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La Crosse Center
300 Harborview Plaza
La Crosse, WI
- Vaccinate pet dogs, cats, ferrets and livestock for rabies.
- Comply with leash laws and contact local animal shelter associations if help is needed to find homes for stray dogs and cats.
- Stay away from all wild animals, especially those acting abnormally.
- Teach children not to approach any unfamiliar animals.
- Do not keep exotic or wild animals as pets.
- Keep screens in good repair and close any small opening bats could enter.
- Individuals traveling to developing countries where rabies is highly prevalent, or who are at ongoing risk of possible rabies exposure, such as veterinarians and animal control officers, should ask their doctor about receiving pre-exposure rabies vaccinations.
With above average temperatures this summer the PSC recently released some helpful tips for keeping utility bills low, some of which are listed below. For more information about conserving energy, I encourage you to visit www.psc.wi.gov.
Check weather stripping and caulking for leaks around doors and windows.
Use a microwave oven or cook outside instead of using the stove or oven.
Use natural lighting and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Ninety percent of the energy used by an incandescent bulb makes heat.
Close blinds and curtains on hot days.
Install white window shades or blinds to reflect heat away from your house.
For long-term cooling, plant trees/shrubs to shade your house. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25 percent of a typical household’s energy used for cooling.
Place your room air conditioner on the north side of the house. A unit operating in the shade uses up to 10 percent less electricity than the same one operating in the sun.
Whole-house fans help cool your home by pulling air into the house and exhausting warm air through the attic. Most effective when operated at night as the air is cooler outside than inside.
Use cold water for doing laundry and air dry clothes on clotheslines.
Unplug electronics like computers, televisions, and radios when not in use.
Clean and maintain your air conditioner often. Make sure air filters, air intakes, grilles, and radiators are unblocked and clean at all times. Clean dirt and leaves off coils on outdoor units.
When buying new appliances including air conditioners, look for those that are ENERGY STAR rated, which means they are more energy efficient than traditional appliances.
- Read and follow warnings and instructions on fireworks
- Always have a responsible adult supervise children’s fireworks activities
- Be sure people are out of range before lighting fireworks and do not point them at another person
- Make sure to light fireworks on a flat surface free from flammable materials away from the house with a bucket of water handy in case of fire
- Do not leave pets in a car – temperatures can reach to over 120 degrees in less than 10 minutes, exposing them to heat stroke
- Make sure to have ample sources of water for both drinking and to splash around in
- Keep sick, elderly or overweight pets inside
- Avoid strenuous exercise – when walking your dog, try to avoid the hottest part of the day between 12 and 4 PM
- Take care when leaving a pet in a home without air conditioning – if you can, put them in a basement where it tends to be cooler and use fans to circulate the air
1. The flag should be folded in its customary manner.
2. It is important that the fire be fairly large and of sufficient intensity to ensure complete burning of the flag.
3. Place the flag on the fire.
4. The individual(s) can come to attention, salute the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and have a brief period of silent reflection.
5. After the flag is completely consumed, the fire should then be safely extinguished and the ashes buried.
6. Please make sure you are conforming to local/state fire codes or ordinances
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