I Can Get What From My Pet?!?


Most people know that wild animals can give rabies to people, but what they may not realize is that pets like cats, dogs and birds can pass diseases to people. That may sound scary, but prevention isn’t all that hard. Here’s what to know about keeping pets and people safe from each other. First, don’t […]

From Abused, Abandoned Puppy to Silver Screen Star


How many times have you seen an animal in a movie or a television commercial and thought, “My dog can do that. He would be a natural in front of the camera.” What is a pipe dream for most pet owners became a reality for Janice Norden and her 9-year-old mixed-breed dog, Skeeter. The once […]

Microchip Helps Humane Society Find Dog’s Owner – A Heart Warming Story!


It was a response the Humane Society of Portage County staff could hardly believe. “When we called her, there was silence on the end of the phone,” Executive Director Jennifer Blum said. “The owner said, ‘His name is Jack, and he’s been missing for three years.’” Jack is a golden Labrador the Humane Society picked up […]

Dear Dogs, Cats, and Visitors


The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door. Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it […]