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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Jan 24th, 2023

Behind the Numbers: Wildlife Center's 2022 Annual Report Data

What animals were admitted to DCHS's Wildlife Center for rehabilitation in 2022? How many of what species, and could we find any trends? See details of our recent annual wildlife reports!

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Pet Care Resources

Jun 14th, 2022

Keep Your Pets Safe During Excessive Heat

Dane County Humane Society offers tips for pet families during extreme temperatures

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Outreach & Education

Jun 8th, 2022

Providing Support During a Difficult Decision

Whatever the reason pet owners are contemplating pet surrender, DCHS provides various forms of support and counseling to help.

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How to Help

Jun 8th, 2022

Age is Just a Number! Ways Kids Can Support DCHS

Too young to volunteer? From lemonade stands to selling handmade items, there are many ways children can support Dane County Humane Society (DCHS)!

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Wildlife

Jun 8th, 2022

Helping Wild Birds in the Time of HPAI

HPAI: What it is and how DCHS’s Wildlife Center made changes so we could continue helping wild birds in need.

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How to Help

Jun 6th, 2022

Supporting DCHS From Afar

He doesn’t live in Wisconsin anymore, but Michael still gives monthly to Dane County Humane Society (DCHS).

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Jun 2nd, 2022

Two Little Winter Birds

Two Wisconsin winter birds, a common redpoll and an American tree sparrow, both uncommon patients, were admitted and treated at Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center in early 2022.

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