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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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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

Pet of the Week!

Reno was brought to our shelter last December when his family could no longer take care of him. He came to us with one inverted eyelid which has since been surgically corrected. He looks perfect now and his vision was not affected. What kind of cat is Reno? He is a real lover, a cuddler, and the perfect family cat. Reno is a seven-year-old cat who is very gentle and non-aggressive; he gets along with other cats just fine. If you are looking for someone to greet you at the door after you've had a long day at work and who will comfort you, then look no more, for he is the one for the job. Reno is one of the sweetest and most easy-going cats we have ever seen (and we see a lot of cats, so this means that he is extra-special!!). We’re not sure why he hasn’t been adopted before now. Perhaps it’s because he is a quiet cat who doesn’t complain and who doesn’t demand attention. People walk right past him. Sometimes you have to look a little harder to find the real gems - Reno is worth looking for. His adoption fee will be waived with an approved application. Click here for more info...

CCHS Open House
Saturday, April 25
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lots of fun for everyone!

  • Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs
  • Poster Coloring For Kids
  • Refreshments Provided
  • Many animals with reduced or
    waived adoption fees!
Please stop by and meet the staff and board members of CCHS. This is also a great time to add a new four-legged member to your family.

We hope to see you there!

N7768 Industrial Road, Portage, WI

Zumba Party For CCHS

Friday, May 8, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rusch Elementary Gym
117 West Franklin Street, Portage

Check out this flyer for more information and a registration form. Come out and join us!

Save Your Stuff For Fur-N-Fluff

CCHS is accepting donations for our annual garage sale which will be held June 19 and 20, 2015. We are seeking new or gently used items to be sold to benefit the animals at our shelter. Items can be dropped off at CCHS during regular business hours. Donations for our garage sale are greatly appreciated! Join us and help a good cause.

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!

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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 March 2014 Watchdog!

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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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