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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Wildlife

Mar 9th, 2022

DCHS’s Wildlife Center, Arborists Team Up to Reunite Young Raptors

Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center’s raptor reunite program brings community members, staff, volunteers, and local arborists together to help reunite young raptors with wild families.

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Pet Care Resources

Feb 2nd, 2022

The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Pets

Learn about the many behavioral and medical benefits to spaying and neutering your pets.

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Event How to Help

Jan 31st, 2022

You Honored Betty White and Helped Animals in Need

You came together to celebrate the life of Betty White and honor her legacy by raising nearly $50,000 on the day that would have been her 100th birthday.

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Wildlife

Jan 26th, 2022

Wildlife Center Admits Over 2,500 Animals in 2021

While Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center admitted fewer patients in 2021, the community-supported program set a new record with the number of unique species that came through its doors.

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Wildlife

Jan 25th, 2022

New Werndli Apprentice Off to Running Start

Our new 2021-22 Werndli Apprentice is off and running. We check in to see how things are going and what she's learning so far through the program.

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Wildlife

Jan 25th, 2022

A Staff Member's Perspective: An Opossum’s Journey

A certified wildlife veterinary technician at Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center shares the admission to release of one of the crankiest mammals to come through the center's doors.

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