Wisconsin Humane Society celebrates 100,000th adoption

MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Humane Society marked its 100,000th adoption since the shelter opened the doors to its Milwaukee facility in December 1999.

In a news release issued Wednesday afternoon, executive director Anne Reed said, “Every one of those 100,000 adoptions brought love to the lives of a homeless animal and the people who took that animal into their family.  It’s amazing to think of the happiness that our work has made possible."

The Wisconsin Humane Society finds homes for 9,000 to 10,000 animals every year. It is one of the oldest and most respected shelters in the entire country. It was founded in 1879 and has served millions of animals from the Milwaukee area over the years.