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Dane County Humane Society’s

Fall 2016 • Issue 7

Investing in a Humane Community for Tomorrow From Camper to Counselor Pardon Our Dust - FLWC Remodel Begins

Unexpected Inspiration The special bond between a boy and his kitten

the inside scoop Family Gatherings Bark & Wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Haunted Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Toto’s Gala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Family Scrapbook Alumni Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 From Camper to Counselor . . . . . . . . . 6 Unexpected Inspiration . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11

Family Giving Thank You to Our Donors . . . . . . . . . . 12 - 13

Pam McCloud Smith, Executive Director

Dear Friends, In this issue of Family Tails, you’ll see the ways Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is making plans today that will have long-term benefits for our community’s future. As a local non-profit, we are continuously challenged to find ways to meet the needs of today, while keeping an eye on the future, ensuring that our mission of Helping People Help Animals is sustained for generations to come. One way we are doing this is by taking a fresh look at our strategic plan. The DCHS Leadership Team and the Board of Directors are in the process of updating this plan by looking at our current programs and operations, and outlining future goals. This will help us determine how we want the organization to grow and evolve. This analysis provides a foundation to build upon and gives us a roadmap for the future. Our updated plan will show our supporters how we utilize our current resources and outline our goals for the coming years. You will also read about our Humane Education program in this issue. Research has shown that humane education can contribute towards creating a compassionate and caring society. We agree and feel there is no better way to ensure a humane ethic for the future of our community than by investing in our children today, teaching them compassionate values and fostering a sense of humane responsibility. From Camp Pawprint, to school tours, presentations, and clubs like Humane Heroes, we offer educational opportunities which will imprint upon our youth the importance and value of the human-animal bond. With the continued support of our community and generous donors, we are making investments today that will help create a more humane community in the future.

Pam McCloud Smith, Executive Director

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Family Gatherings

<< Rewind Bark & Wine Thank you to everyone who celebrated Dane County Humane Society with us on Saturday, October 1 at the 14th annual Bark & Wine. The shelter was filled with more than 200 supporters and friends enjoying our live and silent auctions, wine pull, delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Thanks to the generosity of our event attendees, a special gift by Robert and Carol Rau, and those of you who donated online, we met the $10,000 Matching Challenge put forth by long-time DCHS supporter Dick Grum. Thank you to our Best in Show sponsor Liliana’s Restaurant, our Top Dog Sponsors The Foundry, Madison Veterinary Specialists, National Guardian Life, and Capital Newspapers, as well as Breakwater Commercial Real Estate, Cat Care Clinic, Kirsh Foundry, Inc., Metcalfe’s Market, and many others!

Dogtoberfest We had a wonderful day with all our four-legged friends at Dogtoberfest! With the help of Spectrum Brands and their dedicated employees, over 900 DCHS supporters and canine enthusiasts were invited into the Capital Brewery Bier Garten. It was a beautiful fall day surrounded by good people, pups in their best costumes, live bluegrass music, Capital brews, delicious brats from OSS and tasty treats from Brown Rice and Honey. Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this event a great success. Join us next year to experience this favorite fall event.

Barn Grand Opening We are delighted to have our new horse and livestock barn up and running! Thank you to the many friends who came out to explore the new building, learn about our livestock programs and meet our very first barn residents. Our staff and volunteers are excited to have our horses, cows, sheep, goats, chickens and more living here at the Main Shelter. We are now able to work with these animals more frequently and introduce them to potential adopters more easily. Thank you to the Oak Street Ramblers, Hop Haus Brewing Company and La Michoacana Ice Cream for helping us celebrate in style!


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If you’d like to host your own independent event to support DCHS, learn more at

Fast Forward >> Camp Pawprint: Day Camps October 27-28; November 11; December 26-30; January 2-3 and 16; February 3; March 20-31; April 10-14 Looking for a fun and educational way for your child to spend their school breaks? Camp Pawprint has day camps during most school holidays for the Madison, Waunakee, Monona and McFarland school districts! Whether it is a professional development day, winter or spring break, or a holiday, your child can spend it learning all about animals! Children ages 7-13 are welcome to attend, and will learn about everything from basic pet care to ways to help wildlife. Activities include service projects, guest speakers, games, craft projects and hands-on time with animals! Registration for the October, November and December dates are open now at Please email the humane educator at for more information!

Haunted Trail October 15, 21, 22 & 28, 2016

Each fall, dedicated volunteers transform our outdoor walking paths into one of Dane County’s spookiest haunted attractions! As the sun sets, our monsters will come out full-force to haunt the trails and greet the hundreds of thrill seekers that attend every year. Not a fan of a good scare? On Saturday afternoons, we also offer a family-friendly trick-ortreat event. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely fall hike while showing off creative costumes, and the kids will love meeting friendly monsters and villains along the trail. Be sure to head out to our Main Shelter before the Halloween season is over!

Toto’s Gala February 25, 2017

Join us at our 4th annual Toto’s Gala: There’s No Place Like Home. We will kick the evening off in style with a cocktail hour featuring a silent auction and signature drink, then progress to dinner, live music and dancing in the Madison Masonic Center’s Grand Ballroom. Our program will highlight heartwarming stories of new families brought together at the shelter, and young people who have learned to treat all living creatures with compassion through our education programs. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of January; follow our website for more information.

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Family Scrapbook

Alumni Updates Riot (FKA Cooper) “We adopted Cooper who

we renamed Riot and the experience with the staff was wonderful. They gave us so much information, which we found very helpful. Our Riot is so loving and amazing, and my partner and I could not possibly be any happier or excited to start this journey with him. I have never seen such an outpouring of love for our Riot as when he was getting ready to go home. He is such a sweetie that it seemed like every staff member hugged him goodbye. I have never bought a companion pet, but this experience solidified my questioning as to why more people don’t adopt. I am for sure a shelter mutt lover for life!” – Gabriel Lorendo

Burger (FKA Colin) “Burger enjoys the lush life of relaxing every chance that he gets! He loves playing with his brother Angus and running full speed in the yard! He wins the award for best at cuddling and showing off his pink and blue tongue when he kisses! Jake and I couldn’t have asked for a better addition to the family.” – Dani Edwards

Ernie (FKA ET) “Ernie is a brave, sweet cat, who spends most of his days exploring, and then napping, and then exploring. He’s still not interested in strangers, but he completely trusts us, and we’re so happy. He’s particularly fond of belly rubs and head scratches, and will indicate his desire for both by plopping down wherever he wants (on our laptops, often) and waiting. He spends a lot of time, too, following me around the house: into the bedroom, into the kitchen (especially when he hears the fridge open), and even into the bathroom. He is wonderfully sweet, and so funny. I’ve never had a cat with such a big, goofy personality. I met Ernie back in May, after I had stopped by the Humane Society to donate some cat food. I had just lost my beloved 18-year-old cat, and I had no intention of adopting another cat so soon. But I met Ernie and I knew he’d found his forever home. Brian and I had nothing to do with it, really: Ernie picked us, and we’re so grateful that he did.” – Samantha Abrams 4

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Romeo “I wanted to send a quick update about Romeo. He has been a part of our family now for a week and a

half, and I can’t tell you how much we love him! I do not know what made me bring this dog into my home, given some of the things that his previous owner said about his behavior, specifically incessant barking and going to the bathroom in the house! The only conclusion that I can come to is that Romeo was made for my family, and he wasn’t at home until he was here with us. He is our first pet, and he has surpassed our greatest expectations. I would not trade him for the world. Thank you for taking care of him while he was waiting for us. – Emily Samson

Great Blue Heron While visiting a park with his dogs, off-duty Dane County Animal Services Officer Andy saw some dogs chasing a great blue heron. The bird wasn’t able to fly high enough to get away and Andy knew something wasn’t quite right. Fortunately, Andy was able to catch the bird and found it had some fibrous material stuck around its lower beak. He quickly brought the heron to DCHS’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center. Upon further examination at the wildlife center, staff found the bird to be suffering from starvation with a very thin body condition. She was anemic and had low protein levels in her blood. She also had a wound on her neck that required sutures. After removing the foreign material from her beak, the heron was happy to begin eating easier again. After gaining some weight, and with her neck wound healed and blood work returned to normal, she was ready for release! Animal Services Officer Andy was able to see this case full-circle and was there to release her on October 4 back to the area she was found. – Brooke Lewis CVT, DCHS Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Alex , age 10, with Manny, a rescue greyhound

Alex with summer 2016 Camp Pawprint campers

From Camper to Counselor It’s 9 AM and the pitter patter of small feet can be heard coming down the shelter hallway. No, it’s not a pack of pups heading out for a potty break, it’s over 40 children starting their week of camp by getting a tour of the shelter.

“There has truly never been a dull moment at camp. The campers and their carefree attitudes always leave a smile on my face. Also, teaching kids how to respect all animals, whether they are pets or wildlife, is extremely rewarding,” says Alex.

For ten weeks of the summer, DCHS welcomes children ages 7 to 13 for Camp Pawprint, a series of week-long day camps held at the DCHS Main Shelter. Campers get to meet and care for a variety of animals, learn what it takes to be a responsible pet owner, hear from animal experts from diverse career fields and enjoy the company of other animal-loving kids.

“Humane education is so valuable because we are teaching kids how to interact with animals in a positive way, and how to care for and treat animals. Lessons like dog safety and empathy are important, not just for the safety of children, but also for the safety and wellbeing of animals. By having kids put themselves in the animals’ shoes it really helps them understand how to properly treat animals and build the human-animal bond.” Says DCHS Humane Educator, Ash Collins.

The campers break up into smaller groups, heading off to read books to the adoptable cats, prepare meals for the classroom pets or help clean critter cages. At the head of one of these groups is Alex Garvin, a camp counselor who, 10 years ago, was herself a camper at DCHS’s Camp Pawprint. Back as a camper, Alex’s favorite thing about Camp Pawprint was getting to spend all week learning about and seeing a variety of animals, from ferrets to the police horses. Now, as a camp counselor, Alex gets to share her love of animals with a new generation of excited campers.


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At DCHS, we believe education is the best way to help create a more humane community. Through educational programs like Camp Pawprint, we hope to hear about more stories like Alex’s - stories of campers growing up to be loving and responsible pet owners, supportive community members or even go on to work or volunteer at their local shelter.

Pardon Our Dust! The Wild Side of DCHS gets a much needed makeover At the end of June, DCHS celebrated the grand opening of our brand new horse and livestock barn, and in the months following its opening, the new barn has already provided shelter and comfort for many barnyard animals, from horses to chickens and sheep. The building of the horse and livestock barn was only Phase 1 of a project meant to help DCHS meet the growing needs of the community. Now, on to Phase 2! If you have been to the DCHS Main Shelter lately, you might have seen the beginnings of Phase 2 taking place, a remodel of the original barn being used by DCHS’s wildlife rehabilitation program, Four Lakes Wildlife Center (FLWC). Our FLWC program was started in 2002 and initially only used a small part of the barn. The entire barn is now used solely for wildlife rehabilitation.

Rosie and Delia by DCHS’s new horse and livestock barn

The remodel of FLWC started in late September

Over the past four years, our wildlife program has taken in approximately 3,000 wild animals each year. The community has a growing desire to help injured or orphaned wildlife, and the remodel of our current wildlife center will help us better meet the future needs of the community. The new wildlife center will feature facility improvements including a better heating and cooling system, a new songbird room, a larger kitchen, a bathroom for staff and volunteers, and new concrete floor with drain additions. “This remodel will allow us to provide improved housing for wildlife patients as they grow and recover from injuries or illness, and will provide a more comfortable work environment for the volunteers that are vital to our operations,” says Brooke Lewis, CVT, DCHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Supervisor.

FLWC’s 3,000th patient of 2016, a great blue heron

The third and final phase of this project entails raising funds to support the sustainability of increased intake of farm animals and wildlife. DCHS is planning and asking for support today so we can meet the needs of our humane community tomorrow. Dane County Humane Society|


Family Giving Donating Appreciated Stocks or Securities to DCHS:

Community Giving DCHS is grateful for the support of the community. Here are some of the businesses and organizations who have held independent events to support DCHS.

A Win-Win for You and DCHS

How It Works •

You have appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities that you have owned for more than one year

You donate those shares/securities to DCHS (please provide the following information to your broker/financial institution: UBS Financial Services, Inc., DTC Clearing Number: 0221, Account Number: HZ31195, and Account Name: Dane County Humane Society)

DCHS then sells your securities and uses the proceeds to support our programs and services


America’s Best Flowers Dog Wash - This past July, America’s Best Flowers held their 6th annual Dog Wash benefitting DCHS!

You, the donor, receive the income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock, bond, mutual fund or other appreciated securities

Since you are donating the appreciated stock to DCHS, you are not paying the capital gains tax on the increased value of the appreciated security when the stock is transferred to DCHS (and then subsequently sold by DCHS)

DCHS is able to receive a larger gift from you, the donor, because the transaction costs to you are much lower than if you sold the appreciated stock and then gave us the net proceeds from that sale

Related Issues

Paws for Pints - On a sunny Sunday in October, Cat Care Clinic hosted a fun afternoon at Capital Brewery for cat and all animal lovers alike, all to support DCHS! Visit to learn how you can host your own event to support DCHS!


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What if you want to sell a stock that has depreciated over time – It is usually better to sell that stock/security first, take the capital loss for tax purposes, and then donate the cash proceeds to DCHS

What if you have the actual stock certificates and you want to donate them – please contact us at (608) 838-0413 ext. 117 and we will work with you on signing over those certificates to DCHS

The exact nature and amount of your tax deduction should be discussed with your financial advisor

For more information, please contact us at (608) 838-0413 ext. 117.

Welcome Greg!

DCHS Hires New Director of Development and Marketing

Dane County Humane Society is excited to welcome Greg Rutzen as our new Director of Development and Marketing. Greg, who originally hails from the Midwest, will be moving to Madison from Houston, Texas, where he was the Director of Development – Major Gifts for the Houston Community College Foundation. Ike and Bob, Greg’s rescue kitties, will be relocating with him. Greg, an alumnus from the Indiana University School Of LawBloomington, is a highly regarded leader in the non-profit industry. Prior to joining the team at Houston Community College Foundation, Greg was associate vice president and chief advancement officer at the University of Houston-Victoria. Greg also brings nine years of development communications experience to the position. Beyond his professional work, Greg is an avid volunteer and philanthropic supporter of organizations focused on conservation and animal welfare, including Friends of Horicon Marsh, Friends of Cedarburg Bog, Riveredge Nature Center, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Humane Society (Ozaukee County), International Crane Foundation, Alley Cat Allies and Midwest Border Collie Rescue.

Little Supporters Giving Big! At DCHS we appreciate all donations made, but we are especially inspired when children decide to give!

Lily, Lexi, Joel, Tyler and Alec had a lemonade stand that raised over $400 for the shelter and even made it in the newspaper!

Lauryn and Layla’s grandmother gave them each $50 and told them to pay it forward, so they decided to donate it to DCHS

Please join us in welcoming Greg, Ike and Bob to the team!

Etienn asked for donations for DCHS instead of gifts for his birthday Check us out on Facebook to see photos and stories of our other pint size supporters! Dane County Humane Society| 119 Dane County Humane Society|

Lexi - May 2, 2016

Unexpected Inspiration Lexi - September 11, 2016

The special bond between a boy and his kitten

Like so many of you, Diane Harrison turns on her television on Thursday afternoons to watch the local news and Channel 3’s Petentially Yours segment. After the August 11 segment, she had no idea that hours later she would be changing the lives of two very special kittens as well as the life of her son John. Earlier that day, two 4-month-old kittens, Lexi and Zoe, had made their way back to Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) after months of rehabilitation and recovery in a loving foster home. Three months prior, Lexi and Zoe had been found in a small carrier with 13 other kittens, abandoned on a property. The kittens were thin and many were very ill. You have likely heard heart-wrenching stories like this one, especially during the summer months, which is usually labeled as “kitten season.” Your support helps DCHS provide emergency and “round the clock” care for kittens like these and we thank you. DCHS’s Animal Medical Services (AMS) began the long process of examining each kitten in order to address their various medical needs. Some, like Zoe, were malnourished, dehydrated and needed careful monitoring and care. Others, like Lexi, were facing more serious medical issues. Prior to Lexi’s initial arrival at DCHS, her right eye had ruptured due to a bacterial infection. A few days later, her left eye ruptured as well. AMS staff determined that the best course of action for Lexi was to remove what remained of both eyes, giving her a better chance at a full, healthy life, but also leaving her blind.


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The Harisson Family - Paul, Diane, John and Mary along with Lexi and Zoe

John with Lexi and Zoe Your support of our foster program allowed the two kittens to form a special bond, with Zoe, in a sense, becoming Lexi’s ‘seeing eye sister.’ With the guidance and care of their foster mom, Karrie, Lexi began to learn all of the skills which come so naturally to most cats, but can be a challenge to a kitten without sight. Lexi used her sense of smell to find her litter box and food, and developed strong hearing in order to find her way around the house when called. Zoe was her constant companion, comforting Lexi, but also helping her to embrace her playful kitten nature. Lexi and Zoe were clearly a special pair who were going to require a family who would not only adopt them together, but also understand Lexi’s needs. To help find this special family, Public Relations Coordinator Marissa DeGroot decided to showcase them as the Pets of the Week on WISC’s Channel 3 Noon Show. The special connection of Lexi and Zoe was broadcast across South Central Wisconsin, reaching thousands. This bonded pair connected with many people, but DCHS never contemplated just how much Lexi’s condition would particularly resonate with the Harrison family in Watertown - Diane, Paul, Mary and John. Earlier that year, 17-year-old John had lost his sight following major surgery on a brain tumor. The Harrisons were no strangers to the challenges owning a blind cat might pose. They believed their family could provide the stable, understanding environment the pair needed, and also that this duo could bring something

special to their family. The adoption of Lexi and Zoe soon circulated throughout the shelter, and eventually WISC Channel 3 did a follow-up story on the adopters as well as their new family members.

“I just needed, kind of, a role model,” said John during an interview with Channel 3, “because it’s hard being blind, but it’s not the end of the world, as this cat (Lexi) can show you.” In no time at all, the kittens were totally at home with their new family, with Lexi climbing stairs and flying around the house chasing toys. The confidence this little kitten exudes despite her handicap has been an inspiration to John. John, a senior at Watertown High School, plans to apply to the University of Wisconsin in both Madison and Whitewater to major in Political Science where he can, in turn, inspire others with disabilities. “John really wants to advocate for people with disabilities. And kittens with disabilities,” says Diane Harrison, John’s mother. It has been a long road to recovery for Lexi and Zoe, but through the support of this community, these two kittens went from ill and abandoned to being part of a loving family. Your donations allow these inspiring and life changing adoptions to happen. John’s road continues on as he once again starts treatment for his brain tumor. This time, however, he will have Lexi and Zoe right by his side. >> Written by Marissa DeGroot, Public Relations Coordinator >>Photos taken by Laura Klein and Jana Strobel Dane County Humane Society|



Tuesday, November 29 We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving and help inspire them! Join us this November 29th and be a part of a global celebration of generosity! You can follow DCHS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or check out as we share the amazing stories of countless homeless animals your donations support.


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Andreas Rouve PetSmart Charities, Inc. Anna Hildebrandt Beth Junge Inc. Anne Karls Janice Pankow Bar Mitzvah Michael Ross Billie Buss Shaun Krog Birthday Samuel Pratsch & Camille Zanoni Bob & Nancy Breunig’s Wedding Christine & Don Dahlk Branden Timm Rabindranath Ramkissoon Brian & Lindsey Fass Ryan Galloway Claudia Pilger & Steve Hegstrom Robert Gardenier Daughter’s Birthday Mark Elsdon Dr. June Brooks Mary Conroy Founding of Laffey, Leitner and Goode Juli Aulik Gary Godding & Chris Warzynski Joseph & Dina Goode Nancy Noel

4/1/2016 - 9/30/2016 Joal Schlueter Lisa Searing Jodie Amerell & Kevin Bronkhurst Beth Junge Inc. Jodie Amerell, Kevin Bronkhorst & Cooper John & Cindy Rosch John Kraak Mitch Jones Lauren Reed’s Birthday Sonya Forsythe Lucy Brye’s Birthday Benjamin & Stephanie Brye Madelyn Potter’s Birthday David & Mandy Potter Porsche Jesica Schoen Retirement Monica Richgels Spike Travis Fore & Jennifer Dreyfus The Marriage of Sarah Motley & Daniel Weiner Gail Tibensky The Masaki Family Beth Junge Inc. Yvonne Walsh West Bend Mutual Insurance Company

In Memory Abby Lynn & Angel Cuddles Fossen Mitchell Fossen Ann Voeck Group Health Cooperative HMO Lynnette Lamczyk Berniece Deneen Family and Friends Sandra Gillis Beth Daggett Carrie & Robert Miscevich Catherine B. Wick Mary Wick Dale Mielke Barbara Norene David Alwardt Ruth Diehl Cynthia Higgins Clint Hackett David Wennen Christine Tufts Dermont Gilberts Joyce Berdal Dillard Tittle Mary Fons Donald J. Hoskins Gregory Lohman Dr. Patrick Crawford Elizabeth Crawford & Ross Wuennenberg Garrus Colmenares-Miller Wanda Jongsuwanrak Gary Thomas Rodger Gary Esse Joan Rothberg & Steven Segall Winifred Rodger April Slepian John & Clara Mihalovich Jean Lewis Gretchen Kurth Jean Weber Constance Nelson Jenkins Jon & Rosanne Tuttle Jenny Yontz Little Michael & Denise Yontz Jill Winters David Tibbetts Jim Rolli Aly Karls Tim & Brenda Karls John Moore Carla Moore

4/1/2016 - 9/30/2016 John S. Moore John & Willeen Tretheway John Sherry Charles & Kathryn Thompson Jon Zuege Virginia Zuege Olson’s Vacuum Cleaner Sales - West Jon. D. Zuege Dave Jones Plumbing & Heating Joyce Gaffney Susan Bulgrin Judith Jackson Kelly Waugh Kenneth Clark Sharon Clark Lisa Jean Krynski Julie Pfluger Logan Donna Hiller M. J. Royston Gloria Turgeson Margie Hamilton Tracy Yaktus Maria Jeanette Schreier Sharon Vetter UW Health University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Marsha Wendt & James Hoeppner Jeanette Semprini Marvin Wagner Susan Pride Caulum Kraig Knutson Mary E. “Liz” Olson Dennis & Sharon Heimann Mary Jean Royston Peter Sprecher, Jr. Leanne Wintrode Mary Margaret Harter-O’Brien June Brooks Meow Jeff Birrenkott Michel J. Miland Renee Miland Niko Kathleen Gehl Nora Monroe Street Framing Nora & In Honor of Jill Maidenberg MadCat, Inc.

Pamela Schepp Gould Lydia Green Pat Crawford Tom & Yvonne Crawford Philip A. & Doris M. Mendel Mary Devine Pugs-Lee Judith Scheidegger Raymond H. Lang, Jr. Mary Reames Riff Raff Mary Wick Robert Komniak Virginia Kominiak Sally Hanson William Jones Sally P. Henson Jacqueline G. Groves Sandy Jahn Natalie Hellenbrand Infinite Ability, Inc. Sasha Janna Jabs Sharon Luhrsen Patricia Hellum

Sophie Richard Gilbert Stephanie Ann Mueller Johnson Bank Stephanie Ann Mueller (Swedal) Aaron White Stephanie Mueller Janice & Edward Busse Heidi Green Steve Lewis Wendy Kreps Peterson Sugar Nancy Westphal-Johnson & Ralph Johnson Susan Bovre Sheila & Donn Barber Tanner Ryan Anderson Forward Service Coporation Tommy & Mary Barros’ Cat Amy Ketterer Tracie Sherman Michael & Margo Shoys Zeus Kyla Cox

Only gifts of $100 or more are listed in Family Tails If you have any questions or concerns regarding listed contributions, please contact Doug Brown, Assistant Executive Director, at (608) 838-0413 ext. 101 or

Thank you for your generosity and support!

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Family Tails Fall 2016  

Please enjoy Dane County Humane Society's latest newsletter, Family Tales. Inside, you'll find updates for DCHS programs and events, adoptio...

Family Tails Fall 2016  

Please enjoy Dane County Humane Society's latest newsletter, Family Tales. Inside, you'll find updates for DCHS programs and events, adoptio...