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May 20th, 2024

A Soft Landing for Rocket

When senior dog Rocket needed time outside of the shelter, one of DCHS’s foster families immediately stepped up. Now, she’s thriving in her new home.

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Pet Care Resources

Aug 2nd, 2022

Coping With the Loss of a Pet

Dane County Humane Society delves into the emotions surrounding losing our pets and how to cope with that loss.

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How to Help

Aug 2nd, 2022

20,000 Hours of Support to DCHS and the Community

DCHS volunteer Karrie Frantz has given more than 20,000 hours of service in our foster program. And she’s not slowing down anytime soon.

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Jul 27th, 2022

Adopters Welcome: What It Means and Why We Practice It

We practice an adoption approach called Adopters Welcome. This means we help people find the pet that’s the best fit for them, rather than require things like lengthy applications or home visits.

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Volunteer

Jul 14th, 2022

One Father-Daughter Team's Incredible Impact on the DCHS Community

For six-and-a-half years, Ella and Bob McKee volunteered together at DCHS. Ella is now headed off to college, but her impact on DCHS will last.

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Wildlife

Jul 12th, 2022

A Flurry of Foxes

DCHS's Wildlife Center admitted a record number of red foxes this year, including one young fox that was found in the road with a broken leg.

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Wildlife

Jul 12th, 2022

A Turtle's Story of Revival After Prairie Burns

Two volunteers at DCHS's Wildlife Center share the story of a Blanding's turtle that was badly burned in a controlled prairie fire, and the turtle's slow road to recovery.

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