For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Direct: (414) 431-6104
Tips This Easter
Holiday from the Wisconsin Humane Society
MILWAUKEE ? The Easter
holiday typically means spending quality time with
the family and for some children a visit from the
Easter Bunny. While the holiday can be fun for people,
it can be a little stressful for companion animals.
Guardians of companion animals are encouraged to
follow these tips from the Wisconsin Humane Society:
make great companion animals ? they're lovable,
furry and very playful. However, it's important
to keep in mind they are a lot of responsibility.
Rabbits or any other animal should not be given
as a gift unless you know the recipient can properly
care for the animal. The Wisconsin Humane Society
offers a gift adoption program, which includes the
companion animal and a $25 gift certificate to the
Animal Antics retail store at the shelter. For more
information, call (414) ANIMALS.
baby chicks are cute, they should never be given
as gifts at Easter or any other time. The chicks
may be small and adorable now, but in a few short
months that little chick will turn into a very large
bird with dietary and housing needs. In Milwaukee
County , it is illegal to keep one of these birds
in your home.
the Easter Bunny to hide the Easter baskets in a
spot where any of your companion animals cannot
reach. Candy ? especially chocolate ? is very harmful
to our furry friends.
sure grass from Easter baskets are not on the floor.
This plastic grass can be dangerous if ingested
by your animal. Also, keep plants such as Easter
lilies away from your animals because they can be
companion animal might not be used to a lot of hustle
and bustle the holidays often bring. Consider moving
your furry friend to an area of the house that will
be less noisy and busy.
always, make sure your companion animal is microchipped
and wearing an identification tag at all times.
During busy times, your furry friend could easily
slip out the door and get lost outside.