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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!

Secrets to being a Great Trainer - this weekend!

Register now for this special weekend event!

A trainer at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, Ken Ramirez offers his wisdom in Secrets to Being a Great Trainer and Positive Reinforcement for the Workplace.

Ramirez is the senior vice-president of animal collections and animal training, develops and supervises animal care programs, staff training and development, as well as public presentation programs for the entire animal collection at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. He is coming to Milwaukee for two unique speaking engagements: March 5, 2011, Secrets to Being a Great Trainer!, Radisson Hotel; and March 6, 2011, Positive Reinforcement for the Workplace,Wisconsin Humane Society.

A special needs Lab/Corgi dog is seeking a special home.

Meet Ben!
Ben is a very special dog looking for an equally special guardian.  We had a specialist examine the 1.5-year-old Labrador Retriever/Corgi mix because one of his front legs shows signs of lameness. The specialist said that he's not in any pain, but Ben could require surgery in the near future and further diagnostic tests are recommended. We want to find an adopter willing to make that commitment. Believe us, Ben is worth it! Check out his YouTube video and fall in love (or just stop by the Wisconsin Humane Society at 45th & Wisconsin to meet him!).

54 Puppies arrive at WHS

Last night's transfer couldn't have been cuter! We were delighted to welcome dozens of dogs and puppies to Milwaukee, all of whom will soon be in new loving homes. Plus, WHS set a new record today!  The veterinary staff performed 67 spay/neuter surgeries on adoptable animals this morning, topping the 2009 record of 65 surgeries. Three full-time veterinarians and several support staff aided in the surgeries.

The puppies and dogs will be available for adoption starting Saturday at both the Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies. The available animals pages at and are updated every 30 minutes, so bookmark them and share! 

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