Kitten sleeping on bed with tiny pillow



AUBURN – Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and the senior dogs at Auburn Valley Humane Society (AVHS) are among the winners. AVHS in Auburn is one of 78 animal welfare groups chosen from 344 applicants to receive a grant…
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Pet Wellness Appointments

The exciting news from Northwest Spay and Neuter Center is that we are now offering pet wellness appointments!  We began to operate a non-profit wellness clinic within our existing facility to ensure all pet owners have access to low-cost veterinary care like affordable vaccinations, microchips, dewormer, and flea prevention.  Our clinic is staffed by licensed…
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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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