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Pet of the Week: Riley

Riley, a 3-month-old Labrador Retriever mix, is the pet of the week. The mild-tempered puppy came to the Wisconsin Humane Society from an over-crowded shelter. Staff says she's laid back but will still need plenty of exercise. She will be a medium to large sized dog. She's already started on house training and walks great on a leash.

Allie Christman of the Wisconsin Humane Society says she will fit best in "a loving family who's prepared to give her a happy life, I think, would be great. She is so loving." 

Adoptions are only a small portion of what the Humane Society does, but they are proud of a successful year. In 2015, the Wisconsin Humane Society found homes for 10,405 animals. They helped nearly 5,000 wild animals through the wildlife rehabilitation center, and they helped reunite 575 lost animals with their families. 

It was also a big year because in 2015, the Humane Society opened Milwaukee's first high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter clinic. The clinic is located in West Allis at Lincoln and National. 

"That's another thing we're hugely proud of because the only way to reduce animal overpopulation is to stress the importance of spay-neuter to people and really make that affordable to them," said Christman.

Christman says finances are the biggest barrier to getting pets spayed and neutered. 

To learn more a bout Riley or any other adoptable pets at the Wisconsin Humane Society call (414) ANIMALS.

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