Oshkosh Area Humane Society Asking for Public’s Help to “Clear Out the Shelter”

OSHKOSH, Wis., April 5, 2024 — Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) is asking the public to help “Clear Out the Shelter” by adopting or fostering the homeless animals in its care, in order to prepare for upcoming renovations.

The shelter is planning to install new flooring in a few of its rooms, as well as complete other much-needed renovations, beginning in early May. The shelter has not done any renovations to its current facility, located at 1925 Shelter Court in Oshkosh, since it moved to the location 19 years ago.  

The community is asked to consider adopting or fostering one of the cats, dogs, rabbits or small animals in its care, to help the animals get out of the shelter so that they do not have to endure the stress of the loud noises, dust, permeating smells and other commotion and activities that will result from the upcoming renovations. As of April 1st, OAHS had 150 companion animals in its care.

If community members are unable to adopt or foster a pet at this time, they are asked to help by sharing social media posts from the OAHS Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OshkoshAreaHumaneSociety) and OAHS Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/oshkosh_humane_society/) pages. They can also print posters of available adoptable pets in community locations; PDFs of adoptable pet posters are available by emailing emily@oahs.org. The public can view the status of the number of animals adopted and the posters at https://www.oahs.org/recent-news/1089-help-clear-out-the-shelter.html.

Oshkosh Area Humane Society’s mission statement is “To provide compassionate care and comfort to animals in need and to build a community that promotes humane treatment of all animals.” OAHS is a private, independent 501(c)(3) charity nonprofit organization. OAHS is not affiliated with, or part of, any other local or national humane organization and does not receive operational funds from any other organization or governmental entity. The organization provides safe shelter and medical care to more than 2,700 animals annually and serves hundreds of community members by taking in pets they can no longer care for, offering low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics, and providing a pet food pantry for pet guardians who have a pet in need. More information about the organization can be found at www.oahs.org.

More information about how the public can help “Clear Out the Shelter,” please contact Emily Anderson, OAHS Marketing & PR Manager, at emily@oahs.org or 920-810-1388, or by visiting https://www.oahs.org/recent-news/1089-help-clear-out-the-shelter.html.