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 | May 2016

Peak Through
Reducing Stress by Creating Space

Why did we decide to cut a hole in our new stainless steel cages? Portholes provide cats with a living room space separate from their bathroom.  This has been proven to decrease their stress levels; therefore, providing a healthier happier environment. 

Enjoying the Space!
Decreasing stress in a shelter is one of the hardest things to do. Stress generally affects cats in a less than positive way. It can cause can cause illness, fearfulness, and sometimes even aggressiveness. 
We have seen a positive change in the cats sheltered at the DRHS since installing the portals. Fewer cats are getting sick while in the shelter.  Cats that are fearful upon arrival now have the space to calm down and be the friendly cat they were before.

With Sue and Hans Becker's generous donation we were able to purchase the portals. Joe Bughman graciously donated his time and plasma cutter to cut the holes in the cages.


To help support our animal enrichment program.

STRUT YOUR MUTT | Register Today!

The goal is to bring community members and pet owners together to raise awareness and funds for the Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS).

We are asking people who have a big heart for our furry friends to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our animals. Strut Your Mutt is an event that can get the whole family involved! This year's event will take place in Murphy Park with check-in starting at 8AM and the walk beginning at 9AM.


Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition in many households, but be sure to keep all cleaners and chemicals out of your pets' way! Almost all cleaning products, even all natural ones, contain chemicals that may be harmful to pets. The key to using them safely is to read and follow label directions for proper use and storage. 


Featured Pet

Bianca is a seven year old Labrador Retriever mix. She has been waiting for her family to take her to her forever home. Bianca nows how to sit and is a very loving girl.   Do have room in your home for the unconditional love Bianca will give?

Bianca is a part of our F.A.I.R. Program for behavior issues with other animals. We recommend she goes to a one animal home with no children under 10.

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

Soft Treats

Ziploc baggies - sandwich or quart size

Clorox Wipes

More items are on our AMAZON Wish List! CLICK HERE

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