Now you can help stray and abandoned animals by dropping your empty aluminum cans at Kim’s Cozy Cabin in Hazelhurst. Money collected from recycling the cans will be used by the Oneida County Humane Society (OCHS) to provide food, medicine, and housing for pets while they await adoption at the animal shelter in Rhinelander.
Kim Opsal, owner of Kim’s Cozy Cabin, recently installed a collection bin in the parking lot of her business. “When I became a member of the OCHS Board of Directors, I realized how great the need is for a steady stream of income at the shelter,” Kim said. “This is one way I can help.”
The shelter is currently owned and operated by the City of Rhinelander. “In a few months, though, OCHS will assume all responsibility for the shelter,” said Anna Kazda, President of the Board. “We will need support from all the animal lovers out there, and this seems like an easy way for people to help.”
Although the shelter is a Rhinelander-based facility, it serves all of Oneida County. “Our goal is to educate people throughout Oneida County that the services are for their use,” said Karla Ortman, Vice-President of OCHS. “We’ll need input, participation, and financial support from people on this side of the County in order to achieve that goal.”
Bagged, empty aluminum cans can be dropped off in the marked bin in the parking lot of Kim’s Cozy Cabin, 7247 Hwy. 51 in Hazelhurst. The driveway is easy to access and easy to turn around in.
For more information, to make a donation or to view adoptable pets, visit OCHSpets.org.