For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Theft -- the Perils for Dogs
? Three dogs have been reported stolen
within the past couple of weeks from locked, fenced
back yards in the Wauwatosa , Wis. area, and two
dogs in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Humane Society
would like to remind the community about the following
is imperative that dog guardians keep an eye on
Sparky while he is roaming outdoors at all times.
This is particularly important if you do not have
a fenced yard. Also, never leave your pooch outside
if you are not home, even if it is only for a few
Make sure your dog always wears a collar
and identification tag. If you adopted or will adopt
a dog from the Wisconsin Humane Society, all dogs
are implanted with an identifying microchip. If
you didn't adopt from WHS, your veterinarian can
still implant a microchip. The procedure is fast
and easy, and can make a big difference in reuniting
you and your dog.
need to be safe as well. Make sure to keep your
cat indoors. Outdoor cats have a much shorter life
span than those who live indoors.
or neuter your companion animal. This surgery helps
reduce overpopulation and thus, prevents animal
your pooch up to date on vaccinations. This is essential
to staying healthy if he or she wanders away.
an animal advocate and encourage neighbors, family
and friends to report any stray animal to animal
control. Chances are the animal has a loving family
waiting for him or her at home.
times, stolen animals are used for research or fighting
purposes. Families are left frustrated, not knowing
where their companion animals are and how they are