Stacy Roth - Shelter Manager

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My name is Staci Roth and I am beyond excited to be joining the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter team as the Shelter Manager! I have cared for and rescued a wide variety of animals throughout my life, and am so thrilled to be continuing this work in our community. I have extensive experience working in veterinary clinics, and also created and directed my own animal rescue for 15 years. I hope to use these experiences to foster an energetic and inclusive environment where all pets can find their forever homes. I raise my family to nurture and protect the lives of animals and hope to help guide our community to do the same.

My name is Staci Roth and I am beyond excited to be joining the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter team as the Shelter Manager! I have cared for and rescued a wide variety of animals throughout my life, and am so thrilled to be continuing this work in our community. I have extensive experience working in veterinary clinics, and also created and directed my own animal rescue for 15 years. I hope to use these experiences to foster an energetic and inclusive environment where all pets can find their forever homes. I raise my family to nurture and protect the lives of animals and hope to help guide our community to do the same.
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Painting MuralAs many of you know, the shelter is nearing completion and the Board of Directors is meeting on a weekly basis to discuss things that need to be done and items that we need to purchase.  As you can see by the NEEDS list, there are many things that we will need before we can open our doors to help pets in need.  Anything that you can purchase from this list will be greatly appreciated.
 If you can help us by donating any of the items or if you have any questions, please contact Donna or Cheryl.  Their numbers can be found at the top of this list.  Cash donations can be mailed to RABAS PO Box 421 PdC WI 53821.
Here is a link to needs list.

We are close to opening

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As many of you know, the shelter is nearing completion and the Board of Directors is meeting on a weekly basis to discuss things that need t...

Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter will be sponsoring a Canine Costume Contest to help our furry friends celebrate Oktoberfest.

Saturday,October 21 • 3 pmSt. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien

Meet Chance, RABAS’ large and furry mascot, prior to contest
For more information call 608-326-2914

MONEY TALKS - vote for your favorite costumed canine with a donation to Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter. The dog that earns the most money will be declared the winner. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 top dogs.
Dogs need not be present for registration. Flexi-leads and female dogs in heat are not allowed. Only friendly, well socialized dogs are welcome. All dogs must be current on rabies vaccination.
DHLPP (DAP) and bordetella recommended.
Memorial Tile Orders can easily be placed on line by going to our website www.riversandbluffs.org. Click on the link and you will be able to order online using Paypal or print off an order form which can be mailed along with payment to RABAS POBox 421 PdC, WI 53821.
Tiles will be Mayflower Red (brick red) in color and will have engraved letters in black. Tiles are
available in two sizes – 4”x8” and 8”x8”. The 4”x8” will have 3 lines of print available and the 8”x8” will have up to 6 lines of print. Each size can have up to 20 characters/spaces per line. We will charge $75 for the 4”x8” and $150 for the 8”x8”.
We will also sell the mini bricks which will be exact replicas of the tiles ordered for those donors who would like a remembrance of their tile. The cost for the mini tiles is $12 each. A 4x8 or 8x8 tile will need to be ordered before ordering a mini tile.
The tiles will be displayed on a large interior wall near the entrance of the animal shelter. Jim & Judy Armstrong of Rivertown Ironworks will make and donate a large black wrought iron emblem featuring the Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter logo. The logo will be centrally located on the wall with the tile. Please help spread the word about the tiles through Social Media.
The memorial tiles are a way to leave a lasting legacy in memory of or in honor of that special pet or pet lover in your life as well as help Rivers & Bluffs raise additional funds. Businesses are also encouraged to purchase tiles to express their support of Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter.
For more information on the memorial tile program, please contact Bev Pozega.

Order A Memorial Tile

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Memorial Tile Orders can easily be placed on line by going to our website www.riversandbluffs.org. Click on the link and you will be able...
Prairie du Chien Oktoberfest – Parade and Canine Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 21st.
Everyone is welcome to walk in the parade, either with or without a dog. Dogs and people are invited to wear costumes. We will start at Peoples State Bank and walk to the Island where RABAS will have a stand. Parade lineup begins at 9:30 a.m.– parade starts at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to walk in the parade with or without a dog, please let Bev or Donna know. Canine Costume Contest Registration can be done by calling Bev at 326-2914 or stopping by our booth after the parade (deadline 2:30 p.m.). We will sell RABAS tee shirts & caps, dog treats, fall craft items (thanks Merilee & Donna) and baked goods and be there to promote RABAS. We will also have order blanks for the memorial
tiles available. The Canine Costume Contest will be held near our booth. Please stop by our booth if you plan on attending Oktoberfest.
Winner of the Canine Costume will be awarded to the dog with the most money in the corresponding bucket. So, come on down and vote for your favorite “Costumed Canine”.

We Buy Nearby – Shop for a Cause Event in Downtown Prairie du Chien
Rivers & Bluffs Animal Shelter is one of four organizations that has been chosen to participate in the Downtown Prairie du Chien – We Buy Nearby – Shop for a Cause Event. This is a no string attached, hassle free invitation. Participating downtown businesses will offer this fundraising event on Thursday, November 9th thru Saturday, November 11th. Each participating business will be giving a designated percentage of every purchase (excluding sales tax) to the organization of their customers’ choice. The other three organizations selected include: Crossing Rivers Hospital, PdC Public Library, and the Prairie du Chien Schools. There will be more information coming in the next week or two as far as which downtown stores will participate and how much of a percentage they will give. If you plan on purchasing anything from any of the downtown organizations involved in this event, please consider waiting until November 9th – thru November 11th and select Rivers & Bluffs as the organization that you would like your donation to go towards. Thanks to Lou from the Pickett Fence and Greg from The Local Oven for organizing this event.

Donation jars to benefit Rivers & Bluffs will hopefully soon be out in local businesses. Bill & Melissa have made very attractive labels for jars and the fundraising committee is in the process of placing labels on the jars. Within the next few weeks, local businesses will be contacted to see if we can place our donation jars on their counters. Donna and Bev will be responsible for a regular collection schedule. Donation jars will not be in businesses in which other organizations already have a donation jar in place.

Yes, RABAS, we have a Santa for Wake Up Santa. As you may know, Randy Paske who has played Santa for many years for our annual Wake Up Santa and his wife Kathy (aka Mrs. Claus) have decided it is time to hang up their Santa & Mrs. Claus attire. Dennis Leeser from Woodstock, Illinois, has volunteered to fill the boots left by Randy. His wife, Debbie, will take over for Kathy as Mrs. Claus. Dennis has experience being Santa for the local nursing home in Woodstock, Illinois as well as for “The Polar Express” that Woodstock did for a number of years. He has his own Santa suit. They will come to PdC on Friday, Dec. 1st.  I would like to thank Randy & Kathy for their many years of bringing a realistic and believable Santa and Mrs. Claus to the area children.
Thanks also to Dennis and Debbie for volunteering to keep the long-going tradition of Wake Up Santa alive. Wake Up Santa is scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd in the Community Room at City Hall. If you would like to help, please contact Bev or Donna.

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

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Prairie du Chien Oktoberfest – Parade and Canine Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, October 21st. Everyone is welcome to walk in...