Princess for an Evening - 2014

princess poster_2014_final emailPrincesses, grab your favorite gentleman (dad, grandfather, uncle, big brother or special man in your life) and spend an enchanted evening dancing the night away at Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelters Princess for an Evening.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., at Huclkleberry’s Banquet Hall in
Prairie du Chien. Each princess will receive a free corsage, donated by Kembles Greenhouse, and a tiara.
Photographer Brian Cipra will capture this priceless memory in a 5x7 photo, which is included with the price of admission.
A group ballroom dance lesson, taught by Lynn Rider, will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments,
including a "Princess Cake,” provided by Ma’s Bakery of Bloomington, will be served throughout the evening.
DJ Juice MC will play the latest hits. As always, hula hoop and limbo contests will be held for princesses and their dates. Every princess with a date, dining at Huckleberry’s prior to the dance, will receive a free "Princess Parfait?
Two hundred balloons floating from the ceiling and fresh spring flowers will add the finishing touches to Princess for an Evening.
Spectators are welcome at 8:45 PM. This special evening will conclude with a group picture at 9 p.rn.
Advance tickets at a reduced rate are available at Tender Care Animal Hospital, Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly and Dr. Donna Higgins’ Optometry office.
Tickets are also available at the door. Princess for an Evening is sponsored by Huckleberry’s Restaurant and Banquet Facility, Tender Care Animal Hospital and Dr. Donna Higgins Optometry.
For more information, con tact Bev Pozega at (608) 326-2914 or Jill Cipra at (608) 326-4870 or visit
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National Lost Dog Awareness Day

10150682_10203578549370060_5382908231566395393_nOn April 23, the U.S. will celebrate its first annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day (NLDAD). Created by Susan Taney and Kathy Pobloskie – directors of Lost Dogs Illinois and Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, respectively – the canine-centric holiday aims to bring attention to all dogs that are lost each year. On a happier note, NLDAD also celebrates the thousands of lost dogs successfully reunited with their families.
Lost Dogs of Wisconsin (LDOW) is an all-volunteer organization created for the exclusive purpose of providing a free service to help reunite families with their lost dogs. With the help of popular social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, and their extensive connections throughout Wisconsin, LDOW is able to facilitate a statewide alert as soon as a lost or found dog report is received. By working to recover lost dogs, LDOW helps to decrease the number of homeless animals brought into shelters and animal control facilities, thereby preventing unnecessary euthanasia. Lost Dogs of Wisconsin offers an invaluable service when many feel helpless otherwise. The Lost Dogs mission has been so successful that the concept has been accepted and put into practice in Wisconsin, Arizona, Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Colorado, New Jersey and Iowa under the umbrella organization Lost Dogs of America.
The tenacious efforts of these combined states’volunteers along with over 150,000 fans have helped reunite over 21,000 dogs with their families since 2010. Getting lost dogs back home reduces stress on owners’, staff at shelters/animal control facilities, other dogs in the facilities, and ultimately saves taxpayers’ money. It also opens up kennel space for truly homeless dogs.
“When a dog goes missing, most owners do not know how or where to begin looking. Our specially-trained volunteers make them a flyer to distribute and offer helpful support and advice tailored to their situation and locale.  We also constantly remind the public that not all stray dogs are homeless and that there is likely an owner looking for a dog that has been found” explains Pobloskie.  “One of our recent success stories was a lab mix named Abner.  He was missing nine weeks during really bad weather.  We never gave up, and neither did Abner’s owner.  She read the articles on our website and followed the advice of her LDOW caseworker. Abner was successfully lured into the home of some kind Good Samaritans who patiently gained his trust.  Never doubt a dog’s ability to survive.”
“When a dog goes missing, many families give up looking for their lost pet. National Lost Dog Awareness Day was created to give hope to the families still looking for their dogs and remind the public that not all stray dogs are homeless” explains Taney. “One of our most recent success stories was finding a beagle named Charlie. He was missing for almost two months in the most brutal winter ever. We never gave up, and neither did Charlie’s family. Together, and with the help of our social media following, we successfully reunited him with his family. Never doubt a dog’s ability to survive.”
For more information on Lost Dogs of Wisconsin, please visit or join the LDOW community on Facebook ( and Twitter (@LostDogsofWisc).
If you are interested in starting an organization in your state, please see our website Lost Dogs of America for more details.

Pet Rabbits–Did You Know…..*

Thinking of bringing home a live bunny as an Easter gift this April? Did you know that…

…Pet rabbits can live from seven to ten or more years and require the same long-term care as dogs and cats?

…Young children and bunnies aren’t such a good match?

…Pet rabbits aren’t low-maintenance pets―they have specific dietary and veterinary needs, and must be handled with care?

…Pet rabbits must be live indoors, with their human families?

…Thousands of ex-Easter bunnies are abandoned to shelters or into the wild each year when their novelty wears off?

If your family's set on getting a rabbit, start by giving a chocolate bunny or a stuffed toy for Easter and, if your young children are really serious about it, a book on rabbit care. If they're still begging you for a bun after the holiday has passed, go to your local shelter or rescue group and find out how to adopt the rabbit (or even better, a bonded pair) of your dreams. For info on bunny care and rescue groups, head to the House Rabbit Society.

You can also help spread the word that rabbits are not disposable pets by getting involved in the Make Mine Chocolate! campaign. Started in 2002 by the Columbus House Rabbit Society, the campaign aims to educate the public about the challenges of owning a rabbit and encourages parents to give chocolate or toy bunnies as Easter gifts instead of live rabbits. Check out the group's website,, for more info.

Learn about Rabbit Care

Did you know that cute baby bunny you’re thinking of buying for your child on Easter may still be around long after your child has grown into a teen? Rabbits can live as long as small dogs. Should the novelty wear off, you’ll have an adult rabbit in the house who needs your care and attention every day.

Before you fill your Easter basket with a live bunny, find out what it takes to care for a pet rabbit.


*Reprint from ASPCA

Pasta for Pets

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 –   4:30 PM – 7:00 PM 
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1916 S Marquette Rd.
Prairie du Chien, WI
All you can eat Salad Bar and Pasta Buffet, with dessert Bar, Milk and coffee included
Tickets available at the door:
Age 11-Adult $8 ; Kids Age 4-10 $6;
Age 3 and under Free
Live Auction – 5:30PM
Special Silent Auction