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!
A little Pekingese arrived at WHS this summer with a painfully infected, bulging eye. A sweet kitten came in with a deformed paw, which had essentially died after being tied with rubber bands. These innocent animals were not the only abuse and neglect survivors we saw this year, but we remember their stories - and countless others - because they touch our hearts.
Hope and Joy are being honored at this year's Hope's Lights event on December 6, 2009. This free holiday event celebrates the animals in our lives and helps us remember those we've lost. Come meet the real Hope and Joy, enjoy refreshments, watch the Gosling Guild kids' club members carol and enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of WHS. We're even auctioning off a SmartCar Convertible! How's that for a holiday present?
Please help us continue to care for animals like Hope and Cheer. WHS receives no government support or tax dollars, so the community's support is essential.
Purchase a light online in honor or memory of someone and send an email or card to let them know. A single $20 donation goes a long way to help us care for injured, abused and homeless animals. All these donations go directly to help animals like Hope and Joy receive the care - and second chances - they so deeply deserve. Thank you, and we hope to see you at the Hope's Lights event on December 6 at WHS.