About Arnell Humane


Arnell Memorial Humane Society is a private, open admission, non-profit animal shelter. As the designated stray holding facility for Polk County, we accept all strays. We also take in surrendered pets by appointment.

Our shelter offers dogs and cats for adoption. We are small enough that we know all of our animals very well and can offer insights and advice to ensure that your pet adoption from us will be a success. We want our animals to become loving family members and a rewarding addition in their new homes.

Arnell is dedicated to the protection of animals by providing information, education, and shelter; encouraging adoptions; promoting responsible pet guardianship; and expanding the human/animal bond.

Arnell is funded through donations, fundraising activities, adoption fees, and compensation as the holding facility for Polk County.

Our shelter is open to the public, Monday - Friday, 12 - 5 pm and Saturdays, 12 - 4 pm.  We are closed Sundays and Holidays.




We are located in Amery, Wisconsin, in southern Polk County, south of Highway 8 and north of WI Highway 64 and Interstate 94. We are approximately a one-hour drive from the Twin Cities.

From US Highway 8:
Traveling east or west on Highway 8, take State Road 46 south through downtown Amery to the third stop light, at Griffin Street. Turn left on Griffin. (Slumberland is on the opposite corner of your turn onto Griffin.) We are in the middle of the first block on the left side.
From WI Highway 64:
Traveling east or west on County Road 64, take WI 46 north at the four corners. (Two gas stations and a restaurant.) Travel north through Deer Park and continue on WI 46 north to Amery. You will enter Amery from the south, with Larson Auto and Riverplace Mall on your right. Turn right at the Griffin Street stop light opposite Slumberland, just after Riverplace Mall. We are in the middle of the first block on the left side of Griffin Street.
From Interstate 94:
Traveling east or west on Interstate 94, take the Baldwin/Amery exit. Follow US Hwy 63 north through Baldwin to the four corners. At the four corners, US 63 turns into WI 46. Follow directions from the four corners in "From WI 64" directions, above.
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