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


Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. Fundraiser

March 20, 2019

The Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. will be holding a fundraiser in support of the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 20th!

35% of all...

Petco Adoption Event

April 6, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm) - April 7, 2019

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


Humane Society Announces 100 Extraordinary Women Initiative

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is asking women throughout Rock County to be the first with their support – through the 100 Extraordinary Women Initiative. This is a...

HSSW Closures Due to Inclement Weather

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