Donate & Help Support Our Cause 

The Eau Claire County Humane Association (ECCHA) receives no funding from any local, state or national organization. We rely on donations from our generous community – people just like you who care about the well-being of homeless, abandoned and neglected animals.

Without your support, we would be unable to fulfill our mission. The staff and Board of Directors are so grateful for any level of giving on behalf of the animals in our care.

Be The Voice Capital Campaign

Be the voice for animals in need by supporting ECCHA in our mission to build a new facility that will help enhance the quality of care we provide for every animal that comes through our doors.

By becoming a member of the Eau Claire County Humane Association, you are not only playing a pivotal role in rescuing more than 2,500 pets annually, but also supporting ECCHA's mission, vision and values through true action. ECCHA members receive a quarterly newsletter and enjoy a 10% price reduction on shelter merchandise.
$100 or more
$250 or more
$500 or more
$1,000 or more

Ways to Give

No amount is too small! All contributions to ECCHA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our Tax ID Number is 39-6125537. No matter the dollar amount, your contributions positively impact the thousands of pets who rely on ECCHA for shelter each year.

Use our secure online donation form to make a one-time gift or commit to a monthly, quarterly or annual donation. Honor the memory of a beloved pet or person by making a donation today.

About the Jay Mettler Emergency Medical Fund

The Jay Mettler Emergency Fund was started because of the need to fund emergency medical procedures, whether for acute illness or to treat traumatic injuries for our animal residents.

Shelter Wishlist

For the time being, ECCHA only accepts donations from our weekly wish list posted every Friday. Construction has officially begun and our main storage building had to be torn down to make room for the equipment. The only unsolicited items we will continue to accept are animal medications, unopened bags of dog or cat food, new dog leashes and non-prescription dog or wet cat food. ALL other items must either be listed on our wish list, or you must call ahead to see if we can use it. We will be turning people away if we cannot use your donation, so save a trip and give us a call!

Items we will always accept:
Unopened bags of dog and cat food
New Dog leashes and collars
Animal Medications
Non-prescription dog and cat wet food

Leave a Legacy

You’re never too young to start planning for the future. Although you may be concentrating on starting your career, growing your business or planning for retirement, now is the perfect time to bequest the Eau Claire County Humane Association as a benefactor in your will or trust.

Several of our supporters have already acted to ensure the future of our organization by becoming a member of the ECCHA Legacy Society, an exclusive group of dedicated supporters who have made planned gifts that will help protect homeless and abused animals in our community for years to come.

What Your Contribution Goes Toward - Real Costs

$10 – The boarding costs for one lost pet
$15 – Boarding fee for a pet in the shelter for one day
$20 – Vaccinate one cat or dog
$25 – 1 bag of dog food
$35 – Help with the adoption fee for one cat
$40 – Pays for a litter box for 100 cats
$50 – Scratching post for 25 cats
$60 – Help with the adoption fee for one dog
$75 – Vaccines for 25 shelter dogs or 5 days of shelter care
$100 – A Kong toy for 10 dogs OR a year of flea/tick prevention for one dog
$105 – The boarding costs for one lost pet
$130 – 10 heart-worm tests for shelter dogs
$150 – Neuter one cat or rabbit
$175 – Microchip 25 dogs or cats
$200 – Neuter one dog or spay one cat or rabbit
$250 – Spay one dog
$320 – Shelter cat litter for one month
$325 – Test 25 cats for Feluekemia
$400 – Dental work on one dog or cat
$500 – Shelter electricity bill for one month


Check out our list of frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please reach out to us.
Do you accept open bags of food?
Yes! As long as it is not expired.
Do you accept gently used items? Toys, dishes, etc.
Yes! We only ask that it is items we can easily sanitize.
Are you county funded?
ECCHA is not county funded. We have contracts with municipalities in the area to board animals, but we do not receive money from the county or city.
Where do you get your funding?
Close to 70% of our funding comes from donations! The remaining 30% is from contracts with municipalities as well as grants.

Contact Us

Whether you’re looking to adopt, volunteer or simply want to chat about your love for animals, we’re all ears (and paws). Contact us today!

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