Your Donation Saves Lives

We are able to provide our life-saving services to pets in need due to the kindness and generosity of our donors.
You may choose a fund or donation type below to make a secure online donation, text OAHS to 53-555 to donate, or mail a check made out to OAHS to 1925 Shelter Court, Oshkosh, WI 54901. We thank you for your generous support! 

All donations in our General Fund go to the area with the greatest need for our Lifesaving Programs. Thank you for believing in the work we do for animals in need and, more importantly, for believing in each one of them. We could not do our lifesaving work without your support!

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.

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.

Will you be their 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 cat condo, cat gallery, small mammal area or dog adoption area as a Humane Hero. With your help we can continue to give our animals the highest level of care during their stay with us. The animals and OAHS are counting on your pledge for one, full year. Participants can pay monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or annually (no reminders).  THANK YOU for being their Hero!

Membership not only saves lives; it transforms lives. Our members are the backbone of OAHS. Membership supports OAHS life-saving programs and services. All memberships renew annually in March of every year. Individual Memberships are $25, Family $50. Members receive 20% off all merchandise and products sold at OAHS for the entire membership year and receive voting privileges at the Annual Meeting (not required).

Most importantly, membership means the start of something remarkable for animals in need.

The Cuddles Fund is named after the little white puppy who brought a community together. Her abusive owner beat her, threw her into the trunk of his car, drove to the shelter and then threw her over the 6-foot fence, breaking her pelvis. There was a great outpouring of support for Cuddles, making her life-saving surgery and 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 Cuddles Fund covers healthcare costs associated with urgent care and specialty medical cases. Over the years many abused, neglected and/or suffering pets have been saved because of continued gifts to the Cuddles Fund.

This fund serves as a testimony of the power of compassion and generosity 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.

The Silver Paws Fund ensures senior animals receive the extra medical care they need so they can start a new chapter of their lives while giving peace of mind to the people who love them. There are many reasons why senior animals are brought to the shelter.  Sometimes, if an owner is elderly or ill, life changes can affect their ability to care for their pet any longer.

The average amount spent on a senior animal (dogs 8 years and over and cats 10 years and over) is $381. OAHS provides needed medical care for seniors with conditions such as Hyper- and Hypothyroidism, dental issues requiring cleaning and/or extractions, arthritis, and other undiagnosed issues that may be found.   Your donation to Silver Paws will give senior pets get a healthy, new start. Please consider making your gift to Silver Paws today.

You can make the magic happen for homeless pets by becoming a 2024 Walk for the Animals Event Sponsor.

Make a secure sponsorship donation through our partner Givebutter at

Donor Privacy Policy

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) privacy policy is in place to keep donors’ personal information private. We define donors as any individual or group supporting the Oshkosh Area Humane Society through gifts of money or items. Personal information gathered online and/or through mailings such as membership, fundraising campaigns, and e-Newsletter distribution are kept safe and confidential through internal procedures including credit card and payment protection, and privacy and database management. OAHS’ privacy policy means donors’ names, credit card and other payment information, addresses, email addresses and telephone contact information, whether gathered online or through mailings, are never disclosed to third parties.

It is the policy of the OAHS to publish constituent’s names, gift designations and/or amounts only when given permission by the constituent and where appropriate such as when it is a stated benefit of membership or giving level. A gift made in honor or memorial of a pet or person remains anonymous unless the donor requests the amount of the gift be disclosed.

The OAHS may contact members or donors by mail or e-mail to alert them to OAHS special events, news, promotions or funding requests. Individuals may elect to stop receiving mailings and/or e-mails at any time by contacting and requesting they receive no postal and/or e-mail. The OAHS does not sell, share or trade constituent information, including names, credit card information, addresses, email addresses or telephone contact information, with other organizations.