Wisconsin Humane Society receives $300K grant from The Rachael Ray Foundation to support foster program

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) announced it has received a $300,000 grant from "The Rachael Ray Foundation" to support its foster program.

“We are absolutely floored by the continued generosity of our friends at The Rachael Ray Foundation,” said Anne Reed, president and CEO at WHS. “Their incredible support has saved the lives of thousands of animals and we couldn’t be more grateful for their partnership once again.”

WHS says in 2021, 3,751 were cared for by 923 volunteer foster parents. Most foster animals are in recovery from an illness or injury, or are simply too young for adoption. Some foster parents make adoption placements out of their homes, helping to alleviate space issues at the shelter. The goal of foster care is to better support the physical and behavioral health of animals in a home environment by reducing stress and minimizing in-shelter length of stay.

In anticipation of a busy spring, WHS is currently looking for new foster parents for dogs, cats, and small animals. To become a foster parent for the Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Foster Program at WHS, CLICK HERE to get started. 

According to a news release, The Rachael Ray Foundation is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael's pet food, Nutrish®. The Foundation funds organizations across the country that work to improve the lives of shelter animals and other animals in need. In addition, the Foundation makes funds available for emergency situations and disaster relief efforts where help for animals is urgently needed.

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