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Donations to Wisconsin Humane Society being matched up to $200,000 in August

WISCONSIN – In August, every single dollar donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) will be matched up to $200,000!

Donations made to the WHS Green Bay and Door County Campuses will be generously matched up to $100,000 thanks to the George Kress Family Foundation; donations made to the Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine Campuses will be matched by the Nicholas Family Foundation, Joyce Madsen & pups, Jude Ford, the Robertson Family, Nancy Behrens, Todd & Kim James, Kathleen Ryan, and other friends of the Wisconsin Humane Society.  

You can double your impact for animals now with this dollar-for-dollar match! That means...

·       $30 will become $60 to provide training for dogs with special behavior needs.

·       $50 will become $100 to help spay or neuter animals so they can be adopted and given the second chance they deserve.

·       $100 will become $200 to help rescued animals receive emergency surgery, medical treatment, and behavioral support.

“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 annually serve 40,000 animals and their families.

If you’d like to make a gift and double your impact for animals in need, simply go to

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About the Wisconsin Humane Society

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin.  It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Brown, Door and Racine Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis.  The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.   WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. For more information, please call (414) 264-6257 or visit

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Exciting Pet Walk news!

Now through May 31, all donations made to each Pet Walk event will be MATCHED thanks to some incredible friends of WHS!

How to take advantage of this opportunity to help twice as many animals:
- Make a donation to Pet Walk online
- Donate to a friend who is participating in Pet Walk
- Register for your local Pet Walk and start collecting donations to win prizes

Find a Pet Walk near you this summer:
Green Bay | MKE | Racine-Kenosha | Ozaukee | Door County