Waukesha shelter partnering for Pet Fair, Expo event, Best Friends program, “Homecoming”

 WAUKESHA ­­— July 29, 2010 — HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, announces our summer’s end highlights – participating in two exciting community events and promoting two more special ongoing partnership opportunities.

 Saturday, August 21st marks the 3rd Annual Menomonee Falls Pet Fair at Rotary Park on Fond du Lac Avenue.  HAWS Mobile Adoption Center will join local vendors, demonstration groups and pet service providers for this FREE day-long, pets-welcome event.  Bring a bag of dog or cat food for donation to HAWS and get a free photo session for your pet and a free 5×7 portrait!

 Sunday, September 12th is the 2nd Dog Day Afternoon at the Waukesha Expo grounds.  The HAWS Mobile Adoption Center and the Friends of HAWS booth will have adoptable pets to meet and great HAWS gear to purchase.  Join us from 11am – 3pm.  Presented by WHQG radio.

 Want to become one of HAWS’ Best Friends in the Business?  Advertising opportunities are available on the shelter website, www.hawspets.org, and in our Tattle Tails print newsletter.  Promote your business while supporting HAWS – a true win-win.  Contact marketing@hawspets.org for details.

 Save the date:  “HAWS Homecoming” is October 16th!  Celebrate our Alumni adopted pets at our annual fall fundraising gala at Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc.  Businesses and individuals can “join the team” for the HAWS cause with one of our “Big Game” sponsorships – ranging from $250 to $5,000.  All include special VIP tickets to this event that features “fan”-tastic food, live/silent auctions, a Homecoming Court of adoptable pets and a parade complete with floats!  $50 general admission tickets are on sale starting September 1st.  Call 262-542-8851 or check www.hawspets.org for information.

 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 animals in need, while offering educational programs and services to promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse.  Our newly-expanded 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.  Check out HAWS Waukesha in cyberspace – friend us on Facebook or read our blog on WaukeshaNOW.com!

Wisconsin Humane Society Kicks Off ASPCA Challenge with Adopt-a-Thon

Wisconsin Humane Society Kicks Off ASPCA Challenge with Adopt-a-Thon
Adoption Fees for All Animals Discounted an Unprecedented 50%

MILWAUKEE – Bring your dog for some fun at our ASPCA Kickoff Adopt-a-Thon on Sunday and Monday, August 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A bone dig, agility course, bobbing for hot dogs and Pupcasso Paw Paintings will keep your pooch entertained, and the kids will love the crafts, face painting and scavenger hunt.

 Meet up with fellow Twitter members during the #ASPCA100K4WHS TweetUp on Sunday, August 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register for the TweetUp at http://www.wihumane.org.

 During the Adopt-a-Thon, the adoption fee for all puppies, dogs, and kittens will be reduced by 50% for the first 100 adoptions. As usual, the adoption fee for adult cats will be entirely waived.

 During the months of August, September, and October, the Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies will be competing together against 49 other animal shelters across the country in the Save More Lives – ASPCA $100K Challenge. The goal is to increase the number of lives saved by 300 or more during the three-month period, compared to the same months in 2009.

 WHS and OHS have set an overall goal of 3,040 lives saved for the three-month challenge. $100,000 will go to the shelter that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved. $25,000 will go to the shelter that engages the largest number of members of the community who help in saving more lives.

 For more information about the ASPCA 100K Challenge and how you can help, visit www.wihumane.org.

2011 Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Society Calendar Contest

Is your pooch the cutest on the block? Was your kitty destined to model? The Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies invite you to send your best shot of Scout or Sassy for our 2011 calendar.

Local celebrity judges will determine the top thirteen photos, and one lucky companion animal will be chosen for the highly coveted cover photo. Twelve others will be selected for “Pets of the Month.”

Entries are now being accepted. There is a $15 non-refundable entry fee per first photo and $5 fee for each additional photo. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the animals at the Wisconsin and Ozaukee Humane Societies. There are also advertising opportunities available to area businesses. Check out the contest information and submit your photos!


Puppy Deaths Rise Due to Parvovirus

Shelter Officials Call for Vaccinations Against Parvo
MADACC and WHS Note Increase in Puppy Deaths

MILWAUKEE – Officials with the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) and the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) are calling for people to have their puppies vaccinated against parvovirus, after nearly forty puppies died from the deadly virus in the past month.

 Ten puppies were surrendered to WHS with parvovirus since July 10; only one of the puppies survived.  All of the 25-30 dogs who tested positive for parvo at MADACC died.

 The virus is not spreading at either shelter, nor is there an outbreak within the shelters, but the rise in parvo-positive puppies being brought to the shelters has shelter workers concerned.

 “Parvo is a highly contagious and deadly virus,” explained Dr. Randal Zeman with the Wisconsin Humane Society. “The virus is usually passed in stools and can last in the environment for more than a year under the right conditions. Parvo usually affects young pups under 6 months of age, but can also affect unvaccinated dogs.”

 Symptoms of the parvovirus include vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), lethargy, pain, dehydration, sepsis, and death. Because parvo is a viral disease, there is no cure. Treatment is aimed at maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, and preventing secondary bacterial infection.

 Parvo is preventable. The parvo vaccine is part of routine veterinary vaccinations recommended for all puppies and dogs. The vaccine is generally administered around six weeks and is re-administered three to four additional times before a dog is a year old and annually after that. All dogs who enter MADACC or WHS are vaccinated immediately against parvovirus as a preventative measure.

Hammered to the Bone & Pawsitively Hammered Rings Unveiled

Doggy Toyland LLC unveils their new hammered collection featuring two new distinctive ring designs.  

Sterling Silver Hammered to the Bone & Pawsitively Hammered rings feature a hand polished bone or paw soldered onto a hammered band.  Sterling Silver bands are 1.5mm thick for strength and durability. Rings are available in size 6 -11 to accommodate different finger sizes. Jewelry designs are handcrafted in the USA.  

With the line continuously growing, they also recently lunched a complete semi-precious stone line feature paw print rings, earrings, and pendants in opals, black onyx, mother of pearl and other semi-precious stones. 

For more information: www.doggytoyland.com 715-345-1314 myra@doggytoyland.com

 Doggy Toyland LLC designer lines include: Agility, Obedience, Rally, Conformation, Flyball, Breed, Build your own Title, Semi Precious Stone Collection and dog themed jewelry for pet lovers.   Jewelry designs include: rings, earrings, pendants, pins, charm holders, chains, and bracelets.

6th Annual Pawgust Fest

An unusual day of fun is in store at this canine festival open to Labrador Retrievers and all other breeds.  L.E.A.R.N. (Labrador Education and Rescue Network) is sponsoring its 6th annual Pawgust Fest from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 14th.

 Activities include swimming, lure coursing, dog games etc.  Demonstrations will include agility, flyball, search and rescue plus hunt and retrieve.

 Dog merchandise, grooming services, pet photography, micro-chipping, dog communicator, plus food and drink for two and four-legged animals.
The address is 25775 St. Mary’s Rd., Libertyville, IL.  Balloons will mark the driveway.  The price is $10 per person.  Children 12 and under free.  Call 847/362-6812 for more information.

Going To The Dogs!


Once again, the Charlie Justmann Band and the Waupaca Alehouse are Going
to the Dogs in an effort to raise funds for the dog adoption program at
the Humane Society of Waupaca County. The fun starts at the lovely, air
conditioned Alehouse at 6pm on Friday, July 16, 2010. Tickets are just
$25 per person and include the grand buffet, silent auctions, basket
raffles and a door prize. The dance, starting at 7pm, featuring good
old-fashioned big band music (and maybe a little polka), is sure to
please young and old with its nostalgic flair. Whether you’re there to
dance or bid on auction items, you’re sure to love the food! Dinner-type
items will be available early in the evening, switching over to snack
foods later. Food will be available all night so the dancers can keep
their energy up! A cash bar will be available all evening as well. Bring
your friends or just come make some new ones- this is one of the great
social events of the year!

Sponsored in part by Farmers State Bank, all proceeds benefit the Humane
Society of Waupaca County’s dog program, helping a growing number of
dogs from the Waupaca area and all over Wisconsin each year. Tickets can
be purchased at the Adoption Center, located behind the Waupaca airport,
and online at www.waupacahumane.org using a secure server. Discounts on
group ticket purchases larger than 6 are available, both online and at
the Adoption Center. Donations are still being accepted for the raffles
and auctions. Please call 715-258-2545 for more information.