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Dental Care is Prevention Care

Dental Care is Prevention Care

February 29, 2024

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and untreated dental problems can result in severe pain.  Regular wellness exams by your veterinarian can be an important part of spotting, diagnosing and treating issues before they turn into something much bigger.  At Northwest Spay and Neuter Center, wellness and dental care…

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Donations, Dental, and Adoption

Donations, Dental Services, and Adopting

February 8, 2024

Donations Wondering How to Help? Donations are necessary for almost all nonprofit organizations to operate, but this is especially true for animal rescue organizations and shelters. With so many homeless dogs and little to no support from the government, private donations are the backbone of shelters and clinics like Auburn Valley Humane Society and Northwest…

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August 15, 2022

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

July 11, 2022

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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Cute Cat

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June 11, 2021

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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Timid Pets: What this means and how you can help

April 7, 2021

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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Merger Annoucement

February 10, 2021

Secretary of State, Kim Wyman has issued a Certificate of Merger, effective January 29th, 2021 for Auburn Valley Humane Society and Northwest Spay and Neuter Center.  The two organizations have a natural synergy, and the forecast for this collaborative merger is a big win for the Washington State animal welfare community.  The merged organization can…

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Dog on Concrete

National Lost Pet Prevention Month

July 13, 2020

Did you know that each year, approximately 10 million pets are lost in the United States? It’s even more astonishing to know that of those animals, its estimated that 80% of them are not found or return home. Spaying or neutering your pet greatly reduced the risk of your pet roaming away from home. An…

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K 9 officer Hanz

K9 Officer Hanz Retires

May 18, 2020

Last month, a very special member of the Pierce County Sheriff’s department, and a familiar snout around Whiskers Wine and Dine, hung up his vest and badge after many years of faithful service to the residents of Pierce County. Our beloved K9 Hanz retired from the Sheriff’s Department after serving for over 6 years on…

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April Showers are Bringing May Flowers

May 18, 2020

With increased time at home, perhaps you’ve had the chance to plant that garden that has been on the home improvement list for some time now.  If you have pets at home, it’s important to know that while beautiful, not all plants are safe for all pets. The weather has turned sunny and warm, and…

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