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Hope’s Lights Celebration Helps Homeless Animals

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) will be shining bright this holiday season with Hope’s Lights, their annual fundraising campaign that supports homeless animals. For a minimum of $25, people can purchase a light in honor or memory of a beloved companion animal, person or wild animal. WHS’s Milwaukee Campus will host its 2019 Hope’s Lights Celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m., December 8.

People can tour the shelter, meet some of WHS’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Ambassadors and see the grounds brilliantly illuminated with more than 5,000 holiday lights. There will also be light snacks and refreshments. (People are asked to leave their own pets at home.) Donations can be made on the website as well.

Originally founded in 1879, WHS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. WHS has campuses in the Milwaukee, Saukville, Racine, Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay communities. They don’t receive any general government funding, nor is the organization affiliated with any national animal welfare organization, so they rely heavily on donations to support their programs.

Location: 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. For more information, visit