Pets Helped
Pets Adopted
Pets Reunited
Pets Served at Clinics

Lost or Found a Pet?

Submit a report so we can help reunite pets with their guardians

Need to Rehome a Pet?

We can help you discuss the best options for you and your pet

Low-Cost Clinics

For cat and dog vaccinations and microchips

Pet Food Pantry

Offering excess pet food to those who need it

Cat Nail Trims/Caps

No-cost cat nail trims or nail cap application by appointment

TNVR Program

Sterilizing feral cats through Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return

How to Help

We rely heavily on the kindness and 
generosity of our donors, volunteers
and other supporters  to serve the
more than 2,700 animals who come
through our doors each year.

Please help us continue to save the
lives of homeless pets and help people
in need in our community. Together, we
can ensure that pets and people stay
happy and healthy together.

Spread the Word

Like, comment and share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of our organization - be the difference for the homeless pets in our care!

Make a Donation

Support our life-saving work to help homeless pets and people in our community

Cat Fosters Needed!

Can we have a slumber pawty?! Kitten season has sprung, and we have kittens who need a place to crash for a few weeks…will you help?

We have mamas with babies, as well as groups of 2+ kittens, who need fosters. It is so much better for little kittens with their developing immune systems to be cared for in a loving foster home vs. being exposed to all the noise, germs, commotion and stress of the shelter.
Please help us help these little ones! To inquire about fostering, please visit our Foster page or contact


OAHS partners with Petco Love Lost to make reuniting lost pets easier using image recognition technology to search a national lost and found database.
Click HERE to search and report your lost pet.


To inquire about meeting Turtle, please contact the dog team at (920) 424-2128 or!
Complete a dog adoption application 

Turtle is STILL WAITING for someone to love her! This sweet girl is shy when she first meets new people, but once she knows you, all she wants is to love you, really really LOVE you! Volunteers and staff know her as the resident cuddlebug; she loves to be wrapped up in blankets and snuggle up next to you. And when she plays, she prances around like a bouncy little reindeer, it’s so cute! 

Turtle is a 2-year-old gorgeous mixed-breed girl who weighs 65 lbs. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. She loves daily walks, lots of toys, and would do best as an only dog in the home (cats ok), snuggling with adults in a quiet home. She has so much love to share, please give Turtle a chance!

Tours & Educational Presentations

We offer tours and educational presentations to a variety of school and community groups, both on-site and at your location. 

To inquire about setting up a tour or presentation, please contact We look forward to seeing you! More details HERE