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Rabbit Adoption Fee Discount

The Wisconsin Humane Society currently has many adoptable rabbits looking for homes this November. This month, all rabbit adoption fees are reduced by 50%!

Adopt a Senior Month

The Wisconsin Humane Society currently has many adoptable senior companion animals looking for homes. Think a sweet senior animal might be the perfect companion for you? Check out the Wisconsin Humane Society’s top five reasons to adopt a senior animal here.

ASPCA $100K Challenge

WHS has been chosen as the only shelter in Wisconsin to participate in the Save More Lives – ASPCA $100K Challenge, competing for a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Learn how to help Milwaukee win, about events and special promotions on the WHS ASPCA100K web page.

Oreo Update

Donate to Oreo's fund. He is a little puppy at WHS who is in treatment for a fractured leg.

NEW Free Seminar: Your First Meeting with an Estate Planning Attorney

How do you take the first step toward planning your estate? How do you include your favorite charities in your estate plans? What do you bring to that first meeting to discuss your will? Learn more about this great seminar, presesented by Attorney Amalia Todryk from Quarles & Brady.

Dr. Patricia McConnell Returns for Milwaukee Lecture

The Wisconsin Humane Society is hosting a lecture by internationally-known author and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Dr. Patricia McConnell, on the topic, Happy and Healthy Play between People and Dogs, on Thursday, June 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Over a Dozen Baby Ducklings Left Orphaned When Driver Runs Down Mom on Highway 100

She was simply trying to cross the road with her baby ducklings in tow, but a driver ran her down and struck the Mallard mom earlier Friday morning on Highway 100, killing her. A few stunned passersby stopped to scoop up the babies and one Good Samaritan brought them to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Read more...

You can donate to help us care for the orphaned baby ducklings. Just write "Orphaned Ducklings" in the comments section. Thank you!

Wish List Supplies Collected by Kind Kid

Special thanks to Bailey, who attends Kosciuszko Elementary School in Cudahy. Bailey completed a Miss St. Francis Ambassador Princess service project by gathering a variety of wish list items for the animals at WHS. 

Therapy Dog Class Graduates

Congratulations to Bev R. & Lilly; Courtney S. & Maddie; Jennette C. & Bria; Liz A. & Bella; Maria C. & Ruby; and Rachelle L. & Kendra! They are the latest teams to graduate from the WHS Therapy Dog Class. After undergoing rigorous training and evaluation, these teams are ready to volunteer with their wonderful dogs in local hospitals, nursing homes, schools and even in WHS children’s programs. Congratulations, teams!

November Adoption Promotion

All month long, WHS will be offering great incentives to adopt, including a chance to win waived adoption fees, free behavior seminars, or discounts off products in Animal Antics! Learn more, and help us find homes for 800 animals this month. View photos of every November adoption, too!

WIngs Program to Air on "In Wisconsin" TV Show

On Thursday, November 5 at 7pm, Wisconsin Public TV's show "In Wisconsin" will feature a story about the Wisconsin Humane Society's "WIngs" program and the problem of bird window collisions. A second segment on this topic will air the following week, also.

Paul Nustra proposed to Amelia Pantone at the Wisconsin Humane Society

On Thursday, November 5, Paul Nustra proposed to Amelia Pantone at the Wisconsin Humane Society during Amelia’s volunteer shift at the shelter! Paul displayed animal-themed posters around the shelter that led her into Dogtown and through Toto Trail. She found Paul on one knee at the end of her romantic route. Amelia said “yes!” Congratulations to the happy couple, and thanks for making WHS part of this special proposal!

Eagle Scout Raises $9,500 in Donations for WHS

Ryan Creekmur stopped by WHS on Tuesday, October 20 to drop off donations that he and fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 506 had collected from homes in the greater Greendale area. Amazingly, Ryan collected $9,500 worth of specifically requested items from the WHS Wish List! Thank you Ryan and all of Troop 506!

Therapy Dog Class Graduates

Congratulations to Stephanie Quade & Nola; Brenda Lever & JoJo; Kathy Gibowski & Phoenix; and Linda Freitag & Octavia! They are the first teams to graduate from WHS’ new Therapy Dog Class. After undergoing rigorous training and evaluation, these teams are ready to volunteer with their wonderful dogs in local hospitals, nursing homes, schools and even in WHS children’s programs. Way to go, teams!

NFL Cats

SEPTEMBER 2009: This season, all of the cats at the Wisconsin Humane Society are named after the players from their favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. These cats, including Aaron Rodgers, Donald Driver and Curly Lambeau, are now available for adoption!

WHS Open House & Adopt-a-Thon

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.! WHS is inviting dogs and their families to an Adopt-a-Thon and Open House to celebrate our 130th Anniversary. Over the weekend, help us find homes for 130 animals!

There will be fun activities for dogs, adults and children, including: Bone Dig, Agility Course, Jackson "Paw-lock" Paw Paintings, Photographs, Spin the Wheel for Prizes, Face Painting, Ask the Expert, Portable Pet Groomers, Free Seminars, Kids Crafts, WHS Top Model Runway Parade, Shelter Tours... plus more!

Registration is not required and well-socialized, vaccinated dogs are welcome to attend!

Classical Concert for Canines at Lakefront

Bring your dog to celebrate the Labor Day weekend with Milwaukee’s free “Classical Concert for Canines” at the new Coast Guard Pavilion, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, on Friday, September 4 at 5:00 p.m. Cellist Jane Hollander and pianist Wayne Wildman will perform. The first eight donors of $25 or more to WHS can make a "doggie dedication" on-screen during the concert. Those interested in showing a photo of their pet for the "doggie dedication" should bring a flash drive with an electronic image of their dog, and a few sentences describing their pooch! 

Bring Buddy for Some Fun at Northpoint!

We had so much fun at Northpoint Snack Bar back in June that we're headed to the beach again! Join WHS at Bartolotta's Northpoint Snack Bar at Bradford Beach, 2400 Lincoln Memorial Drive, on Thursday, August 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bring your well-socialized dogs for some fun on the beach and help raise funds for shelter animals. Bartolotta's Northpoint Snack Bar will be donating proceeds from food sales to WHS!

Handmade Dog Toys Brighten the Day!

Special thanks to Michaela Powell who has been bringing handmade fleece dog toys to the Wisconsin Humane Society on a regular basis for over a year! The most recent donations were distributed among dogs in adoption, who loved the colorful toys. Not only do toys keep dogs active, they stimulate their minds and keep them happy! Are you a kid interested in ways to help the animals at the shelter?

Students Raise Nearly $7,000 for Wisconsin Humane Society

Greendale Middle School held a “Tune Out” fundraiser to benefit the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society……and raised $6,725! Twenty-six students and two teachers made it 92 days (yes…3 MONTHS!) without Internet, TV, texting, video games, etc. Two teachers also bet the kids that if they reached their goal of $6,000, they would get green Mohawks!

Pup & Sup Dinner

On Sunday, July 19, bring your dog for a very special wine tasting dinner hosted by Bartolotta Catering at Pier Wisconsin. Dogs are invited to accompany their guardians throughout dinner, although crates will be available for dogs who would rather spend some quality time with a tasty peanut butter-filled Kong! The casual-dress event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the cost is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. $20 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Victoria Wellens Memorial Fund at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Attendees are not required to bring a dog. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and well-socialized. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 414-765-8610. 

Feasting for Fido

The Wisconsin Humane Society's first-ever Feasting for Fido restaurant tasting fundraiser was a tremendous success! Nearly 500 people enjoyed vegetarian samples from Milwaukee's finest restaurants. Celebrity judges Sue Black, Phil Cianciola and Nicole Koglin crowned three winning restaurants, too. Bartolotta's won best animal-themed presentation; Water Buffalo won best restaurant sample and Simma's cheesecake took the cake in most unique plate presentation!

The evening included tastings from 25 restaurants, wines, locally-crafted beer, festive music and a raffle. Thank you to all of the vendors and volunteers who participated in this fantastic event. Special thanks to MillerCoors and Karl's Rentals for their especially generous contributions.

Local Girl Scouts Donate to Help Animals

Troop #1421 (Brown Deer) worked to earn a Silver Award by making cozy fleece blankets for the dogs and cats in adoption. They also held a bake sale and raised money to buy products in Animal Antics , the WHS retail store. Not only did their new purchases go right back to help animals, but the proceeds from the store did, too!

Troop #1266 The girls ran a pet supply drive for donations to the Wisconsin Humane Society at Shepard Hills Elementary and Cedar Hills Elementary. The girls picked WHS as their service project to earn their Bronze Award, the highest award a junior Girl Scout can earn. Thanks to Lily, Alexis, Sara, Bianca, Caitlynn, Kayleigh, Savanah, Sami, Kayla and Abby!

2009 Be Kind to Animals Celebration

Click here to see photos from the award ceremony, held on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Be Kind to Animals Week was started in 1915 by the American Humane Association and serves as a reminder of the debt humankind owes to animals, both wild and companion. Special thanks to US Patent Services in Grafton for generously donating all of the beautifully engraved plaques for the ceremony. Click here to see the winning posters, photographs and poems.

Victoria Wellens Memorial Service

The Wisconsin Humane Society hosted a public Memorial Service to celebrate the life of this remarkable leader and friend on Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, (414) 273-8222. Special thanks to Marcus Hotels and Resorts and the Pfister Hotel, who graciously donated the space for the memorial service. Learn more about Victoria's life and accomplishments.

Stop Wisconsin Puppy Mills

Wisconsin is one of the few states left with no regulation to enforce basic standards for the humane care of dogs being used for breeding, or of the puppies being sold. Ask your legislators to co-sponsor an important bill introduced by Senator Kreitlow and Representative Smith, which requires minimum standards of care, protecting both Wisconsin consumers and dogs.