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Fundraiser Programs

Throughout the year we hold a variety of fundraisers and events that help us continue to accomplish our mission. We always appreciate excited, hardworking volunteers to help us plan for and host these events.

Fundraising volunteer opportunities include a Silent Auction, our Fido & Friends Fun Run dog walk, raffles, our Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale, and our Santa Paws Ornaments sale, just to name a few.

Fundraising Committee
The fundraising committee plans and organizes our fundraisers. They are constantly looking for new and creative ways to increase our revenue, so that we can continue to accomplish our mission.

For more information on our Fundraising Programs, contact our Executive Director at 715-839-4747 ext. 25 or email at .

News & Events: what's happening at ECCHA.

Raising awareness about animal welfare and working to increase donation revenue are both key elements to keeping the shelter running. From pet expos to community outreach opportunities, ECCHA always has something exciting to involve you and your pet. We host new events almost monthly and are always reaching out to our community for support. So check back often to learn more about our current needs and upcoming events.

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month!

During the month of June, all cat adoption fees are HALF OFF! Stop in today to meet all of our wonderful feline friends. For more information, including what the adoption fee covers, please download the flyer.

Prevent A Litter Month 2015

Thank you to the 17 area veterinary clinics who participated in the $25 discount on spay/neuter surgeries during our February- Prevent a Litter Month campaign.  And, thanks to the individuals who helped to control the pet population by altering 281 pets including two rabbits during this year's campaign!     

Better in Show Wrap-Up 2015

Better In Show - Take 12 Wrap-Up

Better in Show - Take 12 was another fun and successful event.   Thank you to all of our supporters and vendors who turned out to participate in the activities.  This year was no exception with over 700 people and 218 pets attending. We hope everyone who came had a blast!  A special thanks to Tess Morgan from Clear Channel Radio for the pre-event promotion and emcee during the event and also to emBARK and Rex's Canine Training for their great demonstrations and activities during the event.       

Gross proceeds of approximately $8,842 paid for all the expenses and netted about $3,184 for the shelter.



Animal Wellness Center of Buffalo Valley

Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue

Ann Braue's Canine Training Center

Nicole's Salon and Spa

Anybody's Bike Shop

Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital

Avalon Floral

Operation Sammy

Bekah Weitz

Paula Otte

Bob's House for Dogs

Paws & Claws

Brent Douglas Flowers for Every Day

Pepin County Humane Society

Bug Eyed Betty's

Pet Food Plus

Carol Boley

Pet Smart

Chippewa Valley Growers

Pizza del Re

Country Inn Hotel & Suites

Randy's Family Restaurant


Rex's Canine Training

Dunkin Donuts

Ricky & Stacy Knudson

Eau Claire Bike & Sport

River Looks

EC Express

Riverside Bike and Skate

Eau Claire Floral

Ship Shape Car Wash

Eclectica on Grand

Skin Prints

Emmy Mathwig

Starbucks Coffee- Clairemont Ave

Gish Photography

Starbucks - Hastings Way

Green Bay Packers Organization

Sue's Deluxe Bakery

Green Oasis Garden Center

Tangled Up In Hue

Grooming Hut

Texas Roadhouse

Happy Hollow

The French Press

Happy Pooch Doggie Daycare

The Hatch

Happy Tails Dog Park

The Joynt

Heartland Aviation

The Potting Shed

Holiday Vacations

Trubilt Auto

June Wieg

Twisted Pantry

Lesser Evil Tattoo

Voyaging Vet & Tech Services


Walmart Distribution Center

Luanne Lettew

Wines for Humanity

Milwaukee Burger



A Big THANK YOU also goes out to all of our dedicated volunteers:


Ayres, Rick

Kyleigh Twaroski

Babino, Sara

Mathwig, Emmy

Bauer, Erika

Matthews, Colleen

Boley, Carol

McConnell, Stacey

Christensen, Pam

McMahon, Leigh

Dehnke, Shantel

McMahon, Steve

Demark, Maria

Muray, Tony

Dimler, Jeri

Northcott, Angela

Dolle, Gloria

Northcott, Kaitlin & Kyle

Ebenspenger, Vicki

Novak, Amanda

Eckwright, Sally

Olinger, John

Edwards, Cyndi

Otte, Paula

Elmer, Darcy

Plummer, Jayne

Erlanson, Rick

Rabska, Emily

Eslinger, Andy & Mom

Roehl, Christina

Feranec, Tyler

Schaffer, Lynne

Guentzel, Stephanie &

Schumemaker, Frank

UWEC Rugby team

Schwartz, Claudia

Hewitt, Alan & Jill

Smith, Tonya

Hewitt, Sarah

Stroh, Annie

Hineline, Jacki

Thoma, Jessica & Colby

Hoffman, Jennifer

Vasey, Eileen

Jaquish, Emily

Walhovd, Bruce

Jensen, Cheryl

Walhovd, Shantel

Johnson, Cheryl

Watson, Sandra

Jones, Jenny

Wieg, June

Lehew, Luanne

Zimmerman, Kelly

Lorenz, Burdette



Santa Paws 2014 Results

Santa Paws 2014 Results


This year's Santa Paws fundraiser raised over $17,000!




-  to Burdette Lorenz, Emmy Mathwig, Jayne Plumer, Paula Stuettgen, and Marge Bottoms, for coordinating the event, crafting the handmade ornaments, and delivering ornaments and trees to vendors

-  to everyone who remembered the Shelter animals at Christmas by donating to this event

-  to our great vendors who displayed and collected donations for this year's event



  • Ark Animal Hospital
  • Benji Chain Reaction Fitness
  • CPMC
  • Crossroads Books     
  • Down to Earth Garden Center
  • Eau Claire Animal Hospital
  • Eau Claire Energy Cooperative
  • Eau Claire Floral        
  • Eclectica on Grand     
  • Festival Foods
  • Four Star Beauty Supply
  • From The Vine Wineroom   
  • Globe University        
  • Gordy's County Market-Birch St.     
  • Gordy's County Market-Hamilton Ave
  • Gordy's County Market-Clairemont Ave
  • Gordy's County Market- Chippewa Falls
  • Gordy's County Market- Wissota
  • Great West Mercantile
  • Green Oasis Gardens
  • Happy Pooch Doggie Daycare
  • Idexx Laboratories
  • Kindness Animal Hospital
  • Mega Holiday - Hwy 93
  • Mega Holiday - Jeffers Road
  • Mega CO-OP -  East
  • Mega CO-OP - West
  • Northern Paws Pet Lodge    
  • Northside Pet Hospital          
  • Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital
  • Oliver Ins. Co. 
  • Paws & Claws
  • PESI Education                       
  • Pet Food Plus             
  • Pete's Restaurant & Spirits
  • Phillips Shoes             
  • Picture This(and for supporting the making of the santa paws)
  • Racy D'Lenes Coffee Lounge           
  • River Looks Family Hair Salon        
  • Ship Shape Carwash  
  • Sport Rider
  • The Grooming Hut
  • The Twisted Pantry
  • United Health Care
  • Viking Electric Service           
  • Westgate Animal Hospital




Look for a new ornament design and the kickoff of Santa Paws 2015- in November.  If you know of a vendor who might be willing to participate in this event, please email Burdette Lorenz at Lorenz@charter.net