WHS Adoptable Animals

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!

Wildlife photo contest to benefit WI's wild animals

Wildlife photo contest to benefit Wisconsin’s injured wild animals
To celebrate Wisconsin's wildlife, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the Wisconsin Humane Society is pleased to announce its first-ever photo contest.

There is a $10 non-refundable entry fee per photo, which benefits the wild animals at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Celebrity judges will determine the top three photos, plus 3-5 honorable mentions.

1st place prize is $100 cash plus "I Love Wild Birds" package from WHS or a guided Milwaukee River canoe trip courtesy of the Urban Ecology Center (2nd place winner to receive alternate prize); 3rd place receives a year-long membership to the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center; 4th place Honorable Mention winner receives two signed and framed Frank Mittelstadt wildlife prints: “Autumn Bounty” and “Summer Sun.” Be sure to read our contest guidelines below and then submit your photo!

2012 Judges

Dan Small
Outdoor Wisconsin

Gary Porter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jim Stingl
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mark Hoffman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sarah Fierek
88.9 Radio Milwaukee

Ken Leinbach
Urban Ecology Center

Jessica Kaminski
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
J Kaminski Photography

Stephanie Bartz
Stephanie Bartz Photography

Brian Hansen
Brian Hansen Photography


The "Wild About Wisconsin" wildlife photo contest is open to anyone interested in submitting their digital photos of Wisconsin's indigenous wild animals. Crimson Cardinals at your bird feeder, a Cooper's Hawk soaring above the Menomonee River, a Black Bear lumbering through a Vilas County forest, unaware of your telephoto lens... Whether you're a novice with a point-and-shoot, or a birder with a Nikon SLR, WHS would love to see - and share - your photos!

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