CCHS 2010 Fall Newsletter

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The Fall Copper Country Humane Society newsletter is finally here thanks to a host of volunteers and some great stories to share from all of you!

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CCHS 2010 Fall Newsletter

  1. 1. Cody’s Chronicle News from the Copper Country Humane SocietyNews from the Copper Country Humane Society It is estimated that over one million cats and dogs are hit by cars each year in this country. Most animals end up with broken bones and/or other internal injuries. Ole and Sweetie are two victims of such accidents. Ole, a sweet young yellow lab was hit by a bus, and Sweetie was a young mother cat with a litter of kittens who was hit by a car. Both survived the accident but not without major injuries. CCHS was called upon to help these stray animals. Upon Vet exam it was determined that Ole’s front leg had major nerve damage and com- plete amputation was needed. Sweetie suffered from a bad break and her leg was put in a cast. After both animals received vet care at AMC, they returned to CCHS. Sweetie was placed in foster care since she was still nursing her babies. Ole’s recovery was incredible. He was like a new dog meeting and greeting everyone at CCHS. Having the lame leg removed, provided him with so much more mobility and after a week of recov- ery, you would never even know he had a leg amputated. CCHS is called to help animals like Ole and Sweetie each and every month. The reasons range from being hit by a car, abandoned and starving or abuse but the need for CCHS to answer that call never changes. We are able to provide such wonderful care for these animals because of your support. 100% of all vet care needed to help these animals is raised by donations and fundraising events. Your support is needed. Fall/ Winter 2010 Survivors The Littlest Survivors On October 23rd, in a box on the side of the road in Baraga, were seven malnourished, shivering little puppies. Bones showing through their skin, hair missing from their bodies, and no food in their belly. These seven little survivors soon found a safe haven, a warm place to curl up, plenty of food and water and lots of love at CCHS. These are the animals you are helping, and we so appreciate your support. You provide us the gift to save lives. If you would like to know how to sponsor these pups or any of our great animals please visit our website, send us an email or give us a call. Thank you for helping us help them! Ole post amputation and recovered well at CCHS Sweetie doing well in a cast
  2. 2. Ole is Oh so Loved! I am writing to give you an update on Ole, whom we have now named Charlie. We found Charlie while looking at adoptable dogs on petfinder.com. We were concerned at first because he only had three legs. However, after contacting CCHS, they assured us that he would act like any other dog and would be able to do anything a four legged dog could do. After taking some time to think about it, we decided to schedule a visit. I think we can say that it was love at first sight. As soon as we saw Charlie, we knew that there was no way he was not going to be coming home with us. Our minds were made up, Charlie was going to be a Morissette. Since Charlie has lived with us, he has become the center of our lives. It didn’t take Charlie long to come out of his shell and he loves us all. Charlie also loves to go for long walks, multiple car rides, snug- gling, and playing with his toys. We tell Charlie everyday that we love him and will take care of him forever. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him because he is such a little charmer. We are so thankful that we were able to adopt him and make him part of our family. The Morissette Family Many of us have adopted wonderful “mix breed” mutts and often wonder what type of dog they are? We try to pick out the unique characteristics of different breeds and see if they fit our pet. Now, with DNA testing at an affordable cost, you can find out more about your incredible mixed breeds. Finding out the genetic make up of your dog can help you better understand your dog’s behavior, health issues and breed traits. Can you guess what these great adopted dogs are a mix of? How well do you know your furry family Friend? Photo “Charlie” all dressed up as a yellow submarine for Halloween Lollipop 50% German Shepherd 25% Black & Tan Coonhound 25% Labrador Retriever Buster 33% Boxer 33% German Shepherd 33% Siberian Husky
  3. 3. Letters from the Heart Hello, all you kind folks at CCHS, it's me, Biebs. Well, you may remember me as Bieber, the cute little black lab and escape artist mix who moved out about eight weeks ago. My pet parents thought I should write to let you know I'm getting all settled in my forever home. They also said I should say thanks for taking care of me until they could get there. And I should probably tell you some of the things I've been doing since I moved away. It was a long, lonely ride home and I was missing you guys already, but my new sister, also a black lab, was very reassuring. She told me they were taking us back where we'd all live together and I'd meet two more sisters. Then we'd all get fed, have play time and there would be way too much cuddles, including the dreaded "kisses on the pug." And I haven't always been the perfect boy, like that first night, I pushed the screen out, and the next day I escaped from my new crate and the day after that, pushed the screen from its frame. So, they fixed everything including the crate, but I don't use it anymore. I have a different place, they call it a kennel. It's OK, especially with a peanut butter kong and the bath sheet that make it a tent. But, you know, I really don't get to spend much time there because I have chores. My pet parents are nice but as my sister warned me, they're about half blind, nearly deaf and couldn't smell a rabbit if it was sitting right in front of them. So, probably no surprise one of things I do is help her lead the pet poppa back home when he goes for a walk to the river. There's also those three sisters who need to be played with and, oh, the tennis balls, this place is crazy with tennis balls. I'm going to have to go now, more learning to do. I'm being taught that just because it looks like a stick, smells and tastes like stick, doesn't mean it is a stick because it might be firewood. But before I go, I need to ask a favor, will someone there please give Miyoko a big lick on the cheek for me? She's a great lady and I'm lucky to have met her. Thanks again to everyone who made it possible for my pet parents and I to find each other! Beiber Hi! My name used to be Toffee. Now it is Isabelle Rose. Fancy name, huh? My mom saw me online and fell in love with me before she even met me. She decided to come to the Bash, fill out my adoption papers, and take me home! The first few nights I slept with my mom all night long. Then I got a little more comfortable and explored at night. I still sleep with my mom a lot of the time, though. I play with my brothers and sister pretty much all day. I keep everyone busy. That's Jasper in the picture with me. He takes care of me. I'm so glad that I came to CCHS. They saved me and my litter mates as well as my fur-mom. Thanks for taking care of me until my human mom came to get me. I love my family! Isabelle Rose PS. My mom calls me Bizzy Girl. She says it's kind of a pun, but I don't get it. Beiber, the 60 pound lap dog and his new dad
  4. 4. Become at Fan! CCHS is now on If you have not visited our Facebook page already, check us out at: www.facebook.com/coppercountryhumanesociety On our FB page, you will find out about upcoming events, volunteering, new arrivals, special contests, and supporting animals that need great people like you to help them! BECOME A CCHS FACEBOOK FAN TODAY! All groups, including previous 2010 Grand Prize winners, will be eligible for the "2010 Challenge Champion" $10,000 prize. This additional prize is to be awarded to the group with the most votes from all three Challenges in 2010. As of August 2010, CCHS IS IN THE TOP 10! Voting ends at midnight (PST) on December 19, 2010. Your daily vote helped us win $10,000 this summer and that incredible grant helped us make our dog kennels more dog friendly for shy and scared dogs with special doors and kennel covers, continue our efforts with spay/neuter and as always, care for those animals who need us most. Your votes also helped make CCHS eligible for this special "2010 Challenge Champion" prize. Thank you all for voting and please share with friends and family. You all are the real champions for CCHS!
  5. 5. Nature’s Way Woodworking 2010 could by your lucky year and this coffee table could be yours! Dave and Diana Stimac of Alberta (owners of Nature's Way Woodworking) donated this gorgeous hand crafted coffee table. Tickets available at Nature’s Way Woodworking in Alberta, Hilltop Restau- rant in L’Anse and CCHS Animal Shelter in Houghton. Tickets are also available on-line through PayPal. Visit our website www.cchumanesociety.com and click news and events for more information. You do not need to be present to win. $5.00 each or 3 / $10.00 Suggested Donation We would like to recognize the following businesses and individuals: 5th & Elm Coffee House, Anita Levy, Applebee's, Arby's, Armando's Restaurant, Auto Value, Barb's Favorite Jams and Jellies, Becki Clouthier, Beth and Bob Patterson, Bill Vertanen, Bob and Edith Snortland, Body Mechanix, Brittany Kallio, Caitlin Pionke, Calumet Mercantile, Calumet Pizza Works, Carla Belopavlovich, Carla's Lake Shore Restaurant, Carmelita’s, Charter Communications, Chuck and Cheryl Roberts, Clyde Elmblad, Conglomerate Café, Cousins Subs, Daily Mining Gazette, Dairy Queen, Renee Foley, Deborah Frontiera, Delaware Copper Mine, Denise Ruska, Diane Trudgeon, Domino's Pizza, Dr. LeGalley, Eagle Radio, Ed Gray Gallery, Eric Danielson, Erickson True Value Hardware, Ferrellgas, Frank's True Value Hardware, Gemignani's, Gino's Restaurant, Greenstone, Hardee's, Healthmart Pharmacy, Hilltop Restaurant, Houghton Radio Stations, The WOLF, Jacie Fisher, Jackie Safford, Jill and Bryan Henson, Jim and Betty Aebli, Jim and Marcia Slater, Jim Cayanus, Joanne Moros, Joey's Seafood and Grill, Karl Snortland, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, Kim McMullan, King Copper Motel, Kris Rivest, Dr. Jeff and Dena Ladd, L & L Bar, Lake Superior Tree Farms, LeRita Allert, Library Restaurant, Linda Laroy, Lindell Chocolate Shoppe, Lindsay Clouth- ier, Lisa Clouthier, Lynn Czarnecki, Mac Marzke, Mary Ann Beckwith, McDonald's, McGann's Building Supply, Melissa LaFernier, Michigan House Café, Mike Garland, Miyoko Wisti, MTU Student Athletes, Northern Stove & Pellet, Nutini's Restaurant, Pat’s Foods, Paul Perreault, Penney Jaeger, Perkins Restaurant, Peterson Fish Market, Portage Lake Golf Course, Quincy's Restaurant and Lounge, Quiznos Subs, Rachel and Patrick (Titan's people), Rachel Jackson, Raymond Chase, Robin Stimac and Courtland, Roger & Teresa Woods, Roger Heikkinen, Salon 1281, Sears, Selkey's Manufacturing, Shannon VanPatten, Shea's Shops, Shelden Grill, Slim's Café, Steve Waara, Superior Lube, Superior Pets, Superior Rent-All and Sales, Susan Lawrence, Taco Bell, The Ambassador, The Barber Shop, The Edge Tattoo, The Hut, The Isle Royale Line, The Loading Zone II, The Mariner North Resort, The Torch, Tim Elmblad, The Ingram Family, Toni's Country Kitchen, Toria Stein, Trail Creek Motors & Outdoors, Up North Mittens, Victoria's Kitchen, Vollwerth's, WMPL and 93.5 The Mix, and Wood 'n' Spoon. Drawing held at the 2010 TV6 Christmas Craft Show NMU Dome - Sunday December 5, 2010 The Copper Country Humane Society held its sixth annual Bash on Saturday, July 17th. The funds raised during the event will be of great help as we provide food, shelter, and medical care to the homeless pets in our area. We would like to thank the nearly 400 people who attended the event and contributed their dollars to the cause. Your generous support helps ensure our continued success as a “no time limits” shelter emphasizing sterilization as the key to no more homeless pets.
  6. 6. Holiday Music, Photos and Fun Noteworthy in Concert Come listen to the sweet music of this local adeline singing group. A variety of beautiful holiday music will fill the air. Sunday - December 5, 3:00pm St. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church 1010 Madeleine Street (By Sears), Houghton The concert is free and coffee and goodies social will follow the concert. Donations to CCHS at the time of the event will be greatly appreciated. Margaret Vroman Jodi Tuisku Robert, Holly & Eva Nemiroff Matt & Heather Neff Become a CCHS Cyber-Companion and Sponsor a Pet! Are you or is someone you know an animal lover who is unable to have pets of their own due to lifestyle, allergies, health, or other reasons? Would you still like to be part of the life changing experience of helping a pet in need? Now you can be part of this caring community by supporting a shelter that does not put time limits on life. Your personal commitment to spon- sor a cat or dog will help support that animal’s daily care including food, vaccinations and sterilization during his/her stay at CCHS. It is a great heartwarming gift to yourself, a friend or family member and it is a gift that helps creates a bright future one pet at a time. The sponsor’s name will appear with the sponsored pet on our website and be included in our newsletters. Visit www.cchumanesociety, email or call CCHS for all the details. Florence Dowling Jackie Huntoon Mohd Safayat Alam Emily Allen Lina Gomez Lloyd & Jeanne Lanto Cassandra & Andrew’s Wedding Photos with Santa It is that time of year again when young, old and four legged friends get to meet Santa and tell them all they hope for this Christmas Season. You, the kids and the pets all can get your picture taken with Santa! Make a $5.00 donation to CCHS at time of event get a 4x6 color photo keepsake. Saturday - December 18, 11am - 4pm Nara Nature Park - Welcome Center (Building Before CCHS Shelter) HWY US 41 - Houghton In Honor of all the 2010 Cyber Sponsors Northern Lights Clubhouse Sara Kinnunen Gernot & Julia Joachim Stephen Osterhout
  7. 7. CCHS Memorials & Honorariums Memorials and Honorariums received after October 25, 2010, will be featured in the spring newsletter. Thank you! CCHS extends our deep appreciation to all our supporters, volunteers, staff and local businesses for their continued support. For a list of those who help make CCHS possible please visit our website at www.cchumanesociety.com and click "many thanks". In Honor of ........................... Given By: Person Robert & Mary Fliesehmann ..............Katherine Dianda Calumet Theater Archives..................Ed & Jackie Trancik John & Gloria Myntti .........................Tim & Jackie Reyonalds Loved Ones ........................................Gladys Kautto Beth Patterson ....................................Larry Coke Kora Plummer (Happy Birthday) .......Christopher & Amanda Plummer Aili Prout............................................Elizabeth Howe Candie Kincaid...................................Evergreen Dev. Co. Barbara Bennington (Happy Birthday)Mary Ann Ruehling Sally Reagan (Happy Birthday)..........Kathryn Jarvi Molly .................................................Dana Johnson Betty Aebli.........................................Deana Lutz Pets Jinx, Gidget & Ming Joi .....................Marilyn Bourbonais Thorne................................................Theresa Hamlin Timmy................................................Robert McCarthy Squirty & Mocha................................Cindy Mytty Willy ..................................................Elizabeth Howe In Memory of.........................Given By: Person Mae June Wight..................................Neil & Susan Hayrynen Mae June Wight..................................Carole Whitaker Dear Friend Laurel..............................Elaine Kadlec Howard Anderson...............................Suzanne Houle Jim Jukari ...........................................Arthur & Julia Simila Hartley & Esther Roberts....................Charles, Diane & Kay Roberts Charles Allen......................................Patricia Benn Bernadine Arola..................................Rodger & NancyLu Arola Vernon Havens...................................Roland & Gloria McKinstry Lloyd Smith........................................Filmore & Karen Halonen Lloyd Smith........................................Eric Halonen Arthur Kela.........................................Arlene Kela Shirley Walot Richardson...................James Richardson Arthur & Louise Kolehmainen ...........Arthur Kolehmainen Ed Haltenhoff .....................................Mrs. Harriet Haltenhoff Dr. Nara..............................................Leona Burkman Shawn Dobry......................................Susan Rogala Janet Papworth ...................................Laurine Gale Chuck Allen........................................Beverly Evans Pat Londo ...........................................Dick & Mary Tuisku Jim Makela .........................................Ruth Clymer Dorothy Byrd......................................Garden Friends: Marsha, Mary, Sandra Yvonne, Eve & Joann Zora Zubiena ......................................Jennie Fett James Mattila Sr. ................................Lynn Anderson Dr. Richard Imm.................................Rick & Joan Petrilius Dr. Richard Imm.................................Marilyn Flannigan Helen Maki.........................................Susan Darling Jane Aldrich........................................George & Jean Mehrens Jane Aldrich........................................Jean Mehrens Michael B. King .................................Med-Pass, Inc. Art Flack.............................................Lloyd & Jeanne Lantto Luther Finnestad.................................James & Karen Laurinaho Helen M. Ross ....................................Doug & Jane Strieter Helen M. Ross ....................................Frances Passerello Helen M. Ross ....................................Charlotte Roberts Hazel & Charles Balconi ....................Charlotte Roberts Don Workman....................................Barbara LaFx Lewis Don Workman....................................Geraldine Workman Donna Peck ........................................Mark & Valerie Klobuchar Nancy Brusso .....................................John & Mary Lehto Don Workman....................................George & Jo Ann Ford Don Workman....................................Norma Bauer Dee Dee Tiefenthal.............................Jim & Sandy Williamson Alex McLean......................................Marlene St. Clair Jane Aldrich........................................Alberta Heveat Ruth Feira...........................................James Hertel Nancy Brusso .....................................Thomas Brusso In Memory of.........................Given By: Pets Amber.................................................Walter & Donna Archambeau Murphy...............................................Marlys Bacon Karma & Pepik...................................Gretchen Janssen & Jiri Zkenek Aughtumn...........................................David & Claire Rom Oreo “the Skunk” ...............................Tom & Lani Poynter Toby, Josey, Jamey & Jesse................Carol Kirkish Missie & JR........................................Mildred Salo Timmy................................................Roger & Kay Masters Impi....................................................Rodger & NancyLu Arola Oliver & Preston.................................Ginny Diroff Maggie ...............................................Keith & Valorie Troesch Tigger.................................................Keith & Valorie Troesch Ginger.................................................Keith & Valorie Troesch Tasha & Sabrina .................................Don Mattson Roman & Assisi..................................Florence Dowling Xerox, Cass, Clio & Xeno ..................Phil & Michelle Morgan Waldo I & II .......................................Shirley Clark Missy..................................................Dr. & Mrs. David Gilbert Midas..................................................Margaret Malone Hefe’ ..................................................John & Margaret Malone Hubi....................................................Dennis Mack Missie & JR........................................Mildred Salo Axel....................................................Norman Hamstrom Lucy Kujansuu ...................................Timothy & Michelle Seppanen Baxter.................................................Kurt & LeRita Allert Mack ..................................................Kurt & LeRita Allert Baron & Huppy ..................................Fran & Barb Tossava Kandy, Karmel & Fritzi......................Bob & Edith Snortland Bear....................................................Bill & Nanno Rose Tyler...................................................Barbara Trudgeon Nikki, K.C., Tar & Tory .....................John & Luella Beaudette Willie..................................................Merv & Marlene Klemett Georgia...............................................Samuel & Barbara Coates Gus.....................................................Joe Finch Lil’ Biddle & Stickey..........................Ginny Diroff Mickey & Jadey..................................Alice Reynolds Sparky ................................................Laurie Druse Molly..................................................Brian Fox & Michelle LeVeque Jakers and Lucy Bruiser................................................Patricia Sotirin, Tesla & Barbie Clarence..............................................Aaron Coffey In Loving Memory of Candy O’Brien Jill Saletta Joe & Diane Bonczynski Larry & Dawn Pallas Ruth Fricke Pamela Bender Judy Noel Berrien Co. Parole Office Bill & Diane Loeffler Paul & Barbara Deja Whirlpool Corporation Admin. Center Boys & Girls Club of America Michele Wysoglad Mr. & Mrs. Orris Luster In Honor of............................Given By: Pets Cricket................................................Glen & Marjorie Symons Tami...................................................Bob & Edith Snortland Winston & Winnie .............................Becky Mount Lacey..................................................Ruth Jean Barkell Kayla..................................................John & Luella Beaudette Tasha & Sabrina.................................Donald Mattson Snow ..................................................Janet Barnes Chantel...............................................Jim & Vicky Fredianelli Lady Sheba.........................................Beverly Berg Chloe..................................................Alan & Candace Silvola Hunter ................................................Chris Ford Harry & Gilver ...................................Ward Grosnick Amos & Andy....................................Don & Kim Sorvisto Se’nor Magnifico ...............................Sue Ellen Kingsley Backyard Raccoon Family..................Sue Stephens Roman & Assisi .................................Florence Dowling Bear....................................................Cindy Radue In Loving Memory of Helene Ross Doug & Jane Strieter Frances Passerello Charlotte Roberts Judith Juntunen Tony Juntunen Gen Stone In Loving Memory of Ruth Feira James Hertel George & Suzanne Houle Fred & Ruth Ruelle Carol Kirkish Bob & Mary Hauswirth John Killmar John & Martha Stone David & Gladys Wiitanen MTU - Mech. Eng. Dept. Chris & Frances Passerello David & Kathy Plowe
  8. 8. NON-PROFIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 38 Houghton MI 49931 Copper Country Humane Society P.O. Box 453 Houghton, MI 49931 Mail to: Are you coming to visit me at CCHS? I am waiting! Would you like to know more about CCHS, stay connected and help us “go green?” If so, send us your email address and join the many adopters, supporters, fans and friends of CCHS. We will share upcoming events, stories, photos, pet tips and all we do to help the animals. We can also provide you with full color newsletters and special announcements all on line. If you would like to help us cut costs, save postage and save a tree, please send us your email address and stay in touch with all of us at CCHS. Thank You! Doogin & Gabriella Copper Country Humane Society www.cchumanesociety.com Email: contactus@cchumanesociety.com 906-487-9560 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 453 Houghton MI 49931 Shelter Location: South US 41 Nara Park Road Houghton MI 49931 Open Hours: Mon, Wed & Fri - 4pm to 8pm Saturday - Noon to 5pm Sun, Tue & Thu - By appointment only

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