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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 - Pet Amnesty Day to Rase Awareness of Pet Releases a Pathway for Invasive Species
6 - Holistic & Natural Options for You and Your Pets
14 - Animals at the NEW Zoo Looking forward to Spring Coming in May
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7 - Pet Product Reviews by S. Minaker
Book Nook by J. Pitsch
8 - April Calendar 9 - Ask Scrappy!
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Reiki during a Thunderstorm by A. Noyce
10 - The Bunny ain't Dropping Easter Eggs from The Practical Pet Vet
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We all have them occasionally, and if we’re smart, we come away learning a lesson and benefit from the experience.
A study published recently in the Journal of Small Animal Practice, revealed that the vast majority (80 percent) of owners of dogs older than nine years of age were not aware of at least one significant health problem with their pet. The 45 dogs in the study were discovered to have an average of about eight health issues each, including ear infections, respiratory distress, arthritis, abdominal masses, heart murmurs or arrhythmias, and lung cancer. According to study authors, the dogs’ owners frequently did not recognize or report serious signs of disease, however, they did report symptoms like increased sleeping, hearing or vision loss, stiffness or lameness, “slowing down,” increased cloudiness of the lens of the eye, increased thirst and urination, pain, signs of osteoarthritis, and dental disease.
Last fall, I had the honor of being able to foster a rescue dog, who came to me in less than good shape… wonderful attitude, but physically, pretty much a disaster. I don’t know what the poor thing had been fed, and didn’t really care – but for the life of me I don’t understand how any reasonable person can look at a dog with weeping sores, fire engine red ears and bald patches the size of a dessert plate and not figure there might be something wrong!? Well, the easiest and first thing to change was diet, so right to natural and raw we went. Mother Nature is such a good healer if given the opportunity. An improvement was noticed in about 5 days, (better stool) less scratching. In my researching supplements, I came across some interesting information about something called Willard Water.
ing, increasing absorption of nutrients, better elimination of waste and toxins, being an exceptional antioxidant and free radiI truly believe that the cal scavenger, and raising universe puts you where PH, to name a few. you need to be, and to Those unusual properprove that theory, a friend showed up and said to ties explain many of the me, “Hey, look what I’ve benefits users have rediscovered.” Low and be- ported over the years. hold – she had a bottle of For animals, Willard Willard Water! “I’ve started using this and I am lik- Water seems to act as a ing it. I’m giving it to my whole body tonic. It’s safe dogs too.” Well, she got to use in small amounts for long periods for time, my attention. during which it helps to What is Willard Water? bring the bodies systems It’s actually an altered back into balance. form of water. Nature itIf anyone’s body was self alters many different substances, but in this out of balance, this rescue case the water is altered dog was the poster child for it. Along with diet, I by a patented catalyst. began adding Willard WaTo appreciate how im- ter into all our animals, portant such alterations and my diet, through addcan be, consider the fact ing it into the drinking wathat carbon can become ter. (It can be used topieither a diamond or a cally too.) pencil lead, depending on To stay in the confines the arrangements of its molecular structure. It’s of space for this article, I much the same with Wil- will make a very long story short and tell you that lard Water (“WW”). the benefits of the Willard “WW” is said to have Water I now carry in my some very unusual prop- shop played, I truly feel, erties. Those properties a large part in helping to include: reducing swellsee WATER, page 7 I had heard about it on occasion, but didn’t know what it was, or what it was used for.
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Visiting the vet with an older pet may cause anxiety for the owner, who is worried about the potential diagnosis. The more years on the pet, the more likely a serious health problem will be diagnosed during a veterinary exam. In a proactive clinic your vet should help you address health issues before something more serious can occur. You can work together as a team to prevent and minimize complications and pain. Finding a support team of people who will address conventional medicine and alternative options will help you choose the right path for your pet. The most common symptoms of a dog in mental decline include: 1. Increased total amount of sleep during a 24-hour period
2. Decreased attention to surroundings, disinterest, apathy 3. Decreased purposeful activity 4. Loss of formerly acquired knowledge, which includes housebreaking 5. Intermittent anxiety expressed through apprehension, panting, moaning, shivering
• Hiding more than normal; acting unusually quiet or withdrawn • Agitation; refusal to lie down or sleep • Loss of appetite • Aggressive behavior or other personality changes • Rapid breathing or panting • Hissing, biting or running away when certain areas of the body are touched • Increased heart rate • Altered movement or gait
Other signs of mental decline include failure to respond to commands and/or difficulty hearing, inability to recognize familiar people, and diffiMost cats in pain do not culty navigating the envivocalize. However, if your ronment. cat almost never howls or Pain is a serious medical cries but suddenly starts, problem requiring treat- it could be a sign there’s ment. Pain can delay or something painful going prevent proper healing on. Less obvious reasons from injury or surgery. It for pain are an underlycan also cause loss of ap- ing urinary tract problem, petite, which for cats can arthritis, a tummy ache – be a life-or-death situa- anything going on primartion. Chronic pain can ily inside your pet where cause inactivity and loss you can’t see it. One cat of overall quality of life stopped eating, and really for your pet. It can also wanted to drink ice wathreaten the bond you ter, it turns out he had a share with your pet if his sore throat. If you notice personality or behavior subtle signs of pain but changes or he becomes are unaware of any health aggressive. Hiding pain problems with your pet, is an instinctive response it’s still time to get your for animals in the wild. A cat seen by a veterinarcat or dog in pain is seen ian. The sooner you find as weak and vulnerable out the underlying cause by other cats and dogs of your kitty’s pain, the and predators. Since your sooner you can get her pampered indoor pet isn’t on the road to feeling betall that far removed from ter. Also be aware older her wild counterparts, she cats often develop osteointervertebral responds to pain the same arthritis, way they do – by keeping disc disease, and spondyit to herself, especially if losis (joint degeneration), you have other animals in which all conditions cause the household and in my pain. experience if the dog is Symptoms of coughing, high ranking in the pack. fatigue, fever, and loss Fortunately, a tuned- of appetite should all be in pet parent who knows investigated to find the what to look for can make cause, if a usually hearty a pretty accurate guess eater turns down food or when a pet is hurting. see PAIN, page 20 Signs can include:
PET PRODUCT REVIEWS
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by Seth Minaker, Pet Journal Columnist, firstname.lastname@example.org Leash pulling, almost all dogs do it. For some dogs, it’s an easily stopped habit, with a little training, he never pulls again. For others (including my dog) daily walks are needed to keep him trained. But for some stubborn dogs, it seems like nothing will stop him from taking his owner for a walk. So for this month, I am going to review a few great anti-pull products, some which will work better for certain dogs than for others. I will also provide the basic costs for each product, keep in mind though, these are only estimates and depend on the quality of the product. 1. The simplest type of anti-pull device is the choke chain. Though debated whether cruel or not, it works great on aggressive dogs, which will probably ignore other methods when aggressing other dogs. Choke chains, which can also be made out of rope, nylon, etc. constrict on a dogs neck when he pulls, causing “choking” until the dog stops pulling. ($1.0010.00) 2. A more gentle approach to pulling is a Head collar or Non pulling harness. The Head collar fits over a dogs muzzle, and gently redirects the dogs
muzzle when he pulls or jerks, causing him to simply redirect his attention. These are said to work great on softer willed breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Spaniels, and dog of those origins. Non pulling harnesses are about the same concept, except they constrict over a dogs breastbone, merely causing a temporary discomfort until the dog ceases his behavior. ($10.00 &$15.00) 3. This one-of-a-kind anti-pull device is taking Europe by storm. The PatentoPet® Dog-e-Walk is a high quality German designed product getting great results everywhere. The Dog-e-walk connects to your dogs leash, and then to your dogs collar. When it senses your dog pulling, it emits varying degrees of ultra-sonic sounds (depending on how hard your dog is pulling), that are inaudible to human ears. Dogs dislike the sound, and promptly stop the behavior. If you purchase Dog-e-Walk premium, it can also be used as a handheld transmitter, allowing quick, effective corrections anywhere. One word of caution...purchase the Dog-e-Walk at a nearby store, or an internet seller that allows returns. The reason I advise you to do this is because
some dogs, especially older dogs with hearing problems, may completely ignore ultrasonic sounds, rendering the product ineffective. If you’ve used ultra-sonic products on your dog before, and he has responded, then there shouldn’t be any reason why he wouldn’t respond to the Dog-e-Walk. (Basic $31.99, Premium $50.00) These products are available at PetEdge.com, in their monthly catalog, or should be available at your local PETCO or PetSmart. The Dog-eWalk can also be ordered directly from www.dog-ewalk.com. Enjoy your walk!
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return this rescue dog to balance and good health. This concentrated catalyst Ever By My Side so easily added into your By Nick Trout and aupets (and your) water, thor of other bestsellers was such a blessing (com- which I will mention more bined with a healthy diet), about later. I can’t imagine not using it now. The book begins in a working-class British subMy rescue story has a urb where he lived when very happy outcome. (I he was a boy with his was going to say ending) family and Patch, a Gerbut it isn’t an ending… for man Shepherd, who was this dog, it is truly a begin- his faithful companion in ning. a neighborhood of bullish boys. His father instilled It was my honor to in him to someday be a step aside and allow this veterinarian, which Nick dog the opportunity to didn’t quite comprehend, share her new life with a given the remoteness in wonderful forever family, his life of such an effort children to play ball with, it would take to make squirrels to chase, being this a reality. However, fit, healthy, and loved. one thing led to another and finally, when Nick Thank you my friend for met the love of his life giving me the opportunity and whose roots were in and privilege of helping America (USA), Nick did you. You were my teach- make his boyhood dream er. I wish you well. come true. When he and his young family moved to Gain knowledge... America, he attended the Pass it forward. veterinary school at the University of Cambridge and graduated in 1989. Editor’s Notes: Karey He is now a Diplomat of Hoelzel owns Critters Pet the American and EuroNutrition, Neenah, WI. pean Colleges of VeteriHer shop caters to those nary Surgeons and is staff who prefer natural and surgeon at the prestigious holistic free range foods Angell Animal Medical for dogs and cats, offer- Center in Boston. He has ing grain free, raw frozen authored two books beand freeze dried foods sides “Ever By My Side,” and treats, natural supple- bestsellers “Tell Me Where ments and Young Living It Hurts” and “Love Is The Essential Oils. Best Medicine.” As well as, he is also a contribCopyright 2013 Karey uting columnist for very Hoelzel. familiar magazines, “The Bark” and “Prevention.”
SUBMIT YOUR QUESNick’s bonds with aniHOLISTIC mals, especially dogs, AND NATURAL COLUMmade him the perfect vet NISTS! and some of the experi-
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You can visit Nick Trout online at facebook.com/ drnicktrout. “Betty & Friends” My Life at the Zoo by Betty White As the “Unofficial America’s Sweetheart and Devoted Zoophile,” Ms. White’s captivating stories and gorgeous photos of the lasting friendships (inmates at the many zoos) she was instrumental in forming! This captivating account of Betty’s love for animals may come from her own quote, “in the womb”. It is an amazing compilation of beautiful full-page photos preceded by only one pate of attractively written notes on the picture off amazing animals. Unbeknownst to me, Betty is very involved in many ways with zoos, especially the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association where she has served as Trustee since 1974; a zoo commissioner for eight years’ and the recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Assn’s humane Award in 1987. Betty lives in Brentwood, California with her golden retriever, Pontiac.
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Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, 4 - 7 pm Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
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S ATURDAY 6 Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, 4 - 7 pm Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
Trail Fitness Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 12 noon.
Sandhill Crane Count, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
See event poster on page 24.
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Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, 4 - 7 pm Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
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Trail Fitness Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 12 noon.
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Earth Day Event, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Noon - 3 pm. See event poster on page 24.
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Birthday Party with the Animals, NEW Zoo, 10 - 2 pm. See
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Morning Bird Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 6:30 am.
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May 4 - 5
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Morning Bird Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 6:30 am.
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Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI - after April 14 Nature Center: 8 am - 7:30 pm Habitrek: 9 am - 6:00 pm NEW Zoo, Green Bay, WI
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(if my “mom” isn’t watching), but to think of one in my house delivering treats is too much!!
SCRAPPY o.k., so I don’t have anything. I wasn’t expecting snow on Easter. I thought I could make outlandish threats and when Easter finally rolled around it would be sunny and beautiful and no one would be the wiser. I’m completely ashamed. Anyway… This month I have a letter (YAY!!!!!) from a frisky youngster named Blaze, on a subject near and dear to my heart. Here is the letter:
Dear Scrappy: I am an 8 month old German wire haired puppy. My human mom is a fan of your column and reads it to me. We enjoyed your insights into Santa Dog and this has raised a question. I cannot wait until next Christmas again for gifts from Santa Dog. I know I will probably get treats for my July Birthday, but even that is so very far away. So, I was wondering if there is an Easter Dog? I know it much be a cruel joke that anyone would believe a rabbit actually delivers Easter treats!! Bunnies are great to chase
I figure I can get a straight answer from you since you seem to be such a wise guy : ), until then I’ll be counting bunnies in my sleep. Blaze Well thank you so very much for your letter and question Blaze. Before I get to your question, I would like to say how impressed I was with your grammar and paw-writing. Not a single slobber stain in sight and on such nice stationary too. As for there being an Easter dog, of course there is. Dogs cover all of the major holidays. Well, except, Halloween. Cats pretty much have that one locked up. Anything involving monsters, ghosts, and scary stuff; cats are usually at the heart of it. To back up my claim, let us take into consideration the 1974 docudrama “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown”. This proves, unquestionably, that the Easter Bunny is a manufactured concept created by a certain greeting card company (you know who) to make their lives easier. Why easier?? Because bunnies are far simpler to draw compared to the more complex dog. Try
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Greeting and Happy April to everyone. Let’s get started, I have a lot to cover this month. First off, I hope everyone had a great and safe Easter holiday. I, for one, had a pretty quiet Easter. I stayed indoors pretty much all day. “Why?” you may ask, well, that’s an easy one to answer and I can do it in one word…. snow! I woke up with the intention of flying out the back door into a yard of beautiful green grass and bunnies. Leaping and barking like a crazy dog and enjoying a beautiful Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, I would have leapt into a yard still covered in snow. Worse still, at approximately 4:30pm Easter Sunday, it began snowing. Again! Nothing like kicking a dog when he’s down (not a good idea ‘cause I’ll kick back. You have two legs, I have four. Guess who’ll get the short end of the stick in that scenario). Yes, the snow was short lived, but it was enough to send me over the brink. As stated last month, I shall have to deal with this using drastic measures. I shall call forth my troops and begin a campaign that shall shock the world. Um, well……
it for yourself. Draw an oval, put a larger circle on one end and a smaller “fluffy” looking circle on the other end. To the large circle add a nose, mouth (don’t forget the huge bunny teeth. I draw fangs, of course, like a saber toothed bunny. You can draw the standard carrot nibblers, if you like), whiskers, huge ridiculous ears, and a couple of big eyes. To finish, add a couple of feet that kinda look like clown shoes with claws (not saying that clowns don’t have claws, who knows what’s going on inside those big, floppy shoes) and you’re done. You can also add legs to those ginormous feet, but usually the standard bunny keeps them tucked pretty tight against their bodies. Really the only time you see the legs is when they puff up to huge proportions just before they attack. Kinda like the deceitful cat. I have not personally seen this, but it I saw it mentioned on a website I was using to research the Chupacabra. A dog, on the other hand, requires so much more detail. The dog’s face is a window into their very soul. So much complex expression and emotion. You can’t just doodle that on the back of a napkin. Bunnies have a look that tells you, well, nothing. You can’t tell if they’re happy, sad, angry, considering Euclidean algorithms, or just wondering where their next carrot is coming from. They just sit and stare at you with those big hypnotic eyes. I think they do this so another bunny can sneak up behind you can steal your wallet. Hey, that’s just how they are. Blaze brings up an excellent point, the idea of a bunny breaking into your home, hopping around doing who knows what, dropping off some treats and then leaving, is completely crazy. Dropping off treats, indeed. Open your eyes people, they’re casing your house. Every tennis ball I take out to the yard disappears almost immediately, but late at night I have seen the bunnies outside with tennis rackets. I hope I answered your question, Blaze. Probably more information than you needed, but that’s just how I am. I take the Freedom
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by Ann Noyce, Pet Journal Animals, like humans, can have fears and anxieties to many things. My 2-year-old dog Amber is very easy-going, but she runs when the vacuum cleaner comes out of the closet. My cat April goes into hiding whenever someone visits our home. Some dogs become anxious when they are left home alone. And others become stressed when they hear loud noises such as thunderstorms or fireworks. These stresses can cause physical symptoms and/or unacceptable behavioral issues such as chewing furniture, going potty in the house, pacing and even aggression. Many of us adopted our animals from a shelter, sanctuary or rescue giving them a loving forever home. We often may not know the background of our loving pets before they came to the shelter or rescue. Some of them may have been abused. Others may have experienced rejection. And some may just have been stressed from being in the shelter environment. Any of these may be a source of the fears and anxieties our animals face.
Contributor her back snuggled in my hands. She was very relaxed and beginning to fall asleep. Then, a small thunderstorm began rumbling through the area. Almost immediately, Ida lifted her head and started panting, and her body began to noticeably tremble. Yet, she remained lying down with her back resting against my hands. As it rained and rumbled, Ida just lied there panting and trembling with the thunder. As we sat there in the Reiki space, Ida slowly began to calm down. The panting stopped, and I could feel the trembling become less and less and less until Ida fell into a deep Reiki nap. We shared this beautiful quiet time during the thunderstorm for another 10-15 minutes or so. Ida remained in a very deep sleep as I thanked her and quietly left.
After this treatment, Ida’s mom reported that whenever there was a thunderstorm, Ida would bark to acknowledge it and then go back to doing whatever she was doing. She no longer panted, trembled and paced for I am an Animal Reiki the duration of the thunTeacher for the Shelter derstorm. Animal Reiki Association I want to thank Ida for whose tagline is “Reiki to the Rescue®”. Reiki is a this wonderful experience wonderful complemen- of how Reiki can help tary treatment that can animals lessen their fears help lessen our animals’ and anxieties. fears and anxieties. The primary purpose of Reiki Editors Note: Ann is to promote relaxation and stress relief. And Noyce is an Animal Reiki we do not need to know Teacher & Healing Touch the source of the issue as for Animals® Certified Reiki will assist wherever Practitioner with the Aniit is most needed at the mal Hearts® Wellness Center, a division of Two time. Paws Up Bakery, LLC in A couple summers ago, Appleton. a very sweet 10 ½ year old retired Greyhound athlete named Ida taught me how Reiki can help lessen anxiety during a thunderstorm. I was asked to offer Reiki to Ida to help DITOR provide relief for some hip, back and shoulder is- continued from page 5 sues that may have been we will feature them in a result of her racing days. our Reader Pet Page. No I shared Reiki with Ida a email? No problem! Mail number of times, but a copy of the picture to there was one memorable the Pet Journal mailbox, session that I would like to listed below. All pictures share. received by mail will be returned after scanning. After a short greet, ing session, I began ofEditor fering Reiki to Ida; she quickly settled down with email@example.com
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THE BUNNY AIN'T DROPPING EASTER EGGS from The Practical Pet Vet blog Years ago, pregnant with my first child and having no veterinary training yet, I acquired a young Nubian goat kid with diarrhea. Fecal testing revealed a protozoan parasite referred to generically as coccidia. A cautious expectant mother, I asked my physician if exposure to goat coccidia was harmful to my unborn baby. When he reported back that goat coccidia (Eimeria spp.) are "host specific" -- meaning goat Eimeria are contagious only to other goats -- I was very relieved. Flash forward a decade and I find myself, now an animal doctor, doling out this same information to dog owners on a regular basis. Finding microscopic coccidia eggs on an annual fecal float test is not uncommon. Dogs may pass Isospora or Eimeria eggs in their stool, but as with goats these coccidia parasites are "host specific." As I explain this to horrified pet owners, they are relieved to hear it is not contagious to them or their children. Identifying the presence of coccidia is easy. Now here's where it gets tricky. Remember that coccidia are "host specific." If a dog tests positive for an Isospora-type coccidia it may require treatment because Isospora is a dog coccidia. But if an Eimeriatype coccidia is seen, the dog is simply pooping out the coccidia that a rabbit once pooped out. Quickly
sure of what I would find. Imagine my surprise when I focused my microscope on the fecal float slide to find hundreds of oval eggs. Coccidia! Eimeriatype no doubt. Treatment with anti-coccidia medication--a teeny tiny portion of the average dog dose-was started immediately, and the owner decided to provide additional nursing Many animals host coc- care at home. cidia without any outward signs of illness. In fact, What fascinates me sickness generally occurs about this case is not so only in very young animals much identifying rabbit during times of stress. As coccidia -- as I explained, in my goat kid, coccidiosis we veterinarians see it all may cause severe diar- the time as an incidental rhea. My yellow Labra- finding on canine fecal dor developed screaming floats. It's just that I had diarrhea a few days after never seen so much of it we brought him home as in one place. And never a puppy thanks not only had I paused to think to Isospora spp. but also about what the rabbit cocto the stress of leaving his cidia might do to the rablitter. Some of my canine bit! The story of these two patients--puppy or adult-- very sick baby bunnies that test positive for coc- overwhelmed by coccidia cidia have unexplained has given this parasite a scooting or butt licking face and personal meanwithout abnormal stools. ing to me. A short course of treatment for coccidia often re* lieves all these symptoms. Cats can be infected with or shed coccidia in I recently examined two their stool as well includvery young bunnies with ing various species of diarrhea and lack of ap- Isospora or Eimeria which petite. These baby bun- are not contagious to peonies had been turning up ple. their twitching little noses at hay and pellets for several days, eating nothing Editors Note: The Pracbut carrots (a treat, not a tical Pet Vet is a blog writbalanced meal). The day I ten by Dr. Kim Everson of examined them they had St. Bernard’s Animal Medibeen passing liquid orange cal Center, Van Dyne, WI. stool for several hours. Not having had an occaReprinted with permission to test a pet rabbit's sion. stool before, I was undifferentiating between from Eimeria based on subtle differences in size or ornamentation takes practice and experience. Nevertheless, seeing as nibbling rabbit poop is a pretty common canine past time, chances are pretty good that many dogs are pooping out a non-canine coccidia.*
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Welcome to Potty Training 101. Potty training is the biggest problem people have when they adopt or buy a dog. The first thing to remember is to not get frustrated. Keep calm and understand that there will be accidents and there will be setbacks. Just remember to stay calm and collected. And NEVER SHOVE THEIR NOSE IN THEIR ACCIDENTS!!! Once they finish messing... they have forgotten what they did and all you are showing them is that they should fear you.
dogs in shelters are not properly potty trained. It doesn’t take any more effort to potty train a 2 year old dog than it does to train a puppy. It can also help with developing a set of boundaries your dog must live by. Giving a small treat or biscuit after they’ve “done their duty” will help to reinforce the behavior of going outside to eliminate.
Keep things very consistent. Always go out the same door, to the same spot, along the same route. You may find this boring, but they will learn Step one is to be patient very quickly this way. It and set a schedule like the also limits the areas of following: the yard affected by the ammonia in the urine. If 6 am – wake up and you take your dog out and take dog out they don’t “go,” just bring 6:30 am – feed dog them back in, keep them 7 am – take dog out on leash, and in a couple 9 am – take dog out minutes, take them back 11 am – take dog out out. This turn around will 1 pm – take dog out teach that when they go out, they must go. … you get the picture. The new puppy needs to When he ends up havbe taken out every hour ing an accident, DON’T until their bladder ma- GET MAD!!! I can’t stress tures. At 5 months old this enough. You must you should be able wait up remove him from the situto 3 hours between potty ation and clean it up withbreaks. Times to take the out him seeing you. If dog out include 15 min- he sees you cleaning up, utes after eating or drink- he will view you as the ing, 15 minutes after any “mom” of the den. When extensive play, and right a puppy is with his litter, away when they wake up. the mom cleans up after Just like people, when a the litter. Don’t let yourdog wakes up they have self be in that position. It to go potty right away. will only teach them that Even older dogs that are they can eliminate in the adopted could benefit from this schedule It is very common for dogs to be surrendered because people won’t take the time to potty train. Therefore, a lot of
house and you will keep the den clean. Never use the kennel as punishment for messing on the floor. This can turn what should be safe haven for them into a “cage.” And even though it is, technically, a cage, they must view the kennel as their house or bed. One final tip… if you limit what goes in… that will limit what comes out. Give your dog ice cubes instead of water during the day. This will provide hydration without causing more accidents. Give water with food and 2-3 other times throughout the day. While you are potty training your dog, remember this: Humans take years to potty train, most dogs are potty trained within a couple months. Have fun with your new dog, and remember to be the alpha dog!
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“Significantly, the forest product industry’s importance as a percentage of manufacturing has stayed roughly the same as before the downturn,” said Roger Nacker, an economist and president of the Wisconsin Economic Development Institute. Nacker analyzes economic reports for the DNR Division of Forestry.
dustry includes firms in the North American Industry Classification System, wood and wood products sector, and the furniture and fixtures and the paper and allied products sectors. Add to that the 270 firms in forestry and logging with a payroll of more than $27 million and 800 employees. Nursery and tree production also are in addition to these Steven Hubbard, DNR numbers. forest products services specialist, notes The forest products inthe growth in the forest dustry also supports thouproducts industry is good sands of related jobs, innews for the entire state. cluding those producing For starters, last year the specialized machinery for 2010 U.S. Census figures the forest products and showed the industry had paper industries. about 56,500 employees. The newly released figOverall, the industry ures show an industry job contributes about $2.6 growth to 58,136. billion annually in wages to the Wisconsin econoAdd to that a growth my, and supports about in the value of shipments $228,000 in state and loto $19 billion – up from cal taxes. about $17 billion in 2010. FOR MORE INFORMA“This is why Wisconsin’s TION CONTACT: Steven forests are the foundation Hubbard, Forest Products of one of the most diverse Services Specialist, Wiseconomic sectors – and consin Dept. of Natural one of the strongest,” Resources, 608-231-9329. Hubbard said. Joanne M. Haas, public affairs manager, 608-267Wisconsin’s forest in- 0798.
ECO NEWS WORK*PLAY*EARTH DAY EVENTS TO BE HELD AT 20 STATE PARK PROPERTIES Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – People looking for a good way to celebrate Earth Day while giving back to and enjoying their favorite Wisconsin state park property will be able participate in any of 20 upcoming Work*Play*Earth Day events around the state. Friends of Wisconsin State Parks is sponsoring the 5th annual Work*Play*Earth Day, with events scheduled on April 13, 20, 27 and May 4. “Because Wisconsin has such beautiful natural resources, the friends groups around the state work very hard to sponsor these Earth Day projects and to preserve, protect and enhance the parks, forests and trails for all of the visitors to enjoy,” says Patty Loosen, friends group coordinator for the Wisconsin State Parks program. There are more than 80 individual friends groups for parks, forests, trails, nature centers and other properties around Wisconsin, organized under an overall umbrella group, the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. A friends group is a group of people who have an interest in Wisconsin’s natural resources and who volunteer their time, services and support in order to
enhance one of Wiscon- other structures, trail resin's state parks, forests, pair, raking and cleaning trails or other properties. up leaves, picking up litter and getting campgrounds “Last year we had more ready for the camping than 650 volunteers who season. donated more than 2,000 Each work day will run hours cleaning up and maintaining parks and from approximately 9 trails, planting more than am to 3 pm. The sched700 trees, doing invasive ule may vary slightly at species work and building each location. Volunteers benches and picnic tables” should wear work boots or athletic shoes, long pants Loosen said. and bring their own work More than 150 vol- gloves. Advanced regisunteers showed up at tration is free and encourKohler-Andrae State Park aged. People can register to help remove sand through the park, forest, drifts, conduct trail and trail or recreation area building maintenance where they would like to and removed non-native volunteer. plants from the state natWhen the work is done, ural area. The Friends of Kohler-Andrae provided volunteers join staff in lunch, snacks and refresh- hiking or biking park trails, visiting nature centers or ments. interpretive displays, or Volunteers at Hartman enjoying any of the recopportunities Creek State Park picked reational more than 200 pounds of available at the different garlic mustard, fixed eight parks. picnic tables, and cleaned These Work*Play*Earth and made ready for the season the park’s historic Day are made possible log cabin, the Hellestad by sponsoring businesses House. At the Pike Lake around the state such as Unit of the Kettle Moraine REI, Cabelas, Ansay and State Forest volunteers Associates, and Wild Birds removed honeysuckle to Unlimited and by donaimprove nesting habitat tions from people who care about the environfor songbirds. ment and Wisconsin’s Activities planned this parks, trails and recreyear include planting ation areas. trees and shrubs, makPeople interested in voling memorial benches, removing invasive plants, unteering at one of these painting picnic tables and
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EXOTIC continued from page 1 my. Invasive species have a wide range of impacts, including decreasing the productivity of a fishery or reducing the enjoyment of a beach. Aquatic organisms, including fish, plants and crustaceans are especially likely to become invasive when released into the environment. “In the Winnebago system we have discovered a pacu, an exotic fish native to South American,” says Todd Verboomen, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the East Central Regional Planning Commission. “This species was likely once an aquarium pet and found its way to Lake Winnebago when its owner released it. We hopefully avoided any long-term impacts with this fish, including impacts to the Winnebago fishery, but every release event poses a risk and next time we might not be so lucky.” Other invasive species found in Wisconsin that were likely introduced by aquarium release include the Chinese mystery snail and the common goldfish. The national Habitatti-
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Campbell is confident the event will be a success. “Similar efforts have occurred in Florida and Hawaii where invasive species that were intentionally released have become a large problem. Events like these that utilize local partnerships can help prevent the introduction and spread of invaIn order to address sive species through this the issue of pet release invasion pathway.” in the Lake Winnebago area, East Central RePlease contact Todd Vergional Planning Commis- boomen (920-751-4770) sion, Kingdom Animalia or Tim Campbell (262Exoitic Animal Rescue and 574-2153 ) for more inforUW Sea Grant will host mation about the April 6th a Pet Amnesty Day from Pet Amnesty Day. 9 am - noon on Saturday, April 6. Community members are encouraged to bring unwanted pets or pets that are restricted under the Wisconsin NR-
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by Dr. Michael Wenninger, Pet Journal Contributor RES turtles are indiginous to the south central US but their range has expanded and now populations can be found in many areas across the US. These populations are thought to be secondary to pet release and travel via waterways. RES turtles are found in wet-land areas and need a steady supply of water. They prefer calm fresh water but are very adaptable and can live in canals, ditches, ponds, streams, lakes, and even brackish water. They eat vegetation, invertebrates/crustaceans, fish, amphibians, and occasionally other prey that can be captured. They are very hardy and can tolerate pretty extreme changes in temperature. There are populations living in the northern half of the US that survive winter freezing. In captivity, they make relatively easy to care for pets. Requirements for care mimic those of their natural habitats. Sliders require spacious accomodations. As hatchlings they are very small (about the size of a silver dollar) but they can get as large as a dinner plate. They are very active and need both swimming and basking areas. I recommend a tank of at least 55 gallons for an adult turtle with larger sizes being preferable. I also recommend the tank contains enough water to swim and dive and enough land to bask and completely dry. There are commercial products and aquaria that provide these needs or they can be homemade. Water quality must be maintained. To maintain a clean aquarium with turtles, a filter rated at 2X the capacity of the water volume in the tank should be used. For example, an enclosure with 10 gallons of water should have a filter approved for 20 gallons or more. Another trick to maintaining good water quality is to add 2-4 grams/L of noniodized salt to the water. This will inhibit bacterial growth and keep algae in check without harming the turtle. RES turtles also require uvb irradiation for activation of vitamin D. A mercury va-
by Dr. Kim Everson, Ask the Vet Columnist email@example.com por bulb such as ZooMed a turtle is sick include anPowerSun or Exoterra orexia, lethargy, increased Q: My dog is almost be given a thorough physSolar Glo or a flourescent respiratory effort, nasal or 14-years-old and ical examination by his bulb such as a ZooMed ocular discharge, unusual he has been acting veterinarian. Some dogs Reptisun should be used. swellings or masses, dis- very strangely in the lose their hearing or have Flourescent bulbs should coloration of skin, and last few months. Do decreased vision as they be replaced at 6 month in- the inability to move nor- dogs get Alzheimer’s age making them seem tervals to ensure they are mally. Many other less disease? confused or less social. providing adequate uvb common symptoms exBlindness or deafness can rays. Diet can be provid- ist as well. When found A: Answer: Senior dogs be adapted to as long as ed by commercial pellets early, many ailments can can indeed develop a form the owner understands such as Reptomin, Repcal, be successfully treated. A of dementia referred to the dog’s needs. Painfulor ZooMed varieties de- veterinarian experienced generally as canine cog- ness from severe dental signed for RES turtles but in reptile medicine can nitive dysfunction syn- disease or arthritis, for dark leafy greens should often determine the likely drome. Some common example, can increase a be offered as well. They problem based on history clinical signs of canine pet’s irritability or cause can be given worms, fish, and physical examination. cognitive dysfunction in- him to have accidents in and shrimp as additives Further diagnostic workup clude: the house. Identifying if desired. Supplementa- including radiographs, uland treating the source of tion with a multivitamin trasound, bloodwork, cul- • Disorientation his pain, therefore, may (including Vitamin A) and tures (bacterial or fungal), • Decreased socialization improve a senior pet’s becalcium may be necessary endoscopy, and pcr test- • Loss of housebreak- havior. if the diet is not varied ing are sometimes necesing (i.e., soiling in the enough or in young grow- sary to determine which house) Blood, urine and stool ing turtles. The enclo- disease process is pres- • Altered sleep patterns testing on the senior pet sure should have a tem- ent. Even MRI and CT (i.e., reversing days will probably be requested perature gradient ranging scans are useful in some and nights) as well. Such testing can from 85-90 degrees at the cases. Reptile medicine • Alterations in learned uncover organ disease or basking spot to the low has evolved greatly in behaviors (e.g., for- infection that may contrib70’s at the cooler side. the past few years. Gone getting or ignoring old ute to an altered mental Water temperature should are the days when a sick household rules) state or discomfort. Imbe maintained between reptile just got a shot of • Excessive barking aging studies such as ra74-78 degrees. antibiotic and a “good • Aggressiveness diographs (i.e., “x-rays”) wishes”. Now, medical or ultrasound may also Common medical prob- and surgical management Numerous disease pro- be performed to evaluate lems found in RES turtles of reptile disease has pro- cesses within the brain for cancer, heart disease, are generally related to gressed to be comparable contribute to these age- spinal arthritis and other improper husbandry but to practices used in ca- related behavior changes serious illness. Again, several emerging infec- nine and feline medicine. including shrinking brain identifying and treating tious diseases exist. The mass, mineral or “plaque” the underlying cause of a most common presentOverall, RES turtles deposits, oxidative dam- pet’s discomfort often iming maladies to our clinic make good pets for people age, or decreased blood proves his attitude. are nutritional second- that are able to provide a flow (e.g., “stroke”). Very ary hyperparathyroidism suitable habitat. As with specialized tests are reIf screening tests reveal (metabolic bone disease) all reptiles, care should quired to evaluate a dog’s no obvious abnormalities in young turtles, pneu- be taken to keep enclo- brain which makes cogni- and all clinical signs point monia (bacterial, viral, or sures clean and to use tive dysfunction challengfungal), aural abscessa- good personal hygiene to ing to diagnose. Instead, tion (ear abscess), frac- prevent zoonotic diseases cognitive dysfunction is tures (limbs or shell), sep- such as salmonellosis. usually identified by ruling CRAPPY sis (systemic infection), out other common ageEditors Note: Dr. Mi- related diseases. conjunctivitis, dermatitis, continued from page 9 prolapse, and dystocia chael Wenninger is an (egg binding). Veterinary Associate Veterinarian at When there is concern of Information Act quite care is necessary for these Spartan Animal Hospital about a senior dog’s men- seriously. problems. Symptoms that in McFarland, WI. tal ability, he should first Barring any further meteorological anomalies, I believe spring has finally sprung and I, for one, cannot be happier. Time to clean up the grill, dust off the lawn furniture, and prepare for summer. 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toward brain disease, several options are available. Just like puppies, senior pets with cognitive dysfunction may require special accommodations to keep them safe and comfortable. A number of medications are licensed to treat canine cognitive dysfunction. Moreover, dietary changes, certain natural supplements, environmental enrichment and behavior medication can also help protect brain function and slow decline. As with Alzheimer’s disease in human loved ones, cognitive dysfunction syndrome can be scary, frustrating and sad for dog lovers. The good news is that intense research into brain aging continues to yield new and promising treatment options for people and pets alike.
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that woman who tried to tan her daughter. She can lay in the sun all day tanning that buffalo hide she calls skin and I’m sure no one will complain). Well, I’ve used up all my allotted space for this month. I look forward to barkin’ at y’all next month. Take care and have a safe April
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IT’S BABY SEASON AT THE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY! by Lori Bankson, Curator of Animals, Bay Beach Wildlife Here at the Wildlife unsure if a nest is Sanctuary, Spring has arabandoned, place rived! With the melting of a couple pieces of snow, the appearance of grass or twigs on green grass, and changing top of the nest in snow shovels for rakes, a pattern and rewe also prepare for anothturn 12 hours later er return --- baby wildlife! — if the pattern is Every year, young animals disturbed, Mom is are brought in by compasnearby caring for sionate people like you! the young. These animals may need • They may seem help due to the mother tiny, but turtles are being hit by a car, their on their own as nest having been found soon as they hatch! by another animal leading If you find a nest to young being injured, or of turtles hatching, a youngster losing its way keep pets and other from the nest. animals away from the nest area so the Sometimes it may youngsters may be seem that young animals able to make it to are in need of help, when appropriate marsh in reality, their mother is or water habitats to nearby, just unseen! Mom find food. does the best job at rais- • Cottontail rabbits ing wild young, providleave the nest at aping necessary nutrition, proximately 14 days antibodies, and the wild old. If the young instincts they need to rabbits are running survive. There are many around, chances tips we can provide to all are they are on their wildlife lovers so young own. animals can stay wild and • Songbirds do not be given the best chance have a sense of at survival: smell! Moms rely on seeing the num• Young white-tailed ber of young in the deer instinctively lay nest. If you see an in the grass, awaituninjured young ing Mom’s return. bird out of the nest, Mom is typically nearby grazing and does not stay with the fawns so as not to lead predators to the youngster. • Cottontail rabbit mothers only tend to the nest a couple of times a day, typically at sunrise and sunset. If you are
Sanctuary feel free to place it back in the appropriate nest so Mom may care for it. • If a songbird or bird of prey nest falls out of a tree, you may gently put the nest and youngsters back into the tree and if Mom is around, she should return to the nest. If the nest has damage, you can put the nest into a similar sized container and put the new nest back into the tree it fell from! If you are unsure if an animal needs assistance, please call us in Animal Care at (920) 391-3685. Starting on April 15th, the Wildlife Sanctuary’s Observation Building will be open until 6:30pm daily, ready to help you with all your wildlife concerns. As always, thank you for your support of wildlife and the Wildlife Sanctuary and we hope you all have a wonderful Spring season — and that you can get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature all around us!
SPRING IS IN THE AIR! by Angela Kawski, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, NEW Zoo It’s that time of year again: Spring is in the air! Early spring is one of the best times to visit the NEW Zoo. As the temperatures are warming up and the daylight is lasting
so we know, without a This long-awaited expedoubt, that spring is on rience is often filled with celebratory “romping” the way. around their outdoor yard. Some of our animals We’re pretty sure they enare also showing signs of joy it almost as much as “cabin fever.” The NEW they enjoy getting to taste the first leaves of spring, which happens soon after! As soon as the tree leaves have grown enough, zookeepers bring the giraffes freshly-cut branches, harvested from the wooded areas surrounding the zoo.
Peacock showing off its full plumage Photo Credit: New Zoo Staff. longer and longer, we’re seeing a lot of excited animal activity here. The fact that there is still snow on the ground doesn’t deter our animals from having a good time. Believe it or not, most of our animals really don’t mind the snow at all. Even the African Lions have thicker fur this time of year, to keep them comfortable in chilly weather. One sure sign of spring can be seen in our peacocks. These birds have free range throughout the zoo all year long. However, they spend much of the winter huddled in front of various buildings, taking advantage of the wind breaks and what little heat manages to “seep” through doorways, or come out in waves as the doors are opened by guests and staff alike. But, as temperatures are less severe, the peacocks can be found all over the facility, roaming around and exploring the patches of grass that are revealed by the melting snow. The other thing they begin to do is call – and loudly! The call of a peacock is very recognizable. Their loud, high-pitched voices sound like they’re shouting “HELP!” They can also produce a lower-pitched, somewhat trumpet-like honk, along with many other vocalizations. These calls have already begun to fill the air this month,
Zoo’s reticulated giraffes, for example, have to spend the winters indoors. Their bodies can’t tolerate the cold, and ice and snow are quite dangerous for them to walk on. (Giraffe hooves don’t exactly have the best “grip” on slippery surfaces!) On nice sunny days this time of year, Hodari and Zuri are seen
Many of our animals look forward to warmer days, and their activity levels rise in anticipation. Now is a great time to visit the NEW Zoo and take advantage of this “Spring Fever;” you may get to see the animals more active than you ever have before! In April and May, the NEW Zoo is open daily from 9am to 6pm, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to come out and enjoy the sunshine. We’ll also be hosting our annual “Birthday Party for the Animals” event on Saturday, April 20th, from 10am to 2pm, and
After spending the winter indoors, Hodari is tired of “looking down” on zoo guests and ready to see them face-to-face at the outdoor Giraffe Feeding Platform! Photo Credit: New Zoo Staff. staring out the windows of their indoor home, and sometimes pacing back and forth in front of them. It’s clear they are ready for winter to be over – and as soon as temperatures are over 45 degrees, and their yard dries up a bit so that it’s not too slippery for them, they’ll be let outside for the first time since the winter began.
the event is FREE with zoo admission – so don’t miss out! For more information about this event –and others! – stop by our website at www.newzoo.org, or follow us on Facebook, at facebook.com/NEWZooGB. We’ll look forward to having you here!
HORSE-A-RAMA Press Release Manitowoc -- Horse-ARama celebrates 25 years of “Horsin’ Around the Lakeshore” with another great event at Manitowoc County Expo in 2013. Two full days of horserelated education and entertainment will give attendees opportunity to “make” and “take” - make friends and contacts and take away great purchases and information. Keynote presenters include Classical Dressage Instructor Joan LeuckWaak of Angels Flight Farm, Manitowoc. An “L” dressage judge and holder of USDF Silver and Bronze Rider Awards, Waak will offer 4 two hour “ride with” sessions for 5-6 riders each session, grouped by skill level and experience. Each rider is guaranteed individual as well as group time with Waak. ”Ride With” sessions are tentatively scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 4-5. The cost is $250 per horse/ rider and reservations are accepted on a first come/ first served basis. Auditors are free. Check the Horse-A-Rama website for enrollment details. Western Dressage instruction will be provided
by Wisconsin Western Dressage Club President Heather Lekan, Edgerton, and Ute Nielsen, owner and instructor at Nielsen Equine Training, West Bend. Repeating their popular offering of 2012, Lekan and Nielsen offer 4 one hour mini-clinics of four riders each session on Saturday and Sunday, with additional demonstrations offered throughout the two days. Cost is $45 per horse/rider, again available on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment forms can be found on the HAR website. A third opportunity for hands-on riding experience will be offered by Jack Curtis, owner and instructor at Jack and Paula Curtis Equine north of Manitowoc. Jack’s popular clinics drawn on a number of disciplines to create the harmony desired between horse and rider. Again, these sessions will be offered Saturday and Sunday and are available at $250 per horse/rider session for a limited number of lucky attendees.
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REINS Therapeutic Riding Program is now accepting pre-registration Press Release Greenbush -- For their 2013 summer program which runs from Jun 10th through August 22nd. There are two 5 week sessions available. Register early to pick your time and day preference. There may be a waiting list if we cannot accommodate all applicants. This is the 31st year the program has been serving those with physical, cognitive, emotional and social disabilities in Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties with horse assisted therapy. REINS uses a variety of horse related games and activities, not just riding, in order to serve as many individuals as possible. This
will allow us to know how many “riders” will be participating and help to determine the number of volunteers and horses that will be needed for the program. The deadline for these forms is March 1, 2013. Upon receiving all pre-registration forms, final paperwork will be mailed to you with the dates you will be riding in the program. The pre-registration form is available online at www. reinsinc.org and can be completed and forwarded to our executive director. Please call Tracy at 920 946-8599 or 920 9466880 with any questions regarding the program. You can also email us at pre-registration boardmembers@reinsinc.
org. Forms can also be downloaded and mailed to: REINS, P.O. Box 724, Sheboygan, WI 530820724 We are always looking for volunteers, 14 and older, to help with side walking and leading horses, as well as helping with many other projects and events that serve the program throughout the year. Full comprehensive training is provided and the program will be a rewarding experience for those interested in helping others. Come help for 1 hour or as often as you can and make a difference in someone else’s life as well as your own.
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GROOMING YOUR PET by Diana Schmidt, Grooming Your Pet Columnist, firstname.lastname@example.org How Should I Bathe My Dog at Home? Many people say that when they wash their dog at home they can’t get the same clean, fresh, fluffy results that the groomer does. Here are a few tips to help out. Shampoo: I recommend that you buy a quality pet grooming shampoo. Some groomers sell shampoo, or you can get it at a pet specialty store. Pet shampoos are PH balanced for dogs’ coats, and they rinse out better then shampoos for humans. Groomers typically use diluted shampoos which are easier to properly work through the coat. If you try a diluted shampoo, you will never go back to the ooey-gooey full strength stuff. Equipment: When you bathe your dog, it’s better to use a hand-held nozzle that has some oompf behind it, but if you don’t have one you can use the cup method as long as you are careful to rinse out the shampoo completely. Some pet owners, and groomers for that matter, like to use a rubber curry brush for scrubbing, which is fine. I prefer to scrubadub with my fingertips. If you opt for the fingertip method, make sure your nails are short so as not to scratch the dogs’ skin.
sides, and chest, down the legs, and on the tail. Then scrub, scrub, scrub! Once your dog is thoroughly sudsy, rinse, rinse, and rinse again, and don’t forget between the toe pads, where shampoo can settle. Any shampoo that is not rinsed out can cause itching. Once your dog is sparkling clean, you just dry as usual, preferably with low heat. And if your dog has a longer coat, make sure every inch is brushed out and no tangles or mats remain. I hope that this will help you bathe your dog at home like a pro.
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events are asked to contact the park, forest, trail staff to sign up. Contact information can be found by searching the DNR website using the park name in the search funcTechnique: Before you tion. start wetting the dog, you 2013 Wisconsin should place a cotton ball gently in each ear to help Work*Play*Earth Day events avoid getting water in the ear. Next, you need to wet Saturday – April 13 your dog thoroughly from snout to tail. If you aren’t • Merrick State Park – Fountain City comfortable getting your dog’s face, you can wipe • Mirror Lake State Park – Baraboo the face with a wet washSaturday – April 20 cloth. You need to really work the water through • Big Foot Beach State Park – Lake Geneva the coat all the way to the skin and don’t forget • Hank Aaron State Trail - Milwaukee about the belly, chest, legs, feet, and tail. Then • Kohler Andrae State Park- Sheboygan you can start shampooing the top of the head, top • Lakeshore State Park - Milwaukee and bottom of the neck, and the underside of the • Lapham Peak Unit Kettle Moraine State muzzle. Then work your way down the dog’s back,
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PAIN continued from page 6 eats a smaller portion than usual, something may be going on. We have seen several dogs who receive jerky type treats, refusing food because they feel nauseous. Coughing can be bacteria, virus, a tracheal injury or heart condition all requiring different action. Chronic pain is any pain that persists beyond the time expected for an injury or illness to heal. With chronic pain, no longer can the pain be viewed as the symptom of another disease, but as an illness unto itself. Any pain that has persisted for six months or longer is considered to be chronic. Chronic pain may cause the same sensations as acute pain – jabbing, throbbing, stinging, burning, sharp, dull, tingling, or aching. Further, pain may be constant or it may come and go. Chronic pain often accompanies chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, or some skin conditions, but long-term pain may also stem from the after
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effects of an accident, infection, or surgery. In addition, each and every animal (including each human) has his or her personal ability to tolerate pain. There are two terms used to describe the way an individual feels and responds to pain: Pain threshold is that point where we feel the sensation of pain; pain tolerance is that point where we feel we must remove ourselves from the source of the pain. Dogs are exactly the same. Some are pain tolerant for one type of pain, while that same dog will go absolutely nutty over another type of pain. And as individuals, they can have their good (stoic) days and their bad (wimpy) days. No one knows quite why this happens in humans or dogs, but added emotions – fear, depression, anxiety, for example – may have something to do with a lowered pain tolerance. Recognizing pain Symptoms that may indicate your dog is in pain include:
for the pain (see above) it may be difficult to detect an abnormal gait pattern. Pain may also be detected by observing a stiffness or reluctance to move or rise from sleeping, or when climbing stairs or trying to jump onto the couch or bed. Pained animals may stand off center (trying to ease the pressure from the painful leg), carry their head or tail off center, or sit or lie down (or get up) only on one side of their body. Animals with hip or knee pain may “bunny hop” (a gait of the hind legs that looks like, well, like a bunny hopping), or they may “puppy sit” – a posture where they sit on their butts with hind legs extended to one side. Biting or licking a particular limb often indicates an annoying feeling or pain in that limb. • Vocalization. How an animal “talks” about his pain is perhaps the most variable of any of his symptoms. Some animals will not vocalize no matter how much pain they are in. (These are the dogs we typically say have a high pain threshold. In reality, these “stoics” likely still feel the pain, but they have a high tolerance to that pain.) Other dogs tell you straight away they are in pain: whining, crying, moaning, groaning, yipping, growling, and/or howling. Again, the amount of verbal complaining you hear from the dog depends on the individual, not necessarily on the amount of pain he is experiencing. • Other pain symptoms. Animals that are experiencing abdominal pain are often reluctant to move. They may refuse to eat, and they may moan or bite at their abdomens or flanks. They may also vomit or have diarrhea. Chest pains cause shortness of breath and possibly an increased heart rate, both of which result in an inability to exercise. Some dogs don’t want to eat when they hurt. Increased heart and respiratory rates are fairly consistent symptoms of pain, but they may not be evident to the casual observer.
• Behavioral changes. Licking and yawning are signs that a dog is nervous. Dogs who hurt do not want to be picked up, or even be touched, so they may lick their lips or yawn whenever you or anyone else tries to approach them. Dogs in pain are typically restless. If they can move without pain – for example, after a painful surgery – they will be up and down, up and down; they pace; they can’t sleep; and they can’t seem to get comfortable in any one position. Some dogs will want to hide from any contact that might possibly hurt, and they may become aggressively grouchy to avoid that contact. Fear biting is common with dogs that hurt. Other animals may whine and want to be constantly held. All these behaviors are a result of the animal being out of control of its own body – a forerunner to becoming depressed, mentally and physically. • Abnormal gait or posture. Pain anywhere in the feet, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or spinal column may cause the dog to have a noticeable limp. Following are a few However, dogs are so more situations to be adept at compensating alert to:
What happens when a dog refuses a command? Traditional trainers say a good handler prevents future problems by enforcing every instruction. But what if the dog has a very good reason to refuse? And how can you tell? Acute or chronic health problems - from spinal misalignments or torn muscles to the development of disease - are commonly to blame for the onset of performance failures in well-trained and well-conditioned dogs. Handlers must be aware of this possibility and sensitive to their dogs’ subtle body language and behavior in order to spare the dogs from needless pain and anxiety. Symptoms that can be subtle and often mimic those common to many other diseases, depression or lethargy; anorexia; weight loss; vomiting; shaking or trembling; weakness; and diarrhea. Lyme’s disease primary symptom is lameness. Dogs can get a rash, but it’s rarely seen. The classic symptoms of diabetes are excessive thirst, increased urination, and weight loss despite normal or increased food consumption. Acute-onset blindness resulting from cataracts can also be a sign. The intent of this article is to alert everyone to the often subtle signs and symptoms that your pet is experiencing illness or pain. Information will help you decide the best way to manage the situation. Even a dire diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean that there is nothing you can do, nutrition, herbs, homeopathics, chiropractic treatments and acupuncture are just a few of the many options to look into.
Editors Note: Cheryl Larson is the Holistic Pet Care Consultant at Down To Earth Nutrition located in Howard. Stop in and check out their large assortment of supplements, organic grocery and pet supplies.
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from catsinternational.org It's spring and Cats International Hotline is ringing with calls from sleepy cat owners. Early morning sunshine is convincing kitties that 3:00-5:00 AM is ideal for hunting. (Cats are naturally dawn and dusk hunters). Since many kitties are indooronly cats, the prey becomes the nick-knacks on the dresser, Mom and Dad's feet, or the other cat in the house. All of the above get Kitty into a lot of trouble, so an early morning chase ensues. This isn't what Kitty had in mind, but it's just as good. Let's face it, any time a little 7 lb. creature can get a person who is 6 times his size and at least 20 times his weight out of a reclining position, then
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to chase after it). If you still get that early morning wake-up call, Kitty will have to have his own bedroom for awhile. This is not a punishment, just an evening routine that Kitty will learn to accept. Kitty's room should be a comfortable temperature with a litterbox on one end and his food and water on the other end. A favorite bed, some toys, and a window perch (to watch the early morning wildlife) would also be nice. Give him a special food treat each time he is put in his room so that he soon will look forward to bedtime (and you will look forward to a good night's sleep).
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Section 3.1: Humane Societies Bay Area Humane Society of Green Bay, WI is looking for: • Bleach • Paper Towels • 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) • Liquid Laundry Detergent • Powder-free Exam Gloves • Scratching Posts, Towers or Cat Trees or consider these as a way to recycle: • Blankets • Bath Towels • 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: www.bayareahumanesociety.com. Dane County Humane Society of Madison, WI is looking for: • Doggie Delights • Canned dog and puppy food • Soft, small training treats (no hard biscuits) • Collars & Chain Leashes • Metal hanging water bowls • Gentle Leader® Easy Walk™ harness (medium, M/L, large) • Gentle Leader® head collar (medium) • Fleece beds • KONG® toys (large) • Kong Stuff ‘N Easy Tr e a t / S q u e e z e Cheese
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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: www.giveshelter.org.
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 • Cleaning Supplies • Bleach • Paper Towels • Towels • Blankets • Toilet Tissue • High Efficiency Laundry Detergent 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: email@example.com or you may visit their website: www. doorcountyhumanesociety.org. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may visit their website: www. eastshoreha.org. Fond Du Lac Humane Society of Fond Du Lac, WI is looking for: • Dog Needs • Kong’s and kong rubber balls • Dog toys • Peanut butter • Cheese whiz • Plain yogurt • Dog Treats • Easy-walk Harnesses (all sizes) • Durable Leashes • Kuranda dog beds (check our website) • Any dog related items - new or used • Cat Needs • Kitty Litter (non-clumping) • Purina Cat and Kitten Chow • Chicken or Turkey baby food (human) • Toys and Cat trees • Kitten milk replacer • Any cat or kitten related items - new or used • Small Animal Needs • Pellet rabbit food • Timothy Hay • Bedding & Litter (no pine or cedar please) • Any small animal related
items - new or used Other Needs • Bleach • Q-tips • Band-aids • First Aid & Medical supplies • Rubbing Alcohol • Laundry Detergent • Garbage Bags (20 gal or larger) • Dawn dish soap • Mop heads (heavy duty) • Paper towels • Sandwich Bags (Ziploc or fold top) • Small paper plates & paper cups • Copy paper - white or color • Stamps
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: www.fonddulachumanesociety.org. Fox Valley Humane Association of Appleton, WI is looking for: • Pet Supplies • Purina or Iams cat food and dog food • Purina Kitten Chow • Purina Puppy Chow • Canned cat, kitten and dog food • Pine or aspen shavings • Timothy hay • Cleaning Supplies • Lemon Pine-sol • Dish Soap • Tall Kitchen Garbage bags • Febreeze air freshener • Bleach • Liquid laundry detergent • Garbage bags (33-gallon) • Miscellaneous • Gas gift cards to local gas stations • X-large wire and plastic crates • 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: email@example.com or visit their website: www.foxvalleypets.org. Green Lake Area Animal Shelter of Green Lake, WI is looking for: • Cat Litter, any type • Dog and Cat treats • Disinfecting Wipes, any
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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: www.ocontohumane.org.
Oshkosh Area Humane Society of Oshkosh, 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.) • Liquid Laundry Soap • Bleach • Bounce Dryer Bars • Large Construction Garbage Bags • Mop Heads (Industrial) • Stamps • Printer Cartridges - HP 901 • Copy Paper • Gift Cards to Menards, Fleet Farm, PetSmart, PetCo, or Shopko • Single Stage Gas Snow Blower • Security System • Pressure Washer • Cash Donations
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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: www.oahs.org. Ozaukee Humane Society of Saukville, WI is looking for: • Digital Camera with rechargeable battery, at least 7 megapixel preferred • Dish Soap • Small Dog Training Treats • Laundry Detergent (for High Efficiency Washers) • Postage stamps • Kongs • Fabric - large, colorful solid material • 8 oz. - 12 oz. disposable cups • 45-gallon garbage bags • Aspen Bedding • Bleach • Bottle Brushes • Cardstock paper
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Cat-nail clippers (scissor type) Cat toys Copy paper, white & color, 8.5” x 11” Dog toys (Nylabones, squeaky toys, ropes, hard rubber balls, ect.) Hand Sanitizer Highlighters Kitchen scrub brushes with handles LaserJet mailing labels (Avery 5160) Lingerie bags (for washing small toys) Mailing envelopes, 9 x 12 or 10 x 13 Manila folders (letter size only) Paper towels Peanut butter Pens Post-it-notes Printer ink cartridges ◊ Canon (5PGBK, 8C, 8M, 8Y) ◊ HP (23, 45, 92, 94, 95) Rabbit pellets (no fruit or seed mix) Rechargeable AA batteries, with charger Scissors Soft Dog Toys Staples Steno notepads Stretch & “Scratch” cardboard scratching pads Swiffer Dusters Timothy hay Toilet paper Vinyl (non-latex) gloves Wild birdseed
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: email@example.com or you may visit their website: www.ozaukeehumane.org. The Sheboygan County Humane Society of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Monetary donations • Gift cards for gas • Gift cards for pet supplies • Gift cards from retail stores • Cat toys • Canned cat food • Kitty litter (non-clumping) • Litter pans • Litter scoops • Laundry soap • Non-clorox bleach • Dish detergent • Paper towel • Scotch scrubbing pads • Rawhide chews for dogs • Dog toys and tennis balls • Science diet pet foods • Copy paper • Office supplies • Foster Homes • Volunteers 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: www.mySCHS. com. Washington County Humane Society of Slinger, WI is looking for: Items marked with a * are priority needs. • Animal Needs ◊ Dog Needs ● Empty Unwashed Peanut Butter Jars ● Large Rawhides
● Small Bites Food ● Easy Cheese * ● Hot Dogs ● Dog Leashes (nonretractable) ● Pig Ears ● Kuranda Pet Beds ● Puppy Pads * ◊ Cat Needs ● Non-scoopable cat litter * ● Grain Free Dry Cat Food * ● Caned Cat Food (loaf style only) ● Urinary Tract Prescription Cat Food ● Purina Cat Chow ● Tuna * ● Meat Flavored Baby Food ● Liquid Fish Oil ● Pate Canned Cat Food * ● EVO - 95% Beef or Lamb canned food * ● Nature’s Variety Instinct (Grain Free) - Lamb, Rabbit canned food * ● Disposable Litterboxes * ◊ Small Animal Needs ● Rat Blocks ● Reptile Sand * ● Lovebird Food * ● Spray Millet (for Birds) ● Vita drops* ◊ Shelter Needs ● Water Softener Salt * ● Plastic Watering Cans * ● Colored Paper - Astro Brights ● Latex Gloves (S, M, L sizes) * ● Mop Heads * ● Zzzero Cleaning Supplies ● Saline Eyewash for Emergencies ● Postage Stamps ● Fans ● White Copy Paper Letter Size ● White Cardstock - Letter Size - 65lb * ● Toilet Bowl Cleaner * ● Toilet Paper * ● Heavy Duty Plastic Spray Bottles ● Laundry Detergent * ● Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags * ● 33 Gallon Garbage Bags * ● Paper Plates * ● Feliway Spay (not diffusers) * ● 75 to 100 ft. hoses (not black) ● Gift Cards (Walmart, Office Max, Fleet Farm, Menards, Gas Cards) ● Toner for printers: ● HP28 - Tricolor ● HP27 - Black ● HP LaserJet 2200d #96A - black ● HP22 - Tricolor ● HP21 - Black ● HP61XL Black ● HP61XL Color 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit there website at: www.washingtoncountyhumane.org.
• Section 2.2: Animal Rescues & Shel• ters All Animal Rescue Center of Plymouth, WI is looking for: • Reptile Cage Thermostats • Storage Space • Cargo Tailers • Livestock Trailers • Tow behind RV • Mini Van or Full Size Van • Kennel Fencing • Commercial/Large Capacity Washers/Dryers • Chest Freezers/Walk-in Coolers • Animal Control Equipment • Office Furniture • Gift Cards for Hardware or Home Improvment Stores • Lumber and 3/4” Plywood • Cash Donations To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the EWHSR at: 920.207.5642, by email at: info@allanimalresourcecenter. com or visit their website: www. allanimalrescuecenter.com. 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 • Rope halters 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: www.rescuehorses.com. 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) • First Class Postage Stamps • Hefty 39 Gallon Garbage Bags • Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags • Gloves for cleaning, doing dishes, ect. • Large Rubbermaid or equivalent containers • Used towels, hand towels and wash cloths - in good condition • 1cc syringes, vet wrap, 2x2’s, 4x4’s (veterinary supplies) • Cheerios, especially Honey Nut • Fresh Fruits and Veggies (no Avocados) • Frozen Mixed Vegetables • Mixed Nuts (Unsalted in Shells) • Ground Walnuts (found in the bakers section of your local grocery store)
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To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact CARE at: 262.628.3719 or by email at: cntrforavianrehab@sbcglobal. net. Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc. of Marion and Green Bay is looking for: • Liquid Laundry Detergent • Anti-bacterial Liquid Dish Soap • Garbage Bags • Bleach • Anti-bacterial Hand Soap • Blankets (new or used) • Sheets (used) • Bath Towels (new or used) • White Multipurpose Printer Paper (8.5 x 11) • Purina Kitten Chow • Caned Cat Food (Friskie’s Plate) • Purina Cat Chow Original • Rubbermaid Pets High Sided Litter Pan (can be found at PetSmart) • Metal Litter Scoops (Durascoop Large Cat Litter Scoop, found at PetSmart) • 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 Treats (Snausages, Liver Treats, Beggiin’ Strips, T’ Bonz, ect.) • Dog Chewies (Rawhides, Dingo Bones, Pressed Bones, ect.) • Dog Toys • Tuffies Ultimate Dog Toys • The Almost Indestructible Ball • Air Kong Squeeker Dog Toys • Jolly Pets Tug and Toss Ball
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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: www.happilyeverafterinfo.org. Iveloharele Horse Retirement Sanctuary is looking for: • Hay, Grains, and Treats • Paint - White • Water hoses • Water and Grain Buckets • 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: email@example.com. K&R Small Animal Sanctuary is looking for: • Baby Blankets • Fleece Blankets • Stuffed Animals • Hard Plastic Baby Toys or Rattles • Bunny/Guinea Pig Toys • Natural Small & Large Wicker Baskets • Natural Wicker Craft Wreaths • PLAIN Rabbit Pellets (no seeds or treats mixed in!) • Bagged Hay • 16oz or 32oz Water Bottles • Ceramic Dishes • Treats To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the K&R Animal Sanctuary by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at: www.krsmallanimalsanctuary.vpweb.com. 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: email@example.com or visit there website at: www.meccapitbullrescue.com.
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Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. of Appleton is looking for: • Cat Litter • Dry Cat Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Dry Kitten Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Canned Cat and Kitten Food • Dog Toys • Dog Rawhides/Chews/ Bones • Bleach • Laundry Detergent • Paper Towels • Fly Traps • Any Cleaning Supplies • Bug Spay • Metal or Ceramic Bowls • Styrofoam 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) 209-PAWS (7297) or visit their website at: www. savingpaws.com. 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 • Dog/Cat toys • Dog/Cat beds • Towels • Paper towels • Disposable gloves • Kennels • Cages • 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: www.twoleftpaws.org.
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PRESS RELEASES HOMELESS PET POPULATION NUMBERS TRIGGER HUMANE SOCIETY EXPANSION DOOR COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY TO DOUBLE IN SIZE BY SPRING 2013 ADDITIONAL SERVICES ANTICIPATED AS A RESULT OF BUILDING PROJECT Sturgeon Bay -- The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) today announced expansion plans to increase its building size by 6735 square feet at a cost of $1.2 million, including renovation of the current 5300 square foot building. The shelter, located at 3475 County Road PD across from Cherryland Airport, was built in 1999 to house 28 cats and 28 dogs. As of October 17, there are 131 cats and 8 dogs at the Humane Society. Through nine months, the Humane Society has cared for 82 more animals than the same period last year. Total 2012 intake is anticipated to exceed 700 animals. “It is with both joy and gratitude that we break ground on this long-needed expansion,” said Marilyn Jensen, president of the DCHS board of directors. “Work on this plan began in August 2010 with a gift from the Marie Shea family. Although the capital campaign must continue to ensure there is no need to borrow construction monies, we feel this work cannot be delayed.” Architect for the construction project is Blue Design Group of Hortonville with DePere-based DeLeers Construction chosen as the general contractor. The foundation work will begin on October 23rd, and proceed over the winter. Estimated opening of the new area and completed renovation of the current building is expected by July, 2013. When the new portion of the building is finished in late April, shelter operations will move into that space so renovation of the current building can begin. Many modifications were made to the original “wish list” of improvements to contain the cost while retaining essential elements for the continued safe operation of the shelter. Executive Director Carrie Counihan expanded on the reasons for the additional space, saying “Each year, the intake numbers are growing. Animals come in to us from Washington Island to Union; we are here to serve the entire county. No animal is ever turned away due to lack of space, but it has meant we are constantly reinventing the configuration of cages and kennels to accommodate the demand.” The extra space allows more efficient use of caregiver time. It will promote the cleaning process that is critical to preventing a wide-spread infectious outbreak within the pet population. A separate intake entrance enhances the safety both of staff and stressed, just-arrived animals. Dog kennels will be located at a distance from the cattery space so both will be more calm, something that is not true today. An educational area is included allowing the shelter to conduct classes for new pet owners, and involve younger children in humane society activities. There will be improved air quality throughout the facility since HVAC problems that have plagued the shelter will be addressed. The volunteers that help walk dogs and care for cats will have a dedicated space. Also included in the expansion plans is a retail area for the popular DCHS logo merchandise. “There are so many ways we can be more actively involved in the community,” Counihan commented. “We just have been waiting for the resources to make it happen.” The Door County Humane Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All cotributions are tax-deductible. The capital campaign initiated two years ago has raised $600,000, through private donations. Joining the Capital Campaign group are Matt & Dr. Regan Luders, and Mitch & Nancy Larson. Their efforts will focus on raising awareness of DCHS work and helping to complete the fund-raising for the completion of the building addition. DCHS is an adoption guarantee shelter, caring for homeless animals while working to re-unite them with their existing families or find new homes. Please visit our website at www.dooranimals.com to donate to the Capital Campaign project and learn more about this exciting time for the Door County Humane Society.
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