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  • Blog Post

    Combining foster and hospice care

    A fospice volunteer describes the bittersweet rewards of caring for terminally ill animals

    One of my first foster dogs came from a puppy mill raid in 2009. I knew little about puppy mills at the time, so it was very eye-opening to see this adorable dog who was also one of the most mentally damaged beings I’d ever met. Over the next three months, my husband and I watched Itsy Bitsy transform into a normal, happy dog. She was adopted by a beautiful couple and is living in Miami now. Seeing the impact we could have on an animal, my husband and I were hooked on fostering.

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  • Training/Event

    Humane State WI Shelter/Rescue Training

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Join us March 28 in the Janesville area for a FREE training event! This all-day training will cover the latest in fundraising, cats in Wisconsin, shelter sanitation, the Five Freedoms and people skills for animal people. Lunch and coffee included! Register now at www.animalsheltering.org/humanestateWI/shelter.

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  • Training/Event

    Humane State WI Shelter/Rescue Training

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Join us March 27 in Menomonie for a FREE training event! This all-day training will cover the latest in fundraising, cats in Wisconsin, shelter sanitation, the Five Freedoms and people skills for animal people. Lunch and coffee included! Register now at www.animalsheltering.org/humanestateWI/shelter.

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