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Racine & Me: Matching Challenge for New Animal Shelter, Protecting Pets in Winter, New Bow Tie for Black History Month, Build-A-Bow (2/3/2019)

Racine & Me: Matching Challenge for New Animal Shelter, Protecting Pets in Winter, New Bow Tie for Black History Month, Build-A-Bow (2/3/2019)

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Matching Challenge for New Animal Shelter

The Wisconsin Humane Society is raising money for a new animal shelter in Racine County and an anonymous donor just pledged to match donations. The President & CEO of WHS, Anne Reed, tells us about the 500k Matching Challenge. She also shares the vision for the new shelter and explains why it’s needed.


Protecting Pets in Winter: What Really Works?

You’ve heard the reminders: “Make sure to protect your pets in the cold.” Now see what works well. CBS 58 Morning News anchor Jessica Tighe brings her dog to the studio to show you dog coats, boots, paw wax, and more. Get expert advice from the Wisconsin Humane Society and see which items Baxter gives “two paws up.”


New Bow Tie for Black History Month

February is Black History Month and now there’s an inspirational bow tie for it. The CEO & Founder of Build-A-Bow, 12-year-old Alex Hart-Upendo of Racine reveals it on this week’s show. He also shows us how he creates his unique accessories and how his bow ties bring awareness to bullying.


Build-A-Bow Boy: From Homeless to Business Owner

He’s not even a teenager yet, but Alex Hart-Upendo is impressing people around the country. The Racine student is an entrepreneur, an author, and the boy behind Build-A-Bow. His story is inspirational. Alex and his mother share how they went from homeless to business owners.

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