Topic: Animals

Winter Birding Workshop

Written on January 22, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Whale Museum is holding a “Winter Birding Workshop in the San Juans” in partnership with San Juan Islands Audubon. Taking place the weekend of February 7-9, 2020, the intent is to increase birding skills through field trips and presentations. This workshop is ideal for those wishing to continue their education as a naturalist or  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 20, 2020 at 7:23 am, by

Do you dream of a Dracula cat gracing your sofa? Perhaps even snuggling up with a very handsome fellow who sports his own set of slightly protruding fangs?  Then look no further!   As a general rule, I don’t like to talk about myself (I’m friendly but more of a cuddler than a chatter) but the lady at the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 13, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Did you hear that it’s going to snow? Me too! And do you know the number one best thing in the whole wide world to do when it snows? Go sledding with a long-legged black dog of course! Just think about it – throw a red scarf round my neck and you’ve got next Christmas’  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 5, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Well hello and a Happy New Year to you!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, with all your friends and family around you.  I just love that kind of company myself, the more the merrier in my book!  And if you happen to have made a resolution to spend some quality time with  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on December 29, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Look into my eyes…deeper, deeper… yes that’s it! Beautiful, aren’t they?  I’ve heard it said that I’m quite the catch, the kind of young fella who you can show off to your friends and take home to meet the parents.  So, what’s a keeper like me doing without a forever home? Well I’m not even  Continue Reading

APS-FH Angel Trees

Written on December 27, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Thank You, Island Family For Making The Holidays Bright For Aps-Fh Pets In Waiting It began with a phone call to APS-FH Volunteer Coordinator, Diana O’Brian, mere days before holiday shopping got underway. Two talented island artists, Joelle and Pam Gillette, were on the line suggesting an APS-FH volunteer-hosted Angel Tree to brighten the season  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on December 23, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Well hello, and Happy Holidays! My names Marilyn, though my friends call me The Golden Pearl, and I kinda like that.  By friends I mean the posse of K9’s that traveled way across country with me all the way from Texas on the Project Freedom Ride, we had a blast!  I love singing, heck I  Continue Reading

Home for the Holidays

Written on December 14, 2019 at 12:57 pm, by

Get Your Tissues Ready Many of you in the community know about Cowboy, but for those who don’t, he has been a long-term resident at the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor (APS-FH). Cowboy’s journey home has taken almost two years. He was originally brought in as a stray to a shelter in Modesto, California,  Continue Reading

2020 Dog Licenses Now On Sale

Written on December 9, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The dog licensing season was kicked off in grand fashion at the courthouse last week, when the first dog tag of 2020 was issued to a special “celebrity” canine. Mia, an 8-year old Standard Poodle, escorted by her owner Barbara Wright, received tag #1 at the Auditor’s office. Dog licenses are now available for all  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on December 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Hi, I’m Rock Sorensen and I’m on the board of directors of APS-FH. My wife Judi says I’m housebroken, don’t shed much, I’m cute, I smell nice, and I’m helpful around the house! My fellow board members describe me as smart, passionate about animals, and a fantastic person to work with. So all kidding aside,  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on November 30, 2019 at 8:51 am, by

If I might take up a moment of your time I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Adelaide, named after a city my Mother once visited far away on the other side of the sea. Life’s travels have led us to this island and the lavender farm in the valley, where we have  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on November 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Kristall Detterbeck is the volunteer for the month of December. Krystall has been a loyal volunteer and spends much of her time pampering the shelter cats.  Thanks so much, Krystall, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Your dedication and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on November 24, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

There’s no getting around it – the holidays are on our doorstep. I’ve only a few days until a motley crew of fourteen arrives for wild rice stuffed “Tofurky”, mashed cauliflower, and a plethora of other gems from PUP-KIN PIES to CHERPUMPLE; a triple layer ditty offering BOTH chocolate and white cake stuffed with a  Continue Reading

Treats and Crafts at The Whale Museum

Written on November 18, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

  The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor is a great place to visit in December!   Join us on Saturday, December 7th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm for The Whale Museum’s annual Holiday Open House. Fun for all ages! Enjoy holiday treats & goodies! Sing carols! Make holiday crafts!  Attendees will receive a 10%  Continue Reading

Pet(s) of the Week

Written on November 17, 2019 at 4:05 am, by

Fellow islanders, APS-FH has kitten madness and needs your help! We began our exploration with hundreds of careers and industries on our list. Narrowing down to the right career choice for each of us has proved a difficult task. Let us open with what we’ve crossed off on our “Make a Career Choice” checklist. With  Continue Reading

PADS for Parkinson’s Receives $25,000 in Match Fund Challenge

Written on November 12, 2019 at 6:10 am, by

Great news from PADS… PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the exciting opportunity to receive up to $25,000 in matching funds. This generous match fund has been presented by an anonymous benefactor and will apply to any donation received this giving season. Your support is needed  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on November 11, 2019 at 6:51 am, by

While doing research for my latest vlog episode, “How to Escape from Anywhere, Fast,” I tumbled down the YouTube rabbit hole landing at “Ahhhhhh for 10 Hours”. It’s a 10-hour long YouTube video of a cowboy belting “Ahhhhh!!!”. Can you believe it has 1,332,216 views?! WT-HECK? I’m fairly sure that “Ahhhhhh for 10 hours” was not  Continue Reading

Volunteers of the Month

Written on November 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Chad and Natasha Warmenhoven are the volunteers for the month of November. Chad and Natasha have been loyal volunteers and spend much of their time fostering and bottle-feeding kittens. Thanks so much, Chad and Natasha, for making a difference in the lives of  Continue Reading

4th Annual Thanks”Living” Celebration

Written on November 4, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Saturday, November 23rd, 12pm-3pm Join Island Haven Animal Sanctuary for our 4th Annual Thanks”Living” celebration, featuring our feathered friends.  Enjoy guided tours of the sanctuary, plant-based snacks and drinks, pick up menu suggestions and recipes for a compassionate Thanksgiving meal, and get your 2020 Island Haven calendar, hot off the presses!  If you would like  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Note: it’s a little earlier this year… Saturday, December 14, 2019 From Christmas Bird Hunts to Christmas Bird Counts –119 Years of Counting In 1900 ornithologist Frank Chapman along with other conservationists were disturbed at the slaughter of birds in the annual holiday event called the “side hunt”. The team that shot the most birds  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Fellow Islanders, Much to my chagrin, I report Tiffany, at USPO, delivered news in the form of a Voters Pamphlet. This means our beloved TV programs are soon be the peanut butter in an endless political-ad sandwich, and beautiful Sunday drives will be peppered with signs howling “VOTE FOR [insert candidate/cause here].” I get  Continue Reading

Anna’s Hummingbirds

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Story by Richard Wright In the islands we usually associate hummingbirds with the spring and summer seasons. In mid March our small Rufous Hummingbirds arrive from Mexico to breed in our islands and elsewhere in the NW. By mid August most of our Rufous Hummingbirds return to winter in Mexico. Recently, however, another species of  Continue Reading