Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only. If you found a lost animal, need to surrender a pet, found wildlife in need of help, or require another service, please call before coming to the shelter. Adoption visits are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Biographies of Board Members Running for Re-Election

Join us for a brief overview of our work from 2021. DCHS Board members Laura Murray, Joy Cardin, Cathy Holmes, Amy Johnson and Joseph Goode will be running for re-election. Please review their biographies below. Voting will happen in person during the meeting. In order to vote, you will need to have been a DCHS member since March 29, 2022 and be present at the meeting. To attend the meeting, kindly RSVP by June 22 to Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh at or (608) 838-0413x196.