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Injured Turtle Receives Care At DCHS's Four Lakes Wildlife Center

Injured Turtle Receives Care At  DCHS's Four Lakes Wildlife Center

Dane County Humane Society's Four Lakes Wildlife Center recently received an adult male Blanding's turtle with a cracked under shell needing immediate care. 

The turtle is currently listed as a threatened species in Wisconsin. The turtle was found in the road on Highway N outside of Stoughton and appeared to have been hit by a car, officials said.

Upon initial exam at DCHS, it was determined that the turtle's under shell would need to be surgically repaired.

With the help of Dr. Michael Wenninger, of Spartan Animal Hospital in McFarland, the turtle received the treatment it needed and is now recovering at DCHS's wildlife center.  

"Since the Blanding's turtle is a mature adult and a threatened species, it is extremely important that he recover and be released back into the wild so he can reproduce," said Gayle Viney, DCHS Public Relations Coordinator.

Habitat ReStore To Open Second Store

Habitat ReStore To Open Second Store

The Habitat ReStore will open a second store on Madison’s far west side.

Habitat ReStore Director Jen Voichick said the decision to expand was made in hopes of reaching an untapped market for donations from communities such as Middleton, Verona and Fitchburg.

"As well as bringing in more donations from the west side, this new location will help our deconstruction crew expand its kitchen tear out business on that side of the county," said Voichick. "In addition, now even more people will experience the benefits of shopping at the Habitat ReStore."

The Habitat ReStore sells new and used building materials to the public at discount prices. Inventory includes: appliances, cabinets, flooring, hardware, windows, wood furniture and more.

The Habitat ReStore accepts donations of tile and wood flooring, cabinets, wood furniture and more. For your donation, people receive a tax deductible receipt and a good feeling for supporting a great cause.

Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Donate a little time Madison Parks for some spring cleaning.  Sign up below and join us for two upcoming volunteer work days.

Dog Park Clean Up Day, March 31, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteer to help out at one of our six dog parks.  Volunteers will help spreading mulch, weeding, and cleaning up the parks.

Sign up today to help out.

Earth Day Challenge, April 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteers may assist with cleaning up various parks, clearing brush, planting shrubs, or other beautification projects.

Sign to volunteer or host a project here.

Drink Beer, Support Arthritis Foundation For FestivAle

Drink Beer, Support Arthritis Foundation For FestivAle

The Arthritis Foundation’s fifth annual FestivAle Craft Brew Tasting will return to Madison’s East Side Club on Saturday, March 10, from 1-4 p.m.

Presented by Becker Law Office and coordinated by Exclusive Beer Partner Whole Foods Market, FestivAle will feature more than 100 craft beers, photo booth, food, music, fun and much more.

FestivAle has sold out every year. Advanced purchase of tickets is highly recommended.

Tickets to the open tasting are $35 at the door.The Arthritis Foundation promotes responsible alcohol consumption and participants must be 21. Designated driver tickets, which include soda and water at the event, are available for $10.

Four Lakes Wildlife Center To Hosts 3rd Annual Wildlife Baby Shower

Four Lakes Wildlife Center To Hosts 3rd Annual Wildlife Baby Shower

Dane County Humane Spring is just around the corner and that means hundreds of orphaned wild baby animals will soon be coming to Dane County Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center.

Residents can help FLWC prepare for the rush of spring babies by participating in the 3rd annual Wildlife Baby Shower on Saturday, March 10 from 12:30 to 4 pm. The event will take place at Dane County Humane Society, 5132 Voges Road, just off the beltline and Stoughton Road.

Schedule of Events:

  • 1 p.m.    Wayne the Wizard (balloon sculpturing)
  • 2 p.m.    Snakes Alive (live reptile presentation)
  • 3 p.m.    Truly Remarkable Loon (comedy juggling act)
  • 2-4 p.m. Balloon animals by Doodlebug the Clown

Enjoy delicious cake and coffee donated by Chris’s Confections and Caribou Coffee, carnival games, kids’ crafts and face painting throughout the entire event!

What to Bring:

Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Dog Park Clean Up Day, Earth Day Challenge Scheduled

Donate a little time Madison Parks for some spring cleaning.  Sign up below and join us for two upcoming volunteer work days.

Dog Park Clean Up Day, March 31, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteer to help out at one of our six dog parks.  Volunteers will help spreading mulch, weeding, and cleaning up the parks.

Sign up today to help out.

Earth Day Challenge, April 21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Volunteers may assist with cleaning up various parks, clearing brush, planting shrubs, or other beautification projects.

Sign to volunteer or host a project here.

Restaurant Offers Free Flap Jacks To Benefit Children's Miracle Network

Restaurant Offers Free Flap Jacks To Benefit Children's Miracle Network

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, which is Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities..       

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the Madison area will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. 

There are three are IHOP restaurants at 2825 University Avenue, 4614 E. Washington Avenue and 3000 Deerfield Road in Janesville.