Upcoming Events

Dog License Sales

Dog license sales will still occur while LCHS is closed to the public. You must mail a copy of the rabies certificate, payment and information for the dog license to:


310 N. Memorial Drive

Merrill WI 54452

You can purchase a dog license through your municipality (see the contact list below). We do not have any information regarding the State of Wisconsin's decision to extend the dog license sales. As far as we know, March 31 is still the last day to purchase a license at the normal rate - $10 for altered dogs, $30 for unaltered dogs.

Municipality Contact Info:

Town of Birch: Marlene Fox 715-218-0391

Town of Bradley: Phyllis Evans 715-453-3326

Town of Corning: Katie Giese 715-351-0918

Town of Harding: Carrie Hintz 715-536-8901

Town of Harrison: Matt Boyle 715-551-6016

Town of King: Julie ALlen 715-453-8578

Town of Merrill: Kay Tautges 715-536-4383

Town of Pine River: Donna Opper 715-432-7421

Town of Rock Falls: Cindy Frisch 715-536-3947

Town of Russell: Susan Fisher 715-351-0028

Town of Schley: Susan Podeweltz 715-536-3756

Town of Scott: Ann Krueger 715-539-8355

Town of Skanawan: Jean Zoellner 715-966-6419

Town of Somo: Jody Isaacson 715-564-3239

Town of Tomahawk: Loretta Wanta 715-453-8836

Town of Wilson: Laurie Peterson 715-453-8465

City of Tomahawk: City Treasurer: 715-453-4040

City of Merrill: City Treasurer: 715-536-5594


Walk (Run) for Whiskers 5K

Join us Saturday May 9, 2020 for our Third Annual Walk 4 Whiskers 5K Event!

The walk/run will take place at The Riverbend Trail in Merrill (Park Street entrance). Registration will be held from 9am-11am. Lunch will be provided at the Agra Pavilion on the Riverbend Trail from 11am-12pm.

The 5K will be $15 per person and $10 for children 10 and under. If you are planning to join us for lunch and would like to receive a door prize, you must pay and pre-register by April 30, 2020.

If you are only entering the walk, you do not need to pre-register.

Water will be provided at the walk. There will also be some great door prizes and raffles! There may be shelter dogs available to walk but everyone is welcome to bring their own dogs as well. 

Culver's of Merrill Fundraiser 5/28/20

 Join us at Culver's on Thursday May 28th to support the animals of the Lincoln County Humane Society!

A portion of the day's sales will be donated to LCHS! There will also be a bake sale with lots of delicious items! 

Where: Culver's of Merrill - 3349 E. Main St

When: May 28 10am-10pm

We look forward to seeing you! 

Cruisin' For Critters All Vehicle Poker Run - 6/13/20


Cruzin' Fur Critters All Vehicle Poker Run will be held June 13, 2020!

Registration 10am-11:30am at Merrill Eagle's Club

$20 per person - includes registration, chance to win grand prize, and food at the end stop

Confirmed stops (more coming soon): Ditch Runners LLC, Mr. Scott's, Ingman's Parkway Pub

If your business is interested in being an event sponsor, or donating a prize, please contact Jim at 715-966-1961


UTV/ATV Poker Run Ride - July 25, 2020

Join our UTV/ATV Poker Run Ride on July 25! Join us for a fun day of riding through the trails of Harrison Hills!

Registration is 9am-11am at the Gleason Bowling Center (N4878 State Road 17, Gleason WI). You are able to leave any time after registering but a group of LCHS volunteers will be leaving at 11am and anyone interested in staying with their group is welcome! 

Food is available for purchase at most stops on the trails. You do not need a UTV/ATV vehicle to participate! All vehicles are welcome.


Confirmed stops (more stops coming soon)!

Z's Fork Horners

Fisher's Bar

Nut-Zee's Inn Restaurant

Barry & Sherry's Town & Country

Ditch Runners


$20 per person - includes chance to win grand prize(s)

You will need to be back to the Gleason Bowling Center by 6pm for the Poker Hands. Following the Poker Hand card drawing, raffle prize drawings wil begin. Raffle tickets are $2 each or $20 for 20. Tickets will be sold during morning registration from 9am-11am and from 6pm-7pm. You need not be present to win for the regular raffle prizes.

Tomahawk Furniture & Gun will also host a Gun & Crossbow Raffle at Gleason Bowling Center beginning at 6pm. There will be 6 options to chose from, with one prize per deck of cards.  You must be present to win for all handgun, rifle, or crossbow prizes. 

For additional information or to volunteer for the event, please call LCHS at 715-536-3459! If you are interested in donating a prize, please call Liz at 715-536-3459 - we can provide tax receipts for tax deduction purposes. 

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Barn Dance at Willow Springs Garden - September 11, 2020


September 11, 2020 - 6pm-10pm

Willow Springs Garden - 5480 Hillcrest Drive, Wausau


Join us for dinner, live music, and dancing at Willow Springs Garden Round Barn! Tickets are $25 per person, $40 per couple, and $10 for kids 11 & under. 

Admission includes buffet-style pizza dinner with salad and desert, live music, and entry into the drawing for a door prize! There will be a cash bar available and raffles!

If anyone is interested in donating a prize for the raffle, please contact LCHS at 715-536-3459. 

2020 Fall Banquet - Save the Date!

Save the Date! Our 11th Annual Fall Banquet will be held October 10, 2020 at Les & Jim's Lincoln Lanes in Merrill. 

Doors open 4:30pm - Dinner starts at 6pm

Tickets are $40 per person if you purchase by September 30. If you purchase your ticket after September 30, the price will be $50 per person. 

The price of the ticket includes meal and entrance into the drawing for the Grand Prize. 

There will be tons of raffles, a Veteran's Raffle, and a dessert auction!


Donate to LCHS through AmazonSmile

Did you know that you can support LCHS by shopping through the Amazon Smile Program? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Lincoln County Humane Society Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Check it out at - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1278307

Donate Fresh Step Paw Points to Support LCHS!

Did you know you can support LCHS by donating your Fresh Step Paw Points? Your point donation from Fresh Step purchases must be submitted on their website and then LCHS is able to redeem the points for supplies! Check out the link below for more information.


Donate to LCHS through Thrivent Financial

Time is running out if you would like to donate your Thrivent Choice dollars to LCHS! It only takes a minute to say you would like your Choice Dollars to help out the homless animals of Lincoln County.

This link will take you to our donation option - https://service.thrivent.com/apps/ThriventChoiceMemberWeb/public/orgDetails/100244220503

Donations from UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, and Optum

Did you know employees of UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, and Optum can donate to the Lincoln County Humane Society through Benevity? Benevity is a certified B Corporation, and is a global leader in online workplace giving, matching, volunteering, and grant management solutions. 

Benevity issues tax receipts to donors and sends recipient organizations monthly disbursements. If you are employed through UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, or Optum, please check out http://causes.benevity.org in order to support the animals of the Lincoln County Humane Society!

Soup & Chili Cook-Off February 20, 2021


Lincoln County Humane Society's Third Annual Soup & Chili Cook-Off

Merrill Eagle's Club

February 20 at 4pm - Judging at 6pm 




You be the judge!

Tickets - $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Doors open at 4pm

Soup & Chili Samples


Bake Sale

Cash bar available

Tickets sold at LCHS




$2 per soup/chili entry

1 crockpot minimum

Soup warm on arrival

Extension cords/plug ins available

Prizes for 1st & 2nd Place

Register at 715-536-3459 starting February 1, 2021