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2022 December Holiday Hours

Verona Adoption Center: open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve from 10am to 2:30pm. Petsmart East Adoption Events: Christmas Eve noon to 2pm and New Year’s Day noon to 3pm. We will have limited volunteer staffing and not all available cats and kittens will be able to attend due to our volunteer’s holiday plans. […]

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Best Friends National Adoption Weekend December 2022

Get ready to Bring Home Holiday Happiness with Angel’s Wish and Best Friends Animal Society. This weekend’s national adoption event brings together animal welfare organizations, like ours, across the country to help us all save more lives by connecting adoptable animals with their future families. Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, adoption fees will be […]

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Celebrating Giving Tuesday, a global celebration of generosity

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Join the movement and […]

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Olie has been waiting too long

Olie My name is Olie and I am a friendly boy who likes to just hang out. Well, most of the time. I still get my spurts of playfulness and enjoy some good play with wand toys. I will reward you for your attention with licks and pull your hand back to me if you […]

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Best Friends National Adoption Weekend

Get ready to Bring Home Happiness with Angel’s Wish and Best Friends Animal Society. This weekend’s national adoption event brings together animal welfare organizations, like ours, across the country to help us all save more lives by connecting adoptable animals with their future families. Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, adoption fees will be reduced […]

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Forget-Me-Nots

Angel’s Wish Forget-Me-Nots are cats and kittens that have been with us longer than average. It could be because they are a bonded pair, are a little bit shy, or have FIV. Maybe they had a medical concern that took us a while to work through. Sometimes, though, we have no idea what is taking […]

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Help make a life-saving impact now!

Your support means so much to us to help cats and kittens that need our help, and we need your help again today. As good of a year as 2020 was for pet adoptions, 2021 is a different story. Adoptions have slowed down considerably. In fact, nationwide, adoptions are down nearly 20% compared to 2019, the […]

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COVID-19 Update

We are closely monitoring Dane County Public Health’s recommendations. In order to best protect the health of our volunteers and other Center visitors, we ask that visitors follow these guidelines: Visit only if you have plans to adopt an animal or have another pre-arranged appointment. Consider submitting your application and waiting for it to be approved before […]

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Low Cost-Spay Neuter Programs

There are far too many kittens being born every year–in the greater Dane County region and well beyond. Kittens stretch shelters and rescues to their very limits, and in some communities as many as 90% of cats entering shelters are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes. Spaying/neutering cats saves the lives of animals and improves […]

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Journal Article on Pain and Behavior in Declawed Cats

According to research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery declawing increases the risk of a cat suffering long-term or persistent pain, usually resulting in unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate litter box use and aggression such as biting. This study from 2017 is shockingly the first long-term study on the results of declawing. “This study found that […]

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