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January 2015 newsletter release!
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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 ‘Peter Pan’, a handsome, two-year-old boy who wants YOU to be his forever family. He hopes to dazzle you with his charm and spend his days lounging around. He is already neutered, vaccinated, tested negative for FeLV/FIV, and has a lot of love to give. He can be all yours for a low adoption fee of $60 and a place in your heart. He hopes to meet you soon!

If you believe Peter Pan 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: Julie Wiegand

Julie Wiegand has been volunteering at OAHS for roughly four months now, and we are grateful that she donates her time to be with the animals here at the shelter.

Julie has no pets of her own, so she does the next best thing, by spending time with all the OAHS available animals! To her the best part of volunteering at the shelter is getting the chance to walk all the dogs and learning about all their neat personalities.

Julie wanted us to focus on an adoptable animal instead of her, so the picture below is Hope. Hope is a bully breed mix with a thyroid condition. She will need to be on medication for the rest of her life, it is only one pill and she takes it so nicely. Hope is current on her vaccinations, spayed, and free to adopt! If you think she is the dog for you, please call and set up an appointment to meet her!

During Julie’s free time, she does hiking, reading, crocheting, and geo-caching. The OAHS wants to give a big thank you to Julie Wiegand! We love all the long walks she gives to the dogs here at the shelter!

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.