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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!

Chocolate Lab seeking new home

Chocoloate Lab Needs a Home

Chocolate Lab Needs a Home!

2-year-old Chocolate Lab

Looking for a new pup?
Meet Hadley, a 2-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever!

Hadley came to us from another shelter, and she was in pretty bad shape. Her mouth was causing her terrible pain, and an x-ray revealed that there was a BB stuck in Hadley's jaw. She had been SHOT!

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WHS launches "virtual re-homing" for pets

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has launched a new “virtual re-homing” service for people seeking a new home for their animal. The Pets Seeking People page of the WHS web site features a listing of animals in the Milwaukee area who are in need of new homes. These animals are not in the WHS shelter, but are instead in their current homes until they find new guardians.

“We understand that people are sometimes faced with circumstances in which they can no longer keep their animal, but they prefer to find their companion a new home on their own. We are excited to offer this new free service to them, which also frees up more space in the shelter for animals who don’t already have an advocate,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations and development at WHS.   

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24-hr pet adoption event starts Saturday with free gifts!

24-hour adoption event kicks off Saturday morning at Wisconsin Humane Society

Local man pledges $100 per adoption during the ASPCA® Mega Match-a-thon event
The Wisconsin Humane Society is preparing this week for its first-ever 24 hour adoption event, as part of the national ASPCA® Mega Match-a-thon. And this weekend, they got some great news. Stan Kass of Brown Deer has pledged to match every pet adoption with a $100 donation to the WHS during the event, up to $15,000. 
“Stan’s support is unbelievable. His generous heart and love of animals continues to be an inspiration to the whole community,” said Angela Speed, director of development and community relations at the Wisconsin Humane Society. 
What is the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon 24-hr event?
WHS is one of 55 animal rescue organizations participating in the national adoption promotion, sponsored by the ASPCA. The 24-hour adoption event WHS’s Milwaukee shelter begins on March 31, running from 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning and ending at 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  A variety of festivities are being planned. 
Highlights of the event include:
  • FREE gifts for all adopters
  • Kids crafts & scavenger hunt
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua will be shown FREE for families at 7:00 p.m. Saturday
  • Puppy Pajama Parade – begins Saturday night at 10:10 p.m. sharp
  • Wii/Just Dance Tournament begins at 11:00 p.m.
  • Anyone adopting in pajamas 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. receives a 25% adoption discount
  • CJ Astro will be hosting DOGA (yoga w/your dog) at 8:00 a.m. Sunday; FREE registration  
Join in for the fun at any time! WHS’s goal is to find homes for 150 animals, and they can’t do it without community support.  Learn more at

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