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.
Today is my favorite day of the year! It is otherwise known as the first day of school for Elmbrook School District, and my two girls are now back in school. Summer never seemed so long when I was a kid, but as an adult with kids, I know I am not alone in my happiness that it is finally over!
Summer is now over, and I am about to begin a new chapter in my life, and my tenure here at Elmbrook Humane Society.
The only thing I love more than animals is food (much to my husband's dismay). Fortune has smiled upon me and Elmbrook Humane Society in the form of a fundraiser at the brand new restaurant Stir Crazy, which is opening at Brookfield Square later this month. They are having 4 trial runs for their wait-staff, and EBHS was selected to be a recipient of their Friday night trial run. We are going to fill up the restaurant for them on Friday night between 6 and 8:45pm to raise money for the shelter.
The best part is that the food is 1/2 price! I can order twice as much! Follow the link here to make your reservation. I will be dining with Carol and two friends that night, and I hope to see everyone there!
The shelter has been pretty quiet lately. We have had some adoptions, and fortunately, many cats were adopted during our cat and kitten adoption promotion. Fall is already creeping up on us, it seems. While some people can feel depressed at the end of the summer, I could not be happier.
When I first heard the word, I could not understand what the staff was talking about. Why do kittens have Chupracabas under their skin? I had recently watched a very lengthy documentary on the National Geographic Channel about Chupacabras - who are according to eyewitnesses supposed to be small little devil animals that kill small animals by sucking out their blood. Despite the teasers for the show, there were no real Chupracabas found and I was disappointed after an hour of being promised evidence of their existence.
We had a visit from a dog that was adopted here a few months ago that we had named Dingo - because he looked like a dingo. His new family got one of those new DNA tests. The test costs about $65 and it told us that he was part German Shepherd, Pekingese, Cairn Terrier and Alaskan Malamute. A true Heinz 57. You would have never thought any of those breeds were in this dog, but we were fascinated by the results of the test.
When people come into the shelter, they often expect dogs to be a mix of two purebreds. Most often there are many mixes in there and there is no way to know for sure what mix the dogs are. Sometimes a puppy will look like one breed and when they grow up they look totally different. We can make estimates of how big a dog will get, but there are never any guarantees. I have met a lot of people over the years who thought they were adopting a small dog and wound up with a dog you could saddle if you wanted.