HSSC Paw Press - October 2020 Issue

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PAW PRESS BUILDING NEW BEGINNINGS We are currently in the process of raising funds for our Capital Campaign! To date, We have reached 88% of our goal and need a YOU to complete our campaign; BUILD NEW BEGINNINGS. Donations are being accepted for one time gifts or pledges payable up to five years.

• Bissell Adoption Event October 1st - 4th Humane Society of Sheboygan County • Pies for Paws and Claws October 3rd The Wreath Factory at Otter Creek


• 3 Sheeps Fundraiser October 18th Craft30

PET OF THE MONTH: Hi everyone, I’m Rumble! I’ve come a long way from when I first came to the shelter as a stray. I’m super smart and even know a bunch of commands! My favorite thing is my ball, and I LOVE the water! I would prefer a home with older kids, no kitties, and maybe a doggy friend with similar energy. Once I’m comfortable, I’m quite the lover! Please come visit me, I would love someone to play with!


• Subaru Pet Photos October 24th International Subaru Sheboygan • Virtual Wine Tasting October 29th


Adoption fee sponsored by: Budget Blinds of Sheboygan.





Volunteers are essential to everything we do! Shelter volunteers provide hands-on animal care such as grooming, exercising, kennel cleaning, general housekeeping, and socializing the animals. Other volunteer opportunities include off-site adoption events, office work/data entry, fundraising events, humane education and pet visits to local schools or organizations, and committee work. Click ‘Apply Now’ to start your volunteer journey.


Adoption Story from Sam... I am a stay at home mom, with disabilities, and my twin 19 yr old sons both still live at home, just graduating from high school in June. I am currently a foster home for neonate orphans through Madacc, in Milwaukee. I have been fostering neonates for many years and thoroughly enjoy kitties of all ages. When two of my neonates were ready for adoption, I completed a foster facilitated adoption with a local family. This adoptive family’s niece connected with me on Facebook, looking for an adoptive home for Willow, a 20 yr old gal needing a family. We have a 16 yr old resident cat that we’ve had since she was a few days old as a foster. I knew our Molly would be happy to share her family with Willow. My one son has a service dog and wasn’t sure how this would work for Willow, never living with another cat or a dog. Willow has adjusted beautifully and has made herself right at home. She loves my one son and sleeps with him at night. When she’s feeling up to it, she jumps up on his bed and spends her day laying in the sun or snuggling with him. For her off days when jumping is more difficult, she has her own space in my bedroom with her favorite bed and all the comforts of home. Willow is a very sweet senior girl who found herself without a home when her owner entered a care facility. Bringing Willow into our hearts and home brings us all much joy. There is nothing more rewarding than lending a helping hand and an open heart to this special girl. All cats need loving homes throughout the different stages of their lives, including their senior retirement years. There are very special rewards for families who love and care for senior kitties during their retirement and final stages of life. We know Willow won’t be with our family for many years to come but this makes loving her all the more important. I don’t know who said “I will cry once so you don’t have to ever cry” but nothing rings more true.

ADOPTION STORY 2: Sammy Adoption Story from Lindsay…Sammy (formally Hank) is doing absolutely wonderful in his new home. We couldn’t be happier. He is a very sweet, mellow boy who loves to go for walks and play with friends. He is so well behaved and fits into our schedules perfectly. Thanks so much!


TIP OF THE MONTH Don’t forget!

Our online apparel store is now live with new apparel selections!

$10 from each purchase

goes towards helping animals in our community find their furever home!

Adoption Story from Cash and Remy (formally Devon and EJ)...Hi guys! We just wanted to update you since it’s been almost 6 months since we went to our fur-ever home with our new mom Kailie! Mom really spoils us. She even brings us to work sometimes which is really fun because then we get to help her interview new people that might work with her. Mom taught us a lot of new tricks and we think you’d be really proud of us. We now know sit, stay, roll over, speak, and how to dance! We got new names too! That took a little bit of learning but now we love them. Cash and Remy really seem to fit us. Sometimes our grandma brings over her kitties and we really like to play with them! We miss you guys a lot, but we are doing really well at our home. We’ll talk again soon!




Fall is a favorite time of year for many. Crisp mornings, crunchy leaves underfoot as you hike your favorite path, and hot apple cider all have an important role to play in an authentic autumn experience.

• Hand Sanitizer

Possibly the best part are the hikes taken on warm fall days, with your best friend at your side of course. If you’re on the same wavelength as us, that best friend probably has four legs and a tail. There are a few important items for you to consider before taking your canine companion on your next outdoor adventure together.


• Hot Dogs

• Small Paper Plates (no styrofoam) Learn More >

Thankfully, Sheboygan County has no shortage of perfectly scenic trails to meander through see below some options for your next trek. • Kettle Moraine • Kohler-Andrae State Park • Evergreen Park

• Old Plank Road Trail • Kohler Park Dunes

Important considerations; Ensure that your pet is up to date on their flea and tick treatment. Don’t assume that a first frost will have killed those pesky parasites by the time you and fido hit the trails. Instead, ensure that your pet has had all necessary medications and diligently track their next dosage as well as the date on which to administer it. Before you go; Consider all of your options when it comes to picking the right trail for you and your dog. A good rule of thumb is to take into consideration the distance of your usual walking route when deciding if a certain distance is appropriate. Reference a trail map to help gauge what route is best for you and your dog. Essential hiking items; • Collapsible water bowl • Dog collar, ID/registration • Dog leash

• Water (for you & your pet) • Poop bags • Park Map

Some final thoughts; As you depart from your next adventure, be sure to leave the location in better condition than you found it. If your dog relieves himself on the trail, please take a second to pick it up. Your actions could have a positive or negative influence on someone else’s experience. Let’s make sure that our hiking trails are ready for everyone to enjoy. Now get out there and explore!

• $10.00 - Supports Our Cause for the Public Spay/Neuter Program • $25.00 - Feeds and Houses 1 Dog For 1 Day • $50.00 - Supports the Care of 10 Hamsters • $75.00 - Pays for Antibiotics for 15 Sick Cats • $100.00 - Supplements One Litter of Motherless Neonatal Kittens • $150.00 - Helps House One Animal From A Neglectful Situation • $200.00 - Sponsor an Adult Dog Adoption