Topic: Animals

Yoshi O’Connor is Animal Protection Society Volunteer of the Month

Written on May 6, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Yoshi O’Connor as the APS-FH Volunteer of the Month for May 2021. Yoshi began volunteering to help socialize cats at the animal shelter in October 2020. The focus of her volunteer efforts soon shifted to the  Continue Reading

Adopt ‘Kissy’ Large Breed Mix at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

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

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 6 months Sex: Male Breed: Large Breed Mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Troy boy is pure joy! This gentle giant has the heart to match his size. He has a lot of love to give and is in need of someone to share it with. At six  Continue Reading

Adopt Youthful Cat with ‘Slight Head Tilt’ at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

Written on April 27, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 1.5 years Sex: Female Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Tuxedo Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/ Annika is a total goofball! She may “technically” be an adult cat, but she acts like a playful kitten. Not only is she a comedian by nature, but Annika is also extra adorable because she  Continue Reading

The Whale Museum Hosts Online Lecture on Governor’s Orca Task Force Updates

Written on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

What Happened with the Group’s Recommendations?   From The Whale Museum The Whale Museum will host a lecture on orca policy updates and the new commercial whale-watching licensing program at 6 p.m., April 28 online.  Julie Watson from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife will discuss progress since the governor’s Orca Task Force delivered  Continue Reading

Adopt 2-year-old Cattle Dog Mix Morgana at Friday Harbor Animal Shelter

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

From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 2 years Sex: Female Breed: Cattle Dog mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ Morgana is the sweetest, good girl looking for her forever home! She arrived from Mexico with several other dogs about one month ago, but we don’t understand why she hasn’t been chosen yet! Morgana can be  Continue Reading

Bird Watch at the San Juan Island Sculpture Park

Written on April 15, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the San Juan Island Sculpture Park Join us from 9-11 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 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 21. Phil Green, a local bird enthusiast  Continue Reading

Adopt Magical Feline At Animal Protection Society Of Friday Harbor

Written on April 13, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: approximately 1 year old Sex: Male Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Brown Tabby Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/ Meet Sorcerer! A magical little feline who casts love spells on everyone he meets…as well as his ultra-soft coat! Sorcerer is a charming, friendly, young cat looking for his forever family. He is  Continue Reading

New Children’s Book Features Orcas Conservation On San Juan Island

Written on April 11, 2021 at 10:09 am, by

From Twisted Orca Twisted Orca released “I am 99” April 6, the latest in a series of books designed to encourage a love of marine conservation in children. “I am 99” brings children from all over the world to Friday Harbor, Washington as they join Sailor-Lyn’s mission to save the endangered orcas she loves so  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Presents Pet Of The Week

Written on April 7, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 5 years Sex: Female Breed: Mystery mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Look into my eyes…deeper, deeper…that’s it…do you feel your heart swelling? That’s very good. Ok! Now that Libby has successfully gotten your attention and you have most likely fallen in love with her, we can tell  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Pet Of The Week

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

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximatly 2 years Sex: Male Breed: Shepherd mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application/ Cisco is the sweetest little buddy! Weighing in at just under 40 lbs, he is the perfect medium-sized dog! Cisco is a recent arrival to the shelter and is still a bit worried, but is very  Continue Reading

‘Chainsaw’ Orca Seen Near Henry Island

Written on April 1, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Center For Whale Research The Center For Whale Research’s 15th orca encounter in 2021 was on March 29 and brought sightings of the whale “Chainsaw.” The whales were still heading quickly north toward Henry Island in loosely spread groups. Our first pass was a semi-backlit one with a lot of whales coming up at  Continue Reading

SeaDoc Society Releases Podcast On Orcas

Written on March 25, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From SeaDoc Society Southern resident killer whales are looking directly at extinction if things don’t change. They are emotionally intelligent animals with complex family dynamics and a deep spiritual connection to the tribes and first nations who’ve been in the Salish Sea since time immemorial. In this limited podcast series called Pod of Orcas: A  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Presents Pet Of The Week

Written on March 23, 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 Sweet salutations, Berenjenna! Jenna made the big journey all the way from Mexico to us, to find her forever home here in the Pacific Northwest. This little lover has already been through a lot in life, but  Continue Reading

Celebrate Earth Day Throughout April In San Juans

Written on March 21, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Stewardship Network of the San Juans “Here we all are, with nothing but our wit and our will to save the world.” – Samuel L. Jackson. We might not have a vibranium shield, a fancy metal suit designed by Tony Stark, or a hammer only we can lift, but we can still be  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Presents Pet Of The Week

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

From Friday Harbor Animal Protection Society Age: Approximately 1-year-old Sex: Male Breed: Chihuahua Mix Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/canine-application Ozzy is a fun-loving, playful Chihuahua mix looking to find his equally fun, forever family. His favorite game is tug-of-war, but he doesn’t stop there, he also enjoys a good game of fetch, zoomie challenge, squeak offs, the toy  Continue Reading

St. Patrick’s Day Online Auction To Support Animals

Written on March 13, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Kanaka Bay Trading Company This online auction will be highlighting one-of-a-kind items that will be offered by artists, collectors, artisans and individuals who support animal welfare organizations on San Juan Island and other communities. The auction is open through St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. View the auction here. The entire proceeds from these items  Continue Reading

Center for Whale Research Confirms Female Calf

Written on March 10, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Center for Whale Research J58 is a girl! The Center for Whale Research is pleased to confirm that J41’s calf, J58, is female. This approximately 6-month-old calf was born in September 2020. Jeanne Hyde photographed J58 from shore on March 6. The calf was rolling, showing her underside, which revealed her gender. New females  Continue Reading

Volunteer Creates 958 Masks, Raises $8K For Animal Shelter

Written on March 9, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Jim O’Brian of San Juan Island as the volunteer of the month for March 2021. Since October 2015, Jim has volunteered his time doing basic building maintenance, acting as a parking attendant for many fundraisers, and  Continue Reading

Meet Biscuit, The 10-Month Texas Tabby

Written on March 8, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: 10 months Sex: Female Breed: Domestic Shorthair, Dilute Orange Tabby Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application/ Meet Biscuit! Originally from Texas, she is a southern girl with that sweet, southern charm…she just doesn’t know it! Biscuit is working on gaining her self-confidence; she will need to find a patient, friendly family  Continue Reading

First Calf Born To Southern Resident L Pod In Two Years

Written on March 1, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Center for Whale Research The Center for Whale Research is thrilled to confirm that a new calf, L125, has been born into the Southern Resident killer whale community. Following word that J, K, and L pod were in Haro Strait, CWR dispatched two boats with field researchers to photo-identify the new calf and  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Creates Spay/Neuter Clinic for Low Income

Written on February 26, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor On Feb. 23, coinciding with World Spay Day, The Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor announced the launch of the APS-FH Spay/Neuter Clinic. According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, “cost is the reason most often cited by owners for not having their  Continue Reading

Animal Protection Society Presents Pet Of The Week

Written on February 25, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor Age: Approximately 6 years Sex: Male Breed: Domestic Longhair Application: www.apsfh.com/adoption-program/feline-application Shadow is an awesome cat that is full of personality and has a real zest for life! He had a difficult start living on the streets of Yakima, but has made his way over to San  Continue Reading