Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Community Education

Part of The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin's mission is to educate our community in order to inspire compassion and responsible pet guardianship. HSSW is committed to being transparent with our community on the many nuances of animal welfare and pet adoption. Please browse the following FAQ. If your question is not answered, don't hesitate to call the shelter at 608-752-5622!

General FAQ

Adoption FAQ

Stray Animal FAQ

Upcoming Events

Empty the Shelters

May 5, 2021 (Ongoing Event) - May 9, 2021

On Wednesday May 5 through Sunday, May 9, you will have the opportunity to adopt a new best friend for $25 and BISSELL Pet Foundation will sponsor the remaining cost! We...

Mounds Adoption Event

May 15, 2021 (10:00am - Noon) -

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 of Southern Wisconsin eager to break ground for new shelter


After delays, changes in leadership, the pandemic and a complete redesign, the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin was ready to break ground on its long-awaited...

Local humane shelter using facial recognition technology for lost pets

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — We all know pet owners who take countless photos of their furry friends. It can be amusing, annoying, and easy to make fun of...

Lost Pet Portal