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AB487/SB450 Signed Into Law, Reducing Wisconsin’s Stray Hold From Seven Days to Four Days

On March 1, 2016, Governor Walker signed AB487/SB450 into law. It is now called Act 233 and you can read the entire text of the law by clicking on this link. This bill was drafted with help from  the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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How Are We Doing? Year To Date February 2016

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Dogs Deemed “Unadoptable” Are Saved When They Are Returned to Owner

One of the best things about returning dogs (or cats) to their owners is that they don’t have to go through a possibly very flawed “behavior test” at a shelter before adoption. Many scared, confused lost pets may be deemed … Continue reading

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How Are We Doing? Year to Date January 2016

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How Are We Doing? Year to Date December 2015

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LDOW Opposes the reduction of the state stray hold!

Yesterday was the Committee hearing on AB487 at the  State Capitol.  We wanted to share the testimonies that were read and also brought forth to the committee for their review.   Lost Dogs of Wisconsin believes in preserving the human/animal bond. … Continue reading

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Annie, Lost While Owners Were Away, Illustrates Why a Four Day Stray Hold is Insufficient

The following testimony has been prepared by Annie’s owner for the Public Hearing on AB487 on Wednesday, January 13 at 1:30 p.m.  This bill has been introduced into the  Wisconsin State Legislature and seeks to reduce the required stray hold for found … Continue reading

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New Microchip Guide from Petlink Helps Quickly Identify Microchip Brand

Microchips are a wonderful tool in lost pet recovery, resulting in thousands of successful reunions each year.  But since many microchip companies compete in the same marketplace, it can be difficult to quickly identify the microchip brand. If you do … Continue reading

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Where Could My Lost Dog Be?

As the year draws to a close we are going to ask you to click on this link and to look through our 2015 Lost Dogs Album one more time. Although we have had an incredibly successful year (over 2500 … Continue reading

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Action Alert – Proposed Bill Will Hurt Lost Pets in Wisconsin

A bill has been introduced into the  Wisconsin State Legislature that seeks to reduce the required stray hold for found animals from the current seven days to only four days.  The main intent of this bill (Assembly Bill 487 and the Senate … Continue reading

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