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

Mutts & Martinis

October 28, 2021

Dust off your cocktail attire because The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin's Mutts & Martinis is back and better than ever!  

This year's...

Lick or Treat

October 30, 2021

Introducing Lick or Treat, sponsored by Camping World! 

Join us at The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin on Saturday, October 30th for a spooky day...

News & Announcements

Mutts & Martinis is BACK and BETTER THAN EVER!

BELOIT, WI –The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin has announced they will once again host their much-anticipated community event ‘Mutts & Martinis’ on Thursday, October 2...

Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin sets long-awaited groundbreaking event for new facility

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) -The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin in Janesville is getting ready to break ground on a new facility. This project has been about five years...

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