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 wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!
To-be bride donates an evening at the Mitchell Park Domes on Dec. 28
The Wisconsin Humane Society’s event coordinator, Jesse VanCamp, has received incredible event donations over the years, but a recent once-in-a-lifetime call really took her by surprise.
“A woman explained that she had canceled her wedding at the last minute, but had already paid for the facility and catering,” VanCamp explained. “She wanted to donate it to us for a fundraising event. I was stunned by her generosity, especially considering the circumstances.”
So on Saturday, December 28 at the Mitchell Park Domes, WHS will be hosting “Howliday at the Domes,” a fundraiser featuring live music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and of course, animal ambassadors. All proceeds will benefit the shelter’s animals.
The donor, who has chosen to remain anonymous, did share her reasons for selecting WHS for her donation.
“I am the proud owner of a 14-year-old cat and a 4-year-old Pit Bull, both adopted. They are my family, and have been with me through many ups and downs,” she said. “I simply cannot imagine my life without them, and hopefully this event will raise awareness about the Wisconsin Humane Society and their mission, so that other people may find their own family companions.”
To purchase a “Howlidays at the Domes” ticket for $75, please visit www.wihumane.org or call 414-431-6121.