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Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
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Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for another dog to sleep in comfort, please click here.

2014 Pet Insurance Reviews


Saturday, April 12
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lots of fun for everyone!
Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs ($3 per dog entry fee)
Easter Egg Hunt for Kids (Free)
Refreshments provided!
Many animals with reduced or waived adoption fees!

We would like to thank TransWorks for sponsoring our Dog Easter Egg Hunt!

Columbia County Humane Society
T-Shirt Design Contest!

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Rules and Entry Form

You will be contacted within 2 business days on how to submit your entry following payment.

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The March 2014 Watchdog!

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Pet of the Week!

Sammy is one of our sweetest cats. She is still just a kitten, having been born last June, and is very small. She was brought to us when her family moved and was unable to take her along. Sammy tends to hide under the blanket in her cage, with just her head sticking out, because she is still a little overwhelmed being in a shelter. As cute as that is, it is not going to get her adopted! People think she is antisocial which is really not the case! In her previous home she was very playful and very loving. When you spend a little time with her, you can see how much she loves and craves attention. She keeps trying to snuggle closer and closer. What a sweet cat! She just needs someone to give her a chance. Some of the best kitties are the shy ones. It just takes a person who is willing to give that kitty a little extra time to feel safe. Once they do, they almost always turn out to be the most loving kitties there are. Sammy is definitely one of these gems, just waiting for a smart person to find her. Donít overlook this sweet girl. She will make some lucky person very happy. Her adoption fee has been fully sponsored and will be waived with an approved application.Click here for more info...

CCHS 2013 Holiday Drive

CCHS would like to thank everybody who donated to our 2013 Holiday Drive. It was a huge success, raising over $31,000! Your donations were especially meaningful, considering todayís difficult economic times. We do not receive any governmental or county funding, so we rely on contracts with municipalities for strays, adoption fees, and donations to survive. All of the money you donated will go directly for the care of the animals at the shelter. Everybody at CCHS thanks you for your generosity!

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Supplies Needed ASAP!

Looking to donate items to CCHS? We really need:
Laundry Detergent (High Efficiency for front loading machines),
garbage bags, dish soap, bleach,
and Clay Cat Litter (non-scoopable).
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CCHS is striving to be proactive in its attempt to place homeless cats in forever homes. We constantly find ourselves full to the maximum with cats. So the Executive Director Susan and the Board of Directors met and talked about solutions to try to fix our problem with the over abundance of homeless cats in our shelter. We have found that having the NO FEE Cat Adoptathons have significantly reduced our cat numbers at CCHS and we have been able to place our cats in record time. We realized that we needed a long term solution to the problem we face here. CCHS has decided to permanently lower our Cat Adoptions Fees to the lowest amount possible. We realize that the fee we are getting will not come close to covering the expenses of getting the cats ready for adoption but we are hoping our donations and having small fundraisers for that purpose will offset the amount needed to ready them for adoption.
Here are the new Permanent CCHS Cat Adoption Fees:

Young Adult Cats 6mos to 1 year : $40 Old fee : $50
Cats Over 1 year: $10 Old Fee: $50
Cats 6 years and older: NO FEE Old Fee $50
Kitten Fees will remain the same as always: $80

Our cats will always be spayed and neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and dewormed before adoption. That will not change even with the lower fees. We are hoping these new fees will keep a constant flow of adopters coming through our doors and make CCHS the hotspot for adoption!

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