Donation Campaigns

GENERAL FUND DONATION: All general donations are used to help homeless animals in some way. Your gift does make a difference. Thank you!

Live to Play lets dogs be dogs and allows them to play together and have FUN!

OAHS has seen amazing results using this program. Dogs waiting for adoption are less stressed and much happier. Dogs given the freedom to run and play are calmer and more settled when back in their kennels (Experts say 20 minutes of playing with another dog is equivalent to an hour walk.). Not only is it physical and mental exercise for the dogs, Live to Play gives OAHS staff more personality information about each dog. This added information helps OAHS make the best match every dog and its new family.

All one time donations are greatly appreciated.  If you are a big time dog lover, you can become a Live to Play Best Buddy by pledging just $20 a month for one year. You can mail in your payments (no reminders are sent, it's all on your honor) or just choose reoccurring payments below.

Best Buddies are recognized with signage in the dog adoption area of OAHS.

HUMANE HEROES: Will You Be Our Hero? 7 days a week, 365 days a year, every animal in our care needs food, medical attention, and a safe, warm place to stay. Our Humane Heroes Program is dedicated to the daily care of these animals in need .

All it takes is a pledge of $25 a month, for one year, to list your name on a dog kennel, cat condo, or cat gallery as a Humane Hero. With your help we can continue to give our animals the highest level of care during their stay at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society. The animals and OAHS are counting on your pledge for one, full year. No reminders will be sent.

Pledges are tax deductible. Thank you! Thank you for your interest in joining a select group of individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary concern for animals by becoming a part of the Humane Heroes monthly giving program. Our Humane Heroes Program is dedicated to the daily care of these animals in need. Humane Heroes pledge $25 a month for one year. Participants can pay monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or annually. No reminders are sent.

TRIBUTES: Looking for the perfect gift for an animal lover? Consider donating in their name, whether it's for a special occasion, event or just because. Please be sure to include all necessary information so an acknowledgement can be sent to the recipient by mail. Thank you.

MEMORIALS – Making a donation in memory of a deceased person or pet is a wonderful way to commemorate their life and what they meant to you. Per your request the family will receive an acknowledgment in the mail. Please be sure to include all necessary information for mailing an acknowledgement to the individual or family. Thank you.

Membership supports OAHS life-saving programs and services. All memberships renew annually in March of every Year. Individual Memberships $25 Family $50.

ASTRO EDUCATION FUND: The Oshkosh Area Humane Society provides educational materials and programs for children in all area schools and for children's service organizations. All programs are based on the "Golden Rule" and help children learn respect for all living things, what it takes to be a responsible pet owner and how to be safe around animals. A minimum of 50 presentations and tours are given per year.

CUDDLES FUND: The fund is named after the little white dog tossed over the shelter fence by her owner in fall of 2000. Cuddles suffered a broken pelvis but because of the generosity of others she was able to be healed and placed in a loving home. The Cuddles Fund covers healthcare costs associated with urgent care and specialty cases. Over the years many abused, neglected and/or suffering pets have been saved because of continued gifts to the Cuddles Fund.

In late August of 2000 there was a great out pouring of love for a little, white, abused and injured dog known to OAHS as Cuddles. Her abusive owner beat her, threw her into the trunk of his car, drove to the Dempsey Trail shelter location and then threw her over the 6-foot fence, breaking her pelvis. There was a great outpouring of support for Cuddles, making her full recovery possible. Cuddles passed away in 2013 but her legacy lives on through the OAHS Cuddles Fund and the animals her fund has healed. The fund is designated for pets requiring specialized and/or urgent medical care.

OAHS believes pets with medical conditions deserve every opportunity to receive the medical attention they need along with the chance of finding a forever family. The OAHS will never forget Cuddles or her family, the Rhodes, for giving her such a wonderful home. The Cuddles’ Fund serves as a testimony of the good that can be achieved in this world and a tribute to the little dog who touched so many hearts.

To ensure Cuddles’ legacy carries on, please consider giving a donation gift to the Cuddles Fund.

Low-Cost Cat Spay/Neuter

October 12 & 13  
November 19 & 20 
December 7 & 8

Click HERE to schedule your appointment.

Needed - Large Ticket Items

Below are large ticket items that would greatly help OAHS .

Kitty Corral - Click to view & for more information. $3800 plus $500 shipping

CD Players for cat galleries and dog kennel area (not Blue Ray)

Sponsors for pet X-rays ($50 each approx)

Sponsors for post surgical pain medication ($15 per dose)

Large (not giant) plastic or large wire dog crates

Rubbermaid mop bucket with mop wringer

Industrial entrance rugs 4' X 5' or larger

Contact Info


Please call the OAHS staff at 920.424.2128 to get a timely answer to your question, including questions about available animals.


Oshkosh Area Humane Society
1925 Shelter Ct
Oshkosh, WI 54901




License Number

License #267325

Donor Privacy Policy

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) privacy policy is in place to keep donors' personal information private. We define donors as any individual or group supporting the Oshkosh Area Humane Society through gifts of money or items. Personal information gathered online and/or through mailings such as membership, fundraising campaigns, and e-Newsletter distribution are kept safe and confidential through internal procedures and state of the art database management and credit card processing technology. OAHS’ privacy policy means donors' names, credit card information, addresses, email addresses and telephone contact information, whether gathered online or through mailings, are never disclosed to third parties.

It is the policy of the OAHS to publish constituent's names, gift designations and/or amounts only when given permission by the constituent and where appropriate such as when it is a stated benefit of membership or giving level. A gift made in honor or memorial of a pet or person remains anonymous unless the donor requests the amount of the gift be disclosed.

The OAHS may contact members or donors by mail or email to alert them to OAHS special events, news, promotions or funding requests. Individuals may elect to stop receiving mailings and/or e-mails at any time by contacting and requesting they receive no postal and/or e-mail. The OAHS does not sell, share or trade constituent information, including names, credit card information, addresses, email addresses or telephone contact information, with other organizations.