Humane Society’s 2nd Annual “Going to the Dogs” Event

Featuring the talented and diverse Charlie Justmann Band, this event  promises fun and entertainment the likes of which everyone can enjoy!
This year’s “Going to the Dogs” Event is being held at the Waupaca Alehouse on Saturday August 1, from 5:30-11pm. The Alehouse is located
on HWY 54 on the far west side of Waupaca, and the event will be indoors, in one of the Alehouse’s elegant ballrooms.

“Dress as you like, just come hungry!” states Monica Gates, coordinator of the affair. In addition to the dancing, there will be free food-
sandwiches, snacks and hors d’oeuvres, served all evening. A cash bar will be available, as will silent auctions, basket raffles and other fun
things to round out the evening. “Yappy Hour” starts at 5:30pm- a good time to start bidding on your favorite items before the band starts
playing at 7pm.

Major sponsors for the event are Farmers State Bank, Neuville Motors, Baylake Bank, Red Stag Engineering and the Wolf River Veterinary Clinic.
Other sponsors include: Countryside Animal Hospital, Waupaca Small Animal Hospital, Waupaca Mobile Travel Center, Black Gold Environmental Services, Jim Robinson, DDS, JR’s Sportsman’s Bar & Grill, Russ Meyer Used Cars, Inc., Waupaca Alehouse and Minuteman Press. Area businesses and individuals too numerous to mention have contributed items for the raffles and auctions.

“Everyone is welcome, but this event is especially for dog-lovers. All of the proceeds from this event will go directly into supporting and
enhancing our dog programs for next year. Last year, we helped about 150 dogs. In 2010, it will probably be more like 250,” according to Gates.
“We take care of them as if they were our own- all adoptable dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, blood-tested, and carefully
placed in loving homes.”

Community support will allow this program to grow and thrive, as the Humane Society is bombarded with surrenders from those who have
encountered financial difficulties. Tickets are just $15 and are available at the HSWC Adoption Center, Wolf River Vet Clinic (New London), Aquatic Life, Turner’s Farm Market, Charlie Justmann, Waupaca County Coffee Company (on the Chain), and The Alehouse. Tickets will also be sold at the door until sold out. If you have questions, you may call 715-258-2545 or visit www.waupacahumane.org.

1st Annual Dog Walk

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Hospital is hosting its 1st Annual Public Open House on Saturday, July 25th from 9 am to 3 pm.

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists is located just off I-43 (exit #100) in the North Port Shopping Center at 207 W. Seven Hills Road in Port Washington. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Humane Society.

The event begins with a 1-hour dog walk through the neighborhood. After the walk, enjoy food, beverages, pet assessments, information on pet care, hospital tours and more. 9 am – Registration for dog walk ($15 registration includes shirt, goodie bag & donation to area humane societies. (Children under 12 are free. Additional shirts $10)

9:45 am – Walk begins

10:30 am – Open House – Grilled brats from Bernie’s Meats, beverages and popcorn – Free Orthopedic Assessments – $50 value! – Short seminars on specialty surgeries and Lakeshore’s emergency room – Humane Society Booth – Micro Chipping – Animal Adoption – Pet First Aid Booth – learn basics of veterinary first aid and receive a free Pet Emergency Booklet – Information on becoming a veterinarian or a veterinary technician – Hospital Tours – Moon Bounce for children

www.LakeshoreAnimalHospital.com

Madison’s 2nd Annual Pet Fair

Madison’s Pet Corner, (Westside Family Pet Clinic, Ruffin’ It Resort, Pet Styles and 4 Paws Swim & Fitness), will be hosting Madison’s 2nd Annual Pet Fair benefiting local Pet Rescues and Non-Profits. The primary goal for the event is to bring together Madison area pet related non-profit organizations and the community in order to promote awareness, volunteerism and financial support.

The event will host over twenty pet-related non-profit organizations in one central location to provide the community with a venue where families can find an organization to volunteer their time, learn about various breeds & adoption and/or provide financial support.  The event will also include exciting activities, such as adoptable dog parade, demonstration from Capital K-9s, doggie triathlon, kids’ activities, prizes and much more.

Each business in the complex will be hosting an activity and all proceeds will be donated to the participating non-profits.  All profits from the concession stand will also be donated to the non-profit organizations. A few organizations that will be present at this year’s Pet Fair are Capital K-9s, WAGS (Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs), GRRoW (Golden Retriever Rescue of WI), Oolong Dachshund Rescue, Madison Mutts, Dogs on Call, Occupaws, Shelter from the Storm, and Badger Kennel Club- just to name a few.

The event will be Sunday, August 23rd from 12:00pm – 3:00pm at Madison’s Pet Corner located at 635 Struck Street, Madison, WI.  Rain or Shine.  Pets welcome!  For more information visit www.madisonspetcorner.com.

Fun “FORE” the Animals of HAWS

The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County, Inc. and the Friends of HAWS volunteers are pleased to announce their third annual Mini Golf Outing to benefit the animals, programs and services of HAWS.  The entire family is welcome to join us on Sunday, July 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at National Golf Center, S74 W24255 National Avenue, in Big Bend, Wisconsin.

Come have some fun while supporting the animals and programs at HAWS!  Admission is $12/person for 18 holes, but with a donation of 1 or more items from the HAWS Wish List of supplies, “greens fees” are only $10/person!  Wish list items include dog, cat and kitten food and treats; kennel supplies like paper towels, small paper plates, laundry detergent, bleach wipes and dryer sheets; and office items such as Kleenex, copy paper, pens and stamps.  A complete list is available at HAWS website, www.hawspets.org.

No advance registration is needed, but questions can be directed to the HAWS office at 262-542-8851, or Friends of HAWS Volunteer Maria Ragen at 262-490-2102.

HAWS, a non-profit organization established in 1965, assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors to our shelter annually.  As an “open admissions” shelter HAWS assures sanctuary for all animals in need, while offering educational programs and services to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse.  The shelter is located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha, Wisconsin. For more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at www.hawspets.org.

Doga Classes Every Saturday

4 My Dogz, LLC – Professional Pet Training will be offering Doga classes to students at the Silver Spring Dr location in Sussex, WI. Beginning August 15th, 2009, Doga classes will be offered on Saturday afternoons, where dog owners can take Yoga classes with their dogs. Doga classes will be instructed by certified Yoga Instructors and a dog training professional will be on hand for additional assistance to owners and their pets. Students who are experienced or new to Yoga are welcome to come flex with Fido, bend with Benji and have fun getting fit with their dogs! Participating dogs musts be well mannered, socialized and friendly to people and other dogs.

Class schedule and sign up information can be found on the Doga Class page at www.4MyDogz.com.

1,500 Are Better Prepared for Pet First Aid

The Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha (HAWS) is marking the start of the sixth year it has offered its FIRST AID FOR PETS class. During this period over 1,500 pet lovers have completed the three-hour class which is presented by Emergency Medical Services, a Brookfield-based organization that developed the class and present it under the auspices of local humane societies, animal shelters and veterinary hospitals throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.

The class covers care and treatment of 46 common medical emergencies, including poisoning, major bleeding, fractures, shock, diabetic conditions, burns, bloat, seizures, heat and cold emergencies, airway obstructions, allergic reactions, communicable diseases and CPR. Dr. Scott Fellenz, Medical Director of Family Pet Clinic in Menomonee Falls, serves as the veterinary medical advisor for the class.

Dr. Fellenz describes the FIRST AID FOR PETS class as a must for all pet owners. “Material presented in the class can enable a pet owner to stabilize life-threatening conditions until they can reach a veterinary hospital,” said Dr. Fellenz.

Class participants practice first aid skills they are taught on stuffed dogs and cats provided for this purpose by the Build-a-Bear Workshop. A handsome, personalized certificate is awarded to all who complete the class. A 126-page book covering all of the subjects in the class is available.

For information about registering for a class, call 262/879-0165.

Waukesha Humane Society dogs, ProHealth Care cardiac rehab patients team up

The Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County, Inc. and ProHealth Care (PHC) have partnered to create the PHC Cardiac Friends program.  Cardiac rehabilitation patients from Waukesha Memorial Hospital (WMH) have joined the ranks of the dog walking volunteers at HAWS, greatly benefiting both the patients and shelter residents alike.

“The Cardiac Friends dog-walking program is a great way to get our cardiac rehab/EXCEL patients exercising, and at the same time helping their ‘friends’ increase their activity too,” said Jennifer Ehrhardt, an ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist with PHC’s Regional Heart & Vascular Center.  “The group is really enjoying their time at HAWS; time spent with the dogs and each other.”

The program is the brainchild of Susan Kidder, founder of the WMH pet therapy program.  Kidder was looking for ways to expand patient and dog interaction, and came up with the idea to bring HAWS and cardiac rehab patients together.  Kidder noted:  “Walking your best friend is one of the best exercises – and must be done in any weather, several times a day.”

According to Kim Kalczynski, HAWS Volunteer Coordinator, “The guys are loving it and they’re doing a great job!  They don’t hold back – they are motivated, and very good dog handlers.”

HAWS, a non-profit organization established in 1965, assists over 6,000 animals each year and welcomes more than 31,000 human visitors to our shelter annually.  As an “open admissions” shelter HAWS assures sanctuary for all animals in need, while offering educational programs and services to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse.  The shelter is located at 701 Northview Road in Waukesha, Wisconsin. For more information call (262) 542-8851 or log onto our website at www.hawspets.org.