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.

Jul 1, 2019

DCHS Honors Excellence

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On Wednesday, June 26 Dane County Humane Society honored staff, volunteers and community partners during the Annual Membership Meeting.

Congratulations to staff with milestone anniversaries

Five Years

Eric Holsinger

Ten Years

Jessica Christianson

Fifteen Years

Jessica Marchant

Congratulations to our dedicated volunteers

Top 10 Volunteers by Hours of Service in 2018

Renee Rice - 734 hours of service

Sue Rogers - 759 hours of service

Marilyn Budzisz - 779 hours of service

Barb Severson - 857 hours of service

Vicki Scott - 898 hours of service

Kelli Fall - 909 hours of service

Linda Gilsdorf - 916 hours of service

Holly Hill-Putnam - 1,317 hours of service

Karrie Frantz - 1,496 hours of service

Caitlin Hoffman - 1,626 hours of service

Top 5 Youth Volunteers by Hours of Service in 2018

Payton Gladem - 86 hours of service

Annika Crabb - 87 hours of service

Tia Stanton - 88 hours of service

Kaden Stumpf - 88 hours of service

Carly Goodlund - 95 hours of service

Wildlife Volunteer of the Year

El Pochè

Administrative Support Volunteer of the Year – Volunteer Department

Karen Blankenship

Adoption Center Volunteer of the Year

Rhianna Campbell

Individual/Special Recognition – Barkins

Erik Draper

Mounds Adoption Centers Program Volunteer of the Year

Gayle Parker

Reception Volunteer of the Year

Teri Klawitter

Special Project Volunteers of the Year

Wipfli

Administrative Support Volunteer of the Year – Development Department

Christie Stickels

Education Partner of the Year

International Crane Foundation

Education Volunteer of the Year

Steve Roatch

Event Volunteer of the Year

Ryan Mellenthin

Independent Fundraiser of the Year

Wine and Hop Shop

Photography Volunteer of the Year

Lysa Grant

AMS Volunteer of the Year

Ellen Skatrud

Canine Behavior Team Volunteer of the Year

Ann Horstmeyer

Canine Companion Volunteer of the Year

Lori Lacroix

Carestaff Assistant Volunteer of the Year

Ruben Mota

Critter Cuddler Volunteer of the Year

Glen Siferd

Feline Friend Volunteer of the Year

Pat Arndorfer

Cat Foster Parent Volunteer of the Year

Josie Cooper

Critter Foster Parent Volunteer of the Year

Melanie Conklin

Dog Foster Parent Volunteer of the Year

Sheila Hart

Ringworm Treatment Program Volunteer of the Year

Heather Huber

Veterinary Support of the Year

Dr. Elizabeth Laing

Veterinary Support of the Year

Dr. Kenneth Waller

Individual/Special Recognition

Bob McKee

Individual/Special Recognition – Community Dog Days

Abbie Loomis

Congratulations to our 2018 Rufus Award winner

Rufus Award

Sadie with mom Gretchen

Sadie is a sweet, senior rat terrier who came to DCHS from a southern shelter. She struggled to find just the right family to fit her lifestyle but bonded immediately with staff and volunteers who fell for her laid back personality.

It took a total of 21 weeks, 4 days, 22 hours and 7 minutes for Sadie to meet her perfect person, but it was well worth the wait.

Gretchen, Sadie's new mom, says, "All she needed was a little love and patience to get acclimated. I am so unbelievably fortunate to be able to be her mom and adopting an older dog was the best decision I ever made. I can’t believe she had been there for so long, but I am happy to say it was meant to be. We are looking forward to spending a long time together!”

Congratulations to Sadie and Gretchen!

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