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.

Feb 13, 2020

Great news for Wisconsin Animals

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PAW Act passes!

We're excited to share AB 152/SB 139 (Protecting Animals of Wisconsin- PAW Act) has passed the Assembly! The final step is to have the Governor sign the bill into law to make bestiality a felony in Wisconsin. Thank you to all animal advocates who worked on successful passage of this bill.

To see the full list of bipartisan supporters and bill language, go to https://tinyurl.com/v6cljd8 and https://tinyurl.com/yxyxq2tj.

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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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