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Peggy Race is a volunteer contributor to Best Friends Animal Society and has contributed to the following articles:

Senior cat comforts adopter during cancer treatment

It may have been Brigadier’s toothless smile and endearing head tilt that won over Emily on the slopes that day, but it’s his penchant for snuggling that she especially adores. And those snuggles came in handy when, soon after adopting him, she was diagnosed with cancer.

Looking for a daily dose of laughter and love? You can find it at your local shelter. Adopting a cat isn’t just good for them. It’s good for you, too.

High energy dog, high energy adopter

Rachel says having a dog sharing similar traits has really made for a strong connection. As for Milo, today he’s got his own Instagram account, and he’s taught Rachel a thing or two about herself, including how to be more patient.

Whether you’re seeking a canine couch companion or a running buddy, you’ll find your dog match at your local shelter.

In the News 

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May 5th, 2021

Council gives final approval prohibiting sale of cats, dogs, rabbits in pet stores

Among those speaking in favor of Fort Atkinson adopting restrictions for the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet stores during the “public comment” portion of the meeting were Peggy Race, who described herself as a member of “Bailing Out Benji,” a nonprofit dog rescue organization begun in 2011, which focuses on education about large-scale commercial puppy breeders often called “puppy mills.” 

HSUS Puppy Mill Hero Award Winner

February 15th, 2021

HSUS Puppy Mill Hero Award

Congratulations to Wisconsin's very own Peggy Race for being one of fourteen people to receive the HSUS Stop Puppy Mills Campaign award given to local heroes who have made a difference fighting puppy mills in their communities! Peggy is the Wisconsin Team Leader for the nonprofit organization Bailing Out Benji. Her passion to end the suffering of mill dogs is evident in her successful efforts to pass the first Humane Pet Store Ordinance in Wisconsin.

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July 21, 2021

Whitewater prohibits sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from pet stores

In 2017, Peggy Race adopted one of her dogs, Deputy, a cocker spaniel mix who was surrendered from a puppy mill in Kansas.

Peggy Race urged a Whitewater City Council member to propose an ordinance prohibiting the sale of dogs and cats from pet stores. She wants to reduce the demand for mills that raise animals in inhumane conditions.