Animal Advocate Television Interviews David Flagler, The New Executive Director of MADACC

Dear Friends of Animal Fairy Charities,
We have been bombarded with emails asking us to do an interview with the new executive director of MADACC to learn more about his views on the “No-Kill” Movement, how he plans on working with local rescues to help ensure that every animal gets placed in a loving home as well as what he plans on doing to improve the lives of the dogs who are seized as a result of dog fighting. Some of you have informed us that many of these dogs may sit in their cages for up to 2 years while their owner waits for his/her court date.
Now you can learn first hand what David Flagler (the new executive director) has to say about the “No-Kill” Movement, working with local rescues to save more lives and how he plans to improve the lives of dogs seized as a result of dog fighting.
Click on The Video Below and Please Share With your Friends, Family and Co-Workers.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__YJ1r2yKFI&feature=player_detailpage
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Thank you in advance for all of your support in 2011.
Sincerely,
Debra Animal Fairy Charities
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Free Educational Resources and Chats with Pet Training Professionals in January 2012!

The Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s annual campaign in January, National Train Your Dog Month, promotes the benefits of positive training and socialization for all pets.
 Each year, hundreds of thousands of pets are turned into animal shelters because their owners couldn’t find a reliable resource to help them with their pets’ behavior problems. The APDT has designated the month of January as National Train Your Dog Monthto bring awareness to the importance of socialization and training for all pets! January was selected as the perfect month because so many animals are adopted and brought home during the winter holidays. We hope to help families and their pets start the New Year off right with information on the behavior needs and training of their pets.

To help the public, animal shelters and others in the pet care industry, we have recorded free webinars for the public with many well-known pet training and behavior professionals.  These will be available starting in January on the event website and are completely free. We have also set up a calendar of Facebook “chats” with professional training and behavior consultants throughout the month of January on a variety of topics focusing on the training and care of dogs, cats and even rabbits! Anyone with behavior and training questions can join the chats to learn more about their chosen pet. Visit the event website, www.trainyourdogmonth.com, for full schedule information, as well as fun downloadable resources on training and behavior.
The APDT believes that a better understanding of our pets’ behavior can lead to happier, healthier and harmonious households for humans and companion animals. Since 1993, the APDT has promoted education for dog trainers and others in the pet industry.  With over 6,000 members who are willing and able to assist pet owners, the APDT is the largest professional organization for pet dog trainers in the world. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about their dogs and other pets to visit our web sites www.apdt.com and www.trainyourdogmonth.com for more information and resources.
Please join the APDT in celebrating National Train Your Dog Month!

WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY HOSTS FIRST-EVER BOW WOW BLIZZARD CAMP

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Humane Society is hosting its first-ever Bow Wow Blizzard Camp today at 4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.  This new one-day winter camp at WHS is for 20 children ages 8 to 11 years old who love animals. It’s a wonderful way for kids to learn all about the Wisconsin Humane Society and ways that they can help critters of all different shapes and sizes. There will be a variety of humane activities offered throughout the day including crafts, games, a behind-the-scenes tour and even a chance to meet some of the animal guests at the Wisconsin Humane Society.

The Cat Climbed the Tree Again

Holiday Safety Tips from the Wisconsin Humane Society

The Wisconsin Humane Society would like to remind families to keep their animals safe this holiday season. Holiday festivities, decorations and visitors often present unique situations that can be harmful to your animals. Follow these simple tips to keep your four-legged friends safe and happy!

  • Keep holiday treats out of reach. Chocolate, chicken bones and skin, greasy foods, grapes, onions, candies and bread dough can all cause serious health problems for your companion animal.
  • Your cat may see your holiday tree as new territory to explore… and conquer. Avoid glass ornaments, tinsel and low-hanging decorations. Also, keep Fido out of the tree stand’s water, which can cause gastrointestinal problems.
  • Tinsel, string, ribbon and yarn will all be seen as delightful toys, especially to your cat, but they can cause serious internal damageif swallowed.
  • Don’t place holiday candles within reach of Fido. The pretty flame can be an enticement and candles can easily be knocked over. To keep your household safe, never leave a candle burning while you are away or sleeping.
  • Keep all of those extra electrical cords from being a tempting toy. Don’t allow cords to dangle or run loosely across the floor. Keep all of them safely taped down and unplug them when you are not home.
  • Be aware that some popular holiday plants can be toxic if ingested. These include, but are not limited to, holly, mistletoe, azalea, hibiscus, amaryllis and Christmas rose.The jury is still out on poinsettias, but it is advised to keep them out of reach just in case.
  • With all the holiday traffic, provide a quiet oasis where your animals can retreat to if they become overwhelmed with all the commotion. Likewise, if you host a party, be sure Sparky doesn’t try to make a clever escape with one of your guests.

“GIVING SEASON” BLOOD DRIVE AT HAWS THIS THURSDAY

Waukesha animal resource center partners with Blood Center of Wisconsin

HAWS, the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, has partnered with the Blood Center of Wisconsin for a life-saving (human) blood drive this Thursday, December 22, at the shelter at 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, from 2:30-6:30 p.m.
“This blood drive for humans honors this giving season, and also allows HAWS the chance to show support for the community that has been so supportive of us,” notes HAWS’ Executive Director Lynn Olenik.  “We invite the public to join in the ‘giving spirit’ and donate – you never know when you could give the gift of life to another pet owner or animal lover!”
As an added bonus, those who are giving can also receive!  As part of a daily Blood Center drawing, any participants in HAWS’ drive are automatically registered to win an autographed football from Green Bay Packers wideout Jermichael Finley.
People able to give blood can register online at www.bcw.edu/HAWS, or call HAWS at 262-542-8851.  Walk-ins are welcome on December 22; appointments are scheduled at 15-minute intervals.  Appointments are still available for all time slots.

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. Friend us on Facebook at “HAWS Waukesha.”

Morton Salt, Inc. and the ASPCA Launch New ‘National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day’ Public Service Campaign on Dec. 22

Facebook Campaign Encourages Consumers to Pledge to Keep Pets Safe

Winter can be hazardous for people living in cold-weather regions – and for our four-legged friends. To help keep pets safe this winter, Morton Salt’sSafe-T-Pet® brand ice melt and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a public service campaign that kicks off on the first day of winter, Dec. 22, with “National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day.”

The purpose of the campaign, which runs through January 2012, is to share important pet safety tips with as many pet owners as possible to help reduce winter weather-related pet injuries and fatalities.  These tips can be found on Morton’s website (www.mortonmelters.com) and on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/MortonSalt).
As part of the campaign, Morton is making a $20,000 donation to the ASPCA to help continue its life-saving work and provide resources to pet owners on pet wellness.  In addition, for every unique Facebook fan “like” received on Morton’s Facebook page from Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, 2012, Morton will donate $1 to the ASPCA, up to $55,000. This additional funding from Morton will be used by the ASPCA to raise awareness about the importance of proper winter pet care and safety.
“Pet owners should know the importance of keeping their furry friends safe during the winter, which is what we hope to raise awareness about by teaming up with Morton for this public service campaign,” said Elysia Howard, vice president of marketing and licensing for the ASPCA.
Morton brand manager Sara Matuszak added, “The world looks different to pets when it’s covered in ice and snow.   We are proud to offer animal enthusiasts a chloride-free  ice melt that’s safer for pets in cold weather areas, and now by collaborating with the ASPCA on the ‘National Keep Pets Safe in Winter’ campaign, we hope to make a bigger difference in the lives of millions of pets and their owners.”
Low awareness of household hazards and prevention measures drive too many pet injuries and fatalities each year. Some quick guidelines for winter pet safety include:
  • Using pet-friendly (salt free and chloride free) ice melters such as Morton® Safe-T-Pet®.
  • Keeping anti-freeze high on shelves in sealed containers and quickly cleaning any spills/leakage.
  • Limiting outdoor time for pets when temperatures drop below freezing.
  • Checking warm spots on cars, such as hoods, where animals might seek shelter from the cold.
  • Keeping pets on a leash, especially dogs, which can become disoriented or lost when once familiar surroundings are covered in ice and snow; and
  • Making sure pets are wearing identification tags and proper outerwear as needed.
More about the ASPCA
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c] [3] not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go http://www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/aspca.
More about Morton and Safe-T-Pet®
A company with roots that date back to 1848, Morton has established itself as America’s trusted authority on salt based on consistent excellence and an evolving product line that continues to pass the test of time.  Morton® Safe-T-Pet® ice melt continues this tradition.  Developed with veterinarian support to be safer for your furry friends, Safe-T-Pet has a completely salt and chloride free formula which is less irritating and safer for pets’ paws and stomachs, people, and plants, as well as paved surfaces, than plain salt.  Safe-T-Pet can be purchased online or at major national retailers.  Click here to find a store located near you. For more information visit www.mortonmelters.com  or www.facebook.com/MortonSalt.