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Donations to Wisconsin Humane Society matched up to $200,000

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Angela Speed, (414) 431-6104 |
Tanya Ditzman, (920) 469-3110 ext. 2115 |


WISCONSIN – In August, every single dollar donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) will be matched up to $200,000! This is WHS’s largest campaign of the year, and couldn’t come at a better time.  Summer is peak intake season at WHS, and many animals in the community are in urgent need of shelter, medical care, behavioral support, and a new family to cherish them.  You can double your impact for animals in need 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.

Donations made to the WHS Green Bay and Door County Campuses will be generously matched by Virginia Kress and a special group of friends. Donations made to WHS’s southern campuses will be matched by the Nicholas Family Foundation, Judith Ford, Patricia Bachhuber, Kathleen Ryan, Patti & Jack McKeithan Northwoods Fund, a gift in memory of Jeffy and Buffy Madsen, a gift from Nancy Behrens in Honor of Aggie & Gracie, as well as a gift from the Ruud Family Foundation matching any new or increased donations made to the Racine Campus. As WHS doesn’t receive general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group, the local nonprofit depends on the generosity of the community to serve more than 40,000 animals and their families every year.

If you are able 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) 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, Kenosha, 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

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2023