Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin


Administrative Staff


Mike McManus
Executive Director

James Hurley
Assistant Executive Director

DeShawn Christiansen
Assistant Executive Director of Development and Fundraising




Linda Maze
Office Manager

Melinda Markley
Behavior & Enrichment Supervisor

Kaitie Swedlund
Volunteer & Foster Coordinator

Jennifer Lueck
Intake Supervisor


Amber Pinnon
Adoptions Supervisor


Brittney Stott
Adoptions Retail Supervisor



Stormy Farr
Animal Careand Adoptions Manager


Brittany VanSchyndel

Shelter Medicine Manager


Hannah Hathaway
Social Media and Marketing Coordinator


Dr. Penny Coder

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

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,...

News & Announcements

Nurturing Baby Animals

JANESVILLE - Kathy Bradley is a retired nurse who took care of people for decades. She continues to put that caring demeanor to good use. But now she serves...

Spay/Neuter Services available on Wednesdays

Spaying and neutering your pets is one of the greatest gifts you can give her/him and your community. It’s one of the simplest things...

Lost Pet Portal