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 | November 2016

Purrrfect Places

The DRHS is pleased to present our brand new Cat Atriums, upscale housing options for our  feline guests. From individual suites to divided spaces to large, open accommodations for an entire cat family, we can now offer cats the luxury they know they deserve. The Increase in visibility to potential adopters has helped our furry friends adoption rates.

We want to give a big thank you to Sue and Hans Becker who generously donated the funds necessary to purchase these fun spaces to showcase our furry felines. 


If you want to help provide comfortable spaces for our animals cick here.

Humane Heroes
Humane Heroes is a junior volunteer club for kids ages 8 to 11.  Humane Heroes is held the first Saturday of each month from 9:30AM to 10:30AM through May 2017. 

Each monthly session includes the chance to socialize with an adoptable cat or dog and to learn about pet responsibilities, bite safety and animal care through games, crafts, and other activities.

The fee is $5 per visit.



Talkin' Turkey

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts-but also a time for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won't be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.

Check out the following tips for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too:
  • Talkin' Turkey: If you decide to feed your pet a small bite of turkey, make sure it's boneless and well-cooked. Don't offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria. Do not give your pet the left over carcass-the bones can be problematic for the digestive tract.
  • No Bread Dough: Don't spoil your pet's holiday by giving him access to raw yeast bread dough. When a dog or cat ingests raw bread dough, the yeast continues to convert the sugars in the dough to carbon dioxide gas and alcohol. This can result in bloated drunken pets, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring hospitalization.
  • Don't Let Them Eat CakeIf you plan to bake Thanksgiving desserts, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs-they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.
  • A Feast Fit for a King: While your family enjoys a special meal, give your cat and dog a small feast of their own. Offer them made-for-pets chew bones. Or stuff their usual dinner-perhaps with a few added tidbits of turkey, vegetables (try sweet potato or green beans) and dribbles of gravy-inside a food puzzle toy. They'll be happily occupied for awhile, working hard to extract their dinner from the toy.
A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn't pose a problem. However, don't allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse-an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In fact, it's best keep pets on their regular diets during the holidays



Thank you to That's My Dog for sponsoring a Dubuque Fighting Saints supply drive that resulted in over $590 worth of paper towels, bleach, treats and more to benefit the animals at the DRHS!


Featured Pets
Furry Felines

CAT-A-PALOOZA - Donation only adoptions!!  We still have a lot of furry felines who are looking for their fur-ever homes.  Do you need a furry friend to stay warm this fall? Come fall in love with one of our cats who are in need of a famly to welcome them into their hearts.  

Pictured right is one of our cats available for adoption, Sara. She is a gorgeous 2 year old Domestic shorthair mix. Sara is very loving and would enjoy a home where she is able to curl up to cuddle. Sara also loves play time! Come meet Sara today!

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

Hand Soap

Paper Towels

Soft Treats


Dish Soap

More items are on our AMAZON Wish List! CLICK HERE

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