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Injured Owl Admitted To Local Wildlife Rehab Center

Injured Owl Admitted To Local Wildlife Rehab Center

This week an injured great horned owl, found in Belleville, became the 1,800th animal Dane County Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center rehabilitation program has admitted. 

The owl had been found caught in a mass netting and was picked up by a DCHS volunteer. 

After initial x-rays and an exam, it was determined that the owl only had a soft tissue injury to his leg that had been caught in the netting. The injury is already healing well and the owl will hopefully be ready to be returned to its original location soon, officials said.

In 2010, DCHS's wildlife rehab program helped 1,757 which was a 30 percent increase over the previous year.  

"Reaching the 1,800th animal before the current season is even close to being over, shows the incredible need for this rehab center and the important role it plays in the community," said Gayle Viney, Public Relations Coordinator at Dane County Humane Society.

Shelter From The Storm Fundraiser Scheduled

The Shelter From the Storm's fundraiser "Bark, Scoot and Boogie" will take place on Oct. 8 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Live music, BBQ, horse rides, square dancing, a live auction and a drawing will be some of the activities at the event.

Shelter From the Storm is a nonprofit all breed dog and cat rescue operating at a low-cost, high volume, high quality spay/neuter clinic in the Madison area.

The event will be held at 5927 Adams Road in Fitchburg.

Tickets are available at: www.barkscootboogie.com or call 608-284-7447.


Local Rescue To Host Annual English Springer Spaniel Picnic

Local Rescue To Host Annual English Springer Spaniel Picnic

The sixth annual English Springer Spaniel Picnic will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Token Creen Park, located on Highway 51 just north of Madison.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The large fenced in dog exercise area is all the way to the end of the park and the group will have the pavilion nearest to that area reserved.

Folks should look for the English Springer Rescue America sign.

Cost for the event is $4 for each dog and all breeds are welcome. Dogs will need to have a leash on them at all times. No flexi-leads are allowed.

There will be a fall-themed photo area to grab the perfect picture of your family, various games with prizes and much more.

There will be barbecue, but folks are asked to bring a dish to pass and to bring their own beverages and dinnerware. 

Local Nonprofit To Host Open House At New Location

Local Nonprofit To Host Open House At New Location

Access to Independence, a nonprofit agency serving people of all types of disabilities and all ages, will host an Open House at its new and expanded location.

The open house will be on Friday, Sept. 30 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and remarks at 3:30 p.m.

Speakers will include County Executive Joe Parisi

The new location is at 3810 Milwaukee St.

Access to Independence has been serving people with disabilities, their families and friends, businesses and communities for more than 30 years in Dane, Dodge, Columbia and Green counties, officials said.

By moving to this new and improved space, ATI said it is excited to showcase an expanded Assistive Technology closet, new computer lab, fully accessible kitchen and expanded conference space.

Dogtoberfest Barks Once Again In Middleton

Dogtoberfest Barks Once Again In Middleton

Families and their four-legged friends are invited to Dogtoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 2 at the Capital Brewery in Middleton. Proceeds from the event go to the Dane County Humane Society.

Folks will enjoy live music from The SoapBox Project from 12 to 2 p.m. and Mighty Short Bus from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

There will be food and the Green Bay Packers game will be televised.

There will be a tail wagging contest at 11:30 a.m., a hot dog eating contest at 1 p.m., a costume contest at 2 p.m. and musical squares at 3:30 p.m.

Social, leashed dogs are welcome. No flexi-leads are allowed. Suggested admission is a donation of $5 per person.

Online Auction Supporting Local Businesses Is Under Way

Organizers said that an online auction selling local goods to benefit the nonprofit organization Dane Buy Local is off to a successful start.

Dane Buy Local said the hyper-local project uses technology and social media to support the common message of buying and supporting local business.

DANE Exclusive Deals is using Facebook and SMS text message tools to host a Bid-A-Thon, an online auction, which is happening now and will end on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

Bid-A-Thon can be accessed at http://deals.auctionanything.com/

Participants can bid on over 250 gift cards and prizes from various local businesses.

Bidders will be able to track bidding activity on items through text alerts right to their phones. For more information, text AUCTION to 30364.

Madison Firefighters To Take Part In Fill The Boot Fundraiser

Madison Firefighters To Take Part In Fill The Boot Fundraiser

Madison firefighters expect to be more visible than usual this week as they take up posts around the city to Fill the Boot with donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.