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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!

This is a great little kitten who is growing up in a shelter! He was born June 30 and we think it is time he finds his forever home. Leo has been passed by because he is shy with strangers and doesn’t present himself well. Once he gets to know you, he is fine. He is one of our staff favorites and is very friendly with them. What a character! Leo is very playful and we think life would be interesting with him around. He plays footsie with the cats in neighboring cages and likes to keep his eye on what is going on around the room. Right now Leo is looking for a real once-and-for-all home, one where he can live out his life with a family who loves him. If you’re looking for a loving companion, please consider this kitten. You won’t regret it. His adoption fee has been partially sponsored and will be reduced to $55 with an approved application.Click here for more info...

Holiday Photo Fundraiser

December 6, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check out this flyer for all the fun activities,
and come out and join us!

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!

We need your help!

Hello supporters! We are down to $2,582.20 left on our surgical
supply debt! We are slowly chipping away at it! If you can donate,
even $5, please consider it. Remember, CCHS is not a county-funded facility. We are in the red every year, and this year has been particularly hard for us financially.

We needed to purchase surgical equipment in order to keep doing
on-site spays and neuters for our shelter animals. This was an unbudgeted purchase, but it was a necessity. We need help from our supporters to help cover this expense. If you can spare a few dollars, there is a link on our website to our PayPal account for easy donating. Donations can also be mailed to:

Attn: Surgical Supply Fund
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, Wisconsin 53901

We appreciate your support, and we THANK YOU!

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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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