Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit.

Associate Director of Development

Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh

Hilary always knew that her life’s work was meant to be in service of animals. This dream has led her on one wild ride: from working with primates retired from biomedical labs to studying the welfare of great apes at the Smithsonian National Zoo. No matter the setting she is passionate about animal rescue and welfare, which is one of the many reasons why she is thrilled to be a part of the Development team here at the Dane County Humane Society. Hilary is originally from Michigan and lives in Madison with her two rescued cats: Mabel & Barry.

Hilary partners with donors to match their charitable interests and passions to the needs of the animals in our community, including stocks/bonds, IRA distributions, and our Directors’ Council giving society.

(608) 838-0413 ext. 196 or here.

Development Team

Amy Good

Director of Development and Marketing

Sarah Linn

Development and Marketing Supervisor

Natasha Saidikowski

Donor Engagement Coordinator

Korinne Pollison

Community Fundraising Coordinator

Lisa Bernard

Public Relations Coordinator

Kelsie Matt

Development and Marketing Assistant

Amber Middleton

Humane Educator

Paul Vornholt

Associate Director of Development

Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh

Associate Director of Development