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Jun 6, 2022

Supporting DCHS From Afar

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

“Even though I am across the country, I support the mission of DCHS for Madison and the surrounding communities,” says Michael LaBroscian – a Constant Companion, former volunteer, and adopter.

Michael grew up in rural Wisconsin surrounded by animals – cats, dogs, horses, a cockatiel, even a buffalo! Over time, his love for animals evolved into seeing animals as members of his family. He expanded that family back in November 2010 when he brought Burke home from DCHS. Burke was just a two-month-old kitten at the time.

“With the pandemic, I’ve grown even closer with Burke and have been able to work remotely,” says Michael. “It has been so amazing to spend time with my pets in their senior years.”

In addition to Burke, Michael has a dog named Georgia. Burke and Georgia had a sister, Prada, who also found her new beginning with Michael at DCHS. The family had to say goodbye to her in 2018.

“Although I moved from Madison to Arizona in 2014 – a trip that both cats made in the car with me – DCHS still has a place in my heart,” he says. “I was a Canine Companion from 2011 to 2012, and this is where I adopted my cats from. I know the care the staff and volunteers take to give the pets a transitory home while they await their forever homes.

“One of the newest programs that I most appreciate is the Lonely Hearts Club,” Michael continues. “Any way to spotlight some of the long-timers is perfect for me. Especially, highlighting the non-traditional pets like bunnies or rats, where they may often be overlooked.

“My overall appreciation for DCHS prompted me to become a Constant Companion. There are so many other Burkes out there who deserve a chance to live a long life in a loving home, and I want DCHS to be able to continue their mission of Helping People Help Animals.”

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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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Nov 29th, 2022

From Rough Past to New Beginning Thanks to You

Thanks to your generous support, DCHS can address immediate dental and medical issues for animals like Eddie.

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Nov 29th, 2022

You Helped This Green Heron Soar

Thanks to the support of incredible community members like you, DCHS’s wildlife rehabilitators nursed this green heron back to health.

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Nov 26th, 2022

Helping Puppies Be Their Goofy Selves

When puppies like Zak become sick, DCHS can quickly diagnose and treat them thanks to generous supporters like you.

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Nov 21st, 2022

You’re Giving Pretzel His Second Chance

When a puppy needed immediate help for his broken hip, DCHS could jump into action thanks to compassionate supporters like you.

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Nov 1st, 2022

Senior Pets: Aged to Perfection

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. In honor of this special month, we look at some of the benefits of bringing home a senior companion animal.

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