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HOLISTIC & NATURAL EXERCISE AND STRETCHES TO OVERCOME WINTER INACTIVITY by Cheryl Larson, Pet Journal Columnist After the long cold winter we all want to get out and soak up the sun’s vitamin D and work out the kinks! With months of cold winter hibernation muscles begin to lose tone and strength. So, here are some tips to ease back into exercise, prevent injuries and have some fun!

A backyard does not equal exercise. Please know that a fenced backyard is great, but your dog may do his duties and then not move around very much. Pack animals want you to stay outside and throw the ball, create an obstacle course or play tag with them. For more ideas, check out our ad in the Pet Don’t let dogs fly out the door at Journal. Repeat on the other side of the body. full speed. ACL, soft tissue and knee Hold all stretches for 15-20 seconds injuries can occur if the muscles Stretching keeps muscles lean, and repeat 2-3 times each. For in the area are not strong. Begin strong and supple; important for more details please view the videos by warming up muscles, walking all pets, especially large breeds, on Dr. Karen Becker’s website at and stretching are important. canine athletes and senior pets. Consistency is a must. A minimum Four simple stretches can make of 20 minutes, 3-4 times a week all the difference. Stretching hip Senior pets benefit from staying is adequate, but 20-30 minute flexors means gently moving the active to maintain strength, flexibility everyday is best. Ideally you want back leg straight out behind the pets and balance. Short frequent walks your dog to move at a pace of 4.5 body. Stretch the shoulder flexors are good for heart health and miles per hour. by grasping a front leg above the massage will alleviate sore muscles elbow, placing the other hand under and joints as well as other aches Protect the neck. Remind your dog the elbow to stabilize it and gently and pains. Look for passive rangethe basics of polite leash walking. moving the leg forward. To stretch of motion exercises and balance They may be very excited to get out the chest area, with your dog on his and orientation exercises. Highthere again, so practicing inside is back, grasp both front legs near the stepping cavaletti poles, walking helpful. Dogs who insist on pulling wrists and gently open to the side. up hills or stairs, and lateral side should be fitted with a harness or A gentle chest massage with light movements are all beneficial. head collar to alleviate pressure pressure and circular strokes will on the neck. Training to accept the also be appreciated. Stretching the Cats need to move also! Don’t new device may be necessary. back requires treats to lure the dogs let them sit on a perch and watch head back toward the tail forming a you go for a walk with the dog. Cat toys on a string, treats or toys C shape. rolled down a hallway or the stairs, or leading them through the house with treats that periodically drop are great ways to get cats motivated to move (this also works for dogs Would like to exttend a very big thank-you during inclement weather). My cats to the owners and the staff of Liberty K-9 Lodge like to race with me from one end of the house to the other, trying to in Howard, WI for all the help they offer to Rescues win the race and figure out what the with discounted and free services! adventure is!





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ASK THE VET GRASS SCALD by Dr. Kim Everson, Pet Journal Columnist Q: Every spring my lawn has ring of grass where stools sat on the lots of brown spots where my dog lawn. urinated. What can I do to prevent this from happening? In small amounts nitrogen is a fertilizer, providing nutrients to the A: That is a very common and grass to stimulate growth. However, frustrating problem. It is such a dousing the lawn with nitrogen-rich common complaint, in fact, that urine puts the grass completely off pet stores carry numerous treats, kilter. While a small amount of vitamins and supplements that nitrogen is required by plants to live, promise to prevent yellowing of an excess amount interferes with root your lawn by changing your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development, causes dehydration, urine. The big question is do they and essentially sterilizes the plant work? And are they safe? causing browning and plant death. Interestingly female dogs cause more The actual cause of urine scald lawn scald than males because they is heavily debated. A common empty their bladder in one spot on belief is that urine with an alkaline, the lawn whereas male dogs mark or basic, pH is the culprit of grass- in multiple locations. However, kill. The proposed solution is to similar damage to shrubbery and acidify the urine by feeding the ornamental plants can occur if male pet compounds like dl-Methionine dogs over-mark on those plants. or vitamin C (ascorbic acid). How well these vitamins and supplements In response to this theory of lawn work to acidify the urine probably scald, lawn care companies have depends on the dog. In order to created supplements for pets that determine if a urine acidifier is basically dilute the urine to reduce working requires multiple urine pH the amount of nitrogen present. This checks by your veterinarian before might be done with herbal diuretics and after starting the product. or salts that stimulate drinking and Some dogs have serious medical promote dilution of the nitrogen in the conditions that may worsen if their urine, making it less potent. Again, urine is acidified, so be sure to it is a good idea to check with your check with your veterinarian before veterinarian before starting such a starting any new supplement. supplement, especially if your pet has a known medical condition. Whether or not acidic urine reduces lawn burn has not been A very safe but more time proven. A more likely explanation consuming alternative to diluting is over-fertilization of the area with your petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urine through the use the nitrogen wastes present in the of supplements is to follow along urine and, to a lesser extent, feces. behind your dog and saturate the The kidneys rid the body of excess spot where she or he urinated with nitrogen (a product of protein water from a garden hose, gallon metabolism) by concentrating it in jug or bucket. Doing so will dilute the urine. While feces also contain the nitrogen-rich urine making it nitrogen waste, the nitrogen is more less toxic to the grass. Also it will slowly released into the surrounding allow you to build muscles while grass. This is why you get a small enjoying the outside air this spring dead spot surrounded by a lush and summer! 10 Pet Journal June 2014

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ZOO NEWS HOPE FOR THE RED WOLVES by Dustin Hermann NEW Zoo Educator North America is home to two species of wolves; the gray and the red. The red wolf is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960’s due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat. Red wolves are social animals that live in packs consisting of a breeding adult pair and their offspring of different years, typically five to eight animals in total. They prey on a variety of wild mammals, such as raccoon, rabbit, white-tailed deer, nutria, and other rodents. Most active at dusk and dawn, red wolves are elusive and generally avoid humans and human activity

to remove remaining red wolves from the wild in an effort to save the species from extinction. Over a period of six years, more than 400 wolf-like canids were captured in Louisiana and Texas, but of this number, only 43 were considered to be purebred red wolves and were therefore placed in captivity. Further breeding experiments and blood tests revealed that only 17 of those 43 were true red wolves. (The other individuals were determined to be other species of canine – OR they were the result of red wolves that had bred with other species, such as coyotes. This means they were not purebred red wolves, but instead “hybrid” animals.) Only 14 of these original 17 animals successfully bred in captivity. By 1980, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service declared red wolves extinct in the wild, or “extirpated.” All remaining individuals left in the population were in captivity.

After being declared an endangered species in 1973, efforts were initiated to locate and capture as many wild red wolves as possible. The U.S. Fish By 1987, enough red wolves and Wildlife Service established had finally been bred in captivity a captive breeding program for to begin a restoration program. the red wolf and biologists began Today, an estimated 90 to 110 Save this ad.

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(pronounced MY-oh) was born on May 5th of 2009 and arrived here in October of 2013. Tamaska was born April 30 of 2006 and came to live at the zoo in December of 2012. Both wolves have had litters with previous mates, so we are confident in the parenting abilities. The newborn pups will likely stay with their parents for at least their first year, or until the SSP (Species Survival Plan) makes recommendations for their new homes to help further propagate their species. We are hopeful that by July, the pup will start coming out of their den box to explore their exhibit. Be sure to stop by to view these very adorable, very important new additions to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park family.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS June 8, Dog Fest, 10 am - 4 pm. Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, Sun Prairie. June 14, Rolling Meadows Bird Fair & Sale, 10 am - 3 pm. Rolling Meadows Community Center, Rolling Meadows, Ill. June 15, Scott Smith’s All Animal Expo, Du Page Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, Ill. June 16, Animal Stories for Preschoolers, 10 am. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 17, Stevi B;s Fundraiser Day, 11 am - 9 pm. Stevi B’s, Westhill Blvd, Appleton. Benefit for Orphan Animal Rescue, June 17, Quill Thrills, 11 am - 12 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 18, Fox Trots, 10 - 11 am. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 19, Talon Talks, 2 - 3 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 20, Otter Odysseys, 1 - 2 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 21, Walk Run Wag for madacc, 9:30 am - ???. Hart Park, Milwaukee. Benefit for Friends of MADACC. June 24, Quill Thrills, 11 am - 12 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 25, Fox Trots, 10 - 11 am. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 25, Snakes Celebrations, 1 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 26, Talon Talks, 2 - 3 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI.

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June 27, Otter Odysseys, 1 - 2 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. June 29, Joliet Bird Fair & Sale, 10 am - 3 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, Joliet, Ill. July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Quill Thrills, 11 am - 12 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Fox Trots, 10 - 11 am. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Talon Talks, 2 - 3 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. July 5, Scott Smith’s All Animal Expo, Du Page Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, Ill. July 11, 18, 25, Otter Odysseys, 1 - 2 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. July 12, Rolling Meadows Bird Fair & Sale, 10 am - 3 pm. Rolling Meadows Community Center, Rolling Meadows, Ill. July 15, Stevi B;s Fundraiser Day, 11 am - 9 pm. Stevi B’s, Westhill Blvd, Appleton. Benefit for Orphan Animal Rescue, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Otter Odysseys, 1 - 2 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. August 2, 13th Annual Family Pet Fair & Expo, 10 am - 3 pm. Brown County Fairgrounds, Green Bay. For more information call 920639-4274. August 2, 17, Scott Smith’s All Animal Expo, Du Page Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, Ill. August 5, 12, 19, 26, Quill Thrills, 11 am - 12 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. August 6, 13, 20, 27, Fox Trots, 10 - 11 am. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI.

August 7, 14, 21, 28, Talon Talks, 2 - 3 pm. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI. August 9, Northern WI Volkswagen Club All VW Show & Brat Fry, 10 am - 2 pm. American Legion, 3220 W College, Appleton. Benefit for Orphan Animal Rescue, August 9, Rolling Meadows Bird Fair & Sale, 10 am - 3 pm. Rolling Meadows Community Center, Rolling Meadows, Ill. August 19, Stevi B;s Fundraiser Day, 11 am - 9 pm. Stevi B’s, Westhill Blvd, Appleton. Benefit for Orphan Animal Rescue, September 6, 21, Scott Smith’s All Animal Expo, Du Page Co. Fairgrounds, Wheaton, Ill. September 13, Rolling Meadows Bird Fair & Sale, 10 am - 3 pm. Rolling Meadows Community Center, Rolling Meadows, Ill. September 28, Joliet Bird Fair & Sale, 10 am - 3 pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, Joliet, Ill. October 4, Winnebago Pet Expo, 10 am - 5 pm. Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh. Pet Journal provides this calendar as a service to our readers. If your group has an event that you would like to list please email us at:, with the following information: date(s) and time(s) of your event(s), your contact information, a short description of what will be happening, if it is a fundraiser please list who the proceeds are going to, if there is an official poster please include it as an attachment (for the website’s events page),and please list the as ‘PJ Calendar Submission for {name of event}’. To raise awareness for your event consider placing an ad for it in Pet Journal, contact us for more information. Please submit this information to us no later than the 20th of the month for inclusion into the next issue. All events that appear on this page will also appear on the Pet Journal website’s Events page: petjournalmidwest. com/events.html. We try to list events on the website before they appear in the publication, but due to time constraints they may not. Thank you.

ASK SCRAPPY! by Scrappy, Pet Journal Columnist and Mascot Happy June everyone! I hope everyone is out having a funky summer so far. There is so much to do and you have to pack it all into a few months while Wisconsin is safe to be outside without a parka. So, enjoy it while it’s here. I mean every moment you’re not slaving at a job, you should be outside. If you haven’t made exact plans, just go outside and run around your yard. That’s what we dogs do. Run up and down the street offering a cheerful “howdy” to everyone you see, chase a squirrel, menace that snotty poodle on the next block, eat some grass. Wait; hold on, I’m still thinking dog here. I really don’t know what you humans do for fun, but whatever it is, get outside and do it. Don’t stop until you’re absolutely exhausted. I mean it! Cause, if while I’m out casing the neighborhood and I see any of you in your house looking out the window or watching any of those abysmal reality show (you know the one I’m thinking about. Here’s a hint, she just pupped and her initials are KK), I’m calling the police K-9 unit to write you a ticket or something. At the very least give you a few frothing hostile barks. Remember, those

are German Shepherds and, trust me, they don’t mess around. Hmmm, what else…oh yeah, I have to go see the vet. My family is concerned about a skin tag I have on my side. Hey, I don’t complain when I see those things hanging off of you people. Not like I run up and say “hey,been sitting too close to the microwave, huh? Are you sprouting another arm or maybe a tentacle?” No, I don’t! I have manners. When it’s on you, it’s nothing to worry about. When it’s on me, it’s a portent of dooooom. You’re planning the funeral and asking where in the backyard I want to be buried. You have the mortician on speed dial and wondering how much rouge to put on my cheeks so I can look to so natural and peaceful. Well, forget it! Read my muzzle, No Rogue! Just a little foundation, lip color and liner, something tasteful that’ll go with my fur, and then toss me in a box and plant me. And don’t let Misty touch me! I want to look dignified, not like Lady Gaga. Though she and I do have some things in common, we’re both hounds. Yow, zing!! I may not be a kitty, but this puppy’s got claws. Likes to scratch.




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in perpetual shape and ready to tear that beach up. Maybe I should have saved it for Misty the kitty. Living the posh life of parties, imported food, and extra deserts have given her a couple of bags of kitty litter in her trunk. I should be nice though, like I said last month, Misty is one of my kitty mommies. Then again, who else but family can you really I suppose this about wraps it up depend on to voice all your faults for June. I really do hope everyone and shortcomings. is planning the best summer ever. You know, lots of cook outs where Talk to you again in July you bring the dog along. Tons of road trips where you bring the Scrappy dog along. Fun in the park or at the beach where you bring the dog along. Getting’ the hint? Especially Editors Note: Scrappy loves ro the beach, cause I’m in top shape! get mail from his fans! You can Someone gave me one of those ex- either email him at the address ercise dvds by Shaun T or Mister T above, leave a message for him on or someone. I hauled out my lycra his facebook page ( exercise shorts, hopped into my two pj.askscrappy), or via our mailbox: sets of cross trainers, turned it on, got blasted by terrible club music, Pet Journal and promptly threw it away. BeAttn: Ask Scrappy, sides, I’m a dog, I don’t eat all that 3120 S Business Dr #270, junk that makes you people fat. I’m Sheboygan WI 53081-6524












THIS HOLIDAY, REMEMBER TO GET YOUR FIREWOOD WHERE YOU BURN IT from WI DNR, reprinted with permission MADISON - State forest health specialists remind campers and travelers that firewood can carry harmful forest insects and diseases. “Insect pests such as emerald ash borer and gypsy moth, and diseases like oak wilt and Dutch elm disease spread to new areas easily while hidden in firewood,” said Colleen Robinson Klug, DNR forest health educator. “These invasive species have already killed millions of trees in Wisconsin.”

The only exception is firewood Certified by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection ( Firewood_Dealer_Certification/). Certified wood is free to move around the state because it is also free of invasive pests and diseases that harm our trees. Certified wood will either have a label like the one in the photo, or will just have the DATCP certified vendor number. A list of certified dealers and their ID numbers is available online at under “Firewood Regulations”.

Wisconsin is increasing. To help emerald ash borer standards. protect these areas better, after June 1 firewood will only be allowed on Most state parks and forests state managed properties if it is: have certified firewood or firewood from the property for sale on site. 1. from within 10 miles of the To check availability, contact the • All travelers should follow property ( property by searching the DNR quarantine rules to help protect Invasives/Firewoodmaps. website for “parks.” Wisconsin’s trees and avoid html), AND Many federal, county and private fines. 2. from outside an area campgrounds also restrict firewood • Second homeowners are quarantined for emerald ash on their properties. Call for details advised not to move firewood borer(datcpservices.wisconsin. before you travel. Firewood regulations tighten as of long distances between their gov/eab/articleassets/WI_ June 1, 2014 properties, to reduce the risk to EAB_Quarantine.pdf), (unless For more details about firewood in their trees. the property is also in the same Wisconsin search the DNR website The invasive species threat or a connected quarantined for keyword “firewood” to public land we all share in area) OR or call 1-877-303-WOOD (9663). 3. certified by the Wisconsin A non-profit organization dedicated to the Department of Agriculture, For more information contact: rehabilitation and care of primarily senior abandoned, neglected and homeless dogs Trade and Consumer Protection Colleen Robinson Klug, DNR Forest within the state of WI, with the goal of (see link above) or certified Health Educator, 608-266-2172. finding them safe, loving, forever homes. by the USDA as treated to If you are interested in joining our group, contact us at

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GREAT BLUE HERON CHICKS HATCH TO DELIGHT OF NEST-CAM WATCHERS from WI DNR, reprinted with permission HORICON, Wis. - Success! Just in case you are wondering, the great blue heron couple and their nest that are the focus of a newly installed nest-cam in the heron rookery at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, hatched two of three eggs over the weekend, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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“The male and the female will share the feeding duties,” says Owsley, “they will consume up to four times their usual amount of food, which they will regurgitate at the nest to feed the chicks. It will take about 55 days for the chicks to grow their flight feathers and be ready for their first flight which should be sometime around the “We’re thrilled that the herons were fourth of July.” able to successfully hatch the chicks both for the enjoyment of our nestThe heron rookery on Horicon cam watchers and for the growing reached its pinnacle in the 1970s heron population at Horicon,” said with an estimated 4,000 birds using Bret Owsley, Department of Natural the site. Over time, a combination of Resources area wildlife supervisor. bad weather and Dutch elm disease “We’re waiting and watching like caused the trees that supported the everyone else to see if egg number rookery to decline which resulted three hatches which could be today in a decrease in the number of tall or tomorrow.” sturdy trees the birds use for roosts. Wildlife management staff placed Chick number one hatched artificial nests, near the original Saturday morning and chick number location during the winter of 1992two pecked its way to daylight on 93 consisting of telephone poles Sunday. Typically, eggs are laid and angled slats of wood to bring about one day apart. With three the colonial nesting birds back. hungry chicks, the parents will have Additional structures and the nestwork to do feeding the rapidly cam were added this year. growing youngsters.

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REUNITING VERSUS RESCUE: HELPING WILDLIFE STAY WILD! by Lori Bankson, Curator of Animals Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Here at the Bay Beach Wildlife • Birds do not have a sense of Sanctuary, it’s been a busy baby smell — if the young songbirds season! From tiny hatchling songhave fallen out of the nest, they birds to robust raccoon youngsters, can easily be replaced back we have had a very busy Spring. But into the correct nest! Usually we’re not just helping baby animals Mom is nearby watching. that are injured or malnourished; we • If the songbird nest is broken, also are working to reunite wildlife go ahead and place the nest families and get babies back with pieces securely in a plastic dish wild moms who do a much better that can be nailed back into the job raising these youngsters than hutree where it originally was. mans ever could! Once the nest is secure, place the youngsters back in as well Sometimes when we find baby and Mom and Dad should readwild animals, Mom is nearby watchily come on back. ing us check out the nest or watch the • Cottontail Rabbit moms only young animal in the grass. Moms come to the nest at sunrise and do not always stay at the nest site sunset. If you are unsure if Mom so as not to lead predators to the is still coming to the nest, sprinnest, whether it is by leading with kle flour around the nest and their scent or by just their movement place yarn in a tic-tac-toe patback to the young. Humans are tern on top of the nest. Check also considered predators by wild the nest 12 hours later — do mothers, so even if we’re trying to not keep watching it so you do see if we can help, our presence will not scare Mom away. If the keep Mom away. Here are some flour shows footprints and/or tips to keep wildlife wild and when the yarn is disturbed, Mom has to bring young animals in for help: most likely been there! Rabbits • If the youngster is obviously open their eyes by 10 days old injured, it should receive help: and leave the nest at 13 days bleeding, obvious fractured old, so giving them a little time limb, visible cuts on the body all to be raised by Mom is the best! need assistance from licensed • Squirrels can play a little too wildlife rehabbers. hard and can fall out of very

high nests. They can also fall out of nests if Mom is hurt or deceased and the young are looking for her. If the squirrels are coming up to people or are visibly injured, they need to get to a licensed wildlife rehabber. If Mom is barking in the tree, do your best to get that squirrel off the ground and either back into the nest or as close to Mom and the nest as possible! • Humans touching young mammals does not mean Mom will reject them. We are not putting human scent on them, we are rubbing Mom’s scent off, which is how she identifies them! If you are replacing a young mammal back into the nest, wear gloves and gently rub the others of the nest together with the youngster you are replacing — this will spread Mom’s scent around all the young. • If you have found a young bird of prey, work with your licensed wildlife rehabilitator, local WDNR conservation warden,

or animal control officer to return the youngster to the high nests. Mom can be quite protective of the other young and we need to keep all our wildlife supporters safe! • Fawns are typically left alone by Mom laying in long grass waiting for her to come back to nurse. Fawns will stand occasionally, but will know instinctively to wait quietly for Mom. If a fawn is calling or walking up to people, then the fawn may need help. Leaving fawns alone that are quiet and still so Mom can care for them is the best thing we can do to help fawns! • If you do need to find help for young animals with a licensed wildlife rehabber, always make a note of where you found the nest in case the injuries are not so severe that you and the rehabber can reunite the youngster with Mom!

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PRACTICAL PETVET BLOG SQUIRREL! A WILDLIFE RESCUE CASE from, reprinted with permission printed September, 2012 A little while back, my clinic got a call from a concerned citizen regarding a grey squirrel. This little squirrel kept following the female caller into her house! Every time the woman returned the young squirrel outside, he’d scurry right back into the house after her. Was he sick? Was he hungry? Or worse, did he think she was his mother?! The beleaguered squirrel lady offered the little guy some food and drink based on her internet research of what would acceptable for a squirrel. (Although motivated by good intentions, this was a risky move which could have caused

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more harm than good for the young hungry animal. Please see below.) Next she attempted to locate a local licensed wildlife rehabilitator. By the wonders of Google and S.E.O., her search led her to St. Bernard’s Animal Medical Center, not a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, but a reasonable starting place for a citizen with a sick or injured wild animal. According to Wisconsin state law, general practice veterinarians such as myself are allowed to provide emergency care for wildlife species, but within 24 hours of rescue the animal must be transferred to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Working with Aves Wildlife Alliance, CVT and licensed rehabilitator Tim Kneeland and I assessed the juvenile squirrel when it arrived at the clinic.

a baby? All too commonly a well-meaning person will find a young animal alone and incorrectly assume that is has been orphaned and requires human care. Please refer to the Wisconsin DNR website for information on “orphaned” wildlife. Not only is it illegal in many parts of the world to care for wildlife without a permit, but such interactions can also cause harm to the animal as well as humans and domestic animals.

Although mildly dehydrated, hungry and ridden with fleas, the little squirrel appeared to be in pretty good shape. After we had addressed his mild dehydration, we kept him in a quiet, comfortable area away from the domestic 2. Feeding a wild animal, animals until Tim could transport especially one that is him to Aves for further care that malnourished, requires a lot afternoon. According to Beka Weiss of skill and care. BEWARE of Aves, the young squirrel made internet recipes for feeding a full recovery and is expected wild animals. Feeding a to transition successfully back to wild animal pet food, human nature. food or even a bowl of milk can have dire consequences There are several important for the creature! Any lessons from this wildlife rescue website that suggests offering case. anything more than a shallow dish of water or human infant 1. One of our initial concerns electrolyte solution should was had this squirrel imprinted be considered suspect. on people because it had Moreover, a starving animal been improperly handled as must be handled with utmost

care by wildlife experts to avoid “refeeding syndrome” which can cause serious metabolic and electrolyte imbalances. 3. This little squirrel was crawling with fleas, and fleas are not particularly picky about their furry mammal hosts. The woman whose home was invaded numerous times by this persistent young creature needed to treat her dog and clean her home due to the flea exposure. Wild animals can carry far worse parasites and diseases than fleas, so when in doubt a hands-off approach is the safest. Albeit adorable, the juvenile squirrel caused quite a commotion following his odd decision to buddy up with a human. Fortunately for him, the human he chose knew enough to seek immediate professional assistance for his care. There are many resources out there regarding wildlife rescue on the World Wide Web. The trick is finding the right resource. A good place to start is your state department of natural resources website. 19

LOCAL NEWS Fox Valley Humane Association Takes on 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge Press Release Submitted by Fox Valley Humane Association Community Support Needed for Chance to Win $100,000 Grand Prize and Save More Lives

really focus on improving upon our services. As an organization, FVHA has some fantastic new ideas and we are more motivated than ever to APPLETON, Wis., Jan. 29, 2014 - get to work!” The Fox Valley Humane Association (FVHA) is thrilled to be one of only FVHA will host exciting events 50 shelters selected to compete and offer adoption specials during in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray the challenge from June 1 - August $100K Challenge, and the only 30. For more information about shelter in Wisconsin selected. the challenge and how you can FVHA is competing for a chance help FVHA save more lives this at more than $600,000 in grant year, please visit funding, including a grand prize of Events/100K_Challenge.aspx. $100,000. FVHA has set a goal of saving The 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray 720 lives during the months of June, $100K Challenge is a nationwide July, and August through adoption, competition for animal shelters and returning stray pets to owners, and their communities aimed at getting our new working cat program. more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. The Fox Valley Humane Association is a full-service, state“I am so excited for FVHA to be of-the-art animal shelter and animal chosen for this amazing challenge,” resource center, serving thousands said Liz Dietz, FVHA’s Executive of pets and their people each year Director. “From staff and volunteers since 1891. FVHA remains an area to our adopters, this is going be a leader in animal care, adoptions, great opportunity to work hard and welfare, and education and works

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24/7 to see that no animal need in the Fox Valley goes unmet. FVHA is a locally-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on saving lives and offers a variety of services, programs, and events to the community in addition to a safe haven for companion animals. For more information contact: Liz Dietz at 920 733-1717 ext. 101 or 920 422-2266. Visit the Pet Journal tumblr page!



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THE PAINFUL TRUTH OF â&#x20AC;&#x153;MATTINGâ&#x20AC;? by Rita Day, Pet Journal Columnist â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mattingâ&#x20AC;? refers to densely tangled clumps of fur in a pets coat. If a coat is not brushed properly the hair/ fur will become embedded in large masses. At times the â&#x20AC;&#x153;matsâ&#x20AC;&#x153; are easily combed out. But when they get to bad, you should bring them to to your local Groomer, other wise they become to painful to your pet.

Prevention Make sure you pet stays â&#x20AC;&#x153;matfreeâ&#x20AC;? brush regularly and use a pet friendly conditioner or a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s detangler.

Editors Note: Rita of Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pawsn-Claws welcomes your questions Reunite from page 17 and comments on Grooming Topics. Please contact Rita by email: rday@ If you do feel a young animal is Causes or viva the in need of assistance, contact your This happens when long haired Pet Journal mailbox: local licensed wildlife rehabilitator. pets have seasonal shedding and Pet Journal You can call the Wildlife Sanctuthey are not properly groomed. Attn: Grooming Your Pet ary at 920-391-3685 and we can 3120 S Business Dr STE 270 assist you in locating the closest Danger Sheboygan WI 53081-6524 rehabber in your community. You If your pet is not properly can also go to the WDNR website groomed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matsâ&#x20AC;? can become extremely painful, and their skin can become unhealthy and in danger of infections. Also â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mattingâ&#x20AC;? can cut blood supply to extremities and be accompanied by a foul rotting odor. Â&#x2021; Hand-fed, well socialized babies from select breeders Sponsorships Available! Great opportunities for non-pet related business to show support of Animals! Contact Pet Journal at 920-393-4818.



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MADISON - Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota share many of the same boaters and anglers - now they’re sharing the same message to help protect their iconic waters from aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian water-milfoil, zebra mussels and spiny water fleas. The states are teaming up on a new public service campaign to help carry a consistent message encouraging boaters and anglers to take steps to avoid accidentally spreading zebra mussels, spiny water fleas and other invasive aquatic species when they travel among states. A 30-second television spot began airing May 19 on fishing shows across the region. The spot is available on WIDNRTV, Wisconsin’s YouTube channel, and on Minnesota DNR, and also is embedded on the agencies’ web pages and shared by a network of partner groups across the states. “We share a common goal of stopping aquatic hitchhikers to keep our Great Lakes and our inland waters healthy,” says Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp. “By pooling our resources we can help reach more people with an important reminder as they travel back and forth.” Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr says the Minnesota DNR “welcomes every opportunity to work with other states on AIS prevention measures and this multi-

state production is a fitting example. It offers a consistent message and a coordinated approach to effectively address the tough issue of AIS.” Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant invites partner organizations and individuals to share the video to spread awareness. “We encourage boaters to take action by cleaning understand local AIS laws wherever equipment to prevent the spread of they travel. invasive species in our states.” “The prevention requirements are Wisconsin and other Great Lakes slightly different across the three states have been increasingly trying states, and the AIS laws for each to work across the region to meet state are available online.” the challenges of invasive species, nonnative species that can cause • Wisconsin’s prevention rules environmental or economic harm or harm to human health. Outreach prevention.html was fertile ground for such • Michigan’s prevention rules cooperation, says Bob Wakeman,,4561,7who coordinates aquatic invasive 135-3313_8314---,00.html species efforts for the Wisconsin • Minnesota’s prevention rules Department of Natural Resources and who had the idea for the tripreventspread_watercraft.html state public service message. Michigan’s Wyant says that by “With the help of our partners and taking a few minutes to clean boats, on-site recruiting, we were able to trailers, and other fishing equipment capture a wide diversity of people and drain water from their boat and who enjoy our waters,” Wakeman fishing equipment, “we can all help says. “We think it’s one of the strengths of the video: seeing and hearing average Wisconsinites, Minnesotans and Michiganders on why they love their waters and why it’s important to protect them.”

keep our Great Lakes healthy and protect our inland waters.” For more information contact: Bob Wakeman, Wisconsin DNR aquatic invasive species coordinator, 262719-0740; Sarah LeSage, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality aquatic invasive species coordinator, 512-284-5472; Marjorie Casey, Minnesota DNR aquatic invasive species information officer, 651-259-5132; Ann Pierce, Minnesota DNR, Ecological and Water Resources section manager, 651-259-5119.

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RECYCLING INFORMATION DNR PUBLICATIONS PROVIDE TIPS FOR PROPER DISPOSAL OF MEDICAL SHARPS from WI DNR, reprinted with permission Safe disposal saves money and lowers MADISON - A new series of injury risk publications from the Department of Natural Resources is available to According to the Coalition for help the public properly dispose of Safe Community Needle Disposal, medical sharps. about nine million syringe users Medical sharps such as needles, nationwide annually administer at syringes and lancets pose an injury least three billion injections outside risk for anyone who comes into of health care facilities. contact with them. To reduce public health risks, “The DNR publications provide Wisconsin rules require all residents helpful tips for people to safely and to manage sharps safely. It is properly dispose of medical sharps,” illegal to put sharps in the trash said Barb Bickford, Medical Waste or with recyclables. Sharps must Coordinator. “Proper disposal will be packaged safely and treated help protect public health and keep either at a licensed medical waste incinerator or by methods that sharps out of our environment.” render the sharps non-infectious, The publications are available in broken and unable to be reused. English, Hmong and Spanish by searching the DNR website dnr. However, medical sharps are for “medical sharps” and often found in household garbage clicking on the tab for “Correct and recyclables or improperly Disposal” or by searching the online flushed down the toilet. “When Waste and Materials Management these needles end up in the solid • take your sharps to a registered sharps collection station); Program’s publications list for waste stream, they can injure waste haulers, landfill operators and • never put needles and other “medical waste.” sharp medical items in the recycling workers,” said Bickford. trash, recycling or medication “When they’re flushed down collection drop boxes; toilets, they may cause problems in plumbing and wastewater treatment • reduce the amount of sharps you have to dispose of by clipping plants, or may end up on our Custom, Hand Made the needles off the syringe. The beaches.” Rope Halters for your Horses needle-less syringe can go in the household trash; Bickford noted that needlestick injuries are one of the most common • buy an inexpensive needle destruction device. The device workers’ compensation injuries must both disinfect and break in Wisconsin’s waste collection the needle so it can no longer industry. Needlestick injuries be reused; and require costly testing, may cause emotional stress and increase • if there is not a collection location near you, click on the “correct the risk of exposure to infectious disposal” tab of the Managing diseases such as hepatitis B. household medical sharps page of the DNR website. Some of the tips mentioned in the , Creator/Owner publications include: 920-619-3907 For more information contact: Barb Bickford, 608-267-3548


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CATS INTERNATIONAL SLEEPS & NAPS: FELINE STYLE from reprinted with permission Cats are the world’s best sleepers. They slumber away about 60% of their lives–16 hours out of 24. At this rate a nine-year old cat has been awake for only about three years! Since cats are so efficient at obtaining their protein-rich food, they have plenty of time to rest up for the next hunting trip (or visit to the kitchen). A typical feline day includes over fifteen hours of sleeping, and dozing, four to six hours of grooming and playing, with hunting, eating and exploring making up the rest of the day.

appears to be dreaming (twitching and quivering). After the deep sleep, the adult cat then returns to another bout of thirty minutes of light sleep until he eventually wakes up. When choosing a site for your cat’s bed, keep in mind the feline need for warmth and security (high and protected). It has been observed that the temperature of the room is a determining factor in the sleeping cat’s body position. At less than 55 degrees F., the cat is curled up with his head tucked into his body. As the temperature increases, the cat’s sleeping position opens up. At over 70 degrees F., the cat is uncurled with paws out in front. Upon waking, the supple cat usually takes a few minutes to stretch and restore his circulation. A yawn or two later, a quick face wash, and watch out!–he’s ready for action.

There are three types of adult feline sleep: the brief nap, the longer light sleep, and the deep sleep. A napping cat is on “radar patrol”, scanning the environment for any small sound. The periods of light sleep and deep sleep alternate. When Kitty settles down for more than a brief nap, the phase of light sleep lasts for about a half Editors Note: Cats International hour. Then, for six to seven minutes, he experiences deep sleep. At this was founded by Betsy Liscomb, point the cat’s body relaxes and he a cat behavioral expert. If you



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established routes, making 10 stops at assigned points and listening for four minutes for the distinctive “thump, thump, thump” sound made by drumming male grouse. The number of drums heard per stop in 2014 was down 1 percent statewide from the previous year. One of the primary regions for grouse in the state, the central region, showed a 24 percent drop in the number of drums heard per stop. A second primary region in northern Wisconsin showed a 3 percent increase. According to Scott Walter, DNR upland wildlife ecologist, maturation of southern Wisconsin’s forest community in recent decades and the resulting loss of dense, brushy areas that grouse need for cover has led to a lower ruffed grouse population. “Ruffed grouse are closely linked to young forest habitats that develop following disturbances, notably logging activities,” Walter said. “While we often focus as hunters on grouse numbers in a single year, it’s important to remember that the long-term health of grouse and other early-successional wildlife is dependent upon the availability of

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the dense young cover they require. In Wisconsin, we need to ensure that enough timber harvests are occurring to meet the habitat needs of ruffed grouse and other earlysuccessional dependent wildlife” In regard to the slight increase in northern Wisconsin, Gary Zimmer, coordinating biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society, points to this past winter’s harsh weather. “While cold temperatures and deep snow are generally hard on resident wildlife populations, ruffed grouse often thrive in winters like the one we just experienced,” noted Zimmer. “Grouse roost under the snow, which can effectively serve as a blanket to hide them from predators’ view and keep them warm even during very cold periods. It might be well below zero out in the open, but under even a few inches of snow the temperature might only be a few degrees below freezing. Grouse also utilize tree buds as food during winter, so snow cover doesn’t reduce food availability.” Zimmer continues, “Weather conditions, especially during the brood rearing period in late May and early June, also play an important role in the fall ruffed grouse numbers. Newly-hatched grouse chicks are very sensitive to chilling, and warm, dry conditions allow high survival during the first few weeks of life.” “Grouse hunters are used to

the cyclic nature of ruffed grouse populations, and know that during low periods grouse can still be found in the best cover. Hunters might have to work a bit harder to flush birds, but sunny October days with your dog in the north woods are tough to beat, and Wisconsin still has some of the best grouse hunting in the country,” Zimmer said. Complete survey results can be found by visiting and searching for “wildlife reports.” For more information on ruffed grouse in Wisconsin, search “ruffed grouse hunting.” For more information contact: Scott Walter, upland wildlife ecologist, 608-267-7861 or Brian Dhuey, wildlife surveys coordinator, 608-221-6342.

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Area Shelter & Rescue Needs Pet Journal offers this area as a free service to the Local Humane Societies/Shelters and Rescues to post their needs list. Need lists may be submitted to or Due to space constraints, please limit your list to the 10 - 12 most needed items, by the 20th of the month for inclusion into the next edition. Please contact the respective group listed if you have questions or would like to donate items.

Humane Societies/ Animal Shelters Needs Bay Area Humane Society of Green Bay, WI is looking for: • Clay Cat Litter (non-clumping) • Rawhides • Kongs • Dog Toys • Canned Cat Food • Small Litter Boxes • Cat Toys • Chew Blocks & Treats for Small Animals • Carefresh Bedding (no pine or cedar) • Leashes To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Bay Area Humane Society at: 920.469.3110 or visit their website: Dane County Humane Society of Madison, WI is looking for: • Doggie Delights • Canned dog and puppy food • Soft, small training treats (no hard biscuits) • Feline Fancies • Canned, ground cat and kitten food • Cat toys, glitter balls, etc. • Critter Cravings • Timothy Hay • Rabbit Diet • Wildlife Wants • Rodent chow pellots • Bird feeders and baths To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Dane County Humane Society at: 608.838.0413 or visit their website: Dodge County Humane Society of Juneau, WI is looking for: • Scoopable Cat Litter • Dry Cat Food

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Dry Dog Food Computer Copy Paper Toilet Paper (Septic Safe!) 13 Gallon Garbage Bags Renuzit Adjustable Air Fresheners Laundry Detergent Adams Flea Spay Stamps, Cash Donations, or Gas Cards To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Dodge County Humane Society at: 920.386.0000 or visit their website: Door County Humane Society of Sturgeon Bay, WI is looking for: • Animal Supplies • Purina Pro Plan Adult Chicken and Rice Formula • Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken and Rice Formula • Purina Dog Chow (green bag) • Purina Beneful • Dog Toys • Rawhide bones • Cat Litter (scoopable, any brand) • Office Supplies • Copy Paper • Postage Stamps • HP Ink Cartridge #60 for HP printer model# F4280 To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Door County Humane Society at: 920.746.1111, by email at: or you may visit their website: Eastshore Humane Association of Chilton, WI is looking for: • Non-scoopable Cat Litter • Purina Cat Chow -or• Purina Complete • Purina Dog Chow • Laundry Detergent To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Eastshore Humane Association at: 920.849.2390, by email at: ehashelter@ or you may visit their website: Fond Du Lac Humane Society of Fond Du Lac, WI is looking for: • Dog Needs • Dog toys • Peanut butter • Cheese whiz


Cat Needs • Kitty Litter (non-clumping) • Purina Cat and Kitten Chow • Chicken or Turkey baby food (human) • Toys and Cat trees • Small Animal Needs • Pellet rabbit food • Timothy Hay • Bedding & Litter (no pine or cedar please) To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fond Du Lac Humane Society at: 920.922.8873 or visit their website: Fox Valley Humane Association of Appleton, WI is looking for: • Pet Supplies • Purina or Iams cat food and dog food • Purina Kitten & Puppy Chow • Canned cat, kitten and dog food • Pine or aspen shavings • Timothy hay • Cash sponsorships • One months’s supply of pain medication for cats and kittens after surgery - $40/ per mo. • One month’s supply of pain medication for dog s and puppies after surgery $75/per mo. • Surgical packs, 12 needed - $850 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a cat, 800 needed - $18.50 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a dog, 650 needed - $30.50 each To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fox Valley Humane Association at: 920.733.1717, by email at: shelter@ or visit their website: Green Lake Area Animal Shelter of Green Lake, WI is looking for: • Bleach • Laundry Detergent • Large Garbage Bags • Kitty Litter, Non-Clumping • Disinfecting Cleaner w/Bleach • Disinfecting Wipes w/Bleach • Epson 200 Series Printer Ink To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter at: 920.294.3042, by email at: adopt@glass. org or visit their website:

Lakeshore Humane Society of Manitowoc, WI is looking for: • Purina Dry Dog and Cat Food • Dog and Cat Treats (especially dog biscuits) • Clay Cat Litter • Hard to destroy Dog Toys • Cat Toys • Creamy Peanut Butter • Small Animal Bedding • Small Animal Water Bottles • Small Animal Supplies (Hay, Feed, Treats and Toys) To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Lakeshore Humane Society at: 920.684.5401 or visit their website at: Neenah Animal Shelter of Neenah, WI is looking for: Most Needed items: • Pig Ears/Rawhides • Dog Treats/Biscuits • Dry Kitten Food • Wand Type Cat Toys • Pet Same Ice Melt • Pooper Scooper with Raket Always Needed items: • Scoopable Unscented Litter such as: Tidy Cat, PetCo Brand, ScoopAway or Fresh Step • Purina Original Dry Cat Food • Cat Scratchers ( To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Neenah Animal Shelter, 951 Country Rd G, Neenah, WI. Oconto Area Humane Society & Animal Shelter, Inc. of Oconto, WI is looking for: • Purina Dog/Puppy Chow • Pedigree Canned Dog Food • Purina Cat/Kitten Chow • Rawhides (Chews or Rolls) • Clay Cat Litter (Non-scooping) • Pet Toys (Stuffed Toys, Kongs, Tennis Balls, etc.) • Stamps • Printer Cartridges - HP 950 & HP 951 • Copy Paper • Cash Donations To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Oconto Area Humane Society & Animal Shelter at: 920.835.1738 or visit their website:

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Area Shelter & Rescue Needs Oshkosh Area Humane Society of Oshkosh, WI is looking for: • Timothy Hay Based Rabbit Food • Canned Dog Food • Canned Cat Food - Pate Style • Large Rolled Rawhides Chews for Dog • Tidy Cat SCOOPABLE Cat Litter • Romaine Lettuce for Rabbits • Purina Kitten Chow • Purina One Adult Dog Food • Purina Puppy Chow • HARDWOOD Stove Pellets To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Oshkosh Area Humane Society at: 920.424.2128 or visit their website: Ozaukee Humane Society of Saukville, WI is looking for: • Small Dog Training Treats • Postage stamps • Aspen Bedding • Cat-nail clippers (scissor type) • Cat toys • Dog toys (Nylabones, squeaky toys, ropes, hard rubber balls, ect.) • Lingerie bags (for washing small toys) • Rabbit pellets (no fruit or seed mix) • Soft Dog Toys • Timothy hay To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Ozaukee Humane Society at: 262.377.7580, by email at: or you may visit their website: The Sheboygan County Humane Society of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Cat toys • Canned cat food • Kitty litter (non-clumping) • Litter pans • Litter scoops • Rawhide chews for dogs • Dog toys and tennis balls • Science diet pet foods • Office supplies To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Sheboygan County Humane Society at: 920.458.2012 or visit their website at: Washington County Humane Society of Slinger, WI is looking for: • Monetary Donations for Medical

Needs #40 Shaver Blades Ultra Bright Colored Paper Gift Cards (Walmart, Office Max, Fleet Farm, Friends of Nature Pet Store, BP/ Tripar/Kwik Trip Gas Cards) • White Postcards (Avery #5689) • Yellow Legal Pads - College Ruled • Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags • Staplers & 1” Large Binder Clips • Floor Squeegies, Bleach, Air Dusters • Yellow & Blue Pocket Folders To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Washington County Humane Society at: 262.677.0388, by email at: wchs@ or visit there website at: • • •

The Waupun Area Animal Shelter, Inc. is looking for: • Paper Towels • Bleach • HP Ink Cartridges 940 XL (Black, Yellow, Cyan and Magenta) • Large and Small Garbage Bags • Postage Stamps • Paper Cutter • Volunteers for Cleaning • Monetary Donations To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Waupon Area Animal Shelter, Inc. at: 920.324.3200 or visit their website: or by email: admin@

Rescue Needs Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary of Elkhart Lake, WI is looking for: • Pole building for indoor arena • Hay elevator. • Good condition wheelbarrows • Plastic pitchforks • Hay • Nutrena Senior feed. • Strongid/Quest/Safeguard wormers • Round bale feeder • Heavy duty skidsteer with points for moving large round hay bales • Three (3) horse ramp trailer To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary at: 262.627.0582, or visit their website:

Care (Center for Avian Rehabilitation & Education) of Hubertus, WI is looking for: • Suede lacing for toy makeing (found at Michaels) 1/8”, beige or medium brown only • Zupreem or Lafeber pellets - all sizes • Gift Certificates to Michaels • 1/2” or 3/4” Plexiglass (10 4’ x 8’ panels) • 1cc & 3cc syringes, vet wrap, 2x2’s, 4x4’s (veterinary supplies) • Cheerios, especially Honey Nut • Fresh Fruits and Veggies (no Avocados) • Mixed Nuts (Unsalted in Shells) • Ground Walnuts (found in the bakers section of your local grocery store) • Stamps, Printer Paper, Lexmark Printer Ink: Black #105XL & Color #100 To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact CARE at: 262.628.3719 or by email at: Free Roaming Feline Program, Ltd. of Manitowoc/Two Rivers is looking for: • Cat Litter (clumping & unscented) • Dry & Canned Cat & Kitten Food - preferred brands: • Wellness (Grain-free) • Solid Gold/Indigo Moon • Gift Cards for local Grocery, Pet Supply, or Home Improvement Stores • Paper Towels • Cat Carriers & Cushiony Cat Beds • Litter Boxes • Gently used Towels, Flat Sheets, or Blankets • Cat Treats • Low-Voltage Pet Heating Pads/Bed Warmers • String/Pole Toys (ie Cat Charmers or Da Birds) Donations may be dropped off at Tow River Veterinary Clinic, 2339 Roosevelt Ave, Two Rivers or Crystal Pathway, 1106 Washington St, Manitowoc. For more information call 920.686.8899 or visit their website: Go Cheese Rescue Alliance of West Bend is looking for: • Purina Kitty Chow • Purina Cat Chow • Canned Cat Food • Scoopable Litter • Puppy Pads • Cat and Dog Toys • Blankets

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Copy Paper Cash To donante any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Go Cheese Rescue Alliance at 262.388.8634 or by email at: Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc. of Marion and Green Bay is looking for: • Purina Kitten Chow • Caned Cat Food (Friskie’s Plate) • Purina Cat Chow Original • Large Ceramic Dog Food Dishes • The Loops 2 Leashes (can be found at Fleetfarm or PetSmart) • Canned Dog Food (Lamb and Rice, cans with pop tops only, please) • Dog Toys • Tuffies Ultimate Dog Toys • The Almost Indestructible Ball • Air Kong Squeeker Dog Toys To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc. at: 920-634-9701 or visit their website: Iveloharele Horse Retirement Sanctuary is looking for: • Hay, Grains, and Treats • Bedding - Eqine - Fresh • Mats - for horse stalls • Box fans • Grooming Supplies • Round Pen • Gates 14 - 16 ft • Supplements - MSM, Glucosumine, and U-Guard • Fly Spray, Fly Masks, and Fly Strips • Cash donation To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Iveloharele Hourse Sanctuary by email: K&R Small Animal Sanctuary is looking for: • Baby Blankets • Fleece Blankets • Stuffed Animals • Hard Plastic Baby Toys or Rattles • Bunny/Guinea Pig Toys • PLAIN Rabbit Pellets (no seeds or treats mixed in!) • Bagged Hay • 16oz or 32oz Water Bottles

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Puppy Love Rescue is looking for: • Dog Crates (any size) • Dog Food • Bleach • Paper Towels & Dawn Dish Soap • Large Towels • Flea & Tick Medication • Puppy Pads • Large Plastic Bins w/Covers To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Puppy Love Rescue at: or call 262.235-8023. Purr-Fect Match Animal Rescue of Kohler is looking for:

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Two Left Paws of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Dog/Cat food (Evo, Fromm, Wellnes, Feliade, Canide) • Canned wet food (any kind) • Clumping litter (any kind, non-sented) • Litter scoops • Puppy pads • Dog/Cat Treats and Toys • Dog/Cat beds • Live traps for Small Animals • Fleet Farm gift cards To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Two Left Paws Animal Sanctuary at: 920.331.0100 or via their website at: White Paws German Shepard Rescue of Green Bay, WI is looking for: • Pet Supplies • American Natural Premium Dog Food • Kongs & Dog Toys • Large Wire Cages • Collars & Leashes • Office Supplies • Ink Cartridges for HP Photosmart 6520 • Copy Paper • Envelopes & Stamps • Monetary Sponsorships/Donations • Gift Cards for Walmart, Fleet Farm, PetCo, or PetSmart • Gas Cards • Sponsorships for Medical Needs including Spay/Neuter, Heartworm Treatment To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact White Paws German Shepard Rescue at: 920.606.2597 or by email at: calspence@ or visit their website at

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Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. of Appleton is looking for: • Scoopable Cat Litter • Dry Cat Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Dry Kitten Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Canned Cat and Kitten Food • Dog Toys, Rawhides/Chews/Bones • Ceramic Bowls • Folders (Red and Blue) • Any Pet Supplies To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. at: (920) 830-2392 or visit their website at:

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Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Paper towels & Lysol Spray • Dog toys • Puppy food - moist and dry • Bowls • Leashes & Collars • Volunteers • Wisconsin Foster Homes To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue at: 920.627.6727, by email at: mecca@ or visit there website at:

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