Milwaukee Talks: Wisconsin Humane Society President Anne Reed

Published Dec. 15, 2017

Even at 138 years old, the Wisconsin Humane Society is an organization that doesn't rest on its laurels. Just this month, it announced it will acquire the Bay Area Humane Society in Green Bay and the Door County Humane Society, bringing its total number of campuses to five. Leading this charge is President and CEO Anne Reed, a lawyer by trade, who joined WHS in 2010.


To save animals, you have to like people

Published Feb. 25, 2013

"Boy, I hate people."  I hear that all the time from people who work in animal welfare. I disagree. I understand why they feel that way. When you do this work, you hear stories all the time that make you angry. Abuse and neglect. Domestic violence. Well-meaning stupidity. Even the simple failure to stick with commitments: "I'm moving out of town, so I need to surrender my 12-year-old dog." These stories would make anyone mad, let alone someone who cares enough about animals to have chosen shelter work over other, almost certainly better-paying, options.


"Finding Freedom" trails runaway slave Joshua Glover

Published Nov. 3, 2007

Read Ruby West Jackson and Walter T. McDonald's book "Finding Freedom: The Untold Story of Joshua Glover, Runaway Slave," and you'll immediately recognize the significance of the intersection of Glover and Booth Streets.


"Odd Wisconsin" captures state's quirky characters

Published Oct. 9, 2007

Great things come in small packages sometimes. Witness Erika Janik's compelling volume, "Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin's Past," a 180-odd-page book packed full of interesting scenes from America's Dairyland.


McConnell puts her passion for dogs to good use

Published Sept. 21, 2007

You don’t have to be from Wisconsin anymore to know about Patricia McConnell. The Madison animal behaviorist’s Wisconsin Public Radio show is syndicated nation-wide and her once locally published books are now in shops thanks to Random House.


Wisconsin Humane Society pet of the week: Bailey

Published May 23, 2007

Why be cooped up in a stuffy, sweaty gym all summer when you can get outside with your awesome, athletic new best friend? Bailey’s a 1-year-old, small German Shepherd mix, and he’s a superstar at the park. Frisbee, catch with a tennis ball, maybe even a swim -- you name it, he’s up for it.