Dane County Humane Society (DCHS), a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was incorporated in 1921 and is one of the nation's oldest animal welfare organizations. The mission statement of Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is Helping People Help Animals.
Dane County Humane Society is an open admission shelter. We accept all animals that need assistance. Approximately 7,000 animals pass through our doors every year including companion animals, exotic species, farm animals, small mammals, and orphaned or injured wildlife. We serve as the stray animal holding facility for Dane County, and we reunite over 1,000 lost pets with their families each year. DCHS is a recognized leader in providing many services including low cost spay/neuter, humane education, adoption services, and wildlife rehabilitation.