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.


  • PAWS to Remember

    June 1, 2016

    The ECCHA is offering

    This unique Honor and Memorial gift program is a heartfelt way to acknowledge the animal lovers in your life, past and present. "Paws to Remember" celebrates a special person or pet. Your $100 contribution to ECCHA ensures the care, safety, and placement of ECCHA animals in their forever homes. The Paw Plaque will be permanently displayed at ECCHA's lobby in a beautiful homemade show- case. All donors will receive a paw print lapel pin and a certificate showing this honor. 

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  • Eau Claire Humane Association Honors our Life Saving Volunteers

    May 17, 2018

    Eau Claire Humane Association Honors our Life Saving Volunteers

    Like other non- profit organizations, volunteers are the backbone of the Eau Claire County Humane Association.  Volunteers provide many services that help us fulfill our mission and enrich the lives of the animals we care for yearly.  A total of 450 volunteers contributed over 12,000 hours of service in 2017. 

    We honored all of our volunteers on April 24th during our Annual Volunteer Banquet and Meeting and recognized a few that have gone above and beyond for animal welfare. The evening was hosted by the Best Western Plus with a delicious meal. Our guest speaker was Eau Claire Police Officer and Handler Ian O'Connell with K-9 Officer Jake who performed a few demonstrations as well. 

    We are thankful to the following contributing sponsors that provided table raffle baskets allowing ECCHA to raise $560 for pets in need:

    Chippewa Valley Growers, Lee Lee Photography, Wegners CPA, Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation, Green Bay Packers Corporate Giving, Famous Dave's, Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association, The Joynt, Marc-On Shooting, Country Inn & Suites, Green Oasis, Cousin Subs, Imagine Art by Presleigh, and Caradori Pottery.  Volunteers, volunteer award recipients, and staff reservations were sponsored in part by Dr. Daniel and Kerry Kincaid, Christina Thrun, and Nikki Hanna

  • A Huge Fido 32 Thank You!

    May 30, 2018

    32nd Fido & Friends Results

     A huge Fido thirty-two thank you to everyone that came out to Carson Park and supported the shelter on May 19th, 2018. Over three hundred people participated along with fifty volunteers and thirty-five sponsors. We had a great run/walk along with delicious food, fun games and exciting prizes. 

    Please see our sponsorship list below and support these area businesses whenever possible. A special thank you goes out to Smarty Paws Agility for being the Presenting Sponsor. The iHeart Media Team provided radio commercials, door prizes to Country Fest and 3 sets of Milwaukee Brewer's game tickets. Additionally, radio host, Tess Morgan, emceed the event.

    The Fido & Friends Sub-Committee consisted of: Tracy Bush, Nicolette Hanna, Bambridge Peterson, Lynne Shaffer, Christina Thrun and Rolf Ylvisaker. These volunteers along with fifty others made this event a success! We appreciate all of their hard work and support. If you are interested in a 2018 Fido & Friends T-shirt they are available at ECCHA for only $10. 

     Presenting Sponsor ($2,000): Smarty Paws Agility

    Great Dane Sponsors ($500):

    Animal Wellness Center of Buffalo Valley


    Chilson Subaru

    Eau Claire Animal Hospital

    iHeart Media


    Kelly Heating & Electric

    Marc-on Shooting, LLC.

    Northside Pet Hospital

    Scrubs Love

    The Yoga Room

    WQOW - TV 18

    Labrador Sponsors ($300)

    Ann Braue's Canine Training Center

    Area Financial Services

    The Ark Animal Hospital

    Charter Bank

    Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire

    Holiday Vacations


    The Joynt

    Kindness Animal Hospital

    Kelly Heating & Electrical

    Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital

    Pamela J. Veith, Attorney-at-Law

    WESTconsin Credit Union

    Dachshund Sponsors ($150)

    Bravo Salon & Spa, LLC.

    Eau Claire Pet Care

    emBARK, LLC

    The Joynt

    Morrie's Chippewa Valley Mazda

    New Age Inspection, LCC.

    Pure Living, LLC.

    Rex's Canine Training, LLC.

    Tri-Paw'd Pet Care


    American Ice Company

    Indianhead Food Service Distribution

    Sam's Club

    Park Ridge Distributing

    Premium Waters.


    Barks & Recreation



    iHeart Media

    Max & Neo Dog Gear


    Micon Cinemas

    Milwaukee Brewer's

    Mt. Olympus Water Park & Theme Park

    Rex's Canine Training

    Rocky Rococo's Pizza

    Wagner's Lanes

  • Shelley Janke, our new Director!

    August 15, 2018


     The Eau Claire County Humane Association is proud to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director.  Shelley Janke has been name Director and assumed the role in mid-June. Shelley comes to the position after serving for the past 7 years as the Executive Director of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Shelley has over 18 years experience working in the non-profit world and was previously employed in the Chippewa Valley region as the Development Director for the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts and as the Executive Director for Main Street of Menomonie.


    "I am very excited about this opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of such an amazing organization.  There is such passion here and a real vision for the future. The idea of growing the organization and helping more animals find their forever home is so rewarding and exciting and I am looking forward to really diving in head first and working with the board, staff, and volunteers to accomplish our goals!"


    Shelley currently resides in Alma Center, Wisconsin with her husband and three children. In her free time she loves to go boating, spend time outside during the summer months, travel, and hang out with her family.  She currently has a pet cat named Katie and a goldfish that has survived over 6 years since he was won at the local fair!  She recently lost her dog of 10 years "Jynx" and misses her every day.  She applied for the position at the Association the same week her Jynx passed away. 


    The Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) is a 501 [c] 3 non-profit organization that was organized in 1962 in response to a growing need to care for unwanted and abandoned animals. 


    Every year, approximately 2,400 strays and surrendered animals are received by the Eau Claire County Humane Association.  The 16 acres complex located on Old Town House Road and is currently in need of renovation or replacement.


    "I am really looking forward to working towards improving the current building structure and adding space. The organization has done a tremendous job over the past years taking care of our animal populations, but it is apparent that more space is need to accommodate our growing area. It's exciting to think about what the future holds for ECCHA" commented Janke.


    Summer is a very busy month at the Association with over 240 animals in care. For more information on the Eau Claire County Humane Association, or to reach Shelley you can call 715-839-4747 ext. 25 or by email to director@eccha.org.




    Photo Caption - Shelley Janke, the new Executive Director for the Eau Claire County Humane Association poses with one of her favorite dogs currently available for adoption, Flash! 


  • NEW! Barn Cat Project

    July 5, 2017

    If you are interested in supporting this NEW project, please consider making a donation for these homeless cats who are willing to work! DONATE HERE

  • Dog Days of Summer

    August 1, 2018

    Dog Days of Summer

    As summer starts to wind down, the Eau Claire County Humane Association begins to wind up! During this time of year the number of animals here at the shelter peaks.  We are about to enter the Dog Days of Summer, with over 300 animals to care for during late summer and early fall we desperately need YOUR help!

    One of the ways you can help is by making a contribution towards our 'new to us' cargo van.  Because we do not have an onsite veterinarian, the shelter partners with five Eau Claire veterinarians to provide; physical exams, spay/neuter surgeries, dental procedures, and any medical emergencies that may arise. For this reason, a reliable mode of transportation is crucial to the day to day operations here at the shelter. Please consider making a gift to the Eau Claire County Humane Association during the Dog Days of Summer to help fund the new ride for our furry passengers.

    For all of YOU Dog Days of Summer supporters, we have exciting incentives available based on your gifting level. Would you like to name our new ride? Have your pet's picture prominently placed on the outside? How about a free membership?

    Please head on over to our Donate page to make a contribution. 

    Thank you for support and consideration. Stay Cool and See YOU soon!

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    October 13, 2018

    50th Anniversary Postcard


    50th Anniversary Poscard2

    Come celebrate our 50th Birthday!
    Bring the whole family, including your dog(s) to participate in these fun festivities:
    -Access to our walking trails and agility yard
    -Learn about our organization's policies, resources, staff and board of directors
    -Enter the Packer's raffle to win 4 tickets and a parking pass to the December 9th game against the Atlanta Falcons
    - Micro-chipping and Nail Trimming Stations
    -Face painting
    -Tasty Treats
    -Visit with adoptable animals!

  • Holiday Craft and Bake Sale

    November 16, 2018

    Join us at the 31st Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale!

    It will be held at Hickory Hills Golf Course. 

    There will be homemade crafts, gifts and baked goods for you and your pet. 

    Friday, November 16th: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 17th: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 


  • 10th and Final Jail Bailers Musical Comedy Show

    December 14, 2018

    We would like to invite you to the tenth and final Jail Bailers and Friends Musical Comedy Show! Don't miss your last chance to see this wonderful show and partner with the Eau Claire County Humane Association. All proceeds raised from the show will benefit the homeless animals at in their care.

    The show will be held on Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm at the Best Western PLUS in Eau Claire.



  • Become a Member Today!

    November 1, 2018

    Membership Drive Poster

    Your membership will give more animals the chance to live in the comfort of a loving, nurturing, forever home. The best way to become a member is by visiting our website at www.eccha.org. Click on the Donate tab at the top and then go to the "Become a Member" page and fill in the required information. You are also welcome to complete the included membership form and mail it back to us.

    Zowie found her forever home because of one kind stranger, a caring shelter and an adoptive mom that needed an animal to love. Join today and help more Zowie's find their forever home.