Our Stories

We Will Always Be Here For Animals

As the end of 2020 approaches, we reflect on the challenges faced.  With dedicated staff and wonderful volunteers rising to every occasion, the Humane Society of the Black Hills has been able to navigate and adapt to rapidly-evolving changes in our every-day routine. ...

Our Stories

We Will Always Be Here For Animals

As the end of 2020 approaches, we reflect on the challenges faced.  With dedicated staff and wonderful volunteers rising to every occasion, the Humane Society of the Black Hills has been able to navigate and adapt to rapidly-evolving changes in our every-day routine. ...

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...

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...