Lichtenberger sees a lot of police and sheriffís department K-9s at
her Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals and Specialty Services in
Greenfield. The board-certified critical care veterinarian not only
provides health care for the dogs, but she trains the officers in
first aid and CPR so they can help their K-9 heroes in an emergency.
former Marine Ryan Holiday of Cedarburg came home from the war in
Iraq, he knew he needed help.
days of summer
definite perks to being manís best friend these days, beyond walks
in the park or playing fetch in the yard. Milwaukee is quickly turning
into a petís paradise. Here are some drool-worthy activities for the
leashed and well-behaved.
Sam was 26
years old, in graduate school on the West Coast, struggling with a
complicated mental illness known as schizoaffective disorder. Heíd
been hospitalized three times for being suicidal. "I
was in an abysmal place mentally," he recalls.
than four years, Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe has assisted in saving 637
dogs from the inevitable, thanks in part to the Mod Squad program she
helped create at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha.
at the Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc cares if
other members of the medical team spend their days horsing around.
After all, caring for the noble equus is their business.
vigorously wagging tail is an important tool. Itís also the secret
behind ó so to speak ó being a successful dog. Just ask Bentley, a
2-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog with a purpose.
takes on new meaning when you add, well, a dog. At Astor Street
Dance Studio, bringing your puppy to yoga is a Sunday morning ritual.
Co-owner Chris Jansen introduced the class in February out of sheer
convenience. "I am always bringing my dogs to class," he
says. "It just made sense to me that I should try to get this (doga)
than 62 percent of American households now own pets, up from 56
percent a decade ago, according to the American Pet Products
Association annual survey. For many of us, our pets are just like
another family member. We want to make sure that they are safe and
well cared for. Consider the following ideas to make sure your home is
a pet-friendly environment.
Debra Lopez has always had a special love
"When Barbaro (the 2006 winner of the Kentucky Derby) was injured in
the Preakness, it was an emotional time for me," she says. "Like a
lot of other people, I was hoping for his recovery. But when he
died, it inspired me to take action."
pet can be your confidante, your closest companion in good times and
bad. If a pat on the head just doesnít seem to cut it, there are
plenty of ways to pamper your pet with style.
One kid at a
before the Jan. 12 earthquake devastated Haiti, Mapleton veterinarian
Ken Schumann, a member of the World Community Service Committee of the
Hartland-Lake Country Rotary Club, was helping the impoverished
nation. In 1994 at the request of Rotary, Schumann, who owns a dairy
goat herd, made his first trip to Haiti to research the way goats were
bred and raised. As a result, the Goat Husbandry Project was born.
from pups or rescued from shelters, manís best friends have
stolen the hearts of these Milwaukee celebs, regardless of whether
or not they will admit to it.
Stacy LaPoint isnít barking up the wrong tree in her business by
producing a quality, raw, grain-free, natural pet food. Her dream was
to make the product available to pet owners interested in using diet
and nutrition to improve and maintain their animalís health.
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