Our Stories

Register for our K93K & Dog Carnival: June 12th!

Bring your family, friends, and most importantly, your pup, to kick off the summer of 2021 at the Humane Society of the Black Hills' 3rd annual K93K and Dog Carnival!  We're excited to welcome everyone back for some events to benefit the animals, and what better way...

Our Stories

Register for our K93K & Dog Carnival: June 12th!

Bring your family, friends, and most importantly, your pup, to kick off the summer of 2021 at the Humane Society of the Black Hills' 3rd annual K93K and Dog Carnival!  We're excited to welcome everyone back for some events to benefit the animals, and what better way...

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...

Keeping busy, looking forward to new challenges

I’m glad to be back on the pages of the Rapid City Journal after a short hiatus from writing a humane society column. I spent decades doing newspaper work and still believe media and newspapers are vital to a healthy, vibrant community and I’m proud to be part of the...