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Columbia County Humane Society
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, WI 53901
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Columbia County
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2014 Pet Insurance Reviews

Pet of the Week!

Twilight appears to be one of our best-kept secrets. She is one of my favorites. There isn’t a prettier cat in the adoption room or a nicer one. She has been with us since June! Twilight was adopted from us two years ago and returned this year when her family moved into a place that did not allow pets. This is a really gorgeous four-year-old cat who is getting very tired of living in a cage and seeing all the other cats go home. She is a very tidy girl who keeps her cage clean and keeps herself well-groomed. Being a quiet cat , Twilight tends to go unnoticed. If you take her out of her cage and spend some time with her you will see a different cat. Twilight rubs against you and you can see how much she is missing the attention she used to get. We do, however, think Twilight would probably be happiest in a home where she is the only cat. Please come meet this little girl and see if she is the right cat for you. Her adoption fee has been partially sponsored and will be reduced to $10 with an approved application.Click here for more info...

Holiday Photo Fundraiser

December 6, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check out this flyer for all the fun activities,
and come out and join us!

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!

We need your help!

Hello supporters! We are down to $2,582.20 left on our surgical
supply debt! We are slowly chipping away at it! If you can donate,
even $5, please consider it. Remember, CCHS is not a county-funded facility. We are in the red every year, and this year has been particularly hard for us financially.

We needed to purchase surgical equipment in order to keep doing
on-site spays and neuters for our shelter animals. This was an unbudgeted purchase, but it was a necessity. We need help from our supporters to help cover this expense. If you can spare a few dollars, there is a link on our website to our PayPal account for easy donating. Donations can also be mailed to:

Attn: Surgical Supply Fund
N7768 Industrial Road
Portage, Wisconsin 53901

We appreciate your support, and we THANK YOU!

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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).
Click here for complete list of needed items.

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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 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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