PAWS & CLAWS
Our annual Paws & Claws Holiday Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, December 8th. This special
celebration is one of our biggest events of the year! Held at the American Legion Post 73 in Neillsville (at 6 Boon Blvd),
this event celebrates all of the good work being done at CCHS. Doors open at 3:00 p.m., and our buffet will be
available for you to enjoy starting at 3:30. Our buffet menu includes lasagna, pizza, sweet potato fries, egg rolls,
onion rings, nacho bar, garlic bread medallions with cheese sauce, veggies with dip, hot chocolate and hot apple cider, along
with coffee, milk and water. One of the highlights of the event is always our Dessert Extravaganza. We'll
again have an amazing selection of pies, cakes, cookies, cheesecake, bars, and candy, just to name a few. It's
more desserts in one place at one time than you can imagine, and the true challenge is deciding which treats to try.
It all sounds yummy!
Throughout the buffet we'll be showing a slideshow of our happy adoptions from the past
year. There's so many great pictures of new families with their new pets to enjoy. There will be beautiful
Christmas decorations to set the mood, and we'll also feature pictures of adoptable pets from the Shelter on each table.
There will be a presentation reviewing all of the events of 2013, and there's always some great highlights to share.
Some of the most fun happens with our silent auctions and raffles. Amazing prizes have already been donated,
and there will be some fabulous things to win. Prizes include airplane flights, a signed Packers football, quilts, great
gift baskets, collectibles, lovely jewelry, and beautiful decorative items. Donations of additional prizes are most
appreciated and will be accepted right up to the day of the event. Please contact Cheri at 715-225-6228 if you have
questions about donating a prize. Pictures of many of our prizes can be seen at http://www.pinterest.com/petshelter/2013-paws-claws-holiday-celebration/. That way you can take a peek before you get there! "Buy It Now" will also be featured as part of the
silent auction, so you don't have to wait to bid on a prize. You can buy it as soon as you see it and avoid all
the suspense. It certainly adds more excitement to the evening!
Tickets are just $20.00 each. They
are available at CCHS, CC Resale, Paws & Claws Adoption Center, by mail to CCHS (PO Box 127, Neillsville), or right here
online. You can pay for your tickets using your credit card on Paypal through the link below and we'll hold the
tickets for you at the door. Tickets will also be available at the door that day. You don't want to miss this
once-a-year event. Be a part of the great things happening at CCHS and start the Holiday Season off with a great celebration!
& CLAWS" Adoption Center
CCHS will hold it's next Adoption Fair at the Paws & Claws Adoption Center in the Marshfield Mall
on Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. "Paws & Claws" Adoption Center is located
right next to Furniture & ApplianceMart. We'll have lots of adoptable cats available for you to meet!
We even have some adorable kittens that you just don't want to miss. You might find a new best friend!
Adoption fees are waived on all cats over 6 months of age. What a great deal! Fabulous pet-themed merchandise
is now available at Paws & Claws. From lovely jewelry to beautiful photo frames to awesome pet furniture, there's
something for everybody. It's a great place to do some Holiday shopping for the pet lovers on your Christmas list.
We'll also have lots of information about everything that CCHS has to offer. Tickets for our upcoming Holiday Celebration
will be available for sale, too! Please stop by to visit with us and check out the Paws & Claws Adoption Center!
|Paws & Claws Adoption Center in the Marshfield Mall
ENTER OUR PHOTO CONTEST!
It's time again for our annual photo contest! So get your camera out and start taking those
special pictures! We have four categories: Best Cat Picture, Best Dog Picture, Best "Other" Pet (non-Cat/Dog),
and Best Buddies (pets with other animals, people or toys). There is a $5.00 entry fee per picture, but you can enter
as many pictures as you wish! There will be a $50.00 prize for each category. We will again have a professional
photographer to evaluate the entries, and photos will be judged on photo quality, content and overall theme. Complete
- Entries must be submitted (or postmarked) by January 31, 2014
- Entries may be submitted as printed photos or digitally by email
fee for each photo is $5.00. Please make checks payable to CCHS. Entries may be dropped off at CCHS, CC Resale,
or Paws & Claws Adoption Center. Entries may also be sent to: CCHS, PO Box 127, Neillsville, WI 54456
- Entries may be emailed to email@example.com. The entry fee must then be paid by credit card through the PayPal button below.
- Photos may be color or black and white.
- Any size may be submitted up to
5 & 7"
- Photos may be of any pet and must be taken by you.
- Please indicate category being entered, or CCHS will choose one for you.
- Photos become the property of CCHS and will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Photos may be used in any CCHS publicity.
- Winners will be announced on February
- Winning photos will be published in our Spring Great & Small Newsletter
and on our website.
Please be sure to send in your favorite pictures right
** Our Kitty City Cam is back!! Thank you for
your patience while we worked to string new cable and replace the computer. We're happy to say that you can now
watch our cats and kittens in Kitty City once again! **
In our ongoing efforts to
keep you entertained, CCHS is now broadcasting all the activity live from Kitty City!
You can watch from the comfort of your own home or office, although
we don't condone watching on company time. :-) You'll be entertained by the antics of all
of the characters living in Kitty City.
We're so excited to
be able to share more of what Kitty City is all about. It's a one of a kind place, and the cats and
kittens just love it. Many people never have the chance to visit CCHS.
Now you can see it all right here! Just click on the picture above and it will take you to the live feed.
FIND YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND AT CCHS!
The Clark County Humane Society
is overflowing with wonderful dogs and cats in need of new homes! To help bring more attention to these great pets,
adoption fees on some of our adult dogs are being waived. Adoption fees are also being waived on cats over 6 months
old. The same adoption process and procedures apply. You can check out all of our adoptable dogs and cats right here, and then submit your application online. Puppies and kittens are excluded from this special event. All adult
dogs and cats will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, blood-tested, microchipped, dewormed, and treated for fleas/ticks.
It's a great chance to find your new best friend! Don't miss it!
Clark County Humane Society is very proud to announce a new life-saving program! Clark County Humane
Society has a new initiative to create a healthier environment for Central Wisconsin's feral cats. Feral
cats are cats that are most likely never going to be house pets. They just don’t like to be handled
or to hang out with people. However, they are still fantastic cats in their own right, and need a chance
to live out their lives in an environment where they are comfortable and happy.
Central Wisconsin Feral
Friends is a new program sponsored by Clark County Humane Society to achieve exactly that! CCHS is seeking
locations (primarily rural property owners) that are willing to provide just three things for these feral cats:
SHELTER, FOOD and WATER.
CCHS will ensure that these cats are spayed/neutered, blood-tested,
vaccinated for Distemper, Rabies and Feline Leukemia, treated for fleas and dewormed.
There is no fee to adopt.
It is that simple to have a (free!) healthy barn cat, and to save a life in the process.
Please visit http://cwferalfriends.wordpress.com/ to learn more about the program and its benefits to everyone! Spread the word! If you can help, sign up
to shelter feral cats. If you'd like to participate by donating funds (not cats!), get in touch with the contacts below.
Together, we can make our world a healthier and happier place!
Central Wisconsin Feral
at Clark County Humane Society
W3926 State Hwy 73
Neillsville, WI 54456
Did you know? CCHS has been a No-Kill Humane Society since 1997. Wow!! We're so
proud of the work we're doing and the lives we're saving, and we want to share the statistics with everyone.
Please click here to visit our page of Adoption Statistics where you can read about the amazing difference we're making in so many lives!
Follow CCHS on Twitter
Did you happen to notice some new buttons on the top of our webpage? CCHS is now on Twitter and
Pinterest! We're just getting started, so it's a great time to join in! You can follow us on Twitter -
our username is @CCHSpetshelter. We'll be tweeting about what's happening at CCHS and sharing pictures and other
fun stuff! We're also on Pinterest, with pinboards about CCHS, adoptable dogs, adoptable cats, and cute things we
had to share. Just click on any of the logos to check it all out. And don't forget about Facebook! Our
shelter's facebook page shows lots of Happy Home pictures, lost dog information, and events going on at CCHS. If
you enjoy what you see, please become a fan and share our pictures and stories with your friends. BK asked that we also
remind you about his facebook page, too. He's always full of wisdom and knowledge that he loves to share.
So please check it all out and follow along with CCHS!
Do you know what the item to the right is? Do you know how to use it? Can you find your
way to CCHS? THEN WE NEED YOU!! Right now we have a great need for volunteers! This time of year is always
a challenge as we are short-handed due to vacations and summertime traveling. But our cats and dogs still
need to be cared for. We could especially use help with cats during weekdays and dogs on weekends. If you've
ever thought about helping out at CCHS, now is the time! Spending some time with the cats and dogs at CCHS really
makes you feel good about helping out, and we'd be delighted to add you to our team of special people. We'll
provide all the training you need. Our cats and dogs will provide all the appreciation and love you can imagine!
Please click here to go to our New Volunteer sign-up form. Fill in all of the information and submit it. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you shortly and we'll
get you started. It's a great way to help make a difference for so many animals. Don't wait! Sign
WANTED: Kuranda Beds!
|'Charity' shows how much she loves her Kuranda bed!
Our dogs love Kuranda beds! They are so comfortable, and they help our dogs to be healthier, happier,
and more relaxed. They also help to make our cleaning easier. We'd love for each of our dogs to have a Kuranda
bed, but we just don't have enough. Would you like to help our dogs? Kuranda has a wonderful program that
lets anybody donate a Kuranda bed to us. By clicking on their logo below, you'll be taken to their website where
you can order a Kuranda bed through their special Shelter program. Prices are discounted by 28%, and they'll ship
the bed directly to us. It's a wonderful way to help our dogs enjoy their stay at our Shelter. Our dogs say
STRAY DOG INITIATIVE AT CCHS
Many dogs come in to CCHS as strays, having wandered off and lost their way home. Unfortunately,
only a few are returned back to their owners each month. At CCHS, we really want to have more happy reunions!
To that end, we are working with some new ideas to help owners find their lost pets!
have started posting pictures of any lost pets that come to CCHS on our Facebook page. You can just click here to go to www.facebook.com/petshelter to see pictures of the most recent strays. We will be posting these pictures within 24 hours of the dogs' arrival
at CCHS. There is also a photo album of all the stray dogs that have come to CCHS since April, 2011. That can be seen
by clicking here.
We are also working with WCCN/Central Wisconsin Broadcasting to share information
about lost pets. They air "Pet Patrol" each weekday at 11:30 a.m. on station 1370 AM with information about
lost pets. They are also showing the photos of the stray dogs on their website and have added a link back to us on their
site. We truly appreciate their help!
Please contact CCHS right away if you've
lost a pet. Even if it hasn't come to CCHS yet, having your information on file will enable us to get your pet back
to you more quickly if it should come to the Shelter. You may call the Shelter, email us, or post information on our
Facebook page. We hope to return many more lost pets back to their owners!
Or Cheaper by the Dozen....
Anyway you put it, we all know that two kitties are better than one! CCHS is happy to announce the return of our "2
for 1" Cat Sale! If you are looking to adopt two cats or kittens, the adoption fee is waived on the second cat.
Plus, if not already altered, you'll be able to have the second cat spayed or neutered through our Fixapet program at
no cost to you. It's an amazing deal! The two cats or kittens are required to live in the same home, and the
reduced adoption fees are non-refundable. Please stop in at CCHS to meet all of our cats and kittens. There's
never been a better time to add some new furry friends to your life!!
CCHS is on Facebook! Follow us by clicking on the Facebook logo above! Our
Facebook Fan Page is now even more exciting, as we've just added our adoptable pets. It's also where we feature
our Happy Homes Photos, and there are lots of updates posted from our adopters and fans too. Our Facebook fan page is
at www.facebook.com/petshelter. Be sure to sign up as a fan and then check back often to see what's been happening at CCHS!
BK is proud to announce that he now has his own Facebook page as well.
He'd love to invite everybody to be his new friend. Just click on his picture to the right to visit his Facebook
page or go to www.facebook.com/KittyInCharge. He'll be happy to share all kinds of pictures, news, and interesting tidbits. There's always lots of
BK wisdom to share, too. Don't miss it!
Charitable Money Market Account
Forward Financial Bank offers an opportunity to give back to your community through
a Charitable Money Market Account (CMMA).
You can open a CMMA
at Forward Financial Bank and specify CCHS as your charitable organization. At the end of the year, the bank will donate
.25 percent of your average balance to us. This donation comes from Forward Financial Bank, so it doesn't come out
of your pocket at all. This money will go directly to helping animals in need right here at CCHS.
We thank those Forward Financial Bank customers who have already selected
CCHS as their preferred charity of their CMMA. And we certainly thank Forward Financial Bank for offering this wonderful
program. We hope others will consider using this program to support CCHS.
FixaPet Program for Cats and
We are pleased to announce that our FixaPet program is now available for
cats and dogs. This low-cost spay/neuter program is available to anyone with a cat or dog that needs to be spayed or
Cat Neuter $50.00
Cat Spay $50.00
Dog Spay $80.00
This program is available to anyone from anywhere. There are
Click here for more details about our low-cost spay/neuter program!
Please contact a FixaPet Coordinator at the Shelter to make an appointment for your pet! Just call CCHS
at 715-743-4550 during our open hours of 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
We'll be glad to help your pet!
We really enjoy some of the pet commercials we watch on TV, and we'd like to share two of them with you!
Pedigree has a wonderful ad about their Shelter program which features many actual Shelter dogs. We commend them for
supporting the work of Shelters everywhere. And in case you were wondering, all of the dogs shown in the ad have been
adopted to new homes! PetSmart has a wonderful ad featuring "BoBo", one of our favorite toys. You can't help but
smile watching that one!
To view the ads, you must have Realplayer installed on your computer.
Then just click on the picture below, and enjoy!
|Pedigree Shelter Ad
|PetSmart "BoBo" Ad
ASPCA Ad featuring Sarah McLachlan
We absolutely love this ad. It is very powerful and almost brings us to tears each time we view it. The pets in the ad
are real and so are their injuries. We want you all to know that the ad is produced by the ASPCA (the organization that brings
us Animal Cops). We feel that they are a wonderful organization, worthy of your support. But, we also want you to know that
the Clark County Humane Society deals with the very same sad cases. We have also experienced the tragic things that can happen
Our canine and feline residents here at the Shelter often include those with amputations, eyes missing, broken legs and
spirits, etc. Some of the injuries are from accidents and others are caused by uncaring "humans". Whatever the cause, it's
not the animals fault and we have always done our very best to help them in any way we can.
We ask that when you view this ad, you look at the animals eyes, think about the pain they must have been in to endure
the injury and afflictions they have. Then think about how right here at the Clark County Humane Society you can help. Help
us to care for those who need us most, the ones with no home, no family, no one to help them. That's what we do here. We take
sad stories with likely tragic endings and turn them into happy futures with new loving families.
Come over to tour our Shelter during open hours and we'll be glad to show you the work being done here. You may be
so moved that you wish to join the team of kind and caring volunteers. So, please, by all means, send a contribution
to the ASPCA, but also remember the Clark County Humane Society right here in central Wisconsin too.
Please remember to use your Kwik Card at any Kwik Trip location to make purchases, especially your gasoline.
You'll earn a Kwik Card rebate of 3 cents per gallon of gas and 3% of your in-store purchases.You can then request
that your rebate be donated to our organization. In addition, Kwik Trip will donate another 1% of your in-store credit
purchases. You can designate your rebate to go to CCHS by calling 1-800-305-6666 if you currently have a Kwik Card.
Our Organization Number is 150283. If you do not have a Kwik Card yet, please go to www.kwiktrip.com to apply for one.This is an excellent way to help us raise money
for the pets here and it doesn't cost you a penny. Thank you for your help!!!!!
Do you spend time on the Web searching for information? Now you can help CCHS while you're doing it! We've
partnered with "GoodSearch" as a great new fundraiser to support our work with the animals!
This is a new and easy way to raise money for CCHS just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch.com. It's
simple. You use GoodSearch.com like any other search engine — the site is powered by Yahoo! — but each time you
do, money is generated for CCHS. Each search will raise $0.01 for our cause. That may not seem like much, but
if we have 100 supporters searching the web two times a day using GoodSearch, it will raise $730 for CCHS. And that's
a lot of money to us!!
Last year, search engines generated close to $6 billion in revenue from advertisers. With GoodSearch part of this advertising
revenue will now be directed to our work. We hope that not only will you use GoodSearch as your main search engine from
here on out, but will also pass this message on to your friends and family. The more people who use this, the more money will
go to help us.
Just click on the GoodSearch link above or below, and give it a try! You can even add it to your toolbar as your
preferred Search Engine. Instructions can be found on the GoodSearch website. Be sure to specify Clark County
Humane Society as your charity of choice. We think this is a great new way to raise money to help our cats and dogs.
Please try it out, and let us know what you think!!
This is BK, the mascot for CCHS! BK has been a wonderful addition to our staff, and everyone who meets him falls
in love with him. This is one of our favorite pictures, showing BK wearing his favorite Hawaiian shirt. BK has
taken over as "King" of CCHS, and he is a wonderful representative for the work that we do. Soon after BK was abandoned
at our door, we realized that he had a life-threatening medical problem. Through the generosity of our many supporters,
we were able to help BK through his surgery. He is now doing a great job greeting everyone that comes to visit
the Shelter. Please click on his picture to read more details about BK's success story!
The Clark County Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and adoption of cats and dogs. A wonderful
group of over 550 members, our goal is to assist the lost, surrendered, unwanted, and unloved cats and dogs of the area. We
care for them as if they were our own beloved pets while we search for their rightful owners, or try to find them a suitable
new home. All of our volunteers are so very proud that we are one of the few no-kill shelters in the state!
is located 7.5 miles southeast of Neillsville, WI, on Highway 73.
Our address is W3926 State Hwy 73, Neillsville, WI 54456. Our mailing address is PO Box 127, Neillsville,
CCHS welcomes you as a visitor to our facility anytime during open hours!
Open hours are 12-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
If you would like
to adopt a new member of your family, we always have a wonderful selection of friendly, healthy, clean, and well-cared for
pets just waiting to share your heart and home. Please stop by and see all of the wonderful animals available for adoption!!!