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.
I am getting ready to drive to Florida for a family trip to visit my mother so I have been very busy and neglecting my blog. Rest assured, I will be checking out the local shelter in Florida, where my mom is a volunteer, and I will provide you with a full report on what is going on down there.
I have gotten a few emails from people in regard to my previous post asking what they can do to help pitbulls, and pitbull mixes. In answer to that I have to say LEAD BY EXAMPLE! If you have room in your home, and your life for another dog, adopt a pit or pit mix. Sure, they might not have the look you wanted, or be the size you wanted, but you will be showing people that these dogs are worth adopting - and they are! I have a senior dog at my house, and when he is no longer with me, I will be adopting a pit or mix in need at my shelter. My sister in NY just adopted a pit mix from a shelter there, a Lab-pit mix named Dagny - and my sister is just in love with her.
Well, I am back from Florida, and have traded in my flip flops and shorts for my sweaters and toasty shoes again. It has to get warm here, eventually, right?
I was given a paper that claims dogs are more like humans than chimpanzees. I am not talking genetically. The study says that dogs have been around humans for so long that they are starting to be just like us (the old married couple theory?) and can help us understand human behavior.
The fact that dogs can cooperate with humans, are attached to humans, seem to understand verbal and non-verbal communications and have the ability to imitate us demonstrates the shared social behaviors between us.