Topic: Animals

Wolf Hollow Online Auction

Written on August 4, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Our first online auction is now open! So many items donated by the staff, board, and community supporters of wildlife. Please take some time to check out these wonderful items. You can use your phone and scan the QR code in the flyer at right or click on or copy this link  to check it  Continue Reading

Seal Pups in Full Swim

Written on August 2, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

The first Harbor Seal pup of the year was brought to Wolf Hollow on June 24. She had been seen hanging around anchored boats near Sucia Island for 2 days, trying to suckle on boats and climb onto swim steps. San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network brought her to Wolf Hollow. Usually, the peak  Continue Reading

State Officials Ask You to Check Your Trees for Invasive Insects

Written on August 2, 2021 at 5:42 am, by

Olympia – Are invasive species hiding in your trees? State officials ask you to check trees, lights, outdoor equipment and standing water in your yard for harmful bugs as part of National Tree Check Month in August. “August is the ideal time to look for invasive insects and report any species that seem out of  Continue Reading

Playful Female Chihuahua Mix Available at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

Written on July 19, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: About 1 year old Sex: Female Breed: Chihuahua Mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application Robin is a true party girl at heart. She knows how to have fun, is an excellent tiny dancer, and her high spirits are contagious – assuring to keep the party going long into the  Continue Reading

Birdwatching at the Sculpture Park

Written on July 17, 2021 at 5:39 am, by

To all bird watchers – Please join us at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park this coming Wednesday, July 21st at 8:00 AM, where Phil Green, will again lead our monthly Bird Walk.  So far over 30 species have been identified.  Bring binoculars and mosquito repellent.  The park is located just past the Welcome Arch  Continue Reading

Theater Society hosts August Dog Show for Island Pooches

Written on July 16, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Community Arts Theatre Society “CATS Goes to the Dogs” is the theme of the All-Island Dog Show at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 1, at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in Friday Harbor. The show is sponsored by CATS, the Community Arts Theatre Society, on behalf of the San Juan Community Theatre. Big dogs,  Continue Reading

1-year-old Domestic Shorthair Looking for Patient Owner

Written on July 12, 2021 at 10:10 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: About 1-year-old Sex: Female Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Tortoiseshell Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application If you’re looking for a unique cat, then Tansy just might be your gal! Originally from Tacoma, Tansy was brought into the humane society to be fixed and released back to her cat colony, however, she  Continue Reading

Cindy Hansen is the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter’s Volunteer of the Month

Written on July 8, 2021 at 7:25 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Cindy Hansen as the volunteer of the month for July 2021. Cindy is an island legend, known far and wide for her nurturing abilities of infant kittens of all ages until they are ready for adoption.  Continue Reading

Senior Gray Tabby Looking for Retirement Home in San Juans

Written on June 28, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 10+ years old Sex: Female Breed: Domestic Medium air, Gray Tabby Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application Gracie is a gorgeous, senior feline in search of a purrfect retirement home. As you may have noticed, she is stunningly beautiful with all the grace and composure to match. Gracie is  Continue Reading

Join The Whale Museum for Online Naturalist Training

Written on June 24, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From The Whale Museum We’ve been training marine naturalists since 1994. Our marine naturalist training course is an intensive six-day overview of the natural history of the San Juan Islands and the marine waters of Washington and Southern British Columbia, known as the Salish Sea. Summer’s session will be online July 19-24. This course includes  Continue Reading

Adopt Playful Pitty Mix at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

Written on June 21, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: 1.5 years old Sex: Male Breed: Pitbull and Lab mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ Vader is a crushingly adorable young boy looking for a new home to call his own. He has big dreams of being a sled dog with his powerful muscles, stamina, and ability to mush, mush,  Continue Reading

Preservation Trust Counts up to 30 Western Bluebirds on San Juan Island

Written on June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Preservation Trust The weather has warmed up and bluebird season is upon us.  To date, we estimate the adult Western bluebird population on the island between 26-30 birds. Some birds are still nest building, others are on eggs, and fives clutches have already been banded, with some fledged already. We have  Continue Reading

Bird Watch At The San Juan Island Sculpture Park

Written on June 16, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the San Juan Island Sculpture Park Join us from 8-10 a.m. every third Wednesday of the month through September to watch for our fine feathered friends at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park located next to Roche Harbor Resort. The next event is Wednesday, June 16. Phil Green, a local bird enthusiast and member  Continue Reading

Adopt Orcas Island Stray Indoor Cat at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

Written on June 15, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 4 years old Sex: Female Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Gray Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application Monica is a delightful, beautiful gray kitty looking for a happy new home. Monica was originally brought in as a stray on Orcas Island, however, she was sadly never reclaimed. She is a peaceful,  Continue Reading

Lori Haugen is Friday Harbor Animal Shelter Volunteer of the Month

Written on June 12, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Lori Haugen is the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor volunteer of the month for June 2021. Lori started volunteering for the shelter in February 2021 as a Treasure Hounds retail associate. Lori also volunteers her time helping at the shelter, in the APS-FH Low-Cost Spay and Neuter  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Announces Wildlife Photography Winners

Written on June 2, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Our thanks to everyone who took part in Wolf Hollow’s Earth Month Wildlife Photo Competition during April. There were so many beautiful photos that we had a really hard time selecting a winner in each category. But, after lots of discussions, we finally selected the following winners: Young Photographer:  Continue Reading

Adopt 7-month-old ‘Kissy’ Lab Mix from the Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

Written on June 2, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: 7 months Sex: Female Breed: Lab mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Beware of Kaleesa the kissy monster! If you dare to venture near her den for a meet-and-greet, prepare yourself to be attacked with love, smothered in kisses, and then have your heart stolen. Once she has succeeded  Continue Reading

San Juan County Marine Program Gives Tips for Boaters to be “Whale Wise”

Written on May 30, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Marine Program June is Orca Action Month, a time to celebrate and protect one of our region’s most iconic marine mammals, the Southern Resident orcas. As we launch into summer, the San Juan County Marine Program would like to remind boaters what they can do to be a part of orca  Continue Reading

Call Hotline if You See a Stranded Marine Mammal, Dead or Alive

Written on May 27, 2021 at 6:55 am, by

From the San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network As harbor seal pupping season starts up for us in the islands, San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network wants to remind everyone how to be good marine mammal stewards. If you see an alive or dead stranded marine mammal, please keep your distance, keep other  Continue Reading

Adopt Lab Mix found in Mexican Mountains from San Juan Animal Shelter

Written on May 24, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor Age: 7 Months Sex: Male Breed: Lab Mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Rocky feels like an old soul. With his kind almond eyes, lovable Lab-like face and laid-back nature, it’s easy to forget his days as a stray pup when he was found on the mountain streets near Jocotepec, Mexico. He  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Explains what to do if you Find a Fawn

Written on May 21, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center In the past week, Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has received several calls about newborn fawns, so we know spring fawn season has arrived. May is when most local Black-tailed Deer give birth to their fawns and people become concerned when they find a little fawn, all alone, with  Continue Reading

New Washington State Orca Recovery Coordinator Named

Written on May 18, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office The Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office has named Olympia resident and long-time environmental advocate Tara Galuska to coordinate the state’s orca recovery efforts. As orca recovery coordinator, Galuska will be working with partners to help implement recommendations of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force and tracking  Continue Reading