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Stritch Student Journalists Join 88Nine: Wisconsin Humane Society's Volunteer Dog Walkers

Students from Cardinal Stritch University's Audio Storytelling class teamed up with 88Nine this month to create six stories about volunteerism in our community.  The projects are complete, and every day this week, 88Nine will post some of the students' work.

Wisconsin Humane Society's Volunteer Dog Walkers

By: Audrey Nowakowski

According to its website, the Wisconsin Humane Society shelters and cares for all kinds of animals to “build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.” Achieving their goal to save animal’s lives cannot be accomplished without the Humane Society’s dedicated volunteers.

Year round, dog walkers remain loyal to giving dogs the exercise, discipline, and socialization they need in order to prepare them for adoption. Volunteers go through an extensive process in order to help make a difference in the lives of animals.

The Wisconsin Humane Society offers three different volunteer areas: the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Companion Animal Program, and General Opportunities. Training is required for all of the programs before the hands-on animal care can begin.

Volunteer opportunities are abundant with positions such as adoption greeter, animal socialization, and foster care for cats and dogs, and many more.

To learn about the Wisconsin Humane Society’s volunteer opportunities, call (414) 431-6103 to reach the Milwaukee Campus, or (262) 988-5949 for the Ozaukee campus. For general information and to see animals available for adoption, visit the official website at