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

Jan 25th, 2022

DCHS's Wildlife Center Plays NWRA Planning Host

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

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How to Help

Jan 7th, 2022

Help Farley Heal

A small puppy needed your help. Your overwhelming support provided crucial surgery to repair his back legs after they were badly injured.

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Pet Care Resources Shelter Happenings

Jan 5th, 2022

First Trick to Dog Training: Stay Positive!

Positive reinforcement training is a great way to teach your dog and build a gratifying partnership with your furry friend at the same time.

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Wildlife

Dec 29th, 2021

Keeping the Wild in Wildlife

When you see a wild animal that appears hungry or injured, your first reaction may be to try to help. DCHS Wildlife Center staff regularly see the unfortunate consequences of our "helpful" actions.

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Adoption How to Help

Dec 8th, 2021

Rare Infection Threatens Puppy’s Life

Thanks to supporters like you, DCHS veterinarians were able to identify and treat this puppy's rare and highly debilitating disease in time to save his life.

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Pet Care Resources

Dec 7th, 2021

Keep Your Pets Safe During Holiday Fun

Keep your pets safe this holiday season, so you can enjoy all the holiday fun and avoid scary emergency vet visits.

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