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


Rock County 4-H Fair

July 29, 2017

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin will have a booth set up with the Blackhawk Community Bank. Our volunteers will have information about our organization and applications to...

Pints for Pitties

August 6, 2017 (12-4pm) -

Calling all Pitbull lovers! Please come visit our amazing pitbulls available for adoption with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. These dogs include our longest stay residents...

News & Announcements


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...

Humane Society Honors Volunteers

JANESVILLE — The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is set to honor some of its volunteers as PetsGoHome Heroes, including one Beloit couple who has fostered 76 cats and...

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