Be a Voice for the Animals
can’t speak for themselves, so they need you
to be their voice. The choices you make as an individual can make an
impact on the lives of animals. Even small actions can make a big difference for animals! Below are some ways you can help us create a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.
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indicates that there is a link between animal abuse
and other types of violence towards humans. Studies
show that those who abuse animals are more likely
to commit other acts of violence as well. Animal
abuse doesn’t just hurt animals; it hurts
us all. Work to end animal abuse is work to end
the cycle of violence.
the Animals Around You
witness animal abuse, call your local police department.
Click here for information about reporting abuse.
your time at the Wisconsin Humane Society or an
animal welfare organization in your community. As
a volunteer, you have a direct impact on the lives
Humane Society relies on the generosity of people like you to help thousands of animals in need each year.
Promote the Spay/Neuter Assistance
Humane Society’s SNAP program provides low-cost
spay and neuter services for animals from low-income households.
Be a Responsible Animal Guardian
Lead by example by properly caring
for your own companion animal and fulfilling
her need for love and attention, food and water,
exercise and regular visits to the veterinarian.
wild animals are brought to the Wisconsin Humane
Society’s rehabilitation center suffering
from injuries or illnesses, many accidentally or
purposefully caused by people. Learn more about
what you can do to help wildlife from suffering
Get Active in Your Community
neighborhood and City Council meetings and address
any animal concerns raised. Be a voice that protects
animals in local codes and issues being discussed.
If questions arise or you think your neighborhood
could benefit from the Wisconsin Humane Society's information or services, please email
Know Your Legislators
represents you on the local, state and national
level and contact them when you want to voice your
support or concern about a piece of legislation
affecting animals. To keep updated on upcoming legislation,
regularly check our legislative
the Guardian Animal Network
the Guardian Animal Network to keep updated on local
animal advocacy issues. Guardian members are an
integral part of our work to advocate for animal’s
safety in Milwaukee.
and magazines about animal issues and share the
information you learn and resources with friends,
family and neighbors. There are many great resources
Use cruelty-free personal care products. You may also want to write a letter
to your favorite beauty/cosmetics company expressing
your concern with animal testing and asking them
to not use animal testing.
the Marketing or Research & Development Department
of (insert company name):
frequently use your products and hope to continue
purchasing them in the future; however, I am deeply
concerned about the use of animals to test beauty/cosmetic
products. I would like to know your policy on this
important issue. Neither the Food & Drug Administration
nor the Consumer Products Safety Commission require
that animal testing be used and there are other
testing opportunities that do not involve animals.
encourage you to neither conduct nor commission
any animal testing and to make agreements with the
suppliers you use to end that practice as well.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Your stance against animal testing will ensure that
concerned consumers like me can continue to enjoy
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Eat a Compassionate
eggs and other animal products with the Free Farmed
label, so that you know the animals involved were
treated humanely. If your grocery store does not
stock these items, ask them why not and explain
why animal-friendly food practices are important