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 6, 2018

Halfway to our Directors' Council Goal!

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We've reached the halfway point in our drive to find 25 new Directors' Council members!

Thank you to the generous supporters who have joined in to help us meet our $25,000 matching challenge. If you are still interested, please join us as an inaugural member of the new DCHS Directors' Council and make a tremendous impact in the lives of animals. As a member, you join other devoted supporters giving $1,000 per year or more to support the lifesaving work of DCHS.

These critical funds allow us to apply your gift immediately for daily shelter and community outreach operations, help us meet unplanned, unmet and unanticipated needs in our community, and spark innovative best practices to serve as a model for animal welfare organizations nationwide.

Members in the Directors’ Council have the opportunity to engage in unique experiences with DCHS throughout the year. This includes updates and focus groups with our Directors and other shelter leaders, exclusive special events, animal experiences and more.

You can give annually or sign up as a Constant Companion monthly donor for $84/month. Act now and your donation will go twice as far thanks to our generous matching challenge donors!

Join the Directors' Council now!

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