Watch sled dogs at work Feb. 8 in Williams Bay

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CSI Media staff | February 5, 2015

Learn about sled dogs and see a demonstration of their pulling capabilities from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in Williams Bay. Demos will be held at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Adopt A Husky will have an information booth as well as merchandise on sale as a fundraiser.

Come and learn about the dogs and watch the demonstration on the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy trails off Wisconsin Highway 67 in Williams Bay.  

Contact Harold Friestad for more information at [email protected].

Huskies were originally bred by the Chukchi people in Siberia to pull heavy loads long distances through difficult conditions. They aided in the Chukchi people's survival by traveling over ice and snow to fish, for general transportation and to keep warm in extremely cold temperatures.

In 1908, huskies were brought to Alaska to be used as sled dogs during the gold rush. In 1915, Leonhard Seppala, a Norwegian musher, won his first All-Alaska Sweepstakes, a 408-mile dog sled race through Alaska, with a team of Siberian huskies.

Adopt A Husky Inc. was founded in 1998 by a small group of volunteers, including Lois Leonard, who were dedicated to finding loving homes for homeless Siberian huskies. AAHI is now led by a six-member board of directors who strive to ensure that Leonard's work continues.

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