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SC Johnson Aids Pets Waiting for New Forever Home

Donation to Humane Society Provides Safe and Healthy Adoption Shelter

SC Johnson announces the donation of $50,000 to support the construction of Wisconsin Humane Society’s new animal shelter. 

Since 1937, SC Johnson has given 5 percent of all pretax profits to charities.

RACINE, Wis., Nov. 1, 2017 – SC Johnson today announced the donation of $50,000 to support the construction of the Wisconsin Humane Society’s (WHS) new animal shelter. The new building will allow WHS to provide a safe and healthy environment for animals awaiting adoption. The SC Johnson donation also marks the start of WHS’s public capital-raising campaign to build the shelter.

Today’s donation was made in part because of WHS’s pledge that it does not euthanize animals because of lack of space or time in the shelter. All animals in its adoption program can stay as long as it takes to find a new home.

“SC Johnson has a long history of support and belief in animal welfare programs around the world,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President – Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability at SC Johnson. “For many, pets become members of the family, so we’re especially happy to support this local project. It will improve the welfare of animals in our community, as well as offer a convenient location to better serve those wanting to adopt a pet.”

Puppies available for adoption at Wisconsin Humane Society Racine shelter
Puppies available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine shelter. Photo courtesy SC Johnson.

The new 16,000-square-foot animal care center will be more than twice the size of the current WHS facility. The new building will include an expanded area to better manage disease control and sheltering of animals, as well as provide designated veterinary space and a multipurpose community room. The shelter will be built on the northeast corner of 16th Street and 90th Street in Mount Pleasant.

“We’re grateful to partner with SC Johnson on a project that will have such a positive community impact,” said Anne Reed, President and CEO of WHS. “We believe the new shelter will be a community destination, and a place where more Racine County residents can volunteer and make a difference for animals in need.” 

The estimated cost of the project is $5.4 million. When WHS has raised approximately 85 percent of the funds needed, construction will begin. After breaking ground on the site, construction is estimated to be completed in nine months.

SC Johnson works to make lives better in the communities in which it does business. Since 1937, the company has given 5 percent of all pretax profits to charities.

For more information about the Wisconsin Humane Society, visit

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SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.