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WHS Receives $75,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities® to Help More Homeless Pets Find Homes

Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Humane Society has received a $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes.   

The funding will support veterinary medical care and services prior to adoption, which includes spay/neuter surgery for dogs and cats, core vaccinations, behavioral assessments, and microchips. It helps to ensure that dogs like Rocky, a 135-pound dog available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Milwaukee Campus, get the medical and behavioral support they need prior to finding a loving home. 

“The Wisconsin Humane Society finds homes for more than 10,000 animals every year, and there are no time or space limits for any animals in our adoption program,” said Alison Kleibor, executive vice president.  “This grant helps us to continue to make that commitment to homeless animals in need of loving homes.” 

“We’re proud to once again partner with the Wisconsin Humane Society to provide resources that bring homeless pets one step closer to finding loving homes,” said Heidi Fulcher, Adoptions Grant Manager at PetSmart Charities. “We would not be able to do this important work without the support of our generous donors.”

To learn more about the adoption program at the Wisconsin Humane Society, or view pets looking for new homes, please visit



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, 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

About PetSmart Charities® 
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 400,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $500 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 16 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit


  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
  • For immediate release