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.

Feb 27, 2019

Wildlife Center Volunteering: Behind the Scenes

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Have you ever wondered what our Wildlife Center Volunteers really do on a day-to-day basis? Learn more by watching the video below.

DCHS's Wildlife Center takes in over 3,800 ill, injured or orphaned wild animals every year with the goal of treating and releasing healthy animals back to their natural habitats. Volunteers help us with everything from direct animal care and answering phone calls to cage construction and maintenance. If working with wildlife interests you consider one of these positions.

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Jun 30th, 2022

DCHS Joins Team Berkeley

After escaping his family’s camper as they moved across the country, it took a village to help Berkeley find his way home again.

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Jun 27th, 2022

Tips to Help Pets During Fireworks Season

DCHS provides tips on how to keep your pets safe during the Independence Day holiday and what to do if they get lost.

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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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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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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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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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