You've already heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but did you know today is a new day in the holiday season? A day to give back... It's being called Giving Tuesday!
If you are an animal lover, we ask you to support the 1,000+ animals that come through LCHS every year. You can donate money through our paypal link and if that's not an option, we are always looking for volunteers during our open hours to walk the dogs and play with the cats! Socializing a shelter pet helps to ease their kennel related stress or depression and makes you feel great that you helped a creature in need!
If you haven't volunteered before or you only have a few dollars to donate, please don't hesitate! If we all work together, amazing things will happen!
Thank you to all our Paypal donors in November! Our November donors are:
Kent Rinne, Cecil Ballou & Jane Livingston, Jeannine Smith, Jim Daenicke, Billy Baptist, Mary Carbine, Pamela Welch, Vickie Vonseggern, Trina Delaskey, Beth Revello, and Amy Jo Chick.
Mike Ellsworth and Joan Benore also donated in memory of Wally Latzig.
Thank you all for your support!
Can you believe the LCHS building fund is at $94,563.56?! We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to and supported our dream.
Our goal is to pass $100,000 before the New Year. Can you help us? It's only $5,436.44 so if each of us donates a little, we can easily make this happen! Let's keep working together to get a better building for the animals that need us!
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.
A local Scentsy salesperson is generously donating 100% of her commission for November to LCHS! All you have to do is order through the website:
If you have any questions, please email Veronica at firstname.lastname@example.org. The special ends November 30th!
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our building fund in September! Your contributions added more than $2,000 to our existing fund! Thank you so much for your support!
Wisconsin Association of Municipal Court Clerks (Mosinee)
David & Mary Brand
Northwoods United Way
We are running low on a few items here at the shelter and any help would be very much appreciated!
13 gallon garbage bags
Thank you to anyone who can help us out!!
We would like to remind everyone that our open hours are 12pm-5pm Monday-Friday, 12pm-4pm Saturday, and 12pm-2pm Sunday. Before and after those hours, we may have staff at the shelter but we are trying to care for the animals and finish other necessities. Please be courteous of our staff and respect these hours.
We are only taking surrendered (animals that have an owner) by appointment. Without an appointment set in advance, we may need to refuse to accept the animal. Call us at 715-536-3459 with any questions.
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LCHS will assist with transfer of wildlife and birds to appropriate facilities but we cannot provide care ourselves. If you have a wildlife or bird concern, please contact Northwoods Wildlife Center at 715-356-7400 or the Raptor Education Group at 715-623-4015 for information and advice.
Thank you, Boy Scout Troop 599 for your generous donation to LCHS! Troop 599 donated the proceeds of their project, The Haunted Sawmill, to help care for the animals at the shelter. Troop 599 also helped to build dog houses for the shelter dogs and plans to make more later this year!
Since spring is finally 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: http://northwoodswildlifecenter.org/
LCHS often has barn kitties available for appropriate barn homes. Barn kitties may be friendly but have issues that make them unable to live in indoor homes (declawed cats will not be sent as barn kitties) or may be shy and nervous around people. All kitties sent into barn homes will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated for rabies (if old enough), vaccinated for distemper, and given preventative treatment for ear mites or worms. There is no fee to adopt a barn kitty but barn homes must provide food and water for the cats every day and offer an indoor shelter for cats to escape the elements.
If you would like to adopt a barn kitty, please call us at 715-536-3459 or email email@example.com. If we do not have a barn kitty at the time you contact us, we can put you on a waiting list for future barn kitties.
Lincoln County Humane Society is now registered with two of the Web's most well-known sites: GoodSearch/GoodShop, and iGive.com! Now it's as easy as searching the Internet and shopping online to help the LCHS, and the best part is, it doesn't cost you a thing! Check out our "Fun Ways to Help" page for more details!
We now have an official Facebook page! If you are on Facebook, please click here and become a FAN! Facebook will allows us to reach you in a more timely manner with any important announcements or news. It's a great way to keep in touch with what's happening at the Lincoln County Humane Society!