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Lakeshore Humane Society's history dates back to the 1970s when a group of women came together and established Manitowoc County Humane Society. Angered by a senseless incident involving a stray dog, the women sought to change the fates of the county's homeless animals.
Through generous contributions and donations, they were able to purchase 6 acres of land in 1974. They completed construction of their shelter two years later in 1976, and in 1980 they opened the doors to their new facility, which was renamed Lakeshore Humane Society. In 1996 Lakeshore Humane Society expanded, allowing them to safely harbor more animals and better serve the needs of residents.
Lakeshore Humane Society strives to be transparent and provide all community members and interested parties with access to their statistics. These cover everything from their dog, and cat live release rates to their intake numbers. Their vision is to humanely care for vulnerable animals with compassion.
Caring for over 1,500 animals each year, Lakeshore Humane Society is reliant on ongoing support and donations from community members, private donations, and grants. They're also contracted with the municipality, enabling them to continue their mission to aid, advocate, and adopt.
Adopting a gorgeous cat or dog from Lakeshore Humane Society is simple. Here's how it works:
Adoption fees at Lakeshore Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations (including rabies), microchipping, deworming, flea treatment, FIV/FeLV testing for cats, and a free health exam.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.