Weston County Humane Society
Our Featured Pet...
Laser LOVES kids, walks well on leash and knows some basic commands. Laser need to be the only pet in the home.
The current Project L.O.V.E.D. program began in November of 2008. The program partners humane society dogs with adult inmates from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp near Newcastle.
We currently have eight dogs enrolled in the program. Each dog is assigned a primary and secondary handler. The dog lives with the primary handler in their room. We believe this basic training (housebroken, crate trained, sit, stay, heel, loose lead walking, down, place, hup, come on recall, finish, stand and touch) makes the dogs more appealing to potential adopters and helps ease the transition for the dog between shelter life and life in a new home. All the dogs in the program are currently available for adoption, but new owners will have to wait until they have completed their training before taking them home. Dogs that are currently in the program or recently graduated, are listed on our website under the title PROJECT LOVED. All of the PROJECT LOVED dogs are spayed or neutered and are up to date on shots before entering the program. Their adoption fee is $75. Transport to other Wyoming communities or surrounding states can sometimes be arranged. Please keep in mind that an application and home check is required prior to adopting one of these wonderful dogs.
We are excited to announce that we are now working with the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk with Project Pen Pals. The women handlers will be teaching their dogs the same basics as the men. So keep an eye out for the dogs that are completing that program.
Who We Are
Weston County Humane Society (WCHS) is located in Newcastle, Wyoming. WCHS was formed in 1982 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized the need for a facility which would provide for the humane treatment of stray and unwanted pets.
As a non-profit organization, WCHS relies on one part-time director and a board of five to eight volunteer board members for day to day operations. It is the only humane society in the northeast corner of Wyoming, serving the needs of Weston County, as well as neighboring communities.
Our mission is to continue to provide shelter for lost or unwanted pets, adoption and placement services for these pets, and community education regarding responsible pet ownership, humane animal treatment and care, while stressing the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals to control pet-overpopulation.
Adopting a friend
If you are interested in meeting and/or adopting one of the animals in our care, please email us at WCHS@vcn.com or call (307) 746-9770 and leave a message.
Within a few days, a representative from WCHS will contact you and send an online application for you to fill out and return, either by email or hard copy. We will review the application and contact you. Home checks are required for out of town adoptions. Transport to certain areas of South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska and Montana are sometimes available. The adoption fee for one of our animals is $75 and $100 if the dog requires transport to its new home. All animals are neutered or spayed and up to date on all shots before being placed in a home.
Come Visit Us!
To visit our facility, take Main Street in Newcastle, east until you intersect with Summit Street. Turn north on Summit. Continue about one quarter of a mile until you see a dirt road veering off to the right. A sign directing you to the humane society is located off to the right.
Weston County Humane Society
P.O. Box 744
Newcastle, WY 82701
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