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Help Your Critters Beat the Heat

If you’re in the PNW, you’re likely still in shock over those 100+ degree days in late June.  We aren’t built for those here!  As humans, we can take a number of steps to increase our comfort on hot days, but let’s be sure to remember our furry friends.  Cats and dogs (and bunnies too)…
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Community Partner Spotlight
Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation (AARF)

Our partner highlight this month is our friends at Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation, or adorably abbreviated: AARF.  Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation is dedicated to supporting and promoting the preservation and well-being of all animals, wherever the need exists. AARF’s focus is to be a constant and powerful source of information and assistance for…
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Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Each spring thousands of kittens are born, adding to the millions of cats already housed in a shelter setting.  That means our local shelters and foster-based rescue groups have many adorable kittens to choose from in addition to older, more mellow cats.  A term used regularly in animal welfare is “kitten season” and while it…
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Pet Behavior Help Resources

Chewing and digging are normal dog behaviors. But if you’re coming home to chewed shoes, gnawed furniture legs or gouges around the door frame, your dog could be suffering from separation anxiety.  Destructiveness is a common anxiety symptom that can include chewing, digging and scratching household objects around the home. Some dogs will also carry…
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RAVS

We love to feature other hardworking community partners, and this month’s partner is Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS).  Rural Area Veterinary Services is a non-profit veterinary outreach program combining community service and veterinary mentorship to bring free veterinary services to underserved rural communities where poverty and geographic isolation make regular veterinary care inaccessible. While RAVS…
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Timid Pets: What this means and how you can help

President Franklin Roosevelt said in his inauguration speech, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” At this time, the country was in the middle of the worst depression it had ever experienced, but his words can certainly apply to many situations in current time. He further described that fear as “nameless, unreasoning,…
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