Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Langlade County Humane Society expands and updates facility Submitted: 02/16/2017
Story By Katie Thoresen

Langlade County Humane Society expands and updates facility
ANTIGO - Three years ago the Langlade County Humane Society found itself in some financial trouble. 

"I think it was $19.10 in our checking account," said Board President Bob Zoretich.

But thanks to a supportive community, the humane society bounced back.

"During the next week we raised $13,000 dollars," said Zoretich. 

Zoretich says the shelter depends on those kinds of donations to keep caring for the animals.

"Our expenses are almost $200,000. We have to raise that money. About 95 percent of that money is all from donations and grants," Zoretich said.


But those are just day to day expenses like food, medicine, and vet checks.

When it comes to things like building improvements, it takes more than the average donation.

"We've been working hard to try to go out and write grants and get grants for our humane society," said Zoretich. 

Grants from The Remington Foundation gave the shelter a new roof, heating system, and more recently, new dog kennels.

Two years ago the humane society got at a $35,000 grant from the PETCO Foundation that helped pay for a brand new building. 

"It really helps us to adopt the animals out, make the environment better for our animals and the people and community that come in and visit us," said Zoretich.

But Zoretich says this is just these are just the first of what is hopefully many improvements to come.

"The building across the street here, a couple steps away is about 30 some years old," said Zoretich. "After time, you just have to think about how to take care of the animals and to build something in the community that's going to last."

The Langlade County Humane Society recently set up a Legacy Program.

People can now leave donations to humane society in their will.

Caring Paws is also holding an online auction. 

Follow the link below for more information.


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS
Green Alert IssuedSubmitted: 09/18/2018

EAU CLAIRE - A Green Alert has been issued for a 38-year-old veteran.

Nicholas Wagener was last seen in the City of Eau Claire on September 5, 2018, at approximately 3 p.m.
  
Wagener was riding a bright green bicycle and had a large backpack with him. He said he was going camping with his father, but no family member or friend has been in contact with Mr. Wagener since September 5th.

Wagener has left without contacting anyone for long periods of time in the past, most recently living in the woods using his advanced outdoor survival skills.

+ Read More

Play Video

WISCONSIN - Emergency teams met in groups throughout Wisconsin Tuesday for the North Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition.

The groups called in on a conference call to work through fake scenarios in each county.
Each county had to work through an emergency plan for a mass shooting.

Oneida County worked through a mock scenario at Hodag County Fest.


+ Read More

RED CLIFF - The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa says plans are underway for a cell tower on its reservation in northern Wisconsin, a need that was underscored by the recent drowning deaths of four family members in the Apostle Islands.

The family's calls for help on Lake Michigan went unanswered for hours due to poor cell coverage.

+ Read More

MADISON - A former prison guard who falsely claimed she had checked on a suicidal teen inmate has her job back.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the state Employment Relations Commission decided Wednesday to reinstate guard Rosemary Esterholm with $29,000 in back pay.

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb calls e-cigarettes use an epidemic among young teens and says he may even consider taking e-cigarettes off the market if sales to teens don't stop.

This has caused some disagreement with Tomahawk residents. Owner of the Northern Lights Vape Shop Tom Simic doesn't think that e-cigarettes themselves are the problem but irresponsible parenting is. He believes they are a good thing because they have helped people, including himself, quit actual cigarettes.

"I haven't had a cigarette since I started vaping, which was five years ago," said Simic. According to him, that's after over 20 years of smoking.



+ Read More

Play Video

LAONA - More than 130 veterans hit the links in Laona Monday for a day just for them.

Nicolet Country Club in Laona hosted its seventh annual veteran golf outing.

Former ROTC member Thomas Rice says having veteran-based events help keep veterans in touch with each other.

"[It's all about] the comradery and good times with not only the World War ll veterans but also Korean War veterans and Vietnam [veterans]," said Rice.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Hunters may need to change their habits starting Oct. 1.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 





Click Here