The Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) is a private, publicly supported non-profit organization. We have contracts to house animals from Jo Daviess County, and the City of Hazel Green. We are not, however, a part of the city or county governments. We do several major fundraising events each year, including a garage sale in March, our pledged pet walk/run “Scruffy Shuffle” in May, a fall gala in September, and our Christmas Appeal each December.
We could not exist without donations and these fundraising activities. More than 49% of DRHS's operating funds come directly from donations. 31% of our funding comes from animal services such as adoptions, boarding, creamations and burials.
The DRHS receives no money from taxes or any governmental agencies. All funding comes from donations from individuals, foundations and corporations.