Kayla E. Little, 21, of Madison was charged today in Dane County Circuit Court with one count of mistreating animals causing death. According to the charging document, Little strangled her pet cat to death because it attacked her daughter. She told officers she felt as though she was "out of options", despite an earlier call to a veterinary clinic where she was given information on multiple organizations who would accept the cat. Little allegedly did not call the humane society because she didn't ask the veterinary office for the number, didn't have data on her phone to look it up, and didn't have a car to take the cat there for surrender. Instead, she admits to strangling the cat with her bare hands, stating "it felt like it took forever but think it was only a couple of minutes." The defendant also told officers she buried the cat in a box in the woods.
Little's next hearing will be held on February 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison, WI.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (October 5, 2015) – When Kathy Elsey was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the second most common blood cancer, she and her husband Dr. Bruce Elsey, co-founders of Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat, knew they had a unique position to combine corporate success with a bigger mission - enabling pets and their owners to participate in the fight against cancer. Through the Cats Against Cancer campaign nearly $8 million dollars has been raised to help the MMRF drive advancements in cancer research and find a cure.
The interactive Cats Against Cancer campaign will run through February 2016 and spans across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram enabling users to share their individual experiences and support the campaign’s mission. As part of the campaign, users can download a coupon from the campaign landing page that allows them to save $3 on their next purchase of a 40-pound bag of Precious Cat Ultra Litter. For every $3 saved, Precious Cat will donate $3 to the MMRF.
“The Elsey Family and the Cats Against Cancer campaign have been a total game changer. Since our partnership with the Elseys and Precious Cat in 2009, nearly $16 million has been raised through their direct support and our matching year-end gift campaign,” says Walter Capone, CEO of the MMRF and chief believer in finding a cure.
Last year, the Cats Against Cancer campaign reached over two million people and received thousands of unique visitors over the span of five months. “This year we are excited to watch the campaign close in on the $8 million dollar mark. We chose to partner with the MMRF because they have a proven track record of results and one primary goal - finding a cure,” says Dr. Bruce Elsey of Precious Cat.
Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Nonuse of the litter box is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused, abandoned, and placed in shelters. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives, and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. For more information, please visit our website, and follow news about our company on Facebook
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Invisible dog fences are versatile and reliable methods of containment that can be used in just about any yard. Some dogs, however, benefit more from invisible fences than others. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, an invisible dog fence might be worth looking into.
Is Your Dog an Escape Artist?
If keeping your dog in your yard is a challenge, an invisible
fence is an option you might want to explore. Invisible dog fences are
particularly effective for the most stubborn dogs, because they use both
warning beeps and then mild corrective shocks to deter dogs from approaching
their boundaries. With traditional fences, dogs are able to dig underneath,
jump over, or wriggle through, because nothing prevents them from spending
whatever time and effort it takes to get free. An electronic dog fence can
effectively contain the stealthiest escape artists.
Is Your Dog Aggressive?
An aggressive dog can be a liability if they get out of your
yard - they can also be a danger if a child or animal wanders into your yard.
For these reasons, one type of fence may not be enough to mitigate the risk
that comes with owning an aggressive dog. If you have a traditional fence already,
it’s a smart move to add an underground dog fence as another layer of
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Is Your Dog in Good Health?
Dogs must be in good overall health to use an invisible dog
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impact their mental or physical health shouldn’t be trained on an invisible
fence. An electric dog fence is fine to use on all dogs
that are healthy and older than six months.
Is Your Dog Mischievous?
Some dogs are so playful and curious that they simply can’t
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other, more orderly parts of your property.
Do You Have Hazards on Your Property?
Keeping your dog safe is your primary concern, and sometimes
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you to designate exclusion zones, which are areas within your yard that your
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property without accidentally wandering in danger.
Does Your Dog Exhibit Bad Behaviors?
If your dog exhibits bad behaviors or habits that you’re having
trouble breaking, an electric dog fence might help in that regard, too. Some
e-collars for invisible fences also have remote
training capabilities. They come with a wireless remote that allows
you to deliver a mild, corrective static shock to your dog’s e-collar anytime
they are engaging in the behavior you want to stop. This helps the dog learn to
avoid that behavior. At the same time, the dogs that do best with invisible
fences are those that are receptive to training. Proper, consistent training is
absolutely essential for using an invisible dog fence.
When searching for an electronic dog fence for your property, invisible
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comparing systems. Many systems have different features and specifications, and
it’s important to select the right system and e-collar for your yard and dog.
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