Wisconsin Humane Society acquires humane societies in Green Bay and Door County

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Two regional humane societies in Wisconsin are becoming part of the Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Humane Society.

Bay Area Humane Society (BAHS) in Green Bay and Door County Humane Society (DCHS) in Sturgeon Bay announced they would be joining forces with WHS as early as the end of 2017.

Wisconsin Humane Society says they were approached separately by leadership at both organizations looking for ways to make sure they would be able to help the animals in their shelters. They say the acquisition will help make sure both areas have the resources to serve animals in need. In November, the boards of all three organizations voted unanimously to approve the acquisition and hope to close the transactions as early as the end of 2017.  

The organizations say they’re working together to make the transition as smooth as possible for staff and volunteers. WHS says they will also be hiring new positions to help support the work of their foster/transfer, human resources, volunteer, fundraising, animal care and client service teams. There are no plans to merge the locations, lay off employees, or reduce pay.

In 2004 the Wisconsin Humane Society acquired the Ozaukee Humane Society and in 2013 it acquired the Countryside Humane Society in Racine.

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