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2012 Annual Report

unty Humane Society o C e n Da 2012

HONORS Adoption Guarantee for Cats

One of the Top 10 Emergency Placement Shelters in the United States

Live Release Rate of 82%

Board of Directors [President] Cathy Holmes [Vice President]

Ellen Markey

[Secretary] [Treasurer]

Cris Marsh

Bridget Bush

Cheryl Breuer Shirley Crocker Gary Godding Joseph S. Goode Laura Murray Amy Overby

Table of Contents


Pam’s Hello


Animal Medical Services


Four Lakes Wildlife Center






Help Me Heal




Kids’ Programs


Foster Care


Enrichment Programs


Community Outreach


Helping Other Shelters

Financial Report - 26 Current Members/Donors - 28

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Dear Family and Friends,

With 2012 well behind us, we are moving forward in our goals for the current year. It is gratifying to take a look back at the previous year to appreciate what the staff and volunteers of Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) were able to accomplish to further the organization in its mission of ‘Helping People Help Animals.’ Last year we developed a program which would have a direct impact on a low-income neighborhood in our community. Our first Community Dog Day was held in February 2012. With an army of medical and general DCHS staff and volunteers, we set up shop in a local Boys and Girls Club, and invited people from the area to bring in their dogs to receive free pet supplies, educational materials and veterinary medical assessment and vaccinations. The event was a great success, and the grateful community members we served went away with a better understanding of what DCHS services and programs are available to them, as well as furthering their education on how to keep their pets healthy, happy and safe in their homes. We also achieved the goal of becoming an Adoption Guarantee shelter for cats. This means we were able to save every healthy and treatable cat that came through our doors. We had reached this goal with dogs some time ago, and due to many changes to our cat protocols, we succeeded in reaching


this momentous goal. Due to these improvements, we were also able to transfer in cats from other shelters in Wisconsin, cats that otherwise may have been euthanized.


DCHS helps any kind of animal in need, not exclusive to typical companion animals like dogs and cats. In 2012, DCHS took in 17 horses. One of these, a special mare named Dutch, is now living a much different, happier life because of our work. Dutch was seized by Dane County Animal Services and brought to DCHS in May. She

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was in very poor, emaciated condition, and required intensive, round-the-clock attention and meals to rehabilitate her. Once she was stable, DCHS staff worked to find her a perfect, permanent home. In August, she was transferred to a Wisconsin horse sanctuary, where her spunky, joyful spirit has been able to flourish and shine, as

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you can see in the photo taken at the sanctuary. She will now receive the love and care she always deserved. Cases like these make us very proud of our everyday work of saving animals’ lives. DCHS continues to build on these successes by planning our growth objectives for the


future. We are pushing our agenda to do more and to help others, within and even outside our community borders. Our community is a better place for people and animals because it has an ethic of empathy, care and appreciation for all living things. Together, DCHS staff, volunteers and our supporters are building a stronger humane community in Wisconsin.



Total Adopt ions

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705 D ogs

81 Guniea Pigs

27 Parakeets

71 R ats

22 Ge rbils

Others Animals


40 Hamsters · 13 Horses · 13 Chickens · 12 Chinchillas · 10 Fish · 9 Mice 7 Cockatiels · 6 Roosters · 6 Snakes · 4 Ferrets · 4 Pigeons · 3 Goats 3 Iguanas · 2 Peacocks · 2 Degus · 1 Tortoise · 1 Turkey · 1 Bearded Dragon 1 Finch · 1 Duck · 1 Parrot · 1 Goose · 1 Hedgehog

Success Stories Macie, a beautiful black cat with stunning green

eyes, gave birth to four healthy kittens within a few days of arriving at DCHS. She went to a foster home where she could raise her babies in peace and quiet. Macie’s kittens were adopted as soon as they reached adoptable age. Macie, on the other hand, waited patiently for her new home. The wait paid off. She is doing well, “talking”


with her new family, playing with toys and eating anything she can get her paws on. Life is good, says Macie.


is a young adult Border Collie mix that was

overwhelmed and nervous when she arrived at the shelter. She found a home shortly after her arrival, but came back to us because she was too nervous in her home. Sometimes it takes more than one adoption to find that just-right fit and such was the case with Sweets. Another

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couple had been charmed by her when she was on hold for her first adoption, and when they discovered she was available again, they rushed in. It was a perfect

match: the couple had an older Lab that made an excellent teacher for shy Sweets. Today, her family tells us she fits her name: a sweatheart that loves to cuddle!

Pippa is an 11-year-old Thoroughbred/Paint cross mare. She was one of seven horses surrendered to the

shelter when their owner lost his farm and could no longer care for them. We worried that finding a home for Pippa would be difficult because she was blind in her left eye. But our worries did not last long. A woman fell in love with her, adopted her and had her vet surgically remove Pippa’s eye to make her more comfortable. Pippa had not been


handled much, but she was docile. Although her canter is choppy, she has a very pretty trot. Her new owner is patient, and together they have made great progress!


Foster Care

Animals arrive at our shelter in a variety of conditions and with a variety of needs. Sometimes they need more individualized attention than our shelter can offer. Our foster care program is comprised of volunteers who open up their homes to house our shelter animals while they await their forever homes. 548 animals stayed in foster


homes in 2012.

Animals can become stressed by recent changes in their lives and need extra care and encouragement to adapt to a new lifestyle. If an animal is sick or recovering from an injury, a quiet home provides the best environment for them to heal. Some animals still need nursing from their mother. No matter the reason, all the animals in foster care are in need of a little extra attention to get them adopted.

Foster Parent Profile - Nadine Nadine decided to become a foster parent after witnessing animal needs as a DCHS volunteer. “Anyone who has walked through Cat Admitting in the middle of the summer has seen the number of kittens that are admitted every week. A foster parent can give the animals the time and attention that the shelter cannot always afford to give.”

“For the foster parent, it is just a few weeks, but that makes all the difference in the animals’ lives.” Nadine has watched kittens grow from helpless newborns to rambunctious 9-week-olds; seen shy, terrified cats relax and come out of their shell in a quiet home environment; watched sick cats recover from illness or surgery; and seen them all find loving homes. It is always bittersweet when the animals come back to the shelter after spending weeks with a foster parent. However, the job of a foster parent is to get them to a place where they are ready to find new homes. Nadine remembers, “Returning the ‘ready to go’ kittens to the shelter means I will be available to help the next litter of kittens.”


Animal Medical Services

AMS Facility

General Surgical Care Every animal that enters our shelter has a story. Although we do not speak their language, our Animal Medical Services (AMS) team knows how to follow the clues, beginning with initial assessments. Are they injured, sick, pregnant? AMS puts the pieces together and solves the puzzle.


But assessment is not the end of the AMS story. We spay or neuter all of our adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits. In 2012 we completed 1,638 spay/neuter surgeries. We perform these surgeries to regulate the animal population as well as to improve behavior and reduce or eliminate certain cancers. Like spay/neuter, healthy teeth provide multiple benefits. Good dental care makes it easy for an animal to receive proper nutrition as well as prevent certain heart conditions and systemic infections. In 2012, we helped put healthy smiles on 176 dogs and cats through dental cleanings and surgeries. We rounded the year out with 194 other surgeries, including removing masses, treating fractures and gunshot wounds, and, when necessary, amputating unhealthy limbs.

Felines in Treatment (FI T) Success Wally Gator is a big, laid-back tomcat that arrived as a stray in early March 2012. He had an upper respiratory infection, ringworm and tested positive for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). At most other shelters, Wally’s three strikes would have led to his euthanasia. In fact, because ringworm is so contagious, most shelters euthanize all cats that test positive for it, and many euthanize those that are FIV positive. Wally Gator’s FIV status made ringworm treatment risky, because FIV makes cats more vulnerable to other illnesses. But Wally Gator was strong and otherwise healthy, making him a good adoption candidate. He was admitted into Felines in Treatment (FIT), our quarantine treatment center, where he was treated for ringworm, while enjoying the love and attention of our dedicated volunteers. Since FIV can be passed from one cat to another, FIV positive cats need special homes. Wally Gator needed a home where

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he would be the only cat, or be with another FIV positive cat. After more than four months in our care, Wally found that special home.


Help Me Heal

Rue How she was surrendered

Two seven-week-old Pit Bull Terrier puppies arrived stray at our shelter in early June of 2012. Both were in rough shape, but friendly and social. After being examined by the shelter’s medical staff, one was medically cleared and quickly adopted. The other’s journey did not start out as smooth.

Her medical condition

Upon further medical examination, it was determined that Rue had a cleft lip and palate. A cleft palate is a gap in the roof of the mouth that opens into the nasal sinus. This can cause problems when eating or drinking. For example, food and water can go into the nose and become very uncomfortable. Some of Rue’s teeth were also in the wrong place and would require removal before fixing the cleft palate.

How money was raised

We are fortunate to have an Animal Medical Services team at our facility, but Rue’s medical condition would require more extensive surgery best performed by a dentistry specialist. We collaborated with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and Westside Family Pet Center for her surgery, and they kindly discounted the price of her procedure. Press releases were quickly sent out announcing Rue’s need for help, and donations from our loving community


came flowing in.

Her surgery

Her surgeries were successful. Everyone was thrilled to hear Rue was not sneezing after eating or drinking because it proved that the nasal cavity surface of the repair was successful!

Life after surgery

Rue made a lot of friends along the way including all of her supporters, her foster family, and the veterinarians who provided her care. She returned to the shelter and was made available for adoption on October 8th. It did not take long before her foster family called us and said if nobody had snatched Rue already, they were on their way to adopt her! They just could not picture life without her, and their house was just too quiet.

New family - update “Rue has been such a joy to our family. She loves her sister Honey, another pit bull. They are best friends, cuddle with each other when they take naps, and even share their toys! Rue has really brought energy back into Honey’s life. My husband and I have become more energetic as her personality is contagious. She loves to rollerblade, and man she can run! She loves to play fetch and will bring the ball back to you for hours on end.” Rue is representative of the thousands of animals that are helped each and every year because of the generosity and compassion of our community.


Enrichment Programs

Shelter life can be stressful for animals. It is an unfamiliar territory with strange people, lots of noises and many other animals. Here we do our best to provide enrichment programs to teach our animals that this is a loving and safe environment. Our hope is that these programs will improve animals’ behavior, get them to relax, and ultimately, show potential adopters their true personalities. For our canines, we provide enrichment like physical excerise, quiet time, feeding enrichment and behavior modification. For feline enrichment, we provide hiding spots within their kennels (a natural urge for cats), feeding of canned food and


our Cats in Need program.

For the Pups

Quiet Time is provided by our volunteers to help decrease our dogs’ stress while increasing their adoptability and quality of life. Our kennels are a constant buzz of noise and activity, making it difficult for dogs to relax. That’s why our first priority is having volunteers sit in the kennels with the dogs, petting, stroking and talking quietly to them. This time benefits more than just one dog because it helps surrounding dogs calm down as well. Feeding Enrichment is a great motivator for dogs’ mental play. At the shelter, dogs are either hand-fed by volunteers or receive their meals in puzzle toys. Additionally, we provide rawhides and frozen kibble-and-peanut-butter-stuffed Kongs as an outlet for chewing needs. Behavior Modification addresses behavior challenges that landed the dogs in the shelter or that have developed in response to the shelter environment. Our trained volunteers help modify jumping, mouthing, leash biting, leash reactivity, mounting, resource guarding and handling sensitivity issues. With these behaviors resolved, our dogs are adopted sooner and are more likely to stay in their new homes.

For the Kitties

Feeding enrichment of canned food is provided for the cats every afternoon. Canned food has a substantially higher amount of protein and is leaner than dry food, provides additional hydration, has more flavor and fewer carbohydrates. This helps our cats receive the proper nutrients and is a tasty treat for them as well. Cats in Need is a program implemented to help cats who are shy and scared adjust to the shelter environment in hopes to prepare them for adoption. A lack of human attention can be very stressful for cats. Staff spends individual time with them, petting them and giving them confidence. These efforts result in friendly and sociable cats who are ready for adoption.


Four Lakes Wildlife Center

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3,033. That is how many ill, injured and orphaned wild animals were admitted to the Four Lakes Wildlife Center (FLWC) in 2012, a 78.4% increase over 2011. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing responsible care for these animals while promoting education and awareness of the crucial role of wildlife in our community. Here is just one of their stories:


A grounded female Bald Eagle that appeared to be suffering from a leg or wing injury was found in Prairie du Chien. Dehydrated and thin upon arrival at our shelter, the eagle was given a liquid diet via feeding tube several times a day by staff and volunteers. After gaining weight and strength, the juvenile female shared a flight cage with an adult male Bald Eagle that happened to be in our care at the same time. Having each other to share the space with proved beneficial for both eagles. Caretakers noticed the female having difficulty landing on her perches after flight. Further evaluation found a significant visual impairment in her left eye. Eagles rely on their keen eyesight to hunt for food; with this loss of vision, the juvenile could not survive release back into the wild. After six months of care, we began the search for a licensed educational facility approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to hold a Bald Eagle. After speaking with many interested organizations, we chose the enthusiastic and caring staff at Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center. The Maryland facility had recently lost a 30-year-old female Bald Eagle due to health issues and was looking for another eagle to become their educational ambassador. The next hurdle was transportation. Pilots N Paws, a non-profit organization that helps facilitate transportation of rescue and shelter animals, stepped right up. Pilots and airplane owners donate their services to help animal rescue organizations. On an early Saturday morning, Four Lakes Wildlife Center volunteers drove the juvenile eagle to Janesville, and a series of pilots flew her to her new home. There, she will represent her species while promoting an appreciation for wildlife.



Volunteers are an integral part of the Dane County Humane Society team. Volunteers work in every department of the shelter, and in almost every capacity. In 2012, more than 1,300 volunteers gave over 110,000 hours of their time, the equivalent of 50 full-time staff positions and $1 million in wages, effectively doubling our workforce. We could not provide the animal care and community outreach we do without these dedicated supporters.


Our day-to-day operations entail a real collaboration with our volunteers. We actively seek their feedback while working side-by side with them, providing a suggestion box, doing surveys and holding meetings. Several groups, such as our advanced canine volunteers and our wildlife caretakers have their own Google groups where they share information such as population reports for a given day, information on particular animals, articles of interest and frequently asked questions. Recently, we began using groups of volunteers, such as sororities or service members, for one-time projects throughout the building and grounds. These groups not only allow us to accomplish a great deal of work in a short period of time, but also help us build relationships with organizations, individuals and companies. These relationships often lead to the donation of materials, labor or funding, the recruitment of long-term volunteers or the adoption of one of our available animals.

Volunteer Profile – Robert “Bob” Jake Pitts

Bob began volunteering at DCHS in 2006 at the age of 81. He helped monitor, organize and distribute our daily collection of donated items. This is no easy task, but Bob was used to hard work and he took pride in his efforts. Every morning, without fail, Bob would be found pushing one of the big yellow donation bins, now called “Bob’s Bins,” around the shelter distributing recently donated items. He knew the ins and outs of the shelter so well that sometimes staff would ask him where things went! A doctor once asked Bob, “How do you stay so healthy and happy?!” Bob simply replied, “Well, I’ve got stuff that needs to get done at the humane society.” Bob made a true difference at DCHS


by logging over 2,100 volunteer hours. Shelter

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staff enjoyed Bob’s sense of humor, updates on last night’s baseball scores and most importantly, his sweet smile.


Community Outreach


In 2012, we worked hard to reach different groups, organizations and outlets to spread awareness of the beneficial and lifesaving work happening at DCHS. We understand the importance of educating the community about pet overpopulation, low cost spay/neuter services and microchipping, as well as the benefits of adopting an animal in need of a loving home. Our partnership with United Way of Dane County allowed us to speak to a variety of new audiences through their workplace giving campaign. These speaking engagements helped increase awareness, but also resulted in over $176,000 in donations to the shelter in 2012. We continue to feature animals, events and current needs in print, television, radio and online. Our TV presence is strong; we are featured on all three local stations (WISC-TV3, NBC 15 and WKOW 27). We have a weekly rotating segment of available animals on Charter Main Street Media cable station, as well as a weekly live radio segment with ‘Scott Miller in the Morning’ on 94.9 FM WOLX. We used this media exposure to present our stories, as well as offer suggestions about what to do when you find baby wildlife (usually, leave them alone!), how to tell when your pet is overheated or dangerously cold, and what using dogs in wolf hunts would mean for our state. Every month, our animals are featured on TV at least a dozen times. That presence kept us in the public eye and made our appeals relevant. TV and radio put us in touch with a large segment of our community, but many segments of our population are better reached by social media. We have worked to build our Facebook community, raising the number of our fans from 5,500 to 7,000 in 2012. We also are reaching communities through YouTube and Twitter. Each medium requires particular messaging that best fits the format and audience, as well as restraint in the amount of messaging itself.




Our work is not confined to helping shelter animals. We take pride in our humane education and outreach programs. It is our hope that by reaching out to the community through these programs, it will help keep animals in their homes and develop future animal ambassadors.

Baby-Ready Pets

Preparing for a baby requires a lot of adjustments, but giving up your furry or feathered friend does not need to be one of them. It is important to prepare your animal for a new baby as well. We team with Teacher’s Pet Training Academy, LLC to offer families a “Baby-Ready Pets” course. This course teaches parents how to prepare for the changes the new baby may cause in the household dynamics.

Scout Badges

We offer educational workshops for scout troops that include a tour of the humane society, an education session and interaction with our classroom animals.


We can come to you! We can visit your school or organization to teach about Dane County Humane Society and present a lesson of your choice. The information in each presentation or lesson plan is designed for the appropriate age range. We can also bring one or two of our education animals for a visit.

Positively Pitties

Owning a Pit Bull Terrier carries responsibility because of their poor reputation with the media. With proper training, you can make your pittie an ambassador for the breed. Positively Pitties teaches owners the history of the breed, how to communicate with their dogs and how to instill the good manners that will make a dog welcome anywhere.


Kids’ Programs

Helping people help animals. Our mission is simple, yet powerful, and it is one that resonates with children. Each year, thousands of kids from our greater community participate in our programs, visit day camps, volunteer and donate their time and money to help care for homeless animals.


Camp Pawprint is a series of day camps held at our main

shelter every summer. Activities include humane education lessons, critter projects, group games and daily presentations from local animal experts. All campers spend time interacting with our camp animals and getting hands-on experience providing daily care and socialization.

“My daughter, who often has nothing to share after seven hours at school , couldn’t wait to tell me in great detail about what she had learned each day. She was completely fascinated by the guest speakers and came home each night to do some more research.” - Parent of Participant

Humane Heroes

is for kids who love animals and want

to volunteer monthly. As a participant, they will receive a newsletter, exclusive club pin and free admission to fun kid volunteer days held throughout the year. Event days will include service projects, animal interaction, and occassionally games or crafts.

Club Whiskers

is our winter and spring break day camp.

Campers enjoy a fun-filled, animal-filled and laugh-filled camp. Activities could include an animal-trivia scavenger hunt, games, solving animal mysteries and guest speakers. All campers spend time interacting with animals and learning about their care, as well as getting hands-on experience providing care and socialization.

Critter Club is geared towards preschool age children

and their parents. Children are invited to participate in animal interactions, animal-related games, stories, crafts and other activities.


Helping Other Shelters

Homeless animals don’t know borders and neither does Dane County Humane Society. In 2012, we transferred in 129 cats, 235 dogs and 132 critters from many different humane societies and rescues. All of these transfers were due to shelters/rescues being out of available space to house the animals. We also were able to aid other humane societies throughout Wisconsin in various ways.


Received transfers from Animal Welfare League Chicago Ridge, IL Catkins Animal Rescue Park Falls, WI Coulee Region Humane Society - Onalaska, WI Dane County Friends of Ferals - Madison, WI Darling Pet Rescue Middleton, WI Dunn County Humane Society - Menomonie, WI Fox Valley Humane Society - Appleton, WI Friends of Noah Edgerton, WI German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin Madison, WI Humane Animal Welfare Society - Waukesha, WI Humane Society of Burnett County Siren, WI

Humane Society of Jefferson County Jefferson, WI Humane Society of Marathon County Wausau,WI Humane Society of South Mississippi - Gulfport, MS Iowa County Humane Society - Dodgeville,WI Jackson County Animal Shelter - Black River Falls, WI Lincoln County Humane Society - Merrill, WI MADAAC Milwaukee, WI Pepin County Humane Society - Durand, WI Pineywoods Animal Welfare Society Woodville, TX Portage County Humane Society - Plover, WI

Rhinelander Humane Society - Rhinelander, WI Richland Area Rescue Richland Center, WI Rusk County Humane Society - Ladysmith, WI Sauk County Humane Society - Baraboo, WI South Wood County Humane Society Wisconsin Rapids, WI Steppin’ Stone Rehab Center - Portage, WI Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin - Madison,WI Vilas County Humane Society - Eagle River, WI Washington County Humane Society Slinger, WI Winnebago County Animal Services Rockford, IL Wisconsin Rottweiler Rescue - Madison, WI

Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary - Marion, WI

We assisted them with construction work at their sanctuary and new adoption center in Green Bay, and they assisted us by taking some of our behaviorally challenged dogs. Following extended behavior modification programs, most of the dogs found new homes. A few that were not able to overcome issues will live out their lives in the peace and comfort of the sanctuary.

Iowa County Humane Society

We provided kennel operation consulting services to help them create a more efficient system. We shared our intake paperwork, personality profiles, intake procedures and pet evaluation matrix, and outlined how we make decisions on animals who are available for adoption.

Adams County Humane Society

We assisted in computer hardware and software and installation, so they could be more efficient and find more homes for animals.

Rock County

We provided care and housing for impounded animals from Janesville and Beloit.


Financial Report

Sources of Support

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Dane County Humane Society Animal Statistics Dogs & Cats Only A Beginning Shelter Count (January 1, 2012)

Dog Cat Total 47



INTAKE B Public Dane County




C Transfers from Organizations within Dane County




D Transfers from Organizations Non-Partners in Dane County




Transfers from Out of Dane County




E Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia













F Total Intake [ B + C + D + E ] G Minus Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only) H Adjusted Total intake [ F - G ]


I Total Adoptions J

Outgoing Transfers to Organizations within Dane County

Outgoing Transfers to out of Dane County

K Outgoing Transfers to Non-Partners L Return to Owner/Guardian

704 1895 2599 1













(All numbers include owner/guardian requested euthanasia)

M Healthy

0 0 0

N Treatable - Rehabilitatable



O Treatable - Manageable




P Unhealthy & Untreatable




Q Total Euthanasia [ M + N + O + P ]




R Minus Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable)




S Adjusted Total Euthanasia [ Q - R]


















T Subtotal Outcomes [ I + J + K + L + S ] U Died or Lost in Shelter/Care V Total Outcomes [ T + U ] W Ending Shelter Count (December 31, 2012)


Our Members and Donors Businesses

IBM Employee Service Center

The Wine and Hop Shop

Bridget Bush and Sean Sennott

Active Network

Illinois Tool Works Foundation

United Way of Greater Milwaukee

Callie Bell and Beth Thigpen

Isthmus Engineering and Manufacturing Cooperative

United Way of Dane County

Carl and Theresa Dvorak

Maddie’s Fund

UW Veterinary Care

Carolyn Inabnit

Waunakee Community School District

Carrie O’Connor

Waunakee Rotary Foundation

Cherry Hill and Ryan Picek

Allen Foundation Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. American Endowment Foundation Anchor Bank Aquafix

Madison Community Foundation Madison Cougars

ASPCA Bad Dog Frida, LLC Badger Bites Beacon Technologies, Inc. Brat Fest Community Fund Cat Care Clinic Cha Cha Inc. Chicago Community Foundation Christian’s Theater City Hall Pet Gifts Colony Brands, Inc. Comedy Club on State Companion Animal Club CUNA Mutual Group Dana Consulting Dawg Tired, LLC

Madison Winter Festival Margaret A. Cargill Foundation MCJ Services LLC Memorial Pet Services, Inc. MG&E Office Club Michael Vahldieck and Julie Horner Charitable Fund Michael’s Frozen Custard Milagritos Cabrera Monona Grove School District Monona State Bank Mounds Pet Food Warehouse National “W” Club

WEA Trust

Individuals Al Skinner III Amanda Bolger Amy and Brian Kobishop Andrew Cohen

Dog Hut Employee Benefits Corporation

Angela and Michael Paramount Enterprises Madalon Pechmann Memorials Ariel and Troy Shibilski Inc. Arnold and Diane Prairie Technologies Evensen Prescott Family Ashley Ellingson and Foundation Shaun Rushton Roundhouse Marketing Audrey Shomos and Services, Inc. Dan Laux S.C.A.V.M.A. Barbara and David Carlson Schwab Charitable Fund Barbara Mittelstaedt Berven and Norman Seiders Manufacturing, Berven Inc.

Evjue Foundation, Inc. Expectional Care for Animals First Weber Group Foundation, Inc. Foley & Lardner LLP Gary Brown Roofing Corporation GE United Way Campaign George Colletti Family Foundation Glass Nickel Pizza University Avenue Groupon Hilst House Call Veterinary Service, LLC Home Slice, Inc. Humane Society of the United States

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Andrew White

Spectrum Brands

Benjamin Udell

State Farm Companies Foundation

Beth Kubly

Steinhauer Charitable Trust

Betsy Hauser BJ Ihlenfeldt

Stone House Development, Inc. Strategic Brand Marketing, Inc. The Roost Pub and Grill

Cathy and Jeff Holmes

Christine Beilke Wegner Certified Public Christine De Smet Accountants LLP Christine Norsetter Westside Family Christopher and Pet Clinic Linda Barker Whole Foods Market Christopher Solomon Whole Pet Clay Rehm and Veterinary Clinic Giannina Milani Woman’s Club of Connie and Byrne Madison Chapman WTS Paradigm, LLC Connie O’Connell Your Cause, LLC Dale Larkin and Marilyn Wingler

Network for Good

EPIC Systems Corporation



Bradley and Gail Witt Brandon Wisch and Jennifer Marquardt Brian Martinell Brian Matsuura

Dana Madalon Daniel Dudovick and Ellen Langrehr Darrell and Thea Hartmann Darrell Severson David and Cheryl Nettum David and Judy French David Paolone Deana Dunahee Deborah and Brent McCown Deborah Lawson Dennis Bergren Diane Nienow and Delores Buencer Don and Kristine Miller Donald Rahn and Rosalind Carlyon-Rahn Donna Brown Donna Katen-Bahensky Edwin and Nancy Bingham Elizabeth Schluenz Emily Drzal Erik Phelps Erin Silva and Mark Renz Fay-Marie and Helen Filipiak

If you have any questions or concerns regarding listing contributions, please contact Sarah Byerley, Animal Operations Manager, at 608.838.0413 ext. 157 or

Florence Wetzel

Jill Pennypacker

Mark Aulik

Frank Knipfer and Marilyn Knipfer

Joan Wendt and Ann Valder

Mary and David Anderson

Frederick Hunt

Jody and Steve McClain Mary and Keith Bednar Sallie Cunningham

Frederick Nelson

Joe and LuAnn Meyers

Mary Dee Wenniger

Gail Schroeter

John and Kimberly Leja

Mary Ellen Peters

John and Sharon Bloodgood

Mary Pulliam

Frank Knipfer and Marilyn Knipfer Frederick Hunt Frederick Nelson Gail Schroeter Gary and Cynthia Sukowatey Gary and Debra Messinger Gary Edge, Sr. and Catherine Ahrens George and Tiffany Corrigan Gerald and Sandra Doran

John Klaus John Lussier Johnna and Willian Monkemeyer

Joyce and David Hinds Joyce Berdal

Irving and Dorthy Levy Family Jackie and James Hansen Jaime and Chris George James and Shannon Skolaski Jan Viney and Peter Kaufman Jason Green Jason Karcher Jay and Joann Damkoehler

Jeffrey Zacher Jennifer and Jason Yelk Jennifer Braun Jennifer Mahoney Jennifer Mathison Jerri Cerniglia

Sara and James Orvick Sara Steele Scott Pierce

Matthew and Kelly Prescott

Sharon Kovach Sharon McGann

Melissa Colby and James Mankowski

Sheila Starrett

Michael Dittmer

Shelly Gilbertson Sherri Steinhauer Sherri Voigt Stacy and Jonathan Jaffrey

Judith Bishop Judith Schenck

Michael Maly

Stanley Solheim and Jo Reynolds

Judy Bienfang

Michelle Nelson

Stephanie Corzatt

Milton Reinke

Stephen and Laurel Brown

Kathleen Grosse Kathleen Martinson Kelly Venden Kerry McAllen

Myrna Larson Natalee Cruse Nathan and Lisa Marks Nathaniel Brazy Nevin Olson and Jesse Kaysen Pam McCloud Smith and Scott Smith Pamela Barsness Pamela Usrey Patricia and Jay Smith Patricia Cramer and Doug Finger Paul and Elaine Gullickson

Kevin and Cheryl Conard

Paul and Suzanne Shain

Kevin Dardis and Staci Buckard

Peter Waldron Peter Sotak

Kimberly and Brad Ingersoll

Rekha Ramamurthy

Kinsey and Keith Schulz

Rhonda and Herbert Muelling

Kristin Gasser-Casucci and Tim Casucci Kyle Kary Laura Murray

Jean and John Williams Leslie Frisinger Linda and Robert Jean and Rodney Wilson Jacobson Lori Zunker Jeanne Ahrenholz Jeffrey Schneider

Sara and Brian Bockover

Michael Knott and Cindy Glaeden-Knott

Harold and Betty Wood- Karyn Minder burn Katharine Lyall Heather and Jason Kathe King Allen Katherine and Heather Stotts Charles McCullough Heidi Beck Kathleen and David Winter Helen Boyne and Sarah Flynn Kathleen and Kim Cox Ilizabethe Zelandais and Scott Zimmerman

Ruth Vetter

Mary Simmons

Joseph and Dina Goode Melissa Mulliken Joseph McCormick Michael Burke

Glen and Janice Gordon Julie Louther Julie Weakley Glenn and Mary Rose Redlich Karen and Bert Johnson Greg Jackson

Helen Koppes

Mary Haag

Ruth Litovsky and David Baum

Lynette Hill

Lynn and Abigal Christiansen Margaret Welke Margo Ahrens Maria and George Colletti

Renee Zeier

Richard and Patricia Friday Richard Grum Richard Jawson Robert and Rhoda Batholomew Robert and Sue Engelke Robert Cohen Robert Cradock Robert Rau and Carol Malmquist Rau Roger and Joan Young Ronald and Sandy Schultz Ronald Weisbrod

Steven and Marjorie Holzhueter Susan and Dirk Racine Susan and Mark McKean Susan and Stephen Blue Susan Slocum Susanne Kopp Teri Behrs Terrence and Carolyn Brenny Thorton and Jill Ridder Tina Kosnar Toni Bender Tonya and Nicholas Wiegert Torrie McCormick Tracy and Timothy Jorgensen Tyrel Ebert Vicki and Nick Bongiovani Wanda Roecker Wendy Scheper Willian and Patricia Paul Willian Hickey and Joan Rettig William Vanderson and Christina Gehrke

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Dane County Humane Society 5132 Voges Road • Madison, WI

2012 Annual Report  

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