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!
UPDATE! Sleeping peacefully with her bunny friend, Tiger is now in her new loving home!
Tiger, an 8-month-old kitten, had been living with an abusive family prior to her arrival at WHS. She was thrown, chased with a broom, dragged around the house by her tail, punched and kicked.
WHS staff members were not sure that she would improve behaviorally when she first arrived. Tiger was scared to death of humans, cowering into a corner and striking out when anyone tried to pet her. After a few days in a safe, quiet place with regular visitors treating her with gentle hands, she is doing soooo much better. Tiger was recently spayed and is now available for adoption. She is a playful, stunning kitten and will do best in a quieter home with very polite children, or no kids at all. She also prefers a home with no other cats.
Whenever an animal is abused, a chain reaction begins in our community. Not only does an innocent animal get injured, but the person who commits the offense often falls into a cycle that could ultimately result in violence against other people. Countless violent offenders such as those responsible for the Columbine shootings, the Son of Sam, as well as Jeffrey Dahmer, had histories of animal abuse as children. The evidence of a link between cruelty to animals and violence toward humans is compelling. In fact, people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crime. In 88% of the families where an animal is abused, the children are also being abused. WHS does have educational programs to end the cycle of violence and to educate young people to appreciate cats and all living creatures.
Thankfully, Tiger has a second chance. See her at www.wihumane.org or stop in to visit this fantastic feline.