Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin


Administrative Staff

The Humane Society also employs an amazing team of Adoption Counselors, Animal Care staff, and Medical staff. Each of our employees are focused every day on our mission of helping pets go home again. In addition to our staff, our shelter also benefits from the efforts of more than 150 volunteers and the largest foster network in the region. Want to be a part of our team? Check out our employment opportunities or sign up to volunteer or foster

Mike McManus
Executive Director

James Hurley
Assistant Executive Director

DeShawn Christiansen
Assistant Executive Director of Development and Fundraising
Linda Maze
Office Manager
Stormy Farr
Animal Care and Adoptions Manager
Melinda Markley
Behavior & Enrichment Supervisor
Kaitie Swedlund
Volunteer & Foster Coordinator

Jennefer Lueck
Intake Supervisor

Amber Pinnon
Adoptions Supervisor
Brittney Stott
Adoptions Retail Supervisor
Brittany VanSchnydel
Shelter Medicine Manager
Hannah Hathaway
Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
  Dr. Penny Coder

Upcoming Events

First Community Credit Union Adoption Event

January 19, 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

Janesville man saves injured stray dog’s life

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV)— A lost and injured dog now shares a unique bond with a man from Janesville. Frankie the Beagle ran away from home Saturday...


JANESVILLE - If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pets. That's one motto the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin has adopted...

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