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PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week In-Person Events to Take Place at Local PetSmart Stores March 18-24 

WISCONSIN– The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has received a $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® to help prepare more pets for adoption. Some four million pets find themselves in U.S. shelters each year. In partnership with PetSmart Charities, WHS will have available pets up for adoption at the PetSmart Adoption Center - Green Bay West in support of National Adoption Week, taking place March 18 - 24, 2024.

The funding will support veterinary medical care and services prior to adoption, which include spay/neuter surgery, core vaccinations, behavioral assessments, and microchips. 

“The Wisconsin Humane Society finds homes for about 12,000 animals every year, and there are no time limits for any animals in our adoption program,” said Alison Fotsch Kleibor, President & CEO.  “This grant helps us to continue to make that commitment to homeless animals in need of loving homes.” 

“Shelters across the U.S. are struggling to keep pace with the number of animals coming in and need support from their communities to bring pets and people together,” said Heidi Marston, director of pet placement at PetSmart Charities.  “We’re proud to support the Wisconsin Humane Society and the essential work they do to care and advocate for the animals that come through their door in need of loving families. Please consider supporting their lifesaving work through volunteering, fostering, adopting, or by making a donation.”

PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week is a special time during the year. PetSmart stores feature pets available for adoption to meet and cuddle in spacious areas, and staff and volunteers are on-hand to make introductions and answer questions. Potential pet parents can also learn about the products and services they’ll need for the best possible start with their new family members.

To learn more about the adoption program at the Wisconsin Humane Society, or view pets looking for new homes at any WHS Campus or the PetSmart Adoption Center - Green Bay West, 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, 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, community outreach, 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 is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps up to 400,000 pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and emergency relief. Each year, millions of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at, while shopping at, and by 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 LLC, PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 18 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of rated charities. To learn more visit

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Note: Photos and b-roll footage of available animals are available upon request. To view request editorial materials, please contact: Angela Speed, Vice President of Marketing & Communications,