Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Direct from the Exec

Welcome to the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

I am excited and honored to join your organization as the new Executive Director. I want to thank everyone for your warm welcome. Also, I want to thank Brett Frazier, the former Executive Director, staff and the board for their support and assistance in helping me transition into this position. Following in Brett’s shoes will not be easy, but with your input, participation and support, we can be assured that the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin has a bright future.

I have held a number of management positions throughout my career including as a Director for Tiffany & Co., and served on a variety of not for profit boards, including 4 years with the Naperville Area Humane Society. Most recently, I was the Vice President of Client Relations for an Association Management Company while also serving as the Senior Executive Director for 4 not for profit trade associations. I have developed a number of successful fundraising programs and been involved in a few capital campaigns. I am looking forward to being heavily involved with the current capital campaign underway at the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. We have a great team of staff and volunteers here at HSSW, all who are passionate about finding the proper home for each and every one of the animals who come through our doors. 

I would like to thank the HSSW Board of Directors for this fantastic opportunity. I am looking forward to getting involved within the communities that we serve and hope to meet all of you very soon. Please feel free to call or visit me at the Humane Society on Arch Street.

Mike McManus
Executive Director
Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Upcoming Events


Spay Day

November 17, 2018

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin will be opening up their services to the public during this one day event. Discounted spay/neuter services and low cost vaccinations...

Downtown Beloit Association’s Grand Lighted Holiday Parade

November 23, 2018

There’s nothing quite like a lighted parade to spark off the holiday season! We’ll be there with our float all decked out in lights,...

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Spay/Neuter Services available on Wednesdays

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