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Ways to Give


Make a Donation

The Wisconsin Humane Society receives no general government funding and is not affiliated with any national animal welfare organizations, such as PETA, HSUS, or ASPCA. We rely entirely on the support of generous people like you! Click here to donate online.

Wish List Donations

As a non-profit organization, we rely on community support and we are tremendously grateful for in-kind donations. Click here to check out our most-needed items, which include pet supplies, cleaning supplies, and items for our wildlife hospital!

Monthly Giving

Monthly donors – or what we call “constant companions” – are so incredibly important to the work we do at the Wisconsin Humane Society. These amazing folks designate an amount that is automatically donated to the shelter each month. It’s very easy to set up, just fill out a form and you’re done! Learn more about our Monthly Giving program here.

Memorials & Honorary Gifts

Honor a friend or celebrate the memory of a loved one by making a contribution in their name to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Learn more about memorial and honorary gifts here.

Planned Giving

Estate gifts, commonly called "planned gifts" include bequests, securities, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement accounts, and more. With thoughtful planning, you can create win-win solutions for you and the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Learn more about planned giving here.

Corporate Giving

We are so inspired by the support we receive from businesses in the community. Click here to learn more about the many opportunities available. We are grateful for your interest!

Utilize a Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a DAF, you can make a gift directly through DAF Direct to support WHS. DAF Direct currently facilitates gifts from donors of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and the BNY Mellon Charitable Fund. More national and community foundations may be added in the future. 

Donate a Vehicle

Did you know you can donate your car, truck, motorcycle, trailer, boat, and more to WHS at no cost to you? It's as easy as filling out the online donation form or picking up a phone and speaking to a live operator. Help us make a difference for animals and the people who love them - thank you for your contribution!

Attend an Event

Whether you're attending one of the Wisconsin Humane Society's own events or participating in a fundraiser for WHS out in the community, you can make a difference for animals in need! Check out the upcoming events benefiting WHS here.

Start a Fundraiser

From a bake sale to online fundraising or a supply collection drive, there are lots of ways you can generate much-needed donations for WHS! Get ideas for your next fundraiser here, plus make sure to have your event listed on our Community Events page. 

Weddings/Special Occasion Donations

There are several ways to support the animals at WHS while celebrating a wedding or special occasion! We can even provide free customized place cards or printables for your big day. Click here to get started!

Even more ways to donate!

Click here for even more ways to give back to WHS and the animals in need in your community, like donating your old cellphone, cans for cash, and Venmo!

Questions? Reach our Development Team at 414-431-6175 or

Donations Office Address:
Wisconsin Humane Society
Attn: Development Department, 
4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208

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