Double Your Impact!
Today you have the opportunity to make your gift go twice as far to help animals in Wisconsin. Isn’t that fantastic? Thanks to the George Kress Family Foundation, Nicholas Family Foundation, Jude Ford, Pat Bachhuber, Nancy Behrens, Todd & Kim James, Kathleen Ryan, and other friends of the Wisconsin Humane Society, your donation will have twice the impact on the 40,000+ animals we care for each year at our Green Bay, Door County, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine Campuses.
Any gift you give by September 30, will automatically double in value — up to $200,000*!
- $30 will become $60 to provide training
for dogs with special behavior needs.
- $50 will become $100 to help spay or neuter animals
so they can be adopted and given the second chance they deserve.
- $100 will become $200 to help rescued animals receive emergency surgery,
medical treatment, and behavioral support.
This matching opportunity couldn’t come at a better time. So many animals in our community are in urgent need of food, water, shelter, medical care, behavioral support, and a new family to cherish them. Please help give twice the love to cats, dogs and other animals in our community so they can lead happy, healthy lives.
Please consider making a gift now to give twice the hope to animals who are counting on us.
Thank you so much.
*Donations made to the Green Bay and Door County Campuses will be matched up to $100,000 thanks to the George Kress Family Foundation, and up to $100,000 in donations made to the Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Racine Campuses will be matched by the generosity of the Nicholas Family Foundation, Jude Ford, Todd & Kim James, Pat Bachhuber, Nancy Behrens, Kathleen Ryan, and other friends of WHS! Thank you all for extending the match through September 30, 2018!
Five Tails of Bravery
This month, we're telling the stories of five amazing animals who beat the odds, thanks to the support of donors like you. Without your contributions, we simply couldn't do this work each and every day when animals need us most.
When she was just two months old, police received a complaint about a man beating a dog. When they arrived on the scene, a crowd had gathered around a tiny, white puppy who was barely breathing. The group had intervened to protect her, but the man ran off, leaving Dumpling on the sidewalk, her brain beginning to swell from the impact. Thankfully, she was brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society and would never have to feel such pain and fear again. Aside from temporary hearing loss, the condition of her brain stabilitzed and Dumpling recovered wonderfully. A few weeks later, she found a loving home with Sharon and her family, who ensure that Dumpling feels nothing but loved and cherished each day.
When a shelter in northern Wisconsin asked us to take in a cat who had a badly broken leg, we were glad to help out. The poor guy had stabilized, but he needed more veterinary care and surgery to ensure a healthy future. No one knew what caused the injury until our veterinary team gave him a full examination. To our horror, we discovered that Winston had been shot and the bullet completely shattered his front right leg beyond repair. After amputation, Winston recovered so quickly that he was ready for adoption just three weeks after his arrival! This brave, strong boy now spends his days lounging in the comfort a loving home, thanks to the generosity of donors like you.
When crew members from a nearby jobsite tried to move a trash can in an alleyway, they were surpised by its weight. When they looked inside, they found a terrified young dog with severe injuries. Heartbroken, the crew stayed at his side until help arrived. After an overnight stay at MADACC, Chance was transferred to the Wisconsin Humane Society where vets made a horrible discovery. The nature of the deep wounds on this 8-month-old puppy indicated he had been dragged behind a vehicle. After several long weeks, countless bandages, closely monitored treatment, and lots of love, he had regained his playful spirit and was like an entirely new dog. Today, Chance's family treasures him dearly, giving him all the treats and belly rubs a pup could hope for.
When he was brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus by police, the tiny baby weighed merely eight ounces. At three weeks old, he was lifeless, barely breathing, and ice cold to the touch. Our team immediately jumped into action, carefully raising his body temperature and monitoring him closely. After 10 minutes with no response, we began to fear the worst. Then suddenly, he stirred. We let out a sigh of relief when we saw the first signs of life, but he wasn’t out of the woods yet. We administered fluids, fed him a calorie-rich syrup, brushed maggot eggs out of his fur, and continued to keep him warm. Within a half hour, the little one wobbled to his wet food and began to eat on his own. We were astonished at his will to survive. There was only one name that fit this brave little soul: Miracle.
When we first met Dora, she was a shell of a puppy — sick, frail and so tiny that she could nearly fit in the palm of your hand. And at just a few weeks old, Dora was much too young to be away from her mother. She was struggling to eat and struggling to survive. Thankfully Dora was brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society before it was too late. Our veterinary team examined her and got her started on medicine and special food to heal and nourish her little body. It took time, but after six weeks of round-the-clock care in one of our loving foster homes, Dora was strong enough to be adopted. Today, she lives with a family who adores her and the trauma of her past is forgotten.