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Pets for Life

Building relationships, saving lives


Pets for Life is a program developed by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) that focuses on underserved areas with limited access to pet care resources, building relationships and providing critical animal care services. In 2012, the Wisconsin Humane Society was chosen to be a Pets for Life mentorship city by HSUS, and we are proud to be a part this lifesaving program. 

WHS’s Pets for Life program serves people and animals in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code through door-to-door outreach and community events. Families in this community face many barriers to accessing important services for the animals they love.  The zip code does not have a single veterinary clinic, and 91% of the animals whom we initially meet are not spayed or neutered. WHS provides free spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, and a wealth of supportive resources to animals in the community.  Our Pets for Life outreach team builds trust and relationships with community members, makes information and resources accessible, and establishes a consistent presence in the neighborhood.   

Pets for Life is based on the fundamental understanding that where there is human suffering, there is animal suffering.  The program seeks to meet community members where they are, rather than waiting for them to come to us.  This approach allows us to reach those in our community who have the least access to information and services, improving quality of life for both animals and people.  

You can support Pets for Life
If you'd like to make a contribution to support Pets for Life here in Milwaukee, please add "For PFL" to the comments section of the donation form. Thank you for your support. 

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