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Door County Campus competing in national "Saving Pets" Challenge

Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus to compete for up to $85K in national competition launching May 1

Sturgeon Bay, WI -  Are you up for the Challenge? The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus is counting on your support to save animals – and win a huge national competition! The 2018 Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge is dedicated to raising money and awareness for organizations focused on keeping companion pets out of shelters and into loving homes.

Starting on May 1, the WHS Door County Campus is competing against hundreds of other animal welfare groups in the Challenge to see who can raise the most money in 30 days. Organizations receive the donations they raise online, in addition for the chance to win $85,000 in bonus prizes throughout the month of May! 

Last year, Door County donors contributed more than $100,000 and the organization placed 6th in the nation. This year WHS aspires to again raise over $100,000, and place among the top fundraising groups.  

“Door County donors have made past Challenges phenomenal successes, and we’re counting on that support to help propel Door County into the national spotlight once again,” said Anne Reed, president and CEO of WHS.  “And even more important, animals will be flooding through our doors this summer, so the timing couldn’t be better. Your donation will save injured, abused and homeless animals in the community.”

To donate simply go to www.wihumane/doorcounty and click the donate button. All donations must be given online to count toward the Challenge. You can also go directly to  to make your contribution for Door County animals! 

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The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin.  It was founded in 1879 and 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, 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



Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a leading animal welfare non-profit organization committed to keeping pets safe at home with the pet parents who love them. With a mission of Saving Pets, Enriching Lives, Found Animals is advancing the health and safety of pets through the first free, national microchip registry, solutions-based programs addressing pet adoption, microchipping, low-cost spay neuter services and grants for research into non-surgical spay and neuter methods. The foundation provides educational resources for pet parents and support for a variety of animal welfare organizations. Generously funded by Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson, Found Animals has helped more than 1.5 million pets since it was founded in 2005. Follow our progress online at, or via social media at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.



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Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.


  • Monday, April 30, 2018
  • For immediate release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • 414-431-6104
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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:
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