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4th Annual Boo Bash!

What are YOU doing for Halloween? How about spending just $10 to get free beer and great music? Bring a few extra dollars to enter into our raffle or bid on a silent auction item. Come early and enter into the chili cook off for no additional charge. Cash prizes go to the chili cook off winner and more prizes also to the top 3 costumes of the night! Join us for some fun!!!

October 31st, 7pm - 1am, hosted at Crivello's in Oconto.

For more information on what's included in the price of admission and what to expect, see our Facebook event listing. Hope to see you there!

Riverside Bar to Host Pig Roast for the OAHS

Are you looking for a good time and some great food to usher in a new month? Then you’re in luck! Wise Guy’s Riverside Bar in Oconto will be holding a pig roast to benefit the Oconto Area Humane Society on Saturday, November 1st. The menu will include roast pork with various sides at a cost of $8 a plate. The feast will run from 2 P.M. until the food is gone. Bring your appetite, and your friends and family! 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. For further information, please contact the Guy @ 920-834-2594.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Pet of the Week

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

This week’s selection is ‘Adeline’, an adorable three-month-old bunny in need of a forever home. She is a sweet girl who is well socialized and would do well in just about any living situation as long as her new owner has time for her—and, she can be adopted for a low $10 adoption fee! She hopes to meet you soon!

Volunteer of the Month: Breanna Gusick

The latest Volunteer of the Month award goes to Breanna Gusick, who has been volunteering at the shelter on a regular basis for the past month. She enjoys working with the staff at OAHS, and loves spending time with the animals.

Breanna has never adopted an animal from the OAHS, but that's okay! She does have a rescued American Pit-bull mix named Rossi. Breanna is inspired to stop breed stereotyping. One of her favorite pets at the shelter is Annie, a beautiful Staffordshire-Terrier mix, because Annie has been through more than any animal should, yet she couldn't be more loving. When not volunteering her time and services, Breanna enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her four-legged girls Rossi and Toni!!

We sincerely thank Breanna for all of her hard work which enriches the lives of the pets at the Oconto Area Humane Society!

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.

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.