Central Dakota Humane Society has been doing great things for pets and people in the Bismarck-Mandan
and the central North Dakota area for more than 60 years.

In addition to rescuing, caring for, and rehoming homeless pets,
we provide a place for volunteers to help in the community.

We educate about proper pet care, our organization's mission, and the importance of volunteerism
through school visits, shelter tours, and service group presentations.

We fund our good work through donations, memberships, fundraisers, events, and grant writing.
We encourage all pet owners and pet lovers to honor their own pets
by giving back and donating to CDHS, as we continue doing great things for pets and people.

Please Donate or Volunteer!



Racing to the rescue for animals in need in North Dakota!

Support animal rescues/shelter across North Dakota by participating in NORTH DAKOTA RACE FOR RESCUES!

For just $30, you can participate in the North Dakota Race for Rescues virtual event, earn two cool water bottle stickers, and fill up your heart with the knowledge that you have helped animals in need across North Dakota.

This event raises money for 17 animal rescues and shelters in North Dakota AND raises awareness of the plight of stray, abandoned, injured, and neglected pets in our state.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Adopt-A-Pet FM, Animal Empowerment League, Bakken Paws, Central Dakota Humane Society, Circle of Friends, Furry Friends Rockin'; Rescue, Hairball Haven, Humane Society of Richland/Wilkin Counties, Kitty City, Kritter Krazy, Meowsers Cat Rescue, Miles of Love Dog Rescue, Prairie to Peaks Animal Assistance Foundation, Purrfect Pound Pals, Raise the Woof, TLC-ND Animal Rescue, and Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue.

For this virtual event, you can complete your 5K-equivalent "walk/run/bike/hike/swim/kayak/anything or nothing you like" any place you like and any time you like. No proof of time or distance is necessary. The final date for race registration is September 24, 2022. Stickers will be shipped upon registration.

Check out the Facebook page - North Dakota Race for Rescues. Post your race photos and see everyone else having fun and racing to the rescue!

The Central Dakota Humane Society provides vital services for the animal population of Bismarck-Mandan and the central North Dakota area. We rescue, house, rehabilitate, and rehome stray, injured, abandoned, and abused animals.

We also promote the spaying and neutering of pets to reduce the number of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in our area.

Take a look at this video by filmmaker Samuel Sprynczynatyk that talks about our spay/neuter efforts.

CDHS – Working to Inspire Spaying and Neutering from Samuel Sprynczynatyk on Vimeo.