The Brown County Humane Society is a private, volunteer-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Brown County's dogs and cats. With a passion for humane care & education, BCHS operates the county's only animal shelter, accepting and placing all county animals except those deemed too vicious or ill to save. Despite its small size & budget, BCHS rehomes over 95% of the animals it receives, placing it in the top tier of shelters nationally. Though it derives only a small percentage of its operating budget from municipal sources, BCHS partners with county animal control to rescue and shelter homeless and lost pets. It also operates a vital, low-cost spay/neuter/vaccine and outreach program, "S.P.O.T.", which has since 2010 successfully halved the number of animals being admitted to the shelter. BCHS is currently training a neighboring, rural county in effective, low-cost spay/neuter and outreach modeled after "S.P.O.T.".