HAWS Reminds of Dangers Summer Can Bring for Pets

With the onset of summer, the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County, Inc. reminds pet owners of the dangers of heat for their best friends.

Never leave pets unattended in your parked car. The temperature inside a car, even with windows open slightly, can quickly reach deadly levels. In sunlight temps can rise more than 30 degrees per minute.

Anytime your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun (a dog house does not provide relief from heat) and plenty of fresh, cool water. Heat stroke can be fatal for pets as well as people. Exercise your pets in the early morning or evening hours. Watch for hot asphalt which can burn sensitive pet paws.

It’s important to be able to identify the symptoms of heat stress in your pet: heavy panting, glazed eyes, rapid heartbeat, restlessness, excessive thirst, lethargy, and vomiting are some of the more common signs. Move the animal into the shade or an air-conditioned area, apply cold towels to the head, neck, and chest or run cool (not cold) water over the affected pet. Let the pet drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. When in doubt, always contact your veterinarian.

“Residents with concerns about a pet in their neighborhood should contact the Waukesha County Humane Officers at 262-896-8300,” notes Executive Director Lynn Olenik. Owners who are concerned about their ability to keep their companion pets safe during this weather are also encouraged to call the shelter to discuss available alternatives.

HAWS, a non-profit organization established in 1965, assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors annually. For more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at www.hawspets.org.

Local Artist Benefiting Animal Welfare Organizations

Looking for a one-of-a-kind classy but inexpensive gift?  Please visit www.2dogstudios. etsy.com and view the work available or contact the artist at 2dogstudios@ gmail.com to request a custom piece.
The artist is donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales to help animals in need – Humane Milwaukee is included on the list of beneficiary organizations!

Make Your Pet a Pin-Up

We all know that our pets are superstars – now is the time to publish them for all the world to see! Join Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) in our third annual Calendar Photo Contest! Not only will your pet have a place in the limelight – but your entry fee will help support thousands of homeless animals that are waiting for their own time to shine.

DCHS is accepting photo entries now through June 29, 2009.

  • Grand Prize – the lucky winner(s) will grace the cover of the 2010 calendar and receive three complimentary calendars to distribute to their adoring fans.
  • First Place -8 lucky winners will have their photo featured as the “Pet of the Month” and receive a free calendar.
  • Fan Favorites – 4 lucky companions will be chosen as featured seasonal representatives through online voting being held June 15 – August 3.
  • Runners-up – at least 60 pets will have their pictures featured in smaller photos within the calendar portion of each month’s page.
  • Best Friends Collage – ALL entries will be featured in separate collage pages within the calendar.

A $20 entry fee per photo is requested. All proceeds go directly to the homeless animals in our care. Entries will be blind-judged by DCHS staff.  Submit your photo online today at www.giveshelter.org or CLICK HERE.


Avoid the rush and guarantee that you won’t miss out on our limited-edition calendar! Order before August 1, 2009 and we will reserve your calendar(s) until the ship date of September 15, 2009. To make it even sweeter, enjoy a $2 discount off of the retail price of $14.95 (tax included) – that’s only $12.95 (tax included) for 13 months’ worth of smiles!  Order your calendar online today at www.giveshelter.org or CLICK HERE.

Humane Milwaukee hosts “Society Sunday”

Humane Milwaukee will serve authentic thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza and more, at Wauwatosa’s Pizzeria Piccola, 7606 W. State St., on Sunday, July 12, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of the evening’s dine-in sales and event day carry-out, as well as frozen pizza, pasta, and sandwich orders placed in advance, will benefit Humane Milwaukee.

Carry-out orders can be placed via phone directly to Pizzeria Piccola at (414) 443-0800. Pizzas can be partially- or completely pre-baked and finished or re-heated at home in the oven.

Advance orders can be placed through Humane Milwaukee via phone at (414) 421-8881 or in-person at the Adoption Center, located in Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St., Greendale. Visit www.humanemilwaukee.org/society_sunday.htm to place a secure online order or for additional information. Orders must be placed by July 7 and paid for at the time of order. Orders will be available for pick up at the Adoption Center during open hours after July 12. Items will be kept frozen.

To view the menu and learn more about Pizzeria Piccola, visit www.pizzeriapiccola.com.

Humane Milwaukee places homeless animals from the Greater Milwaukee Area into loving, permanent homes, as well as provides community outreach programs in order to secure a better future for all companion animals. Located in Greendale at Southridge Mall, Humane Milwaukee is one of a very few animal welfare organizations in the country to operate in a retail environment, a unique service model. For more information, call (414) 421-8881 or visit www.humanemilwaukee.org.

Students Raise Nearly $7,000 for Wisconsin Humane Society

Greendale Middle School held a “Tune Out” fundraiser to benefit the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society……and raised $6,625!  Twenty-six students and two teachers made it 92 days (yes…3 MONTHS!) without Internet, TV, texting, video games, etc. Two teachers also bet the kids that if they reached their goal of $6,000, they would get green Mohawks!

On Thursday, the students surprised Laura Nowlin and Mike Haertl from WHS with a giant check. “We were absolutely shocked at how much the students had raised,” said Nowlin. “We are so thankful to the kids, teachers and administration at the school. We don’t receive any government funding and this contribution will make a huge impact on so many animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society.”

The Wisconsin Humane Society is celebrating its 130th Anniversary this year. The shelter adopted 10,000 animals in 2008 and provides an array of programs and services, including: animal adoptions, veterinary care for shelter animals, education, dog training, wildlife rehabilitation, public tours, animal advocacy, spay/neuter services for low-income families, and much more.

Ozaukee Humane Society Seeking Patriotic Dogs for Parades

Do you have a dog from the Ozaukee Humane Society? The shelter is currently looking for alumni dogs to walk in the 4th of July parades in both Cedarburg and Saukville. The dogs must be well-socialized, up-to-date on vaccinations and accompanied by their own guardians. Costumes are optional for both dogs and handlers!

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (262) 546-5702 or volunteer@ozaukeehumane.org for details on participation.

For more information on available animals, programs and services of the Ozaukee Humane Society, please visit www.ozaukeehumane.org.

“So many seasonal allergy cases…so few options…”

Seasonal canine allergies are among one of the most troublesome issues facing today’s pet owner.  There are so few options for someone who is looking to avoid harsh treatments while seeking a natural, yet effective approach to finding relief for their dog.

Herbsmith Clear Allergies is a formula that contains cooling herbs to help manage seasonal allergies and support the skin by addressing the root cause of the reaction – not just the symptoms. The herbs in all Herbsmith blends are of the highest quality and are laboratory tested for purity and freedom from heavy metals and bacteria. Herbsmith delivers results without the negative side effects.

Herbsmith Clear Allergies is available in powder and tablet form.  To order: Herbsmith Clear Allergies or for more information on other Herbsmith products, please visit www.herbsmithinc.com or call 800.624.6429.