Tuesday, May 28, 2013

5-29-13 deaf woman loses pet dog to another owner

A northeastern Wisconsin woman is fighting to get her dog back after it ran away and was adopted by
another family.     Susan Heezen of the town of Denmark asked the Lakeshore Humane Society to
contact the new family, which rejected her request to give up the dog she named Bear. The dog helped Heezen in her daily life since she's deaf and Bear had learned some basic sign language.  Fond du lac Animal Shelter manager Renee Webb says its an unfortunate situation and a case in point on why its important to microchip your pet.  "A microchip is proof of ownership and is pretty much a guarantee that you're going to get your animal back if they end up as a stray,'  Webb told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program.  Webb says according to state law the shelter must hold the animal for seven days before it can be put up for adoption.

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