Our Stories

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...

Our Stories

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...

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...

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...