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Apr 5, 2022

Celebrating DCHS Trailblazers

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In honor of our 100th anniversary, Dane County Humane Society took a moment to celebrate some of the trailblazers who helped us become the organization we are today.

Mounds Pet Food Warehouse - Centennial Faithful Friend Award

When DCHS identifies a need, Mounds is ready to step up and work with us to find a solution. These past 30 years are proof that when local businesses partner with local nonprofits, amazing things happen for the community! We are so incredibly grateful for this partnership and what it has done to help find tens of thousands of animals homes over the years.

Dr. Sandra Newbury - Centennial Visionary Award

Sandra brought innovation and a fresh perspective to the entire medical side of our organization and so much more. Her energy and positive spirit made it possible for us to not just solve the problems in front of us, she also saw ahead to what we could become! Thanks to this type of thinking, DCHS is a national leader in the animal welfare community, and we regularly serve as a model for shelters across the country and beyond.

Cathy Holmes - Centennial Guiding Light Award

Our Centennial Guiding Light award goes to a very special person who has been advocating for local animals in need for over 40 years, Cathy Holmes. In addition to her hands-on animal care in our foster program, accounting expertise, and board service, Cathy has also brought her special flair for events to DCHS and has given generously.

Pam McCloud Smith - Transformational Leader Award

In addition to recognizing a few key partnerships and individuals who made significant impacts on DCHS, we also looked to our own leadership. Pam McCloud Smith was given our Centennial Transformational Leader Award as a surprise from her fellow award winners, board of directors, and staff of DCHS. Watch this video to learn more about how Pam's leadership has transformed DCHS during her 20+ years as executive director.

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May 17th, 2022

Help Wild Birds, Fox Kits Heal

Gifts will be matched to purchase PPE, tests, and supplies so our Wildlife Center can safely admit and care for wild birds and fox kits.

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May 4th, 2022

Keep Your Pets Safe From Infectious Diseases

Vaccines are the best way to protect pets from infectious diseases. Learn what they are, how they work, and why they’re important.

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May 4th, 2022

Foster Big Dogs

Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is looking for foster families for big dogs. Could you provide a foster home where a pup can relax?

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May 4th, 2022

My Journey Fostering Big Dogs

Dane County Humane Society volunteer Chelsea White shares her journey becoming a foster to help big dogs.

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May 2nd, 2022

Seeing Her Impact Firsthand

Holly Hill-Putnam saw the challenges Dane County Humane Society faced with helping animals in need, so she decided to provide a sustaining gift.

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Apr 29th, 2022

DCHS's Thrift Store Needs YOU!

Even from afar, the employees and volunteers at DCHS’s Thrift Store perform important work supporting animals in need.

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