Animal Q&A Event to Take Place March 7
Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Residents can get answers to their animal-related questions during a special Q&A session on Saturday, March 7.
Marshfield Area Pet Shelter manager Kaitlin Loberg, Ordinance Officer Kayla Wolf, and firefighter/paramedic Matt Wolf will be available to offer their professional knowledge on a variety of topics.
Matt spearheaded the public education event with support from the Marshfield Fire & Rescue department and Public Education Committee.
“It’s a Q&A session because while the objective is to educate the public, I wanted it to be more open discussion with people’s ability to come and go,” he said. “I have found that people learn more when they get more involved. I also thought that this would be a great way to get bring our departments closer.”
As a paramedic and firefighter, he can answer questions on personal safety and injury, as well as what to do in emergency situations.
Matt approached his wife Kayla Wolf, an ordinance officer for the Marshfield Police Department and former animal caretaker at MAPS, to offer her unique perspective.
“I will answer any animal-related questions from an Ordinance Control standpoint,” she said. “Some examples would be how people can go about licensing their animals, animal bites, what our process is for picking up stray animals, animals at large, etc.”
Shelter manager Kaitlin Loberg of MAPS can discuss how the pet shelter contracts with municipalities, the process when animals arrive at the shelter, and the new permanent shelter opening later this year.
“I’m hoping we get a large turnout because I am really interested to find out what questions people have about MAPS,” she said. “I live it every day, so it’s hard for me to know what people are interested in and what they would like to know more about. I’m happy to talk about any aspect of MAPS and looking forward to the community involvement and making myself accessible to answer questions.”
“The wonderful part of all of this is that MAPS, Marshfield Fire and Rescue and Marshfield Police Department all end up working together at some point when animals are involved,” said Kayla. “I think this is a good way for the public to see that.”
The event will take place from 12-4 p.m. at the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library.