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!
Patricia McConnell Lecture - The Emotional Life of Animals
Milwaukee Public Library's Centennial Hall, Thursday, March 19, 7-8:30pm
Join the Wisconsin Humane Society in inviting Dr. Patricia McConnell, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and noted author for this informative and entertaining evening lecture at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Centennial Hall. Dr. McConnell has hosted “Calling all Pets” on Wisconsin Public Radio for fourteen years, providing her intuitive and expert advice to animal-loving listeners. Now, it’s your turn to see Dr. McConnell in person!!!
Looking for a good way to spend quality time with your dog and impress your friends? Learn how to elicit desired tricks and behaviors from your dog by participating in Clever Canine Tricks class, held Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. at the Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. This class is a great introduction on how dogs learn and will expand your dog’s training foundation using reward-based methods. You will learn how to capture, lure and shape a variety of behaviors. The cost to attend four-week class is only $60. To register, sign up online or call (414) 431-6156.
The folks at WHS just had to share this video of a sweet, playful, gorgeous black Labrador Retriever named Sophia. Check out her video debut here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ejQizYlqSA