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WHS Racine Campus reaches 100K matching campaign goal

Ruud Family Foundation and Nancy Toll & Ted Sokoly doubled donations in 2020

RACINE - The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is excited to share that the organization has surpassed an important goal: $100,000 was raised for the WHS Racine Campus since a matching campaign was announced in June. The Ruud Family Foundation and Nancy Toll & Ted Sokoly matched donations made over the past six months, doubling the $100K raised from the public for a total of $200,000. 

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Ruud Family Foundation, Nancy Toll, and Ted Sokoly, as well as to those who so generously came together to make a difference for Racine County’s animals and families,” said Anne Reed, president and CEO of WHS. “It was a tough year for nonprofits across the board, and we were floored by the outpouring of support during such a challenging time.” 

The WHS Racine Campus officially moved into their new shelter at 8900 16th Avenue in Mount Pleasant in March 2020, earlier than planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHS staff knew that if at any point the shelter experienced reduced staffing or a lockdown due to the COVID-19 response, the new building was far better equipped to support both people and animals. 

Daily operations have continued since March, and the WHS Racine Campus is now open for adoptions by appointment and has resumed limited vaccine clinics and spay/neuter services. The building continues to be closed to general public traffic; WHS hopes to offer public tours in the spring. WHS has also hired a youth programs coordinator at the Racine Campus to develop and launch programs for children in the local community. 

The new facility is double the size of the former Chicory Road location, and includes state-of-the-art veterinary space, expanded dog and cat housing, a community room, and outdoor walking paths on its five acres. The shelter also includes separate entrances for people seeking adoption services versus those in need of surrender services, care for lost animals, or end-of-life euthanasia services.   

For more information about the WHS Racine Campus and services offered, please visit To make a contribution, please contact Stephanie Nespoli at (262) 554-6699 x5009 or


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