The Dubuque Regional Humane Society
is an independent 501(c)3, non-profit organization.  We do not receive funding from the federal, state, or county governments.  We operate through the generosity of people like you.       

Issue | January 2017

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Illness is down 46%
It's well known that cat health is quickly and negatively impacted by stress. The DRHS researched various strategies for reducing the stress experienced by cats in a shelter environment. We have incorporated enrichment tools and fun spaces for our felines to reduce stress, therefore, illness.  

In 2016, we decreased cat illness by 46%.  This was, in part, accomplished by creating new areas and enrichment activities for our cats.  We made portals between enclosures for our felines to crawl through and we added cat atriums that bring more space and room to roam for our felines.  We also have purchased Cat E Shack carriers that serve as hiding spots and resting perches.

We would love to keep producing great numbers for the health of our felines.  We are in need of the above pictured cat wheel to help our cats stay happy and healthy.  If you can help us secure a " One Fast Cat Wheel" exercise tool, please email  Melissa Palfrey .   For more information on the cat wheel please  click here .

Featured Pets
Furry Felines

GIVE LOVE Adoption Promotion is from February 1-14th where all cats are donation only adoptions and select dogs will be featured for a $14 adoption fee!

We still have many furry felines who are looking for their fur-ever homes.  We are helping another shelter in Iowa and have taken several cats from them. So come fall in love with one of our cats who are in need of a family and a loving home.  
Pictured above is one of our furry felines available for adoption, Dempsey. He is a gorgeous 2 year old domestic medium-hair mix. He is a snuggler so be prepared for lots of love! Come meet Dempsey today! 

Adopt Dogs                     Adopt Cats               Adopt Critters

Hungry for the Cold

Pets burn extra energy by trying to stay warm in wintertime. Feeding your pet a little bit more during the cold weather months can provide much-needed calories, and making sure they have plenty of water to drink will help keep your pet well-hydrated and their skin less dry.

Click here for more Winter Pet Safety Tips 


Come join the DRHS!
Friday, February 3rd - 4PM to 6:30PM
Mystique Community Ice Center

The DRHS will have a booth showcasing our animals and services at the Community Showcase. This event, formerly the Community Block Party, is free to the public and offers an opportunity to learn about local nonprofits and vote for your favorites to help them win prizes.  Nearly 70 nonprofit organizations will compete for your votes with interactive booths and PRIZE DRAWINGS! 

After the Showcase, community members can also stay and enjoy 
a free Dubuque Devils hockey game!

Wish List
 The DRHS is in need of the following items: 

**Any baskets, ribbon, tissue paper left over from the holidays
we could use for decorating auction baskets at our annual gala.**

Soft Treats

More items are on our AMAZON Wish List! CLICK HERE


Thank you to Kalon Salon for doing a donation drive for our animals. 
The drive brought in over $250 worth of supplies!

Also, thank you to Stone Cliff Winery's, very own, Chef Molly! She won the
Golden Ladle at the Dubuque Food and Wine Festival for her delicious Zuppa Toscana
Molly donated the $1500 prize money to help care for the animals at the DRHS.


Thank you to the following volunteers who served 10 hours or more in December!  
Their time and efforts have truly made an impact on the animals at the DRHS!

Alexis Brimmer
Cali Smith
Emily Smith Jim Norman
Judy Barkhurst Laurie Fedje
Tracy Fritz Sue Flogel
Julie Spahn Kaleigha Spahn
Aleah Erdenberger Delores Kass
Ashley Klein Laura Feipel

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