VOLUME 3, ISSUE 5
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DOG SELLERS LAW (ACT 90) FINAL
by Lee J Schneider, Pet Journal Editor email@example.com This month we bring you the fourth and final installment of our Multi-month look at Wisconsin’s Dog Seller Law (Act 90). This series which started back in January, with Kathy Pobloskie of Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals, with some background on the law. In February, two Humane Societies and two Rescues commented on the law. In April, two Veterinarians and Jacquelyn Fogel of First Class Bassets and Bedlingtons and Cedar Creek Resort submitted comments. While Mrs. Fogel, herself, is not subject to Act 90 by keeping the number of puppies she breeds small each year, most breeders contacted by Pet Journal, either did not return calls, were not subject to Act 90 and felt it was not there place to publicly comment, or refused to comment. This month we have a statement from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) discussing the law, some common misconceptions regarding the law, and a look at the inspection process. Also, we have numbers on the Shelters and Rescues license status and Breeder license status, including information on licences that have been revoked. We are also including website links for both the DATCP and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), where you can gather more information on ACT90 and USDA licensing.
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Wisconsin Act 90: Protecting pets and people, from the regulators’ viewpoint Regulating dog sellers and shelters in Wisconsin is new, and like any other new thing, a little bewildering to some, a little frightening to others. But it’s based on a pretty old idea -- that dogs deserve good care and people deserve good pets.
see ACT 90 on page 13.
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NATURAL FLEA & TICK ALTERNATIVES
by Karey Hoelzel, PTT, Critters Pet Nutrition Holistic & Natural Columnist Well it’s that time of year again, when Traditional Chinese Medicine relies on the pulse. There will also be noticing email@example.com the fleas and ticks start to come alive thousands of years of practice and ex- of odors stemming from the nose, eyes, and send everyone running to their vets perience with millions of patients. Ho- mouth and ears. Everything is early this year. A taste of with worry about heartworm and flea in- listic in approach, Chinese Medicine summer in March, May flowers in April, festation. Not to mention Lime disease. recognizes patterns of disease and imHerbal blends are available to balance and a seemingly abundant amount of With good reason, it can be a very seri- balances allowing the practitioner to ef- your animal’s constitution, for example wood ticks showing at least two months ous situation to have your pet get any fectively help chronic health problems. relieving a ‘hot’ dog using cooling herbs. ahead of schedule! of these parasites. The al-mighty flea Western medicine deals effectively with can not only be a real problem with your acute, traumatic illness while traditional When you are experiencing chronic I’ve already had to pull a few off one of dog or cat, but it can take what seems Chinese Medicine can pick up on imbal- health issues and are feeling frustrated the dogs who considers herself a premier like forever to get rid of, including all ances before it becomes a disease. The with the results of western medicine or hunter, and even found one on Hayden, the work to get them out of the house approach addresses herbal medicine, other alternative methods, Traditional a particularly sneaky feline who manand bedding. Even with bombing and a acupuncture, acupressure, food thera- Chinese Medicine is worth a look. Many aged to slip outside unescorted, triggergood flea comb, it can take weeks. Lime pies, exercise, and meditation. Practi- animals respond to Chinese medicine ing a neighborhood search and rescue disease can be a very painful, inflamed tioners observe patients with the sense very well. Waipiti Labs uses this ap- alert. (Came back two hours later with disease. Of course, the mosquito can do of sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch. proach and has formulations for stom- no help from anyone, extremely pleased a lot of damage carrying heartworm. With animals, their constitution is as- ach discomfort, respiratory congestion, with himself and none the worse for the sessed and chronic health issues are strength and post-trauma. All formula- wear.) ...And as I found out a few days There are drugs that can be taken, considered even if they seem to be unre- tions are prepared in Minnesota. after, sporting an icky wood tick that had and usually supplied by your local vet lated, thus connecting the whole animal. managed to get a pretty firm grip on his for such things as flea and tick. HeartHerbsmith from Heartland, Wiscon- neck. guard and Frontline would usually be the Using the Five Element Theory, the sin is formulated by a veterinarian and two suggested; and some veterinarians Circadian Body Clock and the concept of has blends for dogs, cats, and horses. I, along with most everyone I know, want them given 12 months a year. Vets meridians as a channel of energy, and Joint health, bladder care (dissolving find wood ticks creepy and a nuisance. won’t tell you how many dogs will die Eight Principles, practitioners determine crystals and infection), digestion, calm, What I find even creepier are the confrom applications of Frontline. The side the animal’s constitution and recom- immunity, allergies and athletes are all stant parade of chemical based flea and effects from Heartguard can be awful. mend therapies to bring these systems addressed. tick products advertised on TV. The main ingredient found in Heartguard back into balance. The eight principals is called Ivermectin. Ivermectin is a pre- look at Yin and Yang, interior and exI am not a fan of the chemical flea and scribed medication that is often used terior, cold and hot, and deficiency and Join us for an informational seminar tick products on the market for use esto treat parasites in dogs. 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TICKS from page 6. You can’t un-ring a bell, once a topical chemical repellent is applied to your pets hide it’s a done deal and you can’t stop possible adverse affects that those chemicals MAY have on some animals. There are many products that are botanical (plant based) in nature, alternatives to the chemical bombs that are so frivolously recommended as if there are no side effects.
LIVING SOURCES OF STRESS
There are Neem and Citronella shampoos that are safe for dogs and cats. I THAT CAN CAUSE FISH DISEASE AND don’t however recommend a Citronella based spray for use on cats since they by Melissa Verner, The Betta Boutique, Appleton are self-groomers and very sensitive to, Pet Journal Contributor and have a natural aversion to citronella.
Bacterial Infections and Fungal Infections
Nutrition dose play an important role in managing fleas and ticks – parasites don’t like healthy animals. Adding a GarDROPSY lic supplement to your pets diet can help Dropsy is an internal bacterial inpersuade parasites to dine elsewhere. fection that is caused by poor wa-
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COTTON MOUTH Cotton mouth is a fungus that attacks the mouth of the fish and resembles a small cotton ball. Mouth Fungus can also be found on the head, fins, gills and body. The best treatment for cotton mouth is regular water changes, using aquarium salt, and start on Mela-Fix at the first sign of the disease.
POPEYE Pop eye is a where one or both eyes protrude from the head in an unusual fashion. To treat pop-eye start with a water change and start FIN ROT your fish on an antibiotic. We recomFin rot can be the result of a bacte- mend Maracyn or Maracyn-Two. rial infection or as a fungal infection. Fin rot is most commonly caused by improper water conditions includAs always, remember that the best ing too low of temperature and the way to keep bacterial and fungal inbuildup of toxic compounds due to fections at bay is to maintain good lack of gravel vacuuming during wa- water quality by keeping up with ter changes. In identifying fin rot in your water changes as well as by usyour fish, the fins will look like they ing a gravel vac to clean your gravel have been torn and frayed. The best to keep organic wastes from building treatment for fin rot is by maintaining up in your gravel. your water’s temperature around 82 HAPPY FISH KEEPING, degrees, do the recommend weekly Melissa
Editors Note: Victoria Rabe is the owner of Victoria’s Pet Nutrition Center While taking the medication, other and Boutique in downtown Fond Du Lac side effects can be dizziness, fever, joint for ten years. Her store specializes in all pain, rashes and more. Using flea con- natural foods, treats and supplements. trol products at the same time may even increase side effects.
FLEAS from page 6.
The good news is that there are a few wonderful products that are totally safe that can be used to repel fleas, ticks, flies, and mosquitoes. Neem sprays are all natural, totally harmless, and repel the worst of the insects. Neem sprays can be safely sprayed on from weekly to about every two weeks. If you are in an area that may be more infested, they are safe to use more often. They are also safe to you on yourself. Please consider using a safer product which can be used as often as needed with no side effects at all. Have a long and pest free summer.
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Open House and Meet Trail Fitness Walks, and Greet at Amazing Bay Beach Wildlife Grace Equine Sanctu- Sanctuary, 3:30 pm. See event poster on page ary, 2 pm - 4 pm. 24. W4985 County Rd FF, Elkhart Lake, WI. Just west of Hwy 57 on County Rd FF in northern Sheboygan Co.
Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, 4 pm - 7 pm. Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
Morning Bird Walk, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 6:30 am.
Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, 4 pm - 7 pm. Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
Morther’s Day at the NEW Zoo. See event poster on page 24.
Animal Stories for Preschoolers, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 pm. See event
on page 28.
Door Co. HS at PetSmart, Ashwaubenon, Cat Adoption Event, May 4 - 6th.
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Two Left Paws at Petsmart, Sheboygan, 11 am - 3 pm
20 Pug Fest 2012, Milwaukee Co. Sports Complex, Franklin, 10 am - 4 pm. See ad on page 28.
event poster on page 24.
Trail Fitness Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 3:30 pm.
See event poster on page 24.
See event poster on page 24.
poster on page 24.
Trail Fitness Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 3:30 pm.
See event poster on page 24.
5 CINCO DE MAYO Horse-A-Rama, Manitowoc Co. Expo Grounds, Manitowoc, 9 am - 6 pm. See ad on page 28.
Morning Bird Walk, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctu- Two Left Paws at Feed ary, 6:30 am. See event Bag, Mequon, 11 am poster on page 24. 3 pm. Bird Day Celebration!, Hyper Tails Agility Club Forest Beach MigraBrat Fry, Festival Foods, tory Preserve 7:30 am Sheboygan, - noon, See event poster 8 am - 2 pm,
Two Left Paws at Petsmart, Sheboygan, 11 am - 3 pm
24 Paws Awhile Boutique, 123 N Millitary Ave, Green Bay, 4 pm - 7 pm. Proceeds benefit the GB Animal Rescue.
cont. Endangered Species Family Zoo Snooze, New Two Left Paws & Zoo, 7 pm - 8:45 am HTAC, ‘Pet Day to on Saturday. See event
poster on page 24.
Play’, 635 Old Co. PP, Sheboygan Falls, 11 am - 3 pm. For
more information please go to either: www. twoleftpaws.org or Two Left Paws at Critter www.hypertailsagilitySupply, Cedarburg, club.com or call 92011 am - 3 pm. 331-0100.
26 cont Birthday Party for the Animals, NEW Zoo, Green Bay. See event poster on page 24
Sheboygan Co. Humane Society at Memorial Mall, Sheboygan, Door Co. HS, Brat Fry, Econo Foods, Sturgeon 11 am - 3 pm.
Bay, 10 am - 2 pm.
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Trail Fitness Walks, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 3:30 pm.
Morning Bird Walk, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 6:30 am.
See event poster on page 24.
Morning Bird Walk, Bay Oakbrook Community Church, “Save the Pets” Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 6:30 am. See event Chili Lunch, Sheboygan, poster on page 24. for SCHS, 11 am - 2:30 pm Springs Wings, Bay Beach Wildlife SanctuHyper Tails Agility Club, j ary. See event poster on “Pups on the Patio”, page 24. Starbucks, Wash Ave., Sheboygan, 11 am - 1 pm
See event poster on page 24.
See event poster on page 24.
on page 12.
Horse-A-Rama, Manitowoc Co. Expo Grounds, Manitowoc, 9 am - 4 pm. See ad
Animal Stories for Preschoolers, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 am. See
June 2 Equine Inspired Mindfulness Workshop, CoachHorse, Kiel, 9 am - 1 pm. See event
poster on page 24.
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by Scrappy, the Lovable Pit Bull Pet Journal Columnist and Mascot firstname.lastname@example.org
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SCRAPPY Greetings and Happy Cinco de Mayo to everyone! I hope everyone had a great Easter and your bunny baskets were filled with many yummy treats. I just hope there were no tragic chocolate bunny overdoses this year. Though, most of all, I truly hope those baskets did not contain any live animals. I know how cute those little bunnies, chickies, and ducklings look when you see them, but unless you’re willing to make a lifelong commitment to them, RESIST the temptation. Elsewhere (I’m not really sure where cause I’m completely out of the loop on this paper) in this edition is a great article discussing this very subject. It’s written by Kristin Ahrens of K&R Small Animal Sanctuary and she’s a bunny fanatic extraordinaire. The article brings up many great points regarding the above subject and will hopefully make many people rethink the idea of a pet bunny. My column writer mentioned that to me that he was the proud parent of two Siamese Dwarf bunnies. He described them as small, soft, cute, and tons of fun. He said their favorite game was “find the bunny”. He’d open the cage door and in a split second, they’re gone and he’d spend the next frustrating hour or more, looking for them somewhere in the house. Ah, the fun….. Speaking of bunnies, my yard looks as if a bunny plague of Biblical proportions has been unleashed. Really, the lawn is thick with them day and night. I bound out the door and they freeze like little bunny lawn ornaments and cause I’m a dog, the first thing that comes to mind is, how do they mow the lawn with so many decorations on it. Then I move to the center of the yard and it a bunny stampede. I can literally feel the wind on my fur from all the fuzzballs bolting in all directions. As you may remember from previous columns, the bunnies and I have a questionable détente over control of the yard. No barking or chasing on my part and no devious mischief (not really sure what that means, but I am sure it’s going on) on their part. I just know that when I’m outside, I can feel literally millions of hungry eyes on me as I desperately try to play. Ok, maybe not millions, but I’m a dog with a very tentative grasp on reality and no sense of proportion when it comes to numbers. Hmmm, I wonder if there is a movie deal here. Here’s my premise, handsome brave dog, greatly outnumbers by an armada of technologically advanced space bunnies intent on world domination,
must find a link between the mysterious tome he found next to the strange glowing crystal figurine of a wombat inside the ancient ruins of a faraway desert (this desert being the patch of dirt behind the raspberry bushes in the back of my yard) and the bunnies aversion to barking backwards with a German accent (don’t understand it myself, but it works), this knowledge would give him the upper hand and allow him to save the world (as only a truly brave dog, like myself, can do!). I see a 200 million plus dollar budget, a portion of the gross and related merchandise, Joss Whedon or Ridley Scott to direct, a cast of thousands to play the bunnies and cowering humans, and that guy who played the title character in the movie Thor to play me. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, Scrappy’s not a blonde. Though, if you super glue a couple of dog ears and a black nose on him, we could be twins. This will all make sense if you remember my tentative grasp on reality, but I’m a dog and allowed to be little nuts. As I wind down this month’s column, I’d like to remind everyone to get outside on these upcoming beautiful days and walk your little buddy, who or whatever they may be. They make leashes for just about every pet, so not being able to find a leash is no longer an excuse. Not only are giving you friend an opportunity to release some of that pent up energy, you’ll be able to do the same. Walkies, are a great form of exercise and a great way to meet new friends. This is especially true if you have a unique pet. People will stop and ask you all manner of questions regarding your unusual beast. Like; does it bite, how many rows of teeth does it have, am I looking at the front end, is it poisonous, where did my baby go, and the questions can go on and on. Hey, as long as you can put a leash on it, get that bad boy out there and get you and it some exercise. Well, that’s just about enough of that for this month. I hope everyone is looking forward to a great summer. Remember, gas may be expensive, but you can have a great time close to home or even in your own back yard this summer. If you think like a dog, you can have fun anywhere you are and it doesn’t have to cost you a dime. Take care and I’ll talk to you next month,
Scrappy PS: Just so everyone knows, I have a face book page. There you’ll have an opportunity to ‘like’ me, give me suggestions and questions for future columns, whatever you like.
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BUSY SPRING EXPECTED by Kristin Ahrens of K&R Small Animal Sanctuary Pet Journal Contributor Spring is a very happy time. Birds return from the south, animals awake from hibernation, and newborns start popping up all over. Flowers are blooming; the sun is shining. Everyone is looking forward to great weather and exciting adventures. Unfortunately for many shelters and rescues, it is also the busiest time of year. This is the season for newborn kittens, rabbits, and chicks to be surrendered.
know that rabbits are waiting in shelters for new families. Tragically, many rabbits don’t survive. For the others, there are great animal rescues around the world trying to spread the word about adopting rabbits! Those bunnies are scooped up, spayed or neutered, socialized and adopted into forever homes. Rabbits, like any pet, require a lifelong commitment. They can live from 5 to 10 years! Rabbits should be spayed or neutered to keep them healthy and improve their temperament. They can be litter trained, and they can keep quite clean. Bunnies are smart animals. They can be trained to do simple tricks and even do agility!! Bunnies need basic care and exercise, but they thrive on human companionship.
Many parents will be headed off to the pet store to buy their child(ren) a live bunny or chick as part of their Easter gift. Baby bunnies are cute and tiny, and most people think they are low maintenance, cage pets. They buy a few supplies and settle the new fur-ball in the family room. He gets lots of attention at first, but soon the kids lose interest in caring for the new pet or worse they get Please spread the word that bunnies scratched or bit and become frightened. are great pets that should be valued. Please tell others not to contribute to the The parents don’t have the time or influx of abandoned rabbits coming into energy to care for one more family mem- the shelters each spring. Baby animals ber so off to the animal shelter with Pe- do not belong in Easter baskets! If you ter Cottontail. Some bunnies find them- have done your research and decide a selves released into the wild, since many bunny is for you, please visit your local people don’t realize domestic rabbits animal shelter first!! can’t survive on their own. Sadly, this At this time of year, also think of your teaches the children in the family that animals are disposable or replaceable. local rescues. They will be bombarded with extra mouths to feed this spring. If The cycle will probably be repeated. you can, make a donation of cat or rabSome shelters are not equipped to bit food, toys, litter or other supplies to a care for rabbits. Most people do not shelter near you. They will appreciate all the help they can get to care for all the new babies joining them in the months to come. If you want to give back even more, consider fostering! More informaBOARDING GROOMING tion regarding fostering will be coming IRISH SETTLER RESCUE next month.
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So many people let their dog outside off leash to go for a walk or run around their yard. This can be dangerous for many reasons. First, and foremost, a dog is an animal. They could be the best-behaved dog in the world but that won’t stop them from encroaching on another dog’s turf or approaching another dog that is out for a walk. And it’s the other dog that you need to look out for.
This week I met an adorable Pit Bull mix puppy whose dining habits were making her owner nervous. “Oh, Minnie just loves to eat decaying fish,” the owner lamented and she went on to list some of the other weird and disgusting items on which her puppy enjoyed chewing. Minnie’s self-selected treats are mostly harmless, but the owner stopped up short when she came to cocoa bean mulch. “And I just heard that cocoa bean mulch is toxic to dogs!” she exclaimed, reminding me that this is a timely blog topic.
for pets, cocoa beans contain the stimulants caffeine and theobromine. Dogs are highly sensitive to these chemicals, called methylxanthines. Low doses of methylxanthine can cause mild gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Higher doses With the “winter that wasn’t” officially can cause rapid heart rate, muscle tremover, people are tending to their lawns ors, seizures, and even death. and gardens. Some may consider using Cocoa mulch has a higher concencocoa bean mulch as a natural fertilizer. Made from spent cocoa beans used in tration of toxic chemicals per ounce chocolate production, cocoa bean mulch than milk chocolate. As an example, a is organic, deters slugs and snails, and 50-pound dog can experience serious gives a garden an appealing chocolate side effects from eating more than 5 smell. However, it also may attract ounces of mulch. Whether cocoa mulch dogs,* who can be poisoned by eating or chocolate, the severity of toxicity is related to the size of the dog and the too much of the mulch. amount of mulch eaten. Fortunately, to Like chocolate, a well known no-no date, no fatal cases of cocoa mulch tox-
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I have often mentioned loose-leash walking. This is so named because the leash is not tight while you are walking your dog. They are walking nicely at your side but still attached to you just in case they choose to go sniff and stop. They should be watching your moves and non-verbal cues for when to stop, turn, and start walking again. The lead dog (that’s you) doesn’t watch the pack. It’s the other way around. Next time you are out for a walk try to think about how many times you look down at the other end of the leash to make sure they are with you. Most people do this without even thinking about it. While I am teaching, I’ll catch people and they have no idea that they are looking at their dog. But I’ll tell you one thing; THE DOG KNOWS THEIR BEING WATCHED.
Editors Note: Alpha Dog, Tamara welcomes your questions on pet training, please email her at the email above or icity have been reported to the Ameri- by mail: can Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Pet Journal Animals (ASPCA)Animal Poison Control Attn: Alpha Dog Center. 3120 S Business Dr. Suite 270 If you suspect that your dog has eaten Sheboygan, WI 53081-4818 cocoa bean mulch, contact your veterinarian right away. Treatment will depend on how much cocoa bean mulch your dog has eaten, when it was eaten, and whether your dog is sick. Recommended care may include placing your dog under veterinary observation, inducing vomiting, and controlling a rapid heartbeat or seizures with medications and supportive care. * Although dogs are most likely to chomp on cocoa mulch, cats, rabbits and other pets should not be allowed to nibble this particular mulch either.
Editors Note: The Practical Pet Vet is a blog written by Dr. Kim Everson of St. Bernard’s Animal Medical Center, Van Dyne, WI. Reprinted with permission.
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parks for that purpose. It is dangerous for both you and your dog.
A that is on leash and approached by a dog that is off leash could very quickly develop leash aggression. This comes from feeling restrained and unable to get away or defend properly. Leash aggression can turn on the leash handler as If you have any questions about how well as another dog. to walk your dog or where to go for some all-out exercise, please feel free There are two off-leash dog parks in to email me at tamara@4paws-training. Sheboygan. One is the Community Dog com. I am more than happy to answer Run on South 18th Street. The other is any questions. You may even find the the Dog Run at Lakeview Park on Lake- question and answer showing up here in shore Drive. The park itself is on-leash, the Pet Journal. but the beach is off-leash. Both of these parks are great to let your dog run and have fun. Please do not use the on-leash Sincerely, Alpha Dog
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PETS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT AREA RESCUES AND SHELTERS
Kai is a juvenile umbrella cockatoo who has been looking for a home for almost two years. He is a very sweet bird, but needs a home that will set and enforce boundaries. Please contact CARE at www.centerforavianrehab.org to meet him and find out more about the dozens of parrots we have up for adoption.
My name is Macey. I’m an adoptable Free Roamer. I won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Fancy Feline Fair last back in March, I come with my ribbon. I need a forever home. Please call 920686-8899 if you’re interested in adopting me.
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Mr. Tipton (left) & Miss. Tiffany. Do you love black and white tuxedo cats? We are a well-mannered, happy brother and sister and our foster mom says we’re a joy to be around. We’re gentle and love to be handled. We enjoy sitting on warm laps, cuddling in bed, and following our people all over the house to make sure we don’t miss anything! Our favorite napping spot is a sunny window. We would love to be adopted together! To see us, please call Two Left Paws Animal Sanctuary at (920) 331.0100 or visit their website www. twoleftpaws.org.
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Hi my name is Bear I am a 6 month old Lab/Spaniel mix puppy. I was surrendered to Saving Paws Animal Rescue because I had an accident and broke my leg and my family was not able to afford the surgery to repair my injuries. As soon as I came to Saving Paws I was rushed to the Vets to see how bad my injuries were. The nice Vet at Appanasha Vet Clinic said that I had a Salter Harris fracture of my right femur. They said I had to have a surgery that would require them to place a rod into my femur with the hope to save my leg. If you are interested in meeting Bear, please contact us at (920)470-PAWS (7297) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Blue, named after his gorgeous blue eyes! He is a lab/golden/husky mix and is 6 years old. Blue is well house trained, good with dogs and cats, loves kids, and knows basic commands. Blue has not had any accidents in his foster home, plays wonderfully with other dogs, has excellent recall, and is quite well trained. Blue waits patiently on a sit/stay when he comes inside with wet or muddy feet until his foster mom dries his feet and releases him. He will make someone a wonderful companion! Blue was recently neutered and is available for adoption. Please contact us to meet this wonderful boy! Blue is with the Green Bay Animal Rescue. Call 920-544-1141 http://greenbayanimalrescue.weebly.com/
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Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website www.dnr.wi.gov International Migratory Bird Day 2012 will be celebrated on Saturday, May 5, 7:30 AM – Noon, at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in Ozaukee County. This year’s event will have lots of new, fun activities for the whole family including a live raptor show, face painting, bird crafts, bird hikes, and much more! Find more details on this annual event see below for a flyer. Feel free to print it out and share with others from our website (dnr.wi.gov/topic/endangeredresources/documents/IMBD_2012flyer. pdf). A map of the preserve can be found on the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust website (owlt.org/visit-our-preserves/ forest-beach-migratory-preserve).
Forest Beach Migratory Preserve – the only one of its kind in the Great Lakes Region – is one of the last large, undeveloped places along Lake Michigan in southern Wisconsin. Multiple habitats on the property provide important stopping places for songbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl as they migrate through in spring and fall. Read the interesting story of how this unique Preserve got its start by visiting the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative Website (www.wisconsinbirds. org/migratory/forestbeach.html) For more information, contact: Kim Grveles, WDNR, 608-264-8594
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MAY IS CLEAN AIR MONTH CELEBRATE WISCONSIN’S SUCCESSES Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, www.dnr.wi.gov MADISON -- May is Clean Air Month. During the month of May, the Department of Natural Resources will be celebrating Clean Air Month and our clean air attainment, and would like to encourage everyone to do the same. “The Clean Air Act, enacted in 1970 and amended in 1990, reshaped the way this country views clean air,” said Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp.
Agency (EPA) originally classified 11 Wisconsin counties (Door, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, T Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha) as not meeting the standard on November 6, 1991. By 2009, all 11 counties had been reclassified to attainment and have continued to meet the standard.
If you would like to learn more, use “Air quality is important to our health our outreach tools listed below. and our quality of life in Wisconsin. We • DNR is celebrating our new and work hard with businesses and the pubimproved website launched lic to keep raising the bar to continually earlier this year. For Air related improve the quality of the air.” information visit either the Air Quality and Health page (dnr. This year’s successes include: • Received approval from the U.S. wi.gov/topic/AirQuality) or the Air Permits page (dnr.wi.gov/ Environmental Protection Agency topic/AirPermits). (EPA) to reclassify seven south• DNR continues to promote ways eastern Wisconsin counties (Milindividuals can reduce their air waukee, Racine, Kenosha, Ozauemissions by issuing an Air Qualkee, Sheboygan, Washington and ity Tip of the Week. View these Waukesha) as meeting the federal tips and sign up for the listserv 1997 8-hour ozone standard (84 at It All Adds Up (dnr.wi.gov/ part per billion). On November topic/AirQuality/ItAllAddsUp. 16, 2011, the DNR supplemented htm). a 2009 redesignation request to • Find the current air quality in EPA and received approval on your area calling the Air QualFebruary 9, 2012. All 10 counties ity Hotline (1-866-DAILY-AIR) which originally did not meet the or by logging on to Air Quality standard now meet it. and clicking on “View current air • Met the federal 2006 fine parquality.” (dnrmaps.wi.gov/imf/ ticle (PM2.5) 24-hour standard imf.jsp?site=wisards) (35 micrograms per cubic meter) • The Wisconsin Department of for all counties. Monitor readings Natural Resources provides show that three counties (Miltimely information on state and waukee, Racine and Waukesha) federal air quality issues through who did not meet the fine parAir News, which includes featicle standard now do based on ture articles and news flashes 2008 - 2010 and 2009 - 2011 air on air related subjects. Sign up monitoring data. DNR has a draft for the Air News Listserv (dnr. redesignation comment out for wi.gov/topic/AirQuality/News. public comment. Attainment by this year would put them in athtml#tabx2) for notification tainment several years ahead of when new information is posted. schedule. Contact(s): Bart Sponseller, (608) 264• Continued to meet the prior 1979 8537; Bill Cosh, (608)267-2773 federal 1-hour standard for ozone levels (120 parts per billion). The U.S. Environmental Protection
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PUBLIC MEETINGS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL LAKE MICHIGAN TROUT AND SALMON STOCKING
ACT 90 from page 1. The law is very straightforward. It requires licenses for some breeders and shelters, and clearly states which ones those are. If you do need a license, you need to provide:
• Adequate food, water, shelter and space • Adequate socialization and activity • Adequate veterinary care
Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website www.dnr.wi.gov MILWAUKEE -- Public meetings are set for May 1 in Milwaukee and May 8 in Green Bay for anglers and others who want to learn more about, and weigh in on, potential stocking reductions in Lake Michigan that scientists say are necessary to balance game fish with the available food source.
And you must: • Keep puppies with their mothers until they are 7 weeks old • Have a veterinarian examine dogs prior to sale or adoption All this is clearly laid out in detail on our website: datcp.wi.gov/animals. Regardless of what you may read elseSome other misinformation that’s been where online, this is the definitive infor- circulated: mation. And there is a great deal of that less-than-definitive information, which “The law is stopping hobby breedleads to misconceptions or mischarac- ers by making them install expenterizations of Wisconsin Act 90. sive facilities and pay for a license.” The law does not affect the true hobOne common misconception is exactly byist. It does not require a license for what the goal of the law is, and what our anyone selling fewer than 25 dogs a authority is. The law is intended to pro- year, from three litters. Among the small tect dogs and the people who buy them. breeders who do require a license, few But some say the goal was to put “puppy have had a problem meeting the facilmills” out of business, and expected that ity standards with little or no change. If to happen the day the law took effect. they do require substantial change, we There are three problems with that: are giving them time to accomplish that as long as they meet the other standards • First, there is no legal definition and their dogs are safe. for a puppy mill. Many believe that any large breeding operation au“The certificate of veterinary intomatically means bad conditions spection is difficult for the veteriand unhealthy dogs that make bad narian to complete, does not allow pets. The truth is that large breed- him or her to truly evaluate the ing operations can be well run and dog’s health, and exposes the vetproduce well-bred dogs, and small erinarian to liability for unhealthy breeding operations can be hiding animals.” miserable conditions. Completing certificates of veterinary
inspection, or CVIs, should be a familiar process to accredited veterinarians. Accredited veterinarians have an additional credential beyond their state license, which allows them to do regulatory work – such as completing CVIs required for transporting animals between states or internationally. The CVIs required by Act 90 are no different from other CVIs. They ask for basic information about the dog, such as breed or markings, age and sex, and they must include a statement • Third, no government agency can that the animal shows no signs of infecput anyone out of business instantly. tious disease at the time of examination. There is always a process. There is always a right of appeal. Even though There is absolutely nothing in the law we can deny a license to an opera- to keep the veterinarian from noting tion that clearly is substandard and other health problems on the certificate. is going to stay that way, we cannot In fact, you might argue that profesphysically shut it down. If the dogs sional ethics demand it. It’s true that need to be seized to protect them, some congenital conditions appear later, we need local law enforcement to or that an animal exposed to infection do that. We cannot file charges; we might not be showing clinical signs yet. need to ask the district attorney to But again, if the veterinarian knows that file charges saying that the person a dog has been exposed, professional is operating without a license. And if ethics would call for noting that, or betthe person is found guilty, he or she ter yet, advising that the dog be kept uncan appeal that decision all the way til it has cleared the incubation period. to the Supreme Court. That is what The law says explicitly that the CVI is not the Constitution means when it says a guarantee, and the veterinarian is not “due process.” liable for unhealthy dogs. • Second, regulations never apply only to the bad actors. If that were true, we would somehow know which dairy farms produce low-quality milk and license only those, or which food processors had unsanitary conditions and license only those plants. How do you know those things without licensing and inspecting everyone?
We always knew that the early applicants would be the easy ones. Now we are beginning to wade into the muddier waters of finding and licensing the hard cases. It’s going to be a slow process.
the mother and, if possible, the father of puppies. We also advise them to get in writing what will happen if they are not satisfied with the dog or it becomes ill soon after bringing it home. A wise consumer would also insist on a pre-sale veterinary exam and the breeder’s written health guarantee.
The meetings are set for 6:30 p.m. May 1 at the WATER Institute in Milwaukee and 6:30 p.m. on May 8 at the Brown County Library in Green Bay. The Wisconsin meetings follow a lake-wide conference in Benton Harbor, Mich., on April 14, on the same topic that drew 60 people in person and another 25 who participated online. “We want to go over the informa-
“Consumers will think a breed- tion covered at the lakewide meeting er who is not licensed is a better in Michigan and give more Wisconsin breeder than one who is.” anglers a chance to weigh in on future
This logic is exactly the opposite of stocking policies,” says Bill Horns, the what happens in reality. Breeders are usDepartment of Natural Resources Great ing their licenses as a marketing tool. In Lakes fisheries specialist. fact, we have had to ask some who were not licensed to remove that statement Despite an exceptional coho harvest from their websites. and good size-at-age among chinook salmon in 2011, lake-wide forage as“This program costs taxpayers sessments and computer modeling money.” conducted by Michigan State University The program is entirely funded by liresearchers suggest that the number of cense fees set in statute by the Legistrout and salmon being stocked in Lake lature. No money comes out of general Michigan exceeds what can be supporttaxpayer funds. The law is written so ed by the available prey fish in the futhat, if fees don’t support the costs of ture, Horns says. the program, we must reduce costs or ask the legislature to raise fees. “The modeling suggests that we risk a future collapse in both alewives and In conclusion, Act 90 is a law that came game fish if stocking levels stay the out of public concern over lack of protecsame,” he says. “Concern about the station for dogs and consumers. It is the bility of the Lake Michigan alewife popuproduct of 10 years of work by breeders, lation has increased in recent years as shelters, veterinarians, and consumers. we have watched the dramatic declines Many of those who objected to it, and in Chinook salmon harvest in Lake Huron still object to it, are not required to be after alewife populations there crashed.” licensed. It is not a silver bullet; it will take time to be fully effective in reducing Biologists in the four states bordering the number of bad breeders in the state. Lake Michigan are reviewing the models and consulting with interested anglers But it is a necessary step in the right regarding future stocking policies. The direction. If you have questions, please Wisconsin meetings, as did the Benton feel free to call or email us: 608-224Harbor meeting, will examine five op4872, DATCPanimals@wi.gov. tions pulled together in workshops over the last year by the states’ fisheries biologists and representatives of fishing and What happens during other interested groups. an inspection?
The options include sticking with current stocking levels and four alternative patterns of reduction in stocking of chinook salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, brown trout, and lake trout. According to the models, the probability of reducing alewife abundance to an unacceptable level can be reduced seven-fold, First of all, the point of inspections is from 23 to 3 percent by implementing not to put anyone out of business. The one of the stocking options. It is true that this is a protection that point is to be sure you meet the requireconsumers may not receive if they buy ments so you can stay in business. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: from a smaller, non-licensed breeder. Bill Horns (608) 266-8782 This is why we always advise people to buy dogs only from breeders who al- see INSPECTION on page 19. low them to see their facilities and meet Although some of the licensees under Act 90 have been licensed and subject to inspection previously by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, many are new to the world of inspections. Let’s talk about what happens when the inspector calls.
ZOO NEWS BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR THE ANIMALS
Every April, we celebrate an event known as the “Birthday Party for the Animals.” This event started several years ago, back when the zoo was closed in January and February. We needed a way to help our visitors get reconnected with the animals and the park in the springtime, and a birthday celebration seemed like a great way to do exactly that. Even though the zoo is now open yearround, our Birthday Party event is still popular. It’s a very special event, not just because we are celebrating the lives of our animals, but it’s also a chance for us to educate our zoo guests about something called “enrichment.”
by Kim Diedrich, Chief Naturalist, Bay Beach Wildlife Sancutary Pet Journal Contributor
Enrichment is essentially what we do at the zoo (and what other zoos do, too!) to help keep the animals active – both in mind, and in body. We want to reduce boredom, and some of the unnatural behaviors that animals may exhibit when they get too bored. Consider a parrot who over-plucks its feathers, for example, or a tiger that paces around its exhibit non-stop. These are not natural behaviors; you would never see them in the wild. But, they can happen in captivity when an animal feels stressed or bored.
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We all know that spring is the season of new beginnings and that is definitely true this year with many of these new beginnings arriving earlier than years past. The Wildlife Sanctuary has already taken in baby bunnies, baby squirrels and baby birds. Most of these arrivals are showing up 4-5 weeks ahead of schedule. With a record year of 4700+ animals cared for in 2011, we are certainly experienced in the care and maintenance of wildlife, but the best scenario is to not have received these animals at all and to have them living on their own naturally. It is a fact that many of these animals are injured and do need our help, but we also get in many “orphaned” babies who may not be orphaned at all. So what should you do if you find a baby animal? It depends on the species, but in general here are the steps to consider: (Only adults should rescue baby animals. Before rescuing adult animals, seek guidance from a wildlife rehabilitator.)
Clockwise from Above Left “Rassy Rasmussen” the Rasmussen Moose mascot and “Geoffy” the Giraffe posing with some guests1, African Lion, Shambe, enjoys his birthday treats4, Japanese Macaque, Akira, playing with cup2, children working at activity station creating sausages for Lucky the zoo’s Albino Alligator3, Japanese Macaque, Seiichi, playing with cup2, North American Otter, Skokie, examines his enrichment “cake”2, Birthday Cake is served for up to 1,000 guests3, Visitors line up to watch as the Otter’s frozen “fish cake” is delivered2, Children sign a birthday card for the animals3, Guests interact with Lucky, the White Alligator mascot3. Photo Credits: 1 - Jennifer Wiater via NEW Zoo Facebook Page 2 - Jessica Hutjens NEW Zoo Volunteer 3 - Alicia Brunner, NEW Zoo Volunteer 4 - NEW Zoo Staff
sure the container doesn’t leak, or the animal will get wet and chilled. 6. Tape the box shut or roll the top of the paper bag closed. 7. Note exactly where you found the animal. This will be very important for release. 8. Keep the animal in a warm, dark, quiet place. • Don’t give it food or water. • Leave it alone; don’t handle or bother it. • Keep children and pets away. 9. Contact a wildlife rehabilitator, state wildlife agency, or wildlife veterinarian as soon as possible. • Don’t keep the animal at your home longer than necessary. • Keep the animal in a container; don’t let it loose in your house or car.
10. Wash your hands after con1. Prepare a container. Place a tact with the animal. clean, soft cloth on the bottom of a card- • Wash anything the animal was in contact with - towel, jacket, blanboard box or cat/dog carrier with a lid. ket, pet carrier - to prevent the If it doesn’t have air holes, make some. spread of diseases and/or paraFor smaller animals, you can use a paper sites to you or your pets. sack with air holes punched in. 11. Get the animal to a wildlife re2. Protect yourself. Wear gloves, if possible. Some animals may bite or habilitator as soon as possible. scratch to protect themselves, even if It is against the law in most states to sick. Wild animals commonly have parasites (fleas, lice, ticks) and carry diseas- keep wild animals if you don’t have permits, even if you plan to release them. es. Please call Animal Care at the Wildlife 3. Cover the animal with a light Sanctuary (920) 391-3685 for any anisheet or towel. mal related questions or concerns. 4. Gently pick up the animal and put it in the prepared container. 5. Warm the animal if it’s cold out or if the animal is chilled. Put ONE END of the animal’s container on a heating pad and set on low. Or fill a zip-top plastic bag, plastic soft drink container with a screw lid, or a rubber glove with hot water; wrap the warm container with cloth and put next to the animal. Make
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4-H HOUSEHOLD CAT SHOW
Pictures from the Sheboygan County 4-H Community Cat Show, held Sunday April 15 in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Clockwise from bottom Left: Tigger, Brown Tabby, Available for Adoption Sheboygan County Humane Society, Sheboygan, WI Toulouse, Solid Black & Whiter, Former Free Roaming Feline, Kathy B., Manitowoc, WI Cherrt, Dilute Tortie, Sheboygan County Humane Society Tutta, Silver Tabby & White, Norwegian Forest Cat, Kelly Q., Sheboygan, WI Kalliie, Clasic Tortie, Joyce N., Sheboygan, WI Izra, Seal Point, Lisa S., Sheboygan, WI Pease, Brown Patch Tabby, Former Free Roaming Feline, Kathy B., Manitowoc, WI Myrrh, Brown Tabby and White, Emily R., Plymouth, WI Mac, Solid White, Zachariah P., Weyauwega, WI Cutie, Solid Blue, Breanna P., Weyauwega, WI Bjorn, Blue Tabby @ White, Norwegian Forest Cat, Kelly Q., Sheboygan Lyla, Brown & White, Spectator Choice Winner, with Angela E., Plymouth, WI Button, Solid Black, Sheboygan County Humane Society
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PHOTOS OF OUR FRIENDS WHO ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN We wanted to inform you that we lost Congo on 2-18-12, this was the posting we placed on Facebook: A truly sad day at Ivelolharele...this morning we lost our precious gentle giant, Congo... Congo you will be greatly missed, I’ll miss you’re kisses and all your goofiness...RIP my dear friend, again you are able to see the green pastures...I love you Congo!
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HOW DO I PICK THE RIGHT VETERINARIAN FOR ME AND MY PETS? by Marty L. Greer, DVM, JD, Pet Journal Contributor Let’s face it – the veterinarian you select is NOT just the one that is right for your pet. It also has to be the right fit for you and your personal preferences. A veterinarian is your pet’s secondbest friend. When selecting a veterinarian, you’re doing more than searching for a medical expert. You’re looking for someone to meet your needs and those of your pet, a doctor who has people as well as animal skills. The worst time to look for a veterinarian is when you really need one, so plan ahead and choose wisely. Because veterinarians usually work with a team of professionals, including technicians and qualified support staff, you will likely want to evaluate the entire veterinary team’s competence and caring. If you think the veterinarian is terrific but don’t care for one of her staff, you may not be happy. On the other hand, while the location may be convenient and the fees may suit your budget, you may not feel comfortable about some other aspect of the veterinary facility. Weigh the factors that are important to you, but remember you will probably be happier if you drive a few extra miles or pay a few extra dollars to get the care you desire for your pet. Guidelines: 1. Price – selecting your veterinarian should not be on price alone. Veterinary care needs to be within your means but the least expensive care is not necessarily the best value for you or your pet. Quality veterinary care is much like any other decision you make – the VALUE, not the bottom line is how you need to look at this. The old adage “You get what you pay for” holds true here as well as in most other medical decisions. I surely would not select the least expensive dentist to do the work on my children’s teeth, I am not going to recommend you select the lowest price for a surgical procedure for your pet either.
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2. Quality of care – This is difficult for you as an owner to assess. Your pet can’t tell you if they were hospitalized on a cold cage floor or if they had a warmed bed with a fluffy towel! But you can and should ask for a tour of the hospital “in the back” so YOU can see if it is clean, how the pets are handled, and how the facility is equipped. Once you’ve narrowed your search, schedule a visit to meet the staff, tour the facility, and learn about the hospital’s philosophy and policies. This is a reasonable request that any veterinarian should be glad to oblige. Sometimes, a tour will need to be scheduled in advance if the hospital schedule cannot accommodate you at that exact time, but be ware if you are NOT allowed to see the surgery and housing areas of the hospital. 3 Location – sometimes driving a little further makes a lot of sense. A few extra minutes on the road can pay off if you find the level of veterinary care and veterinary philosophy you are seeking. 4. Value – Are the services you are receiving the best value? Does your veterinarian assist you in deciding how to get the most for the money you are spending? Are services being duplicated? Are they assisting you in the complete health care of your dog? Are they advising you about nutrition and nutritional supplements? Exercise and conditioning? Grooming needs? Dental health care? Vaccinations and other preventive care? 5. Needs - Are the services being provided meeting your needs? Not all veterinarians are trained or are interested in the same area of the field, just as in physicians or dentists.
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by Dr. Karen M. Strickfaden, Countrycare Animal Complex, Green Bay Ask the Vet Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org Ticks are common in the Midwest U.S. Tick Prevention and Wisconsin. Ticks transmit several Tick prevention measures are strongdiseases including Ehrlichiosis, Anaplas- ly recommended in tick infested areas mosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever such as Wisconsin. General rules of tick and Lyme disease. avoidance include: Lyme’s Disease Lyme’s disease is a serious problem in animals and is the most common arthropod-transmitted illness in humans in the United States. It is caused by a spirochete named Borrelia burgdorferi. This microscopic bacterium is transmitted to animals (or people) when Ixodes species infected ticks (e.g. northern deer tick) feed on a host. Thus, early detection and removal of ticks is an important strategy for disease control.
Removal of Ticks When removing a tick from your pet, make sure that you do it correctly. Pull the tick gently and steadily away from the skin with a tweezers at the point of tick attachment (or use tick removers designed to make the process simple). If part of the tick’s mouthpart remains in the skin, a foreign body reaction may Lyme’s disease is difficult to diagnose result. in pets for several reasons. First, the owner may not know that the pet had a Avoid crushing the tick during removal tick bite. Second, dogs do not show the so the bite wound is not contaminated. skin manifestation of ‘erythema migrans’ After removal, disinfect the site of atthat humans usually have on their skin tachment. at the location of a tick bite. Also, curIndoor Infestations rent blood testing for diagnosis can be inaccurate. There is another reason to use tick The clinical signs of Lyme’s disease in control measures on your dog - an ina dog include sudden ‘shifting leg’ lame- festation in your home. Although it is ness, joint pain, fever, lethargy, poor ap- usually a temporary problem, the brown petite, swollen lymph nodes and some- dog tick can complete its entire life cycle in a domestic setting. times, heart or kidney problems. Although pets do not transmit Lyme’s disease directly to humans, they may pose a risk by introducing ticks into a household. For example, ticks do not like cats, and may drop off of a cat to find a more suitable meal from a dog or human.
Lyme’s disease vaccination is recommended for any dog with a lifestyle that may expose him/her to ticks (especially wooded areas or high grass/bush areas, etc.). The Lyme’s vaccine is recommended to be given yearly, preferably just before tick season starts in April.
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INSPECTION from page 13. For pre-licensing inspections, our inspectors call ahead of time to make an appointment at a time convenient to you. The inspector examines records and walks through the facility with you, discussing as you go. Inspectors use a detailed checklist of the requirements in ATCP 16, the administrative rule that contains standards. These were developed by a committee made up of breeders and shelter representatives. The checklist covers: • Record-keeping: Whether records are retained long enough and are accessible, show locations where dogs are kept, contain information about each individual dog (breed, markings, birthdate if known, where it came from and where it went, veterinary care), and detail plans to provide socialization. •
Certificates of veterinary inspection: Whether they are properly completed for each dog sold, reflect required tests and vaccination, and are distributed to buyers.
General care of dogs: Whether dogs get enough food, water, exercise and veterinary care; are kept in compatible group; and get adequate socialization and enrichment with toys, activity, and contact with other dogs.
• Enclosures: Whether they are safe and clean, with enough space and ventilation; whether tethering is done safely and appropriately; and whether outdoor exercise areas provide enough space and shade. • Transportation: Whether dogs are transported in clean, dry, safe conditions with fresh air and protection from heat and cold, and are removed from vehicles often enough. For each individual standard, the inspector checks one of three boxes: compliant, non-compliant, or not applicable. As the inspector works, he or she discusses observations with you. You will receive a written report, which includes the checklist, photos of the facility, and explanations of any violations in more detail – along with how to correct them and the timeline to do so. There shouldn’t be any surprises when you read the report. If your facilities and practices meet the standards, you will receive a regular license. If you have some violations, you may receive a conditional license until they are corrected, or the inspector may instruct you to correct them by the time of the next routine inspection. Major violations that pose a threat to the dogs will likely require correction before you receive a license. If violations are so numerous or so extreme that the dogs are in imminent danger or they cannot be corrected within the current license period, we will revoke the temporary license you receive when you first apply. That has happened only twice to date.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HAVING A PET: HUGGING IS GOOD MEDICINE
As you can see, the standards are clear and straightforward, but the inspectors do have latitude in deciding the next step if you don’t meet some of them. They will work with you to help you meet the standards, as long as you are also willing to work with us. The goal here is to keep you in business while protecting the dogs and the people who buy or adopt them. Information supplied by the DATCP lists that out of the 170 breeders that applied for licenses: 111 have been inspected, 56 have not been inspected, and 3 have been either denied licenses or had their temporary licence voided. Of the 140 Shelters and Rescues that have applied for licensing: 89 have been inspected, 51 have not yet been inspected, and 0 have had their licenses denied or voided. According the USDA website, currently there are only 34 licensed breeders in Wisconsin, these breeders are the only ones that sell to Pet Stores.
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With Mothers Day and Memorial Day are behind us, Summer and Flag Day is coming. Look for the June issue of Pet Journal at one of our many distribution locations. Coming in the June issue we will be Last month I talked about the Un- or the steady wag of the tail. Now take conditional Love we give to and receive a moment and notice what your body is bringing to you the following: expressing back to you when you re-read that sentence that reminds you of the simple pleasures in life. Did you notice your heart? Did you feel the tension begin to drain from your face when a smile appeared? Shoulders relax? Maybe the nagging emotions of the day sitting in your gut began to dissipate. What are the health benefits we receive from our animal friends? The hormone related to Oxytocin is released into the body from hugging which then decreases depresIt is the same for our pets, only they sion, thus allowing happier thoughts and are more in tune with the joys of hug- emotions room to take root. The list of ging. The human race has become so health benefits goes into infinity. entwined with the demands of the world I have fallen madly in love with Bo and creating a living that we have forgotten the importance of a kind word or Jangles, the newest member of our fama hug. This however is a not new phe- ily. His eyes are soft brown deer-eyed nomenon to this generation; it dates windows of love and mischief. His face back thousands of years. All of us un- lights up with a smile when he comes derstand the concept of survival, it may bounding over to me… and my heart look different for each of us but we un- melts. His gentle spirit lifts my spirits, derstand what survival means. Our pets makes me laugh and yes the enjoyment also understand the meaning of survival of hugs are given and received. He came but more than that, they enjoy human to me as a foster, needing nourishment, companionship, which I find rather inter- grooming and love. Bo has given back esting, since we are the messed up spe- tenfold with his gentle nature, helping cies. We believe we are here for them; the other fosters settle in and feel safe. reality is they are here for us. He warms our hearts with his smile, we laugh when we can read his facial exHugs are a nonverbal form of communication, yet it speaks volumes, along see UGS on page 20. with the roll of their eyes, tilt of the head, from our pets. I recently received on Facebook, Hugging is good Medicine: It transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift. You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth. Scientists say that hugging is a form of communication because it can say things you don’t have the words for, and the nicest thing about a hug is that you usually can’t give one without getting one.
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BIRTHDAY from page 14. We want to reduce the occurrences of boredom and stress – so we provide enrichment on a regular basis. Enrichment can be things like toys or treats. The goal of a good enrichment program is to stimulate the animals to exhibit their natural behaviors and use their senses. For example, since parrots do like to preen their feathers and examine things with their beaks, we can give them something as simple as a phone book – and they can spend hours and hours chewing, tearing, and ripping it apart. It’s a great experience for them; it keeps them active and stimulated – and a phone book can’t hurt them. It’s important that any enrichment given to an animal is safe for that animal. We examine every species’ natural history, and we get to know each animal’s personality, to ensure that we don’t provide it with some type of toy or treat that could be dangerous. During the Birthday Party for the Animals event, we give our animals “gifts” of enrichment – and we give them lots! We do the “gift-giving” at scheduled times, so that our guests can observe the animals playing and interacting with their enrichment items. Our African Lions, for example, simply seem to adore tearing
open and flattening cardboard boxes – so they are given plenty of cardboard to play with! Some of the boxes that they are given might even have special treats inside. A handful of feathers from the emus, for example, will not only provide the lion with a fluffy “surprise,” but they will stimulate his senses of smell and taste. It’s not every day a lion gets to experience emu feathers, after all! So that’s a great, safe form of enrichment for him. We also have a variety of activity stations set up for children and families to enjoy throughout the event. Many of the stations include games or craft that teach about enrichment. We even have stations set up where zoo guests can help make enrichment for the zoo animals! This year, some of those treats were delivered to their recipients, such as the monkeys, right in front of the guests who made them. The Birthday Party for the Animals is one of our favorite events every year – and it’s not just because of the free cake we pass out to 1,000 visitors! It’s a great chance for people, and our animals alike, to have a wonderfully safe and very fun experience. What more can you ask for from your NEW Zoo? We’re pretty sure that “safe and fun experiences” are what it’s all about.
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Jill’s Pet Shoppe 712B E. Green Bay St. Shawano, WI 715 524-2272
Sud-Z-Paws 2525 S. Business Dr. Sheboygan, WI 920 457-7297
A Touch of Class Pet Resort 2275 Omro Rd. Oshkosh, WI 920 267-3333
Critters Pet Nutrition 2593 Fairview Rd. Neenah, WI 920 725-9434
V.I.P. Lube Inc. 2451 Velp Ave. Howard, WI 920 434-LUBE (5823)
Paws Awhile Boutique 123 N. Military Ave. Green Bay, WI
Doggie Do’s By Lou 311 E. Main St. Chilton, WI
Pulaski Warehouse 5665 Quarry Dr. Pulaski, WI 920 822-3536
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GROOMING YOUR PET by Diana Schmidt, Happy Tails Pet Grooming and Boarding Grooming Your Pet Columnist, email@example.com How Should I Bathe My Dog at Home? Many people say that when they wash their dog at home they can’t get the same clean, fresh, fluffy results that the groomer does. Here are a few tips to help out.
Shampoo: I recommend that you buy a quality pet grooming shampoo. Some groomers sell shampoo, or you can get it at a pet specialty store. Pet shampoos are PH balanced for dog’s coats, and they rinse out better than shampoos for humans. Groomers typically use diluted shampoos, which are easier to properly work through the coat. If you try a diluted shampoo, you will never go back to the ooey-gooey full strength stuff. Equipment: When you bathe your dog its better to use a hand-held brush that has some oompf behind it, but if you don’t have one you can use the cup method as long as you are careful to rinse out the shampoo completely. Some pet owners, and groomers for that matter, like to use a rubber curry brush for scrubbing, which is fine. I prefer to scrubadub with my fingertips. If you opt for the fingertip method, make sure your nails are short so as not to scratch the dogs skin.
water in the ear. Next, you need to wet your dog thoroughly from snout to tail. If you aren’t comfortable getting your dog’s face you can wipe the face with a wet washcloth. You need to really work the water through the coat all the way to the skin and don’t forget about the belly, chest, legs, feet, and tail. Then you can start shampooing the top of the head, top and bottom of the neck, and the underside of the muzzle. Then work your way down the dog’s back, sides, and chest, down the legs, and on the tail. Then scrub, scrub, scrub! Once you dog is thoroughly sudsy, rinse, rinse, and rinse again. Don’t forget between the toe pads, where shampoo can settle. Any shampoo that is not rinsed out can cause itching. Once your dog is sparkling clean, just dry as usual, preferably with low heat. If your dog has a longer coat, make sure every inch is brushed out and no tangles or mats remain. I hope that this will help you bathe your dog at home like a pro.
Editors Notes: Diana welcomes your questions on general on grooming, please email using the email address above or by mail: Pet Journal Attn: Grooming You Pet 3120 S Business Dr. Suite 270 Technique: Before you start wetting Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524 the dog, you should place a cotton ball gently in each ear to help avoid getting
PET PRODUCT REVIEWS by Seth Minaker Pet Journal Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org Cat litter odor can be a real problem for you, and visitors to you home. It isn’t only unpleasant for your senses, but can be harmful to your health. Getting rid of odor can be troublesome without the BIONAIRE ODOR Grabber® right tools. This month, I would like to explore a few odor eliminating products. Litter storage: Litter Locker II®: rating All are available online, and should be 4.5/5 price $10 available locally. There are more expensive options, but I’ll focus on more Litter Locker® is a litter disposal can, moderate priced solutions. (Prices and replacing the one in your garage or basecustomer ratings shown are average): ment that always smells. Litter Locker® has a patent pended design that creates The Litter Box: Bionaire Odor Grab- a convenient way to store soiled litter, up ber®: rating 4/5 price $75 to 2 months for one cat, while locking in all odors. One con though, is that you Even with its semi-steep price, most are required to buy their refill bag, for people say it’s worth it. Odor Grabber® $8. But many users and help sites say works via a built it electronic air purifier, that 10 gallon bags work equally well, cleaning the litter box of dust, dander, with a much lighter price tag. fur and of course odor. This is healthier for you and your cat, as it keeps harmful Deodorizer: Arm and Hammer Cat Litdust, and allergenic fur and dander, out ter Deodorizing powder: rating 4.5/5 of the air. With its modern look, it fits price $5 any decor. When the filter needs to be Arm and Hammer did an outstandreplaced, a LED light comes on. Don’t ing job with this product. Not only does worry about your scaredy cat, Odor it neutralize odors, but it keeps a light Grabber® is equipped with an ultra quiet fresh scent, nothing overpowering, for fan. Included are a litter scoop, 2 filters days. It also helps clumping litter from ($15 value), and a 12 foot power cord. sticking to the pan. With its cheap price, it’s worth trying.
Of course, all these products work best when paired with regular cleanings. Hope you found this information useful. Until next month!
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pressions, and his eyes are so warm and beautiful that I get lost in them. Since Editors Notes: Have a product you his joining the family, I have over-all felt would like reviewed? Email Seth at the better, and even noticed my husband address above or by mail: your cat, the resulting mental and physi- smiling by simply watching Bo sleep. Pet Journal cal stimulation will produce a happier, Attn: Pet Product Reviews My friend Joel commented that he exhealthier, pet.. 3120 S Business Dr. Suite 270 perienced a horrific day, upon coming Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524 home and sitting in his favorite chair, toEditors Note: Cats International was tally exasperated with the day’s events, founded by Betsy Liscomb, a cat be- Max, his shepherd mix, laid his head on havioral expert. If you would like more his lap, looked up into his eyes and the information on Cats International or for world didn’t look so bad after all. Bailey, cat behavioral assistance, please visit a golden retriever, would not leave his the Cats International website, www. owners side and kept placing her forehead into the lady’s side. This went on catsinternational.org. for weeks. During a routine physical, a Reprinted with permission. tumor was found on the left ovary, the very location Bailey rested his forehead. Silent messages of healing given with a simple action.
UNSAFE TOYS FOR YOUR CAT from catsinternational.org When selecting appropriate toys for your cat or kitten, think in terms of what would be safe for a human infant or toddler. Unfortunately, there are no regulations or cautionary statements on toys for pets. It is up to the pet owner to determine if the toy is suitable. If it can be swallowed, it is dangerous. The backward-pointing barbs on a cat’s tongue make it difficult for the feline to remove items from its mouth. String, yarn, floss, ribbon, twine, rubber bands, bells, etc. can be swallowed and may cause severe injury to your playful pet. Check toys for glued-on decorations or trim that could come off and be swallowed. The eyes on some playthings can be especially hazardous. For example, one very popular toy, the small mice made of real fur, have eyes that are tacks and should be removed before the toy is given to the cat. Keep in mind that while some toys, such as the milk bottle rings, may be perfectly safe for some cats, others that may have a penchant for chewing, may get into trouble with them. Know your cat and if in doubt, supervise playtime with the new toy. Play with feathered toys should always be supervised as an exuberant cat will chew the feathers and the shafts can become lodged in the cat’s throat. Generally, if you use common sense and provide safe, acceptable toys for
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I believe that we can learn how to become better people through the eyes and hearts of our pets. What can we learn from these three dogs about living? What can you learn from your pet? To support another isn’t rocket science nor does it take a lot of time. A simple hug, a smile, a touch of the hand, laughter and even sharing a cleansing sob session heals. When was the last time you received or gave a simple gesture of support? How did your body respond? Want health? Love the way our animals do. In upcoming articles, I will cover the healing affects that all animas have on us. If you would like to share your story, contact me all email@example.com.
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RIGHT VET from page 17. Call or visit the hospital you may wish to take your pets to. If you have only birds and snakes, you will want to find a veterinarian and staff skilled in exotic pet care. If you have a geriatric pet, you may wish to find a veterinarian who enjoys working with pets of this age. You may wish to have other philosophical needs of your own met such as treating your pet holistically or nutritionally. If you like to ask in-depth questions, be certain you find a veterinarian who can take the time or has staff trained to address your specific concerns. To be sure you have covered everything, write down your questions ahead of time. 6. Reputation - word of mouth continues to be the way most of us find our health care professionals and veterinarians are no exception. The best way to find a good veterinarian is to ask people who have the same approach to pet care as you. Start with a recommendation from a friend, neighbor, animal shelter worker, dog trainer, groomer, boarding kennel employee, or pet sitter. You can also ask your family members, people you work with or who your children go to school with. And then, do your homework.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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. Door County Humane Society of Sturgeon Bay, WI is looking for: • Animal Supplies • Purina Pro Plan Adult Chicken and Rice Formula
To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Eastshore Humane Association at: 920.849.2390, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may visit their website: www.eastshoreha.org. Fond Du Lac Humane Society of Fond Du Lac, WI is looking for: • Dog Needs • Kong’s and kong rubber balls • Dog toys • Peanut butter • Cheese whiz • Plain yogurt • Dog Treats • Easy-walk Harnesses (all sizes) • Durable Leashes • Kuranda dog beds (check our website) • Any dog related items • new or used • Cat Needs • Kitty Litter (non-clumping) • Purina Cat and Kitten Chow • Chicken or Turkey baby food (human) • Toys and Cat trees • Kitten milk replacer • Any cat or kitten related items - new or used • Small Animal Needs • Pellet rabbit food • Timothy Hay
• Bedding & Litter (no pine or cedar please) • Any small animal related items - new or used • Other Needs • Bleach • Q-tips • Band-aids • First Aid & Medical supplies • Rubbing Alcohol • Laundry Detergent • Garbage Bags (20 gal or larger) • Dawn dish soap • Mop heads (heavy duty) • Paper towels • Sandwich Bags (Ziploc or fold top) • Small paper plates & paper cups • Copy paper - white or color • Stamps To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fond Du Lac Humane Society at: 920.922.8873 or visit their website: www.fonddulachumanesociety.org. Fox Valley Humane Association of Appleton, WI is looking for: • Pet Supplies • Purina or Iams cat food and dog food • Purina Kitten Chow • Purina Puppy Chow • Canned cat, kitten and dog food • Pine or aspen shavings • Timothy hay • Cleaning Supplies • Lemon Pine-sol • Dish Soap • Tall Kitchen Garbage bags • Febreeze air freshener • Bleach • Liquid laundry detergent • Garbage bags (33-gallon) • Miscellaneous • Gas gift cards to local gas stations • X-large wire and plastic crates • Cash sponsorships • One months’s supply of pain medication for cats and kittens after surgery - $40/ per mo. • One month’s supply of pain medication for dog s and puppies after surgery - $75/per mo. • Surgical packs, 12 needed - $850 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a cat, 800 needed - $18.50 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a dog, 650 needed - $30.50 each To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fox Valley Humane Association at: 920.733.1717, by email at: email@example.com or visit their website: www.foxvalleypets.org. Lakeshore Humane Society of Manitowoc, WI is looking for: • Purina Dry Dog and Cat Food • Dog and Cat Treats (especially dog biscuits) • Clay Cat Litter • Hard to destroy Dog Toys • Cat Toys • Creamy Peanut Butter • Small Animal Bedding • Small Animal Water Bottles • Small Animal Supplies (Hay, Feed, Treats and Toys) • 8.5” x 11” Copy Paper • Post-It-Notes • Stamps (First Class and Pst Card) • Bleach • Tall Kitchen Bags & 39 Gallon Garbage Bags • Hand Sanitizer • Paper Towels • Toilet Paper • Dawn Dishwashing Soap To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Lakeshore Humane Society at: 920.684.5401 or visit their website at: www.lakeshorehumae.com.
Neenah Animal Shelter of Neenah, WI is looking for: Most Needed items: • Pig Ears/Rawhides • Dog Treats/Biscuits • Stamps • Dry Kitten Food • Wand Type Cat Toys • Pet Same Ice Melt • Pooper Scooper with Rake 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) Most Needed items: • Resurfacing of our Parking lot 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. Oshkosh Area Humane Society of Oshkosh, WI is looking for: • Purina Kitten Chow • Purina Cat Chow • Purina Puppy Chow - regular flavor • Purina Dog Chow • Caned Cat Food - pate type only (please no shredded or sliced in gravy) • Canned dog food • Canned kitten food • Romaine Lettuce (for rabbits) • Rolled Raw Hide Chews - Larger sizes only, please • Soft Dog Treats • Scoopable cat litter • Bleach • Tall Kitchen garbage bags • Dryer Sheets • Paper Toweling • Swiffer Dry Mops • Small paper plates • Degreaser - like Jungle Jake • Micro Fiber Cloths • Cotton Swabs & Cotton Balls • Copy Paper To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Oshkosh Area Humane Society at: 920.424.2128 or visit their website: www.oahs.org. Ozaukee Humane Society of Saukville, WI is looking for: • Digital Camera with rechargeable battery, at least 7 megapixel preferred • Dish Soap • Small Dog Training Treats • Laundry Detergent (for High Efficiency Washers) • Postage stamps • Kongs • Fabric - large, colorful solid material • 8 oz. - 12 oz. disposable cups • 45-gallon garbage bags • Aspen Bedding • Bleach • Bottle Brushes • Cardstock paper • 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
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To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Ozaukee Humane Society at: 262.377.7580, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may visit their website: www.ozaukeehumane.org. The Sheboygan County Humane Society of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Monetary donations Gift cards for gas &• • Gift cards for pet supplies • Gift cards from retail stores • Cat toys • Canned cat food • Kitty litter (non-clumping) • Litter pans • Litter scoops • Laundry soap • Non-clorox bleach • Dish detergent • Paper towel • Scotch scrubbing pads • Rawhide chews for dogs • Dog toys and tennis balls • Science diet pet foods • Copy paper • Office supplies • Foster Homes • Volunteers To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Sheboygan County Humane Society at: 920.458.2012 or visit their website at: www.mySCHS.com. Washington County Humane Society of Slinger, WI is looking for: Items marked with a * are priority needs. • Animal Needs ◊ Dog Needs ● “Natures Variety Instinct” or Grain free Dog Food* (for dogs with special dietary needs) ● Purina Puppy chow ● Liver Sausage (to hide medication for dogs) ◊ Cat Needs ● Non-scoopable cat litter* (we always need litter) ● “Before Grain” dry food* (for cats with special dietary needs) ● Septic Swaps* (can get at Walgreens) ● Baby Food* ● Feliway Spray ◊ Small Animal Needs ● Hamster/Gerbil food* ● Aspen bedding* (can get at Fleet Farm - called Horse Cubes) ● Timothy Hay* ● Carefresh pet bedding* (any color) ● Vita drops* ● Ferret Vite* ● Guinea Pig food ● Toys/Treats ● Plastic Slinkys
● Rat pellets ● Ferret food • Shelter Needs ◊ Nurtical* ◊ Paper plates ◊ Toilet Paper ◊ Oster shaver blades - #40 ◊ Fabuloso floor cleaner ◊ Plastic clipboards - 9” x 12” ◊ 75 to 100 ft. Industrial strength hoses ◊ New or working Dehumidifiers ◊ New or working Chest Freezers ◊ Postage stamps ◊ Thick “Welding” leather gloves (should go to the elbow) ◊ Eraser board markers ◊ Heating Pads with temp adjustment ◊ Gift Cards (Walmart, Office Max, Fleet Farm, Menards, Gas Cards) ◊ Toner for printers: ● HP DeskJet 990cse #78 - color ● HP DeskJet 990cse #45 - black ● HP #28 - Tricolor ● HP #27 - Black ● HP LaserJet 2200d #96A - black 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: email@example.com or visit there website at: www.washingtoncountyhumane.org.
Section 2.2: Animal Rescues & Shelters All Animal Rescue Center project of the Eastern Wisconsin Herpetological Society & Rescue 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: www.allanimalrescuecenter.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
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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. Furry Bottoms Rescue of Plymouth, WI is looking for: • 4 - 4-shelve storage units on wheels To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Furry Bottoms Rescue at: 920.449.5084, by email at: info@ furrybottomsrescue.com or visit their website: www.furrybottomsrescue.com. 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. Iveloharele Horse Retirement Sanctuary is looking for: • Hay, Grains, and Treats • Paint - White
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Water hoses Water and Grain Buckets Bedding - Eqine - Fresh Mats - for horse stalls Box fans Grooming Supplies Round Pen Gates 14 - 16 ft Supplements - MSM, Glucosumine, and UGuard Fly Spray, Fly Masks, and Fly Strips Cash donation
To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Iveloharele Hourse Sanctuary by email: iveloharele@ frontier.com. K&R • • • • • • • • • • • •
Small Animal Sanctuary is looking for: Baby Blankets Fleece Blankets Stuffed Animals Hard Plastic Baby Toys or Rattles Bunny/Guinea Pig Toys Natural Small & Large Wicker Baskets Natural Wicker Craft Wreaths PLAIN Rabbit Pellets (no seeds or treats mixed in!) Bagged Hay 16oz or 32oz Water Bottles Ceramic Dishes Treats
To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the K&R Animal Sanctuary by email: email@example.com or visit their website at: www.krsmallanimalsanctuary.vpweb.com. Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Paper towels • Lysol Spray • Dog toys • Puppy food - moist and dry • Bowls • Leashes • Collars • Volunteers • Wisconsin Foster Homes To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue at: 920.627.6727, by email at: mecca@ meccapitbullrescue.com or visit there website at: www.meccapitbullrescue.com. Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. of Appleton is looking for: • Cat Litter • Dry Cat Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Dry Kitten Food (Please no Ol’Roy) • Canned Cat and Kitten Food • Dog Toys • Dog Rawhides/Chews/Bones • Bleach • Laundry Detergent • Paper Towels • Fly Traps • Any Cleaning Supplies • Bug Spay • Metal or Ceramic Bowls • Styrofoam Bowls • Folders (Red and Blue) • Any Pet Supplies To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. at: (920) 209-PAWS (7297) or visit their website at: www.savingpaws. com. Two Left Paws of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Dog/Cat food (Evo, Fromm, Wellnes, Feliade, Canide) • Canned wet food (any kind) • Clumping litter (any kind, non-sented) • Litter scoops
Tender Care In Home Pet Sitting Where your pet is treated like it’s one of our own Serving the entire Fox Valley area from Neenah to Kaukauna, including the Greenville area
Resonable rates, insured, bonded
References available upon request
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Puppy pads Dog/Cat treats Dog/Cat toys Dog/Cat beds Towels Paper towels Disposable gloves Kennels Cages Live traps for Small Animals Fleet Farm gift cards
To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Two Left Paws Animal Sanctuary at: 920.331.0100 or via their website at: www.twoleftpaws.org.
Section 3: Event Posters
VET from page 17. Gravid females tend to crawl upward and can deposit up to 3,000 eggs in protected places (e.g. cracks and crevices, ceilings). The larvae then move downward and hide around baseboards, windows, curtains and in furniture. Each stage of the tick’s life cycle can persist for several months without a blood meal. Thus, premises may even be infected long after dogs are gone.
Editors Notes: Dr. Strickfaden welcomes your questions on general pet health topics, please email using the email address above or by mail: Pet Journal Attn: Ask the Vet 3120 S Business Dr. Suite 270 Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524
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Special needs services available
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HORSE-A-RAMA “Off to the Races” May 5 and 6, 2012 Clinicians, Seminars, Demonstrations Family Entertainment Man i t ow Barrel Racing Expo oc Cou Jack Curtis Horsemanship M a n G ro u n n t y d i t ow Midwest Renegades Drill Team o c, W s I Jesus “Chewy” Joregui Training Techniques l i ke Ranch Sorting w ww. us on f Polo Demonstration a hor se -a ceboo Heidi Herriot Liberty Horse Training - ra m k Parage of Stallions & Horse Breed Demonstrations a.or g Free Pony rides & Free Wagon Rides El Gato, the Spanish Dancing Horse 4-H Used Tack Sale Free Pancake Breakfast on Sunday Vendors, Vendors, Vendors
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Prices: Daily Pass - $5 Weekend - $8 Children under 10 free