Almost all 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.

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