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Wisconsin Humane Society on pace to adopt 10,000 animals in 2013

Officials hope for 18 adoptions during special hours on New Year’s Eve

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is just 18 adoptions away from hitting 10,000 adoptions this year, and officials are hoping for a busy New Year’s Eve, when WHS’s three locations will be open 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


“We are so grateful to the public for opening their hearts and homes to shelter animals,” said Angela Speed, director of communications. “We surpassed 10,000 adoptions once before in our 134-year history, and we know that with the community’s support, we can do it again.” 


So far this year, WHS has found homes for 4,763 dogs, 4,545 cats, 218 rabbits, 168 guinea pigs, and 288 other small animals and birds.  Nearly 100 animals will be available for adoption Tuesday at their Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Campuses. 


“We hear from adopters all the time, and knowing that our animals are playing, cuddling and being doted upon by their new families is so rewarding,” said Speed. “We hope the cold weather doesn’t keep people away this week, so that a few more animals can go to loving homes before we ring in the New Year.” 


Available animals can be viewed at, and potential adopters can fill out an adoption profile online ahead of time. 


The Racine Campus is open Monday, December 30 (Milwaukee and Ozaukee are closed Mondays). All three campuses are open Tuesday, December 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are closed on January 1, 2014 in celebration of New Year’s Day. 

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Photo opportunity/interview: Please contact Angela Speed at 414.431-6104 or email to schedule an interview and filming opportunity at any one of the Wisconsin Humane Society’s three campuses.     



  • Monday, December 30, 2013
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • 4144316104