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Two dozen cats transferred to Wisconsin Humane Society from Green Bay in wake of hoarding situation

MILWAUKEE – For the second time this month, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is transferring in cats and kittens from the Bay Area Humane Society (BAHS) in Green Bay as that shelter works to make room for 60+ cats they expect to arrive today from a hoarding situation in Northern Wisconsin.

“Bay Area Humane Society is faced with an emergency situation in caring for a large number of cats, and we’re happy that we can help them,” said Anne Reed, president and CEO of WHS. 

This Wisconsin Humane Society picked up ten cats this morning from the Bay Area Humane Society and on November 3, WHS transported fourteen BAHS cats to its Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campus locations. Of the first fourteen to arrive, seven are currently available for adoption, five have been adopted and two remain on treatment for medical conditions.  

“We are enormously grateful to the Wisconsin Humane Society for helping us out – they’ve been a great partner and have helped  us open up more space to provide the best care we can for these cats,” said Marlene Walsh, executive director at BAHS. 

All of the new arrivals will be seen by veterinary and behavior teams before they move into the adoption program at WHS’s Ozaukee and Milwaukee Campuses. All available cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped and given initial vaccinations; they go home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam, 30 days pet health insurance, and a free bag of starter food. 

Through November 30, all WHS cat adopters also go home with a free can of turkey-flavored cat food as part of a special promotion with the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC). Interested in adopting? Fill out an adopter profile and see available cats at


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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 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.  

The mission of the Bay Area Humane Society is to offer the best possible care and future for companion animals in our community through leadership, placement, and outreach. The Bay Area Humane Society is not affiliated with any state or national agency and does not receive any government funding. It relies on the generosity of private donations and operational income to fund our services. The Bay Area Humane Society is located at 1830 Radisson St, Green Bay.


  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
  • For immediate release
  • Media Contact: Angela Speed
  • 4144316104