The Green Lake Area Animal Shelter was founded in 1993 under a different name. We changed our name in 2005 and began increasing and expanding our services. We are an open admission full service shelter, assisting any pet or pet owner in need. We offer a low cost spay and neuter program, in addition to many other services. Our primary focus is adoption.
We see about 900 to 1,000 animals a year, and routinely partner with other organizations and law enforcement to assist in emergency situations. Our yearly operating budget is roughly $220,000. Every penny is spent toward our mission of caring for homeless cats and dogs. All of our income is in the form of donations, whether it's adoption fees, fundraisers, memorials or donation of supplies.
We employ a small paid staff and have a few dedicated volunteers. A Board of Directors oversees policy and procedure, and the shelter manager supervises all day to day operations.
With customer service as a primary focus, the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter seeks to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption and compassion.
The vision of the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter is a community in which all pets are considered part of the family, are provided with compassionate care, companionship, training, and are spayed or neutered. We also seek to become the Green Lake area's primary facility for pet adoption, and to be considered a reliable, credible resource to address any animal issue.