Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of Helping People Help Animals. DCHS is an open admission animal shelter. We accept all animals that need assistance. Thousands of animals pass through our doors every year including companion animals, exotic species, farm animals, small mammals, and orphaned or injured wildlife. We serve as the stray animal holding facility for Dane County, and we reunite over 1,000 lost pets with their families each year.