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!
When our veterinarians approach this funny fellow in the WHS veterinary clinic, they are welcomed by a goofy grin and wagging tail. Despite suffering a traumatic injury, Rockefeller is optimistic and eager to trust.
He wasn’t always so happy. The 1-year-old Bassett Hound mix arrived at WHS from another shelter with a bad limp in his rear leg. We don't know whether he was hit by a car, fell from a porch, or suffered abuse, but Rockefeller had fractured his femur and was living with an undiagnosed broken bone for months...
Without treatment, Rockefeller's leg would have likely gone lame and developed severe arthritis, causing him further pain. The surgery at WHS, however, gave him a second chance. After he is fully recovered, Rockefeller will move into our regular adoption program and he'll begin a second journey - with a loving family.
We were only able to help Rockefeller because of donations from people like you. We do not receive government funding and depend on the community’s support to fund all of our lifesaving initiatives, including the care provided to Rockefeller.
Interested in adopting? Rockefeller still needs a couple weeks to heal, but we'll keep his story updated. No holds are being taken for him and all adoptions are first-come, first-served.