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Donations for WHS Racine Campus matched up to $75,000

RACINE - The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is excited to announce that the Ruud Family Foundation and Ted Sokoly & Nancy Toll are matching all donations made to its Racine Campus this year, up to $75,000. 

“We are so very grateful for the generosity of the Ruuds, as well as Ted and Nancy, who have championed our work in the Racine community,” said Alison Kleibor, executive vice president of WHS. “These incredible donors are not only directly helping animals and families in need in Racine County, but also helping to inspire additional gifts to support this lifesaving work.” 

The WHS Racine Campus, located at 8900 16th Street in Mount Pleasant, opened its new facility in March 2020. The shelter is currently open for stray and surrender intake, but is temporarily closed for adoptions due to Covid-related staffing challenges. Animals ready for adoption are transported to the Milwaukee Campus for placement. Animals in the adoption program have as long as it takes to find a new home. 

WHS was also excited to launch youth programs in 2021 at the Racine Campus, offering a range of programs from winter camp, birthday parties, Scout nights, field trips, to its popular Kids Night Out program on Friday evenings. Program information can be found at

To double the impact of your generous support for the animals and families of Racine County, please visit or contact Stephanie Nespoli at (262) 554-6699 x5009 or


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About the Wisconsin Humane Society

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, wildlife rehabilitation, training classes and more. WHS is ranked 4 stars by Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity watchdog group. To learn more, visit