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Get Tips from the BBB during National Consumer Protection Week

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National Consumer Protection Week - 7 Days, 7 Tips, 1 Smart Consumer

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TIME IS WHAT WE'VE GOT, AND IT'S GOING FAST

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Oops, today is Thursday, time's running ahead of me,
And I can't seem to pull up even,
My toes walk into a room
While my hair's already leavin'

Isn’t it true? Doesn’t that happen to you? An event in the distant future is suddenly here. It seems we’re living event-immersion lives.

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Change your clock, change your battery!

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As you change your clocks tomorrow morning for daylight savings time, don't forget to also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector are the only things in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire or carbon monoxide problem 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke or carbon monoxide, yet without a working battery, these devices cannot do their job.

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Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin Recognizes Outstanding Community Supporters at Evening of Impact

Waukesha Service Club, Milwaukee Admirals, Marquette University High School, Grayline Inc, Workforce Training Center, Project SEARCH, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin Hosts Annual Evening of Impact on March 20th 

Easter Seals Evening of Impact is an annual event to celebrate our accomplishments with our outstanding community supporters who have made a significant on Easter Seals in 2011. This year, Easter Seals Evening of Impact will be held on March 20th at the Radisson Hotel West.
 

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Risky drinking is dangerous and deadly

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Mike Nichols’ “In My Opinion” column published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (“Student drownings are sinister enough,” March 9) quoted a sociology professor as saying, “People don’t want to see their own behavior as something that puts them at risk.” 

Especially when you live in Wisconsin and the behavior in question is related to drinking.

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Chocolate Lab seeking new home

Chocoloate Lab Needs a Home

Chocolate Lab Needs a Home!

2-year-old Chocolate Lab

Looking for a new pup?
Meet Hadley, a 2-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever!

Hadley came to us from another shelter, and she was in pretty bad shape. Her mouth was causing her terrible pain, and an x-ray revealed that there was a BB stuck in Hadley's jaw. She had been SHOT!

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WHS launches "virtual re-homing" for pets

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) has launched a new “virtual re-homing” service for people seeking a new home for their animal. The Pets Seeking People page of the WHS web site features a listing of animals in the Milwaukee area who are in need of new homes. These animals are not in the WHS shelter, but are instead in their current homes until they find new guardians.

“We understand that people are sometimes faced with circumstances in which they can no longer keep their animal, but they prefer to find their companion a new home on their own. We are excited to offer this new free service to them, which also frees up more space in the shelter for animals who don’t already have an advocate,” said Angela Speed, director of community relations and development at WHS.   

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How to spot a phishing email from a legitimate one

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By Susan Bach
Wisconsin Better Business Bureau

Phishing emails – alleging to be from Verizon, Walmart, Best Buy, Ebay, LinkedIn, the US Post Office, American Express and even the BBB – have filled my inbox this week. What’s a phishing email, you ask?

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24-hr pet adoption event starts Saturday with free gifts!

24-hour adoption event kicks off Saturday morning at Wisconsin Humane Society

Local man pledges $100 per adoption during the ASPCA® Mega Match-a-thon event
 
The Wisconsin Humane Society is preparing this week for its first-ever 24 hour adoption event, as part of the national ASPCA® Mega Match-a-thon. And this weekend, they got some great news. Stan Kass of Brown Deer has pledged to match every pet adoption with a $100 donation to the WHS during the event, up to $15,000. 
 
“Stan’s support is unbelievable. His generous heart and love of animals continues to be an inspiration to the whole community,” said Angela Speed, director of development and community relations at the Wisconsin Humane Society. 
 
What is the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon 24-hr event?
WHS is one of 55 animal rescue organizations participating in the national adoption promotion, sponsored by the ASPCA. The 24-hour adoption event WHS’s Milwaukee shelter begins on March 31, running from 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning and ending at 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  A variety of festivities are being planned. 
 
Highlights of the event include:
  • FREE gifts for all adopters
  • Kids crafts & scavenger hunt
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua will be shown FREE for families at 7:00 p.m. Saturday
  • Puppy Pajama Parade – begins Saturday night at 10:10 p.m. sharp
  • Wii/Just Dance Tournament begins at 11:00 p.m.
  • Anyone adopting in pajamas 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. receives a 25% adoption discount
  • CJ Astro will be hosting DOGA (yoga w/your dog) at 8:00 a.m. Sunday; FREE registration  
 
Join in for the fun at any time! WHS’s goal is to find homes for 150 animals, and they can’t do it without community support.  Learn more at http://www.wihumane.org/news/24houradoptathon.aspx
 

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