Upcoming Events at the Eau Claire County Humane Assocation

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee plans and organizes our fundraisers. The committee is looking for new and creative ways to increase our revenue in addition to volunteers to be a part of this committee so that we can continue to accomplish our mission. The committee meets every other month a Wednesday evening. For more information, contact our Executive Director at 715-839-4747 ext. 25 or email at .

Education Committee

The Education Committee was developed to increase awareness of animal welfare issues in addition to promoting ECCHA's mission and goals. The committee will meet as often as necessary to develop, implement, and monitor education programs. For more information, contact our Executive Director at 715-839-4747 ext. 25 or email at .

News & Events:

what's happening at ECCHA.

Raising awareness about animal welfare and working to increase donation revenue are both key elements to keeping the shelter running. From pet expos to community outreach opportunities, ECCHA always has something exciting to involve you and your pet. We host new events almost monthly and are always reaching out to our community for support. So check back often to learn more about our current needs and upcoming events.


  • Santa Paws Kick Off & Adoption Event

    November 6, 2021

    Christmas is coming faster than you think! Join ECCHA at The Brewing Projekt on Saturday, November 6th to pick up the first available Santa Paws of 2021! While you're at it, chat with ECCHA staff and volunteers about adoption opportunities, volunteering or fostering. We will see you there!

  • Event - 2021 Cat's Meow Gala - Maskerade

    October 14, 2021

    The Eau Claire County Humane Association is hosting their 2nd annual fall gala, The Cat's Meow. The Mardi Gras themed fundraiser will be held on Thursday, October 14th at Wild Ridge Golf Course. The evening will feature live jazz music and dancing, silent auction, raffles, wine and bourbon pull, heavy hor d'oeuvres, and more! Tickets are limited to only 200, buy yours now!

    The Eau Claire County Humane Association board of directors and staff have made the decision to make this a masked event. 

    Mardi Gras themed attire highly encouraged!
    Tickets are $75 per person
    All proceeds benefit the animals of the Eau Claire Humane Association.

    Click Here to Register

  • FREE Microchip Clinic & Thrift Sale

    September 18, 2021

    Join Eau Claire County Humane Association on Saturday, September 18 for a FREE Microchip clinic sponsored by Lost Dogs of Wisconsin!

    The shelter will be offering items at discounted prices including cages, food/treats, toys and more!
    No appointment necessary - everyone is served on a first come, first serve basis. ALL furry friends are welcome. Questions? Call the Shelter at 715-839-4747
  • ECCHA’s Current Wish List

    May 20, 2021

    Donations help our shelter run smoothly! We appreciate anything you are able to drop off. The things we need most this week are:


    Kittens are coming! We need the following items so we can take care of these babies until they are old enough to be adopted! Please donate anything you can from this list by bringing the items to the shelter (donation bins right outside our front door for your convenience) or shipping directly to us. Thank you so much!
    Miracle Nipples
    Kitchen Scales
    Kitten Dry Food
    Reusable Bags (for baby bags!)

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Donations can be left in our donation bin outside the shelter door or delivered to us at:

    3900 Old Town Hall Road
    Eau Claire, WI 54701

  • Event - 2021 Fido & Friends Fun Run/Walk

    May 14, 2021

    We loved seeing everyone and their pups in Carson Park! Thank you for joining us for our first in-person event since 2019!

  • News - Update from the Director

    December 4, 2020

    The Eau Claire County Humane Association is pleased with the sentencing outcome in the trial against our former accountant Ms. Nicolle Wilson.  We would like to thank Eau Claire County for investigating and prosecuting Ms. Wilson and holding her accountable for her actions against us, and others in our community. We would also like to thank our supporters for continuing to trust us throughout this time. Although we were fortunate to receive all the money back that Ms. Wilson took from us, the impact of what she did still lives on today. We are thankful that the court system helped bring to justice this case.  As always, if you have any questions regarding this matter or any matter with the Humane Association, please reach out to me at director@eccha.org.

    Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays! 

    WEAU Story

    WQOW Story

  • News - Curbside Adoption Process

    December 1, 2020

    Interested in adopting a new pet? Here's what to do:

    1. View adoptable pets on our website!
    Cats: http://ow.ly/Z9NE50z5Jrh 
    Dogs: http://ow.ly/lKzn50z5Jri 
    Small animals:  http://ow.ly/u9Bi50z5Jrl

    2. Apply Online: http://ow.ly/gjRN50z5Jre

    3. An Eccha adoption coordinator will follow up with you. Adoption forms can be completed before coming to the shelter and we ask that you wait in your car. For meet and greets, please come alone or with one other adult: no kiddos please. *We need to continue to limit social contact to be able to allow for safe adoptions.

    *Please have patience: We are working with limited staff, coordinating with foster families who are bringing pets to the shelter, and spreading out appointments to ensure social distancing, sanitizing, and safety.

    Thank you!

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    December 1, 2020

    1. If you have lost a pet or found an animal, you can submit an online lost/found report on our homepage: https://www.eccha.org/

    2. If you have a question about an adoptable pet, all adoptable animals are listed on our website under the "Adopt" tab and include information & biographies.

    3. If you are in need of any items for your pet, our Community Pet Food Pantry is available Mondays and Fridays from 11:00am - 2:00pm. The actual pantry itself is locked, but please knock on our door and our staff will assist you with a pre-made bag of supplies depending on your pet's needs. More information can be found here: https://youtu.be/rqYvpPeXBFE

    4. We are now able to bring back volunteers! Apply online: https://www.eccha.org/act/volunteer.phtml

    5. We are always accepting foster applications: https://www.eccha.org/act/foster_a_pet.phtml

    6. Curbside adoptions have been created to keep you and our staff safe. Please follow the guidelines provided to you by our adoption counselors for your adoption.

    Thank you so much for your support and patience with our new procedures!

  • News - PSA Pets and Covid-19

    April 30, 2020

  • News - COVID-19 Resources

    April 16, 2020

    ECCHA Press Releases:

    Covid-19 and Pets:

    Being informed and taking precautions is your best course of action.  According to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), "it is important that COVID-19 does not lead to inappropriate measures being taken against domestic or wild animals which might compromise their welfare and health or have a negative impact on biodiversity".  Pet parents under no circumstances should be abandoning their pets because of COVID-19. 

    Veterinary officials worldwide agree that there is no evidence that dogs or cats can become ill from this strain or serve as a carrier of the infection. 

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) is an enveloped virus, meaning that it is relatively easy to kill. Disinfecting surfaces with a bleach based cleaner or one with at least 60% alcohol will kill the virus. If you or another family member is exposed to COVID-19 or becomes sick, it is best to mechanically clean the house and then use a disinfecting product. The person who is sick or exposed should quarantine himself or herself to one room/area. 

     Pet parents should adopt good hygiene habits, such as washing their hands before and after handling pets, their food and supplies, and maintain a clean environment. Bathing your pets is a good idea using a shampoo specifically for pets. Please do not use any disinfectants or human based products on your pet. 

    The ECCHA will continue to be a temporary home for pets in need that have no other resource. If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance, please contact the shelter at info@eccha.org. We are all in this together. 

    ECCHA's Intake of Animals during Covid-19:

    The health and safety of our pets and the community is ECCHA's top priority. Animal shelters are well versed in handling community challenges, disease control, and relying on community collaboration. ECCHA has put into place several protocols and resources to continue to support the community, provide compassionate care for homeless animals, and coordinate with other organizations to promote animal welfare. 

    At this time, ECCHA is recommending that municipalities only respond to high priority/emergency calls. These include injured or sick stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and any animals deemed dangerous. We are asking the community to help find the owners to lost pets and leave healthy stray and community cats be during this crisis. 

    The ECCHA will continue to be a temporary home for pets in need that have no other resource and are in need of immediate care. By not suspending intakes into the shelter, we could quickly run out of space or not have enough staff to care for the animals, which could lead to an increase in euthanasia. We will be reducing intakes in order to keep staff and the community safe as well. We will not be taking in any non-emergency surrenders. We can offer alternatives to surrendering your pet as well as a courtesy post on our Facebook page. Please email ECCHA at info@eccha.org for alternatives to surrendering. 

    ECCHA can offer supplies to help keep pets with their families during this time. Supplies for cats, dogs, and some small animals are available for pick up Mondays and Fridays between 11am-2pm at ECCHA based on our donations. 






  • News - More COVID-19 Resources

    April 15, 2020



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