Topic: Animals

Eagle and Crows

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Kevin Holmes shares this photo of an eagle apparently not bothered by all the crows trying to antagonize him. Great photo – Thanks Kevin!

Pet of the Week

Written on July 16, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Roosevelt here. But you can call me “Rosie”. All my friends here at the animal shelter do. I’m a true cat of distinction. Intelligent, elegant and refined. Life on the inside isn’t that bad, but I’d be inclined to blow this popsicle stand if the right home comes along. I think you’ll find me excellent  Continue Reading

Pupping Season for Harbor Seals

Written on July 13, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

This story is shared with you from the Whale Museum… It’s July, which means harbor seal pupping season is underway in the San Juan Islands and much of the Salish Sea! Keep an eye out for pups on beaches and around harbors. Recently, San Juan County Marine Mammal Stranding Network interns responded to the pup  Continue Reading

Cute Wild Kids

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Wolf Hollow shares this with you… There is no doubt about it, baby wild mammals are cute, and bring out the nurturing instinct in people, who then feel the need to get closer to them and feed and “care” for them. Why is that a problem? It’s all to do with what they learn when  Continue Reading

New Orca ID App

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Want to Identify an individual whale? You’re in luck, there’s now an app for that! Hundreds of thousands of people come to the Pacific Northwest every year to take in our natural beauty, and with hopes of seeing our most popular marine life resident: Orcas (killer whales). The Center for Whale Research (CWR) has been  Continue Reading

Community Pet Food Bank Opening

Written on July 7, 2018 at 5:20 am, by

APS Treasure Hounds and the Animal Protection Society are proud to announce the opening of the APS-FH Pet Food Pantry….a community pet food bank to help keep pets in their homes by providing pet food for families in need. The Pet Food Pantry will be located at the Treasure Hounds store at 365-C Spring Street  Continue Reading

Take a Seat for Animals – Chair Auction

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor would like to invite you to “Take a Seat for Animals” at their upcoming fundraiser on July 20, “Take a Seat for Animals – A Wine Tasting and Painted Chair Auction”. This “Chair-ity” event will feature over 30 one-of-a-kind, hand-painted chairs, created by island artists. Maryhill Winery will  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 2, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

It’s true. Cats know what you’re thinking and feeling. We know your fondest desires and deepest emotions. We know your likes and dislikes; your hopes and your dreams. We don’t care, but we know. My name is Beatrice and if you’re in need of a friend, I’m a very good listener. You can tell me  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on June 29, 2018 at 7:21 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce Myla Sowder Settles is the Volunteer of the Month for June. Myla has been volunteering at the animal shelter for several months and is a favorite of all the pets there, as well as staff. Myla can be counted on to help walk dogs,  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 25, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Hello Friday Harbor. Allow me to introduce myself. I am “Buns”.   I’ve just arrived in the world but I’ve already made up my bucket list. Here it is: Catch the red dot Climb to the top of the screen door Visit the cat toy factory Try catnip. At least once Run for president of the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 18, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Dirt? What dirt? I may have recently taken part in some soil testing, but I don’t know anything about dirt. My name is “Cookie” and I’ve just arrived here, hoping to find my forever sofa…. er, that is, “HOME”. I’m just two years old and folks tell me I have lovely manners. Why don’t you  Continue Reading

Orca Sing 2018

Written on June 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas.  This year’s event is the 19th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, Fred West and Seattle’s City Cantabile Choir will  Continue Reading

J’s and L’s are Back

Written on June 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm, by

Captain Hobbes Buchanan of San Juan Island Whale & Wildlife Tours writes to let you know some of the southern residents are back… Hey San Juan Update, So on Saturday we had over 40 transient orca killer whales in our area, and most of them went by the entrance to Friday Harbor – a big  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 11, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Allow me to speak freely. My name is Vegas and although I am clearly a cat, and a handsome one at that, I do not enjoy the company of other cats. I find them tedious and often insipid. This puts me at a disadvantage here at the animal shelter, you see. Here, they expect me  Continue Reading

Swallow Nests

Written on June 8, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

  Swallows are wonderful to watch and they eat huge numbers of flying insects, including mosquitoes and other biting insects, so we all benefit from having them around. But they also like to build their nests under the eaves of houses, which can result in splotches of white swallow poop on our decks or patio  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Listen. We did not get out of bed this morning to be mediocre. We got up to face the world head on, with a smile on our faces and a zest for life! I, for one, think you’ll find life “zestier” with a true friend by your side. Plus, let me remind you; a good  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 28, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Darlings, I am of the opinion that people who do not like cats will come back in their next life as mice. If you concur, please get in touch. My name is Helen and I am currently waiting to meet my new admirers at the animal shelter. Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor 111 Shelter  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Trust me. I am the only thing that stands between the vacuum cleaner and your entire family’s safety. That monster with the long, long tail does not stand a chance against me. Your hideous ordeal is over. I will protect you from the beast and be your best friend, confidante and cuddle-buddy! My name is  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 14, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Joey: “Bandit, how did we end up in an animal shelter in Friday Harbor?” Bandit: “I’m not sure, Joey, but I hear the folks are very nice here and everyone loves dogs.” Joey: “Even little, chubby dogs?” Bandit: “Especially little, chubby dogs! Remember what I told you – the more you weigh, the harder you  Continue Reading

Tiny Fawns

Written on May 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Wolf Hollow shares this notice with you about tiny fawns… This is the time of year when we receive lots of calls at Wolf Hollow from people who find small fawns all alone and are concerned because they’re not with their Mom. But a young fawn lying curled up in the grass on its own  Continue Reading

APSFH Volunteers of the Month

Written on May 11, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce the Volunteers of the Month for April are the six women pictured above; the all-volunteer staff of “Treasure Hounds”, the animal shelter’s new upscale retail store located at 365-C Spring Street in Friday Harbor (next to the bowling alley). These hard-working ladies are available  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

…And I pray, please lead me not into temptation…. oh heck, just follow me. I know a really good short cut. My name is Verna and I’m not going to lie. I’m naughty. Sometimes I can’t resist digging the tiniest amount of dirt in the play yard and I have been known to peruse the  Continue Reading

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