Check out our new hours. 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.

Since its inception in 2003, over 1,000 cats have been admitted and cured of ringworm, a highly-contagious fungus that can be transmitted across species, including to dogs and humans.

DCHS's cutting-edge ringworm treatment program is unique in our region and a national model for shelters across the country. The program is almost entirely run by dedicated volunteers in the F.I.T. Center which provides a quarantined, low-stress environment where cats are cured of ringworm and go on to be adopted into loving homes.

What is Ringworm?

Program History

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Jasmine at the beginning of treatment at Maddie's Felines in Treatment Center
Jasmine after being treated for ringworm at Maddie's Felines in Treatment Center