The Rhinelander Animal Shelter has a bright cheery look thanks to volunteers and paint donated by Sherwin Williams.
Staff and volunteers have changed the lives of cats and kittens in other ways, also. The shelter, a no kill facility, works at rehabilitating cats that have physical and emotional problems. Visitors will see rooms with cat lounges, things to climb and sleep on, toys and many free roaming cats. None of the cats are caged 24 hours a day. Doors open, they are free to socialize with humans and other cats. Volunteers feed, clean cages, do laundry, groom and interact with the animals daily.
All cats and dogs are neutered/spayed and are up to date with their shots. Puppies and kittens are adopted with a certificate to use for spay/neutering when they are old enough.
On July 1, the shelter will have a new name: Oneida County Humane Society Adoption Center. New animal “enrichment programs” are in the works. Volunteers will play key roles in the programs. There is no need to wait until July though. Caring individuals are always welcome.
For more information, call (715) 362-5992.