Founded almost 140 years ago, the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the largest humane society in Wisconsin, and one of the largest in the United States. WHS provides care for the community’s homeless, unwanted, and abused companion animals through their three shelters, as well as an adoption program, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and education programs. Their Pets for Life program targets underserved areas of Milwaukee that would otherwise have no access to veterinary services, by focusing on building relationships with the communities through daily door-to-door outreach. We are supporting the continuation and expansion of the Pets for Life programme, in Milwaukee, which will spay/neuter dogs owned by people on low-income in some of the most economically deprived neighbourhoods of the city and surrounding areas.
As a non-profit, non-governmental organization, WHS is working towards building a safer, more humane community for companion animals.
One of WHS’s major programs is Pets for Life. This is a national model (developed by the Humane Society of the United States) that targets underserved areas of major cities in the US, that would otherwise have no access to veterinary services. It focuses on building relationships with local communities through daily door-to-door outreach.
Since WHS established the program in Milwaukee in 2012, more than 5,800 dogs owned by low income families have been reached. With our help, its goal is to sterilize a further 610 dogs.