Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It was a critter-crammed week for both police departments when they assisted in a slew of animal escapades all across each village.
Both Bayside and Fox Point police had their hands full with a whole barrage of animal incidents well beyond the standard "loose dog" complaints. A Batty Household Here kitty, kitty! Coyotes Coursing Through Town Looking for more weird crime? Check out our collection of strange stories here. Run, Fido, Run!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The North Shore Health Department has received more calls recently regarding bats getting inside homes. Here's a few tips from the Wisconsin Humane Society on dealing with the pesky creatures.
Recently, the North Shore Health Department has noticed an increase in the number of bats getting into homes. As a precaution, be sure to check openings around windows, doors, and attics to ensure your home does not have any entryways for these creatures. Tips from the Humane Society for Safe Bat Handling If a bat has bitten or is suspected of biting a human or animal, it is important to safely contain him and contact your local health department for possible rabies testing. It is vital that you are not bitten by a bat, so use the following precautions. You can find more tips online from the Humane Society, or call their Wildlife Division at 414-264-6257 for more information.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
A roundup of places to be and people to meet in Fox Point and Bayside.
Who said nothing ever happens in Fox Point or Bayside — Patch certainly doesn't think so! Check out all the places to be, things to do and people to see as we look at the week ahead. Election Day is Tuesday From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., voters can hit their local polling places to cast their ballot for the Democratic Primary race. Among others are the two gubernatorial candidates, Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk. Here are the polling places in Fox Point and Bayside: Get all your detailed voter information, video interviews with the gubernatorial candidates and much more on Patch's Wisconsin Recall 2012 page here. Check Out the Bats at SANC Wednesday Join biologist Bill Mueller from the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory for a program on …
Saturday, April 23, 2011
How to protect your family from rabies.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Spring is when the North Shore Health Department starts to see an increase in reports of animal bites to humans. People may get rabies when they are bitten by an animal that is sick with the disease. Although local residents get their pets immunized against rabies, in Wisconsin, skunks and bats are the most likely animals to carry the rabies virus. From 2005-2010, 120 bats tested positive for rabies in Wisconsin. Rabies also has occurred in our state in dogs, cats, foxes, raccoons and livestock. In 2009 and 2010, Bayside and Fox Point residents submitted five animals to the health department for rabies testing, including four bats and one vole. Other communities submitted an additional 10 specimens. All specimens were negative for …