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.

Apr 25, 2022

DCHS's Wildlife Center Celebrates Baby Shower Week

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Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center is expecting...baby wildlife, that is!

Thank you so much for your support! Your generosity gives a second chance to the thousands of babies that will be seen and cared for by the Wildlife Center this spring and summer! Your monetary and item donations will help our Wildlife Center accommodate every animal’s specific needs.

It's the busiest time of year for DCHS's Wildlife Center with around 2,000 baby wild animals arriving each summer. The Wildlife Center cares for about 3,000 - 4,000 wildlife patients a year, so these adorable babies can make up a large proportion of the yearly patients!

Young patients require a lot of time and specialized items to give them the support they need to reach adulthood and return to their wild homes.

DCHS's Wildlife Center receives no federal or state funding and there's no fee for bringing in an animal. The program relies on community supporters to fund operations. The average cost of rehabilitating a wildlife patient at DCHS’s Wildlife Center is $100.

So, we're holding a virtual baby shower from April 25th to May 1st to raise awareness, fundraise, and gather much needed supplies in preparation for the upcoming spring baby season.

Follow DCHS's Wildlife Center's Facebook page during this week to see how you can help make an impact on the lives of tiny wild animals.

We need general donations most, as these enable us to devote resources to the areas of highest need. Donate directly to DCHS's Wildlife Center below!

Donate to DCHS's Wildlife Center

In addition to general donations, we're also happy to accept in-kind donations. If you purchase items locally, you can drop them off at the Wildlife Center’s admitting and reception office (5132 Voges Road in Madison) during normal business hours, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. You can purchase items locally from any Mounds Pet Food Warehouse (they all have our wish list!) and donate those items in-store.

Alternatively, you can purchase items from DCHS's Wildlife Center's Amazon Wish List. To magnify your impact, you can also purchase via Amazon Smile and designate Dane County Humane Society as your preferred charity! Please note: Due to privacy restrictions, Amazon does not provide us with customer information. If you purchase items from our Amazon Wish List, please forward your receipt to amazonwishlist@giveshelter.org.

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Jan 24th, 2023

Behind the Numbers: Wildlife Center's 2022 Annual Report Data

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Bald Eagle Boom: Setting Intake Records in 2022

A record number of bald eagles came in to DCHS's Wildlife Center in 2022. How many eagles were admitted and for what reasons? The answers and numbers below may surprise you.

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Jan 24th, 2023

Intern Q&A: How Did This Internship Impact Your Learning?

Special thanks to our fall interns, who began training at DCHS's Wildlife Center last August and recently finished their semesters. But before they flew the nest, we asked one last question.

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