They often say “it takes a village” in reference to raising a child but I think the same goes for raising a shelter. There are so many moving parts and pieces that help to make us successful. The animals might be the reason we come to work but we couldn’t care for them without our staff, our volunteers, the veterinary team we work with and the public who supports our mission. But there are other key players involved, too. Such as the officers who bring strays in, the deputies who work cruelty cases and the Humane Officer.
We are always trying to find new and creative ways to showcase our shelter pets and teaming up with our local law enforcement agency seemed to be the perfect fit! We feature an adoptable animal with a law enforcement officer and help you to see them both in a different light. The sessions take place every few months (currently with more of a gap between shoots due to the pandemic) and are posted to our Facebook page.
We’d love for you to check out this month’s feature, Officer Paul Piskoty of the Wausau Police Department and our very own adoptable Moose!
“It’s that time again!
HSMC has partnered with Wausau Police Department to feature adoptable pets with our men and women in uniform. We find value in highlighting the individuality of our four-legged shelter guests and the two-legged members of our community who are protecting and serving us each day.
Let’s get to know Officer Paul Piskoty and adoptable Moose!
Officer Paul Piskoty has been a Patrol Officer with the Wausau Police Department for 28.5 years and is also a Field Training Officer. His favorite part of the job is the variety of calls and the people he gets to work with- that’s why he’s still doing the job at almost 59 years old! When he isn’t out protecting and serving, he enjoys camping, fishing and hunting (when he finds the time to do them!). Officer Paul supports pet adoption and was happy to be able to take some time out of his day to get to know Moose.
Moose was recently surrendered to the shelter and is a 9.5 year old Cocker Spaniel/ Sheltie mix. He and Officer Paul have something in common- they’re both looking forward to retirement! Officer Paul will be retiring from the department on 4/4/22 and we truly thank him for his years of service to our community. Moose is hoping to retire to a quiet home to enjoy his golden years; he loves everyone he meets but would do best in a home with older children. He is dog and cat friendly but treats will always be number one in his book.
Thank you Officer Paul for your service to our community and for giving your time (and treats) to Moose.