Welcome to CANINES CARE: a team for dogs owners and all those who wish to support the great work of WHS.
Several years ago my dog Roga and I attended therapy dog training classes at WHS. The training we received enabled us to become a therapy dog team and to visit hospice residents weekly where I see the very positive impact on those in hospice care and their family members.
But dog training is only one of the many ways that WHS helps improve the quality of life for people and animals in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine counties. Last year, for example, WHS:
- found homes for more than 10,000 homeless animals with new families.
- performed 16,489 surgeries.
- admitted 5,673 wild animals to its Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
- conducted education programs for 7,086 children designed to teach compassion, respect and responsible care for animals.
- returned 1,000 companion animals to their owners.
- ran programs to end animal abuse ---a known precursor to child abuse.
- cared for at risk pets of victims of domestic violence.
- helped feed animals of families in need.
- WHS operates the areas first high volume, high quality, low cost spay/neuter clinic.
In 2016, WHS was again awarded the highest rating (four stars) given by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator!
WHS relies on community donations and receives no general government funding. You can help WHS continue its good work by (1) sponsoring the Canines Care team’s walk by clicking the Donate to Participant button, (2) registering to join the team to walk or run on June 25 by clicking on the Join My Team button or better yet, (3) doing both.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. I hope to see you on Saturday, June 24th!