Pets Cannot Contract or Spread COVID-19

We want to remind everyone that pets have not been shown to contract or carry COVID-19. “Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people.”  Please refer to the American Veterinary Medical Association for more information:…/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

Help Spring Clean the Shelter!

We want to clean out the shelter! Can you help? All dogs 6 years of age and under have just a $25 adoption fee and everyone else, we mean everyone,has NO adoption fee! *Microchip, rabies vaccination and/or license fees may apply. Please check out our available animals here on our website (see top of page). If you have questions or would like to set up a time to come in to work one-on-one with an adoption counselor please call (920) 303-3166. We are taking extra safety precautions during this time so we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this together. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations Changes at OAHS

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society is committed to the well being of animals and people in our community.  We have been closely following the COVID-19 recommendations made by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. As sad as this makes us, we absolutely must take necessary precautions to protect our staff, volunteers and guests.  We need to be here for animals and people in our community, possibly now more than ever.  That is why, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 until further notice, OAHS will be closed to the general public and services will only be available by appointment.   Your cooperation, flexibility and understanding is appreciated. On March 24, 2020 Governor Evers issued a “Safer at Home” Executive Order for the State of Wisconsin. OAHS is happy to report that shelters and rescues that provide care to animals were listed as an “essential” service which can continue operating (Full text available here). That means OAHS will still be providing needed core services such as adoptions, animal surrenders and stray care to our community. Here are some FAQs we are receiving along with the answers: