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Hope's Lights

Will you give hope to animals like Pickles?

At just 1 year old, Pickles had been living as a stray, left to fend for himself. He had grown weak, was extremely thin, and he was losing his fur to mange. One night, a storm rolled in and Pickles sought out the only hiding place he could find, crawling under a nearby trailer. Hungry, exhausted, and terrified, the future looked dark for the poor pup -- until a stroke of luck came his way.

A kind passerby noticed Pickles cowering under the trailer and coaxed him out. Realizing the awful shape he was in, the good Samaritan brought Pickles to the Wisconsin Humane Society for help. We got him started right away on a special food to nourish his emaciated body, and medicine to treat his infected skin. Despite all he had been through, Pickles was gentle and sweet, greeting our staff and volunteers with a soft nuzzle and a flood of kisses. For the first time in a long time, Pickles seemed to know he was safe.

Giving hope is an essential part of what our community does - together. Hope propels us forward, in an effort to create a safer, more humane future for all of us, animals and people alike. We couldn’t do it without you.

Please help us kick off the season of giving with a gift to Hope's Lights. You can purchase a light in honor or memory of a beloved companion animal, person, or even a wild animal. If you'd like to donate in honor of a loved one and let them know, click here

  • $25 makes a light shine
  • $100 sets a strand of lights aglow
  • $200 illuminates a wreath
  • $500 lights an entire tree

Even a single light will make a real difference in the life of an animal. Together, we can shine hope in dark places and make life better for all of us.               

               

Thank you for bringing hope to animals in need!


More ways to support WHS: Attend one of our holiday events!

  • Saturday, December 1: Holiday Celebration & Photos with Santa 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Door County Campus (3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay)
    Attend our Holiday Celebration and enjoy refreshments, a tour of the shelter, meet our animal greeters, and get your family's photo with Santa (pets are welcome)! A $5 donation per photo will directly benefit the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus.
  • Saturday, December 1: Holiday Open House & Photos with Santa 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    Green Bay Campus (1830 Radisson St, Green Bay)
    Join our Green Bay Hope's Lights celebration and enjoy refreshments, a brief presentation, get your pet’s photos taken with Santa, then help us countdown to illuminate our shelter grounds in lights donated during this year's Hope's Lights campaign! A $5 donation per photo will directly benefit the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus.
  • Sunday, December 2: Hope's Lights Celebration 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
    Milwaukee Campus (4500 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee)
    Join our Hope's Lights celebration and enjoy refreshments, snacks, animal greeters, a brief presentation, then help us countdown to illuminate our shelter grounds in lights donated during this year's Hope's Lights campaign!
  • Sunday, December 9: Photos with Santa 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Ozaukee Campus (630 W Dekora St, Saukville)
    Bring your kids and social pets for photos with Santa! A $10 donation per photo will directly benefit the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus.

Volunteers Needed

We are currently in high need of foster parents to care for either dogs or cats ranging in age and condition.  All you need is a little extra room in your home and heart!