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DNA Testing - Breed Identification

Looks like a dog. Barks like a dog. It must be a dog! Until 'dog' needs to be entered into animal shelter software. Then 'dog' becomes 'Doberman', 'Dachshund', or 'Dalmatian'. Animal shelter staff must give their best guess, or opinion on what breed(s) that dog is. Can you help us do better? We would like to purchase 12 Wisdom Panel Dog Trax DNA kits to properly breed identify our shelter dogs. It is our intent to empower adopters by providing this resource on positive breed identification so that they may be successful dog owners. Knowing breeds and their habits, traits, and temperament can be critical in placing a dogs in appropriate homes.

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3rd Annual Run For Shelter - Sunday, May 15th at 9:00am

The 3rd Annual Run for Shelter will be held on May 15th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Race headquarters are at the Lakeshore Humane Society.

All runners and walkers welcome!
- Adult Registration $30.00, Children under 12 $15.00
- Course will be USATF certified with Bib Chip timing
- Cotton T-Shirt with Tech Shirt upgrade option (size guaranteed before April 15th)
- Overall and age group awards
- Refreshments
- Register online or in person at the Lakeshore Humane Society

All proceeds go directly towards funding the organization and our mission to help the lost and homeless animals of Manitowoc County.

Please email questions to the race director at

Note: While we would love if you could run with your dog, due to USATF rules we are not allowed to have runners with dogs on a certified course. You are more than welcome however, to have your leashed dog with a family member or friend cheering you on at the finish line.

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Van Restoration

We are continuously driven to improve the lives of shelter animals, and often it means making much needed improvements to equipment that supports their care. We can't do it wit out you...please consider helping us with our latest campaign.

Petco Foundation Grant

The Lakeshore Humane Society is honored to receive a $10,000 grant to help extend our efforts and serve the Petco Foundation’s mission to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them. The generous gift will be used for pre-adoption spay and neuter costs as we do our part in reducing the overwhelming animal population that enters shelter doors across the nation.

For more information about the Petco Foundation, visit

Volunteer Handbook/Application Changes

Beginning February 2015, all volunteers will need to submit a new application and attend one of our monthly orientations prior to volunteering. To work with our dogs, there will be an additional “Dogs 101” session required. Volunteer applications will then need to be renewed on a yearly basis.

ORIENTATIONS WILL RUN THE 3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 10AM @ LHS. The “Dogs 101” Session will immediately follow.

THANK YOU!! We couldnt do it without you!

Cat Tales - A new shelter program
Lakeshore Humane Society would like to introduce you to our new reading program, Cat-Tales. In an effort to keep our cats socialized and happy, and help kids keep up with their reading, we'd like to invite readers from grades K-6 to stop in with their favorite book and sit in a colony room of their choice to read out loud. We have forms to fill out to keep track of your time. For every 20 minute block of time read you get to pick a prize of a sticker or pencil. For every 3 twenty minute blocks of time read you can pick from other prizes such as a paws bracelet, charm or small stuffed pet. For every 6 blocks of time read we will place a $5.00 adoption fee sponsorship on an animal of your choice. Stop in at the Front Desk and ask for a Cat-Tales form and get reading!

If you have any questions about the Cat Tales Reading Program, please email Tina at or call the shelter at 920-684-5401 for further assistance!

It is a fun and easy way to get kids involved and make a difference our shelter cats lives. Kids will benefit from the confidence they will gain from practicing reading! Hope to see all cat-lovin' kids reading at the shelter!

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Lakeshore Humane Society T-Shirts

Our friends at LaCroix tees have set up an online shop for us....$5 of every shirt sold goes to the shelter! Order yours today! Tank tops, short sleeve tees, long sleeve tees, and hoodies! Also lots of other fun items to see! Visit their website at

A great way to show (wear) your support of the Lakeshore Humane Society while also donating through your purchase!

Volunteers Needed.

LHS is in great need of volunteers to help out with the daily laundry and dishes, morning or evening cat cubby care at Petco one day a week, and transportation of LHS animals to and from veterinary clinics some weekdays.

Thank you for sparing some of your valuable time to make the homeless animals comfortable while waiting for their forever family to adopt them.

Click Here to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

LHS Keeper
NOTE: When paying via PayPal, please remember to check the "recurring" button. Thank You!

What is a Keeper? A Keeper is a donor that month after month gives of themselves so that the thousands of animals that go through the shelter doors have a safe place to stay when there is nowhere else to go. A place to enjoy a warm bed, a bowl of food, fresh water and a kind hand to scratch their head.

All of which can be provided to these animals because of you.
How do small donations change lives?
$5- May give a dog his first toy in years
$10 – Will feed a mother and her kittens for a day
$20- Can give an animal life saving vaccinations
$50 – Spays or Neuters a pet to allow them a longer, happier life while helping to reduce the number of unwanted animals that are born.

The benefits of becoming a keeper of the humane society are two fold:
  • It allows you to budget better knowing exactly how much and when your donation will take place.
  • It also allows the shelter to plan and improve ordering since we will have a steady stream of donations from all our ‘keepers’ just like you!
You can become a Keeper by donating via paypal or by downloading our brochure and mailing or dropping it off at the Lakeshore humane Society.

Wall Of Love

Celebrate a life you share together now, or a memory you hold dear, express your appreciation or love for your family or pet through an imprinted tile.

If you're interested in learning more about purchasing an imprinted tile, contact the Lakeshore Humane Society via email or by calling 920-684-5401.

Download Wal of Love Order Form (PDF) or order via Paypal.
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