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9TH ANNUAL GREAT LAKES PET EXPO Penny Romansko, Great Lakes Pet Expo Press Release MILWAUKEE, WI. – Over 500 of Wisconsin’s furriest residents will strut their stuff and show off their talent at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Pet Expo on Super Bowl Saturday, February 2, 2013. Animal lovers big and small will have a blast at the biggest pre-game party in Southeast Wisconsin. Come out and cheer on the puppies in the Puppy Bowl. In the mood for kittens and puppies? A llama or minihorse? Maybe a reptile or two? Whether you’re looking to interact with hundreds of species or just kick back and watch a parade, the Great Lakes Family Pet Expo offers the best in show for family entertainment. This ninth annual charitable event will be held at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, WI. from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Expo will showcase hundreds of exhibits featuring captivating animal acts on the main stage, educational presentations, and hundreds of the newest pet products to hit the market. Watch local firefighters compete against canine agility stars or kick back and watch the dancing horses. Interact with over 300 animals available for adoption! Photo Courtesy of Legacy Studios
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Have you liked our Facebook pages yet? Are you following us on twitter? Or Thank you for reading the February, are you part of our Google Plus Circle? 2013 issue of Pet Journal. First off, I look See the Social Media Ad on page 18 to forward to meeting many of our readers ‘like’, ‘follow’ or ‘join our circle’. at the Great Lakes Pet Expo. This will be Pet Jounals 3rd year attending the Great Coming in March, Pet Journal will be Lakes Pet Expo. attending the Lucky 13 Spring Bling Alpaca Show (page 19) and the WBAY Pet You may have noticed on the title bar Expo (page 28). Be sure to look for Pet of this page a change from last month. Journal at both of these events! Issuu.com is now hosting the current and past issues of Pet Journal, in an easy Coming in the next couple months to read digest format. Have you wanted there will be more articles on reptiles to use a coupon in the paper, but not from the Dane Area Herpetological Sociwanted to cut it out? Well now you can ety. Pet Journal still needs writers to covprint indivdual pages from issue.com. er book reviews, ecology news, aquatic Just go to issuu.com/petjournalmidwest life, and our farm section. If you would to view our back issues. The archives like more information, please email me. section of the website is in the process Our columnists would love to hear your of being updated to go directly to is- questions. Contact information is found suu.com. The ‘Find Pet Journal’ section at the end of their respective columns! on page 19 has been replaced with our NEW ‘Farm Page’ section, please go to Pet Journal is looking for volunteers to issues.petjournalmidwest.com/location. assist in the delivery of Pet Journal each html to view our current list of distribu- month. Time commitments are minimal tion locations. New locations are being at a few hours per month to deliver to added each month. locations in your area.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 - 9th Annual Great Lakes Pet Expo
14 - Kids Reading to Canines
5 - About our Cover Model Editors Notes
16 - Photos of your Pets
6 - Holistic & Natural Options for You & Your Pets hosted by C. Larson hosted by K. Hoelzell
7 - Pet Product Reviews by S. Minaker
8 - February Calendar 9 - Ask Scrappy!
hosted by Scrappy the Pit Bull
by N. Vandenberg
10 - Getting Crabby from The Practical Pet Vet
hosted by T. Pool
11 - Pet Adoption Section Pet Journal newspaper is publish by LSRB Media, LLC, on a monthly basis and is available free of charge to readers at various locations in the region that it is printed. The views represented by Columnists or Contributors in Pet Journal do not necessarily represent the views of Pet Journal or its parent company LSRB Media, LLC. Questions or comments regarding content can be made to email@example.com or by calling our offices at: (920) 393-4818. Pet Journal is always on the lookout for new advertiser’s if you are interested in advertising with us please contact our advertising department at advertising@ petjournalmidwest.com. To contact Pet Journal by mail, please send all correspondence to our mailbox at: Pet Journal, Attn: Advertising Department 3120 S. Business Dr., Suite 270, Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524. If you have any questions for a specific columnist, please contact them via the email at the end of their respective columns. If you have a questions for a specific department, please contact them via their email address list below. Event Submissions ........................... firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution Location Requests ... email@example.com Pet Journal Archives ....................... firstname.lastname@example.org Pet Photo Submissions ................. email@example.com
12 - Eco News Spend the New Year watching eagles soar over Wisconsin rivers from WI DNR
Public invited to submit water quality data from WI DNR
13 - Pruning of trees in winter can help reduce the spread of Oak Wilt from WI DNR
New Biologist takes the reins as Wisconsin Sturgeon Specialist from WI DNR
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17 - Amazing Grace Equine in Wisconsin is Verified by Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Press Release
Ask the Vet
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18 - Zoo News The ‘O’ in HIPPO: Over-exploitation by A. Kawski
Pet Journal Social Media Information 19 - Farm News REINS Therapeutic Riding Program is now accepting pre-registration Press Release
The Alpacas are coming!
Word Search Answers 20 - Grooming your Pets hosted by D. Schmidt
Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family
21 - Pet Journal Word Search 22 - Pet Journal Classifieds 24 - Upcoming Events 25 - Additional Press Releases
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HOLISTIC AND NATURAL OPTIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS FLU SEASON...
KELP FOR EVERY BODY
by Karey Hoelzel, Holistic & Natural Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org Both ours and our pets’ flu viruses have reared their ugly heads... Yes, there is also a Canine flu virus out there and our pets have no immunity to it. But before you get too upset about that news, (the sky is not falling) the best way to deal with a possible flu outbreak is to outsmart it by being prepared! Keeping your immune system, and your pets’ immune system, firing on all eight cylinders is the best defense. Let’s start by adding supplements to our pets’ diets. Don’t count on manufactured dog foods to supply a reliable source of vitamins. Since vitamins for the most part are destroyed by heat (the extruding process), it doesn’t make any difference how much the manufactures claim they put in the food; the vitamins will still be destroyed (or crippled to the point of being useless.) A few years ago a popular store brand dog food promoted itself on TV, claiming they added yogurt to their food – how wonderful! However, I’m not disputing that they added yogurt to their food, but once again, the heating process for extruding the food killed the beneficial bacteria in the yogurt – so what was the point!! The TV ad was removed from the airways not too long after it had started. I’m sure that the dog food companies do add the supplements that they claim to – but in the tons of dog food made on any given day, how much do you think made it into that 40lb. bag you bought today? It doesn’t matter what brand you buy or where you buy it, in my opinion supplements are most reliable when you add them to our pets’ diet yourself. You are then in control of the amount and the frequency and most importantly, the quality. Let’s start with Vitamin C...
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Kelp is a general description of sev- Often, stool eating (in pets) can be elimieral types of Brown Algae used as Sea nated by adding kelp to the diet. Start Vegetables. Kelp has a very high con- by feeding a species appropriate diet, centration of iodine and has been used and add kelp to provide easy to utilize for centuries to treat goiter and thyroid minerals. Pica is often a craving for issues. The health benefits of Sea Veg- missing minerals in the system. etables are vast due to the large variety to trace minerals provided in a serving. Kelp may also lower blood pressure, Many of us (pets and people) are eat- alleviate constipation (by retaining waing more processed foods and tend to be ter in the colon) and also facilitates the deficient in minerals and live enzymes. elimination of intestinal parasites! The Kelp is a great way to add these nutri- Fucoxanthin content in kelp helps to prevent both breast and prostate cancers. Calcium ascorbate is a PH-neutral, ents into our diet. Often used to detoxify and cleanse, kelp slightly bitter powder. Many health pracKombu (dried sheets of kelp) is a very is also useful in eliminating toxic heavy titioners are of the opinion that calcium important ingredient in Chinese, Japametals and reduces the absorption of ascorbate gives the best results. nese, and Korean cuisines. Kombu is Barium and Radioactive Strontium-90. Sodium Ascorbate is another read- used to flavor broths and stews, as a Available in powders, capsules and ily available and easily absorbed source garnish for rice and other dishes, and as a vegetable. When cooking rice, quinoa, sheets of dried leaves, Kelp is easy to of Vitamin C, PH-neutral powder with a or soups and stews simply add a sheet add to everyone’s diet. Small pets only slightly saline taste. It has been shown of Kombu to the pot, even if you remove need 1/16 of a teaspoon. Medium pets to stay in the system twice as long as the sheet before serving you will have 1/8 of a teaspoon and large pets ¼ teaAscorbic Acid. This form of Vitamin C imparted many of the properties into spoon. can be used in low doses in you dogs diet, especially in Addisons Disease is your dish. Simply shredding the softLoaded with B vitamins, zeaxanthin, suspected. Checking with your pets’ ened Kombu into the dish is flavorful and healthy. You may fi nd you need less salt fucoxanthin, chromium, iron, potassium, health care provider is always your best because of all the minerals provided. A magnesium, calcium, biotin and many option. salt and kelp sprinkle is available to sea- others, Kelp is good for your body! Another supplement to consider is co- son everything from eggs to popcorn. conut oil. The canine flu virus is a Lipid Kombu can also be added when cooking coated virus. The medium – chain fatty beans to help convert indigestible sugars Down To Earth Grooming Seminar acids in coconut oil kills most strains of and fibers to alleviate flatulence. Guest Speaker Stephanie from Noah’s flu virus and taken daily should be effecThe iodine in kelp is associated with Ark Mobile Groom Spa will be joining tive against the canine flu. improved hair condition, alleviating goi- us on Monday, February 18th at 6:30 Get the right type of coconut oil. There ter, treating hypothyroidism, and weight to share with us some of her favorite are two types: Refined coconut oil (of- loss (associated with thyroid hormone grooming tips. ten labeled RBD for Refined Bleached production). We see many cases of bald and Deodorized.) Most RBD coconut oil patches; unhealthy dry hair and shedis inexpensive, bland and odorless – it ding clear up with the addition of kelp see ELP on page 7 doesn’t contain all of the nutrients found to the diet. in unrefined coconut oil. The coconuts used to produce it are low quality and chemicals like chorine and hexane are “A Fitting Tribute to a Faithful Friend” used in the refining process. Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week extra charges after 7 pm Unrefined or “virgin” coconut oil is made from fresh coconuts, and retains most of the nutrients found in fresh coconuts. Check your labels, they should say cold pressed, not refined, deionized or bleached, organic made without pesticides, GMO’s or hexane. Calcium Ascorbate is necessary for the breakdown of protein and seems to be accepted and utilized well by most dogs. Being a water soluble vitamin, it is flushed through the body in a matter of hours and cannot be stored so it must be fed to your dog with each meal and is easily absorbed anywhere in the intestinal tract. (The ascorbate form of Vitamin C is thought to be the most gentle and cause the fewest side effects.)
A fairly common misconception is that dogs don’t need Vitamin C because Most dogs find coconut oil very tasty they produce their own. While it is very true they do produce their own, it is not and will readily eat it off a spoon – or enough to maintain good health, espe- add it into their food – but, start out slowly. The optimum dose for dogs is cially in our polluted environment. 1tsp per 10 pounds of body weight for Ester C is non-acidic with a neutral PH, dogs, or 1TBS per 30 pounds. and does not cause gastrointestinal upset.
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I never would have guessed I would write an article on aquarium products. I didn’t think it was that big of a market. But after learning that 44%+ of pet owners are fish owners, I decided it was long overdue.
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These are general guidelines, as some dogs need less and others more. Don’t start with the amounts mentioned – introduce coconut oil in small amounts and in divided doses. Start with 1/4tsp per day and gradually increase the amount every few days.
The reptile education area provides chills and thrills to those daring enough to enter and interact with snakes, gators, spiders, lizards, and more. All new in 2013, the Expo features a speed dating area where you can hang out with and meet your future family “mate.” Visit our New Product Showcase area to view all of the Too much oil to fast may result in loose new products offered and enter to win stool or diarrhea. one or all of the products. Coconut oil isn’t the only coconut product that’s good for dogs, fresh or dried coconut is an excellent source of natural dietary fiber and dogs enjoy and benefit from the same coconut flakes or shredded coconut used by us human companions. Just be sure the products you use are unsweetened and free from chemical preservatives.
“This event has become a favorite of area pet lovers” said Penny Romasko, Expo Director. “This year’s event will incorporate several new exhibitors and activities for pet lovers.” There is no charge for kids under 12 this year so bring the entire family. Adult Admission is $6. Bring in nonperishable food items for Feeding America and receive $1 off your ticket price! All proceeds from the Stay healthy – Gain knowledge, pass event benefit AWARE, a nonprofit orgait forward. nization dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals in Wisconsin. For more information about this event and Editor’s Notes: Karey Hoelzel owns about other activities offered through Critters Pet Nutrition, Neenah, WI. Her AWARE, visit www.awarewisconsin.com. shop caters to those who prefer natural and holistic free range foods for dogs Like the Great Lakes Pet Expo on and cats, offering grain free, raw frozen Facebook to hear more about the acts and freeze dried foods and treats, natu- and products to be featured at the Expo. ral supplements and Young Living Essen- Great Lakes Pet Expo www.petexpomiltial Oils. waukee. Copyright 2013, Karey Hoelzel.
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F EBRUARY 2013 SUNDAY Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI Nature Center: 8 am - 4:30 pm Habitrek: 9 am - 4:30 pm NEW Zoo, Green Bay, WI
MONDAY Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc, WI Mon - Sat: 7 am - 3 pm Sunday: Closed Menominee Zoo, Oshkosh, WI Closed till May
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FRIDAY 1 GLAAS Fundraiser, Memory Photography of Ripon, Tuesdays thru Fridays through March 29th, 920 7487231. See press release on
Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, Tues. & Thurs. 4 pm - 7 pm & 1st Saturday 9 am - 2 pm. Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
Great Lakes Pet Expo, Wisconsin State Fair Park, 10 am - 5 pm. See ad on page 28.
Frosty Family Fun Night, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 5 - 8 pm. See event poster on page 24.
R.E.A.D., Ripon Public Library, 10 - 12 pm. See
Daily 9 am - 6 pm
event poster on page 24.
Animal Stories for Preschoolers, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 am. See
event poster on page 24.
R.E.A.D., Ripon Public Baby - Ready Pets, Dane County Humane Library, 5:30 - 7 pm. See Society, 5132 Vonges event poster on page 24. Rd, Madison, 6 - 7 pm. Attend this event to
learn how to prepare your pets and yourself for the new changes your baby will make in the household dynamic. For more information call 608-838-0413 ext. 115.
CHINESE New Year
to something delicious from Orange Leaf on Feb. 7th and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Dane Co. Humane Society. For more information call 608-838-0413 ext. 185.
R.E.A.D., Ripon Public Library, 5:30 - 7 pm. See
A Yappy Hour Singles Event at the Dog Haus, 410 Atlas Ave., Madison, 4 - 7 pm.
event poster on page 24.
of a kind scavenger hunt at Devils Head Ski Resort! Register at 9am with teams of 2 for a $10 donation to the Dane Co. Humane Society. For more information call 608-838-0413 ext. 185.
Great Backyard Bird Count, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 9:30 am. See event
Kids Reading to Canines, Kaukauna Public Library, 10 - 11 am. See press release on
poster on page 24.
Dane Co. Humane Society and Dog Haus Daycare present The Singles Event of the Year! Register at the door with a $10 donation. For more information call 608-838-0413 ext. 185.
Ski-Scavenger Hunt with New Belguim, Devils Head Ski Resorst, S6330 Bluff Rd, Merrimac, 9 - 4 pm. Check out this one
Orange Leaf, Americas Frozen Yogurt, 842 Old Sauk Rd, Middleton, 11 am - 11 pm. Treat your sweetie
Ice Fishing Workshop, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 am noon. See event poster on page 24.
R.E.A.D., Ripon Public Cross Country Skiing, Library, 5:30 - 7 pm. See Bay Beach Wildlife
Animal Stories for Preschoolers, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 pm. See event
event poster on page 24.
Sanctuary, 6 pm.
See event poster on page 24.
R.E.A.D., Ripon Public Library, 5:30 - 7 pm. See
event poster on page 24.
Monona Library Information Fair, Monona Public Library, 1000 Nichols Rd., Monona, 4:30 - 7 pm. Stop
Madison Winter Festival Frosty Dog Jog, Capital Square, Downtown Madison, 10 am. Does your dog love to play in the snow - just like you? Hit the road and join us for the 2013 Frosty 5K Dog Jog and Walk. $25 registration fees benefit the Dane Co. Humane Society. 608-8380413 ext. 185.
9th Annual Mardi Paws Casino Night, Holiday Inn Neenah Riverwalk, fundraiser for Eastshore Humane Association, 6 - 10:30 j pm. See ad on page 15.
poster on page 24.
March 16-17 March 22-24 Lucky 13 Spring Bling Alpaca Show, Tri County Ice Arena, Neenah. See press release on page 19.
WBAY Pet Expo, Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Green Bay. See ad on page 28.
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SCRAPPY Greetings and salutations to all my friends! It’s February and it’s time for another column of answers to questions (hint) and my thoughts on various topics. I hope everyone had a great and safe New Year’s celebration and are sticking to those resolutions. I know it’s hard to stick to anything that changes your daily routine, especially something that will, likely, require work on your part. The way I look at it is, you have to suffer through it because most of these resolutions will improve your life and health in some way. Like staying on a diet, cutting back on or stopping bad habits (insert your specific bad habit here), or beginning an exercise program. I never understood why people have such a hard time sticking with things that will help them. You certainly have no issues sticking with things which are bad for you. It’s all very confusing to me. I suppose that’s one of the many mysteries of human beings. As for me, I’m a very determined dog and when I decide to do something, that something gets done (no snickering from anyone at home). With that in mind, I am now a reformed bunny chaser. I have vowed to leave my fuzzy little friends alone. We have reached a détente and decided to work together to maintain a stress free environment in the yard. Now, if I can do that, you can easily walk away from that yummy, warm, delicious, right from the oven, cookies. Okay, so maybe it’s not that easy. Though what can one or two cookies do to your diet? They’re so small and you can just cut back on something else tomorrow. Actually, if you cut back on one thing for a week, you could eat all the cookies. Wait, I’m sorry, I’ve been no help at all and led you down a path of diet destruction. I’m just glad those kind of decisions aren’t relevant to me. I’ll pray for you. Oh yeah, I forgot to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” at the start of the column. All this talk about ruined diets and fattening food reminded me about the holiday. I hope everyone will get to spend it with someone they love. On the other hand, if not someone, maybe something. I for one am going to spend Valentine’s Day with a large box of dog bones. Thinking about it, I believe the dog bones are actually better than spending the holiday with someone. They’re great Valentine’s date. No need to spend weeks trying to read their minds to figure out what kind of gift will not make them angry or disappointed.
I don’t have to worry about them returning my affection or if that affection is even heartfelt. All they have to do is be there for me and when the date is done, I eat them. How many of you can say the same about your Valentine’s date? Wait, I don’t want to know. This is the wrong holiday for the whole zombie thing to rear its undead head. My little kitty friend and sometimes co-author, Misty, will be spending her Valentine’s Day with the most important thing in the world to her, her kitty shelf/ throne/observation deck and maybe one of those crystal goblets filled with some kind of overpriced cat food. On that note, if I ever hear anyone in the house tapping a spoon on said goblet as a way to call the queen to her throne, I’m leaving. I don’t know where I’ll go, but some place far away, maybe northern Canada. You see, this perch gives her the ability to look down her nose at the rest of the world and judge them inferior because they’re not all cats. If you have a kitty, especially an older, aloof, Queen of the household, kind of kitty, you know what I’m talking about. Well, however and with whomever you spend it, I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Enjoy all the chocolate and treats that come with the holiday and don’t worry about that diet resolution. Just remember to cut back a little further on the diet for a day, week, month, or whatever it takes to compensate for all the yummy treats. You gotta live, right? It’s February and that means spring is just around the corner and I won’t hear otherwise. I don’t have to be reasonable or understand the changing seasons, I’m a dog. Remember, you guys think we live in the moment and have no sense of passing time, so I’m living up to your expectations and stating that spring is just around the corner. Besides I’m really getting tired of all these meteorologists interrupting my favorite shows to go on endlessly about winter storms. I understand the public needs to have details regarding the storm, but it seems like they pick the very moment in the show when something critical is happening. You’re watching a tension filled scene where Brenda is talking very seriously with her lawyer, just then the weather person comes on and starts yapping about the weather, he finally finishes and when you return to the show, you find Brenda has divorced Brad and moved to Brazil with Juan to raise chickens . I know what you’re thinking, when did Juan start raising chickens? We’ll never know thanks to the weather forecasters. Hey, while were talking about storms, I always wondered why they name storms after people.
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INVADERS by Noelle Vandenberg, Pet Journal Contributor BUGS Inside Our Dog? Bacteria, a.k.a Bugs, are in every body. Inside the intestinal tract, they can have numbers in the billions! That means there are billions of microorganisms, or bugs, inside your dog! Not all bacteria or bugs are bad however. What’s important is balance, creating the most “friendly” internal environment, in turn working towards optimal health for your dog. Getting Started One of the keys to good health is starting from the inside and some focus needs to be spent on the gut a.k.a the intestinal tract. Intestinal Tract This organ has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to everyday things and the bottom line. The gut is not only the most active part of our dog’s inside, it’s also responsible for how food is broken down, absorbed and what nutrients can be best used towards our dog’s health. Does your dog need a boost? Some indictators: • Skin problems • Weight/Digestion Issues • Re-occurring ear infections • Foul Smelling Ears, often with dark wax • Itching, Scratching, Chewing • Stinky feet • Low Energy • Sensitivity • Possible allergies…
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ASK THE ALPHA DOG by Tamara Pool, Pet Journal Columnist email@example.com This month I am going to talk about the logistics of moving into a new home with your dog. Moving to a new home can be very stressful…especially for your furry friend. Don’t make the mistake of assuming everything will be fine. Dogs are notoriously bad with change in schedule or environment. Here are some simple tips to get you and your finicky friend through the tough transition.
GETTING CRABBY from The Practical Pet Vet blog Quick. When I say “family pet” what do you think of? A friendly, floppy-tongued dog? A sleek, sly-eyed cat? Maybe if you live rurally, the image of a handsome horse or frisky goat pops into your head. A Google image search for “family pet” returns a plethora of photos of people with their dogs; however, photos of kids with a duck, chicken and a giant boa constrictor also dot the first webpage. My family currently shares our home with two dogs and two cats, wonderful but common mammals. Last spring we got a little adventurous and invited a lovely juvenile corn snake into our midst. Having successfully adjusted to reptile care, we recently branched out to hermit crabs. Our first hermit crab was a Christmas present for our preschooler. At the time, I thought that was a strange, potentially painful gift for a 3-year-old. I was wrong. Hermit crabs are not slimy, stinky or especially dangerous. They have distinct personalities and are surprisingly social. When we visited the pet store to pick out our first crab (named Gooby by our son), we handled numerous crabs in order to find the perfect pet. Most were shy and pulled into their shells with their large claw effectively “blocking the door”. Gooby, however, poked out his legs and began climbing around my hand. He (we later learned) was cautious as we took turns looking at and petting him, but his retreats into his shell were momentary. The one and only pinch the kids or I have yet received was at the pet store on my thumb. It was more surprising than painful! Gooby has since been joined by a similarly-sized hermit crab named Crab (also named by the preschooler). When selecting Crab, we were more concerned with size than temperament, trying to reduce the chance of one of the crabs killing the other for its shell. Crab was initially somewhat timid, but has begun to “come out of its shell” with gentle handling. Crab’s sex is undetermined at this time. While Gooby is a bit of an exhibitionist, stretching far out of his shell to reveal his lack of gonopores (the sign of maleness), Crab is still a bit more reserved.
Our curiosity will remain unsatisfied for as long Crab decides to stay close to home. There is no pulling a hermit crab from its shell against its will. Apparently it would rather die first. We are still waiting for the first shell upgrade which might allow us to glimpse Crab or Gooby’s full hermit crab body in all its glory. In anticipation of The Move, we have provided several empty shells with openings just slightly larger than our crabs’ largest claw. In their natural environment, hermit crabs are primarily land dwellers. In fact, their primary requirement for salt water is to breed. Breeding in captivity is unlikely, so it doesn’t actually matter if Crab is a boy or girl! In addition to being relatively easy to care for — our inexpensive all-inclusive pet store crabitat will keep our duo going for a while — hermit crabs are not known to transmit zoonotic diseases to people. This is in contrast to aquatic pet turtles and many reptiles which can transmit Salmonella bacteria to their handlers. Even so, we all practice thorough handwashing after playing with our hermit crabs just to be on the safe side. The hermit crab is a crustacean in the phylum Arthropoda to which insects and arachnids such as spiders also belong. This relationship information is important to me because while I admire spiders from afar I do not think I would like to cuddle a Tarantula. Yet I have found I absolutely adore playing with our spiderlike hermit crabs. The firm, cool grip of their exoskeletal limbs, their cute beady on-stalk eyes and wiggly antennae, and their funny, friendly antics have made me a crab convert!
• Talk to your vet at least 3 weeks before the move to determine if your pet will need medication for nervousness or car sickness. There are also many natural remedies out there that can calm your dog’s anxiety. • Gather the supplies your pet will need during the move – food, water, medications, medical records, bedding and toys. It also helps to bring along some of your dirty laundry because the familiar scent of these belongings is comforting to your pet. • Keep your pet away from the moving-day activity by confining him to a room where he feels safe. Otherwise your pet could become frightened and bolt out the door unnoticed. It’s difficult to pack, move furniture, and keep an eye on your pet at the same time. Maybe you have a friendly place where your pet can stay during the packing and moving. Perhaps a neighbor, friend or boarding kennel. As much as possible, try not to disrupt his daily routine. • Be sure your dog has a tag with your new phone number or the number of a friend so there will be someone to contact if your pet gets lost during the move. • Unpack and settle in a bit before turning your pet loose in the house. Make your scent prevalent in the new house.
Keep doors to extra rooms closed and limit what they have access to until they become more comfortable. Slowly allow access to other rooms as they become accustomed to their new home. • If possible, arrange their belongings in the same general area and order as they were in the old house. This will limit the confusion. • Walk them around the house, yard and block. Do this many times to acclimate them to the area and socialize with the new neighbors and their pets. • Keep all new experiences good ones. If they develop a fear of a certain house or driveway in the neighborhood, it could be for something as simple as you getting frustrated with them the first time you walked past it. The one bad experience caused a problem that will be harder to deal with. Most importantly, be patient, loving and reassuring with your pet. This will help them to adjust fairly quickly to their new home. The more confident you are in your new surroundings, the quicker they will be able to become the happy, confident dog that you love. As the Alpha Dog, you will set the tone for their new life.
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Sweet, quiet and a bit on the shy side, Charlie is a gentle orange and white cat looking for a forever home to love him the rest of his days. Brought to WCHS as a stray, Charlie has spent some time in foster care to get some extra TLC. He enjoys being pet and brushed, but would do best in a home without infants or toddlers. Good around all personalities of cats, Charlie has slept next to friendly cats and is tolerant of crabby ones. He has seen dogs but prefers not to interact with them. While he is good with all humans, he does not like to be carried around. If you feel you have the quiet home that Charlie would be comfortable in, please come into the shelter and spend some time with him. Washington Co. Humane Society, www. washingtoncountyhumane.org.
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Roxie is a Pug/beagle (AKA Puggle). She’s a nice blend of activity but also loves to be with people and sit on a lap. Roxie currently lives with another dog so we think she’d be fine with a dog in her new home but would also be happy as an “only” because she likes attention. No cats for Roxie, her prey drive is high. She has never lived with any kids or teens but visiting of either would be OK. Please go to: www. labsnmorerescue.petfinder.com/ to read more about Roxie. She is currently living in Milwaukee,WI.
the staff has given me the nickname of Monty! I love to wag my tail at everyone I meet. I am house-trained and love people! I will need an owner that is willing to work with me on my leash training. I am such a sweet guy that I even got someone to sponsor me so I have no adoption fee! I am currently microchipped and current on vaccinations. I could be all yours as long as I am neutered within 30 days of my adoption. I can’t wait to meet you! Please call the OAHS at 920-835-1738 or visit the shelter website at: www.ocontoareahumane.org for more details about me!
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Greetings! My name is Leonard! I’m an adorable little lad who came to live at Happily Ever After as a tiny baby in April, 2012. My siblings and I were surrendered by an elderly couple in Wild Rose, WI. I love cuddling, and even more than that, I love PLAYING! Do you have a spot in your home for me? I promise to provide you with lots of good times! Hugs, Leonard **Leonard is currently located at the Petco-West Adoption Station in Green Bay, WI www. happilyeverafter.org.
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Hello! My name is Chico and if you want to know how much the people at OAHS love pets, then you just have to hear my story. I came in as a young guy who didn’t know much about manners or commands. Because I have so much energy I would jump and act kind of crazy. So they are sending me to school with a volunteer. I’m so smart! I’d venture to say I’m the star of the class. I’m such a nice guy but I just needed a chance to prove myself. OAHS gave me that chance. Now I’m looking for a forever family. Could you give me the opportunity to show you how great I am? You can find me at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society at 1925 Shelter Ct in Oshkosh. www.oahs.org.
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Hey! Riley’s the name, and lovin’s my game! I’m an outrageously affectionate Casanova in need of a new love shack, so to speak. See, my owner became too ill to care for me anymore, and while I miss her, I’m hoping for a fresh start with a new, loving person or people (even better!). I’m a quiet, unassuming fellow, but I warm up pretty quickly, and then the fun starts! I’d also really appreciate another feline for companionship, especially since I like to play (yes, I’m a “senior” kitty, but does that mean I have to act like one?). Oh, and I need my greens, so some cat grass would be lovely, too. That would be the “life of Riley” for me! I’m not asking for the moon, am I? Come meet me! Come find me at the DCHS, www.giveshelter.org.
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With fur that is black as night and a personality that is bright as day, Coal is looking for his new forever family. Transferred to WCHS from Dunn County Humane Society due to overcrowding, Coal originally came to the shelter as a stray. A fan of counter surfing and stealing food from little fingers, he needs a home with children over 12 that will understand his quirks. Coal is wonderful with other dogs, but is a bit to pushy and over interested in cats. Due to this reason a home with no felines would be best. We guarantee you’ll loving getting Coal this winter! Washington County Humane Society, www.washingtoncountyhumane.org.
Legend is a laid back 15 year old Standardbred wo raced several years as a 2 & 3 yr old till an injury finished his racing career. Legend is not sound for riding, due arthritis and permanent degenerative damage. While Legend will likely never be a trailhorse... he can still offer someone his heart and soul! Please consider giving this tall, dark and handsome sweetheart a forever pasture to call his own. Applications can be downloaded from our website www. rescuehorses.org.
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Have a ball with Kaiah! This beautiful 2.5-year-old female Australian Shepherd mix is sure to add some excitement to your life! Kaiah loves chasing after tennis balls and tossing around her favorite plush toys. She always is ready to put a smile on your face with her silly and fun antics. After a good play session, Kaiah loves to get plenty of belly rubs as the two of you relax together! For more information on Kaiah, or any of our other canine companions available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, please visit www.ozaukeehumane. org, or call (262)377-7580.
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Hey there, I’m Timmy! I’m a handsome little man that came to live at Happily Ever After in the summer of 2012. I’m one of the sweetest little guys around! While I love playing with my kitty friends, what I really want is a forever home with some kind humans who will snuggle with me all the time! Are you in the market for a snuggly feline? If so, look no further! Love, Timmy. www.heappilyeverafter.org.
ECO NEWS SPEND THE NEW YEAR WATCHING EAGLES SOAR OVER WISCONSIN RIVERS Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov BOSCOBEL – Wisconsin residents “In years where we have really cold should have plenty of opportunities weather and a lot of the smaller streams again this January and February to view and rivers flowing into Wisconsin River bald eagles congregating along the Wis- are frozen, the eagles that want fish for consin, Mississippi and Fox rivers, state lunch are forced to concentrate on open wildlife officials say. water and the numbers will be higher than when more of the streams are Citizens can enjoy a growing number open,” said Goltz. of eagle watching events in communities along these rivers as the birds move During January 2012, there were 186 to their traditional open-water winter eagles counted during the survey, comhaunts in search of fish and other food. pared to 473 in 2011, a year with colder temperatures. The 20 year average for New this year, local partners are put- this survey is 196 eagles in January. ting on an eagle watching event in the This year’s aerial survey is set for Jan. Fox Valley on Jan. 26, joining a slate of 8, and Goltz expects the birds to be a longer running celebrations and educa- little more spread out, given that there tional programs held along the other riv- are still more streams and rivers with ers: Bald Eagle Watching Days in Prairie open water. du Sac and Sauk City on Jan. 18-19; Eagles on Ice in Alma on Jan. 19; Bald EaRon Eckstein, a retired DNR wildlife gle Appreciation Day in Prairie du Chien biologist who long led eagle recovery efon Feb. 23; Bald Eagle Days in Cassville forts in Wisconsin, notes that the eagles on Jan. 26 and 27, and Eagle Day in Fer- congregating along Wisconsin rivers in ryville on March 2. winter are adults that typically breed in northern Minnesota and Ontario in the More information and links to these summer and winter down here in search events, and more information about of open water. The other big group of bald eagles in Wisconsin can be found eagles to view during winter months inon DNR’s bald eagle feature page. cludes immature eagles hatched earlier in the year. “They are recovering so well as a species in North America and nesting Adult eagles that nest in Wisconsin in pretty high numbers along Wiscon- are very territorial and want to stay in sin’s major rivers, so there should be their territory as long as possible. “A good opportunities to see them again small portion of these birds from the this year,” says Dan Goltz, Department northern part of the state moves south of Natural Resources wildlife biologist into central and southern for part of the based in Boscobel and part of a team time in January,” said Eckstein. that conducts annual aerial surveys along the Wisconsin River, from the PeThe eagles wintering along the Fox tenwell Dam to the Mississippi River. River tend to be local Green Bay eagles. Green Bay is not as much in the migraEach winter, hundreds of bald eagles tory path of bald eagles that nest in congregate along areas of the Wisconsin northern Minnesota and Ontario. and Mississippi rivers where they feed on fish in the open water below dams. Dick Nikolai, wildlife biologist in ApWildlife officials say this is the largest pleton, says that the number of eagles concentration of wintering bald eagles in congregating on the Fox River has been the lower 48 states, offering some of the going steadily up since the first eagle best eagle viewing in the nation. Bald was seen in the early 1990s, and the eagles, listed in the 1970s on state and first nesting eagle was documented in federal endangered species lists, have the late 1980s, and has really taken off recovered under protections for the since 2008. species and for their nesting and feeding habits, and also with the ban on the pesticide DDT, which had contributed to Puppy Recommended poor chick hatching rtes. They were removed from the state list in 1997 and TOP KNOT TAIL WAGGERS the federal list a decade later.
In recent years, concentrations of wintering bald eagles have been observed in new areas of the state. For example, in January 2012, people reported 24 eagles on Lake Monona in Madison, 68 eagles at Kaukauna, 45 at Green Bay and 50 to 100 at various agricultural fields in southwestern Wisconsin, according to the most recent eagle and osprey survey report. Goltz says it’s hard to predict from year to year how many eagles will be seen; the number fluctuates wildly and depends a lot on ice conditions.
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PUBLIC INVITED TO SUBMIT WATER QUALITY DATA Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov Info can help determine 2014 list of impaired lakes and rivers MADISON – Citizens around Wisconsin are invited to submit information they’ve collected about streams, rivers and lakes to feed into the state’s biennial process for determining which waters do not meet water quality standards. The Department of Natural Resources will use information received by the close of business March 1, 2013, to help assess the condition of Wisconsin’s water bodies and develop the state’s list of impaired waters and biennial water quality report, which the agency must submit to Congress under federal Clean Water Act rules.
“Water quality data from our partners are used to compare against standards, which is often the first step in the management of our water resources. Assessing these data helps us determine the health of a lake or stream, and which management actions may be necessary to improve water quality,” says Larson. The agency is interested in receiving all types of water quality data and information for lakes and rivers – called surface waters – particularly data collected between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2012. Data must be submitted in a specific format to allow for efficient analysis, and meet the quality assurance and regulatory decision-making needs associated with these programs.
“DNR is committed to working together with our nonprofit partners, local More information about data quality governments, community-based water requirements and how to submit data management organizations and citizens can be found on the DNR’s water quality across the state to help meet our water assessment page. quality data needs,” says Aaron Larson, DNR’s Impaired Waters List coordinator. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Larson (608) 264-6129; Bob MasEvery two years, people have the op- nado (608) 267-7662 portunity to submit their data for use in developing assessment reports that can help steer scarce state resources to clean up lakes and rivers. The department considers that information along with internal monitoring data and other assessments.
He attributes the rise in eagles in the Green Bay area in winter to the Fox River cleanup, the dams and paper mills along the river that create open water, a warmer winter climate and abundant gizzard shad in the Winnebago System and along the Fox River. “Coming to work today, January 2, I saw five or six eagles so I am going to say the opportunities are definitely there,” said Nikolai. He is working with other groups to offer the first official eagle watching day – January 26 at 1,000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna. Other partners include the NE Wisconsin Alliance and various municipalities. “The main reason we’re having the event is to alert people that we have this resource in our backyard during the winter time, and to highlight the importance of the paper industry, the locks and the cleanup that make it all possible,” he said. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Goltz, (608) 485-0876; Dick Nikolai, (920) 832-1804
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PRUNING TREES IN WINTER CAN HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD OF OAK WILT Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON – Winter is a good time for tree pruning, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tree health experts. Winter pruning greatly reduces the likelihood of spreading oak wilt and other tree diseases, and minimizes pruning stress on trees.
Tips to help make pruning beneficial for trees Before pruning, consider these guidelines that will support the tree’s health: Trees should be pruned throughout their entire life, with more attention paid during the first 10 years (every other or every third year) to foster strong structural or “scaffold” limbs. Once proper structure is established, pruning can occur less often (about every five years) to maintain the structure and remove larger pieces of dead wood.
“The best time to prune trees in Wisconsin isn’t in April; it’s during winter when a tree is dormant,” according to Don Kissinger, DNR urban forester. “Insects and diseases that could attack an open wound on a pruned tree aren’t ac“Pruning should not take more than 25 tive in winter. And without leaves, bro- percent of the live crown of a tree while ken, cracked or hanging limbs are easier the lower third of established trunks of to see and prune.” deciduous trees should be free of limbs,” Kissinger said. Timing is especially critical when pruning oak trees. DNR foresters recommend Kissinger encourages people to review that people stop pruning, wounding, or the DNR pruning brochure. He offers cutting oak trees from April through July these tips for tree pruning: in order to limit the spread of oak wilt. A • Remove limbs growing toward the more cautious approach limits pruning in ground. urban areas until October 1. Oak wilt is • Remove limbs that are crossing, ruba devastating fungal disease of oaks that bing, or growing parallel to one anhas been present in the state for at least other, competing for the same space 70 years. It spreads from tree to tree by in the tree crown. either “hitchhiking” on sap-feeding bee- • Remove limbs growing vertically or tles that are attracted to freshly pruned toward the interior of the tree. or injured trees or by growing through • Remove broken, cracked, diseased, root grafts between neighboring trees. or dead limbs. • Maintain one central trunk or “leadRed oaks, which include red, pin, and er” for as long as possible. black oak, are particularly vulnerable to • Never remove so many interior oak wilt. Once wilting symptoms appear, branches that leaves are only presthese trees die very quickly, often within ent at the outside edge of the tree. a month. • Never prune a branch flush to the trunk as the large wound reduces Oak wilt is found commonly in the the tree’s natural decay barrier. The southern two-thirds of Wisconsin. In cut should begin just outside the 2012, oak wilt was confirmed for the first branch bark ridge and continue at a time in Vilas, Lincoln and Sawyer counslight outward angle. ties. The disease has not been found in • Never “top” trees. This makes the Ashland, Bayfield, Calumet, Door, Dougtree vulnerable to decay, it sucks enlas, Forest, Iron, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, ergy from the tree, and it could lead Price, Rusk, Sheboygan, Taylor and to an early tree death. Washburn counties. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONFor additional information online, visit TACT: Don Kissinger: 715-359-5793, dnr.wi.gov and search the keywords Kyoko Scanlon 608-275-3275, or Brian “oak wilt”. Schwingle 715-536-0889.
NEW BIOLOGIST TAKES THE REINS AS WISCONSIN STURGEON SPECIALIST Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov OSHKOSH, Wis. – For the first time in DNR has played a leading role in helping 22 years, people gathered at sturgeon other states and countries restore their registration stations around the Lake sturgeon populations by providing techWinnebago system will hear a new voice nical expertise, sturgeon eggs and other on the radio and see a new face at the assistance. scales. Koenigs follows Bruch, and before Biologist Ryan Koenigs officially takes him, Dan Folz. Folz, nicknamed “Father over Feb. 9 as the new leader of Wiscon- Sturgeon,” is credited with building the sin’s efforts to manage lake sturgeon. initial population assessment program This ancient fish species can live more the DNR used as a foundation for the than 100 years and exceed 200 pounds, modern harvest management program. providing a unique harvest season that brings together generations of families and friends.
Dan Folz, left, Ron Bruch, center, and now Ryan Koenigs, right, have led efforts to manage Lake Winnebago lake sturgeon. WDNR Photo Koenigs takes over from Ron Bruch, DNR’s lead sturgeon biologist from 1990 through 2012. Bruch now directs budgeting, strategic work planning, and communications and outreach for DNR’s statewide fisheries program.
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Bruch expanded that assessment program and helped foster strong public involvement in the program to sustain the fish population and fishery. Working with the Winnebago Citizens Sturgeon Advisory Committee, Bruch led successful efforts to develop a harvest cap system and other protective regulations to sustain and grow populations of the slow-growing, late-maturing fish while preserving a unique spear fishery.
“I am looking forward to my first sturgeon spearing season in my new job,” says Koenigs. “I know I have big shoes to fill after taking over for my predecessor and mentor Ron Bruch, but I am Bruch’s work, along with Folz’s, grew looking forward to the responsibilities and challenges that lie ahead during the from the original biological studies and upcoming season and the rest of my ca- science-based management program on lake sturgeon in the Winnebago System reer.” that began in 1941 and continued unKoenigs, who turns 28 on Feb. 2, is der Ed Schneberger, Robert Probst, Tom only the third sturgeon biologist in the Wirth and Gordon Priegel. past 40 years in a century-old sturgeon management program that has gained international acclaim for its pioneering see TURGEON on page 19 research and management, as well as television and cinematic fame.
KIDS READING TO CANINES The Kaukauna Public Library in partnership with the Fox Valley Humane Association will continue the monthly Kids Reading to Canines program beginning Saturday October 20, 2012. The Kids Reading to Canines program allows beginning readers to practice reading out loud to a kid’s best friend, a dog. Two teams of registered therapy dogs will be at the Kaukauna Public Library for readers to get to know. The therapy dogs and their owners are registered through the professional organization Therapy Dog International. The dogs are gentle, calm, loving, obedient, and directed by an experienced owner.
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PHOTOS OF OUR FRIENDS WHO ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Geronimo is my elegant and proud 11 year old Standard Poodle. Who passed away on the 11th of October, 2010 do to cancer. He will always be a part of me as long as I live. We will always miss you Geronimo, the house seams so lonely without you. Love Dad
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Q: The breeder did not have my puppy’s dewclaws removed. Do I have to have this done at the time of its spay or neuter?
A: This question is commonly asked at puppy’s first veterinary check-up. You A pet with intact dewclaws may remight be surprised to learn that dewclaw quire a little more attention to grooming. removal is not essential to the future While the main toenails wear down over health of your new puppy. time by walking and playing on rough surfaces, dewclaws do not touch the A dog’s dewclaw is similar to a thumb, ground and must be trimmed regularly located on the inside of the limb a little to avoid overgrowth. Regular trimming ways up from the other toes. A dog may of all the toenails can reduce the risk of be born with front and back dewclaws, their snagging. front only dewclaws, extra dewclaws or none at all. Front dewclaws are most Nail trims can be done by groomers, commonly present. The breed standard veterinary staff or by you at home. It in the Great Pyrenees is to have at least is important to get your puppy used to one set of hind dewclaws, and they com- have its feet handled and nails trimmed. monly have double dewclaws! In tiny dogs and young puppies, a regular human nail clipper can be used. Pet Many breeders have dewclaws re- shops carry a variety of trimming tools. moved on their newborn pups when the When trimming your puppy’s nails allitter is 2-5 days old. However, many ways proceed carefully. Inside each puppies join their forever homes with nail is a “quick” that contains sensitive dewclaws intact. This worries some nerves and blood vessels. Clipping the owners about future complications in- quick causes pain and bleeding and may convince your puppy that nail trims are volving snagged and bloodied toenails. horrible, making it difficult to trim its Dewclaw removal is not routinely re- nails in the future. Ask your veterinarquired in older puppies and dogs. Some ian to show you the proper technique for dogs’ dewclaws are merely a flap of skin trimming nails. with a toenail attached, but many dewThe decision to amputate a dog’s dewclaws are a fully-articulated bony digit. In a non-neonate patient, dewclaw re- claws requires considerable thought and moval involves surgical amputation of discussion with your veterinarian. Fortuthis digit. Recovery from this type of nately, most dogs with intact dewclaws surgery can be painful and fraught with never experience major problems from their presence. Of course, the occacomplications. sional dog that does experience probDogs with fully articulated “bone-in” lems can have its dewclaws surgically dewclaws have very good control of removed later in life if necessary. this digit making random snagging less likely. Hunting and tracking dogs that Editors Note: Our New Vet columnist, scurry through brush and timber may be at higher risk of catching their dewclaws Dr. Everson welcomes your questions on during work. Also dogs without bony general pet health topics, please email articulation are at higher risk of snag- using the email address above or by ging the dangling dewclaw. In actuality, mail: Pet Journal, Attn: Ask the Vet though, dogs routinely snag the toenails 3120 S Business Dr. STE 270 on their main digits as well, not just their Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524 dewclaws.
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ZOO NEWS THE “O” IN HIPPO: OVER-EXPLOITATION by Angela Kawski, NEW Zoo
Overexploitation, also called overharvesting, refers to “harvesting a resource to the point where the resource is no longer able to reproduce enough to replace the numbers being lost on an annual basis.” When we use the term in ecology, we mean that a “resource” is a plant or animal species, and that humans are removing (harvesting) too many individuals from the population each year, causing the species to become threatened, endangered, and eventually extinct. A given population of a species can only produce so many young each year, for example. When humans remove more individuals from that population than are being born, whether by hunting, or habitat destruction, or any other means, the population will decrease in size.
Other areas currently at risk of overexploitation are fisheries and seafood stocks around the world. Earth’s oceans are wide and vast; it can be difficult to estimate the numbers of individuals that exist in any given population of fish. So if humans cannot accurately estimate the numbers within a population, then how are we to estimate the restrictions on what can be sustainably harvested from that population? The answer is that it can be very difficult. Due to a lack of restrictions and laws concerning fishing around the globe, many marine species are becoming increasingly rare. A few laws have been proposed to reverse the problem, and some even passed, but it seems that no country, or coalition of them, is really willing to spend the time or money to truly confront the issue head on. Overharvesting in the oceans, in some cases, has had more devastating consequences to species of marine life than overharvesting done on land. When just one species is threatened, it can start a “chain reaction” of negative effects in the many food webs throughout the seas.
Sustained overexploitation can lead to the destruction of the resource. The term can apply to many different types of natural resources, such as wild medicinal plants, grazing pastures, fish stocks, forests, and even water aquifers. Overexploitation is a serious threat to many species around the globe – even to those species that seem to us to be practically innumerable. In fact, it has already been responsible for the extincSo how can you ensure that you are tion of many species in the past. not contributing to the overexploitation of species, and, better yet, that you are The passenger pigeon is an example supporting those entities that work to of one such species. In the 1830’s, pas- ensure their harvesting is done sustainsenger pigeons filled the skies. Some ably? Well, the most important thing flocks stretched over 40 miles long and you can do is become an informed conwere so heavy that when the birds rest- sumer. Do a little research, especially ed on trees, the flock’s weight would up- before making big purchases, and don’t root them from the ground. Since there purchase products unless you know they was such an abundance of passenger pi- were harvested sustainably. Wood floorgeons, people were encouraged to hunt ing, for example, can be made from oldthem, for both food and sport. People growth rainforest woods, OR it can be hunted and killed so many birds, that made from a more renewable resource, eventually, the pigeons were unable to like bamboo. Even a deck or porch can reproduce at a rate fast enough to avoid now be made from recycled plastics that extinction. In 1914, the last passenger are more weather resistant and maintepigeon left in the world died in captiv- nance-free than real woods – and they ity at the Cincinnati Zoo. Tragically, it look great, too! took fewer than 100 years to reduce the population from an estimated three to five billion birds to zero!
If you’re looking for something that can be easily done on a daily basis, then try using a “Seafood Watch Card.” The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California developed these cards to help consumers make better decisions when it comes to the type of seafood we buy and consume. The Watch Card, which folds up and can be easily transported in a pocket, wallet or purse, makes recommendations and indicates which seafood items found in our region are the “Best Choices,” meaning they were harvested sustainably and in an ecologically friendly manner; which are “Good Alternatives,” meaning they are the second best option if you cannot find something from the first list; and which seafood items you should “Avoid.” The “Avoid” column lists the species that are harvested unsustainably, and whose populations are becoming endangered or are already threatened. The NEW Zoo has free copies of the
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for our area, meaning it contains lists of fish and seafood that are commonly available in our stores and restaurants. So pick one up at the Visitor Center or in our Education & Conservation Center on your next visit. You can also visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s website to print off a free copy. It may seem like a small effort to make, but it truly does make a difference. And that, as we say, it all that matters!
Also, how do they choose the name and do they care about the poor people who share these names with the storms? Let’s say we’re smack in the middle of winter mega storm Ralph and your name is Ralph. All day long it’s, “thanks a lot Ralph, now I have to shovel my walk”, “my kids have a snow day today and their trapped in the house, driving me nuts”, “why Ralph, why?” Poor Ralph, I feel for him. There is one bright spot in all of this, though sadly not for Ralph, at least there are no storms named Rex or Barky, no typhoon Fluffy or Mr.Mittens. Finally, this is one thing you can’t blame on the dog. The cat, on the other hand, well…. Just look at any disaster photo and you’ll spot a self-satisfied kitty sitting safely out of danger with a wry grin on her face. Okay, I’m sorry; I’m sleepy and need to take my medication. I hope everyone has a fun and safe February. As always, remember to take special care of your little friends during these especially cold days. We’re pretty cool, but we can’t open doors to let ourselves in when it gets too cold. Take care
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STURGON from page 13 Dan Groeschel, president of the founding chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow, says that both Bruch and Folz have fbeen very good and they are looking forward to working with Ryan Koenigs. t Sturgeon for Tomorrow, which was founded in 1977, has played a critical role in helping manage lake sturgeon, raising more than $800,000 to supplement state resources to buy boats and tother equipment, while also promoting rresearch and habitat improvement projects. Groeschel said Koenigs is off to a good start. “He’s going to be a great follow up yto Ron,” Groeschel said. “He’s on top of the sturgeon management issues, he can conduct himself well in the public and he’s pretty good at explaining about sturgeon and walleye. He’s a real downto-earth and intelligent young man.” y Koenigs holds a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and limnology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master’s Degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He served as a seasonal fisheries technician with the U. S. Forest Service in the Hiawatha National Forest before joining DNR as a part-time fisheries retsearch technician and then as a fisheries management technician stationed in Oshkosh for the past four years. Koenigs grew up a few miles from Lake Winnebago and remembers going out during the spearing season with his father. He has participated in the spearing season every year since he could legally spear.
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Bruch and Folz will be visible presences at the sturgeon registration stations, and both remain very active in sturgeon management issues. Folz, REINS Therapeutic Riding Program is now accepting pre-registration though long retired, works most during for their 2013 summer program which runs from Jun 10th through August 22nd. sturgeon spearing season and spawning There are two 5 week sessions available. Register early to pick your time and day assessments. He plans on working the preference. There may be a waiting list if we cannot accommodate all applicants. full 2013 sturgeon spearing season. 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 Bruch also will be helping out at DNR assisted therapy. REINS uses a variety of horse related games and activities, not registration stations during the spearing just riding, in order to serve as many individuals as possible. season and will remain active in sturgeon This pre-registration will allow us to know how many “riders” will be participating issues statewide and internationally. He and help to determine the number of volunteers and horses that will be needed was among the founding members of for the program. The deadline for these forms is March 1, 2013. Upon receiving the World Sturgeon Conservation Sociall pre-registration forms, final paperwork will be mailed to you with the dates you ety, was successful in bringing the 4th will be riding in the program. The pre-registration form is available online at www. International Symposium on Sturgeon reinsinc.org and can be completed and forwarded to our executive director. Please to Oshkosh in July 2001 and is currently call Tracy at 920 946-8599 or 920 946-6880 with any questions regarding the prothe president and a founding member of gram. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms can also be the North American Sturgeon and Paddownloaded and mailed to: REINS, P.O. Box 724, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0724 dlefish Society. 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 Bruch, who helped hire Koenigs, says the program throughout the year. Full comprehensive training is provided and the time was right to add to the sturgeon the program will be a rewarding experience for those interested in helping others. management lineage. 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. “I figured I wasn’t going to be around forever and we had a chance to hire an exceptional biologist able to carry on the program and take it to new heights,” he THE ALPACAS ARE COMING! said. “Ryan is a very well-trained bioloThe Tri County Ice Arena hosts the Lucky 13 Spring Bling Alpaca Show gist and in addition to his outstanding analytical skills he has exceptional peoThe Tri County Ice Arena at 700 E Shady Lane in Neenah will be hosting the Lucky ple skills.” 13 Spring Bling Alpaca show. Alpacas and alpaca enthusiasts, gather from across the country for this event. This year, the Lucky 13 Spring Bling Alpaca show will be FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: held Saturday, March 16th and continuing through Sunday, March 17th. Admission Ryan Koenigs, 920-303-5450 or Ron is FREE and open to the public. Hours are: Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday Bruch, 608-267-7591 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Tri County Arena will showcase over 250 alpacas from breeders both local and from around the country. These beautiful, lovable animals will be featured in the show ring competition. Vendors and farm displays will be on hand to sell the latest alpaca fashions and hand-crafted items. The show will be comprised of classes judging conformation and fleece quality in many categories for both Suri and Huacaya alpacas..
“One of the real joys of this job is interacting with the heavily engaged public in the area. I enjoy getting out and interacting with sturgeon enthusiasts, and I am very excited to once again experience the unique culture that accompanies sturgeon spearing.”
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About Alpacas Alpacas, cousins to the llama, are beautiful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. The United States first commercially imported alpacas in 1984. There are now over 160,000 ARI (Alpaca Registry, Inc.) registered alpacas in North America. There are two types of alpacas in the United States today. Although almost physically identical, what distinguishes the two types of alpacas is their fiber. The Huacaya (wa-Ki’-ah) is the more common of the two and has a fluffy, extremely fine coat. The Suri (SUR-ee) is the rarer of the two and has fiber that is silky and resembles pencil-locks. Adult alpacas stand at approximately 36 inches at the withers and generally weigh between 150 and 200 pounds. They do not have horns, hooves, claws or incisors. Alpacas are alert, intelligent, curious, and predictable. Social animals that seek companionship, they communicate most commonly by softly humming. About Alpaca Fiber Alpacas are shorn, without harm, every twelve to eighteen months. They produced five to ten pounds of luxurious fiber. Long ago, alpaca fiber was reserved for royalty. Today it is purchased in its raw fleece form by hand-spinners and fiber artists. Knitters buy it as yarn. Because of its soft texture, alpaca fiber is sometimes compared to cashmere. Making the fiber even more coveted, it has the luster of silk. Alpaca is just as warm as, yet 1/3 the weight of wool. It comes in 22 natural colors, yet can be dyed any desired shade. Containing no lanolin, alpaca fiber is also naturally hypoallergenic. Most people who are sensitive to wool find that they can wear alpaca without the itching or irritation they feel from wool because alpaca fiber is smooth. Additional performance characteristics include: stretch, water repellency, and odor reduction. For travelers, clothing made from alpaca is desirable because it is wrinkle-resistant. MANY, MANY PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES!!! For any questions you may have please contact any show committee member. Les and Laurie Green, Green Pastures Alpaca Ranch LLC, 715-758-6092 or by email at email@example.com. Jim and Laurie Konyn, Hums of Faith, 920-834-5447 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelly Delwiche and Ed Schroeder, Suri Park Alpacas, 920-362-4453 or by email at email@example.com. Chris and Ken Rogers, Whisper Meadows Alpacas, 920-337-0646 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul and Sally Bellile, Amazing Grace Alpaca Farm 920-987-9042 or by email @ email@example.com.
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Often in the spring and summer months, people ask if they should have their double-coated dog clipped. They are worried about the dog being too hot, because the dogs shed more than in the colder months. Double coated dogs are breeds or mixes which have a lot of undercoat, such as a Golden Retriever, American Eskimo, Pomeranian, Border Collie, Sheltie, Newfoundland, Samoyed, Huskies, to name a few. It is best not to clip double- coated dogs, unless they are severely matted. Clipper blades clip all hair indiscriminately, both the softer undercoat that provides warmth, and coarse guard hairs that provide the skin with protection from underbrush and from direct sunlight. Clipping a doublecoated dog can change both the texture and the color of the coat. Double-coated dogs sometimes experience post - clipping alopecia (hair loss) when clipped short, which means that the coat may not grow back normally or may grow back in patches.
PROBIOTICS from page 9 Lactobacillus has also been known to fight salmonella, e.coli, staph, & help synthesis certain vitamins like D & K. • Bacillus Subtillus: Bacillus strains can be compared to bouncers or tough guys. Their job is to overcrowd/push out the bad bacteria and prevent them from forming in the lining. Get Informed & Choose Wisely Information is always a click away, but the internet doesn’t usually factor in: • Your dog’s health, age, metabolism, current food • What your dog will get for health benefits • How products & supplements compare • Will you & your dog come out ahead in the long run • What your dog gets out of his/ her current food already • Do you supplement & have a special diet for your dog now • Possible interactions Research in health benefits of live probiotics is booming, not just for our dogs, but people as well. Studies show human health benefits of reduced depression and possible help for autism among many other things. Get informed, maintain and optimize your dog’s health. Get more out of your current feeding program.
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Brushing and combing double-coated dogs thoroughly and having them bathed and groomed frequently is a better solution to shedding and overheating concerns. Some breeds like Huskies will blow their coat several times a year. The best way to keep shedding to a minimum and keep the dog cool is to brush out the dead undercoat to keep the hair from becoming too thick or matted during the warmer seasons. Getting your dog groomed regularly will keep more hair on the groomer’s floor and less on yours.
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“There is no more important a decision than the decision to adopt and assume the responsibility for another life. That decision carries an obligation to nurture that life--to give it love--to care for it.” Roger Caras, ASPCA
Curtains are made for climbing (as are legs -- with or without pants), cords and wires are made for batting at and chewing on, everything is meant for tasting, and moving targets (including feet and ankles) are made for pouncing on and biting. Does adopting a kitten still sound Before adopting a cat, consider care- like fun? fully the commitment you are making. Indoor cats generally live to be 15-20 If the answer is affirmative and you years old. Be honest with yourself. Is are willing to kitten-proof your house, your living situation stable enough to ac- then a kitten may be a good choice for commodate a pet for this period of time? you. The kitten will be healthier and Animal shelters are filled with pets that happier if he has a playmate, so get two! were surrendered because the own- Believe it or not, there will be less wear ers had to move and couldn’t take their and tear on your house and on you if pets with them. It’s difficult to find good your kitten has a friend to chase around. homes for adult cats. Kittens that enjoy playing with each other quickly learn to control their playful There are also financial consider- aggression. Bite too hard and you lose ations... it is estimated that the cost of your playmate -- a valuable lesson and care for one cat for 1 year is $500+. It is one that you will appreciate when they unfair to the cat to take it into the family get their grown-up teeth. for awhile, only to give it up when there is not enough money to pay for food, litThe goofy kitten stage is short-lived, ter, or vet bills. at six months Kitty is looking like, and acting in many ways like, an adult. For There’s a time commitment. Cats are some people the best idea is to by-pass often portrayed as low-maintenance pets the kitten stage all together and to adopt requiring little time and little attention. an adult. The truth is that cats are the most intelligent of all our domestic animals and If there is an elderly person living in they need a stimulating environment in your home or a child under the age of which to thrive. They also form emo- five, an adult cat, rather than a kitten, is tional attachments to their owners and the better choice for your family. Kittens can suffer separation anxiety when the have a way of getting under foot and owner is away. Bored and lonely cats their playful attacks can easily pierce the manifest their unhappiness and stress in skin of a senior citizen. They learn to a variety of ways such as over-grooming retract their claws and to inhibit their bit(licking their fur off), over-eating, de- ing as they mature, but until that time, structive scratching problems, housesoil- Grandma and Junior can sustain considing, and depression. erable damage. A thoughtfully considered decision to adopt a cat or kitten can result in a longterm, mutually rewarding relationship, but an unwise, spur-of-the-moment decision spells h-e-a-r-t-b-r-e-a-k for family and feline.
Small children can pose a substantial threat to the health and well-being of the kitten as well. Naturally children want to pick up and hold the only living creature that they’ve met that is smaller than they are. When the kitten squirms to get away, they squeeze harder to keep the kitten in their arms. The kitten may sustain internal injuries and the child may be bitten or scratched. Constant supervision is necessary to prevent such tragedies.
Would you like to see your pets in Pet Journal? Email a picture of your pet(s) to email@example.com and we will feature them in our Reader Pet Page. No email? No problem! Mail Everybody loves kittens! They’re adora copy of the picture to the Pet Journal mailbox, listed below. All pictures able -- soft and fluffy, adventuresome received by mail will be returned after and playful, comical and crazy. They are irresistible, but a kitten may not be scanning. the right choice for you. Even long-time , Editor cat owners sometimes forget that firstname.lastname@example.org ing a kitten in the house is much like Families with small children would be inviting a toddler to live with you. Sud- better off selecting an adult, neutered denly your home becomes a feline Dis- male with a laid-back personality for neyland. From the kitten’s point-of-view their family pet. everything is created for his enjoyment.
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If you already have a resident cat it is important to take this cat’s personality and activity level into consideration before selecting a feline companion. If you are too casual about this important decision, your house may become a war zone. Keep the following guidelines in mind when selecting your next family member. Remember that they are only guidelines and that there are occasional exceptions to the rule. • If you have an adult female who has been an “only” cat for some time, it is best to get a younger female. Males, even friendly ones, can over-power and frighten females. Male kittens, while more easily dominated by the female,
still grow up to be rambunctious teenagers that engage in a style of play that involves pounce and wrestle (not a female’s idea of fun). • If a young, active male is your family pet, he would really enjoy having a male buddy who shares his enthusiasm for vigorous play. • A laid-back, older (neutered) male cat may enjoy “mothering” a kitten--male or female. They usually make better mother substitutes than spayed females. Females, in general, are less accepting of newcomers. • Males tend to bond with each other unless both have dominant personalities. (A dominant cat engages in a lot of rubbing -- scent marking -- behavior, likes to rest in high places (for surveillance purposes) and in doorways (to control the entrance to certain rooms), and shows little or no fear. Whatever the combination, a slow, systematic introduction process will help to ensure that the resident cat and the newcomer will eventually share the house amicably.
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Area Humane Society of Green Bay, WI 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 Treat/Squeeze Cheese • Compressed rawhide or rawhide rolls • Pig Ears • Bully Sticks • Halti (size 2 & 3) • Natural Balance dog food rolls • Nylabone® chews (large) • Squeaky toys • Feline Fancies • Canned, ground cat and kitten food • Clay litter (unscented and non-clumping) • Dry kitten food • Cat toys, glitter balls, etc. • Soft E collars for cats • Slim Cat food dispensing toy • Cushiony cat beds (small) • KMR milk replacer & nurser bottles • Litter boxes (small and medium) • Royal Canin Baby Cat food • Critter Cravings • Timothy Hay • Rabbit Diet • Plastic dish pans • Marth wood fuel pellets • Bird seed (cockatiel, finch, parrot, parakeet) • Dove Food and grit • Reptile rock bowls • Rodent wooden houses • Ferret food • Wood chews • Wildlife Wants • Finch & Supreme Mix wild bird seed • Striped sunflower seeds • Rodent chow pellots • Rabbit pellots • Humidity and temperature gauges • Large hi-corner small animal (rabbit/ ferret sized) litterboxes • Flourescent UV bulbs • Dove & pigeon food • Bird feeders and baths • Tidying Tools • Heavy duty spray bottles • Bleach • Dish detergent • Large towels • Latex house gloves
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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
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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 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: firstname.lastname@example.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
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PET JOURNAL CLASSIFIEDS 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 • 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 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 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
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45-gallon garbage bags Aspen Bedding Bleach Bottle Brushes Cardstock paper 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 (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 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 & 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 EWHSR at: 920.207.5642, by email at: email@example.com or visit their website: www.allanimalrescuecenter.com. Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary of Elkhart Lake, WI is looking for: • Good used skid-steer for snow/manure removal and moving large hay bales. • Hay nets. • Large size halters. • Fleet Farm gift cards. • Bags of cracked corn. • Grocery store expired bags of apples or carrots • Wood shavings/wood pellet bedding or cross-cut only shredded paper. • Horse trailer - 3 or 4 horse with ramp load and preferably one that works with the pickup. • Bags of Senior feed • MSM w/glucosomine and/or similar supplements • Wormers • Quest/Quest plus/Strongid/Safeguard • Bales of hay - large or small or round • Bags of bedding • Electric fencers • Electric water trough de-icers • Bags of salt • Loads of limestone screenings and/or gravel for paddocks • Stall mats 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 Brook-Falls 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: 920634-9701 or visit their website: www.happilyeverafterinfo.org.
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Two Left Paws of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Dog/Cat food (Evo, Fromm, Wellnes, Feliade, Canide) • Canned wet food (any kind) • Clumping litter (any kind, non-sented) • Litter scoops • Puppy pads • Dog/Cat treats • 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 of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Iveloharele Hourse Sanctuary by email: iveloharele@ frontier.com.
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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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: mecca@ meccapitbullrescue.com or visit there website at: www.meccapitbullrescue.com. 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.
Frosty Family Fun Night At the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Saturday, February 2nd 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Only $5 a family or carload! special night walks º horse-wagon rides º bonfire º s’mores º crafts º chocolate dipping station º live folk music!º lots of family fun!
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PRESS RELEASES SEVEN YEARS AND SEVEN THOUSAND CATS CATS ANONYMOUS APPROACHES MILESTONE Cats Anonymous is hoping to reach a couple milestones this month: the 7,000th feral cat spayed or neutered, and registering the 1,000th person who cares for the outdoor colonies the cats belong to. Odds are good that the milestones will be reached at their monthly high-volume spay/neuter clinic hosted every month by OakView Veterinary Hospital. “Since we started seven years ago, the demand for our services has steadily increased and is at an all-time high right now. People are coming to realize that not all cats can live indoors. If they were born and raised outside, they are accustomed to that life and are actually an important part of the community in many areas. There have been barn cats and other ‘working cats’ keeping rodents under control around humans for a very long time.” Says Lisa Kay Peters, Program Coordinator for Cats Anonymous.
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Peters notes, “We are so very grateful to Dr. Lisa Lorenz and the Oak View Veterinary Hospital staff for being pioneers in helping cats in our community. In addition to their partnership, we’ve had the good fortune to have the assistance of 25 veterinarians, over 30 veterinary technicians and countless other volunteers who have made it possible to attain this milestone. We could not have come this far without them.” Feral cats are members of the domestic cat species, but they have not been raised as pets. Trap-Neuter-Return programs humanely trap and bring them to a veterinarian to be evaluated, spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Cats that have undergone the procedure are eartipped — while under anesthesia, a small portion of the left ear is painlessly removed for identification. ####### Cats Anonymous, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to better the lives and reduce the number of semi-feral and feral cats in Northeastern Wisconsin. They promote, educate and advocate the non-lethal reduction of the feral cat population utilizing the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method in a safe and humane manner. For more information, visit www.CatsAnonymous.org
GLASS Funraiser Memory Photography in Ripon will be kicking off 2013 with a fantastic fundraiser for GLAAS! For a $30 donation to GLAAS, you can have a photography sitting with your pet and receive a 5x7 portrait FREE! The entire $30 is donated to GLAAS! This offer is available from January 2nd through March 29th, and appointments are made Tuesdays through Fridays. Call Memory Photography at 920-7487231 to schedule your appointment! http://memoryphotoripon.com/
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