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.

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Jul 5th, 2022

DCHS Celebrates Staff, Volunteers, and Community Partners

Dane County Humane Society honored staff, volunteers, and community partners during our Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, June 29.

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May 4th, 2022

My Journey Fostering Big Dogs

Dane County Humane Society volunteer Chelsea White shares her journey becoming a foster to help big dogs.

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May 2nd, 2022

Seeing Her Impact Firsthand

Holly Hill-Putnam saw the challenges Dane County Humane Society faced with helping animals in need, so she decided to provide a sustaining gift.

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Apr 29th, 2022

DCHS's Thrift Store Needs YOU!

Even from afar, the employees and volunteers at DCHS’s Thrift Store perform important work supporting animals in need.

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Wildlife

Apr 27th, 2022

The Year of the Fox

While the calendar shows 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, it looks more like the Year of the Fox at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS)'s Wildlife Center.

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Wildlife

Apr 27th, 2022

A Hummingbird in Winter

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for Dane County Humane Society (DCHS)'s Wildlife Center staff to evaluate a new patient and determine when it has fully recovered?

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Wildlife

Apr 27th, 2022

An Intern's Experience: Soaring Hopes of Working with Eagles

Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center intern Sathvik Nallagatla recounts his experience working with raptors.

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