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Best Friends National Adoption Weekend

Get ready to Bring Home Happiness with Angel’s Wish and Best Friends Animal Society. This weekend’s national adoption event brings together animal welfare organizations, like ours, across the country to help us all save more lives by connecting adoptable animals with their future families. Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, adoption fees will be reduced […]

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Forget-Me-Nots

Angel’s Wish Forget-Me-Nots are cats and kittens that have been with us longer than average. It could be because they are a bonded pair, are a little bit shy, or have FIV. Maybe they had a medical concern that took us a while to work through. Sometimes, though, we have no idea what is taking […]

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Help make a life-saving impact now!

Your support means so much to us to help cats and kittens that need our help, and we need your help again today. As good of a year as 2020 was for pet adoptions, 2021 is a different story. Adoptions have slowed down considerably. In fact, nationwide, adoptions are down nearly 20% compared to 2019, the […]

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COVID-19 Update

We are closely monitoring Dane County Public Health’s recommendations. In order to best protect the health of our volunteers and other Center visitors, we ask that visitors follow these guidelines: Visit only if you have plans to adopt an animal or have another pre-arranged appointment. Consider submitting your application and waiting for it to be approved before […]

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Low Cost-Spay Neuter Programs

There are far too many kittens being born every year–in the greater Dane County region and well beyond. Kittens stretch shelters and rescues to their very limits, and in some communities as many as 90% of cats entering shelters are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes. Spaying/neutering cats saves the lives of animals and improves […]

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Journal Article on Pain and Behavior in Declawed Cats

According to research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery declawing increases the risk of a cat suffering long-term or persistent pain, usually resulting in unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate litter box use and aggression such as biting. This study from 2017 is shockingly the first long-term study on the results of declawing. “This study found that […]

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American Animal Hospital Association Declawing Position Statement

The American Animal Hospital Association strongly opposes the declawing of domestic cats and supports veterinarians’ efforts to educate cat owners and provide them with effective alternatives. Scratching is a normal feline behavior. Cats scratch to (1) condition their claws by removing old nail sheaths, (2) scent mark objects with the glands on their paws, (3) […]

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American Association of Feline Practitioners Declawing Position Statement

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) strongly opposes declawing (onychectomy) as an elective procedure. It is the obligation of veterinarians to provide cat owners with alternatives to declawing. If owners are considering declawing, they must be provided with complete education about feline declawing. The following points are the foundation of the position statement: Feline […]

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Featured Volunteer: Lindsey C.

What is your professional background? I worked in retail management for almost 15 years. I always loved the hectic and busy schedule, but not long after the birth of my second child I decided it was time to find something that better fit the needs of our family. I missed having dinner with my family […]

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Featured Volunteer: Sam Peterson

Sam Peterson of Boy Scout Troop 6224 contacted Angel’s Wish about working with us on his Eagle Scout project. We put our heads together, and decided building scratching posts would make a great project. Sam did lots of planning and estimated all of the supplies needed. Brunsell Lumber gave a generous discount on the supplies for […]

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