About us

The Dunn County Humane Society was formed in response to an act of cruelty which resulted in the death of Flash, a four-year-old Basset Hound. It is committed to the prevention of animal suffering in his memory. The Society was chartered in December 1993 by the State of Wisconsin as a nonprofit organization.

Mission Statement

The Dunn County Humane Society (DCHS) is dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals in our community and finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for the animals in our care. DCHS promotes the humane treatment of animals and operates as a no-kill facility, a philosophy that has been with the organization from the beginning. We do not forfeit the life of one animal to make space for another.  All incoming animals are evaluated, medically treated and rehabilitated when possible. DCHS is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that relies on the good will and generosity of individuals and corporations

Our Goals

  • To educate the public about animal needs and responsible ownership
  • To operate a top-notch animal shelter and find loving homes for animals in need
  • To conduct fundraising activities to provide for the care of the animals
  • To increase the number of active members and volunteers
  • To promote spay/neuter programs

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Video Tour

The following video was created in mid-2016 by Leerburg Enterprises. The video is a tour of the Dunn County Humane Society animal shelter facility, followed by an interview of former Executive Director Josh Dalton and Kennel Manager Jamie Wagner by dog trainer J.J. Belcher of Tuscon, Arizona’s Sublime Canine.