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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 influences public policy to align with our mission: to make a difference for animals and the people who love them. We share our experiences with legislators in the State Capitol and municipalities to provide voice to our mission. 


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

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

Please Help! Close

Exciting Pet Walk news!

Now through May 31, all donations made to each Pet Walk event will be MATCHED thanks to some incredible friends of WHS!

How to take advantage of this opportunity to help twice as many animals:
- Make a donation to Pet Walk online
- Donate to a friend who is participating in Pet Walk
- Register for your local Pet Walk and start collecting donations to win prizes

Find a Pet Walk near you this summer:
Green Bay | MKE | Racine-Kenosha | Ozaukee | Door County