Tag Archives: Animals

Little lost dogs picked up, need pals (with video of pregnant border collie)

Little lost dogs picked up, need pals (with video of pregnant border collie)

Mad River Union ARCATA – Add to the many lost and abandoned pets needing homes these fresh discoveries in southern Arcata. Do you recognize them? Above, APD is looking for the owner of these two pups. They were found by a citizen near Old Arcata Road. While police check for a microchip, if anyone has

Cole animal cruelty case will be re-tried

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Charles Wesley Cole will stand trial – again – for the alleged felony mistreatment of his dog, known variously as Jackpot, Mr. Nobody and Mr. Know Buddy (the name on his local veterinary records). On the recommendation of the Probation Dept., Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T.

Dogtown: Loki barks so charmingly

Redwood Pals has an exciting fundraiser coming up! The Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are presenting Glitter Critter Bingo as a benefit for Redwood Pals Rescue Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Bayside Grange, 2297 Jacoby Creek Rd. It will feature bingo, a costume contest, prizes and lots of glitter and glamour! Tickets are available at

New state law protects dog rescuers

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union NORTHERN HUMBOLDT – Police and animal shelter staff can tell how hot it is outside just by answering the phone. That’s because even in temperate Northern Humboldt County, hot days generate multiple calls about dogs locked in cars. Bystanders call in their concerns, but until now were powerless to act,

CAF: The Alchemical Equation of Cookie and Chip

I come to you this day with news of a great success, of an experiment surpassing all expectations! A few days past I gathered the moxie to try my hand at one of my great-great-great-great-great-grandmama’s recipes, but my ancestor was not some simple pie-cooking, teapot-coddling, pillow-crocheting housewife, but  a scientist, sorcerer, chef and a cat-loving matriarch,

Sunny Brae vet Doc Woody retires

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – After 41 years treating creatures great and mostly small, Sunny Brae Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Sherwood (Woody) Svarvari – “Doc Woody” to his clients’ owners – is hanging up his stethoscope. The fondly regarded vet will be honored in a retirement celebration this Saturday from 11 a.m.

CAF gets land for huge animal sanctuary, education center

Companion Animal Foundation McKINLEYVILLE – Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) has purchased 18.5 fenced acres from Cara and Jerry Brockhoff with the goal of a future Animal Humane Education Center as well as summer camps for children. The Brockhoffs recently bid a fond farewell to their home, their friends and their beloved Schroeder’s Swamp to make