HAWS has planned a full month of activities and events this June that will help pets and their people start off summer on the right foot…and paw!
Just in time for a season of storms and celebrations, HAWS presents a free seminar titled “The Big Bang!” on Friday, June 24 at the shelter (701 Northview Rd., Waukesha), from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join HAWS’ behaviorist Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe for an informative talk about helping dogs cope with thunderstorms and fireworks.
During the seminar Dr. Claudeeen will also discuss the Thundershirt™ and its use. (This product’s gentle, constant pressure has been proven to have a dramatic calming effect for most dogs that are anxious, fearful or over-excited.) Already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers, the Thundershirt™ is now on sale at HAWS for only $36.00 plus tax (proceeds from the sale of these shirts supports HAWS’ animal care and behavior programs). Call HAWS at 262-542-8851 and ask for the Behavior Department for more information.
HAWS’ Mobile Adoption Center visits in June run the gamut from “Dine out for HAWS” events (Culver’s in Sussex on 6/7 from 4-7pm and Taco John’s of Waukesha on 6/14) to a weekend in West Allis (Weathertite on 6/4 and West Allis a la Carte on 6/5) to all about cats (WI-IL Cat Fanciers Silver Jubilee Cat Show on 6/11-12 at the Waukesha Expo Center) and dogs (Junkyard Dogs Football at Kettle Moraine High in Wales 6/11 & 18). HAWS’ adoptables will also be on hand 6/18 at Garden Mart, Mukwonago for "Pups & Petals" day and on 6/24 for First Weber-Lake Country’s second-annual “Take Your Dog to Work Day!” All Mobile visits – including the regular monthly stops at area Petco stores – are detailed on our Mobile page of hawspets.org.
HAWS’ event schedule is complete with Small Pet Pedicures (6/8 at Pet Supplies Plus & 6/18 at HAWS) and Cat Pedicures (6/11), the monthly First Aid for Pets seminar (6/18) and GPA-WI Greyhound meet’n’greet (6/25). Read all about it on the Upcoming Events calendar page of hawspets.org.
By the way - June kicks off months of summer fun. If you bring your pet along on vacation, be sure to call ahead to make sure it is welcome wherever you go! Take vaccination records and your vet’s phone number – and don’t forget ample supplies of any medications your pet may need. Always have an I.D. tag on your pet, or better yet, have a microchip implanted. I.D. tags and microchips are available for purchase at HAWS, 7 days a week, for a nominal fee.
A series of small events on our video server a few weeks ago, hardly seemed like they were major issues. By Thursday May 26th it brought both Channel 13 & 14 to their knees. Most of Friday Saturday and part of Sunday were spent finding ways to outsmart the system and get back on the air while waiting for the manufacturer to check their voice mail. Even the remote assistance from the technician went on for 6 hours before we had a healthy system again.
We must admit the system has worked flawlessly 24/7 for several years with only a few firmware upgrades. Why it chose this weekend with a contentious school board meeting and the Memorial Day Parade scheduled, they can't say. It will take a few days to replace the entire schedule on both channels as a failing drive with about a hundred shows is now in jeopardy. While we do that we will run Little League Weekend starting Friday and ending Sunday night.
Construction equipment maker Wacker Neuson Corp. plans to expand its Menomonee Falls facility, and the village is considering possible financing assistance for the project.
Wacker Neuson operates a 430,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at N92 W15000 Anthony Ave., in the industrial area north of Highway 45, between Pilgrim Road and Fountain Blvd. The company, which has around 360 employees, plans to add 97,000 square feet, with future expansions planned, said Village Administrator Mark Fitzgerald.
In the end, the kids got their day in the sun and they literally ran with it.
That's because after a short, truncated, cold and rain-soaked Wisconsin prep track and field season, the campaign ended with two sun-soaked very warm days in La Crosse at the WIAA state track and field meet Friday and Saturday, and the athletes celebrated it like it was a week at Disneyworld.
A planned expansion of Woodland Prime office park in Menomonee Falls, and possible village financing for the project, is being considered.
The village Plan Commission, at Tuesday night's meeting, will review a proposal to grant preliminary approval for a tax incremental financing district to help pay for those costs.
There are three things a captain doesn’t care for: lice, torch-lit mobs and lack of sleep. When the first two produce the third, you have trouble.
The trouble started at breakfast yesterday with one of our crew, Earl. Earl is somewhat obtuse and naïve and is therefore a regular source of concern and entertainment. He was being rather itchy that morning and kept going on about a stray cat he took in with a long tail and a pointy nose.
This time of year, HAWS' Mobile Adoption Center gets to visit restaurants!
At the end of this month I will have completed two full years of retirement from a job I loved for over 40 years. These past two have been filled with all kinds of new experiences. Good ones – and certainly not exactly as I expected.
Cat Season in Full Swing
The Wisconsin Humane Society reports that it currently has over 300 cats in its care at the Milwaukee and Ozaukee locations, and over 100 kittens and cats are ready to go home today. The shelter has launched a promotion in which the fee for a second kitten adoption is 50% off, and fees for adult cats are entirely waived. The shelter hopes to see all 300 cats go home this month.
Today, we are calling Wisconsin legislators asking them to protect the basic needs of animals. The budget bill, which will be voted on tomorrow, gives researchers exemption from all state animal cruelty laws.
Please, contact your legislators today. The budget bill is slated for an assembly vote tomorrow and senate vote on Thursday.
HAWS' Kids 'N Critters Summer Day Camps have begun!
Just in time for a season of storms and celebrations...
Village Retiree Backdrop Cash Payouts Total Nearly $2.4 Million, While Annual Health Care Premiums Approach $22,000
With all the talk recently of Milwaukee County Employees retiring early to penalize taxpayers with forced multi-million dollar cash payouts (http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/123955564.html) totaling nearly $200 million over the last 10 years, a very well kept secret goes on and on in Menomonee Falls on a somewhat smaller scale because of fewer employees than Milwaukee County and a slightly different payout formula.
And taxpayers wonder why their tax bills are so high?
Well as the calender changes over to summer we can only hope that the weather does as well. Because with that brings picnics, parades and festivals. I love this time of year due to the fact that there some many new beers to try. New Glarus, Capital, Leinies, Sierra Nevada are just a few of the breweries with summer beers to try.
Hopefully the budget item that was added is vetoed out by our governer so that the craft breweries in our state are not hamstrung by the added motions done by Miller Coors and the state Wholesalers. I thought it was a shady way of getting some items past in the dark of night. The craft breweries were in agreement on a lot of the items in the motion but never saw the final version. This all could have been avoided with open communication between the wholesaler association and the brewers guild.(I am a former employee of a beer wholesaler-full disclosure). Time will tell how this all plays out.
Friday night, and the same old question came up. Where should we go for a fish fry tonight?
We tried out the rbg Bar and Grill in the new Radisson hotel. There we found a pleasant atmosphere, a friendly mai-tre d' and a repsonsive service staff.
Much ado, has been made by a few, about the Good Old Boys.
So just who are these people and why does it matter? If you belong to a church, or a service club, like the Optimists, or your kids are still in school, you know who the good old boys are. They are the ones putting in the time and doing the work to make the organization and community better. It’s that simple.
Many dog owners wonder how to know if their dog’s behavior poses a risk, and how strongly does a dog’s breed factor into the potential for aggressive behavior. Human behaviors influence dogs - and dogs in turn give indicators that intervention is necessary. While any dog has the potential to behave aggressively depending on the situation, help is available! Education and knowledge can help prevent aggressive incidents that may result in physical and emotional injury.