Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus awarded prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

   Officials from the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Ozaukee Campus announced today that the shelter has been awarded LEED®Gold certification, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

“The LEED Gold certification reflects a higher standard of commitment to sustainable design than with typical construction,” said Beth Maresh, director of the WHS Ozaukee Campus, which opened in March 2011. “Our goal was to create a highly energy efficient, more environmentally responsible facility that reduces long-term energy and water use costs for the organization. As leaders of our community who advocate for treating animals with respect and kindness, it is also integral to our mission to be good stewards of our environment.”

The WHS Ozaukee Campus achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy, LEED certified buildings save money for families, taxpayers and businesses; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

“The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most-important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non-sustainable and expensive sources of energy and threats to human health,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The work of innovative building projects such as the WHS Ozaukee Campus is a fundamental driving force in the green building movement.”

LEED certification of the WHS Ozaukee Campus was based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself and the broader community. These features include:

  • Solar hot water panels on the roof to heat water for bathing dogs and puppies
  • Use of building materials harvested or manufactured locally
  • Strategies implemented to manage stormwater runoff, as well as use of native plants to eliminate need for site irrigation
  • Low-emitting paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants were used throughout the interior of the building
  • Ventilation system includes devices that monitor CO2 levels in the building. These monitors feed the information to the HVAC system, which will adjust the ventilation rates to accommodate the actual needs.
  • Energy recovery technology to stay energy efficient while using fresh outside air for the health of the animals.
  • Roofing materials used on the shelter were carefully selected to reduce heat absorption, thereby reducing the building’s tendency to be a heat island

For more information about the U.S. Green Building Council or the LEED program, visit www.usgbc.org. For more information about the Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, visit www.ozaukeehumane.org.

Reserve Your Spot On The Runway TODAY For HAWS’ Fashionable Fundraiser!

Friday, September 28, 2012
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Silver Spring Golf/Banquet Center N56 W21318 Silver Spring Drive Menomonee Falls
A most fashionable fundraiser for HAWS!
Join us for an evening of cocktails, appetizers, voice and silent auctions, special raffle, HAWS’ adoptable pets, and a revolutionary runway show featuring designs from: ~ Boutique B’Lou ~ ~ Faye’s ~ ~ Georgie Consignment ~
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Next Door ~ Hair & Makeup bySalon Medusa.
* REGISTER TODAY * Reserve your place at the runway – don’t miss out!
Get a sneak peek:  View the slideshow from our 2011 event!

www.hawspets.org

Meet Sprout, A Pocket-Sized Pup With A Painful Past

Fluffy, precocious, and impossibly cute, Sprout melts any heart with ease. This sweet 8-week-old Shih Tzu/Chihuahua lifts his head and wiggles his tiny tail for the visitors who tower above him, always remaining brave despite the excruciating pain he felt just days ago.

It’s hard to imagine how the little guy felt when he was accidentally dropped and badly broke his leg. No pup should ever suffer such pain.
Fortunately, Sprout was brought to the Wisconsin Humane Society where our veterinarians provided him with immediate pain relief, took x-rays to determine the extent of his fracture, and gave Sprout a special, green cast. He is currently recovering in the Intensive Care Unit at our WHS Milwaukee Campus, where he has no shortage of adoration and support.
Can you help Sprout? Your contribution of $10, $25 or even $50 will go directly to the care of sweet Sprout; any additional funds will be used to help treat special needs animals recovering from medical illnesses at WHS. You can also sponsor Sprout in honor of a loved one and send a personalized ecard with his photo to let them know.
The Wisconsin Humane Society receives no government funding and relies entirely on the support of the community to annually care for 20,000 animals, like Sprout. Thank you for considering helping this little guy on his road to recovery!  We will keep you updated on his progress.
p.s. Sprout is still recovering in our Intensive Care Unit and holds are not being accepted on him, but once he’s ready, he’ll graduate into our regular adoption program!

www.wihumane.org

Community Bark BAY VIEW Grand Opening Event!

Save the dates:  October 6 – 7

 We’re planning a LOT of fun for our Grand Opening Event and are excited to be giving back to the pups and kittens that need it at MADAAC!

What will you find at the Grand Opening?

Fun and Fundraising for MADACC!

PACK THAT PILOT with donations to MADACC!!

Photos with your pups from Peggy Morsch Life      Photography – with big savings on packages

Event-Only specials on Dog Washes and more!

Private consultations with Stacy Krafcyzk, Animal    Communicator

Meet some adoptable pooches and kitties!

Yummy people treats from local businesses

– a HUUUUUGE raffle!

– and much more!

www.communitybark.net

 Save the Dates!  More information to follow.

With No Names helps feed undernourished dogs throughout Southern Alberta through support of Pet Planet.

Over 16,000 pounds of (premium) dog food has been distributed to dogs on First Nations reserves

Pet Planet, in partnership with Horizon Pet Nutrition, provided over 1000 lb. of food to Dogs With No Names.

Established in 2011, Dogs With No Names is a scientific pilot program working to combat the number of homeless dogs on First Nations reserves in southern Alberta through the use of contraceptive implants. In addition to their efforts in contraception, Dogs With No Names distributes donated dog food from Horizon Pet Nutrition and Pet Planet health stores to undernourished dogs throughout two First Nations reserves in southern Alberta.

To date, this self-funded and volunteer based program has received over 16,000 lb. of dog food for distribution to undernourished dogs. 1,000 lbs of Horizon Pet Nutrition premium pet food was distributed on the reserve throughout June 2012, with another 1000 lbs planned over the next quarter.

Dogs have a short and difficult life without adequate food, water and shelter available to them. This is especially true on our First Nations reserves, which experience northern climates with severe winter months. While adoptions of reserve dogs are possible and encouraged through rescue groups, unfortunately, they are limited to younger pups and tamer dogs that can make the transition to a companion dog. There is also a shortage of welcoming homes.

It was in the hopes of reducing the suffering of these dogs that the Dogs With No Names initiative was born. Pet Planet health stores are devoted to supporting worthy causes such as this and excited to continue this important partnership.

For more information on Dogs With No Names, please visit http://www.facebook.com/DogsWithNoNames.

About Pet Planet

Nearly 15 years ago, Laura Leah English and her mother Joan Bauer, opened the doors to their first Pet Planet store, with a vision to be more than just a store, but with a dream “To encourage a global society where all pets are loved,

respected, protected and kept in good health; a society without pet overpopulation, homelessness or abuse.” Through passion and innovation, Pet Planet has grown to 41 locations in North America, with 9 more stores on the horizon and has entered the U.S. market with its first stores in Arizona, educating Guardians about the health and well being of animal companions.

Established in: 1996 Average store size: 2500 sq. feet Expected growth in Arizona: 20 stores, in 5 years Services offered in Arizona: self wash facility

Product highlights: Quality health food and nutritional products – Pet food sold at Pet Planet is dense in nutrients & will save the consumer money

Franchisee opportunities: Pet Planet offers franchising opportunities as an enriching and successful business model, devoted to pet health and welfare. Those interested can start the franchise qualification process today by visiting: www.PetPlanetFranchise.com

Web site: www.petplanethealth.com

Models Wanted: Clothing Optional

The Wisconsin Humane Society’s Calendar Contest is Underway!

 Does your dog have a better wardrobe than you?  Was your kitten born to strut her stuff on the catwalk?  The Wisconsin Humane Society’s calendar contest is back and entries are now being accepted!

 One lucky beauty will be chosen for the highly coveted cover photo and twelve others will be selected as a “Pet of the Month.” Every photo is included in the calendar.

 There is a $10 non-refundable entry fee for each photo. All proceeds from the calendar benefit the shelter animals. Local celebrity judges will determine the top 13 photos. Be sure to read the contest guidelines at www.wihumane.org and submit your photo by September 4! 

 

You Could Be on MTV!

MTV contacted Asia Voight asking if she knew anyone who may want to be on their
True Life series called I Can’t Control My
Pet.
Find the details below. If you and your pet fit the bill I
could be featured on the show talking to your pet helping you to change their
behavior. Contact me at dianeden@centurytel.net if you are a
fit or if you know someone who is! Contact us if you would like to interview
Asia Voight about this opportunity and what she does that gets the attention of
MTV! Asia is a world renowned pet communicator, the most gifted in her field.
Visit her site at http://www.asiavoight.com
MTV’s
True Life is a long-running, Emmy-award-winning
documentary series which seeks to have young people share their stories in their
own words.
One of the themes they’re currently exploring for this particular
episode is: what is it like to have a completely out of control pet. The
official casting call reads:

“Does your pet have complete control over
your life? Is it hard to tell who’s supposed to be at the end of the leash?
Perhaps your perfect pet was an angel until another animal was introduced into
the mix. Have you tried everything from boot camp to holistic pills to control
their behavior but nothing seems to work? Does the love in your life avoid
sleepovers to steer clear of your unruly beast? Are family and friends finally
asking you to make a choice because they can’t handle it anymore? If you appear
to be between the ages of 15 and 28 and have an unruly animal contact
us.”

If you or someone you know is a good fit for MTV’s Emmy award
winning documentary series True Life, email Inspired Media Communications Diane
Dennis at dianeden@centurytel.net today!