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Need to rehome your pet?

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Surrendering your pet to an animal welfare organization should be the last resort if you need to rehome your pet. You are the best advocate for your pet, and you can help them avoid the stress of transitioning from your home, to a shelter/rescue, and then to a new home. Of course, the best solution is […]

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Lost your cat?

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Have you lost your beloved feline friend? There are many things you can do to find your cat, including notifying as many people as possible you are looking for a cat and actively taking steps to help your pet return home. Especially with indoor-only cats that have escaped, you must take an active role in […]

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Please keep cats indoors

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With our unseasonably warm weather, we have been seeing an increase in found cats. Keeping your cat inside is the best way to decrease the possibility of heartache due to your kitty getting lost, stolen, or worse. Even a fenced yard will not keep most cats in. There are so many threats outdoors, including infections […]

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Found a stray cat or kitten?

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Have you found a stray cat or kitten? Thank you for wanting to help! Always assume the best…someone is very likely missing their pet. Accidents happen…we’ve heard of kitties getting loose from a broken carrier when going to the vets, house guests or kids accidentally leaving a door ajar, and cats falling out of window […]

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Training Cats to Use a Scratching Post

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Thanks to Kelley Bollen from Animal Alliances, LLC  for the use of this article! Cats scratch on things for two reasons — to shed their claws and to mark their territory. To save your furniture from damage you should provide your cat with a scratching post or two and teach him/her how to use it. The […]

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Buddy of Mine: Finanical and End-of-Life Assistance

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We recently heard about a local non-profit offering financial assistance and end-of-life support to area pet-owners. Buddy of Mine‘s mission is “to help pet parents in need to help their pets receive love, care and nutritional food to ensure a long and happy life as members of the family.” Services include: 0% interest loan assistance in […]

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New program helps homeless care for pets

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A program of the UW-Madison Veterinary School that provides health care for the pets of homeless people is not just tending the animals, its director says. Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES) is an outreach partnership at the University of Wisconsin. It provides basic veterinary medical care, housing support and advocacy, and […]

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How to talk to your landlord about declawing

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Are you excited about finally being able to adopt a cat or kitten, only to find out your new landlord requires declawing? You’ve done your research and know that declawing is a serious surgery with life-long implications for your feline’s behavior and health, and you don’t want to do that to your new friend. You […]

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Learn more about declawing

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  Declawing is a serious surgery for cats that goes beyond just removing the claws; it is the amputation of ten toes with long-term implications for the health and behavior of the cat. Dr. Christianne Schelling says this: Declawing is not like a manicure. It is serious surgery. Your cat’s claw is not a toenail. […]

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