July Honorariums

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

Pat Callahan by Elaine Bergman, Donald & Joy Anne Arneson, Richard & Linda Dockstader, Mike & Kathy Peeters

Airabell Beyer by Joan & Brian Mais

Yvonne Mann by Marjorie Fromm 

Bernadine Frick by Gordy & Bonnie Wiesmann

Tina Kluckman by Mike & Kathy Peeters

Ruth Maluegge by Fred & Carol Pester 

Jesse Callahan by Jolene Callahan

Dorothy Plamann by Kim Travis

Prairie the Cat by Faye Osness; Julie Osness Thorson & Greg Thorson; Patrick, Johanna, & Ben Hoerstmann; Scott, Renee, Logan, Melissa Osness 

Ally, Fluffy, JR, DD, Peaches, MC by Richard & Darlene Bettin

Dale Kopetzky by Eugene Bondioli, Muriel Kopetzky

Dakota, Rigby, Marsha by Peggy & Bob Bauman

Nathan Knospe by Bryan & Laurie Stimers, Ruth Anne Fick

Nancy Nedden by Beverly Dietz, Robert & Karen Akey, Matthew Gaedtke & Kari White- Gaedtke, George & Helen Ackermann, Oscar & Kathleen Durkee, Susan Steivang, Lynda & John Nedden-Durst, Thomas & Nancy Kryshak,           Lois Drengler, Genevieve Pueschner 

Marjorie Tlusty by Maxine & Jay Tlusty

Eileen Coonen by Rick & Kerry Hass, David Wendt, Phyllis Coonen, Cynthia Storm 

Ashley's 11th Birthday by Jeremy & Dana Baalke 


Pat Callahan's Buddy & Tar Fund

 We would like to thank the family and friends of Pat Callahan who have recently donated in his memory. Pat created "The Buddy & Tar Fund" a special reserve account designated to help offset the cost of spaying/neutering shelter dogs by using the annual interest off the account. The recent donations in memory of Pat have amounted to almost $10,200. We are incredibly grateful for Pat's lifelong dedication to caring for homeless dogs.

Thank you, Mobile Warehouse!

We wouldlike to thank Mobile Warehouse, LLC for their support! Mobile Warehouse of Merrill has sponsored our upcoming Fall Banquet on October 14th for $100! Thank you, Mobile Warehouse, for your continued support! 

Thank you, Thorndale Kennels!

 We would like to thank Vickie of Thorndale Kennels for sponsoring our upcoming Fall Banquet on October 14th! Vickie has been a continued supporter of the shelter for many years and we are incredibly grateful! Thank you, Vickie! 

Thank you, Stephanie Kohli Art!

 We would like to thank the incredibly talented Stehanie Kohli for donating a photography session as a prize for our upcoming Fall Banquet on October 14th!

You can see more of Stephanie's work at

Thank you, Stephanie, for your continued support of our shelter pets! 

Paws for a Cause Raffle!

 Stop at LCHS to pick up your Paws for a Cause raffle tickets! All the proceeds benefit the animals calling LCHS their temporary home! 

Fresh Step Paw Points Program

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 the shelter their temporary home. In the past, our kitties have enjoyed toys, cat fountains, and cat nip. Thank you donors!


Debbie 7/31/17 200

Debbie 7/31/17 400

Billy 7/31/17 400

Anne 6/11/17 25

Peggy 6/11/17 25

Erin 6/11/17 25

Rhonda 6/6/17 25

Eva 6/4/17 100

Kristine 6/1/17 25

Kristine 6/1/17 200

Kristine 6/1/17 400

Melissa 4/21/17 1000

Rebecca 4/21/17 250

Beth 3/29/17 500

Randalyn 2/16/17 400



Due to the large amount of cats and kittens at the shelter, LCHS is in desperate need of a few volunteers to help us with morning cleaning. Because of the large amount of animals, we request any morning volunteers are at least 18 years old. 

The hours would be 8am-11am but the full three hour shift would not be necessary, even an hour would be helpful! The duties would include washing dishes, sweeping & mopping, and washing litter pans. 

If you are able to help us, please give us a call at 715-536-3459 to set a time to come in. Thank you! 


June Donors

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


Julia & Ian Skaar

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Cecil Ballou

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl

Elizabeth Vehlow

Nancy Wilde & Emily Pfingsten

Sal & Michael Thayer

Jim Daenicke

Nadine Appel

Chloe & Maria Malinowski

Frederick Schepp

Brenda Radtke

Dona Jahn

Melissa & Jourdyn Dietzler

Dona Leitzke

Stephanie Schepp

Church Mutual Employee Assocation


The Benevity Community Impact Fund 

Pamela Welch

Tasha Wassink

Tricia Mass

Beth Caylor Benjamin Jones

Rose Mizerek 

Thank you, Aqua Finance!

 We would like to thank Aqua Finance for being the first Platinum Sponsor of our 2017 Fall Banquet that will be held on 10/14/17! Some of the employees of Aqua Finance participated in "Casual for a Cause" and raised $1,000 that will be used to sponsor the Annual Banquet. Thank you, Aqua Finance! 

June Aluminum Can Donations

Thanks to everyone who donated aluminum cans in June! Your support resulted in $1,080.50 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!


June Honorarium Donations

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

Nathan Knospe by Janet Beyer Thums

Yvonne Mann by Richard & Rebecca Flatau

Pat Callahan by David & Tammy Oestreich, Janet Kleinschmidt, Jolene Callahan 

Dale Knetter by Mark & Laurie Peterson 

Marilyn Lemon by Linda Henrichs

John Graf by Steve & Kristine Peeters

Nick Seis by The Family of Arnine Seis

Jenny Wimmer by Marlene Graap

Virginia Gosch by Neal & Beverly Aschebrock, Jeffrey & Janet Gosch

Carmella by Catherine Lemay-Brown & Richard Brown

Rusky the Husky by Peggy & Bob Bauman

Dr. Dale Larson by Mariann & Steve Hanig

Missy Oestreich by Kristine Smith

Maple the Cat by Marilyn & Walter Schmidt

Dale Kopetzky by Mariann & Steve Hanig

Venus Ramsey by Mark Houck



Thank you, Bierman Family Aquatic Center!

 We would like to thank the Bierman Family Aquatic Center of Merrill for hosting their recent "Christmas in July" donation drive for LCHS! Every person that visited the Bierman Family Aquatic Center for "Christmas in July" and donated an item for LCHS received a free popsicle or $1 off the entry to the aquatic center. We received a tonof great donations as a result of this event!

Pictured: Tiffany of LCHS with Elizabeth Smith, manager of the Bierman Family Aquatic Center 

Christmas in July Aquatic Center Food Drive

 On Friday July 14 from 12pm-5pm, the Bierman Family Aquatic Center will be hosting Christmas in July! There will be Christmas music, cookies, games, and a visit from Santa! If you bring a donation for the Lincoln County Humane Society, you will receive $1 off your day pass! 

Thank you, Friends Ride With Friends!

 With the help of Friends Ride With Friends group, PREZNMEN sponsored a third dog! The adoption sponsor donation was made by Burd, Stosch, V-Rod Lenny, and Chris! FRWF believes every dog should have a family and every kid should have a dog! This year, Poppy, an American Eskimo mix, was the lucky pup to be sponsored!

Correct Business Hours

LCHS HOURS - We are working on a technical error that has caused a google search to show our open hours incorrectly. Our business hours are:

12pm-5pm Monday - Friday

12pm-4pm Saturday

12pm-2pm Sunday

We will also be closed for the 4th. Thank you! We apologize for any inconvenience.

Firework Safety for Pets

Some quick tips to keep your pets safe during the fireworks -


1. Keep pets at home during the firework shows. Make sure windows and doors are secure

2. Keep curtains closed, ceiling fans running, and the tv on to help distract your pet during the fireworks

3. Make sure your pet has a well-fitting collar with a current identification tag

4. Try a pheromone based plug-in like Canine Calm or Feliway to help your pets

5. Try to walk your dog earlier in the day to reduce stress

6. Leave new toys or special treats for your pet as a distraction during the fireworks

7. Check out "thundershirts" or discuss a prescription medication with your pet's veterinarian 

Firework Safety for Pets

Thank you, May Donors!

We would like to thank the following donors who supported LCHS in May! We are incredibly grateful! 

Marianne & Lawrence Ekdahl

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Roger Martens

Kate Goodrich Elementary

Cody & Shannon Weber

Mike & Jayne Thiel


Cari Sauter

Kyrie Tucker

Mary Leyk

A T & T

Laureate Alpha Delta - Beta Sigma Phi

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Nadine Appel

Vickie VonSeggern

Pamela Welch

Renette Casey

Tasha Wassink

Rose Mizerek


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, The Zuelsdorff Family, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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