Join us on June 13 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. for our 2nd annual Feasting For Felix food tasting event! Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Easter festivities at the Ozaukee Campus drew large crowds on Saturday! Over 70 families and their companion animals and kids came for pictures with the Easter bunny. This popular event has become a tradition for many, stated several of the families. Adopters received a free picture with their newly adopted animal. Thank you to staff member Billy Zakrzewski and volunteer Larry Weissman for taking exceptional pictures, and for all the volunteers who helped the event to run smoothly!
The Ozaukee Campus has truly become a destination and resource for visitors from all over the world. We were excited to partner with Concordia University in welcoming several exchange students from China. Teaching the value of compassion and kindness for all living things was the cornerstone of their visit, as they toured behind-the-scenes, adoption areas and meet with Amaya, a 2 ½ month old puppy. For many, visiting a humane society was a first-time experience that opened their eyes to the realm of animal sheltering and animals as companions. We look forward to our growing relationship with Concordia students and working together to raise awareness for animals in need in all parts of the world.
Looking for low-cost spay/neuter services for your cat or dog? Learn more about the Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) at the Ozaukee Campus or Milwaukee Campus.
Hats off to Eric Barton of Barton Landscaping in Mequon for holding his annual “Santa Paws” donation drive! Eric offered discounts on his landscaping services for those clients who made a donation to the WHS Ozaukee Campus. Thank you Barton Landscaping for helping to support the animals in our care!
We are pleased to announce that the Wisconsin Humane Society is one of only 50 shelters in the country chosen to compete in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge! Learn more here.
Attention Teen Dog Walkers!
As the warmer months approach, Teen Dog Walk Nights will resume on Tuesday, April 16. Sign up with a friend and join us for a night of pizza, meeting fellow dog-lovers, learning cool canine facts, and walking dogs with veteran volunteers! Keep an eye out for summer dates on the OZ Calendar as we exit spring months and gear up for summer fun.
with Santa was a huge success!
Families and their companion
animals enjoyed a visit and photo session with Santa. We look forward to next
year! Stay tuned for pictures with the Easter Bunny coming this spring!
Shelter animals to receive $50,000 if 500 animals are adopted in September
Wisconsin Humane Society officials announced today that local philanthropist Stan Kass will donate $50,000 to the organization if their Milwaukee and Ozaukee shelters can find homes for 500 animalsinthe month of September... (read more)
LEED Gold Certification Awarded to Ozaukee Campus!
August 28, 2012: Officials from the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Ozaukee Campus announced today that the shelter has been awarded LEED® Gold certification, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Read more.
Thank you Alex Mehre!
Alex Mehre was hard at work this summer to provide the WHS Ozaukee Campus with a seating area that included his very own hand-built picnic table. Currently a Life Scout rank, Alex hopes to attain his Eagle Scout badge after putting in many long hours to provide an outdoor rest area for staff and volunteer dog walkers. Thank you, Alex, for your generous donation to WHS! Click here to see photos of his work-in-progress and the end result!
Nearly 200 animal-lovers attended Feasting for Felix last night – despite the heavy rain – helping us to raise over $10,000 for the shelter animals! Congratulations to our winning restaurants:
Best Sample: Tellos
Best Presentation: Remington's River Inn
Best Decorations: Cafe 1505
Huge thanks to all the restaurants, sponsors, volunteers and attendees of this inaugural event! Check out the photos!
New evening program for area teens!
We are offering a new activity night for teens between the ages of 13 through 18 who love dogs! Teen Dog Walks contain two hours of fun including education about animal safety, understanding the basics of canine body language, proper leashing techniques, and walking adoptable pooches... (learn more!)
Get an oil change... and help animals!
Once again, Krueger's Auto Tech in Cedarburg is helping the animals at the Ozaukee Campus by donating $3 from every oil change during the entire month of July! Call 262-375-4555 to make your appointment!
Thank you everyone at Shully's for hosting a fundraiser at their Garden Pavillion on Thursday, July 12! Guests donated $5 to watch two outdoor concerts and all funds came directly back to the animals at our Ozaukee Campus. Thanks, Shully's!
Top 10 Reasons to
Adopt an Adult Cat
1. You’ll no longer
be the only one during the day taking a “cat nap!”
2. Adoption fees
are waived for adult cats at WHS. However, you can always choose to name your
own fee for our adult cat adoptions - what a great way to make a donation for
the care provided to your new cat during his/her stay here!
3. This little
friend won’t give you grief for staying home on a Friday night or sleeping in
late on a Saturday morning!
4. With our
Felineality personality profiling, you’ll know whether you are adopting a “Love
Bug,” “Personal Assistant,” or one of our other Felinealities!
entertainment, from batting glitter balls, to chasing feather wands, you’ll be
wondering why you ever waited this long to adopt your feline friend!
6. Did you ever
meet anyone who loves seafood as much as you?
7. You’ll never
have a better partner for playing hide and seek! Don’t forget to check the
moving boxes, laundry baskets, or paper bags!
8. These mature
felines may climb their scratching posts, or their kitty condos, but unlike some
adventurous kittens, they won’t be scaling your curtains!
9. Who thought
running water could be so fun and entertaining?! Let your feline friend show you
just how it’s done!
10. Whether she is
keeping your toes warm under the covers, or you are coming home to him waiting
for you in front of the window, you’re sure to have a loving, furry companion
Thanks to everyone who made Hounds & Sounds such a success on Saturday, June 2! 150 people had a great time listening to String-a-long, enjoying great food and meeting adoptable animals. Your support is much appreciated. Don't miss the photos from the event!
Ozaukee Campus wins first-place real estate award!
The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus building has been selected as the first-place winner of The Business Journal’s 2012 Real Estate Awards! The shelter won in the category "BEST NEW DEVELOPMENT — SPECIAL PURPOSE." Learn more here.
Ozaukee Campus named "Top Project"
The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus building was selected by the Wisconsin Law Journal/Daily Reporter as one of their “Top Projects” in the construction field for 2011. Learn more here.
- Hot Weather Alert -
Just like people, companion animals can get heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Unlike people, however, they cannot regulate body temperature in the same way and different dog breeds respond to hot weather differently. Learn more, and don't be shy about sharing this flyer, "Do Not Leave Your Animals in the Car!"
FREE Public Tours
Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of Ozaukee Campus’ state-of-the-art facility. Reserve your spot for the May 19 tour today! This event is free, although we ask you to bring an item from our wish list to support the animals. Step in the paw prints of the animals and see the journey they take from the minute they arrive in Animal Arrivals, to the moment they are adopted by their new, loving families. Can't make it? View our photo tour now!
Charlotte Lueck of Mequon meets Jake the police dog.
Grand Opening Party!
Several hundred people braved the cold rain and winds to help us celebrate the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, May 14. Thank you to everyone who participated in the dog activities and kids crafts!
Special thanks to the Fast Foodie (shown below) and Sgt. Emmrich and Jake from the Cedarburg Police Department!
Help us celebrate our Grand Opening!
Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
- Costume parade at 1:00 p.m.
(all costumed dogs welcome to
participate for a free prize)
- Hot dog bobbing
- Pupcasso paintings
- Tricks for treats
- Face painting
- K9 Unit Officer Brian Emmrich and Jake
- Fast Foodie truck
- Gift bags for all adopters
- All cat adopters will be entered to win a free sisal scratching post
DOWNLOAD THE FLYER (.pdf)
Dogs are welcome to attend and participate in these fun activities!
59 Adoptions on Opening Day
On Saturday, March 26, 59 animals found new homes! The Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus opened to a crowd of adopters and supporters, eager to meet the wonderful animals available for adoption. Thanks to everyone who came to show their support. Keep your eye on the website as more animals become available every day!Our new address is 630 West Dekora Street in Saukville. For hours and directions, click here.
WE’RE OPENING MARCH 26!
Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus: Victoria Wellens Center to open for adoptions Saturday, March 26, 2011