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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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Pet of the Week!

Look at those gorgeous eyes! Vladimir is a strikingly handsome cat with very large eyes and a dark tiger coat. He is very elegant! He is also a staff favorite. The only flaw in this cat, if you want to call it that, is that he does not get along with other cats. So if you are a single pet sort of person looking for a cat with personality, then this is your guy. Come to the shelter today and introduce yourself! Vladimir is the definition of a lap cat. He likes nothing more than to sit in your lap and cuddle. He is seven years old and super-loveable but he is also homeless. Please consider adding Vladimir to your family. He is the best! His adoption fee will be waived with an approved application.Click here for more info...

*Please note: CCHS will be closed on Monday, September 7, for the Labor Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday from
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thank you!

Thank You For Supporting CCHS!

We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who participated in the July Thirty-One and Cruisin' For Critters fundraising events! We couldn't help all the animals without you!

Cat Care Attendant Needed

Are you looking to get directly involved with helping the animals at CCHS? If so, we currently have volunteer opportunities open that involve animal care.

A Cat Care Attendant assists CCHS staff in feeding, watering, and general cat care. The following times are open and in immediate need of volunteers:

Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Times are flexible, but cat care must be done by the time the shelter opens to the public.

You can have a direct role in helping the staff care for the cats at CCHS. How cool is that?

Please contact us for more information. Staff are available by phone at 608-742-3666 or by email at

E-Waste Brigade

Do you have old cell phones, laptops, or camcorders that need to be recycled?

CCHS can help you now that we are part of E-Waste Brigade.

Please check out this flyer for more information regarding the types of items we can accept.

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 Watchdog

Click here to see the latest version of The Watchdog.

The Watchdog!

Click here to see past issues.


Support our Business Sponsors!

Renew or Start your CCHS Membership!

Click here for more information on membership.

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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