FVHA Mission

Removing barriers for pets and their people by providing a continuum of expert care, education, and connections to community resources.

FVHA Vision

Improved lives of pets and their people within our community and strengthen the animal bond.

 

FVHA History

1891

Founded as the Appleton Humane Society, making it the second oldest humane society in Wisconsin.

1929

Renamed Outagamie County Humane Society by a small group of concerned citizens. During the next 20 years members cared for stray and unwanted animals in their homes and accepted no public funds.

1949

City of Appleton turned its dog pound over to the society. 

1951

The Outagamie County Humane Society was built on Newberry Street in Appleton next to the waste water treatment plant.

1962

 The city maintained the building; the society ran the business. The shelter moved again next to the Mackville landfill.

1983

The newly constructed West Brewster Street facility opened.

1989

The Outagamie County Humane Society became Fox Valley Humane Association.

2005

The ark shaped Susan Schuster Pet Resource Center opened at current location. The 21,000 sq ft Center was built to include a community room, wellness center, private “get-aquatinted rooms” for people meeting potential pets, kennels and cages where the pets reside until they are adopted.

2008

Surgical Suite added, FVHA now has the ability to spay and neuter all cat and dogs in house prior to adoption.

2019

Partnership with Fox Valley Technical College was formed. The community room was converted to an education room for students. The partnership allows students to earn a Certified Veterinary Technician degree while practicing hands-on skills with FVHAs experienced medical team, in our modern facility.

TODAY

FVHA cares for more than 4,000 pets annually, and that number continues to rise. We continue to evolve to best serve the needs of the animals and people in the community. The organization is recognized as a leader in animal care/management, and for its outstanding educational programs in the Fox Valley.