Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter, Inc was established April 2010. The doors opened June 20, 2011. The name was chosen to reflect the 'brighter tomorrow' for our pets and their people.
The mission of CDAS is to protect animals from suffering and cruelty. Our primary emphasis is to provide care for domestic cats and dogs until 'forever homes' are found. We enhance the lives of our pets and people through education and adoption. CDAS supports activities that improve the general welfare of animals. We are a member of the Tomah Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin Federated Humane Society. We are licensed by the State of Wisconsin DATCP (266941-DS)
Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter...
- Cares for domestic cats and dogs
- Is a private, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization
- Does not euthanize for space and does not put a time limit on adoptable pets
- Receives NO government funding
- Relies heavily on the generosity of our supporters
- Works with rescue groups for pet placement when needed
- Can not accept every animal found or needing to be surrendered in order to prevent over-crowding and the acompanying secondary illnesses/stresses. We will suggest alternative ideas
We Need Your Support Because We...
- Take in surrendered dogs/cats(as space allows) and provide an enriched environment. A surrender 'donation' is encouraged
- Provide all animals with vaccinations and appropriate testing
- Provide emergency vet care for animals in need and provide treatment for simple ailments/illnesses
- Work with local vets to provide spay/neuter surgeries for animals before adoption to reduce pet overpopulation
- Work with potential adopters to ensure the best possible matches
- Work with the community as a whole to promote the humane treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership. As grants allow, a low cost spay/neuter program for cats and dogs is available to the community for their companion animals.
Chasing Daylight Photos
Game on for Otto, Walker, Cash, Barney and Sven.
Our mutts get plenty of time to play and socialize with each other every day, in one of our three play yards totalling nearly 14,000 square feet of romping room.
2013 saw the addition of Jungleland for our cats. 360 square feet of stairs, ramps, bridges and posts. HD video and music. Even bird feeders outside the many windows for their viewing pleasure.
"Ask not what you can do for our animals, ask what our animals will do for you"
Volunteers are an important part of our success, and an important part of our critter's well being.
There is no clock on our charges....Jasmine(l) spent 23 months here before finding a home, and our cat Amber is approaching 2 years as she waits in Cat Country.
Our spring FUNdraiser is the Mutt Strut, held in Winnebago park.
and the Pooch Plunge is held Labor Day weekend at the Tomah Aquatic Center.