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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!

Halloween Howl!!!

Halloween is almost here, and to celebrate, the Wisconsin Humane Society will be hosting Halloween Howl 2009! You are invited to bring your dog-friendly dogs for a party at the Wisconsin Humane Society. This howling night will include a canine costume contest, tricks for treats, bobbing for hot dogs, a bone dig and more. There will be prizes and treats for dogs and people, too! Dogs are encouraged to come in costume! Halloween Howl is on Tuesday, October 27 at the Wisconsin Humane Society. The Early Party will take place from 5:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and the late party from 7:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. To purchase a ticket for the Halloween Howl, please visit All proceeds from the event go right back to help animals at the shelter.

Dine at Pizzeria Piccola and Help WHS Animals!

Stop by Bartolotta’s Pizzeria Piccola on Tuesday, October 13 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a great dinner for a good cause. Pizzeria Piccola will be serving up their fabulous menu selections of authentic Italian cuisine. Volunteers from the Wisconsin Humane Society will be dishing out slices of delicious pizza, with proceeds going directly to the shelter animals.

You can also order frozen pizza for pick-up the night of the event. If you are not able to attend this event, pre-order a frozen Italian, vegetable, spicy salami or cheese pizza by filling out an order form (click here)and emailing it to WHS. You pay the restaurant upon pick-up. Forms must be sent to by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9.

FREE WindowAlert Clings!

Do birds ever crash into your windows?
Prevent bird collisions and save lives with WindowAlert window clings. Send us shipping & handling for $2.50 (checks only) and get 8 free WindowAlert clings, while supplies last! Or, click here and pay $2.50 online and we’ll send you the 8 free WindowAlert clings. Thanks to the Jeff Rusinow Family Foundation, we are able to provide WindowAlerts to the community to help save birds.

Red Vines (kitten) Available for a Halloween Home

It’s MEOW-lo-ween at the Wisconsin Humane Society! Interested in adopting a feline companion like Red Vines, above?

  • All cat adopters get a chance to spin the prize wheel for free candy or prizes! Some cats will even go home wearing festive bandanas or Soft Claws, a stylish and humane alternative to declawing. 
  • Children are invited to enter a cat picture coloring contest and can print MEOW-lo-ween greeting cards off the website. The cards will be featuring WHS cats!
  • Fees for adult cats are waived; see website for kitten fees.
  • All of the cats available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society have been spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and tested for feline Leukemia. They also go home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam and 30 days of pet health insurance.

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Bring your dog to a halloween party!


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Puppies, puppies, everywhere... plus Lady Bug!

Have you been to the WHS website lately? Have you ever seen so many adorable dogs?  This morning, we opened at 10:00 a.m. with 69 available dogs!  Chihuahua puppies, 8-week-old Chow Chow puppies, not to mention gorgeous Labrador Retriever mix puppies!  We also have a variety of terrific adults, who already know the ropes.

If you are looking for a sweet-natured, lovabale, huggable adult, look no further than Lady Bug. She has become a fast favorite among volunteers and staff due to her affectionate, laid-back attitude.

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Friday Dog Parade

Caravan of Costumed Canines

Come watch four-legged ghouls and goblins stroll down Wisconsin Avenue at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Halloween parade! On Friday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m., see little lobsters, princesses, rock stars and other dogs-in-disguise strut their stuff. 

All the dogs in the parade will be walked by cats, so you don’t want to stray from this photo opportunity!  Plus, all of the dogs are available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society. 
The public is invited to the parade, which will include treats for kids and pumpkin decorating, too! 

  • WHAT:            Halloween Dog Parade
  • WHERE:         Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee  
  • WHEN:            Friday, October 30, 2009 1:00 p.m.

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