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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!

Jack Russell Seeking Sophisticated Home

Smart and silly, Scout is a handsome Jack Russell who is nine years young.  He has classic Jack Russell markings and is just 18 pounds. This intelligent guy is a joy to train - he learns very fast and is a motivated student. Got a bunch of tennis balls?  We've got the dog for you!

Learn more about adoption policies, training tips, and see all the available animals at

Pet Expo is Saturday!

Join the Wisconsin Humane Society at the Great Lakes Pet Expo at State Fair Park on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.  It’s Wisconsin’s largest indoor festival for animal lovers.

Shop for unique products, meet adoptable animals looking for new homes, and enjoy the entertainment that ranges from  “Animal Idol” and a parade of adoptables, to police dog and herding demonstrations.  We’ll be at booth 420, so make sure to stop by and say hello!

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A Class on Cats

Cat Behavior Seminar
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
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Please join us at WHS for an excellent program with a presentation and videos on feline behavior and training given by Kim Rinzel, M.S.  She will give you great insight on many topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Introducing your cat to other animals
  • Solving aggression between households cats
  • Reducing play aggression
  • Preventing or solving litterbox problem
  • .How to provide exercise and mental enrichment to your cat
  • How to keep your cat from waking you in the middle of the night
  • How to read your cat's body language

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Help a puppy's broken heart (and send a valentine!)

Marty & Bruiser, BFFs

marty and bruiserBatman & Robin. Abbott & Costello. Marty & Bruiser. You may see these handsome chaps strolling in tandem with our volunteer dog walkers around the grounds of WHS. These two best friends have lived their whole lives together and we want to find them a home for two. They were brought to us because their guardian fell seriously ill and could no longer care for them. Marty is a 12.5 year old Beagle and Bruiser is a 5.5 year old Pug/Beagle mix. Looking to double your happiness?

Legally Blonde - Bruiser's Buddies, the MUSICAL!

Legally Blonde: The Musical
Uihlein Hall – Marcus Center
929 N. Water Street
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 7:30 p.m.

Come Opening Night!
A portion of the cost of every ticket for Tuesday, April 13 goes to WHS if you enter the secret code!

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A true CHAMPion!

If the Olympics have inspired you to be more active this spring, bring along a friend like Champ for the ride! 
This dog is a personal trainer and best friend in one, just awaiting a guardian as happy and optimistic as he is.

This 1-year-old black Labrador Retriever mix will impress you with his athleticism, eagerness to learn and commitment to good health. He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and goes home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam. 

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