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May Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in May! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Dennis Berdal by Pam Berdal

Steve Peterson by Barbara Hartley

Paquito, Leo, and Purrs by Larry & Colleen Woller

Teresa Watzka by Trina Knospe

Mary Tracey by Russ & Arlene Tracey

Mona Cannady by James G. Dennis, William & Corrine Burcalow, Marjorie Uebele, Brian & Laurie Schmidt 




Poker Run Update!

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make our annual Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run a success! Your support resulted in almost $9,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home! 

We would also like to have a special shout-out for Jennifer Ingman! Jennifer recently celebrated her birthday and donated $100! Thank you, Jennifer, and everyone at Ingman's Parkway Pub for the continued support! 




We are closed today! Happy Fathers Day!

We will be closed today but will be back open tomorrow 12-5pm. If you have a stray animal or have an animal emergency please call the sherriffs department at 715-536-6272. Happy Fathers day! 




Thank you, Geiss Meat Service & River Valley Bank!

      We would like to thank Geiss Meat Service for donating a cheese & sausage tray and a beef stick try for our Poker Run on June 15!

We would also like to thank River Valley Bank for sponsoring our upcoming Poker Run! 




Our Phones are temporarily out!

Our phones are temporarily out, we are working on getting them back up! We are still open today from 12-5pm! If you have an animal emergency please call 715-536-6272 ! We are sorry for any inconvenience!




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

          

We would like to thank the Animal Clinic of Tomahawk, Robin & Larrel Coffer, Waid Funeral Home, Jim Daenicke, and Stubby Thayer for donating prizes for our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! We greatly appreciate the support! 

 




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

      We would like to thank Bambino's, Bill's Bar, and Northway Club for donating prizes for our upcoming Poker Run on Saturday June 15! 




May Aluminum Can Donations

 Thanks to everyone who donated aluminum cans in May! Your support resulted in $534.00  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!

 




Poker Run Sponsors - June 15!

     

 

We would like to thank the Raasch Team Inc., Generations Funeral Home, and Brickners Park City Inc. for sponsoring our our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run on June 15! 




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

          

 

We would like to thank Tomahawk Community Bank and RJ Collision Center Inc for sponsoring our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run on June 15! 


We would also like to thank Stacy's Pet Salon for donating a number of prizes for the Poker Run! We appreciate the support! 




Thank you to Nelsons Power House!

Here's another wonderful and tasty raffle prize for our Barn Dance at Willow Springs Garden, Friday June 21st! This yummy basket comes from Nelsons Power House in Merrill! 

*There is a Burbon Run Seasonin, Cuz'n Buddys Marinade, Texas Chicken Tickler, Honey BBQ Sauce, and Burbon Marinade! How awesome and delicious do these sound! Get your tickets soon for a chance to win wonderful stuff like this!! 




Barn Dance Raffle Prize

 

This is just one of our awesome raffle prizes for our upcoming Barn Dance at Willow Springs Garden on Friday June 21st! Thank you so much to Chip's Hamburgers of Merrill for their continued support! 

*There is a Hoodie, t-shirt, baseball hat, visor, coffee mug, bumper sticker and a $20 gift certificate! Make sure to get your Barn Dance tickets soon! 




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

 We would like to thank River's Edge of Merrill for donating a gift certificate for our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! We greatly appreciate your support! 




Thank you, Lori & Charlie Normand!

We would like to thak Lori & Charlie Normand for donating a Packer blanket and bottle of wine for our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters on June 15! 




Wildlife Rescues - a priceless resource!

Spring is finally here!  This means a great increase in injured or orphaned wildlife.  But things are not always as they seem.  There are many times where a human's well meaning intervention actually can do more harm than good. 

An easy way to make sure you're making the right choice is to contact an expert right away. By saving wildlife rehabilitation phone numbers into your phone today, you have the resource you may need in the future.  If you're at the park and find a baby bird or if you're driving and you see a fawn in a ditch on the side of the road, you'll know exactly who to call for answers.  So pull out your phone right now and save these numbers:


Northwoods Wildlife Center (Minocqua) 715-356-7400

Raptor Education Group (Antigo) 715-623-4015

Wild Instincts (Rhinelander) 715-362-9453

This simple step may help you to save a life one day!




Barn Dance Prize - June 21 - R Store

 We would like to thank R Store for donating a $25 gift card and 5 car wash coupons for prizes at our upcoming Barn Dance at Willow Springs Garden on June 21st! We greatly appreciate the support of our Barn Dance!




Thank you Pine River Volunteer Fire Department!

We would like to thank the Pine River Volunteer Fire Department for sponsoring our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run on June 15! We greatly appreciate your support! 




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

       

 

We would like to thank the following businesses for donating prizes for our upcoming Poker Run! A huge thank you to:

Geiss Meat Service

Harrison Natural Resources

Chula Vista Resort

Milwaukee Brewers




Thank you, Dr. Robert D. Imm, DDS

We would like to thank Dr. Robert D. Imm, DDS of Tomahawk for sponsoring our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! We greatly appreciate the support! 




Poker Run Prize - June 15

 We would like to thank Dennis Jensen for donating a beautiful handmade knife as a prize for our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! 




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

             

We would like to thank the following donors for their support of our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! A huge thanks to:

 

Sally & Stubby Thayer for donating the wine, gift certificate, and Minocqua Brewing Company items

Tim Haring and Brenda Haring for donating various bottles of liquor

Al Sholund and Gary Sholund for donating two incredible Harley Davidson bird feeders

 

Thanks for supporting the LCHS Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run!




Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run Prizes!

     

We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donating prizes for our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run on June 15! We greatly appreciate the support! Thanks to:

Bikes-N-Boards of Rhinelander

The Cheese Shoppe of Tomahawk

Tim Haring

Brenda Haring

Golden Harvest of Merrill




Thank you, Krueger Family Funeral Home

 We would like to thank Krueger Family Funeral Home for sponsoring our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run on June 15! We greatly appreciate the continued support! 




Thank you, Tomahawk Furniture!

 We would like to thank Tomahawk Furniture for sponsoring our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! We are incredibly grateful for the continued support! 

We would also like to thank Tom Cimino for acting as our MC at the Poker Run at our end stop! 




April Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in April! Your support is grealty appreciated!

 

Ken Van Der Geest by Julie & Alan Coss

Denise Rice by Carol Osness

Elmer Lemke by Gene & Donna Block, Rose Akey

Christine Hanson by Rose Akey

Kris Benson by Audra Bohman

Kathy Gill by Richard & Brenda Mamer

Mark James Glasow by Katherine Holz

Peggy Bauman by Jeffery & Denise Radloff

Phylis Blake by Faye Semling

 




April Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their support in April! We are very grateful to have such an amazing community!

 

Washington Elementary School

Cecil Ballou

Dick & Gay Baumgart

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Mike Wendland

Sara Burdick

Ryan Merwin

Beverly Cornelius

Candice Jacobson

John Kuester

Patricia Waldrow

Jeremy & Susan Zastrow

Darlene Raunio

Diana Berenz

Janet Selnes

Pamela Welch

Darlene Bettin

Amber Levenk

Northwood Queens Softball 

Tasha Wassink

Nadine Appel

Network for Good

Susan McKinney

Amy Hameister

Corporate Giving Program

Kristin Suthers 

 

 




Thank you, Church Mutual!

We would like to thank Church Mutual of Merrill for being an event sponsor for the 5K Walk for Whiskers on May 11! We appreciate the continued support of Church Mutual and its employees! 




Thank you for a successful Walk for Whiskers!

We would like to thank everyone for creating a successful Walk for Whiskers! We raised over $3,000 for the animals calling the shelter their temporary home!

 

A special shout-out to:

 

Meara & Victoria Lucas

Deb Janko-Ward

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Holiday Gas Station (Center Ave)

Skutak Dental

Merrill Steel

Trina DeLasky

Friends of the Riverbend Trail

Rod Akey & the city street department

Customer One Coop

Tanya Kleinschmidt - Tanya's Tee's and more 

Lora Reichelt

The Krzanowski Family

Sally Thayer

Judy Joles Locke

Church Mutual




Walk for Whiskers Prize - spOILed by Tanya!

 We would like to thank Tanya Kleinschmidt with spOILed by Tanya for donating an amazing essential oil basket as a prize for this Saturday's Walk for Whiskers! Thank you, Tanya! 

*You must be present to win 




Walk for Whiskers Prizes - May 11

  We would like to thank Trina for donating an adorable Vera Bradley purse and a Fujifilm Instax Instant Camera for prizes at our upcoming Walk for Whiskers on May 11! Tickets will be on sale throughout the event - you must be present to win! Thank you, Trina!




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

 Thank you, Auto Jockeys of Merrill, for donating $100 in gift cards as prizes for our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! We greatly appreciate your support! 




CFC Poker Run Prizes - June 15

 We would like to thank What's Brewing and Knot Haus of Tomahawk for donating gift certifcates for our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run on June 15! 

 We would also like to thank Stubby Thayer for donating a queen-size Sons of Anarchy blanket and a new Packer cooler as Poker Run prizes! 




Poker Run Prize - June 15

 We would like to thank Iron Raven Tattoo Company of Merrill for donating this awesome loon cutout for our upcoming Poker Run on June 15! 




More Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

 We would like to thank Jim, Sally, and Stubby for donating the gift card for Cafe on Main in Tomahawk and two new jackets for prizes at the Poker Run June 15! 

 We would also like to thank the Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball team for their generous support of our shelter pets!




Thank you, Salon Envie

 We would like to thank Salon Envie of Wausau for sponsoring on our upcoming Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run on June 15th! 




Poker Run Prizes - June 15!

 

The prizes for Cruisin' for Critters Poker Run are starting to arrive! We'd like to thank Sawmill Brewing Company for donating a gift card and pint glass as a prize for the ride!  




Mother's Day Ring Raffle

 Join us for our Mother's Day Ring Raffle! Tickets are available at LCHS! 

The drawing will be held after our "Walk for Whiskers" on May 11th at the shelter! Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Stop in during our open hours to buy yours!

The ring is appraised at $681




Live Trap Returns

If you have recently rented a live trap from LCHS, please contact us about returning it as soon as possible. We have several people waiting to rent the cat-size live traps. If you have a trap rented, please call us at 715-536-3459




March Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in March! Your support is greatly appreciated! 

 

Chuck Ackerman by Duane Flegner & Jenny Diagostine Flegner

Ben Bukovic by Peggy & Bob Bauman

Franny by Kittie & John Crossen

Charlene Nowak by Amy Krueger

Faye Jean Osness by William & Joanne Wengeler, James & Beth Dickinson, Ardell & Dianne Thorson, Darlene Gabriel, Sheldon & Bonnie Hanson, Dennis & Karen Lyon, Carroll Family, Stan & Debbie Seeger, Randy Osness, Randy & Laurie Weisenfeld, Karen Severt, Dave & Katie Lee, Karyn Schwenner, Michael & Marilyn Jirovec, Allen & Phyllis Buch, Kevin & Kathy Osness, Tim & Sue Finnegan, Brian Latzig, Faye Nelson, Jeff & Jill Hanson, Carol Osness, Steve & Nicole Lenhart, Seth & Kristin Anderson, Shirley Hatfield, Darlene Osness, Garry & Barbara Schmidt, Sue Osness, Mariann & Steve Hanig, Denny & Joanne Brandner, Brent & Molly Klefstad, Chipper & Sandy Mosser, Gary & Bonnie Osness, John & Lynn Muhvich, Ralph & Phyllis Buch, Betty Latzig, Marc Ollmann, Sebastian Ollmann, Larrisa Ollmann, Manny Olmann, Bob & Dorothy Johnson, Thomas Cimino, Ingrid Erickson, Tom & Sheryl Knospe, Rose Akey, Robert & Rebecca Ott, Denise Severt, Constance Cimino, James & Heather Barker, Richard & Elayne Ollmann, Todd & Susan Osness, Brad Ollmann, Janet Beyer-Thums, Judy Kimmons 

Barb Renken by Beverly Dietz

Jan Thompson by Beverly Dietz

Ken VanderGeest by Janet Beyer, Dennis & Kara Inabnet, Richard Hughes, Michael & Katy Weckwerth, Bill & Summer Ott, Keith & Anne Donner, Marjorie English & Julie Wendorf, James & Beth Badeau, Penny Callahan, Helene Ader, Jay Ellen Brown, Midwest Acupuncture & Pain Treatment Center, Kristin VanderGeest, Joyce Livingston, Dieter Nickel, Kyle & Sarah Banaszak, John & Kimberly Jones, Mary Bauman & Daniel Jackson, Mary DeBroux, Mark & Deborah Prange, Jacob & Kristin Barnes, Julia Anderson, Dan Rajek DDS, Christian & Evelyn Lee, Susan & Joel Wendt, Terrance & Tracey Brandl, Doris Taylor, Darlene Woodward, James & Karen Schooley

Steve Weber by Duane Flegner & Jenny Diagostine Flegner

 




March Donors

We would like to thank the following donors for their support in March! We are so grateful for your continued support! 

Stephen Jarosz

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

ThedaCare

Shawn & Nicole Henke

Vern Weiss

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Cecil Ballou

Wisconsin Trailblazers Dog Sled Club, Inc

Brad & Constance Bielke

Darlene Raunio

Diana Berenz

Beverly Dietz

High School Varsity Club - School District of Tomahawk

Lisa & Wayne Hess

Janet Selnes

Erin Wells

Student Council - Merrill Area Public School

Erin Wells

Pamela Welch

Marathon Electric Motors

Jennifer Gerbig

Katherine Heuer

igive.com

Nadine Appel

Tasha Wassink

Fidelity Charitable

T.B. Scott Library

Network for Good

Marie Davis

Amy Hameister

Kenneth & Jane Brokaw

Betty Blumenkamp

Rose Lynd

Steven & Lisa Sandry

Jennifer Bootz

Demia McDowell

Merrill Vet Clinic

Lela Bowser

Tony Schultz & Ronni Dorn

We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Jeanne Heckman Trust. Jeanne Heckman generously donated an additional $20,000 to LCHS in her will. We are incredibly touched by her amazing support of our shelter. 

 

 




CLOSED APRIL 17

LCHS will be closed April 17 while The Fix Is In is at the shelter. We will reopen on April 18 at 12pm.




September Donation Boxes

Thanks to everyone who has supported LCHS by donating through our donation boxes! Your support is greatly appreciated! And a huge thank you to all of the businesses that host the boxes for us!

In March, we received $162.36 as a result of your donations!

 

Merrill Locations:

Merrill Vet Clinic

Merrill Golf Course

Merrill Gas Station (Hwy 107)

Wagner Shell

Eagle's Club

Chips

Lincoln Community Bank

First Street Coffee Station

Park City Credit Union

Customer One Coop

Holiday (Center Ave)

Pine Ridge Restaurant

Merrill Federal

Ace Hardware

Young's Pharmacy

County Market

Los Mescales


Tomahawk Locations:


Tomahawk Furniture & Gun

The Cheese Shoppe

Kracker Barrel

The Bridge Motel

Trig's

River Valley Bank 

Park City Credit Union

Tomahawk Family Restaurant

Standard Mercantile

Hometown Feed Mill

Crossroads Mobile

Tomahawk Shell

Lincoln County Cycles

Great Lake Food

Cerny's Greenhouse

The Knot Haus


Wausau Locations:


Katzenbarkers

Phillips 66

Marathon Town & Country 

Shell (Weston)




Pet ID Tags

 

Did you know that LCHS sells ID tags?! We have a variety of sizes and colors available. Stop in any time we are open and you can pick out your tag and we will engrave it for you on our machine! We sell them for $3 each and your pets will thank you! 




Fundraising Committee Meeting - April 3

Please note - 

Our fundraising committee meeting will be held on April 3 at 5:30 at Merrill Eagle's Club! The public is encouraged to attend.


At the meeting, we will review current fundraisers and discuss upcoming events for 2019. If you have any questions, please call Liz at 715-536-3459.

 




February Animal Sponsors

We would like to thank the following donors for sponsoring an animal in February! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Rhett & Hamlet (cats) sponsored by Michelle Becker

Bethany (cat) sponsored by Judith Locke

Mizar (kitten) sponsored by Mathew Bowen & Serena Cadena

Shirley, Squiggles, Twinkie (cats) & Luci (dog) sponsored by Amy Lepak

Cicero (snake) sponsored by Tammy Amelse

Benji (cat) sponsored by Destiny Lemke

Digit (cat) sponsored by Gena Dennis

Hazel (dog) sponsored by Andrew & Mera Lonsdorf




February Donors

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

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Jessica Fehrenbach

Hunter Renken

Cecil Ballou

Jean Perkins

Carol Peterson & Alice Andraski

Dennis Gourlie

John Schaffer

Diane Mikkelson

Roxanne Glapinski

William Baptist

Darlene Raunio

Nadine Appel

Heather O'Neill

Diana Berenz

Bonnie Henrichs

Barbara Ringwelski & Patricia Oelke

Patrice Hodach

Rick & Judith Lombard

Town of King

Pamela Welch

Louise Jensen

Hilda Bukovic

Jennifer & John Rainville

AmazonSmile

In The Lite, LLC

Natalie Griffie & Robert Narron

Wisconsin Trailblazers Sled Dog Club, Inc

Network for Good

Tasha Wassink

Amy Hameister

Thomas & Catherine Prasil

Dawn & Frank Sus Jr.

 

 




February Honorarium Donations

We would like to thank everyone who donated in honor of a loved one in February! We greatly appreciate your support! 

Geraldine "Jerri" Bloechl by Steven & Virginia Drew, Gary & Arlene Schulze, Carol Page, Reading Buddies Memorial, Sharon Marzynski, Russell & Mary Leyk, Helene & John Ader Jr, Everett & JoAnn Rogers, Katharyn & David Smith Jr, Donna Block, Mike Mensching & Karen Karow

Humphrey, Petie, Scamp, & Zeke by Kristine Rehwinkle

Wayne Schoepke by Robert & Karen Dalle Ave

Faye Jean Osness by Barbara Hanson, Donna Van Slate, Ronald Prey, Daniel Beyer, Derry & Jennifer Thorson, Scott & Stacy Pettit

Ken Van Der Geest by Donna Schulz, Amanda & Jay Gremmillion Family, CRBEJESI, Bob & Jane Dehnel, City Employees, Katharyn & David Smith Jr, Gary & Mary Wussow, Robert & Barbara Ott, Roger & Julie Wendorf, Debbie Alvin, Brenda Zettler, J. Michael Nolan, Wade Neufeld Family, Kathleen Deates, Oasis Car Wash Systems Inc, Anonymous, Katherine Colclasure, Diana & Wayne Zimmerman, Lorri Weix, Scott & Sue Van Der Geest, Faye Semling, Wally & Judy Smith 

James Ollhoff by Darrel & Melissa Dengel

Darla Sann's Birthday by Lori Lyn Kroening

Aldo Erio Pezzi by Michelle Plautz




Baked Goods Needed - April 6

 LCHS is in need of baked goods for our sale on April 6 for our bake sale at the Tomahawk Home, Sport, & Travel Show. If you are able to donate an item in the Merrill area, you can drop it off at LCHS on Friday the 5th from 12pm-5pm. If you are in the Tomahawk area, please call Jim to set a time to drop off baked items 715-966-1961

Please call us with any questions 715-536-3459




Spring Rummage Sale Cancelled

LCHS has decided to cancel our Spring Rummage Sale for 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.




Purchase 2019 Dog Licenses by March 31!

 2019 Lincoln County Dog Licenses are available at LCHS. Please see our information sheet below for frequently asked questions.

 

How much does a dog license cost?

$10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $30 for an unaltered dog. If the dog is not spayed/neutered at the time of purchase, we cannot sell the license for the spayed/neutered rate. 

 

How long are licenses available?

Licenses are available year-round. However, the fees for licenses increase after March 31, 2019. A $10 license increases to $25 and a $30 license increases to $65.

 

What do I need to purchase a dog license?

Your dog must be vaccinated for rabies in order to purchase a license. The rabies certificate will provide the experation date, tag number, and other information needed for the license. Make sure to bring a copy of the rabies certificate when purchasing the license.

 

Can I purchase my dog's license through the mail?

Yes! Dog licenses can be purchased through the mail. Send the payment along with the license information form that can be downloaded. *This link is under construction and will be ready as soon as possible! Then mail your check or money order to LCHS (with the check written out to LCHS) at 310 N. Memorial Drive, Merrill WI 54452. You will need to include a copy of the rabies certificate when mailing the payment for the license. 

 

Can I purchase a dog license online?

Yes! Go to www.furrypets.com/2012/dog-license1.php to enter the information. You can pay through Paypal or with major credit card.  The license will be completed at the shelter and will be mailed directly to you. You will still need to email or mail a copy of the rabies certificate provided by the veterinarian. Our email is manager@furrypets.com

 

Can I purchase a kennel license through LCHS?

Yes, however, due to the length of time the kennel license can take, we recommend setting a time in advance. 

 

What happens if I don't purchase a license for my dog?

According to the Merrill Police Department, the fine for a first offense of a dog not having a rabies vaccination is $77.50, the same rate applies to a dog that is not licensed. If your dog is ever brought to the shelter as a stray, you will also be required to purchase a county license before the dog can be released.