LASSI greatly appreciates each of its sponsors. The generosity of these wonderful organizations and businesses is integral to the success of LASSI, the Oceana County Animal Shelter, many other charities & non-profits, and our entire community.
Here is a list of just a few of the many sponsors of LASSI’s lifesaving work. There are so many more. Virtually all Oceana County businesses and organizations that LASSI has asked for contributions on behalf of the animals has been happy to help.
A huge shout out to Cherry Point for letting us use their facility for our Appreciation Dinner. We also scored some delicious homemade strudels for dessert! Click on their picture to visit their website!
Cherry Point Farm is one of the oldest operating farms in Oceana County, Michigan; just a mile from the Lake Michigan shoreline and minutes from the Silver Lake sand dunes. This area, known as Little Point Sable, is where the sun, sand and lake come together to create a bountiful farming area, as well as one of nature's greatest playgrounds. Every summer, people come from all over the world to swim, sail, fish, and explore the beautiful white sand beaches and giant dunes ... and of course to visit Cherry Point!
Hansen Foods has been donating Pet Food for the shelter for years, as well as many gift basket donations for our silent auction events. Click on their picture to check out their Facebook page for the specials of the day & week.
In business for 51 years, Hansen Food's is your local community connection for high quality foods, friendly service and great prices.
Enjoy a friendly staff here to help you find exactly what you're looking for and to offer you assistance regarding all the products they carry.
By shopping at their store each week, you accomplish the following ten items:
You keep your dollars in our local economy
You help create local jobs.
You nurture our local community.
You help the environment by buying locally.
You invest in local ownership.
You create more choice in shopping.
You utilize the many years of our experience and expertise in food.
You embrace what makes them different from the larger, national competitors.
You make Hansen Foods a destination!
Every week you will find hundreds of specials throughout our store.
The doctors and staff of these clinics have made it possible for LASSI & the Oceana County Animal Shelter to guarantee medical care for all our shelter animals. Working as a team, they are able to provide excellent care for both routine and emergency medical needs. We greatly appreciate their support.
The prompt, quality care of these compassionate veterinary practices has dramatically improved the overall health and wellbeing of Oceana County’s shelter animals. This not only improves the quality of life for these dogs and cats, but greatly increases adoption rates.
Click on their link below to learn more about them, hours of operation, reviews, pictures & more.
Many thanks throughout the years to the Village of Pentwater for supporting our fundraising events on the Pentwater Green. They're also a huge supporter of local community events.
Click on the photo above to view their website.
Peterson Farms provides ongoing support to LASSI and the entire community.
Peterson Farms, Inc.
Peterson Farms began processing tart cherries off our own farms in 1984. Our growth over the past years now allows us to market over 125 million pounds of frozen fruits and asparagus each year along with 5 million gallons of single strength apple juice/cider and juice concentrates.
Please Click on their link below to learn more about them.
A huge thanks to owner Chelsea of The Artisan Taproom & staff for providing LASSI with the restaurant for our fundraiser.Funds raised are able to help Marley & her pups after Marley had to have an emergency Caesarean. Without the procedure, Marley & pups may not have survived.
Click on their picture to find out more about The Artisan Taproom.
Special thanks to other sponsors for our fundraiser at The Artisan - Great Lakes Pet Fencing LLC in Hart, Happy Tails Grooming in Hart, Shear Perfections Total Family Hair Care in Hart, The Mitten Gas Station in Shelby & one anonymous sponsor.
Thanks to Mo, Carol & staff for donating their restaurant for our fall fundraisers. They even donate all the food! Click on their picture to find out more about The BoatHouse Bar & Grille, Pentwater, MI.
Duke was found with two broken front legs. Mike from the shelter immediately got him to Oceana Veterinary Clinic for assessment. He was then transported to Fremont Animal Hospital for orthopedic surgery. His recovery and rehab in foster care were somewhat lengthy, but Duke was able to regain use of both legs.
Duke, now known as Cass is now adopted by one of our board members, MaryAnne Boom and lives a full happy life.
Rascal came to the shelter as a stray with high energy. After three weeks not being adopted, Anna took him in as a foster. A family was camping in Silver Lake and saw one of our weekly posters in a Hart grocery store. They soon adopted him. Now a note from the family -
Rascal is doing great with the Family. He enjoys the large pond a lot and the open area. I run him 4 miles a day on the weekends and two miles during the week. he is getting me in shape. He has a little too much power for my son to walk him for he gets distracted at butterflies and anything that moves. I also ride bike with Rascal and am getting him trained to stay by my side. No accidents in the house but he enjoys outside more. He spends his days outside and a few nights also. He prefers outside. I will have more pictures soon. For he loves swimming and chasing frogs.
The Gentner Family
Phillip was picked up as a stray. He was at the shelter as a 3 month pup with high energy. No one wanted him because he only jumped and barked. Anna fostered and housebroke him. He was adopted two times and brought back because other dogs in household picked on him. Third time was a charm. Now a Note from Phillip's Owner -
It's been almost a year since Phillip came to live with me; and a wonderful year it has been. Phillip is full of energy and joy. He loves to go up to the dog park and play with his canine friends. He's developed quite a friendship with a Great Dane named Kimber, and a black lab, Reagan. They love to chase each other and play tug-o-war with his rope. I'm thankful for Phil and just thought I'd send you a quick update on how he's doing.
Thanks, Dan Laarman
Kiko is a deaf Pitbull who came to the shelter as a stray and was a shelter favorite right away. He just had this goofy and quirky personality from day one that made everybody fall in love with him.
Kiko was adopted twice and brought back through no fault of his own. Becca remembers Kiko would sit in his kennel, would never bark but he would follow you with his eyes. He was such a gentle and sweet dog and was the complete opposite of the Pitbull stereotype. Third time was the charm with Kiko and he was adopted by a lady in Fountain, who despite the fact that Kiko was special needs because he was deaf, was more than willing to put in the work it was going to take him to adjust.
Kiko has a fur sister named Jenny who he has helped come out of her shell and learn to play again. He plays surrogate dad to her kittens and still has his goofy personality.
The thing that sticks with Becca the most about Kiko is we all knew he'd be something special and that was proven true when Kiko was able to detect the fact that Karin had breast cancer. Karin is recovering now and Kiko stays loyal and helps take care of her. Karin will often use the phrase "Who rescued who?" and will proudly say that Kiko didn't just rescue her, he saved her. Becca visits Kiko frequently and it amazes her and warms her heart every time that even being deaf, he still remembers us and gets excited each time.