Show your love for homeless pets on Love Your Pet Day! Stop by any Mounds Pet Food Warehouse store in Dane County today (February 20th) and round up your purchase or choose an amount to donate at the register. Mounds will contribute $2 for every $1 donated to DCHS! Learn more.

May 17, 2023

Foster Tails 2023: Knight Rider

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Read about Knight Rider's stay with a volunteer foster parent to determine whether the bird would do well in a home.

Left to my own devices, I’d bring home every animal I could find. I love birds, but also dogs and mice and reptiles and rabbits and everything else that lives and breathes. Reality dictates I cannot have all of these animals, so I foster them. I provide all the love and care until DCHS can find them a new home. One of the more unusual animals DCHS placed at my house was Knight Rider the pigeon, who appeared to like people. We needed to know if he would do well in someone’s home. I was enamored with him, and he was happy to spend time on a shoulder or the back of the couch for movie night. Not only that, he was curious to share whatever we were eating for dinner, and completely baffling for the parakeets that live at our house full time.

Shared by volunteer foster Tessa Collins

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Jan 22nd, 2024

Help Queenie Heal

Queenie was in pain, and we asked for your help to fund her unexpected medical needs so she can live without pain and find her new loving family.

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Jan 12th, 2024

Behind the Numbers: Wildlife Center's 2023 Annual Report

What animals were admitted to DCHS’s Wildlife Center for rehabilitation in 2023? How many of what species, and what patients were our favorites? See our annual wildlife rehabilitation report.

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Jan 12th, 2024

Helping Red Foxes with Itchy Situation

Two red fox siblings were among 26 foxes admitted to DCHS's Wildlife Center in 2023, which took our team a lot of time and work. Read their story to learn how they were unique to our program.

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Jan 12th, 2024

DCHS Offers Tips to Keep Animals Safe in Winter

Dane County Humane Society is offering tips to keep animals safe this winter.

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Jan 12th, 2024

Wildlife Center Staff Saves Snake: A Special Serpentine Story

An adult Common Garter Snake was admitted to DCHS's Wildlife Center with a fish hook embedded in its side. Read how staff worked to save this snake.

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Jan 12th, 2024

Risks of Rodenticides in Raptors and Other Wildlife

Rodenticides and wildlife – potent toxins used for a deadly purpose that can lead to lethal consequences for non-target animals. Read about how they affect various species.

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