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Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
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Columbia County
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Pet of the Week!

Recently, CCHS took in an American Pit Bull Terrier mix from MADACC in Milwaukee. When he arrived at MADACC, he had a bullet wound in his face from being shot in the head. We can't understand why anyone would want to hurt such a sweet dog. He lost his left eye because of the trauma sustained to eye region. He had surgery to remove the eye and is fully recovered from the surgery. He is currently awaiting a new family to pick him to be their forever dog and to give him the home is truly deserves. He would be best in a home without cats but seems to be fine with dogs. This handsome boy just needs a chance at a life filled with happiness. He is truly a love bug and craves attention from people. His name is Ragetti and he is waiting for you at CCHS!Click here for more info...

Thank You For Supporting CCHS!

We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who attended the following events:

Poynette Piggly Wiggly 10th anniversary celebration on June 6. The 50/50 raffle raised $90 for CCHS.

Paint Your Pet event on June 11. This event raised $700 for CCHS, and pictures taken during the event can be viewed on our Facebook page.

CCHS garage sale on June 19 and 20. From the rummage sale, we raised $1,484.78; from the purse sale, we raised $25; from the bake sale, we raised $108.75; and from the jewelry sale, we raised $139—for a grand total of $1,757.53!

We hope everyone enjoyed all the above-mentioned events, and we thank you very much for supporting CCHS!

July "Thirty-One" Fundraising Party

Thirty-One offers a variety of products for you, your home, and everyone in your life.

For the entire month of July, we will be having an online party, and proceeds will go to CCHS.

Treat yourself, and stock up on some of your favorites while helping the animals waiting for their forever homes.

Click here to start shopping.

Please help spread the word about this fundraising event by sharing this with your friends and family, and as always, we thank you for supporting CCHS!

Cruisin' For Critters
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Join us for the second annual Cruisin' For Critters event to help benefit the Humane Societies in Dane and Columbia Counties as well as the Poynette, Arlington, Dekorra Food Pantry.

See this flyer for all the details, or just click here to register.

Come out and join us for this worthwhile fundraiser, rain or shine.

Special thanks go out to our sponsors listed below:

Trans Works
3025 County Road X
Portage, Wisconsin
Sponsor Level 1: $500

Portage Veterinary Clinic
702 East Albert Street
Portage, Wisconsin
Portage Veterinary Clinic Facebook Page
Sponsor Level 1: $500

Mounds Pet Food Warehouse
(see our website for different locations and hours)
Sponsor Level 2: $250

Hart & Olson Family Dentistry
225 Gunderson Drive
Portage, Wisconsin
Sponsor Level 2: $250

Columbia County Veterinary Service
110 East Albert Street
Portage, Wisconsin
Sponsor Level 3: $100

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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