Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Community Education

Part of The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin's mission is to educate our community in order to inspire compassion and responsible pet guardianship. HSSW is committed to being transparent with our community on the many nuances of animal welfare and pet adoption. Please browse the following FAQ. If your question is not answered, don't hesitate to call the shelter at 608-752-5622!

Community Outreach Presentations

General FAQ

Adoption FAQ

Stray Animal FAQ


Upcoming Events

Kauffman’s Country Store Adoption Event

May 28, 2022 (9 AM-1 PM) -

Stop by Kauffman's Country Store on May 28th and say hello to our volunteers! They are ready and willing to answer any questions you may...

Petco Adoption Event

June 4, 2022 (11:00am - 1:00pm) -

Please stop by and meet some of our adoptable pets who are looking for a great home! You can speak to some of our amazing volunteers to learn...

News & Announcements

Faith Stephens, Adoption Supervisor & Community Outreach Coordinator HSSW on Stan Milan Show

JANESVILLE, WI (WCLO) - Faith Stephens, adoption supervisor & community outreach coordinator joins the show to discuss funds received from the Streigel Family Christmas display, adoption and...

Milton High School Students Organize Pet Adoption Event

MILTON, WI ( - A pet adoption event Saturday, January 8th at Milton High School organized by students benefited the Humane Society of Southern...

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