Shelters in Wisconsin include the three locations of the Wisconsin Humane Society, the Dane County Humane Society, Watertown Humane Society, Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary and the Lakeland Animal Shelter. Websites such as Petfinder.com and AnimalShelter.org have searchable directories for listings of animal shelters located within a certain state.
The largest shelter is the Wisconsin Humane Society, which has locations in Milwaukee, Saukville and Racine. Services there include pet adoption, wildlife rehabilitation, vaccine clinics, spaying, neutering, dog training and a pet food bank for families in need. They offer several programs for children, including tours and classes that are available as resources for teachers to utilize. The WHS is a nonprofit organization that is not part of any national umbrella organization.
Some shelters euthanize animals that have been at the shelter for a specific period of time or when the shelter is full to capacity. These shelters will often promote the pets available for adoption that are getting close to their euthanization date in an effort to save them. Other shelters and rescues advertise themselves as "no-kill" and do not support euthanization unless the animal is terminally ill or considered dangerous to public safety. NoKillNetwork.org is one resource for locating state-by-state directory listings of registered no-kill shelters.