Coronavirus sent shockwaves through our communities and the Humane Society of the Black Hills shared the general angst. In March, we temporarily closed to the public and, like everyone else, struggled to find the best direction forward.

While we were reeling from the flood of uncertainties, one thing remained clear: We had animals to take care of – first and foremost that’s our mission. The incredible staff here never faltered in their caring support for more than 2,000 cats, 1,400 dogs, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, reptiles and wildlife.

Community support never faltered, either. Even during these most difficult times people masked up and brought in much-needed financial donations as well as food and supplies. 

The year 2020 has been difficult but we’re committed to focusing on 2021 and the important work we can do in our communities, in our schools, and with our neighbors. We can’t wait to get back out there; shake some hands; share some smiles; and get more great animals into great homes.

I say this often and sincerely: We couldn’t do what we do without your support – thank you.