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Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
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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


Saturday, April 12
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lots of fun for everyone!
Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs ($3 per dog entry fee)
Easter Egg Hunt for Kids (Free)
Refreshments provided!
Many animals with reduced or waived adoption fees!

We would like to thank TransWorks for sponsoring our Dog Easter Egg Hunt!

Columbia County Humane Society
T-Shirt Design Contest!

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Rules and Entry Form

You will be contacted within 2 business days on how to submit your entry following payment.

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The March 2014 Watchdog!

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Pet of the Week!

Attention German Shepherd experienced homes, this is the dog for you! Rus is a very smart girl who has had some training. She knows sit, down and speak. She has good ball drive and will drop the ball when you tell her to drop it. We believe she may be housetrained because she holds her potty breaks all night and all day. We have to walk her 3 times a day for her to go. Rus did great on her temperament test. She is a little dominant with other dogs and tends to be the boss but she did well with our dog Logan we have here. Rus needs an experiened owner. She does not like to have her feet handled. She will get growly and will need an experienced owner to work on desensitizing her to having her feet handled. We did muzzle her and worked with her some and all she did was whine and sit for it. We would definitely suggest muzzling for nail trims or taking her to the vet for them. She is a gorgeous girl! Rus can't wait to have a new home. Is it yours?Click here for more info...

CCHS 2013 Holiday Drive

CCHS would like to thank everybody who donated to our 2013 Holiday Drive. It was a huge success, raising over $31,000! Your donations were especially meaningful, considering today’s difficult economic times. We do not receive any governmental or county funding, so we rely on contracts with municipalities for strays, adoption fees, and donations to survive. All of the money you donated will go directly for the care of the animals at the shelter. Everybody at CCHS thanks you for your generosity!

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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).
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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 6mos to 1 year : $40 Old fee : $50
Cats Over 1 year: $10 Old Fee: $50
Cats 6 years and older: NO FEE Old Fee $50
Kitten Fees will remain the same as always: $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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