Thanks to everyone who helped Ned!
May 17, 2013
LCHS would like to thank everyone that helped to catch the dog that was running near the Beacon Bar for over a month! He is safely at the shelter, eating high-protein food to help him gain weight, and having a blast playing with toys and getting to know our staff. He's very friendly and has been named "Ned" by our staff. Thank you all for your help!
Thank you, Boy Scout Troop 599!
May 16, 2013
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!
Thank you, Plaid Button Consignment!
May 15, 2013
LCHS would like to thank Plaid Button Consignment of Merrill for generously donating $10 from each prom dress sold to the Lincoln County Humane Society! We greatly appreciate your generosity! Stop by Plaid Button today to see lots of great items for sale. You can call them at 715-370-1218 for more information.
Watch for Rusty tonight on WAOW Channel 9!
May 15, 2013
Watch for Rusty tonight on WAOW Channel 9 with Melissa Langbehn! This sweet guy is looking for a forever family. He gets along great with everyone and is very friendly.
Thank you, Paypal Donors!
May 14, 2013
Thanks to everyone who donated to LCHS through our paypal account from 3/11 - 5/13. Many donations were specifically for Ginger's surgery and we are happy to report that her new mom says that Ginger is doing great in her forever home! We appreciate all of your support!
Amy Jo Chick
Dichroic Glass by Laurie K
Cecil Ballou & Jane Livingston
Candle N' Scrapbooking 4 U
Pennies 4 Paws
Joseph Vera Martinez
Benefit for LCHS & Haven this Friday!
May 14, 2013
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Thanks for a successful rummage sale!
May 13, 2013
Thanks to everyone who made our Annual Rummage Sale a success! We appreciate all the wonderful donations, our incredible volunteers, our staff, and all the support that made our event a success! The shelter made more than $3,000 from this year's sale! Thank you all!
$1 from each purchase of Dog Island goes to LCHS!
May 12, 2013
A dollar from each book sold will go to LCHS! Contact us to get more info about purchasing a copy!
Thank you to our April Building Fund Donors!
May 11, 2013
LCHS would like to thank our the following donors for supporting our building fund in April! Your donations raised almost $3,000 for the new building!
Thank you, School District of Tomahawk, James Blair, Barbara & Danny Nordall, and Mark & Barbara Crapster-Pregont!
April Honorarium & Memorials
May 10, 2013
Thanks to everyone who donated in honor or memory of a loved one in April. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Dennis Guenther by Susan Briggs, Michael & Veronica Giese, Wendolyn Lambrecht, James & Amanda Pankratz, Jane Kleinschmidt, Todd & Kristin Rueth
Richard Tlusty by M. Sharon Harvey
James Belant by Jay & Polly Koebe
Signa Lambrecht by Jeffrey & Susan Podeweltz
Steve Fritz by Karla & Donald Kimlicka Jr.
Mazie Kallas by Barbara & Christine Hanson
Lisa Heise by Pine Crest Nursing Home, Michelle & Richard Odegard, James & Irene Wedemeyer
Jameson Asher by Larry & Colleen Woller
Rummage Sale Item Donation Today until 7pm!
May 10, 2013
Volunteers will be at the Merrill Armory today until 7pm to collect items for the shelter's rummage sale tomorrow! The Armory is located right next to the shelter in Merrill. Large item donations can be driven around the back side of the Armory where volunteers will help unload.
We are unable to accept clothing, tires, paint, etc. Please call the shelter at (715) 536-3459 with any questions.
May 08, 2013
PLEASE HELP! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are looking for people to help us on Saturday from 7am-3pm with our Rummage Sale at the Armory.
Volunteers can help for shorter shifts and at any times they are available. Volunteers will be assisting customers with sales and loading boxes of items. Call Trina at 715-612-2461 if you can help!
Thank you for a successful Walk-a-thon!
May 06, 2013
Merrill On The Move Walk-a-Thon was held last Saturday as a fundraiser for LCHS and a way to encourage people to walk with their dogs. We would like to thank everyone who participated; we had a great turnout and made almost $3,000! We would also like to thank our sponsors: Merrill Aspirus Clinic, Merrill Federal & Merrill Federal Employees, Allied Health - Silverman Chiropractic, Curves for Women, Lincoln Lanes, Clabough & Associates, Family Chiropractic, and Merrill Karate Club!
Looking for foster homes/ adopters for puppies!
May 04, 2013
We have 4 cute little lab mix girls here at the shelter that are looking to find their new homes! We are looking for foster or foster to adopt homes for them! They are about 12 weeks old and you can see them on the puppy section on the website! Please call the shelter if you are interested!
Help Diesel find his way home!
May 03, 2013
Can you help me find my way home? My tag says my name is Diesel and I live on Lake Road but I was found on Division Street in Merrill as a stray this morning. My mom's phone numbers aren't working so I'm waiting at the shelter for her to find me. I'm a very, friendly loving guy. Please help me find my family!
May 02, 2013
We are looking for volunteers that would like to visit Pine Crest residents on a weekly basis with a friendly cat & dog. Volunteers will be responsible for maintaining resident and animal safety during the visits and will be given information about which individuals prefer to see the animals. Please contact Trina for more info on volunteering (715) 612-2461. Thank you, Pine Crest, for inviting LCHS to visit today! Tyson, the kitty, was absolutely wonderful as a feline ambassador and would like everyone to know he is still available for adoption!
Watch for Joey & Shelby on Channel 9 tonight!
May 01, 2013
Watch for Joey & Shelby tonight on WAOW with Melissa Langbehn! These cuties are available for adoption at Petsmart in Rib Mt, stop by Petsmart to visit them and lots of other adoptable kitties in the month of May!
April 30, 2013
LCHS still has openings available for female and male dogs and male or female cats on our next Spay Me transport! It will be May 13th but you must have your form and payment turned in by the May 9th.
LCHS works with the Spay Me! Clinic in Sun Prairie twice a month for reduced cost spays and neuters. We are happy to offer these services to the general public! The fee for a dog spay (rabies vaccine included for free) is $110, a dog neuter is $100 (rabies vaccine included for free), $65 for cats with the spay or neuter (rabies vaccine included for free).
If you are a resident of Lincoln County, thanks to the Petsmart Charities Grant, your cat can be spayed or neutered for just $5! Your forms and payment need to be turned in to reserve your spot for a transport trip. We must have a working phone number to contact you, the vet of Spay Me! will call to discuss the surgery with you and if you cannot be reached, the surgery will not be done.
Please call us at (715) 536-3459 for more information or stop by 12pm - 5pm Monday through Friday or 12pm - 4pm on Saturdays. You can email, fax, or mail your form. Forms can be found in the Document - Miscellaneous section of our website.
April 27, 2013
Congrats to our sweet Ginger who was finally able to go home with her new family today! Ginger came to LCHS with an old injury that required surgery in order to prevent her from living in pain for the rest of her life.
Thankfully, many donors, including Pennies-4-Paws, came through for Ginger and her surgery was a great success! Ginger is going to her new home today and her family is so excited!
Thanks to everyone who helped Ginger!
Thank you, Areianna Schantner!
April 26, 2013
Thank you, Areianna Schantner! This wonderful little girl decided to ask for donations to the Lincoln County Humane Society instead of gifts for her 6th birthday! Areianna brought more than 10 bags of treats, toys, food, and cleaning supplies for LCHS. Thank you, Areianna!
Help our shelter pets!
April 26, 2013
Watch for Brewster on WAOW Channel 9 tonight!
April 24, 2013
Watch for our sweet boy, Brewster, on WAOW tonight with Melissa Langbehn! This wonderful dog will make a great companion for any family!
Items needed for Rummage Sale!
April 22, 2013
Have you started spring cleaning? If you haven't, you should so you can donate any of your unwanted household items to the LCHS Rummage Sale! Drop off for donations will be May 10th from 8am-7pm at the Merrill Armory. We unfortunately cannot accept clothes, tires, paint, or electronics. All donations are tax deductible!
Contact Northwoods Wildlife Center for Wildlife Advice
April 17, 2013
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/
Thank you, Steve & Mad-Eye!
April 15, 2013
We would like to thank one of our wonderful volunteer handymen, Steve, for all his work and patience with our dryer this weekend! We greatly appreciate your help!
Mad-Eye Moody was very happy to help Steve with all the repairs and is hoping his new experience as an assistant might help him find a forever family!
LCHS Rummage Sale!
April 12, 2013
Join us for the Annual Rummage Sale on May 11th from 7am-3pm!
We will be at the Merrill Armory on the 10th from 8am-7pm for item donation. We are unable to accept clothes, shoes, tires, paint, electronics, or exercise equipment.
Volunteers are needed on donation day and the day of the sale so if you are interested in helping, please contact Trina at 715-612-2461.
Watch for Bear tonight on WAOW Channel 9!
April 10, 2013
Watch for Bear tonight on WAOW with Melissa Langbehn! This super sweet guy is still looking for a forever family.
April 08, 2013
Thank you to everyone who donated in memory of a loved one in March! We greatly appreciate your support!
Lisa Heise by Matthew & Allison Fitzgerald
Signa Lambrecht by Dan W. Rajek DDS, Elaine Drew, Karen & Robert Akey, Robert & Corliss Jensen, Lydia Bauman, Margo Pophal, Phillip & Phyllis Sheil, Linda Semling Peterson, Pauline Coss, Annette & Kurt Nierode, Margaret & Thomas Sharp, Nancy Folkedahl, James & Karen Schooley, Bonnelle Millenbah, Dawn & Eugene Dunk, Virginia Drew, Julie Coss
Robert Borland by Wisconsin Medical Society, Shirley Borland, Raymond & Marilyn Kirschoffer, Alisa Allen, Lyle & Jonie Paye, Ellen & Russell Rohrdanz, Timothy & Cathy Maheffey, Shawna & Emil Bertalot, Anita Simes, Mary Borland, The Becker Family
Gus the Dog by Peggy & Bob Bauman
Max by Becky & Peter Meyer
Sweet Pea the Cat by Scott & Renee Osness
Bunson the Cat by Jeff & Rogene Janik
Goldie Schlender by the Merrill High School’s Sunshine Fund
March Building Fund Donors!
April 05, 2013
Thank you to everyone who donated in March to our new building fund! Your donations have provided almost $6,000 toward the new building! We are so grateful for your support!
Mary Lagerbloom, Annette Roman, Keith Allen Osness, Steve Garbacz, Angie Johnson, and Mark & Elizabeth Smith!
Thanks for donating aluminum cans!
April 04, 2013
Thanks to everyone who donated aluminum cans in March! You helped the shelter to make almost $50!
Watch for Poppy & Zephyr tonight on WAOW Channel 9!
April 03, 2013
Watch for Zephyr and Poppy tonight on WAOW Channel 9 with Melissa Langbehn! Thanks to the March Madness Raffle, kitties are currently only $35 to adopt and most dogs at the shelter are only $80! Thank you, Debbie and Marlene!
Please help Ginger!
April 02, 2013
Ginger is an incredibly sweet kitten that LCHS took in from a very high-kill shelter. She loves to "talk" and will follow people around "talking" to them (she gets louder if she's ignored). She loves attention and purrs right away when you pet her.
After Ginger was taken from the shelter where she would have likely been put to sleep, her limp on her hind leg became more pronounced. The vet evaluated her leg and determined that Ginger's femur is broken at the neck and is... loose in her pelvis.
The surgery she will need is called a Femoral Head Ostectomy and with it, she will be able to live a long and happy life.
The surgery will cost at least $500 and every donation will help us to make sure this sweet girl gets the second chance she truly deserves! Please consider donating to help Ginger, even $5 will help her!
Thank you, Kade Wenninger!
April 01, 2013
Thank you, Kade Wenninger! This generous young man used his allowance money to purchase food for the animals calling LCHS their temporary home. Kade is 10 years old and loves animals. Thank you, Kade!
LCHS Closed 3/30/13 and 3/31/13
March 28, 2013
LCHS will be closed on Saturday March 30th and Sunday March 31st. We will resume normal business hours on Monday the 1st.
Rabies Clinic at LCHS on Monday!
March 22, 2013
LCHS will be hosting a rabies clinic from 3pm-6pm on Monday March 25th. It is $20 per vaccine. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Other vaccinations and microchips are available for additional fees. 2013 Lincoln County dog licenses will also be available. The charge is $10 for a spayed/neutered dog and $30 for an unaltered dog. Dog license prices will increase after March 31st.
2013 Dog Licenses
March 20, 2013
Just a heads up... If you have received a letter about dog licenses and have already purchased for 2013 then please disregard the letter.
March 17, 2013
Our FurBall raised more than $3,000 for the homeless pets calling LCHS their temporary home! We would like to thank everyone involved for all of your hard work and all those who bought tickets and attended a fun-filled night! Thank you!
Our 5 cash prize winners are:
We would like to thank Angie, Ellen, and Kathy for donating their cash prize back to the shelter! Your incredible generosity is greatly appreciated!
See you at The Furball tonight!
March 16, 2013
Join us tonight at Ed & Sharon's for the 1st Fur Ball to benefit LCHS! A $10 ticket will enter you into the Fur Ball Raffle (need not be present to win) and/or will give you entry to the event!
The Rock Island Band will play from 7pm-11pm. There will be lots of games, raffles, and more. Call 715-536-3429 with any questions.
Watch for Tripp on WAOW Channel 9!
March 13, 2013
Watch for Tripp on WAOW Channel 9 tonight! This sweet dog will make a great addition to any family. Tripp's adoption fee is only $80 for this week since he's the featured LCHS Pet of the Week with Melissa Langbehn!
Merrill On The Move - Dog Walk-A-Thon
March 08, 2013
The Lincoln County Humane Society is proud to team up with "MERRILL ON THE MOVE" Dog-Walk-A-Thon. The community event will be held on Saturday May 4th, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds starting at 10:00am, rain or shine. The entry fee is $5.00 and all the proceeds will benefit the Lincoln County Humane Society.
Studies show exercise programs are more successful if you have a partner, what a better partner to walk with than a dog! They never have any excuses, they are always happy and eager to go.
Children love animals and this is a great way for the kids to be part of a community event involving animals and developing an exercise routine that can last them a life time.
Ask your friends and family to support your efforts by having them sponsor you on the pledge sheet located on the back. Any amount is appreciated!
All participants will receive a dog related gift and a free coupon for bowling.
We'd like to thank our sponsors for making the "Merrill on the Move" possible.
Gold Sponsors: MERRILL ASPIRUS CLINIC, MERRILL FEDERAL AND THE EMPLOYEES
Silver Sponsors: ALLIED HEALTH, SILVERMAN CHIROPRACTIC, CURVES FOR WOMEN, LINCOLN LANES, CLABOUGH & ASSOCIATES OF MERRILL
Bronze Sponsors: FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC, MERRILL KARATE
REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE UNDER THE DOCUMENTS - MISCELLANEOUS SECTION
Watch for Otis on WAOW Channel 9!
March 06, 2013
Watch for Otis on WAOW Channel 9 tonight! Otis is super sweet but does need a family that will be patient and help him adjust to a new home. Otis loves to be held and will be a playful addition to any family.
Thank you, Washington School Students & Staff!
March 05, 2013
This is Mrs. Andreska’s class from Washington Elementary School in Merrill. They did a lollipop sale and donation drive on Valentine’s Day for the Lincoln County Humane Society. The lollipop sale made more than $200 and the class received many donations of food and treats for the shelter animals. Thank you, Washington School students & staff for all of your support! Pictured are: Jose Garcia, Sophia Schroeder, Abby Bucknell, Katie O’Malley, Sady Plisch, Allison Schdegel, and Mrs. Andreska.
Thank you, Paypal Donors!
March 04, 2013
Thanks to Amy Jo Chick, Cecil Ballou, Jane Livingston-Ballou, and Pamela Welch for donating to LCHS through our Paypal account! Your donations amounted to almost $200!
February Building Fund Donors
March 03, 2013
Thank you to Jeanne H., Sally C., Mariann & Steve H., and Lori W. who donated in February to our bulding fund! Your donations amounted to more than $1,600 towards our new shelter! Thank you so much.
February Memorials & Honorariums
March 02, 2013
Thank you to everyone who donated in honor or memory of a loved one in February! Your donations amounted to almost $700. Thank you!
Sweet Pea & Jake by Julie Osness-Thorson
Robert F. Schmidt by Evelyn Bushor
Robert Borland by Scott & Lori Eggebrecht, Kenneth & Joyce Groshek
Agnes Hockett by Roxane & Dennis Pike
Emily Streich by Debbie Alvin & Brenda Zettler
Joanne Gruetzmacher by William & Kathleen Wulf
Russ Sukow by Mariann & Steve Hanig
Lorraine Kortbeing by Dawn & Victor Soczka
Virginia Paradise by Dawn & Victor Soczka
Sandy & Charlie by Ursel Ayasse
Jameson Asher by Liz Friedenfels
Tom Wamser by Janet Fechner
Thank you, Jeanne & Baby!
March 01, 2013
Baby & her mom, Jeanne, heard that the dog kennels at LCHS were no longer considered up to code because of the state puppy mill law. They knew LCHS has decided to renovate the old kennels to make the shelter environment healthier and safer for the dogs calling it their temporary home. So Baby & Jeanne donated $1,000 to help with the new building! Thank you, Jeanne & Baby, for your continued support!
LCHS received almost $6,000 for donation boxes in 2012!
February 27, 2013
The Lincoln County Humane Society is incredibly grateful for all of the support from our community. Various businesses throughout Merrill, Wausau, and Tomahawk kindly host “Donation Boxes” on their counters so customers can donate to the shelter. In 2012, we received almost $6,000 from the various locations! We are so grateful to the businesses that support us and just wanted to tell them, “Thanks!”
MERRILL LOCATIONS: Highway 51 Truckstop, Pier 2 Cenex, Merrill Gas Station, Cenex Pine Ridge, Cenex, Merrill Shell Gas Station, SSG Holiday, Eagles Club, Champs, Murphy’s Mini Mart, Chips, Citgo, Lincoln Community Bank, First Street Coffee House, County Market, Park City Credit Union, Pine Ridge Family Restaurant, Associated Bank, Kwik Trip, Pine Ridge Mobil, Customer One Coop, Blooming Wishes, The Pizza Shop
WAUSAU LOCATIONS: Phillips 66, Katzenbarkers, Again and Again Resale Shop
TOMAHAWK LOCATIONS: Kracker Barrel, The Junction Restaurant, Nokomis Motel, Charlie’s Self Service, R&J Body Shop, Tomahawk Ben Franklin, Holiday Station Store, Pop’s Feed & Garden Center, Tomahawk Family Restaurant, Tomahawk Warehouse Liquor, Great Lakes Food, Cerney’s Greenhouse, The Cheese Shop
Way to go, First Street Coffee Station!
February 25, 2013
LCHS would like to thank all of the businesses that have again contributed to make our Annual Paws for a Cause Campaign a success! First Street Coffee Station took first place as the business that sold the most "paws" throughout this season! Pictured (from left to right): Liz Friedenfels - LCHS, Stephanie Swan and Shana Sholund - First Street Coffee Station. Thanks again to all the supportive businesses that helped this year:
RIVER VALLEY STATE BANK (17TH AVE WAUSAU)
51 TRUCK STOP
FIRST STREET COFFEE HOUSE
BLOOMS ON MAIN
S & S BAR
SHELL GAS STATION( HOSPITAL)
THE GIN MILL
POP'S FEED STORE
THE WELLNESS CENTER
CITGO (ACROSS FROM COURTHOUSE)
MURPHY'S MINI MART
CITGO (BY CHAMPS)
Thank you, Billy Bob's!
February 22, 2013
Billy Bob’s hosted a meat raffle through January & February to benefit LCHS. LCHS received more than $1,100 from two fun meat raffle events! LCHS also brought shelter dogs to visit and one lucky dog named Frankie found his forever family there! We also had two individuals give $300 in donations. Stop by Billy Bob’s at 12025 County L in Tomahawk for great food and lots of fun or call them at 715-453-4984 with any questions. Thank you Billy Bob’s for your support!
Pictured are (left to right) Jacque Comeau – Manager at Billy Bob’s, Jeni Hinz – LCHS Board of Directors Secretary, Bill & Debbie Eastwood – Owners of Billy Bob’s.
Thank you, Again & Again Consignment!
February 20, 2013
Thank you, Again & Again Resale of Wausau for your continued support of the shelter! Again & Again is currently selling new dog toys with the entire proceeds going to benefit LCHS. Stop by their store located at 630 N. 3rd St in Wausau to support the shelter and get some adorable toys today! Call Jody at 715-203-0599 for more info!