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Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
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Want to get rid of your aluminum cans?

Why not drop them off at Keith's Recycling on Silver Lake Drive in Portage. They are open Monday - Saturday from 8-4. Just say they are for CCHS and they will deposit the money from the cans into an account to be credited to CCHS. Thank you!

Monetary Donations

CCHS is a private, nonprofit organization that exists primarily on donated funds. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Monetary donations can be mailed to the Animal Shelter, N7768 Industrial Road, Portage, WI 53901.

NOTE: If the donation is being made in honor of someone else, please provide that person's name and address as well as your own.

Click here for a printable honorarium/memorials form.

Persons/businesses donating funds are recognized at the shelter and on our website.

Please consider a gift to CCHS. Our continued operation depends on the good will of the community.


CCHS yearly memberships are due January 1. CCHS depends on citizen contributions to maintain the high standard of care for the shelter animals and to continue our special community programs. Without you, there'd be no Humane Society.

Memberships levels:

  • $5 Pet (This is an honorary membership only and does not include adoption discount benefits)
  • $10 Sr. Citizen
  • $15 Individual
  • $25 Family
  • $50 Patron
  • $100 Benefactor

Click here to pay for your membership on-line.

Click here for a printable membership application form.

Memberships can be mailed to:

CCHS Membership Application
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901-9451

Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.


CCHS needs to replace the cat cages in the front room of the shelter.
The new cages will allow us to house more cats and will have solid dividers between the cages to prevent the spread of disease.
Please consider donating to this worthy cause.
On behalf of the cats, thank you for your generosity!

Update on Cat Cage Fund!

We would like to thank everybody who has donated so far to the CCHS Cat Cage Fund. Because of your generosity, we have purchased this bank of cages for the cat adoption room, and we have enough money to buy all new cages for our cat intake room. From the pictures you can see how much better the new cages are. We have solid partitions between cages instead of hanging towels. This will help keep all of our cats healthy! We felt it was important to do the intake room before we finish the cat adoption room because that is where all the animals go when they first arrive at the shelter. Many of these animals have upper respiratory problems when they come into the shelter, and the new cages will help keep the other cats healthy until they are able to be moved up front and be adopted. Thanks to everybody for making our dream of new cat cages come true! We haven't reached our goal of all new cages yet, but we're well on our way!

If you would like to donate to the "Cat Cage Fund,"
click the button below.

The "Bibi Fund"

Some animals need more medical care than others.
Please help us give these animals a fighting chance!

Click here for more information on the Bibi Fund.


If you own a business, this is an excellent opportunity to help out the animals and advertise your business. This is also a wonderful way to sponsor a gate in memory of a loved one. The sponsored gate bears a plaque on it designating the sponsor.

There are 20 dog kennel gates that each have high exposure to the public and a sponsorship fee of $200 for one year. There are also 8 cat cages who have high exposure to the public and a sponsorship fee of $100 for one year. This includes the plaque, displaying three lines of text, that will be prominently displayed on the gate and visible to the public.

Suggested type:
Sponsored by
XYZ Industries
(XXX) XXX-XXXX, www.xyz.com


In Memory of
Love Mom and Dad Thompson

Be sure to include your name, and the any message you would like on the plaque in the "Message to Seller" section during checkout or with your mailed payment. The plaque will be verified with you before it is created.

Dog Kennel Sponsorship - $200.00
Cat Kennel Sponsorship - $100.00

Sponsorships can also be mailed to:

CCHS Kennel Sponsorship Application
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901-9451

Animal Sponsorship

Do you want to help but you can not care for a pet at this time? You still can by sponsoring a cat or dog. Your donation will allow you to be a sponsor of the cat or dog of your choice. Sponsorships remain until your sponsored pet is adopted.

Sponsorship Types

Full Sponsorship- Current adoption fee for animals(sole sponsor)-sign attached to pets cage & website waiving adoption fee to adopters and recognition of sponsor. Click on the animals description to see the adoption fee and enter that amount for your donation.

Pals of Pets Sponsor - For amounts $20 or larger a sign will be added to animal's cage & website recognizing the sponsorship of the pet. Other sponsors can be added to sponsor amount, once that reaches the adoption fee, the fee is waived to adopters.

You can either send your payment to the shelter or pay online with your credit card. Add this item to your shopping cart if you want to help.

Sponsorships can be mailed to:

CCHS Sponsorship Application
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901-9451

Be sure to include your name, and the name of whom you would like to sponsor in the "Message to Seller" section during checkout or with your mailed payment.

Donating Supplies

CCHS welcomes donations of the following items:
  • Canned dog and kitten food
  • Gift cards for gas or local stores
  • Clay cat litter (non-scoopable)
  • Large heavyweight garbage bags
  • Dog chews
  • Durable dog toys
  • Paper towels
  • Liquid and powder bleach
  • Laundry detergent (high-efficiency for front-loading machines)
  • Anti-bacterial dish soap
  • Copy paper
  • Vitamin C (keeps the animals healthy!)
  • Lysine
  • Meat-based baby food

Pick'n Save Advantage We Care Program

Pick'n Save customers who use their Advantage Plus Savers Club card can automatically help CCHS. You can find forms at your local Pick'n Save store. Ask for them at the service counter and turn in your completed form designating CCHS as your favorite charity by using our charity code: 123200.

Every time you use your card while purchasing products at Pick'n Save stores in Portage or Columbus CCHS will be eligible to receive a cash rebate. The amount of the rebate will be a percentage of the total amount of your purchase. The more people shop and use the code 123200, the larger percentage of the total We Care contribution CCHS will receive.

Last year CCHS was the top charity in the We Care program.

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Kwik Trip Rewards Program

Organizations such as ours, need financial resources to help achieve our goals. Kwik Trip, Inc. is proud to assist us in these efforts with the Kwik Trip Rewards Program. On behalf of Kwik Trip Inc. and the many dedicated Kwik Trip Card holders who have designated the Columbia County Humane Society, we are receiving a quarterly check as a result of this fine program. This represents Kwik Trip's commitment to the communities and organizations they serve.

CCHS would like to increase the number of Kwik Trip Card accounts that will designate our organization. Please contact your local Kwik Trip store for a Kwik Card application and a Kwik Rewards Fund-Raising Designation post card or contact Kwik Trip, Inc. toll free at 1-888- 736-5945.

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