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Memorial bricks

Be a part of WHS's sidewalk of the stars

 Bordering the walkways of the main entrances at our Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Campuses are personalized bricks featuring tributes to well-loved people and animals. The bricks provide a great opportunity to honor or memorialize a family member, friend or animal companion while supporting the lifesaving work of WHS. Bricks come in two sizes:

  • A gift of $250.00 will fund a 4" x 8" personalized brick, and
  • A gift of $500.00 will fund an 8" x 8" personalized brick.

To fill out a brick order form, click here. After you have submitted your completed form, you will be contacted by the WHS Development Department for us to retrieve payment and to review the order form. You may also call us directly at (414) 431-6270 to order a brick or to have your questions answered! 

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Workplace Giving

Many employers sponsor annual workplace giving campaigns through which employees can elect to make payroll deductions to selected charities.  Others will make a gift in honor of an employee's volunteer service hours. There are many ways local businesses support the Wisconsin Humane Society. Ask your HR department if your company participates in these programs and if not, encourage your employer to give back through workplace giving. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Mueller. Thank you for your support!

Matching Gifts

Many generous employers in the Milwaukee area encourage charitable contributions by matching your gift dollar for dollar. Companies such as Harley Davidson, Assurant Health, Johnson Controls and many others participate in matching gifts programs and make a positive impact in our community. Check with your company to find out if they offer this great opportunity!

Company Grants for Volunteer Service

Some employers will give grants to organizations where their employees volunteer. Ask your Human Resources department if this is available at your company and how you can take advantage of this opportunity to help us even more.

 Does your company participate in United Way or Community Shares?

If your employer participates in a United Way or Community Shares workplace giving campaign, you can support Wisconsin Humane Society through simple payroll deduction! WHS is proud to be a Community Shares Member Organization, and though we are not listed as a United Way agency, you may select “Donors Choice” and designate your dollars by writing in “Wisconsin Humane Society” on your pledge form.

Work For a Government Agency?

If so, you may be able to give to WHS through payroll deduction in your Combined Giving Campaign. Encourage your co-workers to designate their pledge to WHS, too  -  oftentimes, the biggest reason people don’t give is that they aren’t asked. Find our organization information easily by looking under the “Community Shares” umbrella in the pledge brochure. Thank you!

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Join our Society Clubs!

We invite you to join one of our society clubs today and help us build a better tomorrow for animals.

When making an annual gift of $500 or more, you become a member of an esteemed group of people that is changing our community for the better. Your membership will provide rewarding benefits for you and a solid foundation for animals.

Benefits of joining include invitations to exclusive WHS events, sneak peeks at the latest WHS news and special opportunities, regular updates, and more.

When you have decided which society club level is right for you, simply click here to make your donation over the web. Our SECURE, online donation form makes it easy to offer your support right now. Club membership is renewed annually and is based upon your total annual gifts.

 

Lifesaver Club
$500-$999 
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  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter
Henry Bergh Club 
$1,000-$2,499 
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  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter 
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour 
  • Director’s Talk- quarterly leadership calls with Executive Director
Caregiver Club 
$2,500-4,999 
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  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board Discount coupon to Animal Antics
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler  e-newsletter
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour
  • Director’s Talk- quarterly leadership calls with Executive Director
  • Online animal sponsorship
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event
Protector Club 
$5,000-9,999  
JOIN NOW!
  •  Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter  
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour Director’s Talk- quarterly leadership calls with Executive Director 
  • Online animal sponsorship 
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event
  • 30 minute animal training consultation Humane education presentation at a school of your choice
Champion Club 
$10,000+  
JOIN NOW!
  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter 
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour 
  • Director’s Talk- quarterly leadership calls with Executive Director 
  • Online animal sponsorship 
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event 
  • 30 minute animal training consultation 
  • Humane education presentation at a school of your choice
  • Special invitation to join a WHS expert on a wildlife release
Director’s Circle   $25,000 + 
JOIN NOW!
  • Your name displayed on a donor recognition board 
  • Discount coupon to Animal Antics 
  • Subscriptions to the Inside Scoop, exclusive donor newsletter, Critter Chronicles newsletter, and Howler e-newsletter 
  • Behind-the-scenes Director’s Tour  
  • Director’s Talk- quarterly leadership calls with Executive Director 
  • Online animal sponsorship 
  • Special invitation to a WHS annual appreciation event 
  • 30 minute animal training consultation  
  • Humane education presentation at a school of your choice  
  • Special invitation to join a WHS expert on a wildlife release 
  • Luncheon and presentation with Executive Director and Board of Directors President 
  • Personally engraved Henry Bergh statue
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Monthly Giving - Constant Companion Program

Join the Wisconsin Humane Society as a monthly supporter and become one of our newest Constant Companions.

It's simple! You never have to remember to write a check or mail an envelope. You determine the amount that you'd like to contribute monthly and WHS does the rest. Just click on this form to start: monthlygiving.pdf  It's an excellent way to put more of your contribution to work for animals!

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Sponsor an Animal

The Wisconsin Humane Society is grateful to individuals who show their compassion by sponsoring an animal.

Through generous donations of $50 or more, an animal of your choice will be provided with food, shelter and veterinary care prior to being placed into a new and loving home. If you would like to sponsor an animal, please click here for the Sponsor Form. You can even chose to be a monthly angel sponsor!

View our gallery of sponsored animals here!

Wild Animal Sponsorships
If you are interested in sponsoring a wild animal who was being treated in our wildlife hospital, click here to see those who have received care through support from generous donors like you.

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Autos for Animals

Donate Your Auto for Animals!

Are you thinking about trading in your car, boat or RV? Why not donate it instead? The Wisconsin Humane Society has a vehicle donation program that allows you to receive a tax deduction and help animals at the same time. WHS will sell the vehicle and use the proceeds to help animals

Vehicle donations to WHS are 100% tax deductible. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions or call 1-800-240-0160. To donate your vehicle, simply fill out a form by clicking here and someone will contact you.

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Naming Opportunities

The Wisconsin Humane Society is honored to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to our many lifesaving programs and services.

Did you know that you can have a tree planted and named for yourself or someone else at the Ozaukee or Milwaukee Campuses? Learn about Ozaukee Campus naming opportunities. Naming opportunities are also available at our Milwaukee and Racine Campuses, as well as our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. If you are interested in a naming opportunity, please contact Jenny Mueller at 414-431-6128 or jmueller@wihumane.org.

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Recycle for Cash!

Are you interested in helping to save animals and the environment at the same time?

You would be amazed at the things you have laying around the home, basement, and garage that can be recycled for cash! The Wisconsin Humane Society and Action Recyclers have teamed up to give you the chance to donate your scrap metal and help animals at the same time. Here is the process:

  • Collect any unwanted items and bring them to Action Recyclers.  Please do not bring these prohibited items.
  • When you drop off your items, inform Action Recyclers that you want your donation to go towards the Wisconsin Humane Society. 
  • Upon the completion of the donation, you will retrieve your voucher indicating the value and the type of item(s). This voucher may be kept for your personal records.

Drop off your items at:
Cimco Recycling
5329 W. State Street
(414) 671-5777

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Donate your Cell phone!

Wondering what to do with your old cell phone?

Don’t throw it away! Your phone can help animals at the shelter.  The Wisconsin Humane Society participates in a cell phone recycling program. This program helps protect the environment by keeping these recyclable items out of landfills, while at the same time bringing in funds to help animals in our community.

WHS can earn up to $100 per phone! You can drop off your phone during our business hours. If you have any questions, please contact our Development Department at 414-431-6270 or email.

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Memorial Donations

Losing a beloved companion animal can be incredibly difficult, but sharing memories of your friend is a touching way to honor his or her presence in your life.

These memorial pages celebrate the joy, love and meaning that companion animals bring to our lives.

The Wisconsin Humane Society offers these custom-created webpages to serve as memorials for our companions. For each $50 donation, we showcase honorees on a webpage with your text and up to five photos. Each page will stay on our website for one year from the date it is published. Because these are custom-created, we will need 2-3 business days to complete each page.

We also offer a permanent resting place for your companion animals. Find out more about purchasing a niche in Lorraine's Garden at the Wisconsin Humane Society.

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Planned Gifts

Planning for Your Future and the Future of Animals

The decision to include the Wisconsin Humane Society in your estate plans shows a sincere commitment to animals and a desire for your legacy of love to continue for years to come.

Estate gifts, commonly called "planned gifts" include bequests, securities, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement accounts and more. With thoughtful planning, you can create win-win solutions for you and the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Please consider us in your estate plans, future generations depend on the important decisions you make today. Learn more here on our comprehensive planned giving site. 

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Furry Friend Food Program

The Wisconsin Humane Society believes that tight financial times should not break the bonds of love and companionship between people and their companion animals. The Wisconsin Humane Society temporarily provides Furry Friend Food for individuals who are struggling to provide food for their animals and who demonstrate a financial need. This program has helped many people keep their animals and provide them with proper nutrition.  For more information, or to see if you qualify, please call 414-431-6263. You can also apply online, using our Furry Friend Food Application.

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Community Shares

The Wisconsin Humane Society is part of a workplace giving organization called Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee. Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee (formerly ACHOICE) is Milwaukee’s only workplace giving federation with an emphasis on Social Change, Economic Justice and Environmental Awareness – with its focus completely on conditions in metropolitan Milwaukee. Founded in 1981, its mission is to build a community that ensures social equity and a healthy environment by connecting donors with issues they are passionate about. Its agencies address a range of issues including: animal welfare, crime and drug abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia, unemployment, the environment, urban violence, homelessness, civil liberties, housing, voter education, child abuse, needs of the elderly and the education of our children.

For more information about how your company can participate in Community Shares, email or call our development department at (414) 431-6128. 

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Community Events/Fundraisers

Are you looking to host an event or fundraiser benefiting WHS? If so, please visit our Community Events/Fundaisers page. If you're looking for tips or ideas, or how to get listed among other fundraisers on our website, check it out!  Thank you so much for your generosity and compassion.

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Hope's Lights 2014

Each year we illuminate the shelter and grounds at the Wisconsin Humane Society with holiday lights in honor and in memory of special people and animals in our lives. Please help us kick off the season of giving with a gift to Hope’s Lights. Every $25 light makes a real difference in the life of an animal.

Will you give hope to animals like me? Donate Today!