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!
Molly and her five baby kittens were among fourteen cats surrendered by a single family this week to the Wisconsin Humane Society. The 5-week-old black and white kittens are named Pumpkin, Elvira, Boo, Candy Corn and Casper. The kittens and their mother will go into foster care until they are old enough for adoption; the other adult cats will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before becoming available.
The Wisconsin Humane Society has noticed a sharp increase in overall animal surrenders the last few weeks. Nearly 200 more animals were surrendered in September 2008 than in September 2007 and like all fourteen of the cats surrendered, many of them have never been spayed or neutered, thus contributing to the pet overpopulation problem.
There are many cats and kittens looking for new homes this weekend. The Wisconsin Humane Society is open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visit www.wihumane.org for more information!