Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin


Give a gift of lasting compassion.

There are many ways to show your support. We offer a lot of options to suit every giving level and charitable choice. We want you to feel a part of us large or small. The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin started with folks just like you who wanted to be the voice for animals in our community. People who recognized that advocating, protecting, supporting, and preserving the lives of lost and homeless pets made good community sense and enhanced life among families. As a non-profit organization with more than 50% of its funding coming from donations and fundraising, we thank you for helping us sustain the work of our mission of helping pets go home again. We could not do it without you.

General Donations  – Whether a one-time gift or a convenient monthly giving option, every donation goes directly to helping all the animals we care for become loving family pets who go home again. Click here to make a gift! 

Memberships (Individual and Corporate) – Join a few thousand of your closest friends in support of the work we do in the shelter and in our community. Learn more about membership tiers.

Sponsor a Pet – For just $35 you sponsor a shelter pet until he or she goes to a forever home. Your gift helps support daily care of cleaning, feeding, socializing, and any medical needs of your chosen pet. Plus, we’ll even put your name and a message on the pet’s star profile page. Simply click on Sponsor this Pet on the pet’s profile page. A purrrrr-fect or dog-gone great way to show you care! Click here to sponsor a pet now!

Help Me, Heal Me Fund – A medical fund for our feeling-down furry friends and a great way to help them recover! For more information, click here.

Amazon Wish List - Shop from the comfort of your own home and have it shipped directly to the shelter. Click here for our Wish List.

Honor/Memorial Tribute Gifts – Celebrate and honor the lives of beloved people or pets who have made an impact on your life. For every tribute gift we receive, we’ll send an acknowledgment letting someone special know you thought about them with a gift to your humane society. That perfect For-The-Person-Who-Has-Everything gift. Or if you're not sure what to do for someone who recently said goodbye to a pet, this is the ideal gift to say you care. Simply note your tribute in the notes section of our donation page. Click here for a memorial donation.

Memorial Brick - Path to Paws – New in 2014, Path to Paws is a great way to leave your permanent mark of care and compassion for your local lost and homeless shelter animals. This engraved brick fund-raising campaign provides a great, visible opportunity to create a long-lasting gift to help support enhanced on-site care at the shelter and get beautiful pets into kind, warm homes. More about Memorial Bricks.

Planned Gift – Planned gifts is a present decision to make a gift in the future and are an excellent way to leave a legacy that continues your compassion and commitment to animal welfare. Often, planned gifts can result in immediate income, income to an organization like the humane society, or serve to delay a gift for life etc. Planned gifts can take the shape of bequests, securities, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement accounts, and more. To discuss a planned gift, please call Brett Frazier, Executive Director, (608) 752-5622.

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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