UPDATE on April 27, 2023: Community members from across Southeast Wisconsin rallied to support the Wisconsin Humane Society through a joint effort between the Brewers Community Foundation and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
According to Angela Speed, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for the Wisconsin Humane Society, these efforts raised $5,700 in donations, which is more than double the amount of money raised during last year’s events. In addition, the Humane Society gathered five pallets worth of food, toys and goods.
This comes at a crucial time for WHS, which Angela estimates as having 90 dogs in their custody at this time. Through May 6, they are cutting adoption fees in half for dogs that are at least six months old.
Through the generosity of Brewers fans, WTMJ listeners and other concerned community members, shelves at the Furry Friends Pet Food Pantry are full. Here, pet owners who are struggling to meet their animal’s needs can receive some assistance. Speed said that she oftentimes saw the pantry shelves go bare, so this refreshment of goods is a sight for sore eyes.
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Thank you to everyone who contributed!
If you adopted a pet in the past, you know they came with all the things we needed to make their lives safe and comfortable. Thanks to the Wisconsin Humane Society, our furry friends are set up to get a great start in their “fur-ever” home.
We are, once again, joining forces with the Brewers Community Foundation to take donations at the Pet Supplies Drive-Thru Drive in the Cooper parking lot near Helfaer Field at American Family Field on Thursday, April 20th from 7am-5pm.
Those who donate will receive a collectible Willy Adames pin. The first 200 fans who donate at the Drive-Thru on April 20th will also receive a collectible Brewers bobblehead.
Fans can also donate pet supplies during the April 21st-23rd homestand against the Boston Red Sox at donation tables located inside American Family Field at the Potawatomi (right-field), home plate and left-field gate entrances or make an online donation of $10 at Brewers.com/BCF.
Most people don’t realize that the supplies they provide new adopters come from donations from the community. They also have the “Furry Friends Food Pantry”, which helps folks who may be a bit down on their luck take care of their furry friends. They understand that some people may need to surrender their pets when they can’t afford to take care of them, but one of the Wisconsin Humane Society’s missions is really to try to keep people with their pets.
At last year’s drive we collected 6 palates worth of supplies. Director of Animal and Client Services with the WHS, Rachel Hahn says it took two short weeks to go through all that.
“This year we hope to up the ante and fill up the pantry for longer than a couple of weeks,” says Debbie Lazaga.
All proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Humane Society. The Drive is presented by the Brewers Community Foundation Leadership Council and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.