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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,...

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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,...

April 30 is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30 is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. It’s a day set aside to raise awareness of the thousands of animals in shelters waiting to be adopted into new homes. At the Humane Society of the Black Hills, we saw 5,227 animals come through the doors in 2018 and we...

Kennel Project Update

Mason Company kennels like the ones seen here have been selected for the "Homes for the Holidays" dog kennel's upgrade. Fund raising that started in September of last year to raise money for new dog kennels reached the set goal and is moving forward. The Humane...

Social media is a great tool, but be careful out there

Social media has provided the Humane Society of the Black Hills (HSBH) with affordable and effective tools to reach thousands of people concerned about animal welfare and the challenges of managing the unwanted animal populations in our communities.

But just recently, the HSBH was made aware of events generated from social media platforms which were designed to, apparently, mislead other users. Both of these events referenced the local humane society and neither was legitimate.

Holiday Dogs: Shelter dogs find a home for Christmas

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Humane Society of the Black Hills is embarking on the first Holiday Dogs program to put 10 shelter dogs into temporary holiday homes for Christmas. Ten families who meet the criteria will welcome a Humane Society shelter dog into their homes...

Black Berry’s long journey ends with a homecoming

(12/1/2018) Black Berry the cat caught a flight home to California Tuesday morning thanks to a loving family that never gave up hope. Black Berry was brought in as a stray after getting away from the family in August. They were heartbroken. Fortunately he had a...

Humane Society turns 50

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Humane Society of the Black Hills is celebrating 50 years of serving the surrounding communities and caring for the lost, homeless and forgotten animals. To recognize the 50th year since incorporation, on Saturday, Dec. 1, cat and dog adoptions...

Microchip ends cat’s year-long journey

When Kim Goodwin came to the Humane Society of the Black Hills to pick up her long-lost cat Cam, she said it had been an emotional day. She had gotten in the call that morning that Cam was alive and well, having been picked up on Nemo Road about seven miles from home...

After hours? Don’t leave animal unattended

The Humane Society of the Black Hills took in more than 500 surrendered and 1,000 stray dogs in the past year. Most of the time, the animals are brought in through the front door during regular receiving hours or brought in after hours by the Rapid City Police...

Provide the right shelter for pets this winter

Winter weather is approaching, and all our officers at the Animal Services and Enforcement department will be tasked with doing welfare checks to make sure animals have proper shelter from the winter weather, including the cold, wind, and snow. Are you in compliance?...

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