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October newsletter release!
PDF October 2014 Newsletter

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 ‘Tasha’, a regal Siamese mix that came to us all the way from Nebraska because he heard that Wisconsin people have the biggest hearts! He is appr. 11 1/2 years young, but has the energy and love for life of a two-year-old. He is an easy going guy who would do well in just about any home that gives him love and attention. He enjoys lounging around, taking naps, and head scratches. As a bonus, he is neutered, vaccinated, incredibly handsome, and can be all yours for a low adoption fee of $30 and a place in your heart. Stop by to meet him!

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: Dr. Chris Holder

The latest Volunteer of the Month award goes Dr. Chris Holder of the Oconto Veterinary Center. Dr. Holder has been offering his support to the Oconto Area Humane Society since the shelter started in 2005. He finds helping the OAHS’s animals with health problems, and seeing them weeks or months afterwards&emdash;all bouncy and happy&emdash;is the best part of volunteering at OAHS. Dr. Holder also has a shelter Kitty who thinks he is a ferocious panther, but he is actually nothing but fluff.

When Dr. Holder is not working at the Oconto Vet Center or volunteering his time and services at OAHS, he enjoys hiking, tinkering with antique machinery, and fishing. He also enjoys volunteering at other shelters, and doing presentations for school children and other service organizations.

We want to genuinely thank Dr. Holder for all of the hard work that he does to help make the pets at the Oconto Area Humane Society all bouncy and happy!

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.