Emergency Information

The Humane Society of Portage County is NOT an emergency center.

  • If your emergency is a human emergency where someone needs help right away because of an injury or immediate dangerdial 911.
  • If you see a pet / domesticated animal in immediate danger contact the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center:
    Address: 1500 Strongs Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481
    Hours: Open 24 hours
    Phone: (715) 346-1400 (non emergency number)
  • If you are concerned about a pet / domesticated animal’s well-being  contact the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center:
    Address: 1500 Strongs Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481
    Hours: Open 24 hours
    Phone: (715) 346-1400 (non emergency number)
    or
    call and leave a message for the Humane Officer Team at 715-344-6012 ext 305

 

injured labrador retriever at vet

Pet Medical Emergency

If a pet you are responsible for has a medical emergency,  call your local veterinarian. If your local veterinarian is unavailable, contact an area emergency veterinary service such as:

BluePearl Pet Hospital, also known as Fox Valley Animal Referral Center
bluepearlvet.com
Address: 4706 New Horizons Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (920) 993-9193

Wildlife Emergency

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provides the following information:

Contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator immediately if you have determined that a wild animal is sick, injured or truly orphaned. Never attempt to rehabilitate wildlife on your own. Wisconsin’s licensed wildlife rehabilitators are specially trained to provide temporary care and treatment to wild animals for the purpose of release back into the wild. Additional information and a directory of wildlife rehabilitators can be found on the Wisconsin DNR website.

Animal Bite

Seek medical attention for any injured human. The severity of the bite should help you determine your next step:

  • Call your doctor
  • Seek help at an urgent care provider
  • Seek help at a hospital emergency room

Contact the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center:
Address: 1500 Strongs Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (715) 346-1400 (non emergency number)

Seek medical attention for any injured animal. The severity of the bite should help you determine your next step:

  • Call your local veterinarian.
  • If your local veterinarian is unavailable, and the injury requires attention, contact an area emergency veterinary service such as:

BluePearl Pet Hospital, also known as Fox Valley Animal Referral Center
bluepearlvet.com
Address: 4706 New Horizons Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (920) 993-9193

Animal Control Issues

Lost or found pets, animals running at large, barking dogs and other animal control issues are important but are not handled with the same urgency as medical emergencies.

Please contact  the Portage County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center:
Address: 1500 Strongs Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: (715) 346-1400 (non emergency number)

Or leave a message for the Humane Officer Team at 715-344-6012 extension 305