Check out our new hours. 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.

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Nov 29th, 2022

From Rough Past to New Beginning Thanks to You

Thanks to your generous support, DCHS can address immediate dental and medical issues for animals like Eddie.

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Wildlife How to Help

Nov 29th, 2022

You Helped This Green Heron Soar

Thanks to the support of incredible community members like you, DCHS’s wildlife rehabilitators nursed this green heron back to health.

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Wildlife

Oct 21st, 2022

The Long Journey of Bird Migration

A volunteer at DCHS's Wildlife Center writes about a few bird species that move through Wisconsin in the fall and spring months, some traveling thousands of miles each time.

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Wildlife

Oct 21st, 2022

You Can Help Save Songbirds

A bacterial disease and window strikes are two main causes that bring songbirds to DCHS's Wildlife Center. But with your help, we could reduce the number of birds admitted for these reasons.

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Wildlife

Oct 21st, 2022

A Partnership for the Birds

DCHS's Wildlife Center is a partner of the Bird Collision Corps project, which studies bird window strikes.

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Wildlife

Jul 12th, 2022

A Flurry of Foxes

DCHS's Wildlife Center admitted a record number of red foxes this year, including one young fox that was found in the road with a broken leg.

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Wildlife

Jul 12th, 2022

A Turtle's Story of Revival After Prairie Burns

Two volunteers at DCHS's Wildlife Center share the story of a Blanding's turtle that was badly burned in a controlled prairie fire, and the turtle's slow road to recovery.

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