Dear Members and Friends:
It’s that time of year again. Time for us to kick off the 2013 membership drive. Great things are on the horizon for Lincoln County Humane Society, including beginning a capital campaign for a new shelter. While a new shelter is of the utmost concern right now, we continue to deal with the day to day needs of the animals that come through the shelter.
Every year, the LCHS cares for thousands of lost, injured, and discarded animals. Without the support of our friends and neighbors we would not be able to continue our mission. Membership support has always been a vital element of our organization and is more important than ever. In 2012, our shelter assisted well over 1000 animals of all kinds. The need for animal services in our area never stops. This, along with new legislation, is helping us better see our vision for the future.
Your membership will directly support not only the day to day care of animals in our shelter, but also our mission to help all animals in need. Often times the animals we encounter have been critically injured and require emergency medical attention.
And in case you’re wondering, here’s a few ways your membership helps:
Cat/dog distemper combo vaccine - $10
Cat snap test - $20
Cat spay - $50
Cat neuter - $35
Dog spay - $100
Dog neuter - $75
Ear mite treatment - $15
De-wormer medicine - $8
Re-usable live trap to trap, neuter and relocate wild cats as barn cats - $85
Emergency vet care for injured animals - $???
A means to meet ever-increasing costs of food, water, routine medical care and utilities.
A safe and secure shelter for all of our animals.
Lincoln County Humane Society 200 North Memorial Drive, Merrill, WI 54452 (715) 536-3459 ▪ www.furrypets.com Email:Manager@furrypets.com
A personalized Certificate of Membership
Quarterly newsletters, keeping you informed of our progress and how your participation helps achieve our goals
The ability to vote at the annual Board of Directors meeting held in February
An engraved name plate placed in the shelter lobby (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum members only)
The satisfaction of knowing that by becoming a member, you are part of the solution.
To receive the benefits of membership, a minimum donation of $25 is required, but any amount is greatly appreciated.
Memberships are valid for one year and expire each year in February.
By becoming a member you are helping to create a solid base of support for the Humane Society. Donations of supporting members allow us to concentrate our efforts on caring for the animals and finding them permanent homes.
For more information about the Humane Society visit us on the web at www.furrypets.com. Also see our regular Foto news article "Paws for Thought" and the "Pet of the Week" ads in the Foto news and the Merrill Courier.
Please spread the word and encourage your friends and family to help support the homeless and less fortunate animals of Lincoln County by joining the membership program today.
Thank you for your support!
Bylaws- revised February 2011
Cat Adoption Application
Dog Adoption Application
Dog Seller and Dog Facility Operator License
This is a copy of our annual license through the state that shows we are able to adopt out dogs and have passed state inspection.
LCHS Adoption Procedure
Here is our adoption procedure. This document outlines the basic steps involved in adopting an animal from us. We are comitted to fighting the epidemic of pet overpopulation by insisting every animal be spayed or neutered, either by us (in some cases) or by the prospective adopter.
LCHS Animal Surrender Procedure
We understand that there are some times in life when pet owners are forced to give up their animals. While there are other options, sometimes surrendering an animal to the shelter is the only option available. Please read about our animal surrender policy and procedure.
LCHS Euthanasia Policy
This is the Lincoln County Humane Society Euthanasia policy. The Board of Directors felt it important to put this document out there for people to download and understand our mission, which is to "strive to be a no-kill facility." We hope that this document will help increase understanding of what our organization is trying to accomplish.
LCHS Pet Sponsorship Program
This document describes an exciting new program, designed to help our supporters gain maximum visibility. It's also a program that provides a way for people who can't adopt, but want to help nonetheless.
LCHS Redemption Policy
This is our redemption policy, updated recently in 2012. It explains the requirements of the State of WI statue #173.23, which you must comply with in order for us to relinquish your pet back to you.