The Oneida County Humane Society began advocating for humane treatment of animals and children in 1913 when it was officially recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization. Many local newspaper articles on Humane Society activity report their involvement in anti-cruelty cases, especially regarding horses, and including some cases involving children. Some newspaper reports show that a Rhinelander Humane Society existed for a time. During the early years, a “dog pound” was located in downtown Rhinelander, providing confinement solely for stray dogs, and only for a limited amount of time. Eventually, the City of Rhinelander built an “animal shelter” on Stevens Street. The Rhinelander Animal Shelter currently provides services to all of Oneida County animals.
Over the years, members of the Oneida County Humane Society actively provided funds for area animal shelters and humane societies. In 2011 a small group of area animal lovers came together with the hope of expanding the Society’s activities to include education to the public and greater assistance to the Rhinelander Animal Shelter. On July 1, 2012, the Oneida County Humane Society assumed operational responsibility for the Animal Shelter, renaming it the Oneida County Humane Society Adoption Center.
Meet Mufasa. He came to us as a stray a few months back. We are guessing him to be in his mid teens. Mufasa is currently in a foster home getting spoiled and all the cuddles he wants, however he still needs his forever home as the other feline in the foster home is not a fan of Mufasa. Mufasa is neutered, current on his distemper, Feline leukemia and FIV tested negative, and has a microchip. His foster mom says he loves to be by you and makes an amazing lap cat. He would do well in a home with other pets and children. If you are looking for a friendly cat and want to give him a home to retire in, call OCHS at 715-362-5992 or PM us to set up an appointment to meet him. Mufasa is a sponsored cat - No fee for the approved family.