About

The Lakeland Shelter— (LAS)—is a non-profit organization located at 3551 State Road 67 in Delavan, Wisconsin. Our skilled and committed staff, with the help of 50-75 dedicated volunteers, care for over 2,500 homeless animals annually from the southeastern Wisconsin area. Our ultimate goal for these animals is to reunite them with their owners or find suitable new adopted homes. 

Services that we currently provide the community include:

  • Care and intake of stray, abandoned and unwanted animals
  • Animal Cruelty and neglect investigation
  • Adoption placement services for unclaimed and unwanted pets
  • Animal Rescue assistance to local Law Enforcement agencies
  • Education Services on the subject of humane animal care

Of the stray animals that we accept each year, intake is not limited based on health, temperament or age. This means that at any given time we have an in-shelter dog population of 40 to 60 dogs and a combination in-shelter/in-foster cat population that consists of 150 to 400 cats. Each of these animals is treated with respect, kindness, and compassion throughout their stay with us, which can range for 1 week to more than a year in some cases. In our eyes, each animal is an individual, and given individual consideration. With that in mind, we have no time limit on how long we house and care for each animal.

If you need to surrender your pet, you must call and schedule an appointment with our front desk staff. We are unable to accept pets over 8 years of age, animals who display aggression towards people or other animals, or animals with a bite history. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 262-723-1000.

Over 70% of our annual funding to support these programs and service comes from private donors such as you. Without this support, we would no longer be able to provide this quality care to the homeless animals of our community. That's why we need your help. Please go to our Donation section to see all of the ways that you can donate now.