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Shelter Hours: Monday thru Friday 12 Noon to 5 pm, Saturday 12 Noon to 4 pm, Closed Sunday and Holidays. Directions and map to the shelter can be found at the bottom of this page.
AMHS is primarily funded through donation, fundraising activities and animal adoptions. Partial funding is provided by Polk County dog license fees. AHMS is dedicated to the protection of animals by providing information, education and shelter; encouraging adoptions; promoting responsible pet guardianship, and expanding the human/animal bond.
For those animals that need to be spayed or neutered, an appointment at a participating vet clinic will be made after the adoption has been completed. The animal will remain at the shelter until the day of the surgery and be delivered to the vet clinic by the shelter. New adopters will pick up their new pet from the vet clinic after surgery.
These requirements must be met in order to adopt a pet from AMHS.
* Be at least 18 years of age.
* Have verifiable identification.
* Have landlords consent to bring a pet to your home.
* All adopted pets must be spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter.
* Understand that there may be a 24 hour hold to review your application.
* Understand that AMHS has the right to deny any application.
* Agree to all terms of the adoption contract.
* All pets must leave the shelter on a collar and leash, or in a pet carrier. (These are provided for sale at the shelter.)
Adoption Fees are different for each animal. There are too many factors to consider, as each animal's requirements for a second chance are different. Our prices reflect the care given to all of the animals.
All of our animals recieve their first set of shots, worming and parasite control. A free health exam certificate will be given, upon adoption. This certificate will allow the adopter to take their pet to any of the participating vet clinics in Polk County for a free health exam.
AMHS is located in Amery, Wisconsin. Amery is located in the southern portion of Polk County, South of Highway 8 and North of County Rd. 64 and Interstate 94. We are approximately 45 minutes to one hours drive from the Twin Cities.
From Highway 8: Traveling East or West on Highway 8, take County Rd. 46 South through downtown Amery and continue out of town. Take a Left at the Griffin St. stop light (Slumberland is on the opposite corner of your turn onto Griffin.) We are in the middle of the first block, on the left side of Griffin St.
From County Rd. 64: Traveling East or West on Cty Rd. 64, take County Rd. 46 North at the Four Corners. (Two gas stations and a restaurant.) You will travel North through Deer Park and continue on 46N to Amery. You will enter Amery from the South, Larsen Auto and Riverplace Mall on your right. Take a Right at the stop light on Griffin St., opposite Slumberland, just after Riverplace Mall. We are in the middle of the first block, on the left side of Griffin St.
From Interstate 94: Traveling East of West on Interstate 94, take the Baldwin/Amery Exit. Follow County Rd. 63 North through Baldwin and onto Four Corners. At Four Corners, 63 turns into 46. Follow directions from Four Corners in "From County Rd. 64" directions, above.
Monday - Friday 12 Noon - 5 pm
Saturday 12 Noon - 4 pm
Sunday and Holidays Closed