Henry Vilas Zoo: Conservation In Action Have you ever wondered how zoos end up with the animals that live there?   While it may not surprise you  to learn that most animals housed in zoos were born in zoos, you might not realize that quality zoos around the world work together to keep zoo animal populations…

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has used canines since 1901. The current K-9 program has been in place since 1982, making it the longest serving K-9 Unit in Dane County. Many dedicated deputies and canines have served on the Unit. The K-9 Unit currently has five teams: Each team consists of a handler (deputy) and…

Green Acres Boxer Rescue of WI was founded in 1999 and yes, it was named after the TV show! The rescue (motto: “Add a Little Character to Your Life!”) serves the state of Wisconsin as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. To date, nearly 800 Boxers have passed through GABR. About half the dogs…

What is Friends of Noah-WI? Friends of Noah-WI is a nonprofit animal rescue organization whose primary purpose is to rescue animals. Founded in March, 2010 by Executive Director, Lois Corwin, this all-volunteer organization places animals in foster homes where they are provided with love and medical attention that may be required to ensure they are…

The University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department K-9 Unit started in May, 2002 by the efforts of K-9 Unit Coordinator Lieutenant Jason Whitney, management and the University Community. The Unit began with Czech Republic born German shepherd, Mosely. Mosely was trained in explosive detection and suspect tracking and worked with Special Events Lieutenant K-9 handler,…

A New Program to “Help Keep Pets in Their Homes” Hard economic times may result in tough choices regarding family pets for households struggling to stretch their limited resources. Families faced with the choice of purchasing pet food or providing for their family’s needs may have to make the heartbreaking decision to give up their…

What is BRATS? Certain areas in Wisconsin have too many animals needing new homes, while other areas have open kennel space. That’s where Badger Rescue Animal Transport Services, Inc., (BRATS) steps in. By getting Wisconsin’s shelters, rescue organizations and volunteers all communicating, we’re saving lives every day.