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NAVIGATING THE MAZE OF STRAY HOLDING FACILITIES by Kathy Pobloskie Pet Journal Contributor Editors Note: While this article talks exclusively about dogs, it also pertains to cats. Your friendly dog has gone missing and there is a good chance that he has ended up in an animal control facility or stray holding facility. This article will help you understand how the system works and will help maximize your chances of locating your dog. Remember though, that every state has different laws and procedures, so you will need to familiarize yourself with your local area. Dogs are considered property in all fifty states and most states have some sort of “Stray Hold� law that is designed to give an owner a chance to reclaim their dog. This may be as short as three days or as long as seven days. Most municipalities will assign a “stray contract� with an entity in their community to house the “strays� until the owner reclaims them. These are the ONLY facilities that should be housing lost dogs. Rescues should not be accepting or housing lost dogs unless they hold the contract for your area. When they accept lost dogs without the contract, it adds another layer of confusion to the system, and is one more barrier to getting lost pets back home. Many different terms may be used to describe facilities which also adds to the confusion.

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EDITORS NOTES

ABOUT OUR COVER MODEL

Our September cover model is Mystique. Mystique sadly passed away in April of 2011, the following is from her owner, Erin. When I was 9 years old, my parents bought me a parakeet from a pet store. I named her “Mystique”, after the shape shifter from the movie “Xmen”. Sometimes I would leave the cage door open, and Mystique would fly out of the cage and land on me when I was sleeping, studying, or watching TV. She definitely got my attention. When I would get home from school, the first thing I heard was “chirping” coming from my bedroom. It was like she was waiting for me to come home. I would always greet her, talk to her, whistle, or imitate her chirp. At times, I would set a small round ball (with holes in it) on her cage door, and she would use her beak and throw the ball on the floor. This was done over and over, and she never got sick of it. Mystique was an amazing and enthusiastic bird, and I enjoyed her for 11 years.

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1 - Navigating the Maze of Stray Holding Facilities by K. Pobloski

5 - About our Cover Model Editors Notes 6 - Holistic & Natural Options for You & Your Pets hosted by K. Hoelzel hosted by C. Larson

8 - September Calendar 9 - Ask Scrappy!

hosted by Scrappy the Pit Bull

13 - Set those Myths aside Recycling’s a Win-Win for Everyone from WI DNR

14 - Pictures from the NEW Zoo Winners of the Pet Journal Raffles at the Mit Liebe Expo 15 - Pictures from Winneconie Dog Club Open House Pictures from the Pet Memorial Service 16 - Photos of your Pets

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11 - Pet Adoption Section 12 - Eco News Report: 96 percent of Public Water Systems met Health Standards for Drinking Water from WI DNR

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Aquarium Maintenance Schedule by M. Verner

18 - Zoo News Protecting our Feathed Friends by A. Kawski & K Soukup

20 - Grooming your Pets hosted by D. Schmidt

Pet Product Reviews

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Feline Happiness - A Cozy Bed

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Avoid Spreading a Plant that’s a Threat to Bats

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13 - Fall Migration takes Wing as Experts keep an Eye out for Drought Impacts from WI DNR

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HOLISTIC AND NATURAL OPTIONS FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS IT’S ALL WORTHWHILE... by Karey Hoelzel, Holistic & Natural Columnist h&n-khoezel@petjournalmidwest.com Once again I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with one of my new customers who have taken the time to start educating themselves about pet nutrition. Nothing makes me happier than working with people who finally “get it” about a better way to feed their pets. “You’re what you eat” applies not only to us but to our pets too.

by Cheryl Larson, Holistic & Natural Columnist h&n-clarson@petjournalmidwest.com

(Unless she’s a Vegan) There is something called common cleanliness, water, and a wonderful invention that has been around for thousands of years called soap. Those two things combined make short work of dirt and germs. I use it myself since most of our pets meals are raw food. This person also was appalled that dogs are fed raw meat and then allowed to lick children!

When I speak about nutrition and natural foods and “table scraps”, I’m Evidently she doesn’t have a problem referring to whole foods, minimally pro- with dogs licking their private parts, then cessed, chemical free and clean. interacting with humans. The less processed any foods are, the more nutrition they contain. Anytime a food, be it meats, vegetables, fruits or grains are processed, the less nutritional value they have. When I speak about “table scraps” I’m not including cooked bones, fat, skins and anything else we found to be inedible, my version of table scraps (not table crap) are leftover steamed veggies, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, carrots, new red potatoes, meat (not fat), NO COOKED BONES whatsoever, chicken w/o skin, beef, venison, lamb etc... again, no cooked bones or fat. Greens are fine to be included, such as kale, beet greens, celery – most anything that has been part of a healthy meal for us humans. Onions are not to be fed to dogs in any form.

Maybe we should all live in plastic bubbles, but since that isn’t an option, we need to educate ourselves and use the common sense available to all of us. I’ve managed to survive feeding my pets a raw diet for all these years (before it was popular), my pets survive and thrive, my family has survived and visiting friends have all survived my raw fed pets, imagine that. By record, more pets have been sickened or died having been fed big box brand dry dog food, and who can forget the Chinese food issue from a few years ago?!

In my opinion, a rotation diet is a must. If your comfort level includes some raw in your pets diet, so much the better for them. If not, there are many other choices, U.S.A. sourced canned meats, What I personally find disagreeable kibble that is meat based and grain free, for pets is corn, corn gluten, wheat and freeze dried meats and vegetables are wheat gluten, soy, cereal fines, chemi- an option too. cally processed meats such as ham, bacon, sausages, hot dogs and cooked fat I carry nothing edible in my shop that trimmed from a steak. These things are has been sourced from China, and many not appropriate for dogs and cats. of the better quality independent pet food stores are headed in that direcIt’s just common sense people. If you tion, and not fast enough in my opinion. question eating it yourself – why would I don’t want to look at what is on my you consider feeding it to your pet?! shelves or in my freezers and wonder about its safety or where it came from. Many of my customers who have decided to change up their pets diets are I remember a conversation I had with seeing positive results just by incorpo- a woman about feeding my pets and nurating a few raw meals a week into their trition... at the end of our talk she said to pets’ diet. me, “my my, your dogs eat better than you do,” I smiled and replied, “no, they In a recent digest style magazine eat as well as we do, and why should there was an article written by an animal they not?!” health care provider who claimed that there is a national health crises in this When you take your pet to the vet, country because people are feeding their wouldn’t you rather it be a wellness visit dogs raw food, “people are dying!” than a sickness visit? I’m wondering how this person gets her meat from the package to the pan?

HOLISTIC EAR CARE FOR YOUR PET

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Editors Note: Cheryl and our ‘Ask the Supplements and food considerations Vet’ columnist, Dr. Strickfaden, both sub- for ear health include food allergies, anmitted columns on Ear Care this month. tioxidants, and hypothyroidism. Food allergies often trigger ear infections. Grains, dairy and artificial ingredients In 2011 canine ear infections were the are common culprits. Antioxidants like number one reason dogs visited the vet, A, E, and C, CoQ-10, and Zinc are benwith an average bill of $98.00. The good eficial. Hypothyroidism is strongly linked news is that it is fairly easy to prevent to ear problems. Please have your dog ear infections, saving you hundreds of checked if the problem continues, or if dollars and unnecessary suffering for other symptoms are present. If a dog your dog. The two major causes of ear is normal to slightly hypothyroid, kelp, issues are chronic inflammation and in- Dulse and Siberian ginseng are helpful. fections. Inflammation left untreated Other common causes of ear issues incan lead to infection. Signs of inflamma- clude long ears, dogs that swim, recently tion are swollen, itchy, red, hot ears with vaccinated puppies and dogs with imvery little discharge. Obvious discharge mune system disorders. is typical with an infection. The following chart, on the next page, An ear infection can be bacterial or will help you determine the appropriate fungal. Bacterial infections are more ear cleaners, flushes and remedies. No common and can be diagnosed with an Alcohol Please, it burns and causes irear culture. If the infections are chronic, ritation! you want to identify the exact organism your pet is dealing with, and this in turn will help you choose proper treatEditors Note: Cheryl Larson is the ment. You will need to follow proper Holistic Pet Care Consultant at Down To procedures to clean the ears, and follow Earth Nutrition located in Howard. Stop with medicine. With fungal or yeast in- in and check out their large assortment fections, dogs need their ears cleaned of supplements, organic grocery and pet and dried frequently. A strong immune supplies. system and probiotics (friendly bacteria) are also going to be beneficial at this time. A helpful method to clean the ears is to use a quilted cotton make-up pad. These pads do not leave fibers behind like a cotton ball. Place the appropriate cleaning solution on the pad and swab out the inside of the ear. Repeat with new pads until the pad comes out clean. Cotton swabs can also be used on small breed dogs, just be sure to go straight down into the ear canal. When the ears are full of debris, but not inflamed or painful, an ear flush is usually the best choice. A dog’s ear turns in at a right angle, so many times a flush can help debris move out. Using a bulb syringe, gently put a liquid into the ear from the options below. Do not squeeze or force, just gently let the liquid ease into the ear, massage the base of the ear, then let the dog shake it out. Repeat approximately three times in each ear. When flushing is complete, dab the ear dry. Dogs usually find this soothing to the ear. Do not flush if the ears are painful, bleeding, or slimy. Wait until things have healed more.

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FOOD from page 6

High quality canned dog or cat food should not be considered a “treat”, it is I will share with you what in my opinsustenance for them, not a whim you ion I consider a pretty good method of come up with once in a while. The liquid feeding for my pets, and yours if you in meat and canned meats is nutritious, choose it. water is just water. First, don’t expect to find balance in a bag, I don’t care whose food it is. Whether you choose to feed a natural diet or a kibble based diet, you will attain balance over time. During the course of feeding a rotation diet for a week, you will find a balance in the varying foods you use.

The pre-mixed chub or patties of raw meat that are available are complete with muscle meat, ground bone, organ meat, greens and vegetables already mixed in –they are pretty much idiot proof and ready to feed.

Whatever you decide to do, please remember you are the most important If you feed raw, adding supplements ingredient in your pets diet choices. such as B-complex, CoQ10 enzyme, fish oil, kelp or Vitamin C is a good idea. Gain knowledge, pass it forward. If you’re feeding a grain free kibble, rotate the proteins, feed beef, chicken, bison, turkey, venison, fish amd duck. The more you move your pet around on the protein they eat the less likely they are to form an allergy or an immunity to what they eat. The only one who has vested interest in you NOT changing foods is the company you’re buying from. There are many good quality canned grain free meats available that I feel should be included if you’re feeding dry food. Pets need the hydration that wet canned food offers.

Editor’s Notes: Karey Hoelzel owns Critters Pet Nutrition, Neenah, WI. Her shop caters to those who prefer natural and holistic free range foods for dogs and cats, offering grain free, raw frozen and freeze dried foods and treats, natural supplements and Young Living Essential Oils. Copyright 2012 Karey Hoelzel.

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It may be called the pound, an impound facility, a stray holding facility, an animal control facility, an animal shelter, or a humane society. It may have SPCA attached to the name, although this does not mean it is connected with the national organization, the ASPCA. Vet clinics, boarding kennels, town offices and police stations may also house lost dogs. Stray holding facilities may be a private business, a non-profit organization or a totally government run organization. Regardless, the animal control contract is paid for with tax payer dollars that compensate the facility for impounding and housing your dog while he is lost. You have a right to know how your tax dollars are being spent and how the system works! These services are also subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests if you run into problems. The stray holding facility can be an elaborate large central animal shelter with all the bells and whistles of modern technology. These facilities may also operate as a humane society and will adopt your dog out if you don’t reclaim him in time. Or, it may be a garage or small kennel on the back of somebody’s property. The stray contract may be held by somebody that doesn’t have a cell phone or microchip scanner; let alone a computer with internet service to help get the word out that they have your dog. It is your responsibility to advocate for your lost dog and make yourself aware of all the different stray holding possibilities in your area. Check with your local town offices and police and sheriff’s departments for a list. You will want to expand this, as time lapses. Your dog may being held several counties away and you will only have a very short time to locate and reclaim him. Leave no stone unturned!

There isn’t a “central clearing house” for lost pets, like there is for lost children. There are many reasons for this, and it is something that the animal welfare world will need to work towards if shelter deaths in this country are going to decline. The most progressive facilities will post pictures on line or on their Facebook page as soon as the dog is turned in. This has become an invaluable tool for locating owners and saving lives. Some shelters even have volunteer “lost and found matchers” who will try to match up lost dog reports with dogs that are brought in. But again, this is more the exception, than the rule. Shelters that don’t post pictures on line may adopt out your dog immediately after the Stray Hold has elapsed. You may never know that your dog was there unless you check the “adoptable” photos. These adoption pictures should appear on their website or on Petfinder.org once the dog is up for adoption. But please be forewarned, if your dog is friendly and adoptable, it may only be on the website for a few hours or a few days. If a shelter adopts your dog out, you will not have any recourse unless you are prepared to hire a lawyer and begin a legal battle. If your dog is old, injured or sick, or shows any kind of stress or aggression in the shelter, (even if it is only from fear), he may very likely be euthanized immediately after his stray hold is up. This is especially true of larger dogs in the larger urban shelters.

Right now, it is too easy for a shelter to proclaim that “the owner wasn’t looking for their dog” and euthanize it or adopt it out immediately after the stray hold period has lapsed, instead of proactively being part of the solution. This is something that we struggle with every Dogs that come off of “Stray Hold” day and you can help us by educating are either made available for adoption at the public about this very serious void in the facility, transferred to another rescue the animal welfare system. or shelter for adoption, or euthanized. We cannot stress enough that time is of Check out EVERY dog that you think the essence and you may want to enlist is a possible match for your dog. Errors some friends or family to help you scan can be made regarding gender and age; the websites, make the phone calls necmicrochips can be missed and breeds essary and personally visit all of the facan be mis-identified. Even when you go cilities in your area. Don’t limit yourself and check in person, don’t be surprised to your county. Remember, dogs walk. if your dog doesn’t know you or doesn’t They can easily end up in another counexhibit specific behaviors that you would ty, state, or jurisdiction and sad to say, expect to see. The stress of the shelthere is not any internal cross-sharing of ter may make your dog “shut down” information between the facilities. Just and you may overlook him. Please be because you file a lost dog report at one careful. We are aware of several “near place, doesn’t mean that they share it misses” when an owner didn’t recognize with the others. In fact, that rarely haptheir own dog. pens, if at all. It is not uncommon for there to be dozens of stray holding faciliDon’t delay, get started now beties in one county and you will need to cause your dog is depending upon you! check them all! (from a series of articles that can be This lack of information sharing has found at www.lostdogsofwisconsin.org) been the biggest hurdle for the lost pet problem.

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S EPTEMBER 2012 SUNDAY Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay, WI Nature Center: 8 am - 7:30 pm Habitrek: 9 am - 6 pm NEW Zoo, Green Bay, WI Daily 9 am - 6 pm

MONDAY Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitowoc, WI Mon - Sat: 7 am - 5 pm Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm Menominee Zoo, Oshkosh, WI Daily 9 am - 7:30 pm

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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.

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by Scrappy, the Lovable Pit Bull Pet Journal Columnist and Mascot askscrappy@petjournalmidwest.com

by K. Ahrens, Pet Journal Contributor

MISTY, ASSISTANT WRITER OF ASK SCRAPPY!

SCRAPPY I hope everyone had a great summer this year and enjoyed their Labor Day. Though I had a good time, I was kinda sad since Labor Day signals that summer will soon be over. It just seems like this year summer was over before I really had a chance to enjoy it. Sure, I had fun outside chasing the bunnies, running around the yard, and barking for no reason at all, but there were so many other plans I had for this summer. I never lost weight, worked out and got down to my beach body like I wanted, heck I didn’t even get down to the beach. I suppose it’s like anything you really enjoy; it seems to be over before you know it and the things that you aren’t particularly happy about seem to last forever. It’s like being forced to eat food you fear will make you gag if the fork reaches your mouth, finishing that horrific pile of _______ (insert hated food substance here) seems to take forever. On the other hand, dessert is over in seconds. Well, I guess there’s always next year. I can also get a head start by hitting the doggy gym early, if not, you’ll see me next summer being pulled along the street on a sheet of wood held up by two skateboards. That’s an image that makes me want to run around the block forty or so times. Yikes! I know I promised action photos of the bunnies in this month’s column, but my photographer couldn’t seem to catch any of my bouncy little friends at play in the yard. He actually suggested that we use stock photos of bunnies from the internet. I was shocked and appalled at such a suggestion. Scrappy may be many things, stubborn, a killer pit-bull, and a cat-a-phobe (well, actually just one cat in particular), but he does not mislead his readers. So, I guess I’ll shoot for next month. I hope it’s soon since fall is right around the corner. That’s when the bunnies go into full camouflage and blend with the leaves and brown foliage. So sneaky! May have to install some of those night vision, motion sensing, cameras. Just like the ones they use to catch bigfoot or the chupacabra doing whatever they do when no one is around to see them. I shudder to think what that may be. I hope everyone had a chance to check out their various county fairs or the state fair, for that matter. Nothing like a good, end of summer pig out on awesome fair food and you can do it with an actual pig and learn from the master.

What more could you ask for? Of course, when I say this, I’m talking to my two legged friends. There is very little, if anything, that is good for us to chow on at the fair and it’s up to our human friends to make sure we have no treats brought home from the fair, unless made specifically for us. I know there are a lot of my friends sitting there planning my assassination for saying this, but you’ll thank me next year when you’re still healthy and having another great summer. So, be mad at me, it’s a penance I’ll gladly accept. Well, that’s about it for this month and the final dog days of summer. What does that mean anyway? I assume, if it’s the dog days of summer, shouldn’t we be having a parades, fairs, and festivities, all praising the mighty dog and our accomplishments. It’s not the cat days of summer, is it? Thank goodness for that. Events would include sitting around complaining about literally everything, making unreasonable demands for food and treats to be served on the finest crystal or china, cases of sparkle balls and cat nip at the ready when the need arises, hourly bed fluffing, and nearly constant brushing. No thank you! I’m sorry I even mentioned it. If word gets back to my kitty assistant, Misty, I’ll be barraged with request for a national holiday in honor of the feline species. That would surely be a sign of the dog apocalypse. Take care and I’ll see you next month

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Rescue animals aren’t broken; they’ve simply experienced more life than other animals. If they were human, we would call them wise. They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write, the ones dealt a bad hand who responded with courage. Don’t pity them. Do something. Help to rescue. Donate. Volunteer. Foster. Adopt. And be proud to have their greatness by your side. While keeping up on Facebook recently I came across this quote and it got me thinking about some of the great animals we have worked with. Here are some of our greatness stories… Miss Pig - This sweet guinea pig was one of our first rescues. We found her at a chain pet store where she was living in a 10 gallon aquarium. She had been returned to the store 2 times. The staff claimed she was a bitter and warned us not to attempt handling her! Miss Pig had a severe head tilt and the tilt was so bad she was looking at the ceiling. Off to the vet she went and was diagnosed with a chronic ear infection and blindness!! No wonder she was biting! She was miserable. After medication Miss Pig was on the mend. We found ways to communicate with her so she knew we were coming before lifting her. Soon we found that Miss Pig had GREAT hearing and loved veggies and treats. With just a bit of time and effort she was converted to a great little pig. Miss Pig was adopted into a loving family where she will spend the rest of her days!! Freckles - This beautiful bunny was dumped off at an overloaded shelter. She had a large gash on her neck from a rope being tied around her. Poor Freckles was terribly underweight. She was fairly shy and not thrilled about being handled.

She also showed some sassy behavior when she was in a cage. With lots of patience and time Freckles learned to trust people. She enjoys snuggle time and loves being a house rabbit! She is still looking for the perfect home. Pixey - This poor bunny was rescued from a terrible, filthy situation. Pixey was housed with several other rabbits in a coop of sorts. They lived in a manure pile of their own waste. Periodically the “owner” would pull a bunny out and make him into dinner. Pixey tunneled into the poo and made a nest to have eight babies! When the humane officers found them Pixey and her babies went to a foster home. Pixey had an eye infection so the vet prescribed eye drops. Three weeks later she had another litter (which is normal for rabbits)! Then Pixey got violently ill. She went to the vet and they found an abscess near her eye where they found glass embedded! Finally Pixey was on the mend and on her way to us. After all of this Pixey still LOVES people! She has not needed any extra work on our part to help her trust people. She is a quiet, sweet rabbit that would like to find a great forever home! If you would like to add some greatness to your home please contact us. We have some wise animals looking for forever families! They would love to add you to the next chapter in their stories. Please visit our website or facebook page soon.

Editors Note: Kristin Ahrens is one of the Co-Directors and the Education Director for K&R Small Animal Sanctuary based in Appleton, WI. For more information visit their website: www.krsmallanimalsanctuary.com or their facebook page: www.facebook.com/KRSmallAnimalSanct

SHARING THE TURF PART II - SCENT MESSAGES from catsinternational.org It is essential to understand the importance and function of feline scent marking if we wish to control it. All cat owners have observed rubbing behaviors performed by their cats for the purpose of marking objects or individuals in their territory. Cats have greatly enlarged sebaceous glands around the mouth, on the chin, in the ear canals, in the perianal area, and at the base of the tail. When rubbing these areas of their bodies on objects or individuals, they leave a chemical scent behind which is very reassuring to the cat and non-offensive to humans. (The sweat glands in the skin of the paws also leave an olfactory cue when the cat scratches.) When we stroke a cat or it rubs itself against our legs, we pick up these scents ourselves. Consequently, we then have a group scent identification. Allorubbing creates group scent between cats in multi-cat households. This potpourri of familiar scents helps cats feel comfortable and secure in their home territory. Any change in the scent structure of the home (eg., a new pet, person, or even a new piece of furniture) may trigger a

highly objectionable form of scent marking--spraying. Spraying is accomplished by squirting a powerful jet of urine backward onto vertical features of the environment-doors, windows, drapes, walls, etc.-about 8 inches above the floor. Both male and female cats, whether neutered or not, can do this. Cats regularly revisit sprayed areas to “freshen up” the scent when it starts to decline. When investigating another cat’s urine mark, the cat will display a curious, grimacing pose with its mouth partly open. It is using the vomeronasal, or Jacobson’s organ, which is located behind the incisor teeth in the roof of the mouth. This extra sense allows the cat to smell and taste an odor at the same time and sends a powerful signal to the cat’s brain activating a territorial response. A new product that has been available for about a year promises to be very helpful in reducing the stress that leads to spraying.

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ASK THE ALPHA DOG by Tamara Pool, Pet Journal Columnist alpha-dog@petjournalmidwest.com RULES OF OWNERSHIP FOR A DOG: If I’m touching it… it’s mine. If I was touching it… it’s mine. If I am laying on it… it’s mine. If it smells like me… it’s mine.

PUFFY PAW: ONE MANIFESTATION OF CAT BITE ABSCESS from The Practical Pet Vet blog Leave it to my cat Larry to provide Cat bite abscesses are a common blog fodder. problem in outdoor cats, but I have seen a number of infected bite wounds in Out of the blue this week he limped strictly indoor cats as well. Even playacross the driveway toward me, left front biting between friendly housemates can foot puffed up like a marshmallow. While result in an abscess requiring varying all my cats have the opportunity to play levels of treatment. I’ll never forget the outside, Larry has only recently ventured female kitty with a huge worrisome mass out into the yard. The gusto with which on her back. The owners were afraid he flings himself up and down trees, she had some sort of cancer, but when pursues pretend prey, and dashes from I touched the large lump a weak spot imagined peril is delightful. Of course, in the skin broke open and foul smelling cats that live outdoors face a number of pus and blood spewed forth. What a dereal dangers as well: vehicular trauma, lightful finding! (Really, we veterinarians predators, disease from fleas and other live for this stuff!) I squeezed out as external parasites, injury or illness from much of the bacteria-filled pus as posother cats.* Before I even examined sible, cleaned the wounds and adminishim, differential diagnoses flooded my tered an antibiotic. Like Larry, in a few mind with trauma and infection at the days, she was as good as new! There is top of the list. Did his paw get stepped really nothing quite as satisfying to treat on, run over, caught in something? Did as a cat bite abscess. he get bit by a fellow cat or some other animal? Are there broken bones? *Yes, I know that allowing cats to roam outdoors is politically incorrect nowaAlthough his left front foot was nearly days. As a farm girl, cat lover and veterithree times the size of his right, close narian I believe an indoor/outdoor lifeexamination of Larry’s limb was surpris- style is ideal for most cats’ psychological ingly boring. I braced myself for bit- health and well-being. While there are ing, scratching and loud complaint as risks to life in the big wide open, sedenI palpated the swollen area. Nothing. tary indoor cats also face insidious risks Well, it clearly wasn’t broken. I looked to their health and well-being: obesityfor breaks in the skin, blood or pus dis- linked diabetes mellitus, behavioral and charge, redness and hairloss. Nothing. medical urinary tract disease, and other I checked Larry’s temperature. Normal. stress-related problems (some of which result in relinquishment to shelters and/ An animal’s history and signalment are or euthanasia). I am not recommending often as important to reaching diagno- tossing your strictly indoor kitty outside sis as physical and laboratory findings, -- the outside world can be intimidatand in this case prompted my treatment. ing and couch potato cats are especially Larry is a young feisty male neutered cat. vulnerable to danger if not accustomed Lately he has been picking loud obnox- to being outdoors. Exercise, proper nuious fights with his housemates Cheeks trition and mental stimulation can and and Jimi Happy. I felt a few bumps should be implemented in households under the fur on his injured leg which of strictly indoor cats -- it’s just that the raised my suspicion of puncture wounds humans must do more of the work! Pet (e.g., a bite), and I bet if I had shaved cats that do spend time outdoors absohis leg I would have found some signs lutely must be spayed/neutered to conof injury. In another 12-24 hours, Larry trol cat overpopulation and prevent sexprobably would have a fever, noticeable ually-transmitted illnesses. They should pain, redness and foul discharge as the also be kept current on all vaccinations, probable cat bite abscess progressed. intestinal deworming and flea/tick preventatives. An injection of a long-lasting antibiotic ideal for this type of infection was Editors Note: The Practical Pet Vet is all it took in this case. Just as rapidly as his foot swelled up Larry’s infection a blog written by Dr. Kim Everson of St. responded to antibiotic treatment. By Bernard’s Animal Medical Center, Van the next morning Larry was walking nor- Dyne, WI. Reprinted with permission. mally and his foot appeared normal!

Therefore, the dog must gain permission. If no one is using the furniture puppy may use it. But as soon as someone wants to sit down puppy needs to leave first. You need to be very strict about this. Every time they jump up without the invitation, tell them, “OFF!” and, with 2 fingers under the collar, guide them off the couch or bed. If you try to push them off with your hands, they will see that as a form of praise or affection. When a dog is laying on something, they own it. That is where they start getting dominant and protective. They may growl and/or snap at you if they feel you are intruding on their space. IT’S NOT THEIR SPACE! It’s yours. Claim it.

Dog’s that are in charge of their house and surroundings are more likely to claim items or even furniture which they view to be theirs. They may even claim people as theirs. This is not uncommon when they have been treated like a child or a person rather than a dog. Don’t feel bad about that, just understand it’s completely natural to humanize our pets. What we all need to understand is that they are dogs and need to be treated like dogs in order to be happy. So here are the “rules for the pack” that Claiming something is not as hard as everyone should have some variation of people think. In order to show a dog in their house. that something is yours all you have to do is touch it with possession in mind. If The first rule for you as a responsible you feel possessive, they will smell that Alpha Dog is to create an environment emotion in you and understand. For in which you are the boss and they are larger items, such as a couch or bed, you the pack. They are not people and need to tell them to get off when they they shouldn’t be treated as such. You jump up without permission. They will wouldn’t treat your kids like dogs, why learn that it is your property and they treat your dogs like kids? It isn’t good are simply allowed to use it. for them and the only way they know It always amazes me how much dogs how to respond is by taking on the role get away with simply because people of pack leader themselves. don’t understand how they think. ReSecond, you need to set up the rules member this…every thought you have of the house. Now, obviously, you can’t evokes an emotion. Every emotion is a tell them what the rules are. You have change in your body chemistry and this to show them by correcting them when is what dogs smell. They aren’t psychic they do something wrong and praising but they sure do seem like it. when they stop the bad behavior. A Just remember these rules and you’ll short, sharp noise, such as “EEH!” or “HEY!” can serve as a correction. This start thinking like a dog. Meanwhile… tells them the moment they do some- be a strong Alpha Dog for your pooch thing that you don’t like. Once they stop to look up to. Treat them like a dog and doing it, you should praise them. That they will be happiest. way they know that they are on the right Sincerely, Alpha Dog track. It’s a little like playing “You’re getting hotter/colder” with your dog. Once they realize that you don’t want them to Editors Note: Alpha Dog, Tamara weldo something they will do it less and less comes your questions on pet training, until the behavior is gone all together. please email her at the email above or Never underestimate the power of a by mail: solid snap of the fingers. Snapping your Pet Journal fingers to get their attention is very efAttn: Alpha Dog fective. This can break them from what3120 S Business Dr. STE 270 ever they are involved in, focusing on, Sheboygan, WI 53081-4818 or barking at, and tells them to pay attention to you. Yelling at your dog, as I have said in the past is ineffective and causes them to view you as being out of control. This tells them that you are not the Alpha Dog. Rule number three to learn is that nothing in life is free. Anytime they get something from you (praise, treats, food, cuddles, etc.) they should first give you something. They could sit before having their food put down, or before being petted. This shows them that you are not there to be at their beck and call. You are the pack leader and they need to show respect before you will give affection. Another rule you should instate, number four for those of you keeping track, is that, even if you allow your dog on the furniture, they may only jump up on a couch, chair or bed after they are invited. If someone is sitting on the couch, the couch is owned by that person.


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PETS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT AREA RESCUES AND SHELTERS Bananas is a 2 year old hound mix, and she definitely needs some TLC. We first received her as a stray pup, and named her Bananas for a couple of reasons. First, she WAS bananas! Second, about two years previous, we had a dog named Hannah who looked exactly like Bananas, and we always called her Hannah Banana. She has a lot of potential, and with some commitment and training, she should bounce back into a ‘normal’ dog. She is great with kids and other pets, too! All adoptions from the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter come with FREE lifetime training and behavior support, too!

Let Anna hippity hop into your heart and home! Anna is a 1-year-old female English Spot/Dutch mix rabbit who will steal your heart once you hold her in your arms. This sweet girl has a beautiful black coat, and loves to be brushed. The two of you can enjoy relaxing evenings together as you stroke her soft coat. Anna is very curious and loves to explore her new surroundings! For more information on Anna, or any of our other rabbits available for adoption, please visit www.ozaukeehumane. org, or call (262)377-7580.

Meowza! I’m Kaitlin! I’m the most playful ball of energy you will find in a pintsized package. I came to Happily Ever After as a stray, but you would never guess it because I love to play with people ALL the time! Do you have room in your home for a BIG ball of fun in a teeny, tiny package? If so, please come meet me soon! Hugs, Kaitlin Come see me at Happily Ever After in Green Bay. www.happilyeverafterinfo. org.

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A white and grey spotted cat with an affectionate personality, Akira can’t wait to find her first forever home! Originally an outdoor cat, Akira came to WCHS so she could enjoy all the finer points of indoor cat life. A bit shy at first, Akira likes to make up for lost time by laying in as many laps as she can. Her favorite pastime is being pet and having her beautiful fur groomed. Akira is a major sweetheart who will purr her contentment while receiving attention. If you’re looking for a friendly companion, Akira is your girl! Come see Baker at the Washington County Humane Society, www.washingtoncountyhumane.org

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Iggy and Bandit came to us just before Halloween last year. Iggy is a lionhead with Siamese type markings. Bandit is a mix with adorable calico colored ears. Iggy is a bit opinionated. Like a true lady she wants you to win her affection. Once she trusts you she will warm up and loves to snuggle. Bandit is eager to please and is a sweetheart right from the start. They adore each other. Both are spayed/neutered and litter trained. Won’t you consider adopting them so they have someone to Trick or Treat with this year! Please contact K&R Small Animal Sanctuary @ kr_small_animal_sanctuary@ yahoo.com

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handsome Australian Cattle Dog mix, Baker is a friendly boy who likes to play the day away. Transferred from Vilas County Humane Society due to space availability at WCHS, he was originally surrendered because his previous owner didn’t have enough time or space to devote to him. Baker is a real cuddle bug and loves to show affection and spend time with people. He’d enjoy being anyone’s companion on long walks or for playtime in the yard, as he loves toys. Due to his young age and breed, Baker needs a patient family that is wiling to help him work on his basic manners. Give this sweet boy some attention and he’ll give you a lifetime of love. Come see Baker at the Washington County Humane Society, www.washingtoncountyhumane.org

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S a s s a f ra s s , a petite little tortoise shell. Part of a group of cats that was dumped out in the middle of nowhere. She is the latest to show up looking for her previous owner. She’s a little under-weight, but has faired better than the previous arrivals. She has had kittens this past spring so she’s probably about 1 1/2 years old. VERY VERY affectionate. She will pet you the whole time you pet her, except she uses her nails. For an inside cat, declawing might be a healthy consideration. She has done ok outside though and would probably be a wonderful inside/outside pet, as long as she had a warm and dry home to turn to in foul weather. Sassafrass is being fostered at Pheasant Hill Animal Hospital in Chilton, 920-849-9025.


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ECO NEWS REPORT: 96 PERSENT OF PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS MET HEALTH STANDARDS FOR DRINKING WATER Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov As radium violations were addressed Loans to communities for improvements by dozens of communities, DNR staff doubled, focus on nitrate problems were able to spend more time in 2011 increased working to address nitrate problems. MADISON -- Ninety-six percent of Wis- DNR staff have been working with day consin’s public water systems served cares, schools and factories – so-called drinking water that met all health-based nontransient noncommunity systems -standards in 2011, a year also notable to reduce nitrate levels in the wake of a for a doubling in the amount of financial new evaluation of the risk the contamihelp provided to upgrade infrastructure nant poses, Boushon says. and for small systems to address nitrate standards violations. Federal standards set the permissible level of nitrate in drinking water to 10 “Once again water utilities, water as- mg/l, but transient noncommunity pubsociations, laboratory staff, state staff lic water supply systems -- those which and others did an exemplary job of pro- serve at least 25 people at least 60 days viding water that meets safe drinking of the year -- can operate with levels of water standards,” says Jill Jonas, who up to 20 mg/l if the state agrees. Tranleads the Department of Natural Re- sient noncommunity systems do not sources drinking water and groundwater serve the same people water every day program. “We’re also happy to report – unlike community water systems that that during these tough economic times provide drinking water to homes for daily we were able to provide more financial use -- so the exposure to contaminants aid to communities to help them address would be less. contaminant problems and build capacity for the future.” Concerned that federal nitrate standards were not protective enough of the Ninety-six percent, or 10,951 of 11,439 general population, however, DNR asked systems, served drinking water that met the state Department of Health Services all health standards, the same propor- to review the scientific evidence. Nitrate tion as last year and above the federal levels that exceed the federal standard goal of 95 percent. for drinking water have long been regarded as an acute risk for infants and Also of note in 2011, 18 communities pregnant women because the contamireceived a total of $36.5 million in finan- nant interferes with the oxygen-carrying cial aid from DNR, most of which was capacity of blood and can cause infants low interest loans. Such loans can pro- who drink water or formula with high nivide a cost savings of up 30 percent to trate levels to get seriously ill and die. communities, enabling them to address Some scientific studies have found evichallenges more quickly and cheaply, dence suggesting that women who drink she says. That compares to the $18 mil- nitrate-contaminated water during preglion provided to 14 communities in 2010. nancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects. These and other details summarizing Wisconsin’s public water systems’ perState health officials concluded in formance as a whole between Jan. 1, 2009 that long-term exposure of a year 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011 were submitted or more to nitrates in drinking water to EPA earlier this month in the “2011 could have adverse health effects even Annual Drinking Water Report.” in adults. So DNR has notified nontransient noncommunity water systems that Wisconsin has more public water sys- they must reduce nitrate levels in water tems than any other state except Michi- to below 10 mg/L. gan, ranging from utilities serving the About half of the systems that had viostate’s largest communities, to churches, lations now comply with the standards restaurants and taverns. About 4.9 mil- through taking actions including drilling lion of Wisconsin’s 5.6 million residents new wells or installing water treatment get their drinking water from community equipment. DNR staff are working with public water systems while the rest tap the remainder to correct the problem. private wells, according to the report. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Of the 4 percent of Wisconsin public Lee Boushon (608) 266-0857; Mark Nelwater systems reporting at least one son (608) 267-4230 violation of health-based standards, their elevated contaminant levels did not mean that people who drank the water got sick. The second most common violation was elevated levels of nitrate, a pollutant largely resulting from fertilizer application to crops, and the third was elevated levels of arsenic, a naturally occurring contaminant. Forty water systems had water samples in which nitrate levels exceeded the standards in 2011 and 18 systems had arsenic violations.

AVOID SPREADING A PLANT THAT’S A THREAT TO BATS Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov MADISON -- A nuisance plant that “If you have small rosettes, they can readily attaches to people working or be removed with a dandelion digger. playing outdoors is being revealed as a Larger rosettes can be removed with a threat to Wisconsin bats, spurring state sharp shovel by cutting the root 2 to 3 invasive species experts to encourage inches below the soil surface,” she says. people to take simple steps to avoid spreading the plant. Plants in their second season can be cut or mowed when flowers are just “Most people are well aware of com- about to open. This prevents further mon burdock and the seed heads that seed production. can cling to your clothing if you work or play outside,” says Courtney Ripp, “Bats play a vital role in keeping nainvasive plant specialist for the Depart- ture in balance and in providing critical ment of Natural Resources. “The plant pest control for our agriculture and foris largely a nuisance for people but we’re estry industries,” she says. “Let’s all do learning that it can be deadly to bats.” our part to keep these important species The seed heads of common burdock – the inspiration behind the hook and loop fastener Velcro -- can stick to almost anything fibrous and have been documented to snag the wings of passing bats on their night-time forages for food. The bats get entangled in the seed heads and eventually die due to starvation, Ripp says.

safe by slowing the spread and managing common burdock and other invasive plants.”

Wisconsin has seven species of bats, four of which are listed as threatened due to concerns that the bats are at serious risk from a deadly bat disease, white-nose syndrome, which has killed more than 6 million bats in the eastern U.S. and Canada and was found earlier “We’re asking people – particularly this summer in caves in Iowa. landowners and outdoor enthusiasts -to help save Wisconsin bats by taking a Visit DNR’s website, dnr.wi.gov and few simple steps to avoid spreading this search “Invasives” to find out more plant around,” she says. about invasive species, or find out how Everybody who works outside or who hikes, bikes, or otherwise recreates outside should clean off mud, seeds, and other plant parts from clothes, equipment and pets before and after enjoying the outdoors to avoid spreading invasive species to new areas, Ripp says.

you can help bat populations by visiting the Saving Wisconsin Bats page of the DNR website or visit the Wisconsin Bat Monitoring Program. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Courtney Ripp - 608-267-7438; Kelly Kearns (608) 267-5066

Property owners also can help by taking steps to reduce burdock on their land. Burdock is a biennial, which means the plant spends its first year as a leafy rosette and produces a flowering stem its second year that yields flowers and seeds before it dies. There are simple steps property owners can take during burdock’s first year and/or during its second year to keep it from spreading, Ripp says.

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FALL MIGRATION TAKES WING AS EXPERTS KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR DROUGHT IMPACTS Reprint from Wisconsin Natural Resources Website, dnr.wi.gov

Great birding opportunities abound MADISON – The avian parade continues with hummingbirds, warblers and vireos the next species to begin their migration south, providing Wisconsin birders some great viewing opportunities and experts more insight into how the early spring and drought has affected Wisconsin’s winged travelers. “The next three weeks will be the peak of fall migration for land birds that migrate to central and south America,” says Andy Paulios, a Department of Natural Resources biologist. “We’re past peak for orioles, but birders should expect to see good numbers of hummingbirds, warblers, vireos, thrushes and other migrants in their local migration hotspots or even in their backyard if they have good natural cover.” Paulios says that birders should also watch the skies over the next few days as they could expect to see migrating common nighthawks and chimney swifts in the evening. What exactly will turn up and when on the landscape and at birdfeeders, however, is uncharted territory given the warm, early spring, record heat and the drought experienced in much of the state, says Kim Grveles, an avian biologist with DNR’s Endangered Resources Bureau. “It’s hard to know exactly what we’ll see with migrations this fall,” Grveles says. “Warm weather definitely brought the short-distance (overwinter in southern U.S.) migrants up north earlier than usual and some long-distance migrants as well. But they do not seem to be leaving for wintering grounds sooner.” Paulios suspects that migration through drought-stricken areas of Wisconsin will be more stressful this year. “My guess is that there will be less food for insect eaters in dry years as many insects have moisture-dependent abundances… but birds are very adaptable and may be able to move or adjust along their routes.” “Homeowners can always help by providing a water source and by providing native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants that produce lots of bugs and fruit for birds to eat and shelter during migration,” he says. Gveles says that the hummingbirds she’s seen in the Madison area are struggling to find food because the blossoms just aren’t there because of the drought. “So the feeders become really important,” she says. “There is less seed available because of things not flowering due to the drought for gold finches and even for migratory birds that depend on seeds, like towhees, finches and grosbeaks. “Flyover land” a vital stopover in fall and birding mecca

Every spring and fall, tens of millions of migrating birds sweep through Wisconsin and other Great Lakes states and stop at a variety of sites on their way to breeding grounds as far north as Greenland and the Arctic Ocean and wintering grounds as far south as Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego. These stopover sites provide birds with critical food and shelter en route, a function described in “Respites for Migratory Birds,” in the August 2011 Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. They also provide bird watchers a unique opportunity.

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These places tend to have the right this myth over and over again could see lines. mix of fruit and bugs, especially if they what the state Natural Resources Board, get morning sun. Native bushes and Department of Natural Resources staff Another myth we all hear that just trees with fruit like black cherry trees, and I saw earlier this month. won’t go away: “What’s good for busiviburnum or dogwoods are a draw for ness is bad for the environment.” Wrong! many bird species. Our recent Natural Resources Board Recycling wins on both counts, and it meeting took place in Germantown and goes well beyond reducing landfill space, Baltimore orioles have already included a tour of Waste Management, though that’s important too. Recycling peaked, and it’s past peak for shorebirds Inc.’s giant Material Recovery Facility or aluminum saves 95 percent of the enas well but they are still around. Late “MRF.” No one who has seen this facil- ergy that would have been needed to September and early October, the spar- ity can have any remaining doubts about make new aluminum from ore. One alurows and ducks will be stopping over, he the vast quantities of paper and card- minum can saves enough electricity to says. board, plastic, metal and glass that are light a 100-watt bulb for three and a half efficiently sorted and baled for shipment hours. It takes 60 percent less energy to Paulios advises checking sites like to buyers all over the United States and recycle steel than it does to make it from Wisconsin ebird to see what species are the world. raw materials. Making recycled newspashowing up where. Also, birders can per saves 40 percent. Recycled plastics check their local areas for sites listed on That’s right: the plastic water bottle save 70 percent and recycled glass 40 the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature you drank from today might be headed percent. Saving energy also reduces air Trail. to North Carolina tomorrow to be made and water pollution emissions. into carpet; the cartons used to ship Nationally and in Wisconsin, bird- canned goods to your local grocery store Sadly, too many recyclable materials watching is big and growing. Earlier might show up next week at a loading still end up in landfills. It’s not because this month, federal officials released na- dock in Milwaukee, ready to be turned haulers take them there – it’s because tional results of their recreation survey into cereal boxes. they never get placed in a recycling bin (exit DNR) and showed that 46.7 million in the first place. In 2009, for examAmericans 16 and older watched birds in Wisconsin has more than 85 MRFs ple, Wisconsin residents and businesses 2011; 33 million adults fished and 13.7 and community recycling centers all over threw out more than $50 million worth million hunted in 2011. the state, sorting hundreds of thousands of metal, plastic, glass and fiber. DNR of tons of recyclables collected every staff are working with local governments State statistics from the survey are to year by local municipal crews and private and private businesses to divert more of be released later, but the most recently hauling contractors. From humble roots that material to productive use, and to available state statistics (which date to just a few decades ago, today recycling recover other valuable material like elec2006) rank Wisconsin in the top three has evolved into a major business sec- tronics, carpet, paint and wood. states in percentage of birdwatchers: 41 tor—indeed, a growing business sector. percent of adults 16 and older reported One final myth out there is that rewatching or photographing birds. Companies work hard to line up cycling is somehow controversial. In steady supplies of the materials they fact, our survey results show just the FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: need, and to make multi-million-dollar opposite! The vast majority of WisconKim Grveles (608) 264-8594; Andy Pau- investments in machinery to maximize sinites support and participate in recylios (608) 264-6137 the efficiency with which recyclables are cling. When you and I recycle, we don’t converted to new goods. Market prices necessarily have all the benefits in mind for bales of recovered aluminum, plastic at that moment, but I think our intuition tells us we’re doing the right thing. and paper are steady and strong. More recycled material on the global market means lower raw material cost for U.S. companies who use recycled material, more capital to reinvest in new technology, more supply assurance for manufacturers, lower prices for consumers and – very important these days – more jobs.

Recycling works for us all. While we can always improve our efforts, Wisconsinites have long valued thrift and efficiency, so it should be no surprise that recycling is part of the fabric of life here – it just makes good sense. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Brad Wolbert – 608-264-6286


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Eco News Zoo News Farm News (Coming Soon!) & more articles of Pet/Animal interest. More from our columnists: Ask the Alpha Dog Ask Scrappy! Scooby, a 9 yr old Husky Sheppard Mix, rescued at 6 mo from Lead Animal Shelter in Las Vegas. with mom Nicole and big sister Dakotah, Howard, WI.

Chance, a 9 yr old Tennessee Walker Hound, adopted from the Shawano Humane Society. with owner Haley, Pulaski, WI.

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Cowboy (left) and Smoke. enjoying the day at Mit Liebe expo, Nacy and Joe, Marinette, Wis.

Kate, a Whippet (right), with her baby Portia, a Ferret, Cheryl S., Sheboygan, Wis.

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THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN RILEY ASK THE VET

by Linda Ledbeter, Pet Journal Columnist lledbeter@petjournalmidwest.com Animals come into our lives leaving an imprint in our hearts. Some larger imprints than others but an imprint none the less. We think we are helping them by providing shelters, rescues, state of the art medical care, advocacy groups and the list goes on. The truth is, we are helping them, but most of all, they are helping us, save ourselves. We have three brains, the right, the left and the heart. The left brain is more masculine and tells us to move, reach, and sustain ourselves in the world. The right brain has more of the nurturing energy, love, patience, compassion etc. When the left and right brain are not working as a unit, the heart tends to follow the strongest side. We tend to make choices and decisions based on the power play between the two. The animals are so much more balanced than we are and can teach us everything we need to know about living life in harmony.

into becoming fully and completely withdrawn from the world. When I arrived I was deeply moved by the sight of his cold stiffing body lying on the blanket. I could hear his shallow breath, and felt only a slight ripple of fur when I felt for life. Nothing in his record indicated a possible sudden death and yet here he laid willing himself to die. My right brain and left brain simultaneously began to process the scenario before me. Logical left brain began to process options, right brain began to process the depth of his emotions, and how we as humans neglect to acknowledge emotions in the animal kingdom, and my heart began to cry. I had been trained for these possible moments, or was I? No I wasn’t, my training in the process of dying did not prepare me for this moment and I had to pull everything I knew and understood about life, living, dying and training to help Riley and those who stood at the ready. I began to apply Healing Touch for Animals technique slowly recharging his energy systems. Only a weak signal was obtained and then I leaned down, resting my hand on his heart, my lips close to his ear expressed our desire to support his choice to leave this world, but that we would like to show him what love feels like and that we would like him to trust us. I felt nothing in response, only my love flowing into his heart and ears.

I have been writing about the health benefits of animals and the stories are limitless. Making the contacts with those who are willing to tell their story hasn’t been as easy as I first thought. Next month’s issue you will read about how a local family waited three years for their therapy dog and how life changing it has been for this family of three. As I work on that story, Benjamin Riley has been plaguing my thoughts. So I decided his and my story needs to be shared as he The following morning I was fully truly changed my life and my practice, prepared to find a lifeless body, instead he helped me to mentally and emotion- when he heard me come into the house, ally. he greeted me. Emotions of shock, pride for my field of choice, to over whelmTwo years ago I received a frantic call ing joy and gratitude for his decision to from the founder of a rescue. A dog trust me. Within a few days, Riley bethat had just arrived from a lengthy came one of my fosters and later joined transport, was suffering from healing yet me in one of my weekend HTA classes. still inflamed hotspots on three-quarters In the first few days his recovery from of his back, hips and tail, was suffering near death became a distant thought. from depression and willing himself to He thrived and quickly became known die. The veterinarian who had inspected as Benjamin Riley, a name that was as him prior to transport didn’t notice the strong as he was. While in HTA class, depression only the inflamed hotspots. Benjamin Riley fell madly in love with my During transport, the stress of the un- roommate, a lady I had not met prior to known was more than he could handle the class. and upon his arrival, he became more see ENJAMIN on page 21. withdrawn and began a fast descent

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AQUARIUM MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE by Melissa Verner, Pet Journal Columnist Week 1: Ten percent water change, wipe down inside of tank with soft cloth Week 2: Gravel vac while doing a ten percent water change, it is okay if you do a little more. Remember to take out all of your decorations before gravel vacuuming and clean them as well. Week 3: Ten percent water change, wipe down inside of thank with soft cloth Week 4: Replace filter cartridge as well as a ten percent water change By doing the four week schedule that we have laid out for you, will help you have a healthy clean tank.

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ALL ABOUT EARS by Dr. Karen M. Strickfaden, Ask the Vet Columnist ask-the-vet@petjournalmidwest.com Ear problems are one of the most common (and one of the most frustrating) medical conditions of dogs and cats. The external ear canal is a dark, tortuous, poorly ventilated region of the body... which makes a perfect hiding place for bacteria, yeast, mites and foreign bodies. In fact, over 80% of ear problems occur in drop-eared dog breeds compared to erect ear dog breeds. Mother Nature did a better job when designing cat ears: they are small and erect - so they dry out better and provide less favorable conditions for bacteria and yeast. How do I know if there is a problem? Possible signs that your pet has an ear problem: • Head shaking • Scratching / rubbing ears • Pain around head or ears (cries or whines) • A bad odor or smell • Behavior change-irritable or aggressive from pain • Other pets in the house lick the pet’s ears • Loss of hearing All potential ear problems should be examined by a veterinarian prior to treatment. Since there are many potential causes of ear problems, an examination of the ears is imperative. Cytology swabs or cultures are often done to help determine the cause of the ear problem. The top three reasons why your pet should always be examined before you are tempted to use up some old medication you found from a previous ear problem. 1 Many ear medications are detrimental to your pet if the eardrum is ruptured. 2 There are a variety of causes of ear conditions- it may not be the “same as last time”. 3 Indiscriminate use of ear medications can cause bacteria to be resistant to the antibiotics and worsen the problem.

Many medical conditions can manifest (at least in part) as ear problems - hypothyroidism, allergies, autoimmune disorders, keratinization disorders or other systemic diseases. If these primary causes are not addressed, the ear condition will eventually return. Ear problems should not be ignored. Besides your pet being very uncomfortable, (and the scratching or head shaking can keep you awake at night), chronic conditions are much more difficult and expensive to fix!!

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Basic Do’s & Don’ts of Home Ear Care Ears should only be cleaned with specially designed pet ear cleaners. Many other products can be irritating or painful and cause problems!! Excessive cleaning can rob the ear of normal wax needed to maintain healthy ears. Too little ear cleaning can promote dirt build-up and infections. Never use cotton tip applicators down in the ear - you can push dirt further down or injure the eardrum. Only use cotton balls or cotton pads. Cotton balls should be placed in ear canals prior to bathing so water does not invade the ear canals. Always groom under ear flaps, especially after running in tall grass, weeds or brush. Plant material can enter the ear and cause irritation or infection. Hair should not be plucked from ears unless it is interfering with air circulation. Serum can ooze from the hair pores and cause an infection.

Editors Note: Our vet columnist, 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. STE 270 Also, chronic or recurrent ear probSheboygan, WI 53081-6524 lems should be evaluated for underlying causes or contributing factors.

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ZOO NEWS PROTECTING OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS

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by Angela Kawski and Kaitlyn Soukup, NEW Zoo The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 is a very important law that protects native birds in the United States. Yet, it seems to be a law that very few people know about! So we’re taking a few moments this month to shine some light on this very important law and just why, exactly, we should always follow it... Did you know that it is illegal to have native bird feathers in your possession? Yes, that’s right: even the ones that you find on the ground, shed naturally by a bird, are illegal to keep or have in your possession. That’s because those feathers you can find on the ground look exactly the same as feathers that came from a bird that someone killed — there is absolutely no way to tell the difference. That is why the United States put this law into place—to protect our native birds. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 prohibits the “taking” of any native bird, which includes killing a wild bird and/ or possessing any native bird feathers, nests, or eggs. This act was one of our country’s earliest environmental laws and was first put into place to oppose the feather trade. In the late 1800’s, it was popular to wear hats decorated with real feathers and stuffed wild birds. This fad took a tragic toll on bird populations! It is estimated that 200 million wild birds were killed per year, and the populations of the most-hunted species quickly declined. Hunters soon become concerned about the large number of birds being killed, and this lead to the passing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in 1918. There are over 800 wild birds that are protected by this act, including cardinals, blue jays, mockingbirds, and catbirds. It also defends birds that are not considered “migratory,” such as eagles, hawks, and chickadees. The Act states that it is illegal to remove or move nests containing eggs or nestlings, even if they are in an “inconvenient location.” It is also illegal to try to incubate the wild bird eggs or keep nests for educational purposes.

Even if you just want to help, doing things like trying to keep abandoned eggs warm can cause more harm than good. Please contact a wildlife rehabilitator instead of moving any bird eggs! The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 has a few exceptions, and some severe consequences. Exceptions are allowed, for example, for hunting game birds and for research purposes. However, both of those activities require a license or permit. (That’s why it is OK to keep feathers from birds that have been legally hunted — like turkeys or ducks — but you should keep the permit.) Here at the NEW Zoo, we, too, must have permits to keep native birds in our collection, and to use things like bird feathers, nests, and eggs in our educational programs. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is responsible for managing the act. The penalties can include up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $15,000! So, please, do not take eggs, nests, or birds out of their natural habitats. It is not only illegal -- it can hurt the birds and bird species. Next time you are at the New Zoo, don’t forget to visit the North American Aviary exhibit, to see a few of the very birds that are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 – like our bald eagle and American white pelicans!

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SCENT from page 9 Feliway is an environmental spray that consists of a synthetic chemical that mimics the scent found in the gland near the lips of cats (the facial pheromones). It is available through veterinary clinics and sells for about $35 to $40 a bottle. Feliway is sprayed directly on spots that have been previously sprayed by the cat and washed with water. When the cat returns to the area to freshen up his mark, he sniffs the Feliway and gets the message that this spot has already been marked facially. It appears to have a calming effect on cats and cat carriers and cages in veterinary clinics as well as in humane societies that have been spritzed with this product tend to be less traumatizing for cats. Even with the use of Feliway, the fundamental cause of the spraying problem must be addressed. It is necessary to reduce the cat’s exposure to the stimuli that trigger marking and altering the cat’s response. If it is caused by the sight of outdoor cats, the drapes must be pulled or the cat must be kept out of the room during the time of day when the strays are most likely to appear.

If tension between cats in the household is contributing to the problem, the competing cats may have to be restricted to separate areas in the house. (A gradual and systematic reintroduction may help to diffuse the anxiety between the cats.) “In households with a large number of cats, the problem may not stop unless the number of cats is reduced”--Wayne Hunthausen, DVM. If there is no other viable solution... a drug that has also been recently introduced for use in cats, Buspirone, has proven helpful in a number of spraying cases involving territorial stress due to competition between cats in the home. Discuss this option with your veterinarian.

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GROOMING YOUR PET by Diana Schmidt, Grooming Your Pet Columnist, groomingyourpet@petjournalmidwest.com Stress & Your Older Dog This article is not so much about grooming as being aware of stress in your older dog. Most dogs do get somewhat stressed out when they go to the groomers, but stress can really take a toll on an old dog, and you should always try to minimize the amount of stressful situations that you put your old dog through. Stress sources include trauma ( whether from an accident or mistreatment), physical restraint, change of routine, boredom & separation, unwanted interactions, such as with overly aggressive people or other dogs, to name a few. Signs of stress include whining, yawning, hiding, drooling, lip licking, dilated pupils, repetitive behaviors, aggression, lack of bowel or bladder control, loss of appetite or overeating & other unusual behaviors. Occasional stress is a normal part of a dog’s life, just as it is a part of human life, and is usually not the cause of any long-term problem. However, stressful events or circumstances that are constant or repeated can lead to symptoms of chronic stress & take an emotional and often physical - toll on a dog, as it does on people.

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With the days getting shorter, most A behaviorist can probably help you work likely your evening walks are in the dark. through many of the problems. Unless you live in a very quiet neighborOlder dogs are particularly vulner- hood, you’ll be passing traffic on the able to stress. In our grooming salon way. This can be dangerous for you, we sometimes have very old dogs come but mostly for your pet. Many dogs are in and they have never been in our sa- either severely injured, or killed, when lon. It can be very stressful for them in they pull out their retractable leash to a new environment around new people, full length, right in the middle of the sights, smells & sounds. You can reduce street. Even with headlights on, it can your older dogs stress by sticking with a be difficult, or impossible, for drivers to groomer he is familiar with, or trying to see dogs in front of their car. This is do as much care for him at home with- even more true for small or dark colored out taking him to a groomer. When a pets. This is why I stress to never use a dog is really old it should be all about retractable leash at night. With a regular just making him comfortable, not how leash, your dog will be at a maximum of he looks. Just be aware of how your old a few feet from you, keeping him on the dog reacts in different situations and try side of the road and out of danger. But what about ensuring drivers will notice to keep him happy and stress free. you and your dog? Heres a few products to help that out: Editors Note: Diana welcomes your FOR YOU questions on general on grooming, please email using the email address • Headlamp: Headlamps are a very above or by mail: good idea to take with you on your walk. Pet Journal Not only does it light your way, but it Attn: Grooming You Pet leaves both hands to control your dog, 3120 S Business Dr. Suite 270 Sheboygan, WI 53081-6524 making it safer for him too. • LED lights: These come in a wide range of different products, from belts to wristbands, these flash, strobe, or have other settings to make sure you’re noticed. FOR DOG

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BENJAMIN from page 17 It was she whom he wanted to take him for walks, feed and responded to. I was merely the “other” woman.

and each other and to speak only the truth; our pets know when we are not honest. Since Benjamin Riley, many animals have come in need of healing physically and emotionally. Some chose to leave, others chose to stay and for each one, I honor their choice and gladly sit with them. Benjamin Riley’s imprint in my life is immeasurable, and together we made a difference in the world.

When he and I drove away on Sunday evening, he watched her in the other car and began to cry. I asked him to trust me and that it would be soon before they would be together again. He settled down trusting my words. Within the month, he was adopted to my roomIn upcoming articles, I will cover the mate and her family. He has gifted them healing affects that all animals have on with his love and has healed a family. us. If you would like to share your story, contact me all lledbeter@petjournalmidPersonally, Benjamin Riley gifted me west.com. knowledge that I rely on regularly. Animals do not fear death, many fear life with humans more. I remember everything from that first night with him leaving his body and my touching his heart. My right and left brain fell silent as I spoke from the heart, the heart that BOARDING GROOMING held only what he wanted and that we IRISH SETTLER RESCUE would honor his choice. Animals have choices, sometimes I may want to interfere with it because I think I know better, because I felt I was failing if death occurred. Benjamin Riley taught me that when listening to the heart that is in sync with the right and left brain, I will make the right choice even if it may KENNEL WITH ROOM TO RUN be unpopular to the rest of the world. He trusted my words because he trusted W6152 ROCK ROAD my heartfelt honesty; he felt the integ(CORNER OF ROCK RD & MAYFLOWER DR) rity and decided to trust me. He taught HORTONVILLE me that by his choosing life, he was intrusting himself to me and that I need 920 ‡ 734 ‡ 6734 to be sure of what I speak. Sitting with pets and their family discussing the pet’s OWNER - MARGIE HOHMAN behavior or health, I attempt to impress MANAGER - DAWN AHONEN the importance of honoring ourselves

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Section 1.2: Young Adult Job Posting Ellen’s Pet Sitting Need someone to walk your dog or feed your horses while you’re away? Just give Ellen a call at 685-2094 or E-mail her at murktheratty@gmail.com Experienced High School Dog Walker I have references if needed please call Justin at 920-207-5561 for more information.

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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 • Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken and Rice Formula • Purina Dog Chow (green bag) • Purina Beneful • Dog Toys • Rawhide bones • Cat Litter (scoopable, any brand) • Office Supplies • Copy Paper • Postage Stamps • HP Ink Cartridge #60 for HP printer model# F4280 • Cleaning Supplies • Bleach • Paper Towels • Towels • Blankets • Toilet Tissue • High Efficiency Laundry Detergent To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Door County Humane Society at: 920.746.1111, by email at: nail@dooranimals.com or you may visit their website: www.doorcountyhumanesociety.org. Eastshore Humane Association of Chilton, WI is looking for: • Non-scoopable Cat Litter • Purina Cat Chow -or• Purina Complete • Purina Dog Chow • Laundry Detergent To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Eastshore Humane Association at: 920.849.2390, by email at: ehashelter@gmail.com or you may visit their website: www.eastshoreha.org. Fond Du Lac Humane Society of Fond Du Lac, WI is looking for: • Dog Needs • Kong’s and kong rubber balls • Dog toys • Peanut butter • Cheese whiz • Plain yogurt • Dog Treats • Easy-walk Harnesses (all sizes) • Durable Leashes • Kuranda dog beds (check our website) • Any dog related items - new or used • Cat Needs • Kitty Litter (non-clumping) • Purina Cat and Kitten Chow • Chicken or Turkey baby food (human) • Toys and Cat trees • Kitten milk replacer • Any cat or kitten related items - new or used • Small Animal Needs • Pellet rabbit food • Timothy Hay • Bedding & Litter (no pine or cedar please) • Any small animal related items - new or used • Other Needs • Bleach • Q-tips • Band-aids • First Aid & Medical supplies • Rubbing Alcohol • Laundry Detergent • Garbage Bags (20 gal or larger) • Dawn dish soap • Mop heads (heavy duty) • Paper towels • Sandwich Bags (Ziploc or fold top) • Small paper plates & paper cups • Copy paper - white or color • Stamps To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fond Du Lac Humane Society at: 920.922.8873 or visit their website: www.fonddulachumanesociety.org.

Fox Valley Humane Association of Appleton, WI is looking for: • Pet Supplies • Purina or Iams cat food and dog food • Purina Kitten Chow • Purina Puppy Chow • Canned cat, kitten and dog food • Pine or aspen shavings • Timothy hay • Cleaning Supplies • Lemon Pine-sol • Dish Soap • Tall Kitchen Garbage bags • Febreeze air freshener • Bleach • Liquid laundry detergent • Garbage bags (33-gallon) • Miscellaneous • Gas gift cards to local gas stations • X-large wire and plastic crates • Cash sponsorships • One months’s supply of pain medication for cats and kittens after surgery - $40/ per mo. • One month’s supply of pain medication for dog s and puppies after surgery - $75/per mo. • Surgical packs, 12 needed - $850 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a cat, 800 needed - $18.50 each • Sponsorship to spay or neuter a dog, 650 needed - $30.50 each To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Fox Valley Humane Association at: 920.733.1717, by email at: shelter@foxvalleypets.org or visit their website: www.foxvalleypets.org. Green Lake Area Animal Shelter of Green Lake, WI is looking for: • Cat Litter, any type • Dog and Cat treats • Disinfecting Wipes, any brand • Large Garbage Bags • White Copy Paper • HP-60 Black Ink To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter at: 920.2943042, by email at: adopt@glass.org or visit their website: www.glaas.org. Lakeshore Humane Society of Manitowoc, WI is looking for: • Purina Dry Dog and Cat Food • Dog and Cat Treats (especially dog biscuits) • Clay Cat Litter • Hard to destroy Dog Toys • Cat Toys • Creamy Peanut Butter • Small Animal Bedding • Small Animal Water Bottles • Small Animal Supplies (Hay, Feed, Treats and Toys) • 8.5” x 11” Copy Paper • Post-It-Notes • Stamps (First Class and Pst Card) • Bleach • Tall Kitchen Bags & 39 Gallon Garbage Bags • Hand Sanitizer • Paper Towels • Toilet Paper • Dawn Dishwashing Soap To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Lakeshore Humane Society at: 920.684.5401 or visit their website at: www.lakeshorehumae.com. Neenah Animal Shelter of Neenah, WI is looking for: Most Needed items: • Pig Ears/Rawhides • Dog Treats/Biscuits • Stamps • Dry Kitten Food

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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 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 • 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


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To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Ozaukee Humane Society at: 262.377.7580, by email at: info@ozaukeehumane.org or you may visit their website: www.ozaukeehumane.org. The Sheboygan County Humane Society of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Monetary donations • Gift cards for gas • Gift cards for pet supplies • Gift cards from retail stores • Cat toys • Canned cat food Kitty litter (non-clumping) &• • Litter pans • Litter scoops • Laundry soap • Non-clorox bleach • Dish detergent • Paper towel • Scotch scrubbing pads • Rawhide chews for dogs • Dog toys and tennis balls • Science diet pet foods • Copy paper • Office supplies • Foster Homes • Volunteers To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Sheboygan County Humane Society at: 920.458.2012 or visit their website at: www.mySCHS.com. Washington County Humane Society of Slinger, WI is looking for: Items marked with a * are priority needs. • 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

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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: info@allanimalresourcecenter.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

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To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Inc. at: 920634-9701 or visit their website: www.happilyeverafterinfo.org. Iveloharele Horse Retirement Sanctuary is looking for: • Hay, Grains, and Treats • Paint - White • Water hoses • Water and Grain Buckets • Bedding - Eqine - Fresh • Mats - for horse stalls • Box fans • Grooming Supplies • Round Pen • Gates 14 - 16 ft • Supplements - MSM, Glucosumine, and 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: kr_small_animal_sanctuary@yahoo.com or visit their website at: www.krsmallanimalsanctuary.vpweb.com. Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Paper towels • Lysol Spray • Dog toys • Puppy food - moist and dry • Bowls • Leashes • Collars • Volunteers • Wisconsin Foster Homes To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Mecca’s Pit Bull Rescue at: 920.627.6727, by email at: mecca@ meccapitbullrescue.com or visit there website at: www.meccapitbullrescue.com. 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

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To donate any of the items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact the Saving Paws Animal Rescue, Inc. at: (920) 209-PAWS (7297) or visit their website at: www.savingpaws. com. Two Left Paws of Sheboygan, WI is looking for: • Dog/Cat food (Evo, Fromm, Wellnes, Feliade, Canide) • Canned wet food (any kind) • Clumping litter (any kind, non-sented) • Litter scoops • Puppy pads • Dog/Cat treats • Dog/Cat toys • Dog/Cat beds • Towels • Paper towels • Disposable gloves • Kennels • Cages • Live traps for Small Animals • Fleet Farm gift cards To donate any items on this list or if you have any questions, please contact Two Left Paws Animal Sanctuary at: 920.331.0100 or via their website at: www.twoleftpaws.org.

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PRESS RELEASES TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN SUCCESS IN HOWARD AND SUAMICO Green Bay, WI – Cats Anonymous, Inc. helped the Villages of Howard and Suamico be more animal-friendly communities thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities®. The grant was made to provide residents of Howard and Suamico choices when it comes to cats living outside. The goals include reducing the overall population of feral cats and decreasing the numbers of kittens and feral adults being turned into local shelters. The grant funds covered the costs of rabies vaccines and surgical supplies for 300 cats. The program only applies to unsocialized cats living outdoors, not to pet cats. Also, 25 live traps were purchased to help ensure the group could capture entire colonies to reach 100% sterilization rates. Cats Anonymous continues to monitor the populations involved, and reports the total number of cats has decreased from 512 at the start in 2009 to just 330 cats as of August 2011. The organization cites cooperation from area municipalities as a significant step forward in meeting the challenges associated with feral cats in a manner that not only is well-received by residents as a humane choice, but also actually works in the long term. The community saves an estimated $50 - $100 per cat by using TrapNeuter-Return instead of traditional removal.

INTRODUCTION TO REIKI FOR ANIMALS AT IVELOLHARELE RETIREMENT SANCTUARY, INC Have you ever wanted to learn more about Reiki? Are you interested in complementary ways to support the well-being of your animals? We invite you to join us for an Introduction to Reiki for Animals, sponsored by Ivelolharele Retirement Sanctuary, Inc. The class will be held at Ivelolharele Retirement Sanctuary, W2317 E. Jefferson Rd., Chilton, WI on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The class will be taught by Ann Noyce, Reiki Master Teacher and owner of Animal Hearts® Wellness Center, and Two Paws Up Bakery LLC. The cost is $25 with proceeds going to support the horses and donkeys at Ivelolharele Retirement Sanctuary. This introductory class is for anyone interested in learning about the system of Reiki and how it can not only help deepen your relationship with the animals in your lives, but also support healing on physical and emotional levels. What will you learn? • The basic elements of Reiki • Why Reiki is ideal for animals (including the benefits of Reiki) • The differences between Reiki for people and Reiki for animals • How you can become a Reiki practitioner (for both people and animals) • Stories of experiences with animals will be shared, including how Reiki has helped the horses at Ivelolharele Retirement Sanctuary. • An Introduction to Animal Reiki handout, the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics and a recommended reading and Reiki resource list will be provided

Monica Hoff, Animal Control officer for the villages said “TNR is not only more effective in controlling the feral cat population, but many people will not call animal For more information, contact Ann or Alan Noyce at Two Paws Up Bakery LLC, 920control if the cat is going to be destroyed. More cats seem to be reported when 954-1420, or Jody at Ivelolharele Retirement Sanctuary, 920-418-0755. Please register for the class by September 4, using the registration form on the class page TNR is an option.” at www.twopawsupbakery.com. Cats Anonymous, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to better the lives and reduce the number of stray 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

Tractor Supply in New Holstein will be hosting WAR DOGS on September 29th from 10 am - 3pm. The history of dogs assisting humans defending home and livestock dates back to approximately 6000 BC. Training techniques and breeds used in modern military and police work were developed in Western Europe and England during the latter half of the 1800s. By WWI when Germany had 30,000 dogs trained and available for military services, the U.S. had little interest in forming a canine corp with the general belief being there wouldn’t be any U.S. involvement in any future wars. However, during WWII the U.S. finally acknowledged the need for military K9s after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Dogs for DEFENSE was formed to recruit dogs from U.S. citizens to become military dogs. Many different breeds and crossbreds were accepted. Dogs were trained and served as sentries, scout dogs, mine detector dogs, and messengers. Most were returned to civilian life after the war. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military was breeding and training its own dogs. These dogs saved countless lives by alerting to personnel in enemy held territory in dense jungle to avoid ambush. They also alerted to various booby traps and trip wires. In 2000, Vietnam War veteran and former K9 handler Jerry Witt joined the group and provided valuable input regarding the deployment of military dogs during the Vietnam War. Currently, the U.S. military uses Jack Russell’s, Belgian Malinois, Labradors, and German Shepherds, in various duties both at home and abroad. WAR DOGS was formed in 1999 by Doberman enthusiasts Carol Singer and Karen Iding to educate the public about the incredible dedication and service provided by dogs in military conflicts through the ages. In 2010 the Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars honored Carol Singer for founding the WAR DOGS, an all volunteer group that keeps the history and value of war dogs present to the public as a most valuable asset to the military. Currently, WAR DOGS is composed of approximately 30 people and their pet dogs of various breeds representing the variety of breeds which have served in wars, mostly during the 20th century. German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Collies, Huskies and Malamutes, Labradors, Boxers, Airedales, Poodles (Sport Cut), Newfoundland, Giant Schnauzers, Jack Russell, and even Yorkshire Terriers are present members.


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