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THANK YOU ALL! THE BASH WAS AMAZING!

Absolutely no words could possibly express how wonderful the 13th Annual CCHS BASH was! It was amazing! We are so grateful to Everyone who donated, sponsored, attended, bid, bought raffle tickets, apparel and spun the prize wheel. It truly represents the kindness, generosity and spirit of helping that makes our community so great! Thank you all for making a difference for animals at CCHS!

Also a special thanks to all the incredible volunteers and dedicated staff for all your time and effort to pull the bash together for everyone to enjoy.

We could not help so many animals if not for the incredible community, support and animal loving people who call come together to make this happen.  Thank you!

OUR WONDERFUL CCHS BASH SPONSORS – 2017

ALPHA DOG – $1000 – SUPERIOR NATIONAL BANK

COOL CAT – $500 – AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.  – Ted Simonsen

CAT’S MEOW – $250 – RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate

Animal Lover – $100

  • Aspirus
  • RC Mechanical
  • Superior Family Chiropractic
  • IR Telemetrics, Inc.

CCHS Partner – Up to $100

  • Advance Tec Auto Body
  • Northern Auto
  • Ace Hardware – Calumet

Advertising Sponsors – Houghton Community Broadcasting and Eagle Radio

CCHS BASH DONATIONS MADE BY THESE AMAZING SUPPORTERS AND BUSINESSES: 

Donations:

5th & Elm

Adventure 4X4
Alana May

Ambassador

AmericInn

Anonymous

Apple Blossom Mercantile

Applebee’s

Armando’s Restaurant

Auto & Towing

Auto Pro

Auto Zone

Automated Pet Care Products

Barb’s Favorite Jams & Jellies

Beam Suntory Inc., Kris Rivest

Becki Clouthier

Betty Aebli

Bigby Coffee

Bisonette Sew & Vac

Bodies in Balance

BOGS

Bonfire Sreakhouse Bar & Grill

Bonfire Steakhouse Bar and Grill

Bonita Blackburn

Bookworm

Burger King

By Nature

Calumet Golf Club

Candie’s Corner

Car Quest

Carmelita’s Restaurant

Carol Steen

Caroline Penny

CCAA

CCHS Volunteers and Staff

Charmed Gifts & Jewelery

Chickadee’s

Chris Rothbauer

Clare Gaff

Clyde Elmblad

Coca Cola – Hancock Bottling & Marquette

Copper World

Country Inn & Suites

Cross Country Sports

Culvers

Cyberia Café

Detroit Red Wings & Detroit Tigers

Domino’

Down Wind Sports

Drive Thru Depot

Erickson’s Feed, Seed & Pet Supply

Ed Gray

Ed LeBonte

Eve Wakeham

Ferrall Gas

Frog Valley Lumber

Garden View Asst Living

Good Times Music

Green Bay Packers

Hahn Copper

Haily Morris

Hancock Bike Shop

Hardee’s

Hilltop Restaurant

Homestead Graphics & Design

Iron Mountain Motor Sports

Joey’s Seafood & Grill Restaurant

Kaleva Café

Kangas Café

Karen Dugdale

Kerri Sleeman

Keweenaw Automotive

KONG Company

Kurug Dog Supplies

L & L Bar

La Cantina Restaurant

LB’s Chill & Grill

LeRita & Kurt Allert

Lindell’s

Lisa Ruelle

Loading Zone

Lois Siler

Lynn & Jason Makela

Mac Marzke

The Jam Lady

Magic Kiln

Magnuson Franklin Square Inn

Mary Ann Gedda

Margaret Landsparger

McDonalds

McGann Building Supplies

Melissa Parker

Michigan House Restaurant

Michigan Made

Mike’s Auto Repair

Miller’s lanes

Mine Shaft

Miners Café

Mont Ripley

Northside Auto

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts

OutletRhythm Bike & Board

Paige Waird Gallery

Pat’s Foods

Penninsula Auto Repair

Peterson Fish Market

Phoebe Wienke

Pizza Hut

Pizza Works

Properly Pampered

Quincy Footware

Quincy’s Dining

Red Carpet System

Regis Salon

Robin Stimac

Roger & Teresa Woods

Rosemary Grier
The Rosetta

Salon 1281

Sara Pingel

Sayen’s Auto

Sherri Kunnari

Soumi Restaurant

Sounds & Motion

Studio Pizza

Subway

Sue & Todd Ingram

Superior National Bank

Superior Rent All

Taco Bell

The Wood’n Spoon

The Zen Garden

Toni’s

Up & Running

Victoria’s Kitchen

Waterfront Ramada Inn
Wendy Morris

Advertising Sponsors:

Houghton Community Broadcasting

Eagle Radio

The Mining Gazette

 

Mark Your Calendar! The Bash is Back!

CCHS BASH – Saturday July 22  

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Live Auction 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Come enjoy a free hot dog and beverage, and check out all the gift baskets that you could win for only a buck!  Plus there are thousands of dollars in live auction items to bid on. And don’t forget the prize wheel where every spin WINS!

Each year the annual summer BASH is the  biggest fundraiser for CCHS. Help us grow our fundraising capacity through your generous  tax-deductible donation and feel good about a valued partnership and support of a great  community resource.

Special thanks to everyone who helps make the CCHS BASH an amazing event.  Supporters, businesses, visitors and volunteers all come together to help the animals!  Thank you!

OUR WONDERFUL CCHS BASH SPONSORS – 2017

ALPHA DOG – $1000 – SUPERIOR NATIONAL BANK

COOL CAT – $500 – AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.  – Ted Simonsen

CAT’S MEOW – $250 – RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate

Animal Lover – $100

  • Aspirus
  • RC Mechanical
  • Superior Family Chiropractic
  • IR Telemetrics, Inc.

CCHS Partner – Up to $100

  • Advance Tec Auto Body
  • Northern Auto
  • Ace Hardware – Calumet

Advertising Sponsors – Houghton Community Broadcasting and Eagle Radio

CCHS BASH DONATIONS MADE BY THESE AMAZING SUPPORTERS AND BUSINESSES: 

Donations:

5th & Elm

Adventure 4X4
Alana May

Ambassador

AmericInn

Anonymous

Apple Blossom Mercantile

Applebee’s

Armando’s Restaurant

Auto & Towing

Auto Pro

Auto Zone

Automated Pet Care Products

Barb’s Favorite Jams & Jellies

Beam Suntory Inc., Kris Rivest

Becki Clouthier

Betty Aebli

Bigby Coffee

Bisonette Sew & Vac

Bodies in Balance

BOGS

Bonfire Sreakhouse Bar & Grill

Bonfire Steakhouse Bar and Grill

Bonita Blackburn

Bookworm

Burger King

By Nature

Calumet Golf Club

Candie’s Corner

Car Quest

Carmelita’s Restaurant

Carol Steen

Caroline Penny

CCAA

CCHS Volunteers and Staff

Charmed Gifts & Jewelery

Chickadee’s

Chris Rothbauer

Clare Gaff

Clyde Elmblad

Coca Cola – Hancock Bottling & Marquette

Copper World

Country Inn & Suites

Cross Country Sports

Culvers

Cyberia Café

Detroit Red Wings & Detroit Tigers

Domino’

Down Wind Sports

Drive Thru Depot

Erickson’s Feed, Seed & Pet Supply

Ed Gray

Ed LeBonte

Eve Wakeham

Ferrall Gas

Frog Valley Lumber

Garden View Asst Living

Good Times Music

Green Bay Packers

Hahn Copper

Haily Morris

Hancock Bike Shop

Hardee’s

Hilltop Restaurant

Homestead Graphics & Design

Iron Mountain Motor Sports

Joey’s Seafood & Grill Restaurant

Kaleva Café

Kangas Café

Karen Dugdale

Kerri Sleeman

Keweenaw Automotive

KONG Company

Kurug Dog Supplies

L & L Bar

La Cantina Restaurant

LB’s Chill & Grill

LeRita & Kurt Allert

Lindell’s

Lisa Ruelle

Loading Zone

Lynn & Jason Makela

Mac Marzke

The Jam Lady

Magic Kiln

Magnuson Franklin Square Inn

Mary Ann Gedda

Margaret Landsparger

McDonalds

McGann Building Supplies

Melissa Parker

Michigan House Restaurant

Michigan Made

Mike’s Auto Repair

Miller’s lanes

Mine Shaft

Miners Café

Mont Ripley

Northside Auto

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts

OutletRhythm Bike & Board

Paige Waird Gallery

Pat’s Foods

Penninsula Auto Repair

Peterson Fish Market

Phoebe Wienke

Pizza Hut

Pizza Works

Properly Pampered

Quincy Footware

Quincy’s Dining

Red Carpet System

Regis Salon

Robin Stimac

Roger & Teresa Woods

Rosemary Grier
The Rosetta

Salon 1281

Sara Pingel

Sayen’s Auto

Sherri Kunnari

Soumi Restaurant

Sounds & Motion

Studio Pizza

Subway

Sue & Todd Ingram

Superior National Bank

Superior Rent All

Taco Bell

The Wood’n Spoon

The Zen Garden

Toni’s

Up & Running

Victoria’s Kitchen

Waterfront Ramada Inn
Wendy Morris

Advertising Sponsors:

Houghton Community Broadcasting

Eagle Radio

The Mining Gazette

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ticks and Lyme Disease

After a long winter, it’s hard to find anything bad to say about the arrival of spring. But the Copper Country Humane Society (CCHS) would like to remind everyone that the warmer weather that lets them enjoy long walks with their four-legged friends also signals the emergence of a less welcome arrival: ticks. And, with them, the possibility of Lyme disease.

Shelter director Becki Clouthier estimates that about ten dogs a year arrive at the CCHS testing positive for the disease, a number, she says, that has grown each year.  Typically, she and other shelter workers only test those dogs at greatest risk: hunting dogs, outdoor dogs, animals that come in with ticks on them and young dogs displaying lameness in their hind quarters, a known symptom of Lyme’s.  Confirmation of the disease is followed by a 30-day course of antibiotics, a treatment Clouthier said cost $150 per dog.  

In response to an email, Dr. Ivy Barnhart, DVM, of Copper Country Veterinary Clinic responded that she, too, has seen an increase in the number of animals testing positive each year, partly due to increased testing. “However,” she added, “ people who have lived in the area for a long time have stated that ticks were never as abundant as they are now.” The veterinarian said she suspected environmental and ecological changes may be responsible for the surge in the local tick population.

Primarily, it is through annual testing that the presence of the disease is discovered.  “It is important to note,” Dr. Barnhart reminded, “that dogs do not get a ‘bull’s eye rash’ after being bitten by ticks like people do. When a dog comes in that has a history of limping on more than one leg and seems generally painful and lethargic, we will often test for Lyme disease. Sometimes these dogs are so painful that they can’t walk and have to be carried by their owners.”  

Another Lyme’s red flag may be the discovery of kidney disease, an illness that can develop as a secondary response to the infection. While not every animal’s illness will progress to that point, Dr. Barnhart warned that dogs who do “tend to respond poorly to treatment.”

On a more optimistic note, the vet added that “Thankfully, our canine friends do not typically seem to develop the same chronic illness symptoms associated with Lyme infection that some people do. However, the dogs that develop joint pain and kidney disease are seriously ill, and it is important to do everything we can to prevent dogs from suffering in this way; there is no way to predict which dogs will become severely affected by Lyme disease.”

In closing, Dr. Barnhart noted “ ticks that carry the bacteria are very common in this area,” and recommended, “that all dogs that are at risk of exposure to ticks (which is most of the dogs in our community) be protected with an effective tick prevention product and vaccinated annually.” An annual shot is necessary, she said, because the vaccine “is NOT associated with prolonged immunity.”

While CCHS does not offer Lyme disease inoculations, they provide a reduced cost dog and cat vaccination clinic. DHPP/FVRCP shots are available for $10; rabies shots are $10 for a 1-yr vaccine or $15 for a 3-yr vaccine.  In addition, microchipping is available on site for $20. Pet ear cleaning and nail trims can be provided for a donation. Keep your eyes open for the next vaccination clinic this fall!

Written by Susan Rasch

 

Easter Bunny Welcomes Donations

If you and your cat or dog show up at Auto Value of L’Anse today between 9a.m. and 1p.m. and donate a used blanket, some canned pet food or kitty litter, you can get a picture taken of your pet with the Easter Bunny. Free! No foolin’! That’s because the business is using its first ever Pet Appreciation Day to give the Copper Country Humane Society (CCHS) a hand. Co-owners Jackie and Ron Skytta, longtime animal-lovers and puppy parents of shop dogs Adah and Annie, have announced that anyone showing up with items from CCHS’s website priority wish list can leave the store with a holiday pic. The Skyttas said other items earning a free pet picture include paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach, small paper plates (6” in diameter) and white or colored copy paper.

The CCHS is deeply grateful to Auto Value of L’Anse and the many other businesses that have stepped up to help animal over the years.  That’s because the no-kill animal shelter is 100% locally funded. Contrary to a common misunderstanding, the CCHS is not a subsidiary of any national or state group, such as the Humane Society of America.  CCHS relies entirely on grants, fundraising events and donations to provide a safe haven for the many animals they have housed and rehomed since the group first formed in 1972.

The shelter, which looks after approximately 900 lost and abandoned animals from Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties each year, is also proactive when it comes to animal protection. They offer low-cost vaccination clinics in Houghton each spring and, for the first time, this year will offer one in Baraga County as well. Dates and locations for the clinics will be announced soon.  In the meantime, on Mondays from 4-8 p.m. you can bring in your cat or dog to be microchipped at the rate of $20 per animal, something that can cost pet-owners as much as $75 to do elsewhere.

I’ll continue to pass along information about the Copper Country Humane Society each month in this space. And, if any of my Tanglewood Farm animals do anything silly, you’ll be the first to know. Having said that, I can’t help but wonder if the Skyttas have ever tried photographing emus?

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This article first appeared on April, 1, 2017, in the Daily Mining Gazette

Use Amazon Smile Today and Donate to CCHS

Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Copper Country Humane Society. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7423778.

CCHS is always looking for a few necessities. Check out our Wishlist , our Amazon wishlist, and send items to our mailing address!

PO Box 453
Houghton, MI 49931

 

Become part of CCHS today!

Would you like to be a hero? Want to Make a Difference? Come be part of the Copper Country Humane Society’s Team of Volunteers! Get Involved Today!  Here are just some ways you can help the animals and make a difference. 

  • Event planning and Fundraising
  • Social Media Networking
  • Computer/Website skills
  • Finance and Accounting skills
  • Animal Socialization and Interaction
  • Shelter Maintenance
  • Attend a Board Meeting /Join the Board

Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month – 6pm – Evangel Baptist Church – Houghton.  Note – Board meeting location can vary so please check facebook or contact CCHS to verify location of board meeting.

Please contact CCHS for more information on how you can be an active volunteer.   ** www.cchumanesociety.com  **  Email: contactus@cchumanesociety.com

 

CCHS SUPPORTERS CCHS Sponsors