Cruzin' For Critters Poker Run

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our 2017 Cruzin' For Critters Poker Run! The event raised $10,772 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! Thank you so much!

Our "Silver Tabby" sponsors are:

Meyers Marine

Robert Imm DDS

Stacy's Pet Salon

KB Body Shop

Tomahawk Shell

The Cheese Shoppe

Jenny's Hair Salon 

M & J Roofing

River Valley Bank

Augie's Collectibles

Tomahawk Community Bank

Foley's Tree Service

Tomahawk Furniture Company

Brickner's Park City 

Hometown Feed Mill

Salon Envie

Krueger Family Funeral Home

Generations Funeral Home

WJJQ Radio

R & J Collision Center

Park City Credit Union


Our "Golden Retriever" Sponsors are:

Eagle's Club

Schram's Gleason Bowling Center


Billy Bob's 

Nokomis Pub


Our "Top Dog" Sponsors are:

Packaging Corporation of America

USW Local 2-248

Ingman's Parkway Pub

Road Lake Pub 


May Paypal Donors

We would like to thank the following donnors for their support via Paypal in May! All donations are greatly appreciated! 

Vickie VonSeggern

Pamela Welch

Renette Casey

Tasha Wassink

Rose Mizerek

May Aluminum Can Donations

 We would like to thank everyone who donated aluminum cans in May! Your support resulted in $1,155.66 for the animals of the shelter! 

In Memory of Pat Callahan

 The Lincoln County Humane Society would like to express our condolences to the family of Pat Callahan. Pat created "The Buddy & Tar Fund" in order to help offset the cost of spay and neuter services for dogs at the shelter. Each year, the interest from the donated $10,000 is provided for the dogs of LCHS. 

We are very grateful for Pat's dedication to the shelter for all these years. Best wishes to the Callahan family during this difficult time. 

May Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in May! 

Bill Zortman by Betty Severt, Jane & Harold Cartsensen, Gordon & Bonny Wiesman, Carol Osness 

Gene Zebik by Gary & Pat Sholund

Nathan Knospe by Bruce & Jean English

Jean Osness by Carol Osness

Shirley Maki (Collins) by Mark & Patricia Maki, Mary Brill, Steven & Barbara Johnson 

Mary Leyk by Susan Weight

Jennifer Wimmer by Penny Callahan 

Yvonne "Johnie" Mann by Shirley Mae Engel, Gary & Arlene Schulze, Faye Semling, Catherine Lemay-Brown,          David Smith Jr, Fred & Carol Pester

Jila Monster by William & Carol Wendorf

Smokey, Coco, Buffy, & Missy by Carol Werni 

Kevin Stellingworth by Dana Stellingworth

Paul Krysan by Brian & Shelly Lindsley

Sara Quirt-Sann by Debbie Alvin 

Virginia Gosch by Douglas & Maryann Schultz 



Thank you, MoonShadow Dreams!

 We would like to thank MoonShadow Dreams LLC of Antigo for donating a $50 gift card for Saturday's Poker Run! MoonShadow Dreams has lots of unique gifts and original art!

Thank you, Beacon!

 We would like to thank The Beacon of Merrill for their continued support over the yeras! The Beacon has great food, a variety of unique wines, spirits, and beers since 1960. This gift basket of unique beers and gift certificate will be a prize at our upcoming Poker Run on Saturday!  

Thank you, Animal Care of Tomahawk!

 We would like to thank Animal Care of Tomahwk for donating these great items for Saturday's Poker Run! We appreciate your support!

Thank you, Christine B!

 We would like to thank Christine B. for donating this awesome basket for Saturday's Poker Run! The skull belt buckle even comes with a zippo lighter in it! Thank you, Christine!

Thank you, County Market!

 We would like to thank County Market of Merrill for donating this gift card for tomorrow's Poker Run! County Market is very supportive of LCHS and we greatly appreciate it!

Thank you, Utopia Salon!

 We would like to thank Utopia Salon of Merrill for donating products and a gift certificate for tomorrow's Poker Run! We appreciate the support!

Thank you, Tanya Kleinschmidt!

 We would like to thank Tanya Kleinschmidt for donating this awesome basket of Young Living Essential Oil Products for tomorrow's Poker Run!

Thank you, Nelson's Power House!

 We would like to thank Nelson's Power House of Merrill for donating items from their new John Henry's seasoning line for tomorrow's Poker Run! 

Thank you, Tomahawk Feed Mill!

 We would like to thank Tomahawk Feed Mill for donating 5 bags of Chicken Soup for the Soul Cat Food and 3 bags of NutriSource Dog Food for our upcoming Poker Run on June 10th! 

Thank you, Tomahawk Ace Hardware!

 We would like to thank Tomahawk Ace Hardware for donating this leaf blower valued at $110! It'll be another awesome prize at this weekend's Poker Run! 

Thank you, Pizza Ranch!

 We would like to thank Pizza Ranch of Weston for donating htis adorable mug with cocoa and a gift card for this Saturday's Poker Run! 

Thank you, Harrison Natural Resources!

 We would like to thank Dan Crowell of Harrison Natural Resources for donating this awesome set of syrups, jams, and pickled goodies! They will definitely be a popular item during the Poker Run Raffle this Saturday!

Thank you, H & S!

 We would like to thank H & S of Tomahawk for their generosity! This chainsaw will be another awesome raffle prize on Saturday at the Poker Run!

Thank you, Waves!

 We would like to thank Waves Salon of Merrill for donating this great gift basket and gift card for this Saturday's Poker Run!

Thank you, Wes Fab!

 We would like to thank Wes Fab of Merrill for donating a dozen bottles of maple syrup for our Poker Run this weekend! The owners and employees of Wes Fab have volunteered at LCHS for several years and we are grateful for their continued support!

Thank you, Touch of Health!

 We would like to thank Touch of Health of Merrill for their generous donation to the Poker Run! There are tons of great prizes packed in one basket! Thank you, Touch of Health!

Thank you, Cerny's Greenhouse!

 We would like to thank Cerny's Greenhouse of Tomahawk for donating 2 $20 gift cards for this Saturday's Poker Run! Thank you, Cerny's! 

Thank you, B's Club 107!

 We would like to thank B's Club 107 for donating a gift card for our upcoming Poker Run on June 10th! B's has a full menu and a wonderful fish fry! Thank you, B's Club 107! 

Thank you, Dan & Sheilz Kanitz, Stacy's Pet Salon, and Tomahawk Family Restaurant!

We have received a ton of great prizes for the upcoming Poker Run! The "Booze Basket" was donated by Dan & Sheila Kanitz. The Harley jacket (size medium), blankets, first aid kit, sign, and Canadian Hunter liquor were donated by Stacy's Pet Salon of Tomahawk. We would also like to have thank Tomahawk Family Restaurant for their donation of a $25 gift card!

Thank you, DJensen Custom Knives!

 We would like to thank Dennis Jensen for donating a handcrafted knife for our upcoming Poker Run on June 10th! Dennis does beautiful work. Thank you, Dennis, for your years of continued support!

Thank you, Josepha's & Associates!

 We would like to thank Josepha's & Associates of Merrill for their support! The ladies from Josepha's donated body butter and body scrub for our upcoming Poker Run on June 10th! Thank you!

Thank you, First Street Coffee Station!

 We would like to thank First Street Coffee Station of Merrill for their support! First Street Coffee donated a gift card for our upcoming Poker Run on June 10th! Thank you! 

Thank you, Carl's Liquor & Auto Jockeys!

 We would like Carl's Liquor & Auto Jockeys of Merrill for their support! Both businesses donated gift card(s) for our upcoming Poker Run on June 10th. Thank you!

For information about our upcoming Poker Run, check out our events page or Lincoln County Humane Society on facebook. 


LCHS will be open Saturday 12pm-4pm and Sunday 12pm-2pm. We will be closed Monday for Memorial Day and Tuesday while The Fix Is In is at the shelter performing surgeries. If you have an animal releated emergency during that time, please contact the local Sheriff's Department at 715-536-6272

Walk for Whiskers Update

We would like to thank everyone who participated in Walk for Whiskers 5K today! Your support raised $1,716 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

We would like to thank Merrill Iron & Steel, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, our Avon Rep Margaret, and both Holiday Gas Stations for sponsoring our 5K today! Thanks also to the amazing Deb Ward who raised $281 by finding sponsors! And a final shout out to Lynn and Trina for preparing an awesome meal and organizing this event!

Amazon Smile Update

We are happy to report that $41.13 was transferred into the humane society's account from AmazonSmile! donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to LCHS whenever you shop AmazonSmile for LCHS.

Sign in to amazon using this code to support LCHS -

April Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their support in April! Their combined efforts resulted in more than $3,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home!

First Impressions Dental S.C.

Rose Lynd

Cecil Ballou

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Pamela Zipp

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl

Elizabeth Vehlow

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Deidre Dreger

Gerald Gilliard

Dennis & Dawn Gourlie

Heidi Jackson

Carole Janik

Mark Mattke

Jeffrey Tessier

Rose Von Loh

Delores Ditsworth

My Tribute Gift Foundation Inc

Anna Zunker

Bill & Carol Sparr

Give With Liberty

Emmet Johnson

Washington Elementary School

Shawna Rometowski

Anne Torkelson

Bill & Maryann Evenson

Rockin Rewards LLC

Nadine Appel

Jean Perkins

Pamela Welch

Tasha Wassink

Nancy Clinton

Rose Mizerek


April Honorariums

Thanks to everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in April! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Mary Heller by Carrie Bartz

Emery Zastrow by JoAnn Krause

Stacey Schuster by Todd Schuster

Sandy Hoffman by Carl & Mary Moscherosch

Bill Zortman by Pat & Dale Zuelsdorff

Beretta (Bradley & Carrie Ort) by Kronenwetter Veterinary Care

Uncle Bill by Jody Zuelsdorff-Hamerla

Kay Marie Gruett by June Thomas

Nathan Knospe by Mary Jo Laabs, Laura & Raymond Ramos, Michael Baumann, Shawn & Molly Schult, Duane & Liza Doering, Barbara Adams, Randal & Diane Passint, Jason & Dana Thompson, Reid & Bonnie Berger, Jill & Daniel Hietpas, Troy & Jennifer Robey, Lucille Jari, Clea Ruesch, Hemer Funeral Service Inc, Doris Smith, Rev. Dale & Jacqueline Kuck, Le Roy & Jean Seehafer, Lois & Francis Gwinn, David & Mary Petersen, Rabbit Hill Gallery, Community United Church of Christ, Erling & Ann Ravn MD, David & Kristin Preboske, Greg & Mary Ament, Paul & Judy Helgeson, Lisa & Don Seyller, Randy & Kathy Pfantz, Trisha & Zachary Kubichek, Carol Gross- Ament, Tyler & Maria Drake, Matthew & Sarah Thomas, Jerry & Dawn Brink, Lisa & Don Seyller, Nathan & Carly Harder, Alison Page, William & Patricia Henke, Marcia Keyes, Scott & Linda Doerr

Paw Point Donors

We would like to thank everyone who donated to LCHS through Fresh Step Paw Points Program! If you purchase Fresh Step cat litter, you can enter the promotional donation code at:

LCHS is then able to redeem the points in order to receive great items for the kitties calling LCHS their temporary home. In the past, our kitties have enjoyed toys, cat fountains, and cat nip.

Thanks to the following donors!

3/29/17 Beth - 500 Points

2/16/17 Randalyn - 400 Points

12/2/16 Ginny - 270 Points

11/3/16 Beth - 200 Points

10/13/16 Sue - 345 Points

10/12/16 Beth - 695 Points

7/15/16 Billy - 500 Points

3/26/16 Debbie - 1000 Points

2/20/16 Beth - 500 Points

2/20/16 Ginny - 200 Points

1/16/16 Billy - 500 Points

Thrivent Donors 4/6/17

We would like to thank the following Thrivent Choice Donors! Their support amounted to more than $1,100 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home!

Deirdre Dreger

Gerald Gilliard

Dawn & Dennis Gourlie

Heidi Jackson

Carole Janik

Mark Mattke

Jeffrey Tessier


Purchase Dog Licenses by 3/31

There is less than a week remaining to purchase dog licenses before any late fees apply! To purchase a dog license, your dog must be up to date on the rabies vaccine. You can stop by LCHS any time during open hours (12pm-5pm Monday - Friday, 12pm-4pm Saturday, and 12pm-2pm Sunday - please note we are closed Tuesday March 28th) to purchase a dog license.

Please provide the rabies tag number and expiration date. As long as your license is purchased by March 31, the fee will be $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $30 for an unaltered dog.

As of April 1, the fee will be $25 for a spayed/neutered dog and $65 for an unaltered dog. 

February Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their support in February!


Jefferson Elementary School

Cecil Ballou

Elizabeth Vehlow

Health Touch Spa & Peaceful Pet Groomer

Christine & George Brahos

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

John Schaffer

Fran Jeske

Nadine Appel

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl

Kenneth & Marian Attoe

Mark & Catherine Krupinski

Monica Fenhaus

Ronald & Louise Stephens

Philip & Virginia Giese

Town of King

Pamela Welch

Tasha Wassink

Jean Habeck

Elona Holdhusen

Jessica Gutknecht

Adam Moscherosch

Reid Badeau

Innovations Hair Studio LLC

Jason Pahl

WC Bradley CO

Church Mutual Insurance Company

Duane & Rebecca Yorde

Donna & Eugene Block

Jerome Fiene

Edward Gruett

Kris & Jim Lokemoen

Connie & Andrew Schaper

Tony Kulawinski

Shirley Egger

Suzanne Rehwinkel

Jason & Tanya Wyland

Duwayne & Diane Kleinschmidt

James Prince

Jonathan Ruchman

Michelle Fure






February Memorials & Honorariums

Thank you to everyone who donated in honor or memory of a loved one in February!


William Morris by Reid Badeau, Innovations Hair Studio LLC, WC Bradley Co., Jonathan Ruchman, James Prince

Tassy Sobotka by Jason Pahl

Walter Loeffelad by Donna & Eugene Block, Jerome Fiene, Duane & Rebecca Yorde

Kay Marie Gruett by Edward Gruett, Kris & Jim Lokemoen, Tony Kulawinski, Shirley Egger, Suzanne Rehwinkel,        Duwayne & Diane Kleinschmidt, Michelle Fure

Chloe Belant's 11th Birthday by Jason & Tanya Wyland

Carl Mahn by Church Mutual Insurance Company

Patience Zwicky by Connie & Andrew Schaper

There I was... Living the Dream Benefit

We would like to thank the family of Matthew Zocher for their incredible support and generous donation of more than $3,000! This link will take you to the message from Matthew's family -

2017 Paws For Love

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support with our Annual Paws for Love Campaign! Together, these businesses raised $2,828 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! A huge shout-out goes to Dave's County Market for selling $584 worth of Paws! Our second shout-out goes to Chip's for their amazing efforts to sell $443! Thank you all!

Tomahawk Furniture & Gun


Eagle's Club

Dave's County Market

River Valley Bank

Utopia Salon

Waves Salon

Associated Bank

BMO Harris



Merrill Shell

First Street Coffee Station

Nelson's County Market

B's Club 107

Holiday - Hwy 64

S & S Bar

Cracker Barrel

Tomahawk Family Restaurant

Merrill Federal

Los Mezcales

Avenue Bar


Billy Bob's

Salon Envie

Holiday - Center Ave

Parkway Pub

Gleason Bowling Alley

Tomahawk Feed Mill

Tomahawk Shell

Friendship House


Trophy Bar

Pine Tree Supper Club

Engraved Pavers for $100!

LCHS is ready to "think spring!" As we prepare for warmer temperatures, we are kicking off the season by temporarily offering Engraved Pavers for $100!

Each paver is an 8 x 8 laser engraved red brick. There can be up to 8 lines with 21 characters per line. All pavers are engraved with capital letters to ensure high visibility.

The pavers are placed in front of our building. As more are ordered, they will be placed in various areas of our yard.


Shop at Amazon to Support LCHS!

 Remember to shop at and Amazon will donate to LCHS!


AmazonSmile Link:

Contact Northwoods Wildlife Center for Wildlife Advice

Since spring is almost here, we'd like to remind everyone to contact Northwoods Wildlife Center at 715-356-7400 if you have found wildlife that may be injured or orphaned. They have tons of great suggestions on how to determine if an animal is truly in need of help.

Check out their website at:

So There I was Livin' the Dream Benefit

Please join us for a fundraising event in celebration of Matt's 30th birthday!

Kicking off the event will be an ice fishing tournament on Lake Alice in TOmahawk from 10-4:30pm with a prize for the child who catches the largest fish each of the 3 categories (Northern, Walleye, Pan Fish). Matt loved the outdoors and ice fishing was one of his favorite pasttimes.

The tournament will be followed by an informal barbeque meal and half barrel at Pine Pointe Resort.

There will also be raffles ending at 4pm, winners announced at 5 with proceeds benefitting the Lincoln County Humane Society in Matt's Memory. Unbeknownst to his family until after his passing, Matt was a volunteer at an animal shelter as he had a great love for any and all animals. Any additional donations are welcome and will also be contributed to the Humane Society. To end the celebration a Chinese Lantern send-off will begin at 5:30pm to honor Matt.

Please RSVP to the event with the number of people who will be attending. You can find more info


CLOSED February 12

We will be closed Sunday February 12. We will resume normal business hours on February 13 from 12pm-5pm.

Paws for Love Businesses

We would like to thank all of the local businesses that are hosting the "Paws" as part of our annual campaign! The support of these businesses and their employees have helped LCHS to raise over $800 so far!

Tomahawk Furniture & Gun

Eagle's Club

Dave's County Market

River Valley Bank - Merrill & Tomahawk branches

Skipper's Restaurant

Utopia Salon

Waves Slaon

Associated Bank

BMO Harris



Shell Gas Station

First Street Coffee Station

Pet-I-Cure Grooming

Nelson's County Market

B's Club 107

Holiday (Center Ave & Hwy 64 stores)


S & S Bar

Cracker Barrel

Tomahawk Family Restaurant

Merrill Federal

Los Mezcales

Avenue Bar


Billy Bob's

Salon Envie

Gleason Bowling Alley

Tomahawk Feed Mill

Shell - Tomahawk

Friendship House


Trophy Bar

Our Wish List

We are running low on a few items here at the shelter and any help would be very much appreciated!

Wish List

13 gallon garbage bags

Dryer sheets

Kitten Food



Thank you to anyone who can help us out!!


Honorarium Donations

Thanks to everyone who donated in honor of a loved one!

Turner Zettelmeier by Rev. James & Susan Weiland, Tom Long, Susan Bartkiewicz, Ken & Tracy Zettlemeier, Michael & Beth Ann Hanson, Faye Osness, Barbara Hanson

Adi Boo by Debbie Alvin


Buddy by Russ & Carol Mancl

Jeanette Zimick by Laurie Sales, Sharon Perry Batterman

Helen Fredrea by Carol Osness

Mary Lagerbloom by Lise Skofronick

Snow the Cat by Carol Osness

Bill Storm by Bill Wengler – Acorn Forestry Consulting

Robert Balz by Carol & Fritz Pester

Betty, Bob, & Eric by Clabough & Associates of Merrill Inc

Linda Hertel by Greg Warren

Ruth Wengeler by Dianne Belling

Roger Peck by Sally Weix Wiley, Brady Peck

Arthur “Bud” Taylor by James & Dallas Ashbrenner, Mark Taylor

Pat Hanson by Fred & Carol Pester

Vito by Brenda Zettler, Debbie Alvin

Pat Hanson by Debbie Alvin, Brenda Zettler

Rob Rothmeyer by Penny Callahan

Blue by Larry & Colleen Woller, Jameson Gerdes

Robin by Ken & Tracy Zettelmeier

June Wais by Mariann & Steve Hanig

Daisy (Jennifer Ingman) by Laurel & Ben Hollis

Warren Latzig by Judy Elliott

Bill Laehn by Faye Semling

Delores Stickler by Terri Marten

Nikki (Peggy & Bob Bauman) by Jerry & Susan Zastrow

Sue Weith by Russell & Mary Leyk, Richard & Brenda Mamer, Lynn & Thomas Zentner, Ruth Heyne

Ruth Rinne by Kent & Deirdre Rinne

Herbert & Alice Hintz by Hintze’s

Maizey May by John & Delores Crowley

Vera & Don Leitzke by Maxine & Jay Tlusty

Marge & Rich Tlusty by Maxine & Jay Tlusty

Franny by Kittie & John Crossen

Ben (Neumann Family) by Joseph Heitz & Jennifer Engstad-Heitz

Weber (Verdoorn Family) by Joseph Heitz & Jennifer Engstad-Heitz

Paul Kuntz by Brent Roberts

Andy & Lisa Carlson by Carl & Barbara Carlson

Amanda Iattoni by Matthew & Mariah Solchenberger

Nicole Herschberger by Family

Alice Rosina Kasper by Clint Kasper

Justin Hilton by Cathy Henderson

MC Betting by Richard & Darlene Bettin

Jane McCarthy by Terry & Susan Marth

Morgan by Mary Jo & Jay Schnur

Kodie Smith by Phynette or Vincent Conrad

Al Saeger by Carl & Mary Moscherosch

Tabby by Merrill Veterinary Clinic

Shirley Johnson by Kristin Calhoun & Chad Stockinger

Kjersten Skofornick by David Blade

Annetta Marie Berndt by Connie & Andrew Schaper

Cold Weather Tips for Pets

Cold weather is as difficult for animals as it is for people. When the weather is below freezing, the Lincoln County Humane Society highly recommends keeping your pets indoors. Being outdoors in freezing temperatures is a huge health risk to pets, and causes severe stress.

But if you must keep your pets outdoors, please follow these recommendations to help keep them safe and comfortable.


1.    Feed high quality foods with essential fatty acids to help outdoor dogs and cats maintain a thick coat of fur in the winter. Some veterinarians even recommend adding canola oil, soybean oil, or butter or fish oils directly to the dry food a pet receives. Check with your local veterinarian to see what’s safe and most beneficial to your pet.

2.    Increase food supply, especially protein, to help keep a healthy weight. If your pet is overweight, this is not recommended.

3.    Provide a heated water bowl for pets. Eating snow is not enough to prevent dehydration and it will cause hypothermia more quickly because it drops your pet’s body temperature.

4.    Don’t use metal bowls for food or water because your pet’s tongue may stick to the metal.

5.    Check frequently to make sure the water and food aren’t frozen.


1.    Make sure all pets, but especially, senior or arthritic pets have thick beds to in a warm area to keep their joints from hurting more.

2.    Keep beds off of concrete or the floor. 

3.    Use straw for bedding instead of towels, blankets, and newspaper which retain cold and moisture.

4.    Make sure your pet has an insulated house. It should be large enough for the animal to stand and turn but not too large or it won’t help conserve body heat.

5.    The pet’s house should be kept a few inches off the ground and covered with straw. The opening should be facing away from the wind and there should be a plastic cover on the door.


1.    Make sure your pet’s fur is free of matts and burrs. Matted fur won’t protect as well from the cold.

2.    Don’t use regular road salt near your pet, make sure to have a pet safe variety to prevent injury and irritation on delicate paw pads.

Closed Sunday January 22nd

We will be closed Sunday January 22nd. We will reopen Monday at noon.