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Humane Society of the United States


We have received recent inquiries regarding our relationship to these two national advocacy groups.

Wondering about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Humane Society for Shelter Pets?

The Wisconsin Humane Society is an independent nonprofit organization that operates two local shelters - one in Milwaukee and one in Saukville. WHS is not affiliated in any way with the Humane Society of the United States or the Humane Society for Shelter Pets. We receive no annual funding from either organization, nor are we a “member” of either organization.

We earned 4 stars (two years in a row!) from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading charity watchdog group, and donations to the Wisconsin Humane Society go directly to help homeless, abused and injured animals in our care, in addition to educational programming and our wildlife rehabilitation hospital. We are so thankful to members of the community for their continued support of WHS!


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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!