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Spring Vaccination Clinic

The Copper Country Humane Society will be having a vaccination clinic on May 20th in the back parking lot of the Copper Country Mall. Pre-registers can show up around 11 am. If you don’t pre-register, expected starting time will be around 1:00 (depending on the number of pre-registers).



Dog DHPP: $10.00
Cat FVRCP: $10.00
Bordatella (Dog): $10.00 **needed if you board your dog**
Rabies (1-yr): $10.00
Rabies (3-yr): $15.00
*Must have proof of prior rabies to get the 3-year vaccination

Microchipping will be available for $20

Nail trims and ear cleaning are free!  You do NOT have to pre-register for chipping, nail trims or ear cleaning.


If you’d like a form to print at home and fill out before arrival, please email us at manager@cchumanesociety.com or you can fill out at the clinic.



Nico is Looking for a New Home!

Name: Nico
Age: 3.5 years
Gender: Male
Breed: Shepherd mix
Nico is a sweet, sensitive, snuggly dog with lots of personality. He is athletic and intelligent. He needs daily exercise and mental stimulation. He can be very mischievous but is content with lots of downtime as long as he has exercised or has done some indoor training.
We have worked with Sue Kapla of Canine Consultants (in Marquette) to improve Nico’s behavior. His behavior has improved tremendously, but still needs some work for him to be obedient around other dogs. He is good at skills such as sit, lay down, go-to-crate, off (of furniture), noticing and dismissing during walks (cars, people, other dogs if they’re far enough away), and maintaining eye contact.
He would do best in a home with no other pets or small children. We are incredibly sad to re-home Nico, but think it’s best since we have a new baby and Nico is showing signs of anxiousness around her.
If interested in meeting and possibly giving Nico a new home, please contact Amber and Matt via email at thomemd@comcast.net

11th Annual Coffee Table Raffle – WINNER

Congratulations to John Heywood! He joins the lucky group of coffee table raffle winners. A very special thank you to Dave and Diana Stimac – Nature’s Way Woodworking for making and donating 11 amazing coffee tables. Also thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and for supporting CCHS!

CCHS 11th Annual Coffee Table Raffle – This beautiful work of art could be yours! Dave & Diana Stimac (Owners – Nature’s Way Woodworking)have made and donated 11 incredible Bird Eye & Gem Coffee Tables to CCHS over the past 10 years. They have helped raise over $100,000 in the past 10 years.  Words can not express our deep appreciation for their kindness and generosity to help animals.  CCHS and the community are lucky to  have Dave & Diana Stimac supporting the cause to care for animals.
PLEASE CLICK here to purchase raffle tickets on line – http://www.events.org/cpage.aspx?e=112377

Tickets are also available at the Nature’s Wy Woodworking in Alberta, MI (12 miles south of L’Anse) and the Hilltop Restaurant in L’Anse. CCHS will also be hosting a booth at the TV6 Christmas Craft Show in Marquette December 8-10th and raffle tickets will be available during this event.  The drawing is December 10th, 2017

All proceeds from raffle goes to help the animals at the Copper Country Humane Society. Do not need to be present to win.  Winner is responsible for taxes and pickup or delivery. Must be 18 years of age to enter and void where prohibited.  MI License #R42633

THANK YOU for helping CCHS Help Animals!

Econo Foods Cares!

Econo Foods of Houghton has a long history of giving to the community.  Their “We Care We Share” program is an example of a local business giving back in a big way.  We would like to thank Econo Foods for their incredible donation.   We would also like to thank everyone who submits their Econo Foods receipts to CCHS.  They so add up to help our wonderful shelter and our precious animals.

The “We Care We Share” program goes throughout the entire year, so please continue to save all your Econo Foods receipts for CCHS.  You can mail them, drop them off at the shelter, or even just drop in the CCHS bin at the Econo Foods store customer service desk.  Also, don’t forget to save the “Our Family” bar codes.  CCHS also gets $0.05 for every bar code we turn in.  IT ALL ADDS UP to an incredible donation bi-annually to CCHS by Econo Foods.  We just need you to save your receipt and bar codes!    Thank you all for your support.  And don’t forgot to  shop Econo Foods and help CCHS!


We found our new best friend here!

My husband and I moved to Houghton so that my husband could attend Michigan Tech, and we brought our cat Salem with us. We had roommates before that had a small daschund dog, and we felt that Salem was feeling lonely being our only pet, so we decided to find him a friend. When we got to the shelter, we looked at a lot of cats, but none were really speaking to us, until my husband randomly decided to stick his hand at a cat sleeping in a somewhat hidden area of the shelter, and she seemed shy but started purring and rolling around. Something about this kitty spoke to him and we almost immediately decided she would be our new kitty.
The shelter volunteer/employee told us that her name was Jasmine, but that she did not come with the name and the shelter gave her the name, so we felt fine changing it to “Nara” as a little tribute to where she came from (Nara Nature Trails). Nara was extremely nervous, shy, and skiddish at first, and we started to wonder if she would be able to blend with us well, but after about a week she started to come around, and after a month she was completely transitioned into a full-time lap cat. We love how cuddly she is, and she is the perfect addition to our home and personalities. Salem really wants to be her friend and even cuddles and licks her, but she is still not certain about him and will sometimes hiss or even bat at him, but we know that in time they will be good friends.
We love Miss Nara and feel that she was meant for us, and it was the great staff and volunteers at CCHS that helped us discover and choose her. The staff was extremely helpful and never seemed to say “no”, no matter how many cats we asked to see and didn’t bat an eye at how many hours we stayed at the shelter trying to choose our kitty.
Salem was the son of a stray that showed up at my parents home, so Nara is our first adopted cat and we are completely sold on the concept, every cat from now on will be adopted and that is partly because of our experience here!

Seminar – Understanding Dog Behavior

Would you like to build a better relationship with your dog?


Turid Rugaas has had a lifelong commitment to understanding dogs, their behavior and body language.  Turid is perhaps best known for her acclaimed book, On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals. 

Highly popular and acclaimed, Turid travels almost every week-end through the Far East, North America and Europe offering seminars to a wide variety of groups and individuals working with dogs.

Turid will be in the United States in the fall of 2017 and will offer a two-day seminar at the Canine Consultants Behavior & Training Center in Rumely, Michigan on October 28 and 29.  Topics for the weekend will include canine communication, nose work, canine emotions, and building better relationships with our dogs!

For more information or to register contact:

Ann Becker    anjbecker@charter.net

Edith Finsaadal     efinsaadal@sbcglobal.net

Chris Olson    chrisol@frontiernet.net