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WHS dog walk raises $90,000 for homeless animals

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Humane Society’s first “Tails on the Trail” dog walk on Saturday, May 11 at Greenfield Park raised $90,000, far surpassing the organization’s $50,000 goal, due to the generosity of more than 700 walkers and several corporate sponsors.

The one-mile dog walk supports animals in need at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s three campuses in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine counties. The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the largest and oldest animal shelter in the state of Wisconsin.

“We are so grateful for the leadership of volunteers Lynn Richtman of U.S. Bank and Allison Heaney of BMO Private Bank, who co-chaired the dog walk, as well as the staff members and 150 volunteers who helped with the event,” said Anne Reed, executive director of WHS.

“We were proud to nearly double our fundraising goal, largely due to the grassroots efforts of individuals collecting donations from family, friends and coworkers,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations and development at WHS. “We can’t thank the participants enough for rallying such tremendous support for the shelters’ homeless and injured animals.”

Tails on the Trail event sponsors included FIS Global, Petco Foundation, U.S. Bank, BMO Harris, Stella & Chewy’s, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Direct Supply, 24PetWatch, Central Bark, Community Bark, Educators Credit Union, Design Partners, Zuke’s, Greenfield Veterinary Clinic, Waste Management and Rock the Green.

To make a donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society or learn more about Tails on the Trail, visit

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • (414) 431-6104