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Police look for dog that bit 1-year-old

Police look for dog that bit 1-year-old

Janesville police are looking for the public's help in finding a stray dog that bit a child on Wednesday.

The dog bit a 1-year-old child at the Fourth Ward Park, police said. The dog is described as medium-size with longer brown hair and floppy ears.

Officials ask anyone with information about the incident to contact Janesville police at 608-755-3100.

VIDEO: Large cat spotted on Janesville's south side

A large cat that might be a cougar was spotted on Janesville's south side Sunday night, according to Janesville police.

Police said residents at 3490 Tennyson Drive spotted the cat at 807 p.m. about 300 yards east of their home.

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"You could just tell it was not a house cat. It was pretty large. It wasn't a deer. It had a very long tail," said Rocky Decker, who lives in the neighborhood. "I didn't believe it at first because it had a white chest. You could see a black stripe on its tail. We looked it up on the Internet, looked at pictures and definitely knew it was a cougar then."

Decker and a neighbor searched the area Sunday night after losing sight of the large cat to try to track where it was going and to make sure it didn't roam into the neighborhood, but were unable to find it.

Police look for information on dog that bit man

The Janesville Police Department is looking for information on a dog that bit a man Tuesday morning, according to a release.

The bite happened around 10 a.m. in the area of Main and Racine streets, officials said. The man noticed a stray dog and went to pet it, but the dog bit him in the hand.

The dog was last seen running eastbound from East Racine Street toward Main Street, according to the release.

It is described as a German shepherd type dog with mostly black and some brown fur, and weighing 70-80 pounds, officials said. The dog was wearing a blue nylon collar that buckles, with a blue tag on it.

It is not known if the dog was male or female, according to the release.

Officials ask anyone with information on the dog to contact the Janesville Police Department and reference incident JV1428496.

Nationwide event helps shelter find homes for more than 100 pets

Nationwide event helps shelter find homes for more than 100 pets

During the nationwide Maddie’s Fund Free Adoption Event this weekend, the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin helped all of its adoptable dogs, cats and kittens find homes, according to a release.

The humane society, located in Janesville, completed more than 100 free adoptions, officials said.

"This event really matches our mission of helping pets go home again," said Brett Frazier, executive director of the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. "Pets belong in homes, not a shelter. We saw a tremendous response from families waiting to open their hearts and homes to a new pet. It’s a great measure of success and very rewarding to all of us to know so many animals are in homes and not here."

As a part of the free adoption, Maddie's fund donated $500 to $2,000 per pet; money that will help the shelter to continue to rescue animals

Rock County Humane Society to unveil new name

The Rock County Humane Society will host an open house unveiling its new name, logo and website March 28 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The open house will feature presentations on the new name, a look at the organization’s new website, staff tours, a question-and-answer session and reception following. The open house will be at 222 S. Arch Street, Janesville.

"This is a monumental day for our organization, our staff, board, volunteers, for the pets we help, and for our community,” said Executive Director Brett Frazier.  

Janesville police find pitbull that bit child

Janesville police impounded pitbull that bit a child at 2225 Pioneer Road Wednesday morning.

Officials said the child sustained lacerations to their nose, right eye and jaw area.

The dog’s name is Marley and is described as an American Pitbull that was wearing a Green Bay Packers collar, police said. Marley is mostly white with some smaller brown spots and weighs approximately 100 pounds.

The dog got out of its residence just after biting the child, according to a release.

Rock Co. Humane Society has new leadership, new focus

Rock Co. Humane Society has new leadership, new focus

There's a shift in leadership and a new focus at the Rock County Humane Society.

"I would say this is the first step in a new vision for the humane society," said Executive Director Brett Frazier.

Plans are underway to open a satellite adoption center inside Petco in Janesville.

"Everyone knows we used to have a satellite location in Mounds here in Janesville and we're actually talking right now about ways to get our cats located over there as well," said Frazier.

Frazier stepped into the position of executive director about six weeks ago. He said their first order of business is getting more of their adoptable pets out of their shelter and into the community.
Frazier said getting the animals into the community will increase their chances of being adopted. This will also free up space at their current facility, which is usually full.