Donations matched for emergency needs
Now more than ever, it’s crucial that we’re there for pets and people when they need us most. Donations are currently being matched through Tuesday, thanks to some incredible supporters who want to make your gift go twice as far during this unprecedented crisis. Here’s what donating to the Wisconsin Humane Society means right now.
- With your support, we’re able to hand-deliver pet supplies for low-income families who are high-risk and can’t safely leave their homes. Thanks to you, we were able to support people like Lisa who is the sole caretaker for her elderly father and is on oxygen herself. She told our team we made her day by merely calling to check in and she was heaping gratitude and blessings on us when we dropped off food for her dog later that day.
- With your support, we’re able to partner with local food banks to keep their shelves stocked with pet food so no one has to make two stops just to feed everyone in their family. In the coming days, 41 pallets of dog food from GreaterGood.org will be distributed across the counties we serve, helping to ensure that no one has to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pet.
- With your support, we’re able to continue caring for roughly 300 domestic animals in our shelters and foster homes each day, ensuring they’re getting the proper medical care and attention as we prepare them for their next chapter in life. We’ve also worked hard to transform our adoption process, providing additional protection for our essential front-line staff and incredible adopters who leave the safety of their homes to ensure a better future for homeless pets.
- With your support, we’re able to launch a veterinary telemedicine partnership with the UW Shelter Medicine program, offering medical advice via phone, video, or text for pets on Milwaukee’s north side. This community already experiences countless barriers to accessing pet care resources and is now facing the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases in the entire state.
- With your support, our Wildlife Rehabilitation Center remains open to the many injured wild animals who are brought to us each day. Every spring, we see a massive influx of orphaned babies who depend on us to survive and we’re already seeing our admission numbers begin to rise, challenging our limited staff to care for more than 100 patients while maintaining social distancing and increased cleaning protocol.
We know so many are struggling right now. If you are in a position to make a donation of any size to support our community efforts alongside the care we’re providing to hundreds of animals in our shelters and foster homes each day, we’d be endlessly grateful. Whatever the amount, your donation will be matched by the amazing donors below, doubling your impact if you give by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. Simply click here to contribute through our secure website. Every dollar counts in a time like this, and we can’t thank you enough.
We are profoundly grateful to Mark & Bridget Kirkish, Charlie & Carol James, Judy & Dave Hecker, Jack & Sue Anderson, Virginia Kress, Barbara Gilman, Gwen Larson, Patricia Bachhuber, Joel Burow, and Summit Credit Union who all banded together, vowing to match your donations in response to this crisis. Their generosity during these uncertain times is truly profound.
To our entire WHS family of donors, adopters, and volunteers: we can get through this together and we promise to make you proud of supporting the Wisconsin Humane Society.