Local Dog In Need of Foster Care/Permanent Home ASAP

“Sylvie” is a rescued Pit Bull Mix, roughly 1.5 years of age. She is a red/white female discovered on the streets of Milwaukee. She had marks of bad tethering around her neck and may have been used for breeding and then tossed out. She is as loving as a “Golden Lab” and so gentle. She loves to sleep with her head on your lap. A small, negotiable adoption fee may apply and contract is required. Spaying will be including. Please call Lisa with you inquiries 414-445-4233!

 

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Pit Bull Pride is going STRONG

…and has been extended through October!

We are excited to announce that the pit bull promotion at MADACC has been very successful. So, successful in fact that the $45 promotion will be extended through October!

Since the promotion began, FIFTY-EIGHT Pit Bulls have found forever homes. That’s almost a Pit Bull a day!

Pit bulls make up 45% of the homeless dogs brought into MADACC every year, and 100% of them deserve a loving home! MADACC is still hosting outdoor pit bull adoption events every Saturday from 10am – 1pm during the promotion.

ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES:
Up-to-date with all age appropriate vaccinations
Spay/neuter surgery
Microchip (includes registration)
Heartworm testing
Flea/worm treatment

BECOME PIT BULL PROUD THIS SUMMER …AND NOW FALL!
ADOPT A MADACC PIT BULL!

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Since January 2012, Breed Specific Legislation, was rejected in more than 32 locations, repealed in more than 24 places and outlawed in 16 states according to the AFF, a private foundation dedicated to securing equal treatment and opportunities for “pit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

 

 FOOD DRIVE FOR MADACC

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.

 

HAWS Featured Pets: Charlie in Charge and Lucky in Love!

MEET CHARLIE & LUCKY!

Just look at those “HAWS”-some faces!
If you are looking for the ‘perfect pit’…Charlie is it.   He is 7 years old and a definite family dog.  But, please read up on the Pit Bull breed and remember lots of people don’t get that Pits can be sweet and calm….(that’s defintely Charlie!)  Charlie is good with cats and other dogs and kids are fine, but not if they are too small (he is strong and can knock the little ones over).  He is super-sweet and loving.
Lucky feels just that to be at HAWS because we understand just what kind of home he needs. This 7 year old Pit Bull/American Bulldog mix is strong and goofy and wiggly and waggly – maybe too much for his own good!  (Obedien! ce training would help keep Lucky’s doggie enthusiasm under control.) Lucky isn’t too fond of other dogs (it’s probably that goofy stuff) and cats.  Older kids are OK (that goofy/strong thing again).
If you are looking for a big silly guy to have fun with, then stop on over to HAWS and meet Charlie OR Lucky…they are the best!! For more information about these boys and any of their friends up for adoption check out our Pet Showcase, stop by HAWS or give us a call!
Humane Animal Welfare Society – HAWS
701 No! rthview Road, Waukesha, WI   53188 P.O. Box 834, Waukesha, WI  53187-0834 262-542-8851 www.hawspets.org
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.

Receiving Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Battle Against Dogfighting’s ‘Peace for Paws’ Set for June 9

Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD), a 100% volunteer-organized program, will host its third annual Peace for Paws community event Sat., June 9, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2959 N. Teutonia Ave. in Milwaukee. This free event will feature music provided by V100’s mobile radio unit, plus Green Bay Packers Coach Jerry Fontenot, a canine agility course, weight-pulling demonstrations, dog training, a photo booth, an enrichment dog toy build, raffle prizes, and more! The event will also include many educational resources where people can ask questions and participate in a “learn and earn,” earning free dog care items like collars, toys, treats, and dog beds. Social dogs are welcome in designated areas.

“Dogfighting is still something that most people in Milwaukee don’t believe exists,” says Anne Williams, BAD program organizer. “But the people in the neighborhoods know, and the police officers we work with know. In fact, most inner-city kids see their first dog fight by the age of eight and often learn the behavior from older males in their families. BAD aims to break that cycle and show kids positive outlets to bond with their dog – and still show their dog’s ability and strength, through activities like agility and weight pulling. It’s not just about saving these pets – it’s about saving the kids, reducing violence, and making safe neighborhoods.”

“Research shows that people who abuse animals are more likely to commit other violent types of crimes,” Williams explains. “Peace for Paws focuses on uniting the community and dog owners with positive activities for pit bulls & all dogs so that those considering getting involved in dogfighting will start to see their dog as more than just a possession and instead, as a part of the family.

Battle Against Dogfighting (BAD) is a comprehensive, city-wide program that unites the community against dogfighting through education, early intervention, and community involvement. BAD collaborates with City of Milwaukee programs, Milwaukee law enforcement, community partners, businesses, schools, and churches to spread the message that compassion towards animals makes for safer and more humane communities.

For more information on BAD and its community outreach and education efforts, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-Against-Dogfighting/178489093981.

BAD is a program of Friends of MADACC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and improving the welfare of the more than 13,000 homeless animals that the Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC) cares for each year.

To learn more about Friends of MADACC, visit www.madaccfriends.org.

 

Pinups for Pitbulls on Pit Boss This Saturday!

Pinups for Pitbulls (http://pinupsforpitbulls.org/) and Little Darling, its
Founder, are set to star in next week’s brand new episode of Pit Boss on Animal
Planet (Saturday, 8/13 at 10 pm E/P)! The action-packed episode will feature
Shorty Rossi and his crew, and will be centered on Pinups for Pitbulls’
soon-to-be-released and highly anticipated 2012 Pinups for Pitbulls calendar –
the non-profit’s best selling item. Since your readers are dog lovers, animal
advocates and pet people, I thought they might be interested in knowing! Pinups
for Pitbulls is a non-profit that works year-round to change the public
perception of bully breeds and secure financial help for homeless pitbulls-type
dogs across the map. The national non-profit couples 1950s pinup culture with
pitbull advocacy. In 2009 they raised more than $20,000, all of which was
donated to pitbull-friendly rescues and individual bullies in need across the
United States.

Battle Against Dogfighting’s Peace for Paws

Block Party Takes Place Tomorrow: Saturday, June 18 from 12-4pm

Contact: Jill Brown, BAD’s founder & Program
Director, 414-416-5975

Last
Friday, June 10, 2011, Milwaukee police and MADACC
busted a dogfighting operation on the city’s north side, rescuing
six sick and injured pit bulls and arresting one man. According to MPD, the bust
was a result of a tip from a community member. Battle Against
Dogfighting (BAD), a
100% volunteer-organized program, knows that more busts are possible and
eliminating dogfighting in Milwaukee starts with community awareness, which is
why they are hosting their second annual
Peace for Paws block party at Calvary Baptist Church on
Milwaukee’s near north side this Saturday, June 18, from 12 to 4pm.

The goal is to unite as a c
ommunity to speak out against
such violence and animal cruelty, and ultimately have safer, more humane
neighborhoods.

Research shows several serial killers started their criminal paths
by abusing animals, and people who abuse animals are more likely to commit other
types of crimes.
BAD focuses on uniting the community and dog
owners with positive activities for pit bulls & all dogs so that those
considering getting involved in dogfighting will start to see their dog than
more than just a possession and more as a part of the family. This is a FREE
event and will include free dog training from top trainers, agility courses, and
weight pulling demonstrations, as well as a local music and a kid’s area. The
event will also include lots of educational resources where people can ask
questions, and participate in a “learn and earn” where they can earn free dog
care items like collars, toys, treats, dog beds, and more.

BAD’s founder, Jill Brown, is
excited to bring their efforts to neighborhoods with a heightened dogfighting
problem. “These youth are brought up seeing so much violence in their community,
that dogfighting is just another outlet for that. They see it often and are
somewhat desensitized to it. Most inner-city kids see their first dog fight by
age of 8 and often learn the behavior from older males in their families. We
want to break that cycle and show kids positive outlets to bond with their dog
and still show their dog’s ability and strength , such as agility and weight
pulling,” said Brown. “It’s not just about saving these pets – it’s about saving
the kids, reducing violence, and making safe neighborhoods.”

BAD’s efforts truly focus on
the welfare of the community, as well as pit bulls. BAD teams with MPD,
Milwaukee Dept. of Neighborhood Services, Dept. of City Development, and Safe
& Sound on a variety of outreach initiatives to get folks speaking out about
violence and dogfighting in their neighborhoods. Brown states, “The partnering
organizations are great because they realize this isn’t ‘just a dog issue’ –
it’s so intertwined with other negative activities, like gangs, drugs, weapons
trafficking, and even homicide.”

BAD is also excited to be
launching its “Pit Crew”, a positive training and agility class that teaches
inner-city youth to see their dogs as pets, not just objects to abuse. Pit Crew
participants often help by becoming ambassadors for the program by recruiting
and mentoring new participants, which helps them to not fall into animal neglect
and cruelty. BAD’s goal is to take kids (and their dogs) out of negative
environments and teach them more positive training techniques to use with their
dogs. Pit Crew classes will start a few weeks after this event & those
interested should attend Peace for Paws this Saturday to get signed
up.

“Dogfighting is still
something that most people in Milwaukee don’t believe exists,” Brown explains.
“But the people in the neighborhoods know – the MPD officers we work with know.
That’s why we’re here. We won’t stop until everyone learns this illegal activity
cannot be tolerated. Last year, Milwaukee residents called in just about 1 tip a
week on dogfighting in the city — those tips are what can save these dogs from
this unspeakable abuse. The abuse these dog endure is horrific and
we won’t
stop until these victims are saved and dogfighting is a crime of the
past.”

For
more information on all the great community outreach and education efforts BAD
is working on, visit our Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-Against-Dogfighting/178489093981.