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Animal Advocacy

Animals can't speak for themselves. They can't run for political office. They can't hire lawyers to defend them or lobbyists to press their case with lawmakers.

Major decisions affecting the lives of all animals are made every day by public employees and elected officials. People who care about animals need to speak up and share their opinions with policy makers.

The Wisconsin Humane Society actively pursues public policies that align with our mission: to make a difference for animals and the people who love them. We lobby legislators in the State Capitol, we work with Milwaukee County and City officials, and we offer easy ways for our supporters to communicate with their legislators. 

How to report abuse

WHS does not have the jurisdiction to investigate or prosecute animal abuse, but we do want to provide concerned citizens with information on how to make an effective police report. View

Animal Abuse & Violence

Research finds a clear and compelling link between animal abuse and other violent acts. View

Safe Haven

The Wisconsin Humane Society and Sojourner Family Peace Center have partnered to provide the Safe Haven program, which offers up to 60 days of shelter for animals of domestic violence victims. View

Dangers of Puppy Mills

Puppy mills are profit-driven breeding facilities that produce puppies without concern for their physical, social, or emotional needs. View

Reputable Breeder Information

If you are looking to purchase a dog from a breeder, it's important to thoroughly research your options and ask lots of questions. View

Wisconsin Animal Welfare Laws

Review and explore the laws that protect animals in our community. View