Humane Society

Pets Shouldn't be a Surprise Gift

Dec 23, 2020
WAOW Television

It is almost Christmas and for some that could mean a new pet.

However, surprising your loved one with a cute puppy or kitty under the tree is not always a good idea.

The Lincoln County Humane Society said you should really understand the person's life style before dropping off a puppy or any kind of pet to them.

Often times they see people bring puppies back once they get to be around six months old.

COVID-19: Fears Grow Over Animal Shelters Becoming Overwhelmed

Jul 17, 2020 birgl

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Animal welfare groups say the pandemic is exacerbating the overpopulation crisis for cats and dogs in Wisconsin and across the country.

Humane Society of Marathon County

Across the county, pet adoptions have seen a dramatic increase since the beginning of the pandemic. In areas where the virus is more prevalent, some shelters have even run out of dogs and cats for adoption. Although local Northwoods shelters still do have animals available, there has been a notable increase in the number of adoptions. Jim and Debbie Boman, of Merrill, recently adopted Delilah, a Labrador-Pitbull mix from the Humane Society of Marathon County.

Langlade County Humane Society Asks For Support

Apr 29, 2020
WAOW Television

The Langlade County Humane Society is in need of donations after having to cancel several fundraisers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The humane society started an online fundraising campaign. They're asking people to make donations of $19.12.

But what's the significance of $19.12?

In 2014, the Humane Society also faced financial trouble with just $19.12 in it's account. But thankfully with community donations, they were able to raise enough money to bounce back.

Now they're asking again for your help to keep the animals cared for.

The Oneida County Board Wednesday evening restored $5,000 to the Oneida County Humane Society budget that was proposed to be cut. The funding restored the annual contribution by the county to $40,000. The city of Rhinelander also contributes roughly $60,000. The Humane Society runs the animal shelter, now known as the Oneida County Humane Society Adoption Center.


You can burn some shoe leather to help homeless pets in the area.

The Oneida County Humane Society is hosting the "Hike For Homeless Pets" this weekend.

Spokesperson Sue Otis says the fundraiser helps keep the Rhinelander shelter in business...


"...funds will be used for our adoption center. That's basically for our operations and the needs of the animals and to take care of them and basically to run the building. Any maintenance...just to keep the center going..."


Top fundraisers will win one of three prizes.