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Milwaukee Campus

4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: 414-264-6257   |   Email:

Anyone coming to WHS must wear a cloth mask or face covering. If you do not have your own cloth mask, click here to view the CDC's guide for creating your own. 

Adoption Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday, April 1 adoption hours at the Milwaukee Campus will be adjusted to 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 

To adopt at the Milwaukee Campus, please join our waitlist online during adoption hours on the day you are available to visit. We cannot accept walk-ins at the shelter nor advance appointments at this time.

Mondays:        Closed
Tuesdays:       11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesdays:  11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursdays:      11 a.m. - 7 p.m.*
Fridays:           11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays:      10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sundays:         Closed

*Thursday, April 1: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Surrender/Arrivals Hours

If you are bringing an animal to WHS, please call us in advance at 414-264-6257 to make an appointment so we're better prepared for your animal's arrival. 

Mondays:        10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Tuesdays:       10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Wednesdays:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Thursdays:     10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Fridays:          10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Saturdays:      10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Sundays:        10 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Hours

Monday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

*Hours subject to change. Please call 414-431-6204 before bringing in any wild animal patient. For more info, click here

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