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Motion hearing in Madison cockfighting case continued

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Comments

A motion hearing was held in Dane County Circuit Court on January 20, 2010 in the matter of Jorge Iglesias. Iglesias is charged with multiple counts of felony instigation of animal fights for allegedly running a cockfighting operation out of his Madison, WI home.

The motion hearing on January 20 was held in order to discuss the defendant's motion to dismiss for selective and discriminatory prosecution. The judge has ordered the matter continued, and will be heard February 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm.

For a full report of the accusations against Jorge Iglesias, please see:
*Motion to dismiss filed in alleged Madison cockfighting case
*Jury Trial scheduled in Madison cockfighting case
*Hearing Scheduled for tomorrow in alleged case of Madison cockfighting

Pet of the Week: Bunny, Sparky, and Izzy!

Monday, January 25, 2010 Comments


These are my two adorable rabbits, Bunny and Sparky. Bunny is a New Zealand red who I purchased from a breeder. He broke her ear when he snatched her out of her cage, but that has not quelled her sassy personality. Sparky, a Rex, was adopted from the Humane Society, and he has been Bunny's personal groomer and worshipper for several years


Izzy is a mix of lab, hound, and boxer. She had been at the Humane Society twice when we adopted her, and she is never going back. Izzy loves going for walks, no matter how cold, snowy, or windy the conditions. She also loves attention, and will paw at us incessantly until she gets our undivided attention.

Congratulations to Nicole H. and her pets from Janesville, WI! Would you like your pet featured as Pet of the Week? Read entry instructions here.

Clean + Green Review and BIG Giveaway!

Saturday, January 16, 2010 Comments

Those of us with pets are all-too-familiar with the stains, smells, and messes our animal friends love to leave us. Many of us also struggle with finding a cleaner that actually works. Well, here it is...Clean + Green by SeaYu! I was fortunate enough to try out a few of these awesome cleaners, and all I can say is WOW--not only do these products work, they're also totally eco-friendly.

I first tried the Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner on a cat vomit stain. I was a little skeptical about the instructions not to scrub the stain, but amazingly the spot disappeared without me having to touch it! I decided to give the cleaner a try on the "mystery spot" in our living room; this is a spot that has been there for a few months and has no apparent source. Other cleaners have failed to remove it, despite repeated attempts. I sprayed Clean + Green, crossed my fingers, and let it dry. The stain is gone! I'm astounded. I cannot wait to use the rest of my samples all over the house. :)

Clean + Green is unique because you just spray it on the stain or smelly spot and leave it. There is no rubbing, blotting or rinsing. You literally just spray it and leave it. There is a full line of products for every cleaning issue from carpet stains to skunk odors, and for every pet in your home. You can also use these cleaners for other purposes like getting rid of cigarette smoke smells, de-stinking nasty athletic gear, or even freshening up your HVAC system. The formula actually gets to the root of the stain or smell; it doesn't just mask it. In fact these products are totally unscented!

Unlike many cleaners that claim to be environmentally friendly, Clean + Green actually delivers on this promise. Their products are made of cane sugar derivatives, a proprietary blend of botanical extracts, hydrated cellulose (cleaning agents), and purified water. The cleaners are aerosol propelled, but their innovative use of nitrogen makes them free of CFC's and safe for the ozone. They're also water soluable, non-toxic and non-flammable. This makes Clean + Green totally safe to use around your family, and even animals with sensitive respiratory systems like birds and small rodents.

Ready to win some free Clean + Green products?

SeaYu is giving away 6 (that's right, 6!) full-size products to a lucky Mad About Pets reader! (Retail value over $50)

To enter the giveaway:
All you need to do is visit the Clean + Green website,  then leave a comment on this post telling me a little about your pets and which 6 products you'd love to win the most.

Want some extra entries? Here's how:

5 extra entries:
*Blog about this contest with a link to this post (leave me a comment with a link)

1 extra entry:
*Tweet a link to this giveaway @MadAboutPets
*Follow me on Twitter
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*Post a link to Mad About Pets on your blog or site

Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry to state you have completed the requirement. I highly suggest that you leave your email address in your comment(s) so that I am able to contact you ASAP if you're the winner. If I cannot contact the winner within 3 days, I will have to draw a new winner.

The giveaway begins today and ends at 11:59 Central Time on January 31, 2010. I'll then be drawing a random winner from all the entries.

Good luck!!

Pet of the Week: Nicky

Friday, January 15, 2010 Comments



This is my little boy Nicky.  He is a beautiful 5 year old orange tabby.  I adopted him from an acquaintance 2 years ago.  He has a stubby tail - nobody knows what happened for sure but the vet said it looks like it may have gotten caught in a trap or farm equipment when he was a kitten (he used to be a farm cat).  I have had many cats but Nicky is the best ever.  He is incredibly affectionate, loves having his belly rubbed and sleeps in the crook of my arm every night.  He's a great hunter too - he has caught various rodents while tied up in the backyard, and several mice in my boyfriend's house (good boy!).  I could never imagine my life without him.



Congratulations to Terry L. and Nicky of Madison, WI! Would you like your pet featured as Pet of the Week? Read entry instructions here.


Donate to the Angel's Wish Auction!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Comments

From Angel's Wish:

The Angel's Wish annual online auction is coming soon! The auction will run from June 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010.

The Angel's Wish annual online auction will help Angel's Wish reduce animal overpopulation, rehome companion animals, and raise awareness of animal welfare issues in South Central Wisconsin.


Your generous support will allow us to continue care for homeless companion animals, giving them the opportunity to grow, heal, learn to trust and find lifelong, loving homes.

So, tell your friends, family, community to help support homeless animals. Get everyone in on the auction action!

We are early in the process of obtaining quality items to add to our auction catalog. If you have anything you would like to donate, such as handcrafted items, rare collectibles, or prized personal or business services, now is the time to make your contribution. Click here to donate an item or for more information.

Businesses, this is a great way to get publicity! Your item will be seen by thousands of people. For even more exposure, ask us about sponsoring the auction.

Click here to check out the auction webpage!

Registration open for Club Whiskers camp

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Comments

From the Dane Co. Humane Society:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!


Club Whiskers is a one week spring break day camp! Campers enjoy a fun-filled, animal-filled, and laugh-filled camp! Activities could include an animal-trivia scavenger hunt, “adopting” and caring for a shelter animal for the week, and learning how to “speak” to different types of animals without using your voice. All campers also spend time interacting with our camp animals, learn about their care, and get hands-on experience providing their daily care and socialization. Animals used in the camp program vary daily and are approved by our behavior department.

Sessions
Camp meets 9am-3pm Monday through Friday each week.
March 29 - April 2 (Ages 7-11)
April 5 - April 9 (Ages 7-11)

Fees
$165 - DCHS Members (If you are a current member of DCHS)
$200 - Become a Member (Includes the cost of one $35 year membership, and the discounted member price of camp)
$225 - Non-member (If you are not currently a member, or choose not to become a member)

Registration
Registration for Club Whiskers 2010 began December 1, 2009. Spots are very limited, so register early!
Click here to register.

Questions?
For more information, contact the Shelter Educator at esteinwehe@giveshelter.org.

Pet of the Week: Squirrel

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 Comments



My name is Lianne and I am the pround parent of my fur-baby, Squirrel.

Squirrel is a calico/mixed tabby cat depending on who you're talking to. Squirrel works very hard 7 days a week. The main responsibilities in her line of work are sleeping, eating, and furring people. In her free time she enjoys chasing furry white mice and bathing in the sun.

Congratulations to Lianne N. and Squirrel of Austin, TX! Would you like your pet featured as Pet of the Week? Read entry requirements here.

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