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Dogtown: Holiday Open House is Saturday, Dec. 8

Dogtown: Holiday Open House is Saturday, Dec. 8

The shelter’s Holiday Open House is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 8. This is the main fundraiser each year for the Emergency Medical Fund, which provides assistance for cats and dogs that need veterinary care beyond the minimum spay and neuter that the shelter provides. Cats that arrive with broken legs or dogs who come

Dogtown: Take a fuzzy friend home for the holidays

The frosty mornings and early sunsets are a good reminder that we really are heading for winter, despite the lovely sunny afternoons. Preparations  for winter at the shelter include a nice new load of pine chips in our play yard (because it really will rain someday), gathering donations for the annual Holiday Open House, and

Dogtown: Let Gloria come a-walkin’ down your street

This has been a big week for the shelter’s longest canine resident, Gloria. Gloria has been at the shelter since Dec. 23. That’s a long time to be in a kennel, even with warm floors, regular meals and a daily walk. Gloria is easy to overlook. She is in an end kennel, another mostly black

Dogtown: Impressive results with ‘wild child’ dogs

I mention the shelter volunteers a lot in this column. This dedicated group of dog walkers and cat fanciers makes a big difference in the lives of the animals at the shelter. There is plenty of statistical evidence that shows a positive correlation between volunteer hours and adoption rates at shelters. It’s not surprising that the

Dogtown: Meet Jerry & Squash, two joyful fuzzy fellows

The combined forces of shelter staff, volunteers, Redwood Pals and a supportive community resulted in a successful “Clear the Shelter” promotion over the last two weeks!  The shelter manager wanted to be in a position to assist the Weaverville shelter if fires caused them to have to evacuate. With the Humboldt shelter already filled beyond