GENERAL FUND DONATION: All general donations are used to help homeless animals in some way. Your gift does make a difference. Thank you!
In memory of her Basenji “brother” Murphy, an anonymous OAHS supporter is matching dollar for dollar up to $10,000 in donations for a new animal transport vehicle for the Oshkosh Area Humane Society from October 1-21. Our most recent vehicle broke down on September 15 and has been deemed beyond repair. Since then staff have been using their personal vehicles to transport animals for a variety of reasons including bringing animals to offsite veterinary clinics for medical care, picking up animals found as strays in order to get them to safety and transferring animals from other shelters where they may not otherwise get the opportunity for adoption. A safe, reliable transport van is critical in continuing our Lifesaving Mission. Thanks to the generosity of this donor, we have an amazing opportunity to secure a new vehicle that will help save more lives. Please consider donating whatever amount you can.
More about Murphy: Since Valentine’s Day in 2002 at 8 weeks old, Murphy lived with his “mom” Kathy, as a very loved, very pampered member of the family. Murphy loved walks, cheese and any other kind of treat. One of his favorite things was water with ice cubes. He slept in bed, under the covers every night and enjoyed sunbathing in his big wing-backed chair and “yodeling” his thoughts on any matter. Kathy passed away in 2011, but his “sister” ensured that her beloved Murphy was able to stay in his home for the rest of his life. Murphy passed away from kidney failure and degenerative myelopathy on October 10, 2017. This gift given “For the Love of Murphy” will ensure thousands of other animals have the opportunity for a loving home just like Murphy had.
Live to Play lets dogs be dogs and allows them to play together and have FUN!
OAHS has seen amazing results using this program. Dogs waiting for adoption are less stressed and much happier. Dogs given the freedom to run and play are calmer and more settled when back in their kennels (Experts say 20 minutes of playing with another dog is equivalent to an hour walk.). Not only is it physical and mental exercise for the dogs, Live to Play gives OAHS staff more personality information about each dog. This added information helps OAHS make the best match every dog and its new family.
All one time donations are greatly appreciated. If you are a big time dog lover, you can become a Live to Play Best Buddy by pledging just $20 a month for one year. You can mail in your payments (no reminders are sent, it's all on your honor) or just choose reoccurring payments below.
Best Buddies are recognized with signage in the dog adoption area of OAHS.
HUMANE HEROES: Will You Be Our Hero? 7 days a week, 365 days a year, every animal in our care needs food, medical attention, and a safe, warm place to stay. Our Humane Heroes Program is dedicated to the daily care of these animals in need .
All it takes is a pledge of $25 a month, for one year, to list your name on a dog kennel, cat condo, or cat gallery as a Humane Hero. With your help we can continue to give our animals the highest level of care during their stay at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. The animals and OAHS are counting on your pledge for one, full year. No reminders will be sent.
Pledges are tax deductible. Thank you! Thank you for your interest in joining a select group of individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary concern for animals by becoming a part of the Humane Heroes monthly giving program. Our Humane Heroes Program is dedicated to the daily care of these animals in need. Humane Heroes pledge $25 a month for one year. Participants can pay monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or annually. No reminders are sent.
TRIBUTES: Looking for the perfect gift for an animal lover? Consider donating in their name, whether it's for a special occasion, event or just because. Please be sure to include all necessary information so an acknowledgement can be sent to the recipient by mail. Thank you.
MEMORIALS – Making a donation in memory of a deceased person or pet is a wonderful way to commemorate their life and what they meant to you. Per your request the family will receive an acknowledgment in the mail. Please be sure to include all necessary information for mailing an acknowledgement to the individual or family. Thank you.
Membership supports OAHS life-saving programs and services. All memberships renew annually in March of every Year. Individual Memberships $25 Family $50.
CUDDLES FUND: The fund is named after the little white dog tossed over the shelter fence by her owner in fall of 2000. Cuddles suffered a broken pelvis but because of the generosity of others she was able to be healed and placed in a loving home. The Cuddles Fund covers healthcare costs associated with urgent care and specialty cases. Over the years many abused, neglected and/or suffering pets have been saved because of continued gifts to the Cuddles Fund.
In late August of 2000 there was a great out pouring of love for a little, white, abused and injured dog known to OAHS as Cuddles. Her abusive owner beat her, threw her into the trunk of his car, drove to the Dempsey Trail shelter location and then threw her over the 6-foot fence, breaking her pelvis. There was a great outpouring of support for Cuddles, making her full recovery possible. Cuddles passed away in 2013 but her legacy lives on through the OAHS Cuddles Fund and the animals her fund has healed. The fund is designated for pets requiring specialized and/or urgent medical care.
OAHS believes pets with medical conditions deserve every opportunity to receive the medical attention they need along with the chance of finding a forever family. The OAHS will never forget Cuddles or her family, the Rhodes, for giving her such a wonderful home. The Cuddles’ Fund serves as a testimony of the good that can be achieved in this world and a tribute to the little dog who touched so many hearts.
To ensure Cuddles’ legacy carries on, please consider giving a donation gift to the Cuddles Fund.