Society management

Human society has many animals looking for a permanent home

By Patrick Lynn

At any one time, the Humane Society of Portage County has an average of over 200 dogs, cats and other pets in their care until they find their forever homes.

The Humane Society operates largely with a staff of volunteers and relies almost entirely on private donations.

Kendall is a three-year-old short hair mix, with a $50 plus tax adoption fee. Vaccination up to date and neutered. (Courtesy of HSPC)

Director Sherri Galle-Teske said the organization is preparing for its annual fundraiser, Beer and Cheese for Pets Please, on August 20. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Feltz Family Farms and Dairy Store, 5796 Porter Rd. in Pluvier.

Admission is $20 for non-alcoholic tickets and $40 for general admission ages 21 and up. Attendees can enjoy a fun night out under the stars or in the tent, as Point Brewery will provide unlimited craft beers and hard cider samples of their famous beer, including their famous rootbeer and sodas, and tap a special keg.

The cheese is supplied by local Wisconsin cheese makers offering award-winning treats, Galle-Teske said.

Also provided are a range of sausages, fresh cheese curds and more. Live music will be performed by Gray Catz.

Various basket raffles and a 50/50 are also planned. Door prizes will be announced every 30 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Quick guide to frequently asked questions

📞 The CSSS telephone number is 715-344-6012
✔️ HSPC website
📞 Portage Country Sheriff’s Phone Number 715 346-1400
📝 Online Adoption Application
📧 Executive Director Email [email protected]
💲 How can I make a donation? Donate at