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.

Learn more below:

Become a Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern

Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center offers unpaid internships for college students and recent graduates. The Wildlife Center admits over 4,000 animals annually, representing more than 150 different species. Interns are able to get a lot of hands-on experience working with a wide variety of native Wisconsin wild species.

Application deadlines:

  • February 15 for summer season
  • July 1 for fall season
  • November 15 for spring season

DCHSWC Annual Internship

Applications for each term are accepted until positions are filled. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Jackie Sandberg, Wildlife Program Manager, or mail or deliver a hard copy to 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718.