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The Wisconsin Humane Society offers a wide variety of events to connect with the communities we serve while supporting animals in need!

All events listed below are hosted by the Wisconsin Humane Society. If you're looking for additional ways to support the animals at WHS, consider attending a third-party event happening the community near you.

Select a location below to discover upcoming events near you:


-WHS Events in the Milwaukee Area-

FOX6 & Wisconsin Humane Society Pet Telethon

Friday, March 11, 2022  |  6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
Live on FOX6 News and streaming on Fox6Now.com
Tune in to FOX6 starting at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11 for our annual FOX6 & Wisconsin Humane Society Pet Telethon! Join us for a morning of inspirational stories and countless ways to help us provide lifesaving care to thousands of animals who need it most. Learn more at www.wihumane.org/telethon.

Pet Walk MKE

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Veterans Park, Milwaukee
Pet Walk is the Wisconsin Humane Society's annual dog-friendly run/walk to raise funds for animals in need. The event kicks off with a 5K run/walk or a 1-mile walk followed by a post-race festival featuring musical entertainment, food trucks, vendors and exhibitors, family-friendly activities, plus games and plenty of treats for our four-legged participants. Don't forget: dogs are welcome, but not required! 
Learn more and register today at www.petwalkmke.com

 

Community Giveback Day

July 21, 2022
We’re teaming up with businesses and restaurants around Brown, Door, Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine counties to support animals during this summer's Community Giveback Day! Shop at your favorite business or order your favorite meal at a participating restaurant on Thursday, July 21 and a portion of the proceeds will help WHS provide food, shelter, and lifesaving medical care to animals in need right here in our community. 
For a list of participating businesses, click here!

 

Paws & Claws Gala 

October 15, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
The Paws & Claws Gala is the Wisconsin Humane Society’s largest fundraising event of the year. Held at the historic Pfister Hotel, the event is attended by nearly 400 business leaders annually and features a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, raffles and games, wine pull, formal dinner, and program. Did we mention that it’s also the only gala in town where you can mingle with shelter pups, our favorite felines, and some of our very best wildlife ambassadors? You don’t want to miss this!
Click here to learn more! 

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-WHS Events in the Green Bay Area-

Barkin' Beer Fest

Sunday, April 24, 2022 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Badger State Brewing, Green Bay
Barkin’ Beer Fest is held in collaboration with Badger State Brewing and includes unlimited samples of local craft beers, hard ciders, AND wine! All attendees receive their own commemorative sampling glass to keep, and in addition to the incredible beverage offerings, attendees will also enjoy music, snacks, basket raffles, and 50/50's throughout the event. All proceeds benefit animals in our community.

 

Pet Walk Green Bay

Sunday, June 5, 2022
Pamperin Park, Green Bay
Pet Walk is the Wisconsin Humane Society’s annual dog-friendly walk to support animals in need. In its 23rd year, Pet Walk GB is the largest and oldest fundraiser for animals at our Green Bay Campus, and features a leisurely stroll through the park, as well as music, local vendors, a doggie costume contest, family-friendly activities, plus games and treats for our four-legged participants! Don’t have a dog? No problem - this walk is for everyone!
Learn more and register today at www.petwalkgb.com.

 

Community Giveback Day

July 21, 2022
We’re teaming up with businesses and restaurants around Brown County to support animals during this summer's Community Giveback Day! Shop at your favorite business or order your favorite meal at a participating restaurant on Thursday, July 21 and a portion of the proceeds will help WHS provide food, shelter, and lifesaving medical care to animals in need right here in our community. 
For a list of participating businesses, click here!

 

Holiday Bingo Extravaganza!

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 5 p.m.
Stadium View on Holmgren Way
Kick off the holiday season at our annual Holiday Bingo Extravaganza! This fun-filled night starts off with a buffet dinner followed by a variety of raffles, silent auction, and Bingo, of course! Whether you’re looking for a new tradition for your family and friends that involves giving back or hoping to replace that outdated holiday party, enjoy an evening out for a great cause! 
Click here to learn more!

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-WHS Events in the Door County Area-

Rummage Sale

Friday - Saturday, May 6-7, 2022
Arle Memorial Hall, Sturgeon Bay
Shop 'till you drop at our annual rummage sale to benefit the animals! Whether you want to donate items before hand or shop, find all the details here.

 

Community Giveback Day

July 21, 2022
We’re teaming up with businesses and restaurants around Door County to support animals during this summer's Community Giveback Day! Shop at your favorite business or order your favorite meal at a participating restaurant on Thursday, July 21 and a portion of the proceeds will help WHS provide food, shelter, and lifesaving medical care to animals in need right here in our community. 
For a list of participating businesses, click here!

Pet Walk Door County

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay
Pet Walk is the Wisconsin Humane Society's annual walk to support local animals in need. Participants will earn cool prizes for meeting fundraising goals leading up to the event! Then all are welcome to join the fun on Saturday morning for activities, music, and of course a walk around the beautiful Sunset Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. Dogs are welcome, but not required! All proceeds directly benefit the animals at the WHS Door County Campus. 
Learn more and register today  at www.petwalkdoorcounty.com.

 

Photos with Santa

December 3, 2022 | 1 - 3 p.m.
WHS Door County Campus, 3475 Park Dr., Sturgeon Bay
Bring your kids and social companion animals and join the festive atmosphere at our Door County Campus for a special holiday photo, plus great raffle prizes! A $10 donation will directly benefit the animals in our care. Photos will be available for digital download after the event. 
Click here for all the details!

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-WHS Events in the Ozaukee Area-

Community Giveback Day

July 21, 2022
We’re teaming up with businesses and restaurants around Ozaukee County to support animals during this summer's Community Giveback Day! Shop at your favorite business or order your favorite meal at a participating restaurant on Thursday, July 21 and a portion of the proceeds will help WHS provide food, shelter, and lifesaving medical care to animals in need right here in our community. 
For a list of participating businesses, click here!

 

Pet Walk Ozaukee

Saturday, August 27
Upper Lake Park, Port Washington
Pet Walk is the Wisconsin Humane Society's annual dog-friendly walk to support local animals in need. Dogs are welcome, but not required! All proceeds directly benefit the animals at the WHS Ozaukee Campus. 
Learn more and register today at www.petwalkozaukee.com.

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-WHS Events in the Racine Area-

Community Giveback Day

July 21, 2022
We’re teaming up with businesses and restaurants around Racine County to support animals during this summer's Community Giveback Day! Shop at your favorite business or order your favorite meal at a participating restaurant on Thursday, July 21 and a portion of the proceeds will help WHS provide food, shelter, and lifesaving medical care to animals in need right here in our community. 
For a list of participating businesses, click here!

Pet Walk Racine

Saturday, August 13
Cliffside Park, Racine
Pet Walk is the Wisconsin Humane Society's annual dog-friendly walk to support local animals in need. Dogs are welcome, but not required! All proceeds directly benefit the animals at the WHS Racine Campus. 
Learn more and register today at www.petwalkracine.com

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For questions or more information:

Contact our events team at events@wihumane.org or call 414-ANIMALS!

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