MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) achieved the highest ranking – 4 stars – by Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent charity watchdog group, for the third year in a row. Of 124 charities in Wisconsin evaluated by Charity Navigator, only 44 have a four-star rating.
In addition, WHS had the highest ranking of any animal welfare organization in the state of Wisconsin.
“It’s an honor to be in the company of so many wonderful four-star charities making an impact in Wisconsin,” said Anne Reed, president and CEO of WHS.
“Our rating demonstrates to our supporters that our fiduciary and governance responsibilities are of the utmost importance to our board and staff members,” Reed said. “We work tirelessly to create a more humane community for animals, which our donors can be deeply proud to support.”
About the Wisconsin Humane Society
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Racine Counties, as well as a public spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, outreach programming, veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs, dog training classes and more. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the state’s largest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.
About Charity Navigator
Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a four-star rating. Charity Navigator is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code and does not accept any contributions from the 8,000 charities they evaluate.