Check out our new hours. 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.

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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Nov 29th, 2022

From Rough Past to New Beginning Thanks to You

Thanks to your generous support, DCHS can address immediate dental and medical issues for animals like Eddie.

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Nov 29th, 2022

You Helped This Green Heron Soar

Thanks to the support of incredible community members like you, DCHS’s wildlife rehabilitators nursed this green heron back to health.

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Nov 26th, 2022

Helping Puppies Be Their Goofy Selves

When puppies like Zak become sick, DCHS can quickly diagnose and treat them thanks to generous supporters like you.

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Nov 21st, 2022

You’re Giving Pretzel His Second Chance

When a puppy needed immediate help for his broken hip, DCHS could jump into action thanks to compassionate supporters like you.

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Nov 1st, 2022

Senior Pets: Aged to Perfection

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. In honor of this special month, we look at some of the benefits of bringing home a senior companion animal.

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Nov 1st, 2022

New Program Connects Seniors With Pets

Thanks to funding from Pets for the Elderly, senior citizens are finding it a little easier to bring a new companion home from DCHS.

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