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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



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!




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



5th & Elm

Adventure 4X4
Alana May




Apple Blossom Mercantile


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


Bonfire Sreakhouse Bar & Grill

Bonfire Steakhouse Bar and Grill

Bonita Blackburn


Burger King

By Nature

Calumet Golf Club

Candie’s Corner

Car Quest

Carmelita’s Restaurant

Carol Steen

Caroline Penny


CCHS Volunteers and Staff

Charmed Gifts & Jewelery


Chris Rothbauer

Clare Gaff

Clyde Elmblad

Coca Cola – Hancock Bottling & Marquette

Copper World

Country Inn & Suites

Cross Country Sports


Cyberia Café

Detroit Red Wings & Detroit Tigers


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


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


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


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


Sue & Todd Ingram

Superior National Bank

Superior Rent All

Taco Bell

The Wood’n Spoon

The Zen Garden


Up & Running

Victoria’s Kitchen

Waterfront Ramada Inn
Wendy Morris

Advertising Sponsors:

Houghton Community Broadcasting

Eagle Radio

The Mining Gazette