The Rusk County area really is a great place to eat, play, shop, and live! Whether you are looking to visit for the day, take a vacation, move to the area, or start a business in one of our communities like Ladysmith, Bruce, Conrath, Glen Flora, Hawkins, Lake Holcombe, Sheldon, Tony, or Weyerhaeuser we have something for everyone. Take a look around and see what we have to offer!
Rusk County Animal Shelter
Sheltering, reuniting, re-homing lost and unwanted pets...
The Rusk County Animal Shelter, at 200 Doughty Rd in Ladysmith, Wi, is a full-service shelter, though they do not provide most veterinary services to the public. They shelter and provide supportive care for stray and unwanted domestic animals until they can be reunited with their owners or adopted by new families. They accept surrendered animals when we have space available. There is an in-county surrender fee of $25 per animal, and a $50 per animal out of county fee. Surrenders fees cover only a fraction of the cost of care for each animal they take in, things like shots, deworming, microchipping, and spay/neuter. They also often host spay and neuter clinics through Purple Vet Mobile Clinic, the next one is scheduled for January 20th.
Adopting a dog or cat is a big commitment. Not only are you bringing home a new family member, but you are also making a commitment to give that animal a good home for as long as it lives. They take the adoption process very seriously as they like every dog and cat to not just go to a home, but its FOREVER home – one where it will remain part of the family as long as it lives.
If you are unable to come in during normal business hours, an after-hours or weekend appointment might be arranged depending on availability of staff. With Covid closures please contact the shelter for hours at 715-532-2637.
You can visit ruskanimals.com to check out adoptable pets, make monetary donations, and to see the shelter’s wish list on what product donations they need the most.