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TNR - WHAT THE FREE ROAMER PROGRAM DOSE

Kathy Beer, Pet Journal Contributor Free Roaming Felines TNR (trap/neuter/ return) seems to be the current way to go in controlling the population of stray felines within city boundaries. It is supposedly humane, will prevent kitten births, and requires no holding tank for felines that go through the sterilization procedure. These felines are just released where they were found and the task is finished and all is well. But is it? Too often, an assembly line medical procedure results in surgical error. A cat done by a TNR group in another area of the state was released and upon release, the incision opened. Being terrified, the cat couldn’t be recaptured and was left to deal with an open incision. There is no recoup time allowed these felines and there is no follow through.

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worked with the City of Manitowoc, the felines that came to the program were not wanted by property owners. One of these situations involved a group of felines that we called the Black family who had taken up residence in a city neighborhood. The neighborhood wanted them gone. There were nine or ten of them and they were all black. They ranged in size and age from kitten to adult. They became Free Roamers. The kittens were adopted into indoor situations and the adults were relocated with rural caregivers. I recently received an update on a couple that now resides in a horse barn. They’re doing great and are a lot better off there than on a city street. If the felines are returned after the surgical procedure, will they suffer abuse at the hands of those that don’t want them around?

A big problem with servicing a cat colony in The greatest an urban area is that not perpetrators of feline all citizens are cat lovers abuse are those people or animal lovers. When the Roamer program see TNR, page 13

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SUMMER’S WARM WEATHER CAN SPUR BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON -- State and significant blue-green allocal public health and gae blooms, Wollenburg water quality officials ad- says. “Dogs also are at vise that high tempera- risk because they may tures typical of late July ingest algae when they into August can spur the groom themselves after growth of blue-green al- swimming, which is why gae blooms. it’s so important to rinse your pet with fresh clean “August has typically water every time they been when we receive swim in a lake, pond or the most bloom reports river,” Wollenburg says. because the water is usually the warmest When blue-green aland conditions most gae appear as scums on conducive to fueling al- the surface of the water, gae growth.” says Gina pea-soup like water disLaLiberte, Department coloration, or a paint-like of Natural Resources sheen, this indicates imresearch scientist and paired water quality, acstatewide blue-green al- cording to LaLiberte. gae coordinator. “A good rule of thumb Blue-green algae, for assessing algae levtechnically known as els is that if you walk Cyanobacteria, are mi- into the water up to your croscopic organisms that knees – being careful not are naturally present at to kick up the bottom low numbers in all Wis- sediments -- and you can consin lakes, streams see your feet, the risk and ponds. When condi- from blue-green algae is tions are favorable, usu- low to moderate, but it’s ally in summer, the num- still a good idea to avoid ber of algae can increase swallowing water,” LaLdramatically, appearing iberte says. “When you as opaque, pea-soup-like can’t see your feet, keep water or forming color- children and dogs out of ful scums. Some algal the water, and consider species produce toxins having the whole family that, when ingested or pursue another activity inhaled, can cause illness that day,” she says. in people, pets, livestock and wildlife, according to It’s also a good idea to LaLiberte. always wash hands before eating, and wash off Gastrointestinal upset after swimming in any from swallowing toxins lake or and pond to rein water and flu-like or duce the chance of irritaasthma-like symptoms tion or allergenic effects, from inhaling algae in LaLiberte says. water droplets are the most common symptoms And people should not reported to the Wiscon- forget about pets that sin Harmful Algal Bloom have been playing in the Surveillance Program, water, Wollenburg says. according to Emmy Wol- Rinse off pets with clean lenburg, Outreach Spe- water to prevent them cialist at the DHS. from ingesting bluegreen algae accumulated “People may also ex- on their fur. perience rashes and hives from skin contact “Dogs also are at risk with blue-green algae, because they may ingest particularly if they are algae when they groom susceptible to other al- themselves after swimlergic reactions,” Wollen- ming, which is why it’s so burg says. important to rinse your pet with fresh clean waThe worst illnesses are ter every time they swim usually seen in animals in a lake, pond or river,” like dogs, which aren’t Wollenburg says. concerned about water quality and may swim in If a pet displays sympor drink from water with toms such as seizures,

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Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov Reporting on night- sin Chimney Swift Worktime phenomena ing Group. “The sight of helps protect the dozens or hundreds or, in declining species some cases, thousands BELGIUM – That of chimney swifts going “smoke” pouring into to roost for the night in brick chimneys in coming chimneys can be an exweeks isn’t an optical il- hilarating spectacle.” lusion but likely hundreds of native chimney swifts Last year, 60 volunroosting for the night teers helped identify 72 and gathering strength sites, with the largest and numbers before they roost found at Cherokee migrate south. Middle School in Madison, where more than Wisconsin bird experts 2,800 swifts were tallied. are asking homeowners, Aldo Leopold School in bird watchers and others Green Bay, St. Norbert to help count the birds Abbey in DePere, and and report where they Geneva Lake Museum in see them to provide vital Lake Geneva are sites of information on a declin- other large roosts. ing, unique species. Chimney swifts breed “Chimney swifts are an and nest in eastern important species in Wis- North America and miconsin because they help grate to South America keep flying insect popu- in the fall. Their populations in check,” says lations are declining in Kim Grveles, Department their range and in 2009 of Natural Resources as- Canada listed them as a sistant ornithologist and threatened species. The a member of the Wiscon- Wisconsin Chimney Swift sin Chimney Swift Work- Working Group formed in ing Group. “We need 2012 to help identify and citizens’ help in counting conduct research and the birds near them, and take steps necessary to in reporting that infor- halt the species’ decline, mation to us so we can says Bill Mueller, an ornibetter understand and thologist with the Westtake steps to reverse ern Great Lakes Bird & the decline of chimney Bat Observatory in Belswifts.” gium and a member of the working group. “You don’t have to be an experienced birder or Before European settrained researcher to en- tlement, the birds nested joy the evening acrobat- in old-growth forests. ic displays of the swift,” As such forests disapsays Nancy Nabak, co- peared, the birds dischair of Green Bay’s Swift covered brick chimneys Night Out program and served as an easy and member of the Wiscon- abundant replacement,

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Social Media Ad on page 23 to join our Facebook, Thank you for reading Twitter, or Goggle Plus the August, 2013 issue pages. of Pet Journal. Be sure to look for Pet Journal Our columnists would this month at events love to hear your quesand fundraisers put on tions. Contact informaby our local rescues and tion is found at the end of shelters. their respective columns! Also, Pet Journal is lookYou may have noticed ing for writers to cover a couple of changes with ecology news, aquatic this months edition. First life, our farm section, our byline change, which and general feature writreflects our current and ers. If you would like future plans with the more information, please publication. Next month email me. Due to time be sure to look for Pet constraints our groomin Journal in its new for- and train columnists are mat! Also, Ocotober will unable to contiue writbe Pet Journal’s third an- ing for us at this time, if niversary! you are intrested in covering one of these two Have you seen Pet columns or for any of the Journal's tumblr page above please email me. (petjournalmidwest. tumblr.com) or our onPet Journal is looking line editions on issuu. for dedicated persons com (issuu.com/petjour- to help sell advetising in nalmidwest)? See the Pet Journal and for our

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 - TNR - What the Free Roamer Program dose 4 - Eco News Summer’s Warm Weather can Spur Blue-Green Algae Blooms Now is time to help count Chimney Swifts

14 - Photos of Readers Pets 15 - Additional Press Releases JOURNEYS - Pet Quality of Life Score helps Pet Parents Struggling with End of Life Decisions and Care

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by Karey Hoelzel, Holistic & Natural Columnist khoezel@petjournalmidwest.com A frantic call from the neighbor around the corner, “I can’t find Molly!” On the hottest day we’ve experienced so far, a missing dog is nothing short of a nightmare. This dog in particular, a Great Pyrenees, a guard dog for a herd of Alpacas and, at 11 years old, no spring chicken, but probably an old hand at survival, newly acquired by my friend, and nowhere to be found. The thermometer is pushing 91 degrees…. not the best way to start the day. Hot weather spells trouble for pets, especially dogs. They can’t release heat by sweating, like you and I do. Heat and humidity can cause damage quickly by raising body temperature. Heat strokes kill- and heat stress can take a toll on a dog’s health. Humidity matters as much as temperature does, in fact, high humidity can stress a dog as much as a mid-day sun. Fresh drinking water is a must. I add ice cubes to the bowls I provide outside when I change the water to help keep it cooler, and I change the water frequently during the day. It doesn’t take long for water to become warm and who wants to drink warm water on a hot day!? Yuck! It is so important to keep in mind the fact that your dog’s panting not only helps to cool him by releasing heat, but it also can cause dehydration. Keeping the water you provide cold is very important. Fill a bowl or bucket with water freeze it overnight, as it melts during the day it provides a refreshing supply of cold drink for your pet. Save your milk jugs

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you are able to monitor your dog’s temperature, do so, and continue to apply cooling wet towels until their temperature returns to normal range. Even if your dog seems to have recovered, it may be a good idea to have your pet checked over by your veterinarian, especially if your pet is older. Heat stress always carries a risk, especially in older dogs and the amount of time spent with an elevated temperature may have risk for complications. Better safe than sorry. If you are among those of us who take their dogs swimming, please take advantage of clean clear flowing waters, rather than warm ponds or lakes. Avoid waters that have algae or water that is greenish in color. When conditions promote the growth or “bloom” of toxic bluegreen algae in lakes and ponds, animals can die from it. That lake you are water skiing on may not be the place you want your dog swimming in or drinking from.

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A raw diet recreates the way our pet’s ancestors have eaten in the wild for thousands of years. Dogs and cats are designed to get their nutrients from meat. Left to their own devices, their typical daily diet, like that of their wild cousins (wolves and the big cats), would involve catching (or finding) and eating another animal. A raw diet returns our pets to this more natural and healthy form of nutrition, as if they had hunted and caught their “perfect” dinner.

formulas and have low percentages of protein. Companies producing raw pet food offer species appropriate, humangrade foods that provide better digestion and assimilation of nutrients derived from food. People understand for themselves that eating only processed foods and taking vitamins is not ideal for optimal health, and the same is true for our companion animals. Any amount of live unprocessed food will have a beneficial effect.

When a carnivore eats an herbivore (plant and grass eating animal) like a rabbit or a deer, the carnivore eats some meat, some bone, some organ meats (liver, heart, kidney, etc.), and a small amount of green vegetation contained in the herbivore’s digestive tract. These ingredients are the five main food groups of a good raw diet: fresh raw meat, some uncooked bone, raw organ meats, green vegetation, and natural vitamins and minerals. Specially formulated raw dog and cat food includes these ingredient groups. The specific product you select should be based upon how you prefer to prepare your pet’s food.

Dog and cat owners who have already switched to raw, as well as a small but growing number of veterinary professionals, now feel that kibble may sustain life but may not promote health. They believe that whole, natural foods are the most likely to result in: • A longer life span • Lower veterinary bills and dental problems • Decreased possibility of a debilitating disease • Overall increase in vitality

The ability to customize your pet’s diet by selecting the exact type of formulation you want is enjoyed by people who feed raw. One of the most important differences in a raw diet is the absence of any grains or preservatives typically used in kibble. In fact, most commercial grade kibble uses little to no real meat in their

Yes, your pet will survive on a kibble diet, but they will not thrive. Choosing to feed raw food does not mean that you can never feed kibble or canned food again. Feeding an all raw diet is the ideal. However, if you cannot feed all raw, feeding some cooked, canned, dehydrated or kibble foods is fine, as long as they are a high quality, grain-free brand of pet food. I recommend adding ¼ cup of water to 1 cup of dry food to prevent chronic dehydration

of the internal organs. Water is the most important nutrient for all species, so it is best to mimic the water content of fresh prey (60-80%). Whether you decide to feed 100% raw or a combination, the idea is to feed a variety of high quality foods, including all five of the main pet food groups. Look at your current food to see if bones and organ meat are included. If not, we can help you provide the missing link. Bone in the diet is the natural way to provide form stool and express anal glands regularly. There is a growing belief that dogs and cats need a raw natural diet in order to be healthy. An overabundance of the

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hangs from your wall. Its small size and easy installation make it perfect for apartments, small rooms, or homes with kids or pets that could knock over or get into a normal bowl. Fish Bubble® is a half of a clear “bubble”, so it mounts flat against the wall. Perfect for small freshwater fish, or other aquatic life. Great gift for a young child getting his first fish bowl, or anybody looking for a neat way to keep small fish. Conveniently placed hole on top allows easy feeding/cleaning but prevents fish from jumping out. In two sizes (1 & 2 gallons). $22.50 Quiet Spot® Pet Tag Silencer: The Original Pet Tag Silencer! Quiet Spot® is like a little “cover” for your dogs’ tags. It’s obvious; most of us find “collar dingle” annoying. Not only do you wake up when your dog scratches at night, but it can be an unwanted noise throughout the day. Collar noise also attracts other dogs’ attention which isn’t always good, especially when aggressive dogs are present. Quiet Spot® doesn’t just stop the noise. It also stops coat tarnishing (from metal), slows information from wearing off the tag, and has a reflective print for safety at night. Installs in seconds, holds multiple tags, completely weatherproof, and designed to be worn on your dog 24-7. Money back guarantee if it doesn’t work as advertised, and made proudly in Denver, Colorado. Available in different colors, $6.99. This is an PetPeek®: awesome product; I’m surprised it wasn’t invented sooner! Dogs are curious animals,

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Wow, it’s already August. I hope your July went well, mine did. Besides for the high temperatures late July, it was a pretty mild month with not too many storms. The pets are probably thankful for that... most do not fare well through thunder. Sunny, not too many bugs (at least by me) and overall a great summer month. Hopefully August will be the same, although a little cooler would be nice. To be honest I struggled to select a central topic for this month’s article, but I did come across a few really neat and unique pet products that I hope you’ll enjoy:

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and if they can’t see what’s going on outside a fence, they will either find a way to see (which could be dangerous) or bark. As their motto says “Every dog should have a point of view” and that couldn’t be truer. PetPeek® is a 9.5 inch clear, acrylic window for your outdoor fence. It allows your dog to have a clear view of what’s happening out there, however (for those with privacy concerns) it is difficult to see in from its domed shape design. With a black trim ring, it makes an attractive and useful addition to your fence. Sold with all necessary hardware to install in your wood or vinyl fence. $34.99 I hope you liked the selection of products I reviewed this month and decide to check them out. Continue to enjoy this beautiful summer we’re having, and you’ll see me next month. Until then!

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“All beings seek for happiness; so let your compassion extend itself to all.” ~ Mahavamsa This is the third month of a series on how Reiki can be offered to ALL animals regardless of their situation. In Part 1, I focused on how Reiki addresses whatever issues the animal may need most at that moment, even if the issues are unknown to the practitioner. Last month I focused on how Reiki is perfect in multiple animal situations. This month, I will focus on how Reiki is perfect for animals that may be fearful or aggressive. Many of us adopt animals from a shelter, sanctuary or rescue, and we often do not know the animal’s background such as where he came from or how she was treated. Most homeless animals are experiencing stress due to their situation. Some of these animals may be deemed unadoptable due to extreme fears and/ or aggressive behavior that may be the result of traumas or abuse experienced in their past. Even when these animals learn to trust again and overcome their fears, there will be times when that trauma surfaces again resulting in fearful or even undesirable behavior. The good news is that we can help these animals with Reiki. Reiki does not require physical touch; it is just as effective from a few

feet away. So we are able to safely assist animals who we may not feel comfortable touching. And typically, due to the passive approach that I practice and teach, we are able to win the trust of the animals so that we can truly assist them in their healing journey. About three years ago at Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary in Marion, WI, I had the honor of meeting two Great Pyrenees mix sisters, Loni and Lisa. These sweet girls had come to Happily Ever After from a hording situation where they most likely suffered from severe abuse. Loni and Lisa were not aggressive, but they were extremely fearful of people, especially men. I offered Reiki to Loni and Lisa a number of times during their stay at Happily Ever After. At first, I offered Reiki to them in their kennels. As they both sat at the back of their kennels as far away from me as possible, I reassured them that they were in a loving place and invited them to join me in the energy. Over time, I felt them each gradually begin to relax; they began to trust me, open up to me and connect with me. After a few sessions, Loni and Lisa became happier playing with the other dogs and even began to allow strangers (i.e. volunteers) to walk them. Each time I saw them, the fear in their eyes became less and

less. And the last time I saw them was right before they were adopted by their forever family. They were beautiful and radiant; they looked so happy. And after all this time, they finally allowed me to touch them! Oh what progress Loni and Lisa made with regular Reiki and the loving patience and nurturing at Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary! Next month, I will focus on how Reiki allows us to assist wild or dangerous animals. Editors Note: Ann Noyce is an Animal Reiki Teacher & Healing Touch for Animals® Certified Practitioner with the Animal Hearts® Wellness Center, a division of Two Paws Up Bakery, LLC in Appleton.

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Wildwood Zoo. Marshfield, WI Daily 7:30am 7:30pm

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Talon Talks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 - 3 pm.

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Tween Tuesdays, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, 9 - 11 am. See poster on page 20.

Fox Trots, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 - 11

Talon Talks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 - 3 pm.

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Fox Trots, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 - 11

Talon Talks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 - 3 pm.

Public Campfire Night, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, 7 pm.

Morning Bird Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, 6:30 am. See poster on page 20.

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BRINGING HOME A BABY by Sue Holme, Pet Journal Contributor

MISTY, ASSISTANT WRITER OF ASK SCRAPPY!

SCRAPPY Greetings everyone! I hope your summer is going great and you’re enjoying all the fun activities Wisconsin, or wherever you may travel, have to offer. For me, as a dog, anywhere outside of my yard is a fantastic vacation. Give me some yummy treats and drive me around for an hour or so and it’s like a trip to Disney World. Better, there’s no long boring road trips, expensive everything (really, how much money does Mickey really need to run that place! Jeez!), or lines. I guess it’s all a matter of perspective. For dogs, running around the yard, a scratch on the head (don’t forget behind the ears!!), and some treats and we’re as happy as can be. It’s you humans that require so much extra stimuli to have an enjoyable time. I feel kinda sorry for you guys, life is so much simpler for us. Fun can be had as close as our own yard. Now cats, that’s a completely different story. Unless it’s basking on the beaches of France, theatre in London, and a photo shoot on top of Everest, it’s completely passé and pedestrian. I’ve seen Misty viciously scratch the face of an attendant when she was presented with a common Rolex to wear, when she specifically asked for an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch. She’s just going to Taco Bell, who’s she trying to impress. I don’t even think she can tell time! Wow, what is up with cats? It’s like that book “Cats are from another galaxy, dogs are from Earth”, they don’t share the same planet as us. It’s interesting that the

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closest galaxy to ours is the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy. Canis…..IRONY!! They seem to think they are a gift from Heaven to enrich our lives. Not the yowling beasts that cough up fur balls and poop in a box. I ain’t no hater, just saying…. At this point I’d like to discuss the bunnies. I know, you think I’m just paranoid about their nefarious activities, but now I have proof. As mentioned earlier, they have been digging holes in my back yard. It was insinuated that all they are doing is building new bunny homes for they ever expanding families. I can’t believe that, so I asked my ghost writer his opinion. He said I was paranoid, but mentioned they could be building DFPs or defensive fighting positions. They could be plotting a major ground campaign against me. This could include possibly include minutemen ICBMs. I know bunnies are crazy, but nukes?? Really! Yeah, I’ve chased them around the yard and did some small scale torment and terrorism, but come on. I had assumed that this level threat would come from some kind of Middle Eastern bunny cell, but it’s here right in my own back yard. I know what you’re thinking…yes, I am on meds and yes I take them every day! Just don’t look at me when a group of floppy eared bunnies kidnap your family and make unreasonable demands for fresh vegetables. You have been warned of the cute, cuddly menace. As I always mention, remember to keep your little four legged friends

at home on these hot days. This is especially true if you going to leave us unattended in a vehicle for extended periods of time. Unless we’re going to the vet, we’re out to visit friends or family, or you’re in the vehicle with us the whole time, there are certain precautions you must take. Windows must be rolled down to give us access to fresh air. If you’re worried about us running off, try putting us on a leash and attaching it to a locked seat belt. Leave just enough length to get to the window, but now out of. Also access to fresh water. Bring a dish along you can fill with cool water before you leave the vehicle. Even with these precautions, it’s best not to leave us alone for too long. Besides, we’ll get bored after a while and who knows what may happen to your nice upholstery. I do know at the mere mention of a car ride, we’re bouncing off the walls and speaking in tongues, but sometimes you have to be strong and say “no”. We know you would never intentionally harm us, but everyone makes mistakes.

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Years ago, 16 to be exact, my daughter, Sara and I went off in search of a Guinea Pig to add to our family. This Guinea Pig was to be a gift for her 8th birthday. Sara’s best friend had a wonderful little pig and Sara was in love with him. Our search took us to a pet shop that had an assortment of guinea pigs. They were all sleeping and seems pretty much oblivious to us. As we walked the store looking at cages and accessories, we happened across an enclosure with a batch of baby ferrets. It happened that they were up and playing. As we neared them, they all came to the glass and seemed to be seeking our attention. One out of the group of ferrets seemed to focus on Sara. After receiving permission to handle them from an associate, this little guy climbed Sara’s coat sleeve and nuzzled into her neck. It was one of those moments that our pet chose us for his family. Chester, our baby, came home with us that day. We were the worst type of pet owner, we did everything in the wrong order. We hadn’t done our homework, knew next to nothing about ferrets in general, did not have a cage prepared, the list of wrongs goes on and on. If you are considering bringing home a new species of pet, you need to do your homework. Utilize information on the internet, use the resources of rescue organizations, call or find a veterinarian that is knowledgeable and ask

questions. Don’t rely on the pet shop staff. Yes, some of them do have the necessary training and experience, but there are some that are just there to box up your purchase and send you on your way. We did everything backwards. We brought home our lively little bundle, used our dog’s kennel for a starter cage and than began to do the research. We found a couple of books of which some had basic information, but they certainly didn’t have enough by no means. It was by happenstance that my husband was up late one evening and saw a posting on a community message board for a local ferret rescue. By connecting with this rescue we discovered a wonderful resource for information. Not only from the rescue itself, but from the membership as well. It was through their membership gatherings we soaked in tips, information and general knowledge that allowed our family to care for Chester and understand his actions. In mentioning doing your homework, that entails an aspect that quite a few people don’t consider. Check with you landlord if you are renting. Just because they allow cats or dogs, that doesn’t mean they will allow ferrets. Make sure that you cover your bases with your landlord. If you own your home, make certain that there aren’t any ordinances prohibiting the ownership of ferrets in your community. Currently, there are states that don’t allow ferrets, cities that prohibit them and several communities in Wisconsin that have banned them.

of weeks. Plan ahead, buy or acquire a cage with at least a couple of levels. Choose a cage that offers easy cleaning, and doors that securely latch. Watch out for cages that have small plastic clips that hold the sides together. These little rubber/plastic pieces have a tendency to break and or loosen. The doors tend to be popped open fairly easily and you could have a ferret on the loose. Again, research before you buy. Ask ferret knowledgeable people for advice. It will save you money in the long run and you will be much happier with your purchase decision. Food bowls should be large enough for them to be able to put their face into it. Don’t go for the tiny little cute ones that will only hold a few tablespoons at a time. Food should be present in their cage at all time. With water bottles, find a good size bottle with an larger nozzle. Ferrets become frustrated with the water bottles that have the really small nozzles. Their bottles are made more for rats or small mammals than ferrets. Ferrets will drink quite a bit of water over the course of a day, so make sure it is of adequate capacity as well. Baby ferrets might need to have help in litter box training. Getting a litter pan that is “ferret friendly” is half your battle. Find a pan that is ample and roomy. They should be able to get into the pan and turn around. Some of the smaller triangular pans are so easily tipped; they can create a mess in no time. The baby will then develop a new game of litter pan tipping. Find a litter that is not dusty and that is not of the clumping variety. We use the wood fuel pellets. A bag is reasonably priced and the wood pellets absorb the urine and are biodegradable

With most baby animals, they are so small and cute. Baby ferrets have little round faces and bodies that make them extra enduring. That small little creature will double, triple or quadruple in size over the course of their first year. If you are looking at cages, keeping mind your baby ferret is going to need room to stretch his or her legs, will need room for litter boxes, hammocks, beds, food bowls, etc. People Baby ferrets are commonly buy too small notorious for getting into a cage, which the baby extra trouble. will outgrow in a matter

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continued from page 9 Well, I guess that’s enough Scrappy for another month. Remember, I love questions, suggestions on how to deal with this tense bunny situation, or just general e-mail. I’ll get you a quick response, unless I have a new chew toy or rawhide, then it may take a little

longer. Hey, I wouldn’t expect you to toss out a pizza just to get back to me!! Y’all (that’s what I get talking to my ghost writer too much. Georgia accents are the worst!) take care and enjoy a safe summer.

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TNR continued from page 1 who adopt a kitten and when it comes of age and needs to be sterilized, drop it at a rural location and adopt another kitten and repeat the cycle. Almost 100% of our current indoor adoptables are about a year old. They came into the program about a year ago, some of them from country and some of them from city locations where they showed up in someone’s yard looking for food and shelter. These felines are not colony cats. They are former house pets that someone no longer wanted to care for when

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the kitten became an adult. Perhaps what are needed are stiffer laws with greater penalties against abandonment and more stringent adoption screening.

most of the time). We have sterilized and vaccinated over 1000 area felines since the program started in 2008. We will be near 2000 by the end of this year. Only about 10% of the total number to date is The Roamer program truly feral. ABY does practice TNR (trap-neuter-return, continued from page 9 sometimes/relocate,

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coated dogs. Some dogs may be more comfortable with a shorter summer coat, but please keep in mind that when you shave a dog too short, there is a risk of sunburn.

continued from page 9 Good common sense should provide you and your pet the safest summer enjoyment. A good rule of thumb is: If Some breeds have you’re hot, so is your pet. If you wouldn’t drink it, long coats for a reason, neither should your pet. it is their insulation from heat, and those breeds If you wouldn’t swim in should be groomed it, neither should your more often during the pet. summer to remove dead hair especially the Safety first, last and undercoat, and should always. be provided with a cool well ventilated place to Grooming is a must relax on those hot days. in summer especially for long haired or heavy

Oh, thankfully, a happy ending for our missing Molly. She did what many self-respecting dogs instinctively do;

she sought out a cool, quiet place to rest.

After an hour and a half of intense searching under porches, under decks, and under cedar trees, the old creek bed, Molly was discovered in a culvert under a mess of grape vines, in the coolest place she could find, wondering what all the humans were fussing about. A lesson learned, sometimes our dogs are our best teachers. Gain knowledge, pass it forward.

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While an older ferret is usually content playing outside of their cage for an hour, baby ferrets can run around a couple hours or more. They will play until they are thoroughly exhausted. They will be going full tilt and all of a sudden they are curled up and sleeping. Our first scare with Chester was exactly that. He was running around and then dead to the world within a blink of the eye. He was sound asleep, limp and lifeless. We stroked him for a little bit and eventually one eye opened. He proceeded to yawn, stretch and went right back to sleep. I work at a Madison veterinary clinic and we see a wide variety of small pets. I can’t tell you how many times we have received calls from ferret owners that think their ferret is dead or close to dead. Or they will get in the car with their ferret racing in for help only to have the ferret wake up and wonder what adventure they are going on.

Baby ferrets can be nippy and naughty. Ferrets like other small animals will teeth. Chewing or nipping can feel good to them. If Copyright 2013 Karey you do choose a ferret that doesn’t outgrow Hoelzel. the nippy stage, don’t slap or punish them by hitting. Violence only creates more violent episodes. Pick up your little hellion and scruff them like a mother cat or mother ferret would do to transport their young. By scruffing them they relax and elicits a reflex to yawn and be comforted. This action will calm things down. Using your fingers, gently stroke their faces, this simulates an action that a mother ferret would do to help in the

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bonding process. If you have a ferret that doesn’t relax and resists scruffing, they will tend to go into an alligator roll- like reaction. A different approach has to be taken. Make sure that you have allowed your ferret to play out of their cage for quite sometime, so they are on the verge of being tired out. They might be more willing to snuggle with you and accept the quieter time. Hold on to your ferret from behind in such a way that they can’t nip at your hands. This might require help from a more experienced ferret owner. Be as gentle as possible and stroke their body. Be as loving and patient as possible and over time, your baby will understand that your hands are not chew toys. Time and patience is the key.

After a few weeks or moistened food, the baby will be able or eager to switch over to the hard kibble. Offer a bowl of the moistened, as well as the regular food until it has switched entirely. Most of the more popular ferret foods do have a baby formula. They are usually formulated with higher protein concentrations and have the necessary mineral and vitamin content to help in the babies’ growth and development.

Dressing up your ferret’s cage with a bed, hammock and soft fabric is important as well. There are companies that can create bedding for you or there are the packaged variety at most pet stores. By keeping the bedding clean with frequent washing, will Baby ferrets are pulled help keep pet odors from their others at 5-6 under control. weeks of age. They Please avoid any are spayed or neutered and their major, most spur of the moment pungent, scent glands decisions in purchasing are removed. Around or adding a baby ferret 7-8 weeks of age they to your family. Make are shipped to the pet wise decisions and do shops. If you purchase your homework. Know a Marshal Farm or Path exactly what you are Valley ferret, you will getting into with this notice they have dot- commitment. One of the like tattoos in their ears. reasons that ferrets are These markings indicate relinquished into shelters that your ferret has is that the owners did been altered, spayed not realize the time and or neutered, and also energy commitment that goes along with ferret descented. ownership. As with most baby Always, give your local animals, young ferrets will benefit from being shelter the option of fed dry kibble that has matching you up with water added to it. Some a ferret to add to your babies are ready to family. take on the dry kibble and others enjoy more Editors Note: Sue of a mush or soup consistency. Often in Holme is the Director later years, you will use of Ferret Underground Shelter and the same process of Ferret creating this soup for Rescue, Madison, Wis. ferrets recovering from surgery or in treatment for various aliments.


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1. J Jumping or Mobility 2. O Ouch or Pain 3. U Uncertainty and Understanding (factors that affect YOU) 4. R Respiration or Breathing 5. N Neatness or Hygiene 6. E Eating and Drinking 7. Y You 8. S Social ability JOURNEYS Quality of Life Scale for Pets: www. hilstvet.com/quality-oflife-scale-pets Euthanasia should be considered when pets are suffering and/or pet owners are unable to cope physically, mentally, emotionally, or financially with their pet’s illness. Dr. Hilst offers free phone consultations 7 days a week, to assist

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Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – A project cies within the state, the to rebuild and construct whole plant-animal comelectrical transmission munity of which they are lines in Monroe County a part or the habitat that may result in the “inci- is critical to their exisdental taking” of three tence. rare invertebrates under a permit the Department The conservation meaof Natural Resources sures to minimize the proposes issue for the adverse effect on the project. Incidental take endangered and threatrefers to the unintention- ened species will be inal loss of individual en- corporated into the prodangered or threatened posed Incidental Take animals or plants that Permit. Copies of the does not put the overall jeopardy assessment and population of the species background information at risk. on the Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper, Prairie LeafAmerican Transmis- hopper, and Phlox Moth sion Company proposes are available by searchto rebuild and construct ing the DNR website for approximately 17.9 miles incidental take and clickof 161 kV/69kV double- ing on the tab for public circuit transmission line notice or upon request from a existing substa- from Rori Paloski at 608tion in the Town of Spar- 264-6040 or Stacy Rowe ta to the Council Creek at 608-266-7012. Public substation in the City of comments will be takTomah. en through August 31, 2013and should be sent The presence of the to Rori Paloski, WDNR state endangered Red- Conservation Biologist, tailed Prairie Leafhopper, PO Box 7921, Madison, state endangered phlox WI 53707-7921. moth and state threatened prairie leafhopper have been confirmed in the vicinity of the project site. DNR staff determined that the proposed project may result in the incidental taking of some Birds have to leafhoppers and moths. eat at least Department staff conhalf of it’s cluded that the proposed project is not likely to body weight appreciably reduce the in food every likelihood of the survival day to survive. or recovery of these spe-

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EAU GALLE RIVER STREAM BANK SWIFTS PROJECT MAY RESULT IN THE INCIcontinued from page 10 DENTAL TAKE OF RARE TURTLE 1. Look for tall brick Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – The project to stabilize a stream bank on the Eau Galle River in Dunn County may result in the “incidental taking” of a rare turtle under an authorization the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk. Geraets Farms LLC proposes to stabilize a portion of the stream bank Eau Galle River, which is a Class 2 trout stream. This will be accomplished by placing riprap rock along the toe and lower part of the bank. The remainder of the bank will be sloped, seeded and mulched. It is also a goal of the project to enhance stream habitat for fish by installing lunker structures and boulders along the bank. The presence of the state threatened wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) has been confirmed in the vicinity of the project site. DNR staff determined that the proposed project may result in the incidental taking of some turtles. Department staff concluded that the proposed

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RAW continued from page 6 wrong ingredients may serve to satisfy a hungry pet, but they may also contribute to long-term health problems. Just like us, our pets are what they eat. The following is a short list of the benefits that raw-feeding pet owners around the world see in their rawfed pets: • Shinier, healthier skin and coat • Reduced or eliminated need for veterinary dental work • Cleaner teeth and fresh breath • Increased mobility in older animals • Better weight control • Decrease in abnormal hyperactivity • Improved digestion • More energy and stamina • Reduction of allergy symptoms • Harder, smaller, less smelly stools

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Raw diets are superior to cooked diets because the proteins, vitamins, and minerals are more intact and more bio-available, meaning they are available for your pet to utilize and benefit from. Additionally, raw meat is about 60-70% moisture, and is an excellent source of dietary water. Adequate water intake is considered by many veterinarians to be the first line of defense against kidney and urinary disease. It is also important to know that makers of frozen raw food also produce freeze-dried formulas offering a convenient method for feeding live food. Freeze dried food is great for travel and picky eaters.

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 Cooking food causes assortment of suppleproteins to denature, and ments, organic grocery many become distorted and pet supplies. or damaged, essentially destroying their biochemical identity.

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Section 1.1: Puppies for Sale Section 1.2: Young Adult Job Posting Ellen’s Pet Sitting Need someone to walk your dog or feed your horses while you’re away? Just give Ellen a call at 685-2094 or E-mail her at murktheratty@gmail.com Experienced High School Dog Walker I have references if needed please call Justin at 920-207-5561 for more information. Cat/ Dog walker/ sitter in your home Greater Green Bay area. $8.00/hr references avail., reliable car if needed for dog park. Katie 920-819-3663 anytime

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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 • Compressed rawhide or rawhide rolls • Pig Ears • Bully Sticks • Halti (size 2 & 3)

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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: nail@dooranimals.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: ehashelter@gmail.com 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: shelter@foxvalleypets.org 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 brand • Large Garbage Bags • White Copy Paper • HP-60 Black 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: www.glaas.org. 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) 8.5” x 11” Copy Paper Post-It-Notes Stamps (First Class and Pst Card) • Bleach • Tall Kitchen Bags & 39 Gallon Garbage Bags • Hand Sanitizer • Paper Towels • Toilet Paper • Dawn Dishwashing Soap 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: www.lakeshorehumae.com. • • •

Neenah Animal Shelter of Neenah, WI is looking for: Most Needed items: • Pig Ears/Rawhides • Dog Treats/Biscuits • Stamps • Dry Kitten Food • Wand Type Cat Toys • Pet Same Ice Melt • Pooper Scooper with Rake • Resurfacing of our Parking lot Always Needed items: • Scoopable Unscented Litter such as: Tidy Cat, PetCo Brand, ScoopAway or Fresh Step • Purina Original Dry Cat Food • Degreaser (Jungle Jake or Simple Green ect.) • Small Paper Plates • Printer Cartridges (HP Office Jet 6110 & L7590) • Foster Homes • Cat Scratchers (www. stretchandscrach.com) • Empty Water Bottles (example Gatorade and Powerade bottles) 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.) • Liquid Laundry Soap • Bleach • Bounce Dryer Bars • Dryer Sheets • Large Construction Garbage Bags • Mop Heads (Industrial) • Tall Kitchen Garbage Bags • 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 To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please

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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: info@ozaukeehumane.org 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): • Dog Needs • Empty Unwashed Peanut Butter Jars • Large Rawhides • Small Bites Food • Easy Cheese * • Hot Dogs • Dog Leashes (non-retractable) • 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

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Classifieds 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: wchs@washingtoncountyhumane.org or visit there website at: www.washingtoncountyhumane.org.

Section 2.2: Animal Rescues & Shelters 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 AARC 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

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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) • Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet Paper • Laundry Detergent (free and clear of dyes and smells) • No. 10 Grip-seal Security Envelopes • Printer Paper • Gasoline Cards • Lexmark Pro901 ink cartridges ° 105 (Black Ink) ° 100 (Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta Ink) • Van (New or Used - needs to be reliable) • 100% Cotton Material and/ or 100% Fleece Material • Gift Cards for WE Energy, Piggly Wiggly, Pick ‘N Save, Walmart, Menards, Home Depot, Sendiks, and Woodman’s • Cash Donations • Cash Donations for Vet bills - made payable to BrookFalls Veterinary Hospital • Volunteers to help with cleaning and feeding - at least than 5 hours a month, mornings, afternoons and weekends • Pressure Washer Volunteer - to pressure wash cages in the Summer • Handyman Volunteer - for Maintenance projects at the Shelter, preferably Weekends

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 • JW Pet Good Cuz/Bad Cuz Dog Toys • Kong Wubba Dog Toys • Kong Rubber Balls • Kongs • Gift Cards to PetSmart, PetCo, Fleet Farm, Menards • Energy Star Washer and Dryer • Large Van • Cash Donation 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: 920-6349701 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

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any questions, please contact Iveloharele Hourse Sanctuary by email: iveloharele@frontier. 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: kr_small_animal_sanctuary@yahoo.com 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: mecca@meccapitbullrescue. com or visit there website at: www.meccapitbullrescue.com. Orphan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary (OARS) of Neenah is looking for: • Most Need Items • Scoopable Cat Litter • 13 & 33 Gallon Garbage Bags • Canned Cat & Kitten Food (pate style; no store brands, please) • Postage Stamps (Forever & Postcard) • Febreeze Pet-Safe Fabric Refresher Spray • Monetary Donations towards OARS 'Raise the Roof' Capital Campaign (tax-dedcutible) • Royal Canin Baby Cat Food • Gift Cards to Fleet Farm, Pet Supplies Plus, PetCo, PetSmart, Festival Foods, Copps/Pick 'n Save, Menards, WalMart • Volunteers for our Fundraising Team • Commercial Grade HighEfficiency, Large-Capacity Washer & Dryer • Always Needed Items • Cat Scratchers (www. strechandscratch.com) • Small Paper Plates • Facial Tissue (Kleenex or Puffs) • Bleach • Folders (Purple two-pocket) • Minivan

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Donate Your Time, become an OARS • Weekend Cleaning Cat Care Volunteer • Foster Home Volunteer • Craft-Making Volunteer (Large & Small Fleece Pet Beds, Cat Wands, Dog Toys, ect.) • Lawn Care Volunteer • We also need a Plumber for our Utility Sink

To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Orphan Animal Rescue at info@orphananimalrescue.org. If you are interested in volunteering with OARS, please email coordinator@ orpananimalrescue.org or call 920.558.4430. 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

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RETICULATED PYTONS - AN OVERVIEW OF NATURAL HISTORY AND CARE IN CAPTIVITY by Dr. Michael Wenninger, Reticulated pythons originate from southeast asia and can be found in woodland, tropical forest, and grassland habitats. They inhabit the mainland and many islands in the region. In nature, reticulated pythons eat a variety of prey including mammals, birds, and other reptiles. Depending on the subspecies/locale where they are found, adult reticulated pythons can range from 5-7’ for island locals such as Kayuadi or Kalatoa “super dwarfs”, to 8-12’ for locals considered to be “dwarfs” such as the Jampea locale, to the “mainland” locales that can exceed 20’ in length. The largest reported reticulated python was over 30’ long but questions to the authenticity of this claim abound. In captivity, reticulated pythons need specialized care and are definitely not for everyone. Housing them presents a substantial obstacle in some cases. Some of the “super dwarf” retics can be housed in relatively small enclosures measuring 4’X2’X2’ or similar for their entire lives while other “mainland” retics need cages of at least 8’X3’X2’ as adults. They readily feed on frozen/ thawed rodents, rabbits, or pigs of appropriate sizes. They should be kept with an ambient temperature in the low to mid 80’s during the

Pet Journal Contributor day and a night time temperature in the upper 70’s. Reticulated pythons are currently still being imported and wild-caught specimens are still available. I recommend purchasing captive bred babies from a reputable breeder as they generally have less health concerns and better temperaments. Captive born retics are usually easily tamed but keepers should remember that they can inflict a substantial bite. There are currently many pattern mutations available ranging in price from $75 to $30,000. Problems that are common in reticulated pythons include internal or external parasites (most commonly in imported animals), pneumonia (viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic), stomatitis (mouth rot), dermatitis (scale rot), ocular disease, and gastrointestinal disease. Most of these problems can be prevented with proper quarantine and husbandry but once symptoms are evident it is important to get an accurate diagnosis and proceed with appropriate treatment.

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by Dr. Kim Everson, Ask the Vet Columnist ask-the-vet@petjournalmidwest.com Q: Why does my dog eat grass? Sometimes he throws up afterward. Is the grass making him sick? posed by an uncontrolled neighborhood dog. In fact, more people are injured and killed every year by dogs, cats, horses, cows, and bees. There has never been a reported injury to a person outside of the household where a large snake is kept. Reticulated pythons are beautiful animals that make good captives if cared for appropriately.

Editors Note: Dr. Michael Wenninger is an Associate Veterinarian at Spartan Animal Hospital in McFarland, WI.

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A: Ah, the age old question about grass eating dogs. The short answer is sometimes dogs eat grass because they have indigestion and sometimes they eat grass because they enjoy an occasional “salad.”

indicate someone spilled delicious-smelling grease from the BBQ grill in that spot!) Some dogs and cats start eating non-food items like toys, rocks and miscellaneous objects in an attempt to satisfy a belly ache. Have you ever found yourself nibbling your way through the refrigerator and pantry, searching for the perfect snack that might satisfy a dull hollow ache in your belly? I’ve met dogs and cats with severe gastrointestinal illness who have devoured socks, rugs and stuffed animals in what I suspect is an attempt to soothe a gut ache. Some of these pets may also gorge on grass to the point of vomiting.

The technical term for eating non-food items is pica. Just as pregnant women with nutritional deficiencies have been known to eat soap and soil to acquire missing nutrients, dogs and cats may eat things that are not considered acceptable food for medical reasons. For example, gobbling soil may indicate iron However, eating deficiency in an anemic grass can be a perfectly pet. (But it might also normal dietary habit for dogs and cats, especially in the spring and early summer months when your pictures, by either the grass shoots are fresh and tender. email or postal mail. All pictures received by mail Good intestinal will be returned after parasite protection scanning. and caution with yard pesticide application is , essential regardless of Editor why your pet is eating lschneider@ grass. Certain types of petjournalmidwest.com parasite larvae hang onto grass blades and might infect your pet when

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If — in addition to eating grass — your pet has a change of appetite, drooling, vomiting or soft stools, you should contact your veterinarian. A complete physical examination and laboratory work may be needed to evaluate your pet for underlying medical conditions. But if your otherwise fit and happy pet chomps grass once in a while, you can relax and enjoy the free lawn service!

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ingested. Annual fecal testing and heartworm prevention can reduce the likelihood your pet will have a problem with parasites that can be picked up from the yard, dog-parks, daycare, etc. If pesticides and fertilizers cannot be avoided on your lawn, make sure you follow label directions carefully regarding application and avoidance of treated areas.

(262) 628-3719

www.centerforavianrehab.org


AUGUST 2013

PET JOURNAL

Wisconsin’s Resource for Animals & Conservation

Animal Foundation & Pet Pantry of Wis. Keeping pets at home by providing food assistance for animals.

We Are In Need Of . . . ‡ Cat, Kitten, Dog, Puppy, Rabbit, Bird, Fish, & Reptile Food ‡ Litter - Pet Toys - Trash Bags - Toweling ‡ Monetary Donations Are Appreciated With these donations we are able to assist individuals in keeping their pets fed and at home.

www.AFPPW.org

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Bus: 920-428-PETS (7387) Toll Free: 888-924-2333 E-mail: petsathome@yahoo.com

The Animal Foundation & Pet Pantry is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit orginization

FREE ROAMING FELINES PROGRAM Is looking for Foster Homes and Forever Homes for Cats The Free Roaming Program of Manitowoc/Two Rivers is looking for people to help with fostering of indoor and outdoor cats, as well as Forever Homes for many cats in the Rescue. If you would like to help out please contact the Free Roaming Felines program at one of the numbers below. Rural Outdoor Caregivers Needed

If you can be a rural, outdoor caregiver, please contact Kathy or Monica. For more information on the ‘Foster Homes Needed!’ page on their website. Kathy 920-686-8899

Indoor Foster Homes Urgently Needed

The Free Roaming Feline Program is growing and needs volunteers and foster homes. If you would like to help please contact Kathy for a foster application.

freeroamingfelineprogram.webs.com

Monica 920-758-3373

Down to Earth NUTRITION

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER

HEALTH, BEHAVIORIAL, & EMOTIONAL CONSULTATIONS SAFE TOYS-RUBBER & ORGANIC MATERIALS RAW AND BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE DIETS GRAIN FREE TREATS & FOODS ALLERGY, SKIN, & RESPIRATORY RELIEF DIGESTION, IBS & DIARRHEA RELIEF HIP, JOINT & ACL TEAR SUPPORT

2331 Velp Ave ‡ Suite M ‡ Green Bay

(920) 434-2073


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Wisconsin’s Resource for Animals & Conservation

AUGUST 2013

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1415 Memorial Dr. Manitowoc, WI (920) 682-6558 http://www.memorialdrvc.vetsuite.com ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

Services Include: General & Preventive Medicine Surgical Services &Laser Surgery Dentistry & Digital Dental Radiography EKG with Cardiologist Consultation Exotic Medicine & Dentistry ‡Boarding

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Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm ‡ Sat 8am - 12pm Emergency Service Available for Established Clients

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DOG DAYCARE, PET MASSAGE, OVERNIGHTS, WALKING, SOCIALIZIATION, ONE-ON-ONE FOR YOUR FAVIORITE FRIENDS...

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AUGUST 2013

PET JOURNAL

Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resource for Animals & Conservation

SEYMOUR FEED & PET SUPPLY We Have Great Gifts for Bird Watchers & Animal Lovers! Dog Food

Pet Toys

Treats, Beds, Toys, Clothing, Chews and More!

Cat Food and Litter

Candles By Wick, Reed & Wood, Specialty Pet Odor Eliminator

COME TRY OUR DO-IT-YOURSELF DOG WASH!

Deer Feed and Attractants

Foods

We Carry These Fine Products: FROMM Chicken Soup for the Dog Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soul Nutri Source Blue Buffalo Loyall Nutro Canidae Taste of the Wild Holistic Select Diamond American Natural Premium Vital Essentials Wellness Core Great Life Natural Balance

for Rabbits, Goats, Chicken, Llamas, Wild Game and Wild Birds

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Horse Feed Supplies, Shampoo, Supplements, Halters and more

Nutrena Dealer Rabbit and Horse Feed

We Now Carry... ADM Horse & Rabbit Feed Equishine Horse Feed

Bird Baths

Fertilzer, Grass Seed, Deer Attactants, and Food Plots from Deer Creek Seed

Come see us for Pet, Bird and Small Animal Foods and Accessories

and Water Garden

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Â&#x2021; Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

239 E. WISCONSIN ST. SEYMOUR

920-833-0434

608.838.6115

spartananimalhospital.com contact@spartananimalhospital.com

Dr. Michael Wenninger

We are a Small and Exotic Animal practice that has been located in McFarland since 1987. We are committed to offering the highest quality care and services for you and your pets. Our compassionate doctors have over 30 years combined experience. Each veterinarian and team member is strongly devoted to the health and well-being of your pet.

Specializing in care of: t Reptiles (Snakes, Crocodilians, Lizards, Turtles & Tortoises) t Birds (All Species) t Small Animals (Rabbits, Rodents, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs & more) t Zoo Animals (Raccoons, Skunks, Sloths, Wallabies & more) t Dogs & Cats Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm Saturday 8:00am - noon

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