The average cost to house one animal awaiting adoption in our shelter ranges between $150-$250. That cost consists of medications, veterinary fees, bathing and grooming, feeding, staffing, and general building operations. As is true for most animal shelters, we do not receive any local, state or federal funding to help with our operational costs. All of our services and programs are funded by charitable contributions and revenue from service fees. For this reason, it is important for our community to realize that maintaining the shelter and providing services requires county wide effort and support.

operational costs


Sign up for $10 monthly donations &

receive this special OAHS t-shirt!


With just one simple sign up you can now become a $10 monthly support of OAHS. In addition to helping the animals, you will receive a special OAHS donor t-shirt!


Many thanks go out to the generous supporters of the Oconto Area Humane Society! Your help is greatly appreciated by all the furry friends at OAHS.

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* If you are interested in donating not via PayPal, you can mail a check to

150 S Katch Dr, Oconto, WI 54153

supplies to donate

Most In Need:

Non-clumping cat litter

Purina cat/kitten Chow

Purina Dog Chow

Laundry Detergent / Bleach

Postage Stamps

13 Gallon Trash Bags

Laminating Sheets

Healthy Dog Treats

Printer Ink Canon Cartridge 046

sometimes In Need:

Items We Don't Accept:

Dish Soap

Dog Bones, Rawhides, Kongs

Cat Toys and Treats

Dryer Sheets

Industrial Mop Heads

Copy Paper

Business Sized Envelopes

Used Pillows

Human medication

Human Clothing


Human Diapers

Ripped blankets / towels

Dog Shampoo

Dog Brushes

Used Collars



Donations of aluminum cans are accepted right at the shelter.  Simply drop off aluminum donations at your convenience and shelter staff will make sure it gets added to the collection.  The funds collected from our can drive adds up quickly and is a great way to help support our mission. The Animals Thank You!

can drive

The shelter is always in need of supplies. These items can be brought directly to the shelter or put in one of our donation barrels located at Thompson's County Market in Oconto

or Witt's Piggly Wiggly in Oconto Falls.


It costs $1000 a month on average to keep our building warm in the winter and cool in the summer so the animals can be comfortable. Please consider using a Wisconsin Public Service gift certificate to help us pay our utility bills; your generosity in this area would be most appreciated.

energy gift certificate


Follow the link below to view our Amazon Wishlist.  We update the list often to items we are currently in need of at the shelter. Shipping directly to the shelter is also available and makes for easy peasy donating!

We also have provided a link to our Amazon Smile. All you have to do is go to Amazon Smile, select our shelter as your charity, and continue with your regular shopping on Amazon Smile. With Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your shopping will be donated to the shelter. Get to snatching up those deals and helping the shelter out in the process!


our address

© 2016 by OAHS Team

150 South Katch Drive

Oconto, WI 54153


Phone: 920-835-1738

Fax: 920-835-1739

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Monday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday: Closed

Friday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm


**We are under temporary hour changes**

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