The Dubuque Regional Humane Society: A Year in Review

For the past 117 years the Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) has served as a voice for animals in the tri-states and beyond. 2018 was no exception, the DRHS cared for 2,742 animals, successfully adopted 2,307 animals, reunited 263 animals with their owners, and had a save rate of 99%.

Adoptions don’t happen in a day, sometimes it can take weeks or even months for an animal to find a forever home. An adoption doesn’t just happen because a family chooses a wonderful companion, adoptions happen because:

  • Animal Control, Law Enforcement, and concerned community members are on the streets rescuing abused, lost, and abandoned animals.
  • The DRHS is able to provide compassionate care, a safe environment, and new chances for the animals in the community, as well as the over 700 animals transported in from overcrowded shelters.
  • Foster families are able to provide animals that need extra TLC a home environment in which to recover and thrive before adoption.
  • Supporters provide visibility through sharing DRHS social media posts, joining the DRHS at outreach events, and being ambassadors in the community.
  • When people are able to donate, they generously choose to donate funds, provide in-kind donations, and give of their time through volunteering at the DRHS.

Thanks to the support of the community the DRHS was able to drastically impact the animals and citizens of the tri-states and are resolved in their ability to make our impact go even further in 2019 to save more lives!

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