Arnell Memorial Humane Society is committed to helping animals. Our shelter accepts hundreds of animals every year, providing safety, care and adoption for lost abandoned and surrendered pets in rural North Western Wisconsin. We offer pet over-population protection through our Low Income Spay Neuter Assistance Program and behavioral education for pets and caregivers.
In 2020, we took in a total of three hundred eighteen animals. Fifty percent of those animals were found strays, made up of eighty-three dogs and seventy-six cats. Arnell Memorial Humane Society is happy to announce that we found wonderful homes for those that were not reclaimed by their owners.
Due to the pandemic last year, we were only able to have two of our main fundraisers: giveBIG and a Virtual Dog Walk. Our adoptions and donations throughout the year were our only other source of income. A couple of years ago, you donated to AMHS through giveBIG to help us remodel our adoption dog kennel area. The time has come to replace the linoleum flooring in our lobby and cat adoption rooms. We are seeking your help to be able to complete this task. Our goal this year is $18,000 with a $7,000 match from our Board of Directors and Nestle Purina. Our total from last year was about $23,000. We hope that you will all be as generous as last year. Our flooring is going to cost upwards of $10,000 and we hope to be able to surpass this and have extra for general operations.
We talk about the happy smiles that happen with each and every adoption at the Arnell shelter. This past week we were able to catch one on camera and wanted to share it with you. Three year old Rina, a Chihuahua-Terrier Mix pup, couldn’t get close enough to her new caregiver during the adoption process. She jumped up into her lap as the adoption application was being filled out and stayed there, much to her hearts’ content. Her happy smile is plain to see. Rina was home.
And Rina wasn’t the only one with a happy adoption smile. Elsie, a 12 year old Springer Spaniel found a wonderful home. She came to the shelter as a stray and was not reclaimed. Elsie still had pep in her step and enjoyed her daily walks in the sunshine. After spay surgery and the removal of multiple mammary tumors, Elsie was ready to go home.
These are just a couple examples of what we do for the unwanted animals that come to our shelter. We give them shelter, food, water, lots of TLC, multiple daily walks, medical needs, and pet enrichment. The staff and volunteers at Arnell Memorial Humane Society are dedicated to the animals and treat each one as one of their own. We urge you to support us and our mission. We could not keep doing what we do, without YOU!
Pictured above is Payton hand feeding two very under socialized dogs.
Pictured above is Jody socializing three dogs that came to the shelter very fearful and shy.