Mission Statement

KAHR is devoted to improving the quality of life and health of the animals living on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena Wisconsin. Through education and support it is our mission to aid the owners to provide a safe, loving home for their pets.

Since formally organizing in January of 2006, Keshena Animal Help and Rescue has done the following on the Menominee Reservation:
  • Vaccinated over 500 dogs for parvo (DHLPP), and 250 dogs received a Rabies vaccine, and wormed over 500 dogs per year by going door to door with car caravans, a first in the United States.
  • Tested and treated roughly 350 dogs per year for heartworm.
  • Spayed and neutered 120-160 dogs per year with our own surgical equipment and supplies, set up like a MASH unit in the housing authority maintenance garage.
  • Subsidized food for over 180 dogs a month belonging to elderly, disabled, and unemployed owners. 
  • Paid for emergency vet help for an average of 10-20 dogs each month.
  • Built and delivered over 375-400 dog houses for dogs that did not have any shelter and were kept outside during the winter.
  • Took over 2,500 stray and unwanted dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens off the reservation to local humane societies for new homes. These animals used to be shot if not claimed. The mother dogs and cats are spayed if they are to stay on the reservation.  We also improved the holding facilities for stray dogs.  
  • Gave proper tie outs, collars, and/or fencing for dogs that were tied up with make shift materials.

See the History page for the full story of how KAHR came to be.