A dog is seen during the First Championship of German Shepherd Dog Breeding organized by the Association of German Shepherd Dogs of Nicaragua in Managua on February 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
German shepherd rescue needs help
Suamico-based Mit Liebe German Shepherd Dog Rescue is putting out a call for help.
The group, which takes in abandoned, neglected, surrendered and abused German Shepherds throughout the Midwest, is in need of foster homes and monetary donations to keep up its mission of "adopt, don't shop.''
"Mit Liebe would gladly take in as many (German Shepherds) as possible, but sadly, I have to turn them away week after week. I can't take in any dog without having a foster home to place them in and the funds to pay for the spay/neuter and vaccinations," founder Anita Delzer said in a statement. "Funding is extremely tight, and boarding a dog while waiting for an adopter to be found is not an option.''
The non-profit organization relies on volunteers for everything from transporting dogs to making crafts for fundraisers to collecting donations. Foster homes are especially needed to house the dogs while they adjust to family life, recover from illness or injury and are taught basic manners until they are eligible for adoption. Mit Liebe pays for all vetting, medication, preventatives, supplements and dog food.
For those wishing to donate, even basic items like paper towels, blankets or peanut butter are appreciated.
To help out, visit www.mlgsdr.com, find Mit Liebe on Facebook or stop by the Green Bay west side Petco the second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to visit with Mit Liebe volunteers and its adoptable German Shepherds.
Get male cats neutered for $25
Bay Area Humane Society is hosting Tom Cat Tuesdays on April 30 and May 28.
Male cats will be neutered for $25 and also receive a rabies vaccine. On-site BAHS veterinarians will perform as many as 30 neuters each day of the low-cost neuter program at 1830 Radisson St., Green Bay.
Neutering not only improves a pet's behavior but is crucial in the fight against pet overpopulation.
To schedule an appointment, call (920) 469-3110, Ext. 110. Payment must be made in advance by debit or credit card and is nonrefundable.
Lewis to retire from Fox Valley Humane Association
After 27 years with the Fox Valley Humane Association in Greenville, Deb Lewis is retiring this month as its executive director.
Liz Pirner, FVHA's event and resource coordinator, will take over the position. She has been with the organization for two years and also worked as a cat care staff member and adoption specialist.