Pets for Life
Knocking on doors, knocking down barriers
The Wisconsin Humane Society’s Pets for Life program reaches animals and families in underserved Milwaukee neighborhoods with little to no access to pet care resources. We build a consistent community presence and relationships through door-to-door outreach, provide free pet care services, and remove barriers like transportation and cost so families can provide important care to the animals they love.
Our Pets for Life program serves people and animals in Milwaukee’s 53206 and 53205 zip codes and Amani, Franklin Heights, Halyard Park, Harambee, Metcalfe Park, Midtown, and Walnut Hill neighborhoods through door-to-door outreach. Families in this community face many barriers to accessing important services for the animals they love. Our focus community does not have a single veterinary clinic, and just 9% of the animals whom we initially met were spayed or neutered. Our Pets for Life team provides free spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, and other resources to animals in the community and builds trust and relationships with community members.
The program seeks to meet the community where they are, rather than waiting for them to come to us. This approach reaches those in our community who have the least access to information and services, improving quality of life for both animals and families.
You can help further the impact of our work
Make a contribution to support our Pets for Life program using our secure donation form. Thank you for your support!
We are always seeking open-minded, positive volunteers to support our Pets For Life program. Learn more about available volunteer positions here.
- View photos of our outreach events on Facebook.
- Check out an article from the Neighborhood News Service about the work our team is doing in the community, as well as the HSUS's web page about the Pets for Life program.
The Wisconsin Humane Society is tremendously grateful to the following donors for their support:
The Humane Society of the United States
Laura J. Niles Foundation
Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Ralph Evinrude Foundation
Athletes for Animals