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.
Many of you may know that I am from NY, and I wanted to give a shout-out to Staten Island Chuck, the groundhog oracle of the Tri-State area where I am from. When they reached in to yank Chuck out of bed this morning to find out if he could predict an early end to winter, he turned on NYC Mayor Bloomberg. Obviously, Chuck is not a morning groundhog, and he is as sick of the winter as the rest of us. Fortunately, Chuck was too busy attacking the Mayor to see his shadow, so there will be an early spring according to him. I am going to roll with that groundhog as Puxatawney Phil was not as accomodating and predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Of course, we are in Wisconsin, and there will still be piles of snow in the back of places like the mall parking lot well into June no matter when winter is officially over.
Recently, I had a complaint from a stranger I started speaking to who said that shelters (all of them, this was not directed solely at EBHS) were out to make money off of the adoption and surrender fees for animals. If we were truly a not for profit business, then why would we charge money for such things? This immediately got my Irish up, but then I took a step back and tried to cogently and calmly explain a few things about shelters.
First of all, have you gotten your tickets to Wine & Whiskers yet? This is our annual wine tasting event and this year it is bigger and better than ever! Have I already told you this? We are having an incredible selection of wines to taste and evaluate, which is of course, the big draw for wine drinkers. But this year, we are having an amazing buffet which is my favorite part of any event - FOOD! The Western Racquet Club is pulling out all the stops to make sure that everyone has the best night ever. I hope you can come, and support the animals, because they really need you!