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 was unable to write yesterday, as I had to run out to take my kids for back to school hair appointments, since they have to take class pictures in August. I also just had my dogs to the groomer last weekend. I would like to share my top 10 reasons why taking your companion to the groomer is much more pleasant than getting back to school haircuts:
10. Your dog cannot ask for their hair to be styled like their favorite Disney teen celebrity, or cartoon character after you return to the waiting area.
The other day I wandered out into the reception area and was greeted by a young lady, about 9 years old, armed with a notebook and a pencil. She told me she had a couple of questions for me. I thought maybe she was a young, budding reporter or journalist, and I was not going to take any chances on a bad press story in a school newspaper so I immediately sat down and prepared myself to be grilled.
On Friday, I did something very few shelter or rescue people would do. I took home a puppy with Parvo.
Your prayers and kind wishes must have helped because the puppy that I wrote about yesterday has made a miraculous recovery. She was bright eyed this morning, had eaten and taken water on her own during the night, and was wagging her tail like crazy. When I went to check on her this afternoon she had eaten all the food I left for her in her crate and wanted a bunch more. She seems like she will make a complete recovery. A happy ending! Thank you for all of your well wishes! Now she just has to get over her upper respiratory infection and she will be able to be made available for adoption.
Recently, a cat made national news (on CNN to Regis and Kelly) from a local shelter in the state of New Jersey. I think everyone heard about this cat, not because it was a stray, but, because it weighed in at 44 pounds. Which, for a cat, is a lot. My dog is only 30 pounds. The suitcase I brought on my flight home was under 44 pounds.
What really amazed me about this situation was not that this cat was grossly overweight (so much so that they initially thought it was a female because the fat covered his naughty bits), not that he was 10 years old, and certainly not his average markings or personality, but that over 500 people applied to adopt this cat. Even people from England had contacted this shelter to adopt the cat. I could not get over it. Five-hundred people. 5-0-0 people. For one cat! Who is 10 years old, and in serious need of a diet! People can be pretty grumpy on a diet, I imagine a cat on a diet is no picnic to live with.