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Humane Society needs help preparing for an abundance of kittens

Humane Society needs help preparing for an abundance of kittens

 

Spring is the time of year an abundance of kittens arrive at the Spokane Humane Society. To prepare themselves for the hundreds of homeless kittens that will need their help this season, the Spokane Humane Society has planned ways to raise funds and interest throughout the month of April.

 

From April 1st through April 16th, the Spokane Humane Society will have donation bins at both Northwest Seed and Pet locations.

 

According to the Humane Society, items needed for for the care of these foster kittens are as follows:

  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
  • Heating Pads
  • Pate` style wet kitten food
  • Bottles
  • Small Litter Pans
  • Nutrical
  • Mineral Oil
  • Pure Lemon Juice
  • Small Blankets Recycled plastic containers (for pet food)
  • Karo Syrup
  • Baby Rice Cereal
  • Small dishes
  • Powdered Goats Milk
  • Laxatone
  • Gallon zip lock bags

 

Spokane Humane Society offering discounted spay and neuter rates for cats during the month of March

Spokane Humane Society offering discounted spay and neuter rates for cats during the month of March

 

The Spokane Humane Society is encouraging cat owners to "Beat the Heat" by having their felines fixed to prevent unwanted litters from being born this spring.

 

Spring is just around the corner and area shelters including the Spokane Humane Society will soon become overwhelmed with requests to take unwanted pregnant cats and newborn kittens.

 

Because of this, the Spokane Humane Society is offering special spay and neuter rates during the month of March. Female cats can be spayed at their clinic for only $35 and males can be neutered for $25.

 

“Female cats can have as many as three litters a year, and kittens can breed as young as four months old,” said Dave Richardson, Executive Director at the Spokane Humane Society. “While kittens are cute, there are simply too many unwanted cats and not enough homes."

 

Spokane Humane Society asks for more volunteers in 2015

Spokane Humane Society asks for more volunteers in 2015

According to the Spokane Humane Society, welcoming a New Year offers a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Because of that, the humane society is asking people who have considered volunteering to make the shelter part of their New Year's resolutions.

 

“Volunteering at our shelter is a great way to help animals” said Dave Richardson, Executive Director, “Whether you walk dogs, cuddle kittens, file papers, fund raise, clean or play with the cats, you can make a huge difference in the lives of our animals.”

 

The Spokane Humane Society said by giving their time, volunteers can help care for the shelter's animal until they can find good homes, which will allow for more animals to be helped throughout the year.

 

By volunteering, you can help us care for our animals until they can find good homes and  allow us to care for even more animals in 2015. “Clearly, volunteers make a huge difference in the success of our shelter,” Richardson said.

 

Mt. Spokane crews find an unusual surprise near top of mountain on Monday

Mt. Spokane crews find an unusual surprise near top of mountain on Monday

When skiers take to Mt. Spokane, there are a few things they don't necessarily expect to see at the top of the mountain; usually it's safe to say kittens are somewhere on that list. Recently, however, a kitten is exactly what some skiers found.

 

According to Kristin Whitaker, Marketing and Mountain Services Manager, The Mt. Spokane liftie crew found a kitten near the top of the mountain on Monday.

 

“We hear he was chasing skiers and having a good ole time,” she said.

 

As much fun as the kitten may have been having, the amusement certainly would have come to an end due to the cold weather. Whitaker said one of the crew members, Liftie Liz, rescued the kitten from the cold by bringing him down the mountain to the liftie office, and ultimately decided to adopt him.

 

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS provides tips for keeping your pet safe from holiday hazards

Spokane County SCRAPS wants to warn pet owners of the hazards the holidays can bring to your four legged friends.


 

"Things that make the holidays a great time of year - cookies, presents, and a house full of company - can actually be hazards to our four-legged friends," said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. "We advise pet owners to take a minute to make sure their house is pet friendly."


 

According to SCRAPS, here are a few holiday items that can be particularly harmful to pets:


 

  • Holiday Lighting and Candles

SCRAPS said these are especially dangerous to pets that like to chew. Electrical shock can occur when a pet chomps down on an electrical cord, causing tongue lacerations and possible death. SCRAPS suggests using LED candles instead of actual flames and place them into hard-to-reach places so that pets can not access them.


 

  • Gift Wrap Ribbon

SCRAPS Howliday Open House and Clothes for a Cause fundraiser

SCRAPS Howliday Open House and Clothes for a Cause fundraiser

SCRAPS will host its annual Happy Howl-i-day Party and open house on Saturday, December 13, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at their regional facility at 6815 E. Trent in Spokane Valley. 

Everyone is invited, and those in attendance will be treated to cookies, cocoa, and a tour of the kennels and cages. SCRAPS will also have information about making treats for pets, safety information for the holidays, and special gift bags for pets will also be available. 

This year, SCRAPS has also partnered with Clothes for the Cause, a fund raising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash. Clothing and textiles will be accepted at SCRAPS throughout the day.  This includes bedding, stuffed animals, drapes, purses, belts and towels in any condition.  No household items or electronics will be accepted.

SCRAPS says this “trash” will be turned into treasures like dog beds, pencils, and playground flooring. Donations will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All proceeds from the collection go to the SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund.

Spokane Humane Society under voluntary quarantine

Spokane Humane Society under voluntary quarantine

The Spokane Human Society is placing itself under a voluntary, 14-day quarantine after receiving two animals infected with deadly and highly contagious diseases at the shelter.

The quarantine began immediately after a 1-year-old dog tested positive for Parvovirus and a 5-month-old kitten tested positive for Feline Distemper. Both are highly contagious viral diseases and are potentially life-threatening to their hosts.

“The closure will allow our cats and dogs to be properly observed,” said Executive Director Dave Richardson. “Our first priority is the health and well-being of the animals in our care at the shelter. Taking this measure will help reduce the chance of spreading the disease. We ask for the public's patience and understanding.”