Programs & Services

Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)

We are NOT accepting new appointments for the Spay Neuter Assistance Program at this time. Due to the high volume of animals coming into our care each day, we have to take a slight pause on this public service in order to provide the best possible care for our shelter pets.

Vaccine Clinic

We are NOT accepting new appointments for the Vaccine Clinic at this time. Due to the high volume of animals coming into our care each day, we have to take a slight pause on this public service in order to provide the best possible care for our shelter pets.

Pet Surrender

If you can no longer care for your pet and would like to put it up for adoption you must set an appointment and fill out a surrender form.

Nail Trims & Caps

Are you having trouble getting your pet’s nails trimmed? We can help with that! Schedule an appointment with us today.

Trap Neuter Return (TNR)

We offer responsible colony caretakers the opportunity to participate in this program. Only unowned, feral cats and barn cats are eligible.

Barn Cat Adoption Program

Are you in need of mousers for your barn or a mascot for your shop? Bring home barn kitties today!

Companion Animal Assistance Program (CAAP)

The goal of this program is to provide free dog and cat food to pet owners during their time of need.

Euthanasia & Cremation Services

HSSC is here to support you when the time comes to say goodbye to your beloved pet. We provide compassionate end-of-life care at a reduced cost.

Home Again Microchips

Microchips provide you peace of mind that you’ve given your pet the permanent lifetime ID they need for the best chance to come home again.

Shelter TOURs

Plan a tour or activity for your group here at the shelter!

Local Clinics

Critter Care Animal Clinic
2734 Calumet Dr.
Sheboygan, WI 53083
(920) 458-3636

Healthy Paws Veterinary Clinic
1103 Indiana Ave.
Sheboygan, WI
(920) 452-2899

Sheboygan Animal Hospital
1839 Erie Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 452-2882

Healthy Paws Veterinary Clinic
429 N. Main St.
Sheboygan Falls,
WI 53085
(920) 550-2147

Cedar Grove Veterinary Service
23 County Road RR
Cedar Grove, WI 53013
(920) 668-6212

Compassionate Care Animal Clinic
150 Victory Ln.
Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
(920) 781-5057

Fredonia Veterinary Clinic
W3919 Co Hwy H
Fredonia, WI 52021
(262) 692-2439

Healing Touch
P.O. Box 14
Green Bush, WI 53062
(920) 399-2099

Kettle Moraine Veterinary Clinic
2712 County Road Centre
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 892-4225

Kiel Veterinary Clinic
575 Belitz Dr.
Kiel, WI 53042
(920) 565-2171

Pre-Surgery Instructions
  • Cats/dogs over 4 months old: Do NOT feed after 10:00pm the night before surgery (limited water intake is OK) no food or water the day of surgery.
  • Kittens/puppies under 4 months old: DO NOT withhold food or water prior to surgery.
  • Dogs must arrive with a collar and on leash (no retractable leashes). Cats and rabbits must be in a carrier.
  • Pets must be dropped off between 8:00am – 8:30am the day of surgery at the Admissions Department. (South side of the building near garage, door is labeled)
Important Notices

*The Following animals and conditions are excluded from the SNAP program:

  • Any animal that is actively showing signs of illness
  • Any animal that is revealed to have a health condition during their pre-surgery exam (example: heart murmur)
  • Any animal over 7 years of age
  • Any animal that is deemed to be obese
  • Any animal weighing over 100lbs or under 2lbs
  • Any female that has given birth within the previous 6 weeks
  • Animals that are too fearful or aggressive to be handled safely.


  • We will spay female animals that are “in heat” at the time of surgery, but they are at a higher surgical risk for bleeding during surgery and post-operatively. It is strongly recommended that you reschedule the surgery for 4-6 weeks post-cycle.
  • SNAP is not a feral or barn cat program. If you have feral or barn cats to be spayed or neutered, please utilize a TNR / Return to Field application.
  • ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. HSSC accepts cash and credit/debit cards only – NO personal checks. If you do not show up for your appointment at the scheduled time, you will forfeit the fees you paid. In the case of a shelter emergency, severe weather, or staff illness, we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment.
  • You MUST drop off and pick up your pet at the times scheduled. Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not drop off your pet during the allotted time. Boarding fees will be charged if you do not pick up your pet on time.
  • City of Sheboygan residents: You are required, by law to have your dog or cat licensed with the city. If your pet is not currently licensed, HSSC can assist you with licensure for an additional cost.
  • Applicants must supply all vaccination records for their pet, including licensing information, if current prior to service.
  • Our on-staff veterinarian performs the SNAP surgeries. No other surgical or medical services other than what is listed will be provided under the SNAP program. For follow-up preventive care or for services other than spay/neuter, please contact your primary veterinarian.
  • Animals brought in for surgery that have fleas will be charged $12.00 for flea treatment, plus an additional $12.00 for every other SNAP animal also on the schedule that day.
  • All spays/neuters will have a small tattoo placed near their incision to mark that they have been sterilized.
  • You are welcome to call to check up on your pet, but visits are not allowed.
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