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.
As a child I remember summer as being the lazy time of the year. We got to ride bikes, swim, chase fireflies and the days seemed so carefree. Flash-forward to adulthood. Summer is the craziest time of the year! I am busier in the summer than I am the whole rest of the year! I feel like I could work 24 hours a day and never catch up! At least that is the excuse I am using for not posting here for a week!
The shelter is also very busy, which is a good thing. We have lots of dogs, cats, and tons of kittens all looking for new homes! We have 6 parakeets, and 3 finches waiting for new homes as well. If you are looking for a small bird to keep company with, we are sure to have one that will be a great fit for you!
I do have good news to share! The rats and guinea pigs are finally starting to find new homes. One adopter, a sweet kid named Molly, came in to adopt 2 rats with her family. She said she had waited months and had to talk her parents into it. While rats may seem like an unorthodox choice, they actually make excellent companions. Molly told us she did her research into small animals, and had to choose between rabbits, hamsters and rats, and rats won paws down! She decided that since rats were extremely intelligent and loved to be held and interact with people, that a rat would be her best bet! She sure looks pretty happy, and we are happy to know that our rats are going to a great home! Is there anything cuter than a picture of a girl and her rats?
We are in need of foster homes for kittens! Kittens under 8-10 weeks of age need a mother or human surrogate to care for them. They are very vulnerable at this age in a shelter environment and have the best chance of survival in a foster home setting. Fostering is hard work but caring for a life in need can be a wonderful, rewarding experience.A few things to keep in mind before considering fostering:
- A foster animal could potentially carry illness into your home. Therefore
foster kittens must be kept separate from existing pets in the home. A
safe isolation area is necessary for the kitten’s safety. Toys, bowls and
living areas should not be shared with current pets.
- Foster kittens must be fed every 4-6 hours so cannot be left alone for
- Current pets in the home must be up to date on required vaccines.
- Current cats in the home should be up to date on distemper vaccines AND
have been tested for BOTH FIV and Feline Leukemia.
- A commitment of 2-8 weeks (depending on the kitten’s age) is required.
If you are interested in fostering a kitten, or three, or four, please contact Carol Sumbry at 262-782-9261 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.