We believe that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law.    We provide animal rescue, animal placement and animal protection.  We are fortunate that in Vernon County we do not see a lot of animal cruelty cases.  Our resources are primarily used for shelter intake and surrender.  Navigate to our Adoption page for animals ready for their forever home.


Our Mission

Our Mission is to rescue.  Our dream is that one day we won't have to.

Core values

In support of the organization, the following are core values of the Driftless Humane Society.

  • Be good to animals.
  • Be compassionate and empathetic in every decision and interaction.
  • Be honest.  Have integrity.
  • Be fiscally responsible and accountable.
  • Lead by example and with excellence.


The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
— Gandhi

2017 Shelter successes

Adoptions:    64 cats and 41 dogs

Reunited with Owner:  2 cats and 63 dogs