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Telethon for WHS

FOX6 & Wisconsin Humane Society's Tails of Hope Telethon

Friday, March 23, 2018  |  6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Broadcast live from FOX6 News studios in Brown Deer

The Wisconsin Humane Society is excited to announce our inaugural telethon to benefit homeless animals in our community! The Tails of Hope Telethon will be broadcast live on FOX6 News (WITI-TV) in Milwaukee from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 23, reaching an audience of about 175,000 viewers. In addition to live in-studio segments, Carl Deffenbaugh from FOX6 will be broadcasting live from the WHS Milwaukee Campus throughout the day. The telethon media channels will also include our website, social media, E-mail, postcard mailing, and text. 

Our goal is to raise $75,000 in donations and $30,000 in corporate support. Proceeds will go directly toward supporting local animals in the community. The Wisconsin Humane Society annually serves 40,000 animals and does not receive any general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.

The phone bank will be staffed by corporate supporters and volunteers. Puppies and other animals will be showcased throughout the broadcasts to help inspire support for our work.

Stay tuned for more details!


Thank you to our 2018 telethon sponsors!


If you are a community-minded business looking to support the Wisconsin Humane Society's 2018 telethon, please contact Laura Nowlin at or 414-431-6157. The deadline for sponsorships is February 23, 2018.