Funding Goal: $100,000

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a 21st century campus that will serve our needs now and long into the future. The goal of the “Helping Pets Go Home Again” campaign is $2,375,000.

The Sweeney Group is donating a pair of artisan crafted 100EW emblem earrings to the first 100 women who pledge to the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin’s 100 Extraordinary Women initiative. The earrings will be available at the celebration luncheon on May 8 (details will be sent to all Extraordinary Women) or HSSW will make arrangements to send the earrings to you.

Please clearly indicate (in the comment section at checkout) the name of the person you would like to recognize or if you like to remain anonymous.

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The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (formerly the Rock County Humane Society) is a private nonprofit 501c3 organization whose mission is to provide shelter and humane care to lost and homeless pets, reunite lost pets with their families, promote positive pet adoptions and educate our community in donation to inspire compassion and responsible pet guardianship.

Started in 1910, the Rock County Humane Society (RCHS), as it was named, has been saving the lives of animals in need for more than 100 years. Just like then, the new Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin is an independent community shelter with more than 50% of its annual budget coming in from private donations and fundraising, with the remainder coming from adoption fees, contract services, and inkind gifts that save us in expenses.

In 1959, RCHS secured land to build a shelter and broke ground on our current site at 222 S. Arch Street, Janesville, in 1962. According to our archives, the site included “a good house for a shelter manager and a two-story barn that would provide adequate space for animal detention.” One news article states the society’s first major activity was to “spot and collect stray dogs throughout the county, for the protection of farm livestock and of children in play and park areas, and for the prevention of rabies.” And while a lot has changed since then, including remodeling and upgrading the facility in 1996 to what it is today and enhancing services to be broader in care, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to securing safe and loving homes for every adoptable animal and humane treatment for all.

The HSSW mission is simple yet profound—to Help Pets Go Home Again. Sunny is an incredible example of our work. Sunny is a beautiful yellow lab who was tragically scalded with boiling water then taken into custody by HSSW. After multiple surgeries Sunny was adopted and is ready to live life to the fullest—including Canine Good Citizen Class. She is the mascot for our campaign. Each year HSSW helps over 3,000 lost and homeless pets find their way back home or to a new home with people and families throughout the area. Additionally, more than 1,000 pets are helped through our clinic services. But a new facility is desperately needed. The current 9,000 square foot facility was built in 1976 to serve as an animal holding facility. Kennel rooms are poorly designed with no direct outside access. Space is generally inefficient and cramped. The facility is inconveniently located to serve all of Rock County area. The planned facility will be a one story, 23,500 square feet on a 44 acre parcel centrally located and easily accessible to everyone in Rock County. Every square foot of this facility has been designed to do one thing and to do it better than ever—to help pets go home again.

The donor pays the fees not the nonprofit organization. The nonprofit organization will immediately receive 100% of your donation. To allow the nonprofit organization to collect the entire donation and reach its $100,000 goal, we kindly ask each donor to cover this small fee as an additional way of supporting your chosen nonprofit organization.

The majority of the fee covers the credit card processing that is needed to allow pledges. It also helps to cover our technology and administrative costs. In addition, a portion of the fees received by 100EW are being set aside to build a foundation that will make grants available in the future. Thank you for your support.