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Important: If your animal is experiencing a medical emergency 

Contact one of the local emergency clinics. WisCARES does not provide emergency veterinary medical care. Some options in the area are:

UW Veterinary Care: (Campus location) 608-263-7600

Veterinary Emergency Service: (Madison East, Middleton, and Janesville locations 1-608-831-1101

What is an emergency?

*Please note our program does NOT have agreements with these clinics to cover the cost of appointments or emergency veterinary care. If you are concerned you should still call them – you will be able to reliably reach a veterinary medical professional to talk you through your concern. If your pet does need to go in, there are programs that can be used to help cover the cost of emergency care. Please visit the resources tab for further information.

If you are experiencing a housing crisis:

Contact the housing intake line at 855-510-2323. For more information click here

To Contact WisCARES:

Clients, Referrals, Volunteers, Donations, and General Inquiries: 
Phone: 608.561.7387    *please leave a detailed message if your call is not answered. We have a very high call volume and will respond in the order your call is received.
Program location: 1312 Culmen Street, Madison, WI 53716
*Please note: we DO NOT receive mail at this address!
Mailing Address: WisCARES c/o Dr. William Gilles, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI
*Please note: services are NOT provided at this address!

Administration/Other Inquiries:
Director: William Gilles, DVM