Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Capital Campaign

YOU can be a part of this vital project. For information on our Naming & Recognition Opportunities, click HERE. To pledge a gift to The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin for our new facility, click HERE.

Contact Kaitie Swedlund at to find out how you can get involved!

“This project started before I joined the organization, and I am honored and proud to see it pass the finish line.  Rock County residents and municipalities will love our new facility and together we will help pets go home again!”

-Jim McMullen | Executive Director

The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin’s new building will be ‘right sized’ to allow the shelter to efficiently provide outstanding care for all pets and expand programs and services offered to the community. The total cost of this project is estimated to be approximately $4.325 million.

Where is the new property?

A generous estate donation allowed us to acquire a 44-acre parcel between Janesville and Beloit which offers us a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a 21st century campus that will serve our needs now and long into the future. The beautiful prairie setting is located halfway between Janesville and Beloit, on Prairie Street (County Highway G) just south of the Dollar General Distribution Center and about a mile north of Blackhawk Technical College, in the Town of Rock. This is an open, natural area that includes a wooded area, open meadows, and a stream – the perfect place for pets and any members of the community who want to take advantage of it. 

How can YOU become part of this vital project?

Consider a gift to The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin's Capital Campaign. Your generous contribution could provide you with a once in a lifetime naming opportunity that would embed you in our shelter's history forever! To explore the amazing Naming & Recognition Opportunities we have available, please visit our website HERE.

Upcoming Events

Kauffman’s Country Store Adoption Event

May 28, 2022 (9 AM-1 PM) -

Stop by Kauffman's Country Store on May 28th and say hello to our volunteers! They are ready and willing to answer any questions you may...

Petco Adoption Event

June 4, 2022 (11:00am - 1:00pm) -

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

Faith Stephens, Adoption Supervisor & Community Outreach Coordinator HSSW on Stan Milan Show

JANESVILLE, WI (WCLO) - Faith Stephens, adoption supervisor & community outreach coordinator joins the show to discuss funds received from the Streigel Family Christmas display, adoption and...

Milton High School Students Organize Pet Adoption Event

MILTON, WI ( - A pet adoption event Saturday, January 8th at Milton High School organized by students benefited the Humane Society of Southern...

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