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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Fetch will be at Great Lakes Pet Expo

Fetch is excited to be at the Great Lakes Pet Expo this Saturday, February 1.   Please be sure to stop by our booth in the lobby (across from the ticket booth).   We will have not only the latest issue but also back copies of previous issues which are always in high demand.  We love our readers so please stop by for a free chance to win a reader gift basket.  And to let us know how much you love Fetch!   For details on the Great Lakes Pet Expo go to www.petexpomilwaukee.com.

MEET HAWS’ HONEY, BUNNY!

Bunny is a young, sweet Pit Bull Terrier  

Say Hello to HAWS super-honey, Bunny

This sweet 8-month-old came to HAWS as a stray, so there really is no background information on her.  But, she really likes people and wants to be a good girl, so training classes will ensure a successful friendship.

Bunny may need to be an only child, at least until she has gone through some training.  (Other dogs don’t understand her, hence the training…and she really doesn’t like cats.)  Kids in the family?  Older children could probably handle her strength – and help with training, but no toddlers, please.  (Little ones may literally see eye-to-eye with Bunny, but understand each other?  Not so much.)

Bunny is a beautiful girl who just needs someone to give her a chance – they won’t be disappointed with they do!

Please call 262-542-8851 so the staff at HAWS
can tell you more about Bunny and all of her adoptable friends.
Better yet, stop by to see them in person – HAWS is open 7 days a week.

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

Behavior Department is Looking for Volunteers to Join our Mod Squad program

HAWScurrently has a very special volunteer opportunity available for dog-lovers in our community. Our Behavior Departmentis looking for volunteers to join our Mod Squad program!

HAWS’ Mod Squad is a unique group of volunteers that works with special needs animals housed at our shelter. These volunteers are trained to help dogs “mod”-ify their behavior, using a variety of tools and techniques including EZ-Walk harnesses, Tellington TTouch®, clickers and interactive toys.

Dogs in our Mod Squad program are in several special needs categories, such as those who do not thrive in the shelter environment or have been here overly long; dogs who pass the behavior evaluation but who are not quite ready for adoption; dogs who do not pass the behavior evaluation but can with a little help; and dogs in our adoption ward who would benefit from basic manners training. Activities also provide a source of enrichment for all kenneled dogs.

Just as the Mod Squad’s work on the old TV show made good things happen for them, HAWS’ Mod Squad is helping good things happen for the dogs in our shelter!
– Our Mod Squad program has completely resolved many behavior problems and greatly increased the adoption odds for our at-risk canine population. More than 600 dogs have been a part of the Mod Squad, and of these, 90% have been adopted and are thriving with their new families!
– Mod Squad alumni dogs require fewer behavior consults than non-Mod Squad dogs (which is a FREE service we provide for the lifetime of your HAWS alumni pet)!
Interested in joining the ranks of HAWS’ Mod Squad? Contact claudeen@hawspets.orgor alisonw@hawspets.org. You can also call the shelter at 262-542-8851 and we’ll connect you!

Animal Aid USA to Launch its 2013 Caravan Rescue Season January 18-20

This year’s inaugural monthly caravan will feature a first-time meeting between Animal Aid USA volunteers and Asher, a severely injured dog in Waycross, Georgia whose successful rescue was made possible by Animal Aid USA team volunteers and Waycross volunteers.

January 15, 2013 – Animal Aid USA founders Prince Lorenzo Borghese of Royal Pet Club and Karen Talbot will launch the organization’s first animal rescue caravan of 2013 January 18 by saving 175 abandoned and homeless dogs in the Liberty County, Georgia area. The New Year Caravan will be sponsored by Frank Leone of Leone Homes in Oyster Bay, New York, and Georgina Bloomberg, Animal Aid’s newest board member.

The New Year Caravan is part of a trek repeated every 30 days by Animal Aid USA volunteers who travel 1,600 miles from New Jersey to Liberty County, Georgia to rescue shelter animals from rural Georgia communities. More than 170 dogs have been pulled from animal control facilities across Georgia to be rescued, and most have been brought to Animal Aid USA’s Miracle Ranch in Long County for care and treatment before forever homes can be found for each of them.

“Each moment an animal is about to be euthanized due to its inability to find a loving home is an emergency situation to our group of volunteers. I’m so happy to be a part of our first caravan in the new year in which 175 lives will be saved,” Borghese said.
Miracle Ranch is a temporary transfer station and quarantine facility made possible by donations from California-based rescue Dogs on Death Row.

The Caravan’s arrival to Miracle Ranch will be marked by a poignant meeting between Animal Aid USA volunteers and Asher, a gravely wounded dog rescued on December 18 in Ware County, Georgia after local resident Jane Keeler found him abandoned and wandering the streets. After unsuccessful attempts to rescue the dog herself, Keeler contacted Talbot for help; from her home in New Jersey, Talbot contacted partners in Waycross, Georgia for assistance.

Suffering from a gaping, gangrenous wound to his neck, the injured dog avoided capture until volunteers from Ware County and the Okefenokee Humane Society used a tranquilizer dart to catch him. The dog was immediately rushed to Cedar Animal Hospital in Richmond Hills, Georgia where staff had been notified of his condition and impending arrival. By the time he arrived at Cedar, Talbot had named the dog Asher, which in Hebrew translates to “happiness and extreme desire to be surrounded by family or community.”

Asher’s injuries were discovered to be at least two weeks old, and since he had been living without treatment on Georgia’s county roadways for so long, the early prognosis was bleak. But to everyone’s surprise, under the care of Kyle Christiansen, DVM and the Cedar Animal Hospital staff, he pulled through and was released on Christmas Eve.

Currently under the foster care of Animal Aid USA volunteer Georgia Pontikakis, Asher continues with follow-up visits to Cedar for continued care to the neck wound, and treatment for heartworm and a possible dislocated hip.

Steve Dash of the Humane Society of Atlantic County in Atlantic City, New Jersey, an Advisory Board member for Animal Aid USA, will travel with the New Year Caravan to join the many volunteers who came together to save Asher when they meet the lucky miracle pup at Miracle Ranch. The Humane Society of Atlantic County will be taking Asher into its program once he is medically cleared for travel, which is expected to take a few months.

Also traveling with the Animal Aid USA New Year Caravan will be seven Miracle Ranch board members, five cargo vans (in addition to Animal Aid USA’s customized transport rig), and four participating receiving rescue partners: Denise McCann, founder of Almost Home Dog Rescue, New Jersey; Dana Smith Edwards and Kathleen Schaefer; Shelly Michener and Jennifer Bailey from The Animal Orphanage, Voorhees New Jersey; Alyssa Jones of WAGS Rescue, Horsham, Pennsylvania, and Lorie Wus of Finally Home Farm Rescue, Williamstown, New Jersey.

Additional participating rescue groups and shelters in Georgia include:

Randy Durrence, Liberty Animal Control, Hinesville, Georgia
Sissy Haskell, STARS of GA Rescue, Statesboro, Georgia
Friends of Screven County Animals (FOSCA), Sylvania, Georgia
Hannah Tostensen, Humane Animal Resource Team (HART), Darien, Georgia
Ben Hood, Okefenokee Humane Society, Waycross, Georgia

Special guests participating in the 2013 Animal Aid USA New Year’s Caravan will be (Amazing) Grace, Animal Aid USA’s canine hero and her owner, Phil Draughon of Chicago, as well as members of the Guardians of Rescue organization, which has chapters in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. A special reunion between Karen Talbot and Robert Misseri of the Guardians of Rescue is planned to commemorate their co-founding of the Georgia Puppy Caravan in 2009, then the largest rescue mission in Georgia State history.

About Animal Aid USA:

Co-founded by Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Karen Talbot (M.O.M.S. Rescue Founder) in January 2012, Animal Aid USA is comprised of a group of volunteer animal lovers who drive more than 1,600 miles each month in order to relocate animals from high-kill shelters to receiving rescues and homes. In addition to finding homes for animals facing an uncertain future, Animal Aid USA raises money to fund spay and neuter programs in low income communities, and raise awareness of the legal cruelties happening daily in the U.S., including gas chamber euthanasia. In July 2012, Animal Aid USA raised awareness of the cruelty of gas chamber euthanasia through the Amazing Grace Caravan. This caravan also saved 144 shelter dogs. To date, Animal Aid USA volunteers have rescued more than 3,000 abandoned and homeless dogs.

Borghese combines his animal advocacy commitments with his Royal Pet Club product promotions by utilizing his on-air appearances to raise awareness for animal rights causes. Royal Pet Club donates five percent of its profits, plus $2 for every new customer to Animal Aid USA.

To learn more about Animal Aid USA, visit http://www.AnimalAidUSA.org. To learn more about Royal Treatment, visithttp://www.RoyalPetClub.com.

MEET TINY TIM!

Tiny Tim is a 4-year-old Toy Poodle.

This is Tiny Tim – aptly named because
this 4-year-old toy poodle is small but DETERMINED.

Tim LOVES toys and will do pretty much anything to get them. His new home will need to have older people who can keep him busy or he will get into trouble. Tim is not so sure about most other dogs and definitely is not a cat fan.
He may need to be an only child!

Please call 262-542-8851 so the staff at HAWS can tell you more about Tiny Tim!

HAWS ~ 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI  ~  262.542.8851

JR Pups n Stuff

JR and his brothers and sister had a rough start to life.  They were in a MO shelter and contracted parvo and were going to be put down immediately, until JRs Pups N Stuff came to the rescue.  A friend and fellow rescuer got them through parvo and now JR and his brothers are ready to find their forever homes here in WI.  One of his brothers and his sister already found their forever homes.
JR is 4 months old and weighs about 26 pounds and is growing like a weed!  His foster mom thinks he is turning into such a great dog!  He is crate trained and mostly house trained.  He does very well in his crate during the workday while his foster mom is at work.  JR lives with another dog and a cat and does great with both of them.  He is a typical happy go lucky puppy.  JR is a great cuddle buddy, too!  He is so soft to snuggle with.  He is learning basic comands with positive reinforcement.  JR loves to frolic in the snow with his foster brother.  He goes to the dog park and instantly makes friends with the other dogs.  Looking at his paws, he will probably stay closer to a medium sized dog than a large dog.  JR is such a great boy!
For more info on JR or any of the other dogs from JRs Pups N Stuff, please contact us at jrspupsnstuff@yahoo.com.  You can also visit our websitehttp://www.jrspupsnstuff.org/ for more information on our dogs and adoption process.

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