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 | October 2017

U-Hauled them home!
A community of cats was left in our care on October 8th who needed love and 
attention.  A total of thirty seven felines needed to be vaccinated, spayed/neutered 
and treated for ear mites and fleas. Nine of those had upper respiratory infections
 that also needed antibiotics to aid them in their recovery.
The tri-state area was generous in helping with items needed to care for these babies 
that were abandoned on our lawn.  Donations flooded to our campus including  
kitten milk replacer, kitty  litter, paper towels, monetary donations, etc.  Thank you for 
your kindness to these  felines in need.
After surgery recovery these fur babies were placed up for adoption.  Within the first week, twenty-one of these cats were adopted into families. Seven more have found 
loving families since then and six remain in foster care.

If you want to help our animals click 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 2018. 

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 or $25 for the year.



This Holiday Season Donate while you Shop!


Halloween can be the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn't have to be tricky:

Stash the Treats
The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Scruffy or Fluffy. Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. 

Watch the Decorations and Keep Wires Out of Reach
While a carved jack-o-lantern certainly is festive, pets can easily knock over a lit pumpkin and start a fire. Curious kittens are especially at risk of getting burned or singed by candle flame. 

Be Careful with Costumes
For some pets, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. If you do dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his or her movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow. Check the costume carefully for small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that could present a choking hazard. 

Be sure to have your pet try on the costume before the big night. If he or she seems distressed or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting your pet wear his or her "birthday suit" or don a festive bandana instead.

Keep Pets Calm and Easily Identifiable
Halloween brings a flurry of activity with visitors arriving at the door, and too many strangers can often be scary and stressful for pets.  While opening the door for guests, be sure that your dog or cat doesn't dart outside. And always make sure your pet it wearing proper identification - if for any reason he or she does escape, a collar with ID tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver for a lost pet.

Click here for more Fall Pet Safety Tips   


Thank You!

Our success is because of your generous support! The Tails at Twilight Gala helps build our 2018 spay/neuter surgeries and vaccination fund. The 2017 gala raised over $87,000 
for our furry friends! Thank you for helping the homeless animals we care for!    

Featured Pets
Furry Felines

Donation only cat 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 as the days get cold? Come fall in love with one of our cats who are in need of a home.

Meet Sally. She is a gorgeous 3 year old Domestic medium-hair mix. She is very loving and would enjoy a home where she is able to curl up and cuddle.  Come meet her today!

Adopt Dogs                     Adopt Cats               Adopt Critters

     DRHS in the Community!

Thank you to Hills & Dales for putting on the Halloween Harvest at the Kennedy Mall. It was a spook-tacular event.     


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

Kitty Litter (non-clumping)

Paper Towels

Soft Treats



Dish Soap

More items are on our AMAZON Wish List! CLICK HERE

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