‘The situation is getting worse,’ says Oshkosh Area Humane Society amid adoption decline: weekly volumes


FILE – Employee Jenny Mosman spends time with Meela on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.

OSHKOSH – The Oshkosh Area Humane Society said in a press release Thursday that construction on Bowen Street is affecting access to the facility. Due to the traffic of visitors and adopters “Slowed down dramatically.”

Jessica Miller, Executive Director of OAHS, said, “It’s hard for employees to come here every day. So we are certainly concerned that potential adopters are choosing not to deal with construction,” OAHS executive director Jessica Miller said in a news release. “We have seen a significant drop in adoption traffic since construction began.”

The facility is located at 1925 Shelter Court and is open for adoption visits 1pm-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays-Fridays, and 11am-3pm on Saturdays. Make sure the staff is available for advice and consultation.

Adoption of pets has declined across the country since the outbreak, the news reports.

OAHS daycare manager Jennifer Ollanketo said in a press release: “During the epidemic when people have to stay at home. We have a lot of adopters. And our shelter may be as empty as ever. Then as things started to open up and people went back to work. Many people realize that they no longer have time for their animals. or they get new jobs and move to places where pets are not allowed. and we can see that the factors How have these factors contributed to the decline in adoption?”

power situation This is “increasingly worse” and affects the scope of services the organization can provide, OAHS explained in a press release.

“We need adopters and foster homes right now,” Miller said. “We have to open up space in our buildings. when we are full It really limits the number of animals we can help.”

OAHS staff hope those who are able and willing to add pets to their homes. Look for shelter in their area first.

OAHS has many types of animals — including cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and rabbits — available for adoption.

“We hope people will look online at our website at and realize that it is worth the trip to meet these amazing creatures,” Miller said.

Available animals and information about adoption and adoption processes can be found on the OAHS website.

Meanwhile, the Humane Society also announced that it received a $20,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love. to support animal rescue work

Founded in 1999, Petco Love has invested $350 million in adoption and other life-saving efforts. The organization also helps find homes for pets in partnership with Petco and other organizations such as OAHS.

“We are seeing more and more animals. have an illness that requires treatment And this subsidy allows us to take care of them. to keep them as healthy as possible before going to their new homes,” Miller said in a news release.

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Boys & Girls Club named Friend of Education by OASD: The Oshkosh Area School District recently honored the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh with the Corporate Friend of Education Award.

The club is rewarded for its commitment to serving thousands of students annually while the school is out of term. The club provides a safe environment after school, on non-school days, during the summer and throughout the pandemic.

The Oshkosh Area School District recently honored the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh with the Corporate Friend of Education award. Photo from left, Beth Wyman, OASD Board Chair;  Jeff Trembley, Chairman of the Board of BGCO;  Tracy Ogden, CEO of BGCO;  Lindsay Clark, senior director of operations for BGCO;  and Dr. Barbara Herzog, Vice Chair of the OASD Board of Directors.

The Oshkosh Area School District recently honored the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh with its Corporate Friend of Education award. Photo from left: Beth Wyman, OASD Board Chair; Jeff Trembley, Chairman of the Board of BGCO; Tracy Ogden, CEO of BGCO; Lindsay Clark, senior director of operations for BGCO; and Dr. Barbara Herzog, Vice Chair of the OASD Board of Directors.

More than 700 students participate in the club’s after-school programs each day.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh CEO Tracy Ogden. There is a safe place in the community when not in school. and the resources they need to be their best selves. It is truly a joy to see the youth and youth in our community succeed. and as a club We are always ready to do whatever we can to help make that happen.”

Principal Oshkosh West has been named to a new OASD position: Oshkosh West High School Principal Erin Kohl for the past 10 years has been given a new position in Oshkosh County as Primary School Superintendent.

This new position starts on July 1st until then. She will continue to work at Oshkosh West to help with the transition to the new Headmaster.

In a letter to the Kohl family, it states: “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Oshkosh West High School community over the past decade. I am grateful for the relationships I have built with students, families and staff over the years. Oshkosh West is an amazing community of talented and passionate students. support family and talented and dedicated faculty I have learned a lot during my time as your principal and will use what I have learned to support principals across the district to ensure the success of all our students.”


Menasha’s Tayco Street Bridge will be closed on May 31: The Tayco Street Bridge in Menasha will be closed from 6am to 4pm on May 31.

The Winnebago County and City Highway Department will clean and maintain the bridge. Traffic will divert onto the Racine Street Bridge.

Opportunities to donate blood for the benefit of the local Red Cross office: The American Red Cross is requesting donations of blood or platelets. There have been fewer donation appointments recently, which could lead to fewer blood transfusions for patients in the weeks ahead. Special need for blood type O donors

A local blood draw will be held in Oshkosh.

The first will be 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 5 at Algoma United Methodist Church, 1174 Algoma Blvd.

Again will be 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2580 W. Ninth Ave.

To make an appointment Download the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit or call 800-733-2767.

UWO graduates above the national average in employment: from a new survey Graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh There are still jobs or other opportunities that are higher than the national average.

More than 1,500 first-output surveys were answered. Of these, 88.95% of new alumni reported results — meaning they were employed. Involved in military or volunteer service, continuing education, or not finding work The US average is 84.1%.

The survey also showed that 76.8% of respondents’ first destination was among employees. This includes full-time or part-time positions. Entrepreneurship Postgraduate fellowships, freelance work, or other paid positions which is significantly higher than the national average of 60.2%

An annual study published this week provides insight into the post-graduate efforts of undergraduate students during the 2021-22 school year.

The research also showed that nearly 85% of UW-Oshkosh graduates reside in Wisconsin. This includes more than 44% of out-of-state graduates coming to Oshkosh.

The survey was conducted by the UWO Office of Career and Professional Development. Data is first collected from undergraduate students. It will then be updated three, six and nine months after graduation.

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