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January 2015 newsletter release!
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Bowling for Beagles 2015!

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Then you're in luck! DJ's Oconto Lanes will once again be hosting 'Bowling for Beagles' on February 14th. This annual fundraiser for the Oconto Area Humane Society & Animal Shelter, Inc. will consist of three shifts of bowling at 1, 3:30 and 6 P.M. The event will feature a bowling tournament, raffles, and paddle wheel prizes. The eight-pin tournament is limited to twenty-four, four-person teams. The entry fee is $20 per person ($80 per team) and sign-up is on a 'first come, first serve' basis. Teams will compete for a $500 1st Place cash award (based on number of teams participating). Plan on spending Valentine's Day at Oconto Lanes! Not only will you have a good time, you'll also be helping to support all of the animals at the shelter that are awaiting adoption and a chance at their forever homes. To register or for additional information, call Oconto Lanes at (920) 834-5588.

Cat of the Week

The Oconto Area Humane Society, Inc. would like you to know about a very special cat awaiting adoption at our shelter.

This week’s selection is ‘Miranda’—a gorgeous Calico who has been at the shelter for several months and is patiently waiting for her forever home. She is three-years-young and acts like quite the lady. She is the type of cat who will most likely stay out of trouble and mind her own business. She loves your company, but also enjoys being on her own. She is spayed, current on her vaccinations and has tested FeLV/FIV negative. She can be all yours for a low adoption fee of $60! She hopes to meet you soon!

If you believe Miranda would be a good fit for your household, come in and fill out an application!

ST Paper Donates Funds for New Kennels

ST Paper recently donated $5000 to the Oconto Area Humane Society in order to provide the materials needed to replace their outdoor kennels. The previous kennels, which had been in place since the sheltered opened in 2005, had become worn and—despite frequent repairs—dogs were injuring themselves on the loose edges of the chain link fence. These kennels are a necessary part of shelter operations. Not only do they allow the dogs access to the outdoors, a change of scenery, and some fresh air, they are also necessary in order for the OAHS to meet state guidelines for an operational animal shelter. The staff at the OAHS is extremely grateful to ST Paper for donating the funds to cover the kennel panels, and to the numerous volunteers who braved the cold November weather to install them. Oh yes, the dogs are very grateful, too! Info for photo: Shelter Director Jessica Beaumia, ST Paper Corporate Manufacturing Services Manager Steve Lea, and the OAHS Board of Directors President Kathy Campshure in front of the new kennels.

Northwoods Vet Donation Drive

We would like to extend huge thanks to the Northwoods Veterinary Clinic of Gillett for their donation drive!

Through November stop in at the clinic and buy a cute ornament or pet toy, or to drop off donations. All proceeds benefiting the Oconto Area Humane Society!

Volunteer of the Month: The Community!

The Oconto Area Humane Society wants to say a big thank you to everyone in the community this month! Without your support, we would not able to help the animals get the second chance that they deserve!

We want to recognize everyone who has helped us throughout the year to make the OAHS stay open to the public. Without aid from the community, the OAHS would not be able to give the animals time to find their forever homes, or help the animals that became lost. Because of the shelter, these animals will be safe and cared for, until they are reunited with their beloved owners again.

Thank you to everyone that has adopted a pet from us, who donated money, food, litter, toys, blankets, and quality time to the animals here at the OAHS!

Again, thank you to all who have helped make the Oconto Humane Society possible! We appreciate all the support and more that the community has given us!! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Abandoned Dog Brought to Shelter

When a local family went to move into their new home on August 24, 2014, they found a dog that the previous occupant had simply left behind. That family brought the dog, now named Bruce, to The Oconto Area Humane Society scared and matted to the point that simply moving was nearly impossible, and he could only see out of one eye due to his unkempt fur. The shelter quickly transported Bruce to a local veterinarian, where he had to be sedated in order to have his hair cut (and his makeover completed!) Now Bruce has a new look and a new outlook on life, and is happily awaiting his forever home. It is only through community support that the Oconto Area Humane Society can continue to change the lives of animals like Bruce.

Bruce before his grooming, and two pictures after.