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Donations to Wisconsin Humane Society being matched up to $100,000 in August

MILWAUKEE In August, every single dollar donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society’s (WHS) Milwaukee, Racine or Ozaukee Campuses will be matched up to $100,000!

Thanks to the Nicholas Family Foundation, Jude Ford, Pat Bachhuber, Nancy Behrens, Todd & Kim James, Kathleen Ryan, and other friends of the Wisconsin Humane Society, donations to WHS this month will have double their impact for animals.

“We are in the middle of our busiest season, caring for about 900 animals a day, all at a time when donations traditionally slow down,” said Angela Speed, vice president of communications at WHS. “This opportunity couldn’t come at a better time and we’re so grateful to those donors who will undoubtedly inspire others with their generosity.”

As WHS doesn’t receive general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group, the local nonprofit depends the generosity of the community to save thousands of animals every year.

72% of WHS’s contributions come from individuals in the community, 17% from grants/foundations, and 11% from businesses. Five times in a row, the organization has been awarded 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator the nation’s leading charity watchdog group. The rating is based on financial health, accountability, and transparency.

If you’d like to make a gift and double your impact for animals in need, simply go to or call (414) 431-6119.

The George Kress Family Foundation is also matching August donations to WHS’s Green Bay and Door County Campuses, up to $100,000.

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  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018