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December 2012 Being homeless is no way to live... Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pet

Holiday plants are dangerous for your pets! Steer clear of holly, mistletoe and certain lillies that are toxic to cats. These traditional holiday plants can cause symptoms ranging from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea up to and including kidney failure. Choose artificial plants instead. No leftovers please! Fatty, spicy and certain foods enjoyed by humans during the holidays are absolute no-no's for pets. Even after the holiday feast has past, continue to keep your pets away from holiday leftovers.

We all look forward to the holiday season, and we love to include our pets in the festivities. However, the ASPCA’s Holiday Safety Tips warns it is best to keep your pet's eating and exercise habits as close to normal as possible. Plus, there are certain holiday traditions you should steer clear of for the safety of your pets. Here are highlights from the ASPCA's Holiday Safety Tips... Got cats? Say "NO!" to tinsel. Tinsel is the equivalent of sparkly "crack" to the kitties and can lead to obstructed digestive tracts, severe vomiting and possibly surgery. It is best to keep it away from your cats. No big feasts for the Fur Kids. You know not to feed your pets chocolate or anything sweetened with xylitol, but it is also important to resist the urge to let your pets feast along with the family. One splurge can lead to pancreatitis or worse. Ensure pets are kept away from the table and unattended food. Take extra steps to secure the lids on garbage cans. The best way to include your pets in the holiday feasting festivities is to get an extra special treat that you know is safe - so they can enjoy something special while the rest of the family enjoys the holiday meal. Joy to the Toys. Considering stuffing your pet's stocking with toys? Be sure to select toys that are safe. Not sure which toys are safe? Select toys for your pets much the same way you would select a toy for a small child - no small pieces to break off or chew off. For your cat, choose a toy that you can interact while playing with your feline pal.

Watch that holiday glow. Don't leave lighted candles unattended. Pets can easily burn themselves or cause a fire if they accidentally knock over a burning candle. If you leave the room, put out the candle! Wired up. Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of paws' reach. Put meds away. Be sure your medications are locked behind secure doors, and be sure to tell your house guests to ensure all their meds are zipped up and packed away, out of pets reach too. Take care with cocktails. If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place unattended alcohol where pets reach. If ingested, your pet could become very sick. A room of their own. If you have the extra space, consider placing your pets in a quiet room where they can retreat, complete with fresh water and a place to snuggle with their favorite blanket or toy.

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December 2012

Westmont Winter Wonderland December 8th - 5.00pm - 8:00pm 55 E. Richmond Street, Westmont, IL 60559 • FREE • The Westmont Park District has invited Adopt-A-Husky to their Winter Wonderland event for dogsled demos and to meet some of our wonderful foster dogs available for adoption. In addition to the dogs, you'll be able to visit Santa and his elves in Santa's Workshop, learn about dogsledding and meet some real huskies from Adopt-A-Husky. Board the Trackless Train for a ride around the park (nominal fee) and learn about winter outdoor fun with the outdoor experts from REI. Bundle up as most activities will be outdoors! We will also have a bonfire, hot chocolate and s'mores packs for purchase.

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Adopt-A-Husky Events Round-Up Bill Leonard Memorial Rig Rendezvous Saturday November 3rd 2012

Dog-powered sports lovers gathered recently at the inaugural Bill Leonard Memorial Rig Rendezvous. Sponsored by Adopt-A-Husky and Red Barn Farm Market in Woodstock, IL, this fun event featured beginners and veteran racers on foot and 2, 3 & 4 wheels running on both a 1.5 mile and 2.5 mile course. Several racers were in fact Adopt-A-Husky volunteers and supporters, plus their adopted Huskies. The trails were wide, grassy and weaved through woods and farm fields, with gentle hills with no major climb or downhill. A really fun and successful day was had by all and the organizers are already making plans for the 2013 event. We will keep you posted.

D O N A T I O N S GENERAL DONATIONS The Rhody Family • Mindy Nakamoto • Siberian Husky Club of America Trust SOS Siberspace Rescue Fund • Diann Nails • Ladene Baxter • Andrea Bode Jacqueline Seivert • Lindsay Mathieson • Alisa Gaylon • Carol Bebb Jennifer Read • Cyle Cobb • Kate Ann Hunter • James Latta • Sandy Wolak Denice Bocek • Chris Jeske • Pawsitively Petacular Productions, Inc. • Bernice Brown Bonnie Dixon • Todd & Sara Kane • Ann Bartosz • David & Karen St.George Joel Greenberg • Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago NW IN - Troop 60753 • Ed Kozak

IN HONOR OF... Alisa Gaylon - In Honor of - Bandit Carol Bebb - In Honor of - Felix (medical bills)

IN MEMORY OF... Tuppett Yates • Mindy Nakamoto • Mary Amundson • Andrea Bode Gordon Legge • Jacqueline Seivert • Julie Morales • Judy Webster • Lindsay Mathieson Richard & Gail Weinberg - In Memory of - Nicki Crick Antony DeTomaso - In Memory of - Nakita Kariann & Tom Hesse - In Memory of - River Joseph & Delia Noga - In Memory of - Mamie Kathleen Noga - In Memory of - Mamie Sandra Sweney - In Memory of - Odessa Vicky Meluso - In Memory of - Rocky Tammie Variano - In Memory of - Rocky Jane & Marc Roth - In Memory of - Rocky Paul & Phyllis Dickinson - In Memory of - Rocky Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association - In Memory of - Rocky Mike & Noel Dagley - In Memory of - Rocky

Thanks You All!!

We found our Furever homes!!














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It’s Reatta.. ...the working sled dog! It’s been quite a year for our little red girl Reatta. She survived a horrible infection from a buckshot wound to the face, had several surgeries to remove broken teeth, large pieces of buckshot and a specialist surgery to remove most of the smaller fragments. The remaining buckshot fragments have bacteria on them so she is on an antibiotic every day and needs to have an ointment when the infection flares up (every couple of months). Her foster home is happy to report that Reatta is enjoying life and has found a new hobby that makes her oh so vocal. Yes, Reatta is now a working sled dog. When Reatta is on the line waiting to get her harness on, she feels the need to bark to remind her foster mom that she is not dressed yet. Once her harness is on, she eagerly pulls to get to her spot in the team. Reatta’s confidence has grown since she has started working in harness. She used to flinch anytime you went to pet her but now she gets barely close enough to let you know she’d like to be petted. Reatta will definitely need to go to a home that will give her a job (jogging, biking, skijoring, backpacking) and another dog to keep her company. It’s been a year but Reatta would still rather lay near the other dogs than her foster mom. That said, Reatta likes to play “chase me” and will play-bow to her foster mom. Reatta’s medical bills have come to about $6,000 to date. by Donna J.


Christmas is upon us, so here is your chance to fill your stockings with great Husky items. All proceeds from these items directly benefit the animals in our care and assist us in placing them in permanent homes. See our

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Thundershirt - $40.00 Thundershirt uses gentle, constant pressure to calm your dog, effectively aiding anxiety, fearfulness, barking and more.

"The Siberian Husky" is a fantastic book about the Siberian Husky and it's history. It features works from many recognized experts on our breed such as Bob and Pam Thomas, Al and Ann Stead, Nancy Wolfe and even our own founder - Lois Leonard. It was produced by the International Siberian Husky Club and we are fortunate to be able to bring this great 300+ page work to you at a fantastic price while supplies last. This is the final printing of this work so when they are gone, your opportunity to own it will be too! Don't wait....

Originally sold for $40 - Now only $20 (To keep price reasonable, book will be shipped USPS media rate which has a slightly slower delivery. If you would prefer expedited shipping at a higher cost please contact us for a quote.)

Adopt-a-Husky - Sweatshirt $30 Back by popular demand...This heavyweight sweatshirt is sure to keep you warm and toasty. It comes in a light grey with burgundy print. Please specify size when ordering. Quantities are limited so get yours now.... Sizes available: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL

$25 Andrea, a long time friend and supporter of our dogs has personally autographed these copies just for you. She and her publisher are generously donating all proceeds to the care of our animals. You will truly enjoy this heartwarming story. Get it while they last - we have a limited supply.

Now accepting major credit cards! Adopt A Husky, Inc. A Siberian Husky Rescue Serving The Midwest & Pacific Northwest Regions A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Over 1350 Siberians Saved Since August 1998

Adopt-A-Husky, PO Box 87226, Carol Stream, IL 60188-7226 phone: 262-909-AAHI (2244) fax: 866-232-6882 email:

Happy Howlidays from Adopt-a-Husky

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