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.

Jan 25, 2022

DCHS's Wildlife Center Plays NWRA Planning Host

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The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) annual symposium is being held in Madison from March 1-5, 2022.

Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center is the primary planning host for this year's NWRA Symposium, along with two other local organizations: Wisconsin Humane Society's Wildlife Center (WHS) and the Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (WWRA).

The symposium, which will be held at the Madison Concourse Hotel, should be an excellent opportunity for people in the wildlife and environmental fields to network, present about their careers or research, and learn more about native wild species, veterinary medicine, rehabilitation techniques, and more.

This year’s theme, "Wellness for Wildlife," focuses on human, environmental, and wildlife health.

The symposium includes field trips, lectures, workshops, and social events. The field trips, held on Tuesday and Saturday, will showcase rehabilitation at DCHS and WHS, and allow participants to visit other local wildlife areas and facilities.

The symposium is slated to be fully in-person, but lectures will be recorded in case it switches to virtual due to COVID-19.

Click here to view the agenda.

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Bunny Dates Help Pet Rabbits Get Closer

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Something to Chew On: Dental Health for Pets

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Jan 24th, 2023

Behind the Numbers: Wildlife Center's 2022 Annual Report Data

What animals were admitted to DCHS's Wildlife Center for rehabilitation in 2022? How many of what species, and could we find any trends? See details of our recent annual wildlife reports!

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Jan 24th, 2023

Bald Eagle Boom: Setting Intake Records in 2022

A record number of bald eagles came in to DCHS's Wildlife Center in 2022. How many eagles were admitted and for what reasons? The answers and numbers below may surprise you.

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Jan 24th, 2023

The Tale of the Lone Canada Goose

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Jan 24th, 2023

Intern Q&A: How Did This Internship Impact Your Learning?

Special thanks to our fall interns, who began training at DCHS's Wildlife Center last August and recently finished their semesters. But before they flew the nest, we asked one last question.

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