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Nelson True Value Pet Expo 2016

Many local pet enthusiasts and their pets, including a number of dog breeds, 1 cat and an African Parrot attended Nelson True Value’s 4th Annual Pet Expo which was held on Saturday February 6th. The Pet Expo was hosted by Nelson True Value and co-sponsored by Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS), Tender Care Animal Hospital, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Howe Printing, Pizza Hut and AmericInn Inn Lodge & Suites.
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.

Pasta for Pets

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1916 S Marquette Rd.
Prairie du Chien, WI
All you can eat Salad Bar and Pasta Buffet, with dessert Bar, Milk and coffee included
Tickets available at the door:
Age 11-Adult $9 ; Kids Age 4-10 $6;
Age 3 and under Free
Live Auction – 5:30PM
April `13, 2016
Special Silent Auction
The following items will be featured on the Live Auction:

The silent auction will also feature something for everyone, including children, from local businesses and individuals.
The live auction will conclude at 6:30 p.m. and the silent auction and buffet will end at 7:00 p.m. Kwik Trip Gas cards will also be available for sale. “Once again we are hoping that the community will come out and enjoy a delicious assortment of pastas and desserts as well as a fun night out and help Rivers & Bluffs with their building fund” said Bev Pozega, one of the event organizers. RABAS volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. For more information on Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter or Pasta for Pets, please visit our website or contact Bev at 326-2914 or Jill at 326-4870. Donations may be sent to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC WI 53821. Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible.  

    Beautiful Hand-made King sized Quilt

    rabas quilt raffle_Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter (RABAS) is the grateful recipient of a beautiful Diamond Jubilee  Bargello quilt.  RABAS volunteers are currently selling raffle tickets for the quilt.   The quilt, pieced and donated by Judy Murphy, currently of Dodgeville and quilted by Jody Mahieu of Mineral Point is currently on display at the Pickett Fence in Prairie du Chien. The quilt is 100”x 100” in size and will fit either a king or queen size bed. The color scheme includes shades of blue, green and teal. Two matching pillow cases are also included with the quilt.  Over 2,000 yards of thread were used in this quilt along with 16 different fabrics.  Judy and Jody have totaled more than 200 hours in the making of this outstanding quilt. The drawing will be held in mid-April at the group’s annual Pasta for Pets which is held at Huckleberry’s Restaurant.  Tickets are available at The Pickett Fence, from RABAS volunteers or by calling Bev at 608-326-2914 or Diane at 608-326-2556.

    Kwik Trip Rewards Rivers and Bluffs

    Do you shop at Kwik Trip? Did you know Kwik Trip will make a donation to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter?
    Here’s how you can help:
    1. Apply for a  Kwik Trip Rewards plus card.   Designate Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter to receive your reward points. Once approved to participate in the program Rivers and Bluffs earn Kwik Rewards of 3 cents per gallon on every gallon of fuel you purchase with your Kwik Card.
    2. If you already have a Kwik Card, request a Kwik Rewards Fund-Raising Designation postcard or call 888-736-KWIK.
    You have the option to support Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter by designating them to receive a donation check from Kwik Trip, Inc.
    Use the following information when designating Rivers and Bluss:
    • Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter
    • P.O. Box 421
    • Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
    • 608-326-4870
    To qualify for donations, at least five (5) Kwik Card account holders must designate the same charity to receive their earned rebates as a monetary donation. Until the minimum designation is met, you will continue to receive your Kwik Rewards rebate certificate.
    If your earned rebate amount is less than $5, your rewards remain on your account until you have reached at least $5, then we’ll send your certificate the next quarter. Should you close your account prior to your rebate amount reaching $5, your rebate will be mailed to you at the end of the quarter following the closing date on your account. Rebate certificates have a cap of $30, so you may receive multiple certificates if your rewards balance is greater than $30.