The WCAHS along with the Spooner Chamber of Commerce Jack O' Lantern Festival held a Dog Parade and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 19.
Lots of dogs in fantastic costumes brought their human friends to the parade and put on a great show!
Thank you to the costume contest judges:
Vic Sacco - Edina Realty
Alex Sutton - Anderson, Hager and Moe
Hilary Thompson - Anderson, Hager and Moe
Addie Erdmann - Spooner Chamber of Commerce
And thank you to everyone who entered the contest and to everyone who cheered on from the sidelines.
Here is a list of the parade and costume participants:
Buddy (Ridgeback mix) brought his friend Elaine Kaiser
Bella (Dachshund) brought her friend Anita Dekan
Macie (Great Dane/Lab mix) brought his friend Tonya Haremza
Piper & Roger (Lab and Shitzupoodle) brought their friend Amanda Shafer
Kita (Australian Shepherd) brought her friend Jodi Harrold
Clyde (Chihuahua) brought his friend Renee Luell
Ella (Labrador/Beagle mix) brought her friend Leeann Kratchmer
Rugby (Corgi mix) brought his friend Michaela Scalzo
Axel (Blue Heeler) brought his friend Angie Olson
Cora (Maltipoo) brought her friend Michele King
Rossi (Lab/Hound mix) brought his friend Brittany Kemp
Mia (Ridgeback mi)x brought her friend Mary Thingvold
We plan on making this an annual event - so start planning your dog's costume for next year!
Do you have surplus office supplies? We are in desperate need of copy paper and a printer.
Cat litter, laundry detergent, bleach, and cleaning supplies are also needed.
We couldn't take care of the community's needy animals without the generosity of all of you who donate in so many wonderful ways. Thank you!
COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED
The most effective animals shelters have a strong, enthusiastic, involved volunteer group. As this new year begins, those interested in being a part of WCAHS have an opportunity to help in a variety of ways, but right now Committee Members are wanted, especially with Fundraising and also with a Buildings and Grounds group. So many people have knowledge, time, and talent that could be so beneficial to the shelter. It would not be a demanding, time restrictive position to be in, just a helpful one.
To briefly explain, fundraising would not only be putting ideas together, but helping to coordinate the event and helping with it. Several of the fundraisers are well established but new ideas are always welcome. Fundraising is an necessary means of supporting the continued operation of the animal shelter.
Building and grounds would be helping with upkeep of both the building and the outdoor area, landscaping assistance, and possibly helping design/build the catio which is a project not completed at the time the building was opened, plus seeing other ideas which may be beneficial.
If you would like to be a part of a committee, please call 715-635-4720 or you may email email@example.com
You will be added to the list and then notified of a meeting time and place. Thank you.
UPDATE ON KURANDA BED DONATIONS
Thank you to the people who have already ordered Kuranda Beds!!!! The dogs love the beds which help to make the animals more comfortable while waiting for their new forever homes!!!!
Many people have been asking about our needs so we thought we would create an Amazon Wish List. We put together a list of everyday needs and tried to make it easy for those who would like to help out by giving a wide range of options. Items can be shipping directly to the shelter. There is an address on file with the list when you check out.
THANK YOU to all of you for always being so supportive.
Click on the Amazon wish list logo above to go to our wish list.
Thelma and Louise were best pals, locked in
a big empty house;
They thought they could survive the ordeal
if they each caught a nice juicy mouse!
They’ll never understand why they lost their
But their owner simply abandoned them when
the bank foreclosed on his loan!
Now both girls are here at the Shelter, though
Thelma is very displeased;
She can’t begin to look for a home while we
treat her skin disease;
Louise is a senior kitty with green eyes and
She likes to bask in the sunshine and a soft
belly-rub makes her purr;
Adopt sweet Louise--she’s been here
way too long!
If you open your heart to this senior girl, you
really can't go wrong.
Also Available for Adoption:
Cats: Many great cats, all ages, colors and sizes!
Dogs: M & F Walker Hounds, F Hound mix,
M Boxer mix, F Husky mix.
Call us or check our Facebook page for current information regarding strays!
1300 Roundhouse Road
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801
Open: Noon-4 p.m. M, T, Th, F & Sat
3-7 p.m. Wed
Click the purple Petfinder link below to view our adoptable pets. Also, you can click on the Facebook link on the top of this page for additional information.
Sather Jewelry of Spooner is promoting adoptions from WCAHS by offering a $20 gift certificate, good for anything in their store, when you adopt a dog or cat from us. We're grateful for this extremely generous donation and if you've been thinking about adding a furry member to your household, now is the time!
AN EASY WAY TO SUPPORT WCAHS
We have some loyal supporters who donate to us monthly via our website or through their employer. You can check to see if your employer has a giving program, or you can easily set up a recurring monthly donation through our website. Here are the steps to set up the monthly donation:
Thanks for supporting the Washburn Co. Area Humane Society!
What's Happening at WCAHS
Dog & cat treats, pet safe salt, cat bowls, clumping and non-clumping cat litter, litter boxes, dish detergent. Click on Urgent Needs button for additional items. Items may be dropped off at our shelter at 1300 Roundhouse Road in Spooner during regular business hours.