Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

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Myths and Facts About Pit Bulls

April 16, 2014

Their characteristics may just steal your heart. By Robin Rock It is a fact that Pit Bulls are one of the most maligned and...

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Staying Ahead of Heartworm

April 3, 2014

Prevention is Key to Heartworm Disease The Rock River is rising which means warm weather is just around the corner. Unfortunately it also means mosquitoes...

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Why a shelter dog and not a pet store dog?

March 27, 2014

What can we say? Shelter animals are simply, just special. There’s something so exceptional about them that owners will often say, “He...

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Say Cheese, and Woof, and Meow…

March 25, 2014

Everyone wants a great photo of their pet. Photographer Margie Duerr of Olive Photographics shares her tips for capturing the...

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Upcoming Events


Beloit College Community Connection Day

September 1, 2017 (3:30-5:00pm) -

Beloit College is throwing their 2nd annual Community Connection Day! They have invited us to set up a booth to help spread the word about our organization. Connect...

Paws for a Cause 5k Race

September 2, 2017 (10am) -

The inaugural tour of Paws for a Cause 5K is coming to Delavan for a 5K Run/Walk. This family friendly event will benefit Southern Wisconsin Humane Society!...

News & Announcements


Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin opposes proposed city cuts

A proposal to halve the city of Janesville's spending on animal control is "shortsighted," the executive director of the local humane society said.

Brett Frazier,...

Unique program encourages literacy by reading to cats

JANESVILLE, Wis - The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin houses some of the smartest cats.

That’s because Washington Elementary fifth-graders read them books about...

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