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.
Milez went home today! Many of you are already familiar with the plight of Milez. He is a 5 year old Husky that was recently surrendered to the shelter when his owners could no longer afford to pay for his seizure medications (about $50 a month). On top of everything else, poor Milez is about 30 pounds overweight.
Fortunately, a super lady came in today and fell in love with this beautiful dog. She is committed to maintaining his medications, and exercising him, and we know that he has found the perfect forever home. A few tears of happiness were shed when he left today. Shelter animals already have so many things stacked against them, and to have a medical condition, with a weight problem would definitely be a hindrance to most adopters. We love people that can love an animal the way our animals love us - with all of our faults, problems, and bad habits. There are no perfect people, and no perfect animals, but there sure are many people and animals that are perfect for each other! Here are photos of Milez, and Milez and his new mom!
My office at the shelter has now turned into a Guinea Pig maternity ward. We recently had a few young guinea pigs surrendered here to the shelter, and today our vet who comes in once a week advised us that two of them seem to be in the family way. I will keep everyone apprised on when the stork arrives here. I have never spent much time around a Guinea Pig, but they seem to be nice office mates. They do not mind being stared at by my foster dog, and they make all kinds of little happy noises when I give them hay.
Do you have a dirty bird feeder? Have I got the opportunity for you! This Saturday volunteers from Elmbrook Humane Society will be at Wild Birds Unlimited at 19555 W. Bluemound Avenue washing out bird feeders just in time for the summer feeding frenzy. We hope to see you out there.