Direct from the Exec
Welcome to the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin! Our name and our website may be new, but our mission is the same as it’s been for more than 100 years – helping pets go home again!
As a non-profit animal shelter, we know we don’t do what we do alone. Thousands of people are a part of this organization as adopters, donors, and volunteers, and each of those friends plays an important role in helping the lost and homeless welcomed into our shelter every year. In short, it takes people to help pets.
Our website is your portal to finding a way to making a difference for pets. Sure, you can search for adoptable pets, but you can also find a lot more right at your fingertips: Discover rewarding volunteer opportunities or sponsor a pet. Become a member, or get answers to your pet care questions. We want our relationship with you to continue beyond adoption. We want to be here to help you and your pet figure each other out so that you share many happy years together. Whether you adopt an animal, volunteer to help socialize cats or walk dogs, help at one of our events, or donate to our services, you are an important part of our team.
Since last summer, all of us here have switched our focus from just being the shelter we’re “supposed to be”, to building a shelter that our community and its pets needs us to be. This website will grow and change over time just like our organization will. As community needs shift, so will our approach. And as we identify new opportunities to make a difference in the lives of lost and homeless pets, we’ll rise up to meet the challenge.
So take a look around the site. Stop by the shelter. We’re sure you’ll appreciate the welcoming and friendly atmosphere and the knowledge and compassion of our staff. The website, the new name, all of it is the beginning of great happenings at your humane society. We’ve been serving the community since 1910, and we are proud to re-introduce you to the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin! Join us as we help pets go home again!
September 22, 2018
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News & Announcements
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