Crisse Reynolds, Crawford County Animal Control Officer microchipped 35 dogs, with all proceeds benefitting “Don’t Litter”. “Don’t Litter” is a low-cost spay/neuter program for feral, stray and farm cats as well as pet cats on a sliding scale based on income. Apologies to anyone who came to the Pet Expo to get a micro chip – we had a big turn out and ran out! You can still have Animal Control micro-chip your dog or cat for $20. Just call Crisse at 608-734-3126 to make an appointment at your home or the Sheriff’s Office. Thanks to everyone who participated – it’s a great way to get your pet returned to you.
Deputy Joe Breezer and his K-9 Partner, Breck impressed the crowd with a drug search demo. Deputy Breezer also talked about the training that both he and Breck underwent to prepare them for their duties.
Winners of the Coloring Poster Contest are as follows: Pre-K/Kindergarten 1st Place– Tristan Pozega; 2nd Place - Hailee Gates; 1st & 2nd Grades 1st Place – Harper Kramer; 2nd Place – Hailey Cejka; 3rd & 4th Grades 1st Place – Mariah Stolpa; 2nd Place- Nicole Doll. First place winners will receive a large Pizza Hut Pizza and 2 Prairie Cinema Movie Passes delivered to their house by Deputy Breeser and K-9 Officer Breck. 2nd Place winners will receive an AmericInn Pool Party for up to 15 people.
Photo Contest Winners are: 1st Place – Monica Olmsted, 2nd Place Todd Whyte, 3rd Place – Linda Shihata. Monica will receive a one night stay in the Presidential Suite at AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Prairie du Chien. A $25 Nelson True Value Gift card was awarded to the 2nd place winner. A pair of Prairie Cinema Movie passes was the 3rd place prize.
Crawford County 4-H Dog Project members Gracey Sime and her dog Buddy and Marie and Rita Achenbach and their dogs Sophia and Ruby demonstrated basic dog obedience
A “Make & Take Table” featuring dog-tugs was available for those wishing to take a toy home to their dogs. Chance, RABAS’ large and furry mascot roamed through the crowd waiting for a photo op or someone to pet him.
Tender Care Animal Hospital Staff was on hand to trim dogs’ nails for a donation to Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter. They also provided educational information on dental diseases (February is Pet Dental Month) and Dr. Jami and Dr. Amber were available for pet health questions.
Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter volunteers provided a wide assortment of delicious home-made desserts as well as pulled pork sandwiches and potato salads.
As always, The Parade of Rescued Pets was a popular attraction. People attending the Pet Expo got to see what great companions rescues pets can make and hear their stories of how they found their forever homes.
Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501 (c)3 non-profit agency raising money for an animal shelter for the PdC Area. Donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC WI 53821.
A new year means the start of another year of fundraising for this hard-working group of volunteers. The group is starting their 9th year of raising funds. Your donation will help us reach our goal in the not so distant future. Our next event is Pasta for Pets which will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at Huckleberry’s in PdC. Princess for an Evening will be held on Saturday, April 30th at Huckleberry’s.