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Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
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Columbia County
Humane Society

2014 Pet Insurance Reviews

Pet of the Week!

Mai Tai came to us in February from another overcrowded shelter (where she had been since October 2014) and she is still looking for her forever home. She is only four years old and is incredibly beautiful. We’re not sure why she has been overlooked for so long—she seems like a cat that would be easily adopted. When I spent time with her last week she sat on my lap for the longest time, purring away. She is a sucker for having her face rubbed. She is the kind of cat who doesn’t seem to like a lot of activity and while very affectionate, it is usually on her terms. She loves to sit on your lap, but when she is done, she is done. This may be because she has been in a cage for so long and is stressed out. We think Mai Tai would be happiest in a quiet home without too much activity or small children. It’s not that she is a shy cat; she just seems to like the more mellow lifestyle. She is getting tired of living in a cage and who can blame her? We were told that she lived with dogs in her previous home. This sweet girl is going to make someone very happy! Her adoption fee has been fully sponsored and will be waived with an approved application.Click here for more info...

Please note: CCHS will be closed on Saturday, July 4, for the fourth of July holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday 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 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!

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

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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