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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Apr 10th, 2024

YOU Can Help Wildlife's Youngest Patients During Baby Shower Week

Spring kicks off the busiest time of year for DCHS's Wildlife Center: wildlife baby season. Read about some of the patients we've admitted so far and learn how you can help with their rehabilitation.

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Apr 10th, 2024

Big Brown Bat Rises

A Big Brown Bat was near death when he arrived at DCHS's Wildlife Center earlier this year. After steady care from wildlife rehabilitators, this bat made an amazing transformation.

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Apr 10th, 2024

Braving the Cold and Saving Babies

DCHS's Wildlife Center admitted its first baby wild animals of the season. Read more to learn about what it takes to care for the youngest members of the wildlife kingdom.

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Apr 10th, 2024

The Reptile Recovery Center at DCHS's Wildlife Center

DCHS’s Wildlife Center has been housing five patients in our Reptile Recovery Center (the RRC) since this past winter. Let's learn more about them.

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Apr 10th, 2024

Intern Q&A: What Inspired You to Apply for This Wildlife Internship?

We asked DCHS's Wildlife Center Spring interns: what inspired you to apply for this wildlife internship and what are you hoping to learn? Below are their answers.

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Mar 20th, 2024

Donut Defies Distemper

During Toto's Gala on March 15, 2024, we shared the story of Donut and his three siblings, who became sick with distemper, a deadly virus.

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