Wisconsin Humane Society

A nonprofit organization

5 donors


Since its inception in 1879, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has been providing quality, cost effective services for homeless animals. Our programs are designed to save lives, end suffering, cultivate compassion and shelter with dignity. The Wisconsin Humane Society: Finds homes for adoptable animals Operates a wildlife rehabilitation hospital Offers low-cost spay neuter services Provides expert medical care Conducts outreach and training courses that focus on responsible companion animal care Provides violence intervention opportunities and humane education for children Provides a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment for companion and wild animals Offers socialization and training for all shelter animals


ADOPTION Through expert veterinary treatment, foster home care, socialization programs and a lot of love and commitment, we find homes for thousands of animals each year. All animals available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, de-wormed, tested for feline leukemia, or heartworm, and treated with a flea preventative. We provide all animals with a thorough physical examination and treat any medical conditions. Veterinary Assistance Program WHS's Veterinary Assistance Program (VAP) has made sterilization possible for numerous animals from low-income households and prevented the births of thousands of unwanted litters. Using a sliding fee scale, The VAP helps ensure that every owned animal has equal access to spay/neuter services, regardless of the family's income. Once the animal is sterilized, participating animals can access the clinic's wellness services. WILDLIFE More than 4,500 orphaned, injured or sick wild animals are cared for in the WHS's Wildlife Hospital each year. Thousands more are saved from injuries or death through our educational exhibits and the free individual phone counseling that we offer to the community about wildlife "problems." EDUCATION Programs such as PAL (a summer camp for at-risk youth,) pet facilitated therapy at hospitals and schools, Scout clinics, intensive classroom initiatives and teacher training instill compassion in children and empathy for all living things.

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Organization name

Wisconsin Humane Society

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4500 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208


(414) 264-6257