BUILD NEW BEGINNINGS
Humane Society of Sheboygan County Capital Campaign
Our mission is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals and the extension of humane education.
With a new shelter, we will have the room to safely care for every animal in need; resources to educate community residents; and the reward of fostering lifelong bonds. We are embarking on a journey to improve how we operate as a humane organization. Non-profit work is hard, but the hard work is what makes it great. When a community joins together we can do powerful things.
Our “Build New Beginnings” campaign has been a remarkable success to date – raising over 85% of our $4M goal. As we embark on the final stretch of our building campaign, we are thrilled to continue to work with the community to complete – and exceed – our goal ahead of 2020 groundbreaking.
Join in our movement to Build New Beginnings by creating a safe haven for homeless animals in Sheboygan County.
Your generous support is sincerely appreciated.
BUILD CARING SPIRITS
In the early 1960s, founders of the Humane Society of Sheboygan County, Carol Knier, Ann Fredricks, Sophie Gunther and a group of dedicated volunteers set out to deal with the overpopulation of companion animals in Sheboygan County. After learning that the City of Sheboygan was euthanizing unwanted animals by using carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust of city vehicles, something had to be done.
They went door-to-door, pleading with community residents and leaders to help. They raised enough money, filed the extensive non-profit paperwork and found a modest shelter location in 1964. Thanks to many tireless volunteers, the Humane Society of Sheboygan County was born and has served nearly 2,500 animals in need each year, ever since.
Over the past 50 years, significant changes have been implemented to expand programs, services and save lives. Despite positive changes, the shelter is restricted by the restraints of the current 6,000 sq. ft. building. The need keeps growing and the shelter’s space and capabilities can’t keep up. It’s cramped, overrun and is a stressful environment for animals, staff, and volunteers.
Our open-admission shelter isn’t funded by tax dollars; daily operations are supported through donations, bequests, adoptions, services, grants and fundraising efforts. It is dedicated staff, volunteers and community that help us succeed each year.
To grow and achieve our vision of changing the lives of people and animals in Sheboygan County, we need a new shelter—a safe haven for homeless animals and a resource to our community.
Learn how we can serve the animals of Sheboygan County and see how your caring spirit will help brighten the future for so many animals and people for years to come.
BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Our vision is to build an 18,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility that serves 2,500 homeless animals in Sheboygan County. The design allows for improved operational efficiency for current programs and services, as well as the development and enhancement of new programs and services. The benefits to both animals and people are clear; we will be able to save more lives and provide more resources for the community.
A new shelter will overcome all existing shelter challenges, which means more animals adopted, rescued and saved. The Humane Society of Sheboygan County will have the right space to find the right home for every pet, creating more lifelong bonds between people and animals.
The new shelter will be a place of health and happiness. A warm, welcoming, and bright community destination for animals and the people who care for them.