The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dog Adoption Suspension Lifted at Wisconsin Humane Society
MILWAUKEE – The suspension on dog adoptions at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) will be lifted Friday morning at both the Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses after test results confirmed an initial group of dogs to be very low risk for contracting the distemper virus. Those dogs will become available on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
“We are confident that this group of healthy dogs are not carrying the Canine Distemper Virus,” said Anne Reed, executive director. “In fact, we are offering 25% off all adoptions to help them go home faster.”
The samples tested came from healthy, previously vaccinated dogs and puppies. They demonstrated a high level of antibodies, which defend against distemper infection.
WHS is awaiting more test results on other dogs and puppies and expects more animals to be cleared for adoption in the next few days.
WHS continues to direct Milwaukee dog surrenders to Elmbrook Humane Society and Ozaukee dog surrenders to the Washington County Humane Society, who have both offered their assistance.