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Telethon for WHS

FOX6 & Wisconsin Humane Society's Pet Telethon

NOTE (3/16/20): For the health and safety of staff and volunteers at both FOX6 and WHS, the 2020 Pet Telethon has been postponed. We know it may not be possible for many, but if you are able to make a donation of any size using the button below, we would be so grateful for your support during these challenging times. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!

CANCELLED - Friday, March 20, 2020  |  6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Broadcast live from FOX6 News studios in Brown Deer
The Wisconsin Humane Society is excited to announce our third annual telethon to benefit homeless animals in our community! The Pet Telethon will be broadcast live on FOX6 News (WITI-TV) in Milwaukee from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., reaching an audience of about 175,000 viewers. In addition to live in-studio segments, FOX6 will be broadcasting live from the WHS Milwaukee Campus from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

All proceeds will directly support local animals in the community. The Wisconsin Humane Society annually serves 40,000 animals and does not receive any general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. Make a donation now

How to help:

  1. Donate online to the telethon fund here or use the button below
  2. Text WHS to 91999 to donate on your smartphone
  3. Tune in to FOX6 to watch live from 6-10am on March 20



Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!





Update from the 2019 Pet Telethon

In a partnership with FOX6 News Milwaukee, we held our second annual Pet Telethon on March 22, 2019 from 6-10am. Thanks to the incredible viewers, callers, donors, sponsors, and volunteers, we raised more than $66,000 for animals in need! Major thanks to and Paula Hare for capturing this incredibly fun, fast-paced morning!

We were floored by the outpouring of support, and the funds raised will go a long way to help the hundreds of dogs, cats, small animals, and wildlife currently in our care. 

We are enormously grateful to FOX6 News for hosting the festivities - the parade of animals through the studio was certainly adorable, but was also a lot of work for their already busy station to coordinate, and we couldn't be luckier to have such a wonderful partner! 

Lastly, we can't say it enough: we are unbelievably privileged to serve this amazing community and we send our heartfelt thanks to all of you for supporting our work to help animals, and the people who love them. You are the best and we'll continue to work hard to make you proud to support the Wisconsin Humane Society.

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