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Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
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Columbia County
Humane Society

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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

Pet of the Week!

Our sweet Jazz needs a home. She is a young, active girl who LOVES to play ball. She gets along with male dogs but she tends to be in charge. Jazz should not be placed in a home with cats. She has had a lot of interest but all the applicants have had cats so Jazz couldn't go home with them. She is a gorgeous girl with a lot of potential. She just needs training and a chance at getting a home. Jazz will be a fun-loving companion. She is crate trained and knows some basick tricks. Do you have a home for Jazz? She has been in the shelter system since January. We took her in from a facility that was full and Jazz needed a place to go. We saved her life; can you give her a home? She is a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix and only one year old. Jazz is crate trained. Her adoption fee has been partially sponsored and will be reduced by $20 with an approved application.Click here for more info...

Want to help CCHS when buying greeting cards?

Introducing: Peace. Love. Cause.

During the month of December, Peace. Love. Cause. highlights the Columbia County Humane Society.

We encourage you to click on the link above to visit the Peace. Love. Paws. website for more information and to place your order.
Every greeting card ordered this month helps the animals at CCHS.

Do you buy Fresh Step® litter? Please help us!

It's simple. Buy Fresh Step® litter, join the
Fresh Step® Paw Points® program, and then donate your points to our shelter by visiting our Paw Points® page. The more points we earn, the more free litter we get.

Get started by clicking here. CCHS and all the cats
appreciate all your help! We can't do it without you!


You helped us achieve our goal - raising the money we
needed for our surgical supply debt! The staff and all the animals THANK YOU
very much! We just can't do it without you, and we can't tell you how much we
appreciate your help! It means so much to us to be able to help all the animals we do.

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When you visit the link below before clicking over to Amazon, our organization will earn a portion of every purchase made! How simple is that! Please support CCHS and shop at using the link.

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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).
Click here for complete list of needed items.

The March 2014 Watchdog!

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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 6 months to 1 year: $40 (old fee: $50)
Cats over 1 year: $20 (old fee: $50)
Cats 6 years and older: NO FEE (old fee: $50)
Kitten fees will remain the same: $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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