WASHBURN COUNTY AREA HUMANE SOCIETY
TREE OF LIGHTS AND OPEN HOUSE
The upcoming Washburn County Area Humane Society's Annual Tree of Lights will be combined this year with a long-awaited Open House. These two events will take place on Saturday, December 1, at the WCAHS Animal Shelter, located on the north end of Spooner, at 1300 Roundhouse Road, from 1 PM to 4 PM. All are invited to not only enjoy the complimentary refreshments and an opportunity to win many wonderful prizes, but to take a tour of this new facility and meet the many furry friends who would love to bless you with their companionship.
Last year's theme was based on the “Dreams Do Come True” theme as the building purchased after the shelter fire was then being renovated and the excitement and promise of opening this shelter was a dream but now is a reality come true. In 2016, this annual tree lighting event recognized the 10,000 animals that had passed through our doors since 2000 when the Cottonwood Avenue building was established. The idea then of creating the Washburn County Area Humane Society Animal Shelter was forward thinking and valuable and, since that time, it certainly has been proven that the presence of this shelter is a necessity.
The WCAHS Annual Tree of Lights is a way to keep the warmth in our hearts for those special companions who have brought or continue to bring us joy in our lives, and a light will be lit and an ornament hung to honor or memorialize that special companion. Your tax-deductible donation may be any amount and can be mailed to PO Box 328, Spooner, WI 54801, or brought the day of the Open House and Tree of Lights events. If you did not receive a donation form in the mail, you can either print one off by clicking the donation form button or donate online by clicking the yellow Donate button. Also, if you would like to donate supplies to our shelter, there is a button below for our current wish list.
This December 1 gathering is truly a celebration of this new animal shelter at its new location as well as a heart-felt thank you to every person who has supported us in the past and present.
The Humane Society philosophy brings out the goodness in people. So, Good People, please be a part of this year's Tree of Lights and Open House. Come and enjoy a good time, win good prizes, and indulge in good refreshments as it's all for a good reason!
UPDATE ON KURANDA BED DONATIONS
To the individuals who have sent us Kuranda beds so far:
Rufus (Plot Hound), Bella (Rottweiler) and Zeus (Border Collie Mix) say thank you to the people who have already ordered Kuranda Beds!!!! They love them and we chose to first give them to the ones who needed them most. Rufus who is 8 plus years old and has been with us since May...Bella who is only 6 plus years old, but with her large breed has difficulty getting up off the floor...and last but not least Zeus who came in to us as a stray in really rough shape, come to find out he is only 4 to 5 years old, but still has issues with getting up off the floor and being active due to malnourishment and what ever else he may have had to deal with in his life so far! Thank you for the beds and helping to make the animals more comfortable while waiting for their new forever homes!!!!
PET OF THE WEEK
A prettier cat than one-year-old Jenny?
We’ve looked all around,
but we haven’t found any!
A tiger-striped girl who’s playful and sweet,
Our Jenny’s a dynamo on four nimble feet!
She once wandered about all alone, as a stray;
Now she’d like to come join you--
Adopt Jenny today!
Also Available for Adoption: Many cats, all ages, genders and sizes; Male & female Plott Hounds, female Pit Bull, female Rottweiler, female Shepard mix, male Lab mix, male Chihuahua mix.
For current information about strays, call us or check our Facebook page.
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 $50 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!
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.
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!
NO THRIFT SALE ITEMS WILL BE TAKEN AT THIS TIME
As nice as so many of you are in your generous support of Washburn County Area Humane Society by wanting to donate items for the next thrift sale, the idea of another sale at the shelter has been put on hold, so no items will be accepted at the shelter for that purpose.
However, please keep the shelter in mind if you would like to have your own sale or coordinate a neighborhood sale event and donate all or a portion of your profit to the WCAHS. Anyone doing so would be recognized for their generosity on the WCAHS website and, to help with a sale promotion, official signs could be provided to make buyers aware that the people hosting the sale are donating the profit to WCAHS and possibly be more generous in their purchasing.
What's Happening at WCAHS
Scoopable cat litter, detergent, bleach, cat treats. 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.