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Memorials & Honorary Gifts

Honor a friend or celebrate the memory of a loved one by making a contribution in their name to the Wisconsin Humane Society.


Animal Sponsorships

Available in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Green Bay, and Door County

Do you know someone who adores animals but isn't able to adopt? Consider sponsoring a WHS shelter animal in their name! You can select any available animal and make a donation to support their food, shelter, and veterinary care. We'll post your generosity on our Animal Sponsorship Gallery page, and we can even send a letter to the honoree or memorialized's family notifying them of your kindness.

  • A gift of $50 or more will sponsor an animal in need

Complete this online form to sponsor an animal. If you're dedicating your sponsorship to someone and would like us to send them a notification letter, please be sure to check the box at the end of the form marked "mail a letter on my behalf to," and enter their contact information. If you have any questions about animal sponsorships, please contact the WHS Development Team at 414-431-6119 or ccarini@wihumane.org.


Customized Bricks

Available in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Green Bay, and Door County

Bordering the walkways of the main entrances at our Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Green Bay, and Door County Campuses are personalized bricks featuring tributes to well-loved people and animals. The bricks provide a great opportunity to honor or memorialize a family member, friend, or animal companion while supporting the lifesaving work of WHS. Bricks come in two sizes:

  • A gift of $250 will fund a 4" x 8" personalized brick
  • A gift of $500 will fund an 8" x 8" personalized brick

To fill out a brick order form, click here. After you have submitted your completed form, you will be contacted by the WHS Development Department for us to retrieve payment and to review the order form. You may also call us directly at ccarini@wihumane.org or 414-431-6119 to order a brick or to have your questions answered! 


Memorial Gardens & Spaces

Available in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Green Bay, and Door County

At each Wisconsin Humane Society Campus, we have reserved a special area for remembering the incredible pets and people who are no longer with us. These memorial spaces serve as a serene place you can visit to feel closer to your loved one.

If you would like to make a lasting tribute to a person or pet, there are many sponsorship opportunities available at each campus. Additionally, the WHS Milwaukee Campus is home to a Columbarium Garden that stands as a final resting place for cherished pets. To learn more about memorial spaces at a campus near you, please contact the WHS Development Team at 414-431-6119 or ccarini@wihumane.org.


Tree Sponsorships

Available in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Green Bay, and Door County

Support shelter animals while helping the environment by dedicating a tree on our Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Green Bay, or Door County Campus grounds. Your gift will provide shade to visitors, a home for nearby wildlife, and will stand as an eco-friendly reminder of the honoree's legacy for years to come.  

  • A gift of $1,000 will fund a tree sponsorship with a customized plaque

If you are interested in sponsoring a tree in honor or memory of someone, please contact our Development Team at 414-431-6119 or ccarini@wihumane.org to let us know which campus you would like to support with your generosity. 


Kennel Sponsorships

Available in Green Bay only

Celebrate your loved ones with a commemorative plaque on one of our dog or cat kennels at the WHS Green Bay Campus. These memorials also make a wonderful gift to celebrate a special anniversary, career milestone, a wedding, a new child or pet, or any life event for someone who knows just how much joy animals bring to our lives.

  • A gift of $150 will fund a 6" x 5" customized plaque on a kennel for 6 months
  • A gift of $300 will fund a 6" x 5" customized plaque on a kennel for 1 year

Click here to download the Green Bay Kennel Plaque order form. 
You may also call us directly at 920-469-3110 x111 or email jniec@wihumane.org to order a brick or to have your questions answered! 

Volunteers Needed

We are currently in high need of foster parents to care for either dogs or cats ranging in age and condition.  All you need is a little extra room in your home and heart!

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