Check out our new hours. 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.

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Dec 2nd, 2022

You Made Our Hearts Soar This #GivingTuesday

We are blown away by your gratitude this #GivingTuesday. Together, we raised over $108,000 for pets, barnyard animals, and wildlife in our community!

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Adoption

Nov 1st, 2022

New Program Connects Seniors With Pets

Thanks to funding from Pets for the Elderly, senior citizens are finding it a little easier to bring a new companion home from DCHS.

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Oct 31st, 2022

Best 8 Ways to Celebrate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is November 6 through 12. How are you celebrating?

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Wildlife

Oct 21st, 2022

The Long Journey of Bird Migration

A volunteer at DCHS's Wildlife Center writes about a few bird species that move through Wisconsin in the fall and spring months, some traveling thousands of miles each time.

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Wildlife

Oct 21st, 2022

You Can Help Save Songbirds

A bacterial disease and window strikes are two main causes that bring songbirds to DCHS's Wildlife Center. But with your help, we could reduce the number of birds admitted for these reasons.

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Wildlife

Oct 21st, 2022

A Partnership for the Birds

DCHS's Wildlife Center is a partner of the Bird Collision Corps project, which studies bird window strikes.

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Oct 21st, 2022

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

We asked one of our summer interns: How did this wildlife rehabilitation internship impact your learning? Read on to see her response.

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