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52 | Green Lake magazine 2012 Ready to love and welcome a pet into your home? Adopting from the Green Lake Area Animal Shelter (GLAAS) saves the lives of two animalsthe one you adopt and the one moving into the empty space. The shelters mission is to enhance the lives of animals and people through education, adoption, and compassion. They are an open admission shelter, accepting and placing primarily dogs and cats. If you already have a pet, they offer low-cost spaying, neutering, and microchipping. -ii>vvi>i]>ii]> provides veterinary care for pets. They talk with potential adopters to create successful matches. Most animals end up in shelters not because of abuse or bad behavior, but because of people reasons: divorce, a move, lack of time, or finances.GLAAS relies on donations for vaccina-tions, medicines, heat, utilities, payroll, building maintenance, and veterinary services. Onetime and recurring dona-tions can be made directly on their website with credit and debit cards. A wish list of specific items is also on their website, and includes cleaning, pet, and office supplies.Volunteers are needed for cat and dog socialization, cleaning, office work, and event assistance. The first of their three creative annual fundraisers is Lucky Dog CaTsino Night, April 14. Its an evening of casual gaming with professional dealers and prize raffles at Ripon Colleges Great Hall. Woofstock, June 23 at Deacon Mills Park in Green Lake, is a family-oriented concert in the park event, which includes games and raffles. Dogs and their owners are invited to the Dog Walk on September 15 at Ripons Village Green for dog contests, raffles, and a walk on the Northwestern Trail. Top pledge earn- ers for the walk win fantastic priz- it-ʈʫ>}>iݫ>È] tentatively scheduled to begin in summer 2012. At GLAAS, there are always pets waiting to be your new best friend. Visit in person or online at glaas.org. The shelter is located just east of the intersection of Highways 23 and 49 on Busse Drive. Email adopt@glaas.org or call (920) 294-3042. Jean Cornelius is a freelance writer and pet photographer. jeancorneliuspawtography.com Enhances Lives of Animals and People through Education, Adoption, and Compassion ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEAN CORNELIUS GREEN LAKE AREA Animal Shelter