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Support will ensure adoption services for 400+ homeless animals in 2021

Green Bay, Wis. – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has received a $60,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets for adoption through the PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center in Green Bay, ensuring that they find new loving homes.  With the help of this grant, the organization will be able to provide veterinary care, pre-adoption support, and placement services to more than 400 homeless animals in the community. 

Animals in the WHS adoption program have as long as it takes to find a new home, and are provided with extensive care during their shelter stay. WHS provides a medical examination, behavioral assessment, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, flea medication, and a microchip to all cats and dogs, and many animals are in need of further medical or behavioral support prior to adoption. 

“This generous grant ensures that hundreds of homeless, injured, and vulnerable animals will find new loving homes in the community,” said Anne Reed, president and CEO of WHS. “The financial support – and adoption space at PetSmart – make a huge impact on our ability to save more lives and reduce pet homelessness in the Green Bay community.” 

“We’re proud to once again partner with WHS to provide resources that bring Green Bay homeless pets one step closer to finding loving homes,” said Heidi Fulcher, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “We would not be able to do this important work without our generous donors and the invaluable space at PetSmart stores, which often reduces the shelter stay of adoptable pets.”

Since 1994, through its partnership with more than 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9.5 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $430 million to positively impact communities, to help preserve families, to improve access to veterinary care and to connect people and pets through initiatives like this with WHS.  

 To view animals for adoption or learn more about the Wisconsin Humane Society’s adoption services, visit



About the Wisconsin Humane Society

WHS was founded in 1879 and is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin, annually serving 40,000 animals and the people who love them. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. WHS operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Brown and Door Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis.  The organization offers adoption services, youth programs, veterinary services, retail stores, a pet food bank, wildlife rehabilitation, outreach programs, training classes, and more. To learn more, visit


About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 600,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting nearly $430 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 17 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit

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Media Contacts:

Shaina Allen, Marketing Coordinator, Wisconsin Humane Society, 920-746-1111 ext. 212 

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Media Line:  623-587-2177

  • Monday, January 18, 2021
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact: Shaina Allen
  • 920-746-1111 ext. 212