Wisconsin Humane Society
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. Founded in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 140 years. WHS is a 501(c)(3) organization and operates animal shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door and Brown Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. WHS annually serves 40,000 animals. We receive no general government funding and we are not part of any national umbrella organization. As the largest shelter in the state of Wisconsin, WHS offers the following specialized services: • A comprehensive adoption program that matches 13,000 homeless animals with new families; there are no time or space limits for any animals in our adoption program. We receive nearly all the area's surrendered animals, as well as animals from local and state animal control facilities, and animals transferred from other shelters. We are the stray animal holding facility for municipalities in Racine, Brown, Door and Ozaukee Counties only. • Affordable spay/neuter services open to the public at the WHS Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. • A pet food bank to assist families with pets through tough financial times. • Youth programs for children and adults designed to teach compassion, respect, and care for animals. • Outreach programming to serve families with pets in underserved areas. A foster program for animals in domestic violence situations. • Dog training classes for dogs and puppies. • A Wildlife Rehabilitation Center that provides rescue, rehabilitation, and release for 5,000 wild animals annually, at our Milwaukee Campus. Core Values Compassion, respect, and kindness. We are compassionate, respectful, and kind, in every interaction with every person and every animal. In a world where rancor is often seen in public discourse and in the animal welfare community, our commitment to compassion, respect, and kindness sets us apart. Positive approach. We are authentically, sincerely, positive. We love this work and are inspired every day by the difference we are able to make and the people and animals we meet. We know there is still sadness and tragedy for many animals, but we believe we are most able to change those conditions when we find ways to feel authentically optimistic. Innovation. We are trailblazing, progressive, innovative, ever-improving, forward-thinking people, proud to be a role model for the best in animal welfare work. We’re willing to try new things and rethink old ways. We are each committed to learning and growing every day of our professional lives,. Professionalism. We are animal welfare professionals, and our standards are really, really high. We believe in strong processes and a focused, strategic, flexible approach to challenges. We know that our mission is real only when we can effectively make it happen.
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RT @Angelcare_AHPR: We'd like you to meet Zeus! He is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society! He is our #rescueoftheweek.…
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9 days ago
Look at this happy little explorer luxuriating in every corner of the kingdom 🥰 https://t.co/lKeDznvn6q
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RT @fh_coffee: Fiddleheads Coffee is proud to collaborate with @Wischumane where for every pound of Puppy Blend sold, $3.00 will be donated…
11 days ago
Thanks to our friends at @SCJohnson, the WHS Racine Campus has plenty of hand sanitizer and brand new dispensers to… https://t.co/Zka37j2z06
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15 days ago
Donations to our foster program are being MATCHED today thanks to some amazing friends of WHS! Your gift of any siz… https://t.co/yWiIHNPan3
17 days ago
@vonBriesen We're so grateful for your many years of support! Thank you, @vonBriesen!
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RT @MarkKassMBJ: Thanks to @vincevitrano @tmj4 for having @WiscHumane @annereed and I on to talk about #PawsandClawsWeek to benefit great o…
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RT @MarkKassMBJ: Thanks to @JohnMercure @620wtmj for having @WiscHumane @annereed and I on to talk about Paws & Claws week to benefit great…
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@MarkKassMBJ We're so lucky to have all three(!) of you on our team! Your dedication knows no bounds and we are tru… https://t.co/mhmN11zmd2
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RT @MarkKassMBJ: Excited to put on my tux today for 1st time in 6 months to record virtual @wischumane Paws & Claws Gala week, which starts…
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