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Lakeland animal welfare society

P.o. box 1000
Elkhorn, WI 53115
262-723-1000
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User Reviews (43)

  • 1. Disgusting, no ethics!

    by: hcs

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/lakeland-animal-shelter-delavan

    Pros

    NONE

    Cons

    ALL

  • 2. Great Shelter

    by: mymomrox

    This shelter is very amazing, the dogs get everything they need there. I am really impressed. i also LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that they don't euthanize unless an animal is seriously ill ot has no chance. I also love that the kennels are pretty fair sizes so the dogs and cats have some room! i love this shelter but like i said they are running out of room so come take a look and adopt today!!!!

    Pros

    treated VERY WELL

    Cons

    running out of space

  • 3. Lakeland is a blessing!

    by: bandrysczyk

    I know of many people who have volunteered at this shelter and who have adopted animals from here. The people at this shelter are passionate about their jobs and make it their mission to provide the best for their animals. However, they often fall short of necessary supplies and funds to do that! They need your help!

    Pros

    great staff

    Cons

    not enough resources to keep a top-notch facility

  • 4. Terric staff working in elderly facility that needs to be replaced

    by: Pierogi

    I was introduced to Lakeland Animal Shelter by my sister, who is a volunteer. I can't imagine finding a more dedicated group of paid staff and volunteers. \r\n\r\nEveryday these wonderful people work with limited resources to provide for homeless dogs, cats and other animals who have been found wandering along the highways of Walworth County, were brought in by owners who can no longer take care of their pets, and were rescued from abusive situations. Huge efforts are made to save sick or injured animals no matter the cost to the shelter. \r\n\r\nEveryone pitches in to run raffles, dinners, and rummage sales to raise desperately needed funds. They walk dogs and carry cats in holiday parades to get the word out about the Shelter's efforts. Many a weekend, volunteers give up their time off to appear with a selection of animals at any store that will give them some exposure. I have driven up from Chicago on more than a few weekends to help at some of these events because I believe in what these great people are trying to do, which is help as many defenseless animals as possible. \r\n\r\nBy the way, their website is maintained by a volunteer who also takes the terrific pictures displayed at the site.\r\n\r\nThis is an amazing shelter.

    Pros

    You will not find a more dedicated staff

    Cons

    Facility is aging - a new facility is needed

  • 5. 1st visit

    by: aromo68

    Yesterday on March 4th was my son and I's first visit to the Lakeland Animal Welfare Society in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. I was very impressed with the conditions and state of the animals housed in thier facility. The staff was very polite and helpful with questioned asked. Very knowledgable about thier animal and programs. I felt alot of goodness coming from this society and the publics donations that poored in while I visited tells me that those animals are in good hands. Great job and keep up the good work.\r\n Alfred Romo

    Pros

    Friendly and clean

    Cons

    snow

  • 6. Great place to find a pet

    by: eddiefan

    I have adopted a wonderful cat and dog from here. They are great members to our family and the shelter was very helpful with information about this animals. I will always think adoption first because of this great shelter and I tell all my friends to go here first!

    Pros

    great place

    Cons

    need more room

  • 7. Great shelter

    by: prairiecat

    This shelter was very helpful to a ederly friend of mine who could not keep her 3 cats any longer. They took very good care of them and found them good homes.

    Pros

    Very caring ans helpful

    Cons

    None

  • 8. Thank you for our new family member

    by: SteveBetsy

    Very thorough screening process to adopt. This tells me they care where the animals are placed and have their welfare in mind. Knowledgable staff and a great group of volunteers.

    Pros

    Very caring staff and volunteers

    Cons

    None experienced

  • 9. In addition to helping animals, they help the community

    by: Krystina

    LAWS has a low-kill policy and it's obvious, while walking around the shelter, that all the employees and volunteers are attached to every animal there and want to do everything in their power to get them into good homes. On top of helping animals, LAWS is active in its community by being part of the Adopt a Highway program and being a supporter of activities, such as the blood drive. The staff is above and beyond helpful in pairing the right pet to the right family.

    Pros

    Caring staff

    Cons

    Small building

  • 10. WE LOVE L.A.W.S.

    by: Isis13

    We love LAWS, we adopted a stray husky/shelti mix 6 month old dog from them several years ago and had her untill we had to put her down due to old age. We are definitly going back to them for our next family member. They truly need a makeover to be able to continue helping all of the homelss animals in our community. They are a caring, very commited to helping the animals that they care for. Keep up the good work.

    Pros

    friendly , helpful,caring staff

    Cons

    too small of building

  • 11. I visited yesterday

    by: sugarloaf

    lakeland Animal shelter is an excellent shelter with friendly, caring staff. It's where I got my lovable mix, molly. The staff do a wonderful job; however, they seem to have limited space and resources. A makeover would really benefit this organization.

    Pros

    Friendly, caring staff and organized.

    Cons

    Small building

  • 12. I LOVE this shelter

    by: AKotwitz

    I visited LAWS around Christmas time with my boyfriends family. We got to play with the animals and take the dogs outside to play. I thought this was a wonderful shelter and the people who volunteer here REALLLY care about the animals. They really deserve to win this makeover for their shelter!

    Pros

    :)

    Cons

    none

  • 13. We love animals - period!

    by: handsfree3

    We love helping out at Lakeland Animal Shelter. The staff is so nice and it's the first place what I've seen this clean and taken care of. The animal staff really do a super job. We have many volunteers and a variety of project going on all the time. The animals get out in the public as much as possible, even walking in the local Christmas parade in a blinding snow. The dogs and walkers loved it. Thanks Lakeland!

    Pros

    Close to home

    Cons

    My work hours are the same as the shelter, cant be there

  • 14. Best in the business

    by: dlpatten

    The Lakeland Animal Shelter is the only shelter in all of Walworth County. They care for thousands of animals a year in very limited space.\r\nThe staff is so knowledgeable, caring and compassionate and they have given up all their space for the animals.

    Pros

    Extremely knowledgeable staff, very caring and passionate

    Cons

    Not enough space

  • 15. Go LAWS!!!

    by: amyjoy81

    I have been to many different animal shelters throughout Wisconsin and I think LAWS is not only the best shelter, but is the most deserving to win this contest.\n\nThe staff at Lakeland are some of the most dedicated individuals I have ever met. When you go out to Lakeland to see the animals, you may first be shocked by how many the shelter provides care for. But if you look closer, you will also see how happy the animals are. This is unusual I think to see in a shelter. But the staff and volunteers at LAWS want all of the animals to be happy and feel loved every day.\n\nThis shelter has been dealing with an inadequate facility for a long time. But that doesn't stop them from giving the animals the best care possible. They do everything possible to make sure every animal has the best change, not only at survival, but at finding a loving home.\n\nGood luck LAWS!!!

    Pros

    Great staff that put the animals first

    Cons

    space issues

  • 16. lakeland animal shelter

    by: momthestamper

    They are always willing to find homes for every animal that comes through their door. They offer foster homes for the very serious cases that need lots of love before they go to a perminate home. The staff are friendly and knowledgable.

    Pros

    very centrally located

    Cons

    to many animals

  • 17. Lakeland is GREAT!!!

    by: pro4mance

    the staff at lakeland are very caring and dedicated to the animals of walworth county. they have only a small building so it is hard to keep it clean with so many animals, but somehow they find a way. they do a wonderful job with community outreach to promote the shelters presence. we HIGHLY reccomend this shelter.

    Pros

    caring, dedicated, vey clean...

    Cons

    none

  • 18. Lakeland Animal Shelter needs to win the makeover

    by: gregandlarry

    Lakeland Animal Welfare Society is a great animal shelter. They have nice stuff, but they don't have much room. I think that if they had the money, they would use it well, and we could have a great animal shelter. I am hoping that Lakeland will atleast get into the top 20.

    Pros

    they have a great staff and they really care about their animals

    Cons

    they don't have much space, and they are getting crowded

  • 19. Cares About Animals

    by: happyhamsters

    The staff at Lakeland are very friendly and dedicated to their animals. They have done a great job considering the limitations of their building. I think they could do a lot better if they had the million dollars.

    Pros

    staff cares about animals and is very friendly

    Cons

    very small building

  • 20. Very Dedicated Staff

    by: kitties4

    It is amazing what the staff is doing with the space they have. They do so much for the snimals. In spite of the crowding it is very clean and the staff is very friendly.

    Pros

    Extremely Dedicated Staff

    Cons

    Desperately Needs More Space

  • 21. iknow 101

    by: ztT4MP62836692

    As a past volunteer I saw things that were terrible, from throwing away donations because of poor monitering and rotation to allowing employees to be bullied and harrassed, not to mention the nepotism. They are rude to people who come in and have a bad community reputation. If it were not for the animals this is the last place I would like to see win.

    Pros

    The animals are out of the cold.

    Cons

    They need to get someone in there who knows something.

  • 22. Great Place takes good care of animals :)

    by: Dogluver84

    I have volunteed there b4 and I enjoyed it alot :)

    Pros

    Always treats you with a smile and makes sure the animals are taken care of

    Cons

    Too many animals in there sadly :(

  • 23. Lakeland is the best!

    by: hbloom

    This shelter does great work! I moved out of the area about 8 years ago but I went back to Lakeland to adopt the third of my furry children, Bear. The animal shelter nearist me now could take a few lessons from the staff at Lakeland!!

    Pros

    The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Too small!!!

  • 24. These people truly care about the animals!

    by: zoemae

    The staff at this shelter do so much with so little. They desperately need a new building and larger grounds. It would be awesome if they could win the makeover.

    Pros

    Committed to the welfare of the animals.

    Cons

    The building is too small for all they do.

  • 25. A thanks from your community.

    by: 319828459a

    The community would like to thank you for everything that you do for them. Keep up the good work.

    Pros

    Thanks for everything that is done.

    Cons

    None

  • 26. Lakeland Animal Welfare Society - Gives TLC

    by: LoHaas

    As a volunteer I am at the Lakeland Animal Welfare Society often and see the Staff and Volunteers accept animals in need with open arms and give them the best Tender, Loving, Care possible in the dated facility that they must work with. They do all they can to help the animals feel safe, cared for and loved in their new home while they wait for a loving family to adopt them. When this does happen, the Staff carefully checks all adopting families to be sure that the animal they wish to adopt is a good match for them and that they will be able to take care of them. Until then the Animals, Staff, and Volunteers are one big happy family. I have found that being a volunteer for Lakeland Animal Welfare Society is so very, very rewarding!!\n\n

    Pros

    All animals are welcomed and given loving care as long as necessary

    Cons

    Facility is dated and in need of upgrading

  • 27. THE BEST OF ALL

    by: dogzdogz

    Everyone at this shelter truely cares about their animals and their employees are very dedicated. The volunteers that I have met are awesome!

    Pros

    very caring

    Cons

    needs more volunteers

  • 28. Perfect match

    by: detailsinthebay

    Both of my dogs have come from LAWS. Each time we adopted I felt they were most interested in the dog's well being, and felt so lucky to be able to adopt. Each time the new dog was coming into our home as a companion not only to us but to our current dog, and each time LAWS made certain that the dogs would get along by witnessing a visit from the residing dog and the hopeful. I would highly recommend this facility for placing a dog or cat and for finding your perfect match.

    Pros

    These people really care about the animals and finding the perfect match for them with a family.

    Cons

    It's difficult to visit without wanting to bring a few home!

  • 29. Lakeland Animal Welfare Society deserves to win this makeover!

    by: lhammon

    Lakeland Animal Welfare Society is the best place to find a wonderful pet. The staff and volunteers really care about the animals and try their very best to take care of them in the best way possible. This shelter really deserves to win this makeover! They really want to provide their animals with the most up-to date facilities possibles in order to make their homeless animals more comfortable, healthy, and content untill they find their forever homes. I highly recommend you support this shelter.

    Pros

    This shelter really cares about it's homeless pets. Their welfare is their first concern.

    Cons

    The shelter could use more room but does extremely well considering what they have to work with.

  • 30. Where Best Friends Are Made

    by: zjall4ever

    Lakeland Animal Shelter really tries to help each an every animal that comes through it's doors. A professional dog behaviorist comes to look at dogs that the shelter staff thinks are special cases, and each dog is evaulated for any signs of behavior problems, so that they can be worked with and placed with the right family.\r\n\r\nUnlike other shelters there is no time limit for the animals and Lakeland. There have been dogs there for over two years who finally found a happy home. \r\n\r\nIf you are looking for a new companion a trip to Lakeland will not leave you disappointed.

    Pros

    Low-Kill, Knowledgeable Staff

    Cons

    A little overcrowded

  • 31. Great place

    by: eliseio

    The place is a great place to go find an animal. The staff there cares about the animals and knows a lot of them! They actually care for their animals and help them find better homes.

    Pros

    The love for animals

    Cons

    not enough room for all animals that need homes

  • 32. Great Shelter to adopt a pet.

    by: makerofpain

    A wonderful shelter to go adopt your next pet. I would recommend going there. They make sure you and your pets go well together. You will be more than happy with your new best friend.

    Pros

    Great staff and very thorough with adoptions.

    Cons

    None

  • 33. what a great place

    by: mhawley1

    Lakeland animal shelter is a great shelter serving walworth county. They have a lot of responsibility, seeing as they are the only animal shelter in the county. The staff is always extremely friendly and helpful. There is always a great variety of animals to choose from including: dogs, cats, and rabbits. I have been volunteering with lakeland for close to two years now and it has been alot of fun. This is a great place to volunteer your time.

    Pros

    great friendly staff

    Cons

    none

  • 34. They give it at least 100%

    by: julez1

    The staff at this shelter takes the time to get to know each animal. Before placing an animal, careful consideration is given to insure that the animal's needs meet the family's capabilities. When an animal has issues, whether they be medical or behavioral, the staff seeks available resources to remedy those issues.

    Pros

    Caring staff, flexibility

    Cons

    None

  • 35. LAWS

    by: mercedesb

    This shelter is so much fun to volunteer at. i love working w/ each and every animal and love walking to dogs. the attention the volunteers and staff pay to the animals is phenomenal and each animal goes to a good home.

    Pros

    caring, fun, knowledgeable about each animal

    Cons

    limited space

  • 36. The Lakeland Shelter review by me

    by: reneeb8888

    LAWS is a great shelter that cares about the animals and the animals receive wonderful care. It is great to be a volunteer and have the staff open to new ideas and having everyone constantly working on fund-raising to have the funds to give the best care possible to the animals. The volunteers enjoy being a part of the family-finding process for the animals also, and get the opportunity to be involved with the adoptees on occasion also. As all of us at shelters agree, though, it would be a great day to have all the animals in homes and there not be a need for shelters anymore.

    Pros

    Very positive volunteering group, and the lead person, Kristen is open-minded and great to work with.

    Cons

    Limited space for the animals and for walking them.

  • 37. Volunteering is a Beautiful Thing

    by: rtownsend

    This is a great place to volunteer your time when you love animals as my family does. Dog walkers and those who love cats can assist the animal to become adopted in a good home. They need us to get to their permanent family. If you can please help!!! It is great for the animals and good exercise for you!!!

    Pros

    It is all GOOD!!!

    Cons

    NONE

  • 38. WE LOVE OUR MANIMALS!!

    by: karmakills667

    This place rocks!! I worked there as a teenager and found them to be very caring people, especially the manager and kennel attendants. They are very clean and work round the clock. The animals are given as much attention, individual and group, as possible. We even use to stay late to walk them and play with the cats as well. The animals are loved, truly loved, thats a rarity in a shelter.

    Pros

    Friendly staff, clean environments, out door recreation for animals, many dog walkers, play area for cats

    Cons

    Running out of room but who isn't??

  • 39. BEST CARE ANYWHERE!!!!!

    by: MyHouseofPets

    The staff is great and they really care about our Walworth County four legged pals!

    Pros

    They really care

    Cons

    the building is getting smaller everyday

  • 40. A Must Visit Place

    by: scook

    The Lakeland Animal Shelter is a great place to find a friendly sweet animal to adopt. The staff and volunteers are very nice and are willing to help with anything you need. The kennels are kept clean and smell good. They do testing and microchiping to make sure you have a safe and friendly animal. This shelter is a must visit place!

    Pros

    Very Knowledgeable Staff

    Cons

    Small Building

  • 41. A Must See Shelter

    by: scook

    The Lakeland Animal Shelter is a great place to visit and adopt from. The staff are very nice and are willing to help with anything you need. They are also very knowledgeable. The kennels smell good and look clean. The shelter does all types of testing and microchiping to make sure you have a safe animal to bring home. The animals are sweet and fun to play with. You will want to bring them all home. Adoption prices are very good and reasonable. You must visit!

    Pros

    Well Trained Staff, Very Friendly and Clean

    Cons

    Small Building

  • 42. Nice place to go

    by: alex0710

    This is a nice place to go to. The kennels are kept clean and they have great volunteers. The building they are in is old but they work with what they have. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The animals are great as well. They do alot to support themselves and the community as well.

    Pros

    clean, friendly, informative, fun

    Cons

    building needs help, but they work with what they have

  • 43. Aniamls are our friends

    by: lynnmarie8563

    Great place to come and see the animals. Lots to choose from and knowledegable to talk to. We try our best to match potential adopters with what they are looking for. We temperment evaluate all the dogs before they are placed up for adoption so we can safely place them in homes with children we feel they are suitable with. We spay and neuter all animals before they are sent home, distemper and bordetella vaccinations, fiv/felk or heartworm test, fecal check and micropchip. We try our best to get all aniamls placed. We do not have a time limit for animals here, they will stay until they are adopted if they remain healthy and have a good temperment. We love our animals and will do what we need to do for them to get a home!

    Pros

    friendly staff, great animals

    Cons

    need new building