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.

Jun 17, 2021

Double Your Donation for Wildlife!

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We’ve received a matching challenge of $15,000 from the Werndli Charitable Trust to support the hard work of our wildlife rehabilitators to renest or heal and release wildlife!

Local Wildlife Need Your Help!

When you give by June 30th, your donation will be doubled!


Every year, DCHS's Wildlife Center cares for thousands of orphaned, ill, and injured wildlife, like this Baltimore Oriole fledgling. The oriole arrived at DCHS as an orphan, showing signs of dehydration and nutritional deficiency. DCHS's Wildlife Center is providing care to this sweet bird and it grows stronger every day. The fledgling is currently housed in a songbird flight pens. Once it can safely survive on its own, we will release the young bird in its natural habitat where it was found. Click the link below to watch a video of this fledgling singing!

You make the care of orphaned, ill, and injured wildlife like this orphaned Baltimore oriole possible.

The Werndli Charitable Trust is matching up to $15,000 in donations to the Wildlife Center. Every dollar counts! DCHS's Wildlife Center is 100% funded by donations from our community.


DCHS's Wildlife Center is funded by generous donations from the community. Any additional funds raised will be used to continue the work our Wildlife Center staff does every day to help injured, orphaned and ill wildlife from throughout the Greater Madison region.

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Jun 27th, 2022

Tips to Help Pets During Fireworks Season

DCHS provides tips on how to keep your pets safe during the Independence Day holiday and what to do if they get lost.

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Jun 14th, 2022

Keep Your Pets Safe During Excessive Heat

Dane County Humane Society offers tips for pet families during extreme temperatures

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Jun 8th, 2022

Providing Support During a Difficult Decision

Whatever the reason pet owners are contemplating pet surrender, DCHS provides various forms of support and counseling to help.

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Jun 8th, 2022

Age is Just a Number! Ways Kids Can Support DCHS

Too young to volunteer? From lemonade stands to selling handmade items, there are many ways children can support Dane County Humane Society (DCHS)!

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Jun 8th, 2022

Helping Wild Birds in the Time of HPAI

HPAI: What it is and how DCHS’s Wildlife Center made changes so we could continue helping wild birds in need.

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Jun 6th, 2022

Supporting DCHS From Afar

He doesn’t live in Wisconsin anymore, but Michael still gives monthly to Dane County Humane Society (DCHS).

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