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.

Dec 3, 2020

You Made #GivingTuesday Amazing!

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You made #GivingTuesday 2020 the BEST day of the year for animals, exceeding our goal and raising over $118,000 to help pets, livestock and wildlife in need!

You did it!

#GivingTuesday 2020 was an AMAZING day for animals in need! Your generosity exceeded our wildest dreams and raised over $118,000 for pets, livestock and wildlife in our community! This amazing generosity is almost double last year’s #GivingTuesday and we cannot thank you enough for your support.

We cannot thank you enough for providing compassion, healing and new beginnings to the thousands of animals that come through our doors each year. Your support makes families whole, and we could not do it without you.

We would like to thank our $31,000 Matching Gift Challengers for inspiring such generosity with their combined record-breaking matching gift:

  • Deb Sybell Realtor
  • Bob Bartholomew
  • Yvonne and Victor Gagliano
  • Clay Rehm and Giannina Milani
  • Anonymous friends of DCHS

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Helping Wild Birds in the Time of HPAI

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