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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@jlf0404 @1029TheHOG He's so cute, it's hard not to get distracted 😆 Thank you for asking!
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@jlf0404 @1029TheHOG Hi there! Striker has what is most likely a congenital deformity in his rear right leg. It doe… https://t.co/DMbuSUVqpy
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RT @1029TheHOG: Mandy: This morning I stopped at @WiscHumane to meet this week's #HOGDog - Striker - available for adoption! Ok, he does ha…
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RT @MarissaMeli: Do you know a child who loves animals? Scholarships for @WiscHumane's summer camp in Green Bay, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, & Raci…
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📣 We’re hiring! 📣 WHS is seeking applicants for open positions at several of our locations. You may be our ideal c… https://t.co/k5gzCiDut5
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RT @CarlDeff: As always, a huge THANK YOU to our amazing @fox6now viewers, who raised $55,000 for @WiscHumane during this year’s Pet Teleth…
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@beckbjj @BitchestheCat @PAWSChicago So fluffy!
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@BrewCityChaser @BitchestheCat @PAWSChicago Sweet girl! ❤️
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@beckbjj @BitchestheCat @PAWSChicago 😍😍😍
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RT @CarlDeff: “The puppies of the snake world.” Does that make you want to adopt a ball python?? Either way, William Snakespeare has an ama…
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RT @EDMSuperGirl: The Wisconsin Humane Society donation drive is happening NOW! Any donations made between 6-10AM will be matched 100%. Let…
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RT @CarlDeff: HOW DO YOU SAY NO TO THIS FACE?!? Shamelessly using another pic of Frittata as we kick off our @fox6now & @WiscHumane Pet Tel…
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