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Articles tagged with 'pets'

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Plan a dog-friendly getaway to Madison

Published Aug. 15, 2016

Have dog, will travel. If that's your philosophy, Madison serves as a delightful pet-friendly destination. Check out these 13 pet-friendly hot spots to plan your next getaway to Wisconsin's capital city.

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Colorful dancing condoms prevent cat overpopulation

Published May 3, 2016

To further the point that Mittens isn't able to cloak his joker, representatives of PETA will be in Downtown Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 4, dressed up in large pink and blue condom costumes.

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Bringing home an older dog

Published March 16, 2016

My family recently adopted a new dog. His name is Beauregard, and he is a rescue from HAWS in Waukesha. We weren't looking to adopt another dog but sometimes fate just intervenes. We lost our Shadow a couple of years ago and after a period of adjustment Sydney was comfortable at home with her feline companions.

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When pets seem human

Published Jan. 13, 2016

OK, so your dog or cat isn't really a human, but he or she might be very human-like in some ways. Research proves domesticated animals can do a lot more than we thought. Local pet owners share stories.

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Dog-friendly bars and restaurants guide

Published Aug. 21, 2015

Man's best friend isn't always allowed everywhere. If you always want go out and bring your furry friend with you but are scared your pooch will be turned away because you don't know which eateries and bars are dog friendly, look no further than this guide!

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Dog and caregiver reunited after a month-long search

Published Aug. 20, 2015

Last month, OnMilwaukee.com reported on Alana Wooldrige's missing dog, Fenrir, a pitbull she adopted in New Orleans who disappeared from her yard on July 21. After weeks of searching, social media posts and daily interactions with various animal organizations, Alana and Fen were reunited tonight.

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Help find Fen!

Published July 27, 2015

Last week, Fen - a 2-year-old pitbull - was most likely taken from his backyard in the Harambee neighborhood. His best friend and caregiver, Alana Wooldridge, would really like to get him back.

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North Side residents respond to Wisconsin Humane Society program

Published March 23, 2015

Amani resident Ba Ba El is impressed with the Wisconsin Humane Society's (WHS) commitment to educating neighborhood residents while offering free services for their pets. Those educational efforts, according to a report by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, have helped raise the rate of spayed and neutered pets dramatically in Amani and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Can dogs suffer from mental illness?

Published March 18, 2015

The question of weather a dog can actually be mentally ill is a controversial topic in veterinary medicine, but one that blogger Lindsay Garric asks anyway.

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Puppy love: Study says Wisconsinites love their dogs 22nd most in the U.S.

Published Feb. 14, 2015

It's Valentine's Day, which means many will be showing their love to their significant others, boyfriends, girlfriends and so on. But how much do we show our love to our pets - dogs in particular? According to a recent survey, as far as Wisconsinites go compared to the rest of the U.S., we're somewhere in the middle.

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After 25 days, how we found our missing cat

Published Oct. 28, 2014

I really didn't have any hope left after 25 days. As we entered the fourth week without our sweet, kind, missing cat, Jabie, I was beginning to come to peace with the reality that I'd never see her again. Then, yesterday, less than four blocks from home, a woman called my wife and said she had cajoled a black cat into her basement. My wife bolted home from work and immediately recognized Jabie coming up the stairs. Just to be sure, she took her to the closest vet to scan her microchip. And it came back as a match from Elmbrook Humane Society.

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Social media and our missing cat

Published Oct. 7, 2014

Just about a week ago, our sweet little cat, Jabie, disappeared from our Bay View home. Maybe one of us left the patio door open a bit, I'm not sure. But after hours upon hours of walking the neighborhood, taping up posters and talking to every stranger we see, she's still nowhere to be found.