Our Stories

Annual End-of-Summer Event Goes Virtual!

Each year, the Humane Society of the Black Hills hosts the annual end-of-summer fundraiser, Wags and Waves, bringing canines and their owners together for fun in the sun at the Jimmy Hilton pool - all in support of shelter pets. The fundraiser raised nearly $3,000 for...

Our Stories

Annual End-of-Summer Event Goes Virtual!

Each year, the Humane Society of the Black Hills hosts the annual end-of-summer fundraiser, Wags and Waves, bringing canines and their owners together for fun in the sun at the Jimmy Hilton pool - all in support of shelter pets. The fundraiser raised nearly $3,000 for...

Annual End-of-Summer Event Goes Virtual!

Each year, the Humane Society of the Black Hills hosts the annual end-of-summer fundraiser, Wags and Waves, bringing canines and their owners together for fun in the sun at the Jimmy Hilton pool - all in support of shelter pets. The fundraiser raised nearly $3,000 for...

Uncertain Times

Staff, volunteers, and community pulled together during one of the most challenging times in HSBH history. The coronavirus pandemic crept up slowly on our communities and businesses resulting in change and disruption like we have never seen. Now, in mid-summer, our...

HSBH Volunteers Rock!

Volunteers help thousands of animals through their tireless efforts Humane Society volunteers are true animal advocates. Their dedication does not stop at dog-walking and cat-cuddling. Volunteers often put their unique skills to work to ensure shelter pets have a...

One Tough Pup

A dedicated foster family helps a lucky dog become another success story at the Humane Society... At the Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH), more than 5,000 animals of all species, sizes, and conditions come through the doors every year. As an open-admission...

Change a cat’s life today

Calling all cat lovers! You can make a difference in the lives of shelter cats. Through the month of March, the Humane Society of the Black Hills is remodeling three existing cat rooms: Purrassic Park, Cat Adopt 1, and Cat Adopt 2. To celebrate the remodel process,...

March holds a special place for cats

Animal shelters are stressful environments for cats. Some of that stress comes directly from their shelter mates – dogs - of course, but other stressors cats experience are from being moved through the shelter, being transported for medical, and being in environments...

Support animals, enjoy local hockey on Jan. 11, 2020!

Hockey and animal fans unite for a great cause! The Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH) is partnering with the Rapid City Rush hockey team for "Organization of the Game", an opportunity for the community to attend a Rush game and support shelter animals at the...

Humane Society outreach with Juvenile Services Center

Even after the shelter is closed for the day, the Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH) continues to work hard to educate others about their mission.  On Wednesday nights, the HSBH ventures to the Juvenile Services Center (JSC) with various animals to teach...

More details of the highly anticipated kennel project

Many people who have talked to me at the Humane Society of the Black Hills – either during a tour, orientation, or just some poor soul who happens to make eye contact with me in the lobby – have probably heard this number: 5,227. That’s a big number and it raises some...