Soup Cook-Off Entries

We are still accepting more entries to our upcoming Soup Cook-Off on February 23 but we wanted to share the list of delicious soups that have already been registered! We still have tickets available for anyone interested in attending the Soup Cook-Off as a "tester." 

Chicken Noodle Soup by Ingman's Parkway Pub

Ham & Potato Soup by Road Lake Pub & Grill

Tripp's Chili by Northway Club

Cheese Potato with Ham by Sally T.

Chili by Jim D.

Chicken & Wild Rice by Brian M.

Cheese & Broccoli by Laura M.

White Chicken Chili by Chad S.

Vegetarian Chili by Kassie B.

Sausage Corn Chowder by Lynn W.

Italian Meat Ball by Jake R.

Chili by Darla S. 


We will also be having a bake sale during the event! 

Baked Goods Needed - February 23

 LCHS is in need of baked goods for our sale on February 23 for our bake sale at the Soup Cook-Off. If you are able to donate an item, you can drop it off at LCHS on Friday the 22nd from 12pm-5pm or Saturday 12pm-4pm.

Please call us with any questions 715-536-3459

Closed February 12

LCHS will be closed February 12. We will reopen at 12pm on February 13. If you have found a lost or stray animal, please call the local police department at 715-536-6272

Paws for Love 2019

One of our first fundraisers of each year are our "Paws for Love" in various increments. Each year, local businesses help us by selling the "Paws" to their customers and displaying them at businesses. All of the businesses that help us work hard to fundraise for us. We just started distributing the paper paws and and already Chips Hamburgers has raised $139! Please thank these additional businesses for their support!

Our current supporters:


Dave's County Market

River Valley Bank

Waves Full Service Salon

Associated Bank

BMO Harris Bank

First Street Coffee Station

Holiday Gas Stations

Los Mezcales

Merrill Federal Bank

Park City Credit Union

To Your Health Grocery 

M Bank

Hugo's Pizza

S & S Bar

Miller's Home Furniture

Kautz Tax Service

Z's Fork Horners

If you are interested in hosting Paws at your business, please give LCHS a call at 715-536-3459! 

January Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in January! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Jean Osness by Kerry Coenen, MaryAnn & Norman Hoerstmann, Larry & Colleen Woller, Arlyn Hintz & Mary Bootz, Julie Osness-Thorson & Greg Thorson, Kim Travis, Liz Friedenfels & Eric Schram

Wayne Schoepke by Mary Myszka, Marilyn Scheel, Julie Pokorny, Thomas Clifford & Barbara Hermann

Daletta Grimm by Mike & Vonya Ellsworth

Dawn King by Peggy & Bob Bauman

Darla Sann's Birthday by Carl & Mary Moscherosch

Chelsea Baacke by Nancy Baacke

Donna Hinz by Debbie Alvin

Jane Carstenson by Carol Osness

Ruth Wengeler by Dianne Belling

Pal the dog by Dianne Belling

Geraldine Bloechl by Doris Taylor, Ruth Dingess


January Donors

We would like to thank everyone who donated in January! Your support resulted in almost $2,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

James & Rosemary Schielke

Marvin & Betty Kamke

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Mike Nolan

Robert Bushmann

Lori Weiderhoeft

Mary Pat Campbell

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Cecil Ballou

Jill & Corey Krueger

Sheila Kluxdal

Nadine Appel

Barbara Gibson

Florian & Barbara Ringwelski

David & Carol Finanger

Candice Jacobson

James Timm

Town of Schley

Merrill Ice Draggers

Vicky Jenks - from Toby & Family

Frank Sus

Darlene Raunio

Thomas & Heather O'Neill

Alleah Pynenberg & Nathan Drummond

Give with Liberty

Patriot Auto Service

Network for Good

Patti Knetter

Benedictine Living Community of Wausau 

Mark Krupinski

Beth Cooper

Diana Berenz

Pamela Welch

Tasha Wassink

Amy Hameister

Coleen Sukow

Jean Orcutt- Schulz




January Aluminum Can Donations

 Thanks to everyone who donated aluminum cans in January! Your support resulted in $1235.71 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

You can donate aluminum cans at 4 different locations to support the animals of the shelter!

1. The can donation bin in the LCHS parking lot at our new building

2. Schulz's Recycling in Merrill (specify the money is designated for LCHS)

3. Tomahawk Iron & Metal (specify the money is designated for LCHS)

4. Hometown Feed Mill in Tomahawk

Our thanks to Schulz's Recycling, Tomahawk Iron & Metal, and Hometown Feed Mill for your support as donation locations! And a thanks to the staff of Schulz's Recycling for donating their time to pick up the cans from LCHS!


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

Kitten Food

Canned Cat/Dog Food

Cat Litter (Non-scoopable)

 Catnip & Cat Toys

Paper Towel & Toilet Paper


Thank you to anyone who can help us out!!


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.    Makesure 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.

December Animal Sponsors

We would like to thank everyone who sponsored an animal in December! 

Abby & Wappy (dogs) by James Erickson

Fruitcake (kitten) by Heidi Haltinner

Big Guy (cat) by Darin & Kati Gille

Dusty (cat) by Cassie McLain

Lola (dog) by Jill Wolff, Kris Ziegler

Salt (kitten) by David Press


Thank you, Ingman's Parkway Pub!

We would like to thank Ingman's Parkway Pub for their continued support! Each December, Ingman's hosts a Chili Cook-Off and donates the proceeds to several area organizations. In the past four years, LCHS has received $2,755 from Ingman's! Thank you, Ingman's Parkway Pub! 

December Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their support in December! The donations resulted in more than $11,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Loretta Whipple

Donald Paroubek

Nadine Appel

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Cecil Ballou

Thrivent for Lutherans

Keith Perkins

Gloria Ziolkowski


Merrillee Duplayee

Lake Alexander Club

Riverside Athletic Club - 10 o'clock Water Class

Lynn & Thomas Zentner

Lake Alexander Club

Mary Leyk

Hilda Bukovic

Lynn & Thomas Geiger

Kristin Suthers

Darlene Raunio

Town of Tomahawk

Richard & Brenda Mamer


Louise Stephens

Russ & Carol Mancl

Nancy Burkholder

Brian & Sharon Gulke

Louis & Vernette Heuser

Rick & Judith Lombard

Randall & Kathleen Murray

Sandra & William Lussenhop

Church Mutual Insurance Company

Mary Bauman

Michael & Rachel Geisler

Network for Good

Merrill Rider's Club

Linda & Alan Tetzloff

Church Mutual - Christmas Is Committee

James Blair 

Maureen Sanford

Robert Richards & Virginia Jach Richards

Raasch Team, Inc

Ann Koy

Terry & Carolyn Dransfield

David & Lora Reichelt

Patricia Heller

Rose Laessig

Brenda Lawrie

William Rose

Kenneth & Lois Britt

Joanne & Donald Sprague

Noreen Salzman

Give with Liberty

Holly Dionne

Nancy Pekarske - in honor of Nathan Pekarske

Rita Yaeger

Dianna Berenz

Judith Locke

Pamela Welch

Jon Schoepke

Amber Thompson

Kent & Deidre Rinne

Julie Wamser - in honor of Jill Braunel

Richard Serafin

Tasha Wassink

Amy Hameister

Sarah Alberg

Beth & Wayne Cooper

Charles Speth

Mike & Vonya Ellsworth

Charles Speth

Mike & Vonya Ellsworth

Julane Schulist

Lisa Pye

Susanne Schnappup



December Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in December! Your support resulted in almost $1,700 for the animals!

Wayne Schoepke by Ellen Eldredge Tate, Karl & Carole Williams, Ward & Diane Bennett, Steven & Teresa Linus, Mark Schmitt, Bernadine Kaatz, Colleen Jowett, Colette Clifford

Ira Rebella by Audrey Germic

Abby the dog by Monica Fenhaus

Tyler Holbach by Gerald & Carol Duwe

Amy Rothmeyer by Carl & Mary Moscherosch

Alex the dog by Melody Callahan, LignoTech USA Inc

Pooie by Beatrice Lebal

Monty by Cheryl DeGyurky

Peggy Bauman by Jonathon & Joan Krohn

Sue Nass by Janet Kleinschmidt

Aldo Pezzi by Jim Connen

Arlene Stencil by Katzenbarkers Natural Pet Food & Supplies, Gordon & Judith Vesely

Sandy Weber by Janet Kleinschmidt

Joanne Wengeler by Janet Kleinschmidt

"Patch" Wrzesenski by Friends

Ripper by Kris, Izzie, & Bentlie Smith

Mary Lagerbloom by Kjersten Scofronick

Travis Barker by Andy Carlson

Tippie (Bauman) by Jerry & Susan Zastrow







2018 Statistics

We are delighted to share our annual statistics for 2018! Thank you to everyone who made this year a success! 




Strays (lost or unclaimed animals):

Cats: 278

Dogs: 148


Surrenders (animals brought in by an owner):

Cats: 243

Dogs: 66


Transfers (animals coming to LCHS from other organizations):

Cats: 31

Dogs: 79




Redeemed (animals reclaimed by an owner):

Cats: 26

Dogs: 124



Cats: 505

Dogs: 145

Other: 37


Euthanasia (due only to health or aggression issues):

Cats: 19 (3% of all incoming cats)

Dogs: 8 (2/5% of all incoming dogs)

Other: 3


Rescue (animals from LCHS being sent to other organizations): 

Cats: 44

Dogs: 24




2019 Dog Licenses

As many of you know, there will be several changes to the normal dog license procedure in 2019. The majority of dog licenses will be sold through LCHS since some municipalties and organizations will no longer be selling licenses. 

To purchase a 2019 dog license:

1. PROVIDE THE CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE. The required information for the county has changed and dog licenses will now need an accompanying rabies certificate to verify a current vaccine status. A license cannot be sold until a rabies certificate is provided.

2. if the rabies certificate does not verify if the dog has been spayed/neutered, please provide a spay or neuter certificate to verify the surgery has been completed. Please note - most rabies certificates should provide this information, check your dog's certificate in advance to prevent any delay in purchasing your 2019 license. 

3. until March 31, 2019 the fees will be $10 for a spayed/neutered dog and $30 for an unaltered dog. After March 31, there will be additional fees. 

4. you are still able to purchase a dog license online at - please note, if you purchase online, we are still updating the software and you will need to email a copy of the rabies certificate to in addition to completing the online form and payment.


LCHS will be closed Sunday December 16. If you have an animal related emergency or find a stray animal, you can call LCHS at 715-536-3459 or the Sheriff's Department at 715-536-6272.

November Donors

We would like to thank everyone who donated to the shelter in November! Your support resulted in more than $5,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home!

The Haunted Sawmill

Peggy & Bob Bauman

Faye Jean Osness

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Harry & Nancy Gladwin

Nadine Appel

Give With Liberty

Cecil Ballou

Linda Sonnentag


Richard Rauschl

Darlene Raunio

Michael Jirovec

Rick & Judith Lombard

Edward Gruett

Margaret Mercorio

Bownman Chiropractic Clinic

Jean Perkins

Network For Good


Alexandria Rowell

Shari Koval

Joanna Meagle

Mary Jaax

Roger Martens

Diana Berenz

Brewer Company

Pamela Welch

Donna Schneider

Tasha Wassink

Edward Locke

Amy Hameister




November Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in November! Your support resulted in almost $2,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home

Beverly Schielke by Leroy & Connie Fischer, Jerry & Kathy Mundt, Beth Ann Hanson, James & Carol Mintz, Mary Jo Rajek

Brad Price by Patrick & Jane Severt

Greg Bialecki by Scott & Linda Doerr

Darlene Bettin by Michael & Lee Harbath, Rick Neumann, Dave &  Joy Meyer, Anonymous, Bryan & Laurie Stimers, Richard Bettin, Carol Crevier, Church Mutual Insurance Company

Jerry Plautz by Debbie Alvin, Brenda Zettler

Craig Opsahl by Jean Howick

Mary Ann Rehwinkel by Kathy Petta, Mary Sleeter

Tom by Anita & Thomas Lavin

Marjorie Rajek by Mary Rajek, Michael & Beth Ann Hanson, Harlan Fausch, Scott & Amy Hanneman, Keene & Debra Robl, William & Julie Ratajczyk

Daisy the dog by W.D. & Marie Schultz

Wayne Schoepke, Sr. by Lindsay Hansen, Donna Staples

Hannah Davis by Matthew & Dawn Schumitsch

Travis Phillips by Matthew & Dawn Schumitsch

Natalie Reiter by Matthew & Dawn Schumitsch

Richelle Swan by Matthew & Dawn Schumitsch

Gillian Buckwalter by Matthew & Dawn Schumitsch

Natalya Calhoun by Matthew & Dawn Schumitsch




Open House Update

We would like to thank everyone for making our Open House a success! Today we raised almost $1,500 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

Holiday Open House

 Join us Saturday December 1 from 12pm-4pm for our Open House! There will be raffles, a bake sale, a jewelry silent auction, a special sale on Christmas trees & wreaths, and more! 

This will be a great opportunity to learn about volunteering, adopting, and services offered by the shelter. We will have hot apple cider and hot chocolate for you to enjoy before you go to watch the Merrill Christmas Parade! 

Christmas Wreaths Available!

 Christmas wreaths are available at LCHS! The 24 inch wreaths are $18 each and 36 inch wreaths are $26 each. They are selling quickly so hurry in to get yours today! 

October Sponsors

We would like to thank the following individuals for sponsoring animals in October! 

Rusty (cat) by Melissa Kryshak-Fake

Kittens by Rachel Nawrocki

Zazzles (cat) by Sara Proulx

Autumn & Spice (cats) by Sarah Lange

Kitten by Jodi Forster

Buddy (dog) by Karen Diels 

October Donors

We would like to thank all of our October donors! Your support resulted in almost $3,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

Abbey Carr & Ryan Popilek

Elaina Koschik

Melissa Kryshak-Fake

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Cecil Ballou

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Diane Witscheber

Bonny Graap

Nadine Appel

Lincoln Community Bank's "Jean Day"

Hilda Bukovic

Jean Fennel

Darlene Raunio

Cynthia Guenther & Janeen Laborde

Clarence Polasek

Kenneth Frakes

Give With Liberty


Don Kaminski

Aqua Finance, Inc

Rick & Judith Lombard

Jennifer Ingman

Mariann & Steve Hanig

Deloris Bauman

Marlo Montabon

Diana Berenz

Jeff Wiesneski

Pamela Welch

Angela Meyer

Tasha Wassink

Amy Hameister




October Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in October! Your support resulted in more than $2,200 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

Mary Anne Rehwinkel by Faye Jean Osness, Pat & Johanna Hoerstmann, Suzanne Rehwinkel, Darlene & Lyle Hotchkiss, Marie Salsieder, Sarah Schenzel Family, Sandy Marrier, Rob & Sara Grefe Family, Nila & Edgar Oestreich, Steve & Gina Leih, Mary Grefe, Julie & Jerry Hartwig, Pam & Brian Suchocki, Jerry & Lynn Marrier, 

Pilcher by Mary Moscherosch, Janet Klutterman, Network for Good (Facebook) 

Beverly Schielke by Kent & Tammy Latzig, Bob & Judy Demesy, Carl Bergman & Deborah Ristau, Barbara Hanson, Florence Kissinger, Linda Blake, Peter & Shelly Mondeik, Patrick & Susan Fisher, Grace & Steve Batchelder, Kent & Sue Johnson, Jim & Cathy Wendt, Darrel & Melissa Dengel, Chuck & Cindy Medinger, David & Daniel Jackson, Jeanine & John Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Francis Montabon, Michael & Linda Dorgan, Esther Natzke, Julie & Scott Oland, Kim Kiernan

JJ Truckey & Roy by Friends

Sue Weith's Birthday by Thomas & Thelma Meyer, Lynn & Thomas Zentner, Russell & Mary Leyk, Ruth Heyne, Thomas & Carole Hoge

Kris Smith's Retirement by Jean Henrichs

Cindy by Ralph & Arlene Voigt

Dorothy Bergh by Thomas & Julie Berndt

Agnes Iwen by Sandra Ratkovich, Barb Plonsky Koehler

Adaline Kohrt by Mary Belter 

Buddy by Carl & Mary Moscherosch

Sas "Kia" Vanstrydonk by Vanstrydonk Construction


Trick or Treating

LCHS will have candy for trick or treaters today from 1pm-5pm! 

September Animal Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our September animal sponsors! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Saturn (cat) by Alicia Busse

Crookshanks & Kelly Marie (kittens) by Ann Dahlke

Tator (dog) by Kathy Piper, Cynthia & Patrick Barten

Snickers (dog) by Rachel Stiver

Pearl (cat) by Mark Krupinski

Kitten by Rachel Nawrocki 



Banquet Update!

We are delighted to announce that our 2018 Annual Fall Banquet raised almost $29,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! This money is a huge part of our annual budget and contributes to year-round care of the animals calling the shelter their temporary home. 

We would like to thank the event sponsors, volunteers, and the many businesses that donated prizes to make this event a success. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to this year's incredible success! Thank you for our most successful Banquet so far! 

September Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their support in September! We greatly appreciate the incredible generosity of so many people. Thank you!

Jeanne Heckman Trust

Rick & Judith Lombard

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Cecil Ballou

Merrill Steel Complex Fabrication

Lola, Evie, and Tate Klug

Connie Dobbratz

Trudy & David DeSimons

Deirdre A. Dreger

Darlene Raunio

Nadine Appel

Women Connecting

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Mary Ann Gretenhardt

Richard & Lynn Brandner

Cynthia & Patrick Barten

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl

Network for Good


Beatrice LEbal

Sonnentag Foundation LTD

Peter & Shelley Mondeik

Justin Mondeik

Z's Fork Horners

Diana Berenz

Pamela Welch

Alyssa Hahn

Coleen Sukow

Tasha Wassink

Amy Hameister

Rita Yaeger

Stasia Carr



September Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in September! We greatly appreciate your support! 

Ranger by Hilda Ericksen

Bryce the dog by Jerry & Susan Zastrow

Judy & Dick Ashbrenner's 50th Anniversary by Patricia & Dale Zuelsdorff

Dorothy Bergh by Laurie Bergh & Family, Lorraine & Paul Smith, Scott & Rebecca Mackin, Judith Anger, Theresa Garcia Radloff, Nancy Wickens, Paul & Suellen Bergh 

Otis Humphrey by Ron & Malinda Burrow 

Emma Thorson by Scott & Renee Osness

Kris Smith by Church Mutual Employees

William E. Blemke by Cattle Rescue, Inc

John Koehler by Beverly Dietz

Morgan Escherich by Beverly Dietz

Diane Gulke by Mary Bauman 

Mary Ann Rehwinkel by Harriet Rehwinkel

Pilcher by Darla Sann, Ken & Tiffany Tupa, Nicole Lenhart, David Deates-Armon, Kathleen Deates, Caitlyn Bernhard, Sandra Winter



September Donation Boxes

Thanks to everyone who has supported LCHS by donating through our donation boxes! Your support is greatly appreciated! And a huge thank you to all of the businesses that host the boxes for us!

In September, we received $485.09 as a result of your donations!


Merrill Locations:

Merrill Vet Clinic

Merrill Golf Course

Merrill Gas Station (Hwy 107)


Wagner Shell

Eagle's Club


Lincoln Community Bank

First Street Coffee Station

Park City Credit Union

Customer One Coop

Holiday (Center Ave)

Pine Ridge Restaurant

Merrill Federal

Ace Hardware

Young's Pharmacy

County Market

Los Mescales

Tomahawk Locations:

Tomahawk Furniture & Gun

The Cheese Shoppe

Kracker Barrel

The Bridge Motel


River Valley Bank 

Park City Credit Union

Tomahawk Family Restaurant

Standard Mercantile

Hometown Feed Mill

Crossroads Mobile

Tomahawk Shell

Lincoln County Cycles

Great Lake Food

Cerny's Greenhouse

The Knot Haus

Wausau Locations:


Phillips 66

Marathon Town & Country 

Shell (Weston)

Cold weather and Kittens!

With the weather getting cooler, quicker than most of us would like, kittens become resourceful when it comes to keepng warm. This means cars especially engine bay areas, so the next time you're about to leave and have your car warmed up, tap the hood before you go the kittens will thank you!

October 10 Meeting Canceled

Tonight's board meeting at LCHS has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Banquet Prizes 10/9!

 We have even more awesome prizes coming in for our Annual Fall Banquet on October 13! Thanks to all of the businesses and volunteers that help make our Fall Banquet a success! 

August Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their support in August! We greatly appreciate the generosity of so many wonderful people.

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Darlene Raunio

Mary Jaax

Cecil Ballou

Midwest Dental

Hilda Bukovic

Olivia & Sophia Kiser 

Summer Gaedtke

Ellen Anderson

Richard Rossiter


Gigi Heinz (Be Well Yoga)

Gail Wogsland

Rosemarie McMillin

T.B. Scott Free Library

Robin Norton & Laura Wind-Norton

Joan Crawford

Town of Schley

Give With Liberty

Network for Good

Nadine Appel

David Smith Jr

Harrison Hills Charity Fund

Linda Krueger

Diana Berenz

Mike Vonya Ellsworth

Pamela Welch

Tasha Wassink

Amy Hameister

Jean & Lee Wuethrich in honor of Badger the dog 

Banquet Sponsors

We would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring our upcoing Fall Banquet on October 13! Without sponsors, our Fall Banquet would not exist. Thank you, sponsors, for contributing to our largest fundraiser of the year! 

Clabough & Associate of Merrill, Inc

Stifel Nicolaus


The Roc, LLC

Merrill Sheet Metal Works

Arnott Plumbing

Stewart Optical

Peaceful Pines Pet Memorials Inc

Merrill Manufacturing Corporation

Krueger Plumbing LLC

Taylor Insulation Company

Podeweltz Repair Service LLC

Scaffidi Truck Center

Premier Heating & Cooling

Fuzzy's Auto

Stik Um' Graphics Designs

 BRB Autobody 

Auto Jockey's LLC

Intercity State Bank

Tomahawk Live Trap LLC

Packaging Corporation of America

Surgical Associates, LLC

Breaman Merrill Ford

Finnegan Construction

Church Mutual Insurance Company

Waid Funeral Home

Tomhawk Community Bank

CoVantage Credit Union

Paw Health Network Inc

Intercity State Bank

Nicolet National Bank

Tomahawk Live Trap LLC

Eyecare Center of Wausau LLC

Schenck SC

Osswald Lawn Care & Maintenance

Mariann & Steve Hanig

Harmony Hills Pet Resort LLC

K-9 Elementary 

Julie Osness-Thorson

Knab Insurance Agency Inc

KB Body Shop

Les & Jim's Lincoln Lanes

Auto Jockey's LLC

Animal House Pet Care & Training

Mobile Warehouse LLC

Cloverbelt Credit Union

Prehn Dental Office LLC

E & H Automotive LLC

Massage by Marla

Canine Adventures, LLC

Greg's Gruett's Appliance LLC

Russell & Nancy Putnam

Park City Realty 


Banquet Prizes 9/25!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for donating prizes for our upcoming Fall Banquet on October 13! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Tomahawk's Touch of Gold - Crystal Spinner Silver Necklace (value $39)

Lions Lair Tattoo LLc - $40 gift certificate

Lee's Piggly Wiggly - $25 gift certificate

Thank you, August Animal Sponsors!

We would like to thank everyone who sponsored a shelter animal's adoption fee in August! We greatly appreciate your support! 


Lucy Lou & Crookshanks by Kati Gille

Sweets by Kris Ziegler

Zeus by Tona Hanrahan

Poco by Jacklyn Shen

Misty by Shawn & Stacy Hagenbucher

Rusty by Brittany Drake

Bailey & Misty by Jessie Nedi 

Stray Kitten by Brittany Olson

Drake & Ruby by Rogene Janik



Ruby by Jacob Leiterman

Hope by Patricia Brown

Gus by Jerry Szepanski


August Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in August! Your support helped to raise more than $1,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

Gene Weith by Susanne Chier

Diane Gulke by Joanne Drew

Dorothy Malm by Lori Leverenz, Gerald & Jacqueline Johnson 

Sylvia Lemon by Judy Elliott

Delores Heise by Debra Heise-Clark

Diane Hanke by Everett & JoAnn Rogers

Karin Kennedy by James & Judith Rau 

Bryce the dog by Hilda Bukovic, Peggy & Bob Bauman

Phillip Mattson by Don & Julane Schulist-Peterson, Russ & Sue Shrieber, Meredith Peterson

Sallee Krueger by Todd & Angelia Johnson, Ralph & Arlene Voigt, Wayne & Virginia & Christopher Voigt, Jason & Sandy Krueger 

Adopted Kitty by Stephanie Feldner

Ella Boucher Haugen by Eric Schram & Liz Friedenfels 

Banquet Donations!

We are incredibly grateful for all of the amazing donations coming in for Banquet Prizes! We would like to thank Nancy Putnam for donating the gift baskets, Breaman Merrill Ford for donating the gift cards & sponsoring the event, and Weinbrenner for donating a gift certificate for $250 Thorogood Footwear! We are also incredibly excited about the signed 2017 Packer Football! We hope to see you all at the Fall Banquet! 


Banquet Prizes!

 We have some awesome Fall Banquet prizes coming in! We hope to see you at Les & Jim's Lincoln Lanes on October 13! Tickets are on sale for $40/each and that includes dinner, a door prize, and entry into the main prize drawing! 

Thank you, Banquet Sponsors!


We would like to thank the following sponsors for donating prizes for our upcoming Fall Banquet on October 13th!


Fantastic Sam's

Holiday Gas Station

Iron Raven Tattoo

Thank you, Brad's Guide Service!

 We would like to thank Brad's Guide Service for donating a half-day guided fishing trip for two! This gift certificate will be used as a prize at our upcoming Fall Banquet on October 13!

For more information about Brad's Guide Service, check


Thank you, T.B. Scott Library!

 We would like to thank the staff of T.B. Scott Library for making LCHS the recipient of their recent "Jean Day!" The employees of the library raised $80 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! Thank you, T.B. Scott Library! 

Fall Rummage Sale Update!

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Fall Rummage Sale a success! We raised almost $1,100 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home!

Thank you, Tomahawk Furniture & Gun!

 We would like to thank Tomahawk Furniture and Gun for donating this amazing outdoor patio set for our upcoming Fall Banquet on October 13! We greatly appreciate the continued support of Tomahawk Furniture and Gun - in addition to sponsoring the Banquet, Tom & Dan act as our MCs for the evening! 



Kindness can come from the most unexpected places. Yesterday, a local resident was managing a controlled fire on his property. This resident openly admits he does not care for cats and feels there are far too many in the world. As the flames grew higher, a noise came from the burning debris - the meowing of tiny kittens. Suddenly, an adult cat from the area, escaping the heat and fire as she ran away, terrified with singed fur.

Realizing that there were kittens about to burn alive, this man who does not like cats, braved the heat and pulled these babies to safety. He placed the kittens in a field hoping the adult cat running from the area was the kitten's mother who would return for them. As time passed and the temperature dropped, it became clear the mother was too scared to return for her babies. Again, this individual who does not like cats, took the babies home, to keep them safe and warm until he could deliver them to LCHS the following morning. 

They arrived stinking of smoke with burned fur, eyes irritated from the smoke, and singed whiskers. They came with hungry bellies and rasping coughs. They came in need of love and care and we are ready to meet their needs however we can. We are happy to report the kittens are now in a foster home that is experienced with bottle feeding. They are already under the care of a veterinarian that will supervise their condition. They have already survived so much - being born outdoors where the elements, other animals, and male cats are a deadly, daily risk. Their mother faces her own daily struggles - finding enough food for herself and maintaining care of her tiny babies in a dangerous, outdoor environment. The kittens have survived a fire, thanks to the kindness of a man who was experienced enough to maneuver in the situation safely and prevent harm to himself and the kittens.

We are working with another resident in the same area to try to live-trap the mama kitty that escaped the flames. Keep this little family in your thoughts - mama and babies are going to need all the help they can get in the coming days. 

July Donors

The Lincoln County Humane Society would like to thank everyone who donated to support the animals in July! Your donations resulted in more than $5,000! Thank you!

Russell & Nancy Putnam

Church Mutual Insurance Company

Cecil Ballou

Nadine Appel

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl


Nikki & Joshua Sarkkinen

Network for Good

Ethan Wanie

Tim & Malinda Schade

Merrill Steel Complex Fabrication

Inshalla PM Ladies League 

Kristin VanDerGeest

Carol Vander Voort

Diana Berenz

Pamela Welch

Tasha Wassink

Amy Hameister

Michael Hy


July Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in July! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Emily Zemke by Arlene Yonke

Philip Mattson by Graham Architectural Products, John Loesel, Dennis Weber, Janet Schaefer

Dorothy Malm by Meredith Knoblock, Michelle & Jason Lorbiecki, Louis & Jean Cordova, William & Sue Dubnicka, John & Anne Cleary, Barb Okray, Marsha & Charlie Phelps 

Emma the cat by Faye Osness, Craig Osness, Patrick & Johanna Hoerstmann, Greg & Julie (Osness) Thorson

Arrow by William & Carol Wendorf

Tom & Linda Kufahl by Debbie & Robert Kufahl

Marlene Borelli by Dan & Deb Langren

Bob Gruling by Al & Judy Elliott

Mary Olivia Green (Rowe) by Gene Green

Diana Hanke by Susan Zimmerman




Thank you, Be Well Yoga!

 We would like to thank Gigi Heinz of Be Well Yoga for her recent fundraiser! Gigi's Yoga in the Garden class raised $160 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! Thank you, Gigi! 

Riversedge Catnip

 We are happy to announce our partnership with Riversedge Art Gallery and Gifts! Our cats love the catnip from there and its an awesome price for a good amount of catnip for your feline friend especially, when you come and get a buy one get one 1/2 off coupon from us! Thank you, we appreciate your support!