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.

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Purchase a shirt and support pets in need.

This t-shirt loudly proclaims the message that animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, and abandonment is NOT OK! Too many times we see society looking the other way and charges not being filed or prosecuted fully for those who harm animals. Please help us spread the word and stop the normalization of those who shrug their shoulders and look away when they hear about an animal being abused.

The idea for this shirt was born from an animal cruelty case in North Dakota in which some young men recorded themselves beheading a kitten with a shovel and laughing about it. They posted their own video on social media and our community was outraged. Sometimes you feel helpless in cases like these and so we decided to at least show our feelings by wearing them on t-shirt.

Proceeds from this t-shirt will be given to the North Dakota Raise for Rescues fundraiser. This fundraiser supports 21 501c3 animal rescues and shelter across the state of North Dakota as they all work to help stray, neglected, abandoned, and injured animals in need. The problem of stray and discarded pets has grown to epidemic proportions in North Dakota, and from what we are hearing, across the United States. One part of getting a handle on the pet overpopulation problem is to continue talking and educating about the need for responsible pet ownership.

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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.

Take a look at this video highlighting two rescued pets that were taken from Broken to Whole with the help of CDHS.

SNAP PROGRAM - CDHS promotes the spaying and neutering of pets to reduce unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in our area. Our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) offers a limited number of $50 coupons per month for spaying and neutering at participating veterinarians.

BUDDY's BOWL - CDHS hosts Buddy's Bowl, a program to help fill the bowls of pets in need in our community. We use donated pet food, along with discounted food from area business partners, to supply Buddy's Bowl.
Pickup locations for Buddy's Bowl include Dream Center, Ministry on the Margins, Community Action, YMCA, Adopt-A-Block, Heaven's Helpers Soup Cafe, and Wilton Food Pantry. THANK YOU to our Buddy's Bowl Boosters - KT Animal Supply, Runnings Bismarck, Cashwise, Walmart Mandan, MinnKota PAAWS, Runnings Mandan, Bennigans.

FRIENDS FUR LIFE - People 65 and older can adopt pets 6 and older for a waived adoption fee. And receive a $50 gift card to KT Animal Supply to help with pet expenses.

2-for-1 KITTENS and CATS - All kittens and cats at CDHS are 2-for-1 adoption fees. We believe it is much healthier, mentally and physically, for the felines, especially kittens (especially siblings!) to go home with a friend. Having a buddy gives them a playmate, a napping buddy, and someone who will be there when the humans are not at home.