Dane Co. Humane Society – New Belgium Ski Scavenger Hunt – January 25

Madison area Ski Scavenger Hunt on January 25, 2014 – This is a day to don your best costume, chase chickens, search for Bigfoot, and answer some ridiculous riddles all while skiing and raising money for Dane County Humane Society! Bring up to three buddies or sign-up with the person you meet in the check-in line! Grab your gear, a lift ticket, and bring $10 per person to join the fleet of New Belgium characters on the slopes for a scavenger hunt like no other! There will be an after-party in Devil’s Den for the awards ceremony. Don’t miss New Belgium’s release of their brand new Snapshot Sour Wheat, and a raffle drawing for a pair of Rocky Mountain Underground custom skis! All registration fees benefit our sick and homeless animals. See you on the slopes! Saturday, 1/25/2014 9am – 11:30am –> Registration 11:30am – 3pm –> Scavenger Hunt 3:30pm – 5pm –> Post- Hunt Celebration! Devil’s Head Resort S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac, Wisconsin 53561

The “Pit Bull” Dog Experts Are Here! Animal Farm Foundation brings advocacy and adoption techniques to Milwaukee

“Pit Bull” dog owners can be shunned by their neighbors when walking down the street, or can be told they cannot rent by landlords for instance. Why? Because their dogs can be falsely perceived as “dangerous”. Nonetheless, hundreds of dogs are being saved because organizations continue to educate communities on misconceptions. On August 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on August 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Animal Farm Foundation’s (AFF) Manager Caitlin Quinn and Director of Behavior and Training Bernice Clifford will host a “pit bull” dog workshop at the Shorewood Village Center (3920 N. Murray Avenue). This event is sponsored by the Milwaukee Animal Alliance (MAA) and Alliance of Wisconsin Animal Rehoming Efforts (AWARE),  two local groups working to improve the lives of companion animals in Wisconsin.

Since January 2012, Breed Specific Legislation, was rejected in more than 32 locations, repealed in more than 24 places and outlawed in 16 states according to the AFF, a private foundation dedicated to securing equal treatment and opportunities for “pit bull” dogs. The AFF’s goal here in Milwaukee is to “empower animal welfare groups to recognize and overcome barriers that allow them to make better adoption matches; reduce length-of-stay; and change the way decision makers, potential adopters and community members think about ‘pit bull’ dogs,” said Quinn. This two-day event features ways to improve adoptions, dog behaviors and negative perceptions in the community.

“How a dog looks or its breed will tell you nothing about its personality or behavior,” said MAA member Kelly Herbold. “There is nothing unique or different about ‘pit bull’ dogs in comparision to any other breed. Each and every dog is an individual whose behavior is a result of many factors, such as training, socialization, owner management, breeding, environment and genetics.”

Holly Lewis, certified dog trainer and AWARE member added, “It is for the community to learn more about all dogs. If our community has more information, better choices can be made and lives can be saved.”   The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission takes in roughly 13,000 animals annually and has a euthanasia rate of 43 percent. Many “pit bull” dog advocates believe that educating the public on misconceptions is fundamental in reducing these numbers. ***Space is limited. If you’d like to attend either day, please RSVP your choice to milwaukeeanimalalliance1@gmail.com



Let’s fill the van for the animals and bring donations to the workshop of canned foods  and unopened bags for the cats and dogs. MADACC prefers Purina products.


Elmbrook Humane Society’s Wagfest is Coming September 7!

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The 6th Annual Wagfest is the place for animals and their people to come together as a community and celebrate the bond between them.

Wagfest benefiting Elmbrook Humane Society, a no-kill shelter

Saturday, September 7, 2013

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mitchell Park – 19900 River Rd Brookfield, WI 53045


Each year Wagfest is bigger and better with new attractions! All proceeds benefit Elmbrook Humane Society, the only no-kill shelter in Waukesha County.




• LIVE MUSIC by Room to Move

• Celebrity bartenders

• Microchipping and Nail Trims

• Food, vendors and much more

• FREE transportation from all parking lots to Wagfest by Boscos Social Club. DOGS ALLOWED!

 Contact information:

Rachel Coolbroth, EBHS Director of Community Relations and Development

General questions, sponsorship opportunities, vendor questions, etc.

Office – (262) 782-9261

Come See the Pigs at HAWS! (Guinea Pigs, That Is!)

Gilbert is a big boy with an equally big “pig”-sonality! He enjoy gentle pets and sharing a leafy salad with human friends (gotta watch that figure, ya’ know).

Gilbert is just one of a whole gang-o-guineas available for adoption at HAWS. We have pairs (Pepper & Oreo and Tebow & Moby) and singles (Charlie, CJ and Mucky).

Adopt Gilbert or any of his piggy buddies at HAWS and receive a free copy of The Cavy Health Record Book! And be sure to save the date for  HAWS’ annual Guinea Pig Primer, coming October 27th!

Stop by in person – HAWS is open 7 days a week. 

Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS)
701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI   53188

Viewing/Adopting Hours

Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 4:00 p.m. 

Help Honey find a home – One of the last dogs from Oklahoma tornado region has some special needs

Milwaukee – A 10-year-old Corgi mix originally from Oklahoma needs some extra help finding a home at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS). Honey was transferred to WHS’s Milwaukee Campus from a shelter in the Oklahoma City area after May tornados caused so many dogs to become homeless or separated from their families.


Honey had already been at a shelter; therefore, shelter workers in Oklahoma knew that no one was missing her – so Honey boarded a truck with 20 other pups bound for Milwaukee. She is one of the last dogs from that transfer to be adopted. And officials at WHS say they need a little help finding a great home for Honey. 

“Honey is the sweetest dog, and she has some chronic medical issues that will need to be managed in her new home, including chronic arthritis, dental issues and cataracts,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations and development at WHS.

“We also suspect that she may have some additional underlying conditions that will need further tests to diagnose. We do not have the specialized medical equipment to do those tests at the shelter, and it will be much better for Honey to be treated while relaxing in a permanent home environment, as well. Honey will be going home with a special voucher for medical care to get her started on the right track,” Speed said.

Honey’s blood work was normal and x-rays revealed that she may have respiratory and possibly cardiac issues.  Honey hasn’t shown any symptoms of being in any pain; however, she would really benefit from seeing a veterinary specialist to determine the best course of care for her.

“We are confident we can find Honey a loving person to offer her the comfy place on the couch that she so deserves. She’s been through a lot, and we just adore her,” Speed said. “We’re going to work closely with her adopters regarding her medical conditions to ensure that she is well cared and loved in her new home.” 

Fetch will be at Great Lakes Pet Expo!

Fetch will be in the lobby of the Great Lakes Pet Expo this Saturday, February 2 at State Fair Park.   Be sure to stop by, get some copies of past and present issues, and tell us how much you love Fetch!   We will be having a free drawing of a gift basket for all our readers.  One entry per person, please.    Please also be sure to stop by the booths of our advertisers and tell them that you saw them in Fetch!  All of the fun things that will be going on at the expo can be found at http://www.petexpomilwaukee.com/ and some highlights are below!

The biggest hit this year will be Bubba!   Bubba is a 9 foot, fully trained alligator.   His owner and trainer, Jim Nesci, has appeared on national TV with Oprah Winfrey, Regis and Kelly, and Jay Leno, to name a few.    Bubba will be available all day in the reptile education area.   Attendees will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with Bubba and to steal a hug while you’re at it.   Visit  Bubba will appear on our main stage at 4 pm.

Meet your soul mutt by doing some speed dating In the Puppy Playground Area (West Hall).  Throughout the day, visit this area to watch a puppy bowl or just hang out with adoptable dogs and watch them party.   If you see a dog you like, ask for a speed date.  You can then escort your date to a private area for some alone time with them.  So if there is a love connection and if so, be the first to submit your adoption application.

Visit the new Product Showcase and Raffle area.   This is an area where select vendors will display their featured products and/or services.   If you’re interested in a product, try to win it.   All products have been donated to the show for raffle.  Tickets will be sold right in the new product showcase area.

50/50 raffle and dropping of the balls.   Watch for the Brew City Bruisers skating around the hall.   They’ll be selling no more than 500 tennis balls.   Each ball will have a number and you will be given a ticket with your purchase.   All 500 balls will be dropped on the main stage at 2:45 pm.   The winning ball will be selected by a special needs dog but not before you hear his heartwarming story.  This is a 50/50 raffle so half of the money raised will go to Shar Pei Rescue and the other half…to you…the winner. 

Remember Tinker, the mini horse who comes with his pal, Eclipse?  Both do a song and dance with trainer, Carol.  This year there is a new addition to the act.   Little Ta-Lu-Lah.   Watch this amazing small dog ride these horses and perform tricks right beside them.

See you at the Great Lakes Pet Expo!

Ice Skating for Dane County Humane Society on Jan 21

Skate to Donate! Monday, January 21 12-2:20pm Hartmeyer Ice Arena (1834 Commercial Ave, Madison) Bring a donation for Dane County Humane Society and skate for free! Suggested donations include canned cat food, canned dog food, treats (for dogs and cats), cat litter, chew toys, and squeeze cheese. Money donations are also welcomed. Non-donation skating rates are adult $4, youth $3, and skate rental $2. All proceeds, including funds from non-donation skating rates, will be donated to Dane County Humane Society. Take a lap around the rink with Wisconsin native, Olympic gold medalist, Casey FitzRandolph!  For more info:  608-838-0413