Before Contacting WisCARES:

Does your animal require immediate attention?

If so, please 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) | 608-831-1101

What is a veterinary 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.

Are you experiencing a Housing Crisis?

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


Contacting WisCARES

Clients, Referrals, Volunteers, Donations, and General Inquiries:

  • Email:
  • Phone: (608) 561-7387  

    Please leave a detailed message if your call is not answered. If you do not hear from us by our next open day, please feel free to call back!

  • Program location: 1402 Emil St, Madison, WI, 53713 
Administration/Other Inquiries:
  • Director: William Gilles, DVM
  • Email: