Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Welcome News!

via WEAU 13 News Staff:

Governor Doyle signs bill to regulate dog breeders

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a bill designed to eliminate puppy mills where dogs live in abusive and neglectful conditions.
The law will require dog breeders who sell more than 25 dogs annually to get a license through the state.

Breeders will have to meet standards of care, such as providing each dog with enough food, shelter and opportunity for exercise.

The state will investigate the breeder's background before issuing a license and can suspend or revoke it for violations.

Animal rights activists have been pushing for regulations in Wisconsin for years, saying the state's hands-off approach has made it a magnet for large-scale puppy mills


xoxo (Much thanks to Gov. Doyle!)