Madison, WI Pets & Animals

New drive-thru vet clinic opens in Sun Prairie

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis.— A new veterinary clinic is opening in Sun Prairie but it looks a little different than what pet-owners are used to. Dr. Marty Greer has been a vet for 40 years. She accomplished a lot in her career working with animals and now she’s opening a new drive-thru clinic, the first of its kind.
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Special nonprofit pays for Dane County pet cancer treatment through fundraiser

MADISON, Wis. — Cancer care for any loved one can become expensive, but when it involves a pet, treatment can oftentimes put families in a horrible predicament. It’s why a Madison area nonprofit helps pay the bills for Dane County dogs and cats dealing with that terrible battle. VCA Middleton's Dr. Kai Biu Shiu said he strongly believes in the three-year-old organization known as Czar’s Promise.
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McFarland's Dog Hut celebrates tenth anniversary

The Dog Hut is celebrating its tenth year in business in McFarland this September. The Taylors are a family of dog lovers and knew that a business caring for dogs would be a great fit for us. It doesn’t take anyone walking or driving down a village street to see that McFarland is also a Village of Dog Lovers – many who need dog care during the day. We have been fortunate that many of McFarland’s residents and beyond have brought their dog to The Dog Hut for our services . We still have dogs coming to daycare that started when we opened 10 years ago! It’s been such fun watching them grow from puppies to teenagers, adults and now, senior citizens.

Declawing cats would be banned in Madison under proposed ordinance

Cats in Madison would have their claws protected by city law if a potential new ordinance is adopted. Ald. Lindsay Lemmer, 3rd District, is proposing to ban cat declawing in the city except when the procedure is medically necessary or considered therapeutic for the cat. The measure was introduced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting and now faces review from several committees.

Madison alder introduces proposal to ban cat declawing

A Madison alder is proposing a new policy that would prohibit cat declawing within city limits. For more, our Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Lindsay Lemmer, the proposal’s lead author and sponsor. Did you enjoy this story? Your funding makes great, local journalism like this possible. Donate here.

DAVIS COLUMN: Deer tag changes transformed terminology

A Northern Wisconsin man came across a 1917 State of Wisconsin resident deer tag, No. 27921, which was issued to a hunter in Douglas County. “As soon as the deer is killed the owner must attach the tag to the carcass”, instructions printed on the back of the tag state. That was the requirement for nearly a century.

Tribes invoke treaties in lawsuit to halt Wisconsin wolf hunt

(Reuters) - Six tribes in northern Wisconsin sued the state in Madison federal court on Tuesday to stop a state-sanctioned November gray wolf hunt. The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin and the other tribes claim the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' planned hunting season for the predator, whose endangered species protections were lifted in January, violates treaties signed with the U.S. government in the 19th century by nullifying their guaranteed share of natural resources.
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I just think they’re neat: Rusty Patched Bumblebee

Look! There! No, there! It’s right under your nose!. Ok ... not really, but they may as well be. Named for the brownish-red stripe on their back, the rusty patched bumblebee is a fuzzy, charismatic and woefully endangered little bumblebee that can be found right in your backyard. In days...

Puppy Up Foundation to hold community walk, raise awareness of canine cancer

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Puppy Up Foundation is holding an in-person community walk to raise awareness of cancer in our beloved canines, the Foundation announced Monday. According to Puppy Up, the event is being held on Oct. 3 at McKee Farms and will feature festivities including a vendor village, training tips, music, food and more in addition to the walk.

Henry Vilas Zoo celebrate Red Panda Day with vaccine clinic

MADISON, Wis. — Henry Vilas Zoo celebrated International Red Panda Day in a unique way: with a pop-up vaccination clinic Saturday. The zoo partnered with the Dane County Health Department, giving vaccines to anyone 12 years old and older. Participants could choose between the Pfizer vaccine or the Johnson ad...