Dane County Authorities Seek Info In Puppy’s Death – Madison News Story – WISC Madison

Investigators said that anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 608-284-6900.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as it investigates the death of a dog in the Town of Rutland that occurred last week.

Dane County Animal Services officers said they have no leads in the case. Meanwhile, a dog lover has contributed money for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Investigators found a chocolate-colored Labrador retriever puppy on the side of County Road A, near Bass Lake Road, on Thursday afternoon. Authorities said that the dog’s front and rear legs were bound with packaging tape and his head was covered by a taped plastic bag.

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Eating Vegan in Madison

AFA’s Vegan Outreach Coordinator Hannah West appeared on Saturday’s Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about a vegan diet and to invite locals to Vegan Drinks Madison at the Great Dane Brew Pub on Tuesday, January 31 from 6:30 – 9:00.

Vegan Drinks Madison is a casual get-together where vegans and vegan curious can come together and socialize.

Join the Vegan Drinks Meetup group here.

Watch Hannah on Wake Up Wisconsin here:

Eating Vegan in Madison – WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports.

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Legislation would further the slavery of animals

Proposed Senate Bill 226 mandates trapping in all state and county parks four and a half months of the year, with unlimited traps set and unlimited bag limits, and hunting and trapping as priority usage of all publicly purchased Stewardship lands or they cannot be purchased. This has already passed the Assembly 82-12 as AB311 and is moving to the Senate.

We STRONGLY DISAGREE with this proposed bill. Full article and a poll to voice your opinion here:

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Legislation would further the slavery of animals.

Fond du Lac residents pack chambers; Councilman backs off of pit bull proposal

There will be no new rules regarding dogs — pit bulls or others —in the city of Fond du Lac.

A proposal that would have placed restrictions on animals perceived as dangerous, including pit bulls, is off the table after drawing considerable opposition from an overflow crowd.

Thunderous applause and cheers resounded through the Fond du Lac City Council chambers Wednesday night when Councilman Rob Vande Zande said he had heard enough.

“The breed specific ordinance is off the table, and it will not be discussed,” Vande Zande said after more than 30 people spoke against his plan and 116 others were on the record as being opposed.

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Fond du Lac residents pack chambers; Councilman backs off of pit bull proposal | Fond du Lac Reporter | fdlreporter.com.

Helpers rescue abandoned cats

A Mauston animal shelter and two good Samaritans are struggling to save as many as 40 abandoned cats living in a shed in the town of Armenia.

“They need a home,” said Armenia resident Sharon Torke, who’s been doing her best to get food and water to the cats since Dec. 12.

Torke and another volunteer, Kathryn Burke, are working with the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter in Mauston to rescue the animals.

Volunteers who’d like to help may call the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter at 608-847-4060 and leave a message by choosing option 3. Or call Torke at 608-565-2855 or Burke at 608-565-6966.

Helpers rescue abandoned cats.

Fond du Lac considers ban on pit bulls

City Councilman Rob Vande Zande will discuss his plan for ordinances that would combine a ban on ownership of exotic animals with restrictions on pit bull “owners.”

Prohibiting people from owning or possessing any wild or exotic animals such as primates, raccoons, skunks, foxes and wild and exotic cats is a move in the right direction for Fond du Lac.

However lumping pit bull restrictions into this proposal is wrong.

One restriction would require outdoor pit bulls to be kept on a leash no longer than 4 feet. Pit bulls also could not be outside unleashed in a fenced yard. A full list of the restrictions is available from the link below. This proposal is shortsighted and should not be part of the exotic animal restriction.

The Fond du Lac City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 25 in the Legislative Chambers of the City County Government Center, 160 S. Macy St. The public is welcome to attend and citizens have the opportunity to speak for up to five minutes on any agenda item.

via Fond du Lac considers ban on pit bulls | Fond du Lac Reporter | fdlreporter.com.

For more information about pit bulls visit HSUS’ Pit Bull Resources website.