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

Bear is an easy-going guy who is looking for a new best friend. Bear gets along with other dogs. He is housetrained and likes to go for car rides. Bear is a very sweet and loyal dog. He would prefer a quiet household over a busy one. He likes to go for walks and cuddling. Bear is currently in foster care. Please contact us if you are interested in meeting him. He can't wait to be your next cuddle bug!Click here for more info...

Part-Time Caregiver Wanted

CCHS is seeking a part-time caregiver. We have one position open for Saturdays. The ideal candidate will be a people person who loves helping customers and working closely with coworkers. This position requires heavy lifting of over 40 pounds, working with animals of all temperaments, and working with chemicals.

Applicants must be able to work independently and as a team player. We are seeking a person with computer skills and a clean, valid driver's license. We usually start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and leave when the last customer leaves. This can range from 3 to 3:30 p.m. depending on how busy we are. Starting pay is $7.50 per hour.

This is a fast-paced, fun job, and if you enjoy working with people and animals, this may be the part-time job for you! Please stop in to fill out an application at N7768 Industrial Road, Portage, Wisconsin.

Norwex Fundraiser to Buy Garbage Bags for CCHS

Do you know how many garbage bags CCHS goes through in a day? It's usually
around ten bags a day! That is 300 bags a month and 3,600 bags a year. Wow!

We use them a lot for cat litter and dog poop. We will be able to buy 2,034 bags with your orders.

Help us reach our goal to almost have enough for an entire year.

CCHS has a goal to have $500 in sales of Norwex products by February 28.

The income of $175 will be used to buy garbage bags for CCHS. Click on the link below to purchase some nice cleaning products.

Some of our favorites are dryer balls, lint mitt, window cloth, dusting mitt, Enviro cloth, and the Spirinett scrubby. Support CCHS and get your house clean too - without chemicals!

Start shopping by clicking here.

As always, we thank you for supporting the Columbia County Humane Society!

Partylite Fundraiser for CCHS

CCHS needs your help! We need to raise money to support our shelter. We
hope to buy a new camera with the funds raised with this fundraiser. Our old camera does not take the best pictures, and we need good ones to get our animals adopted - as well as show the happy endings.

THIS IS NOT A PARTY! This is just an event that will run over the next three weeks here at CCHS.

For every candle you buy, CCHS will get 50% of the profits!! That's right - 50%!

This fundraiser will end on February 26 so hurry on down to CCHS to order them directly from us.

We will have an example of each of the two candles you can choose from as well as the different scents each candle comes in. After the event is over, it will take approximately two to three weeks for you to receive your order.

The candles available are:

Escential Jar by PartyLite Candle: $15 each
(CCHS will get $7.50 from each candle sold.)

Glolite by PartyLite Scented Jar Candle: $26 each
(CCHS will get $13 from each candle sold.)

As always, we thank you for supporting the Columbia County Humane Society!

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!

Do you shop at

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.

Click here to start shopping!

Supplies Needed ASAP!

Looking to donate items to CCHS? A few items 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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