Staff and volunteers of the Elmbrook Humane Society will be blogging about what's going on at the society, as well as other observations about life in Wisconsin.
The mission of the Elmbrook Humane Society is to promote the human-animal bond through adoption and education, to provide shelter to homeless animals, and to prevent animal cruelty and neglect. EBHS services the city of Brookfield, the villages of Butler, Chenequa, Elm Grove and Nashotah, and the towns of Brookfield and Delafield. EBHS shelters unwanted pets and strays, and rescues injured domestic animals and wildlife, provides resources for individuals with companion animals and provides Humane Education to schools and civic groups.
Visit our web site at www.EBHS.org.
What's in a name?
Well, if I were to tell you that I knew of this great dog; not too large, friendly, loyal, well-behaved, fun to be with, which had spent way too much of its life in the shelter, you might wonder what was wrong. Then I'd tell you that she's part pit bull. That name explains it all. Despite rescue groups and tv programs (Animal Planet's pit boss and National Geographic's the dog whisperer) trying to get the word out that these dogs get a bad rap from the media and general public and that they can make great pets, too many of them spend too much time in good shelters, languish in others, and never make it out of the worst shelters. It is sad to see since, unfortunately, dogs are what we make of them. But those of us who deal with them can do our best to give them the life they deserve. So come and see Kira, spend some time with her or other pits, and find out that she is more than just her name.