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We are a local non-profit. We value our animals, manager, and volunteers. Our funding is limited to fundraisers, donations, and grants. Most of our funding is for the care of our animals - vet care, food, daily care, etc. We appreciate your inquiry. We will be fair and open to negotiations.

Summary of duties:
-Will be responsible for every aspect of the business, including animal care, adoptions, cleaning, covering volunteer shifts when needed, social media coverage, working with the public, etc.
-Will work alone, other than volunteers.
-Will have to work some Saturdays.

We are a local non-profit. We value our animals, manager, and volunteers. Our funding is limited to fundraisers, donations, and grants. Most of our funding is for the care of our animals - vet care, food, daily care, etc. We appreciate your inquiry. We will be fair and open to negotiations.

Summary of duties:
-Will be responsible for every aspect of the business, including animal care, adoptions, cleaning, covering volunteer shifts when needed, social media coverage, working with the public, etc.
-Will work alone, other than volunteers.
-Will have to work some Saturdays.
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RABAS strives to find the absolute best fit for the animals under our care, completing background checks, and ensuring the environment where the animal will be living will offer the best outcome for the animal. While RABAS readily accepts animal surrenders when the animal cannot be cared for accordingly and the appropriate surrender requirements have been met, it is the policy of RABAS to reject an adoption application for any individual, regardless of their affiliation to the shelter, that has surrendered a cat or a dog for a minimum of 24 months from the date of the surrender.
Either the RABAS Board of Directors or the Shelter Manager may consider approving an adoption application in less than the 24 month period for extenuating circumstances only.

The adoption fees:
Under six months - $300.00
Six months to one year - $250.00
Over one year - $200.00

 This includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination if age-appropriate, heartworm testing if appropriate, deworming, flea/tick medicine, Bordetella and distemper/parvovirus vaccinations. A microchip is also included.

The adoption fee for an adult cat over one year is $100 (tax included) and a kitten under one year is $125(tax included). This includes spay/neuter, distemper vaccination, deworming, FeLV testing and a rabies vaccination if age-appropriate. If the new owner requests, a microchip is included. (An extra fee may be applied.)

Our organization has done its best to evaluate the health and disposition of the pet(s) you are adopting. However, RABAS can only assure you that the pet(s) you are adopting appeared healthy and was/were suitable for adoption at the time of the adoption. It is possible that he or she has been exposed to diseases that may not show symptoms for several weeks, including diseases that could be transmittable to humans.

RABAS strives to find the absolute best fit for the animals under our care, completing background checks, and ensuring the environment where the animal will be living will offer the best outcome for the animal. While RABAS readily accepts animal surrenders when the animal cannot be cared for accordingly and the appropriate surrender requirements have been met, it is the policy of RABAS to reject an adoption application for any individual, regardless of their affiliation to the shelter, that has surrendered a cat or a dog for a minimum of 24 months from the date of the surrender.

Either the RABAS Board of Directors or the Shelter Manager may consider approving an adoption application in less than the 24 month period for extenuating circumstances only.

Adoptable Pets

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Bella got her forever family!🥰 Good luck Bella


Mr Snuggles went with his forever family and ready to snuggle them up! Good luck

Princess got her forever family !


Haley and Thor got there forever family! Good luck!

Tommy Boy got his forever family !

Mr Snuggles went with his forever family and ready to snuggle them up! Good luck

Sweet PeeWee was happy to pose for her “I got adopted and am going to my new home ” picture.



Thank you for your interest in viewing The most recent pet adoptions from Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter. We hope you schedule your visit soon.







Recent Adoptions

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Bella got her forever family! 🥰  Good luck Bella Mr Snuggles went with his forever family and ready to snuggle them up! Goo...

There are so many ways to get involved! Using your experience, skills, passion, and abilities, we can find the perfect way for YOU to help our animals and staff here at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter!
Our Highest Need Positions:
Dog Kennels: Our dedicated dog volunteers help every day moving dogs, cleaning inside kennels, and exercising our dogs three times a day. We are looking for volunteers willing and able to help provide clean spaces for our dogs. Even committing to just one morning a week is a great help!

Cat Condos Our hard-working cat volunteers need help cleaning the cat condos three times daily. You will also have opportunity to socialize cats during this time. Purrs of gratitude and ears to scratch await as a "thank you" for helping keep our cat rooms cleaned to purr-fection. Like the dog kennel opener, even just one morning a week is a great help!

Housekeeping: Looking for a good, clean opportunity to help animals? Our housekeeping volunteer help to keep up with the dishes, laundry, and light cleaning all throughout the building.

Front Office Assistant: Do you have experience with clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, scanning, answering phones, and greeting visitors? If so, we have plenty of opportunities for you at our front desk.


How to Become a Volunteer
Step 1:
Print out a volunteer application. A link is found on our website, fill it out at home, and bring it to the shelter.  Stop in at the shelter for a copy.

Step 2:
Once your application is received, a Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteer will contact you within 7-10 days to schedule you for a one-time New Volunteer Orientation. Each orientation lasts one hour and gives a general introduction to RABAS, a tour of the facility, and an opportunity to schedule your first training shift based on your area of interest.

Step 3:
Attend your first training shift with the appropriate Staff Lead as you begin your new role at RABAS!

Sometimes things happen in life that are beyond your control. Whether because of landlord problems, allergies, relocation, deployment, financial problems, a death in the family, or something else, you may find yourself with no other choice but to give up your pet.
We know how difficult and heartbreaking making this decision can be.
The good news is that you don’t have to surrender your pet to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, and you can do it in minutes.  We may be able to provide resources to help you keep your pet in your home. For more information about alternatives to surrendering your pet, please call us at 608.380.1559.
Rivers and Bluffs hosts a rehoming community page on our website where you can post your pet for adoption. Nobody knows your pet better than you! You can provide the best description of their personality and pictures of them in a home setting. Additionally, you would be most knowledgeable when talking to a potential new owner about whether the animal would be a good fit for them. Rehoming your pet this way allows them to stay at home in comfortable surroundings while you select the home that you think will be the best for them. This also leaves one more opening at Rivers and Bluffs for those animals without someone to advocate for them.
This rehoming service is NOT intended for the sale of animals or purposely-bred litters. The goal of the rehoming service is for individual owners to find good, permanent homes for their animals, not to sell animals for a profit. You may, however, ask for a donation as a rehoming fee.
All dogs and cats listed through the rehoming service MUST be spayed/neutered if over the age of 6 months. In addition, all animals posted here must be up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations for their particular species, including rabies and distemper.

Click Here to Rehome Your Pet via Rivers and Bluffs Community Listing







On behalf of the animals, we thank you again for your support…our work is possible only through the generous support of people and businesses like you, who help us make a difference in the lives of countless animals and people. Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run charitable organization. We are pleased to announce the following ways to make a donation.

In September, Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter received a donation of two pallets of cat litter and one pallet of dry kitten food from Purina. With over 50 cats currently at the shelter, many of them kittens, these products are "purrfect" for our needs! Thank you, Purina!

Donations

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Memorial tiles is a wonderful way to honor a family member, remember a friend, or commemorate an event with your family. The memorial tile wall is displayed prominently and greets anyone who enters the Shelter.
The tiles are in place on the large wall in the lobby. The wall is very striking and people who have purchased tiles have been coming in to find their tile on the wall.  Profit from these tiles is $5,659.00. Thanks to everyone who ordered a tile. If you would like to order a tile, you can do so. The 2nd promotion has begun. Tiles from the 2nd promotion will be ordered when we have a minimum order of 50 tiles. Tiles can be ordered in memory of or in honor of a beloved pet or family member. Tiles can also be inscribed with a family or business name. The engraved tiles make excellent gifts for the animal lover in your life. Cost of a 4x8 tile is $75 and the cost of an 8x8 tile is $150.
Online order.
Tile order forms are also available at the shelter. You can complete an order form and pay for it while visiting the shelter.

Kwik Trip Gas The sale of these cards can play an important role in funding the monthly operational costs. The Kwik Trip cards can be purchased at the shelter. The cards can be used in the store for products or at the pump for gas. A simple swipe at the pump and you will be on your way without waiting plus you will be helping Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter. We make 5% from every gasoline purchase and an additional 10% for every in-store purchase. Please support Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter through the purchase of the Kwik Trip Cards.

Partnering for Pets – Nelson True Value in Prairie du Chien has offered RABAS an ongoing opportunity to raise funds True Value has printed cards that are available at the shelter. If you purchase wild bird food products or pet products fromTrue Value and present this card at the time of purchase, True Value will donate 10% of the purchase price to RABAS.
But it is up to us to get these cards into the hands of people who purchase pet and wild bird food products from True Value. So, please help spread the word. And then purchasers need to remember to show the card at checkout.

Small Inkjet Cartridges. We only collect the small inkjet cartridges and not the large toner cartridges. Please bring the small inkjet style to the shelter during open hours.

Continuing Fundraisers

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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
PO Box 421
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
460 Cliffwood Dr.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Ph. (608) 380.1559 

Office Manager
officemanager@riversandbluffsanimalshelter.org

General Contact

Contact Us

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Phoneraiser - Please continue to save and donate your old cell phones, smartphones and ink cartridges. They can be dropped off at the shelter, Tender Care Animal Hospital, Radio Shack or Computer Support Plus. Shelly, thank you for your help with this.

Schwan’s and Amazon.Com – To support RABAS by placing an order from Schwan’s, please visit the following website https://schwans.flipgive.com/c/11785#.U7QGs-Z5E31.gmail. Schwan’s will donate 5% of each order placed to RABAS. 

Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Please consider either or both of these fundraisers when shopping online from Schwan’s and Amazon. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

An Additional Way to Help Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter can now be done through an automatic ACH withdrawal from your checking or savings account on a regular basis. This automatic withdrawal can be made for any amount and can be done as often as you would like – weekly, monthly, whatever you would like. These regular donations, no matter how big or small, could easily help Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter with their monthly expenses once the shelter is open.


Another Way to Help is to purchase supplies when you are out shopping or by going online to do so. Things we can use now include clumping cat litter, paper towel, toilet paper, poop bags, 13-gallon trash can liners, liquid hand soap in dispensers for counter tops, copy paper, stamps, and fecal collection tubes. We can also use a few more Kuranda elevated dog beds and Martingale collars in an assortment of sizes – S, M, L. Currently we have enough dog and cat food and treats, bleach, dish soap, dog toys, blankets, and towels.

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

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Mailing Address

Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter

PO Box 421

Prairie du Chien, Wi 53821

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Location:

460 Cliffwood Drive

Prairie du Chien, Wi 53821

Click here for a map

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Office Manager

officemanager@riversandbluffsanimalshelter.org

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Phone (608) 380.1559

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Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-run charitable organization. State License 468354-DS