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July newsletter release!
PDF July 2014 Newsletter

Help the Shelter Win an Office Makeover!

The shelter is a contestant in a competition to win an office makeover! You can vote once a day, every day, from September 8th through September 22nd. It only takes a few seconds, and would make a huge difference at the shelter!

Vote here!

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.

Pet 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 ‘Emma’, an adorable kitty who is ready for her forever home. She came into the shelter with eight kittens—maybe you even saw her on NBC26’s News Report about the OAHS! Both she and the kittens are now available for adoption, and are anxious to find their forever homes. She is a sweet, fun-loving girl that is housetrained and bursting with love to give. She can be all yours for a low adoption fee of $35, with her adopter being responsible for her spay surgery within 30 days of adoption. We hope you’ll stop by to meet her and her family soon!

Volunteer of the Month: Debby Bierhals

The latest ‘Volunteer of the Month’ award goes to Debby Bierhals, an instructor for Globe University. Debby has been volunteering for the Oconto Area Humane Society on a regular basis for the past two years. Both she and her students enjoy working with the staff at OAHS, and love helping to give the animals a better chance at being adopted by offering routine testing for the animals (FeLV/FIV testing for the cats, lymes and heartworm testing for the dogs). Debby has also adopted a guinea pig from OAHS named Fred, in addition to other pets including two dogs, three cats, two horses, and two fainting goats, the majority of which are also rescue animals.

When not working or volunteering her time and services, Debby enjoys time with her family (both two and four-legged members), and going horseback riding.

We sincerely thank Debby Bierhals and her students at Globe University for all of their hard work which enriches the lives of the pets at the Oconto Area Humane Society!

Local Family Dollar stores hold donation drive for OAHS

The Family Dollar stores in Oconto and Gillett recently held a donation drive to support the Oconto Area Humane Society & Animal Shelter, Inc. Both stores collected laundry and cleaning items for the OAHS, which works at finding forever families for homeless and surrendered animals in our area. Joe Noel, the manager at the Oconto Family Dollar location, was overwhelmed with the generosity of people in the area, and stated that over $1200 worth of supplies were collected during the month-long drive. Because the Oconto Store met their collection goal, Noel gave his employees Easter Sunday off and manned the store alone on the holiday wearing bunny ears and a tail. The Gillett Family Dollar, which recently opened in their new location, was also pleased with the results of their drive.