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DCHS Offers Discounted Cat Adoption Fees, Seeks Donations Of Specific Items

DCHS Offers Discounted Cat Adoption Fees, Seeks Donations Of Specific Items

On Thursday, Sept. 15, a playful and affectionate nine year old cat named Marley was the 1,000th animal to find its new forever home from Dane County Humane Society’s Adoption Center West.

In honor of AC-West reaching this remarkable milestone, for the next 10 days, all adult DCHS cats will have an adoption fee of only $10.

DCHS is very fortunate to have six adoption locations around the Madison area (Main Shelter, AC-West, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse – Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Middleton and Stoughton Road) The special is available at all locations.

DCHS is also asking the public for some held in specific areas. Laundry detergent and empty baby food jars are in need.

The Dane County Humane Society washes about 30 to 35 loads of laundry per day, from bedding to toys. Officials said they are desperately low on laundry detergent. Any brand will do.

Colonial Club Senior Center To Host 40th Anniversary Open House

Colonial Club Senior Center To Host 40th Anniversary Open House

The Colonial Club Senior Activity Center will host a 40th anniversary open house on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.

A special program will be held to commemorate the day at 2:30 p.m. The program will feature Jim Sykes, former Wisconsin Cheeseman employee and aging expert. The Wisconsin Cheeseman is the business that built the Colonial Club.

For more information about the Colonial Club and the activities and services they offer, go to www.colonialclub.org.

Jazz Orchestra To Perform Concert In Honor Of Jeff Peronto

Jazz Orchestra To Perform Concert In Honor Of Jeff Peronto

The Jeff Peronto Jazz Orchestra, a Madison-based community jazz band, will be holding a special concert to honor the group's namesake, Jeff Peronto.

The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Sun Prairie High School Auditorium in Sun Prairie.

Peronto, 62, has been a staple in the community Jazz and concert band scene for 35 years.

As an instructor with Madison College, he influenced and provided joy to hundreds of area amateur and professional musicians. As part of this, he facilitated the involvement of many legendary groups performing at Madison College. such as the big bands of Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman.   

Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

Online Auction To Benefit Dane Buy Local

An online auction is being held later this month in which all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization Dane Buy Local.

The mission of Dane Buy Local is to support local businesses within the community while raising awareness of the importance of buying locally.

DANE Exclusive Deals will use Facebook and SMS text message tools to host a Bid-A-Thon, an online auction, Sept. 24-30.

Participants will have the opportunity to bid on more than 250 gift cards and prizes from various local businesses. Bidders will be able to track bidding activity on items through text alerts right to their phone. This can be done from any mobile phone with premium text message capabilities. For more information, text AUCTION to 30364.

For more information about the Bid-A-Thon, people can also visit http://www.facebook.com/DaneExclusiveDeals.

Globe University Organizes Dog Wash Fundraiser

Globe University Organizes Dog Wash Fundraiser

Globe University Vet Tech students are holding a Dog Wash on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The event will be held at the Spay Me Clinic located at 3120 Edmonton Drive in Sun Prairie behind Gus’ Diner. 

Folks are invited to get their dog bathed for $5 or have their nails trimmed for $5.

All proceeds from the dog wash will benefit the Spay Me Clinic.

Dane County Humane Society To Celebrate Catapalooza

Dane County Humane Society To Celebrate Catapalooza

An adopt-a-thon will start on Friday, Aug. 19 at 12 p.m. and run through Saturday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.

The annual event will keep the main shelter at 5132 Voges Road open for 29 hours straight.

Adult cat adopt fees will be reduced during this cat adopt-a-thon. For those 29 hours, all adult cats at DCHS will have adoption fees of $29, down from the normal $40 charge. 

Shelter from the Storm and Dane County Friends of Ferals will also have cats available for adoption at the main shelter.

DCHS's other locations, Adoption Center West and Mounds Sun Prairie, Fitchburg and Middleton will not be open 29 hours straight, but will have the $29 adoption fees during regular hours on Friday and Saturday.

Community Comes Together To Stuff The Bus In Sun Prairie

Community Comes Together To Stuff The Bus In Sun Prairie

In Sun Prairie, a two-day collection is underway to stuff a school bus full of supplies and backpacks that will be given to kids who need them.

For the third year in a row, the Copp's grocery stores in Sun Prairie are taking part in the Stuff the Bus campaign.

The community-wide collection literally stuffs a school bus full of back packs and supplies that will be handed out to families in need on Aug. 7.

Last year, 600 backpacks were given away, and the need is even greater this year, according to Stuff the Bus organizers.

"This is just one more example of people stepping up and helping other people and i just want to thank everybody who's done this," said Sun Prairie Area School District Superintendent Tim Culver. "The bus is getting full. It's an amazing thing. Just one more thing that Sun Prairie does for our kids and thank you."