Pet Expo Gift Baskets Winners

The  2014 Great Lakes Pet Expo last weekend was a great success!   The early morning snow worried me for a bit but Wisconsin folks are use to all this snow by now and it did not keep them away!   Fetch was VERY busy at our booth in the lobby.  We handed out tons of magazines.  We heard from SO many people on how much they love Fetch.  And we had two gift baskets – one as a thank you for our readers and another as a thank you to our advertisers.  The winner of the advertiser gift basket was Veterinary Medical Associates in Greendale!  I delivered that yesterday and there were many smiles as they saw their pasta-themed basket.   I am still waiting to hear back from the winner of the reader basket – April Wampole.  I will try her phone again but am fearful that if i don’t hear soon, that I will need to give the basket to another reader.  If you know April, tell her to reach out to me at info@fetchmag.com!

So, thank you to all who came and saw Fetch.   We love to see you and to “talk dogs”!

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.

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

Fetch Magazine for Your Tablet

Did you know that you can read Fetch Magazine on that way cool tablet that you just got or that you are going to get for Christmas? We put every issue of Fetch out on issuu.com. You can find backcopies out there, too. If you are looking for the current issue covering the winter months of December, January, February, you can go out to issuu.com and search on Fetch Magazine OR you can find it at this link: http://issuu.com/fetchmagazine/docs/fetch_2013_winter_for_issuu

Ferrets can make fine friends!

Suzie Ferret is just a baby, about 4 months old. She’s rambunctious and full of mischief and ready to play, play, PLAY!
Suzie will need lots of fun toys and time out of her cage every day to expend all that energy! She does get a bit excited and carried away when playing with human friends, so adopters will want to learn appropriate handling to avoid a play bite. Suzie isn’t ready to be around young children yet, and needs adult guidance.
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What might really help Suzie to grow up right would be another young ferret or active playful adult ferret that could possibly become a roommate! Do you have a single ferret that is in need of a friend? Call HAWS to arrange a play date with Suzie! Do you have room in your home an heart for even more ferret fun? Also available at HAWS is a trio of gal-pal ferrets – Bailey, Mocha and Marcie – who are looking for a new place to call their forever home. Stop in to see them soon!
    
 
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.

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.

 

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

www.ebhs.org

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

 • FREE PARKING

• FREE ADMISSION

• THREE Full LURE COURSES

• 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