OUR MISSION, VISION & CORE VALUES
Elmbrook Humane Society’s mission is to provide shelter for homeless animals, promote the human animal bond, and prevent animal cruelty and neglect.
Our vision is to be the most personal, compassionate, and preferred resource for your animal needs.
Our core values include:
- Balance and Compassion. Uniting our heads and our hearts to impact relationships and make mindful decisions.
- Ingenuity. Being innovative, resourceful, and thoughtful in caring for animals and people.
- Collaborative. Working together to accomplish more.
- Integrity. Doing what is right even when no one is watching and setting the best example when they are.
- Respect. Recognizing the differences of and being kind to all animals and people.
Is Elmbrook Humane Society No Kill?
Yes, Elmbrook Humane Society is a No Kill organization. Our written policy can be found by selecting the following: Elmbrook Humane Society No Kill Policy.
Our goal is always to choose life. We do not euthanize animals unless they are too dangerous to be made available for adoption or have serious behavior concerns that cannot safely or successfully be rehabilitated and adopted into a new home. If an animal is sick or injured and we can treat, we absolutely will. We do not euthanize animals because of space, age, breed, length of stay, or whom may have acute or chronic health conditions that can be treated prior to adoption or managed by a new family.
We have committed ourselves and our resources to save every animal possible. Our intake and adoption programs have been adapted to be engaging and friendly to animals and potential adopters. We have areas where we can treat animals with contagious diseases so that they have the time to recover without becoming a risk to our shelter animal population, staff, and visitors to our shelter. Our behavior assessment process gives adopters the best possible information when they are in to meet our animals. We work with adopters to help transition animals into new homes and help them overcome any adjustment issues they encounter. Our foster care program has expanded to help animals with behavior modification or medical needs to be worked with until they can be given the best possible chance for a successful adoption.
We work with several animal welfare groups to transfer in animals in need to allow as many animals as possible a second chance. We provide animal control services to 5 communities in Waukesha County and work to reunite animals with their owners, and if that cannot be done, to rehome stray animals that are not reclaimed as quickly as possible.
We work with owners from all over to accept as many surrenders as possible. We receive calls from all over the state – and beyond – from people that know the quality of life that our shelter animals enjoy – but unfortunately we are unable to accept all animals, as much as we wish we could.
We are a small shelter with a dedicated staff and a strong volunteer base. We are able to care for the animals that come through our doors each year by working hard and making the most of all of our resources. We need help from our community – by adopting our wonderful animals, spreading the word about the great shelter we have, giving time through volunteering, and through financial support that enables us to take in more animals that have no other possibility for a second chance.
OUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION
We value transparency and as such, our financial information is available to the public.