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WHS Adoptable Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!

Pair of dogs will warm your heart!

Zena and Cassie are best buds. From napping and lounging to playing and eating, these two dogs do everything together. Zena and Cassie are both nine years old. Zena is a Silky Terrier, and Cassie is a Miniature Poodle/West Highland Terrier mix.

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Upcoming Fundraising Events

Marquette Fashion Show
Saturday, November 14:  
Tickets for the show are $8 and will be sold in the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette November 9 - November 13 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Tickets for the show on Saturday, November 14 are $8 and will be sold in the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette November 9 - November 13 from 9am-5pm. Get them before the show sells out!  ALL proceeds go to the Wisconsin Humane Society! Follow them on twitter (name: bsofashionshow). 

Pizzeria Piccola
November 15: Wow! On October 13, we had a great crowd of people at Pizzeria Piccola, dining to raise funds for WHS. The food was fabulous, the patrons wonderful, and the best part is that we get to do it again!!! Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and join us at Pizzeria Piccola. Can’t make it? Order frozen pizzas to pickup that night by obtaining the order form at and emailing it to by Monday, November 9

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Kitten Fees Reduced 50% thru 11/30

Kitten fees have been reduced by 50% at the Wisconsin Humane Society, now through November 30, 2009. 

The regular adoption fee for kittens five months and younger is $150.00, the fee for kittens over five months to one year is $100.00; and as always, the adoption fee for an adult cat over one year of age is waived. All cats and kittens are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and go home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam and 30 days of pet health insurance.

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Minnie's on the Mend

A little girl named Minnie has a second chance, thanks to the efforts of the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control (MADACC) and the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS).  The petite 4-year-old Rat Terrier was picked up by MADACC with a leg injury. They stabilized Minnie and took x-rays, which revealed a broken leg.   During her stray holding period, during which no one claimed her, MADACC continued to monitor Minnie and treat her for pain. But Minnie couldn’t stay at MADACC, so WHS was contacted.

Minnie is now recovering in the veterinary clinic at WHS, where she continues to heal.  Dr. Randal Zeman of WHS noted that the break was very clean and should heal without additional surgeries. Minnie will continue to recover at WHS and potentially a foster home, as well. She will be available for adoption in about six weeks.

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New Director Named at WHS

The Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies are pleased to announce they have selected Anne Reed as their new executive director. Reed, a lawyer at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC, will begin her duties as executive director on January 11, 2010. Read more...


Hope and Joy's Survival Stories

A little Pekingese arrived at WHS this summer with a painfully infected, bulging eye. A sweet kitten came in with a deformed paw, which had essentially died after being tied with rubber bands.  These innocent animals were not the only abuse and neglect survivors we saw this year, but we remember their stories - and countless others - because they touch our hearts.

Hope and Joy are being honored at this year's Hope's Lights event on December 6, 2009.  This free holiday event celebrates the animals in our lives and helps us remember those we've lost. Come meet the real Hope and Joy, enjoy refreshments, watch the Gosling Guild kids' club members carol and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of WHS.  We're even auctioning off a SmartCar Convertible! How's that for a holiday present? 

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