June 27, 2019
Sweet release: Hawk stuck in power line rescued by WE Energies worker
WASHINGTON COUNTY — After a near-death experience with a power line, a red-tailed hawk was released back into the wild. The hawk’s talon got stuck in a utility pole. It wouldn’t have survived without a whole lot of help. On Thursday, June 27, the bird was released and the man who saved it was there to say goodbye.
After 31 years on the job, We Energies worker Rick Guetzke is pretty good at avoiding shocks. However, back in May, he came face to face with a red-tailed hawk that was dangling upside down, 35 feet in the air from a live power line. Read Entire Report
June 5, 2019
Brook-Falls Warns Pet Owners About Disease-Carrying Ticks
News Anchor: Flea and tick season is starting in Wisconsin as the weather improves, and that can create problems for our pets. Heartworm and Lyme disease are often hard to spot at first. It can even be harder to avoid areas where ticks and fleas can spread the diseases. Ones that we spoke with says the threat underlines the importance of annual check-ups.
Dr. Follett: Often, we see dogs who have been exposed, and it may not be that they have the disease right then. We’ll do a couple other tests to look at them, but it could be that we can talk more about flea and tick prevention for them.
News Anchor: Vets do recommend yearly visits, but if your pet is a rescue, it may be a good idea to have multiple check-ups and also those heartworm tests.
May 13, 2019
Brook-Falls Luxury Pet Resort Breaking Ground
Menomonee Falls-based Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care Inc. in early April broke ground for its new luxury pet resort and doggy daycare facility. Located at N48 W14850 W. Lisbon Road in Menomonee Falls, the 12,000-plus-square-foot facility is being built by Jackson-based Design 2 Construct Development Corp. and will be owned and operated by the animal hospital.
The resort will feature suites – not cages – for boarding; special housing units for birds, small mammals and exotic pets; a senior center for older dogs; two indoor and two outdoor exercise areas; and large private cat condos with a view of the outdoors.
April 4, 2019
Veterinary clinic to expand, offering luxury pet resort
The addition, which will triple the clinics’ size, will not only include a boarding facility for dogs, cats and exotic animals, but also a dog daycare, said Denise Follett, veterinarian and Brook-Falls co-owner.
“It’s not just the typical doggy daycare, we’re actually going to have some enrichment programs going on,” Follett said. “It’s like a Montessori school for your dog.”
Follett said the dog kennels will have glass on the ceilings that allow for natural light and glass doors, which allow employees to check on pets at all times. However, the kennels will be divided by stone walls for privacy, she added.
March 23, 2019
Brook-Falls vet hospital gives medical care to injured sandhill crane
Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital and Exotic Care, Inc.works with the wildlife rehabilitation groups like the Wanakia Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. This past December an injured adult sandhill crane was taken to Brook-Falls.
After carefully examining the bird and taking x-rays, Brook-Falls veterinarian Dr. Molly Lien discovered a critical injury to its left shoulder and a dislocated left elbow, according to a press release. Unfortunately, because of the seriousness of the injuries, the crane cannot be released back to its natural habitat outside of Richfield, Wisconsin.