Topic: Animals

Pet Food Pantry Program Robbed! Community Steps Up

Written on March 17, 2020 at 11:38 am, by

We hear from the Animal Protection Society, a harrowing story with a happy ending… If you do not know, sometime between Friday 2/28 and Wednesday 3/4 the APS-FH Pet Food Pantry Program, that serves San Juan Island families who struggle to feed their furry family members, was robbed.  Volunteers arrived Wednesday morning and were shocked  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 9, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Single, mostly-white female seeks companionship, snacks and fashion advice from a like-minded individual.  If you like spunky girls who are fond of treats and like to dress up for fancy occasions, we should meet.  I’m Jackie-O…a fancy, yet simple girl.  I like snuggling on the sofa, reading Bride magazines and watching British murder mysteries on  Continue Reading

Volunteers of the Month: Melina and Ottilie

Written on March 5, 2020 at 5:27 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Melina Lagios and her canine companion, Ottilie are the March Volunteers of the Month. Melina and Ottilie have been volunteering at the shelter for several months for doggie play dates and socialization.  Thanks so much, Melina and Ottilie, for making a difference in  Continue Reading

APSFH’s 13th Annual Mardi Paws “Spay”Ghetti Dinner

Written on February 28, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Dr. Sonja Webster and the Islands Veterinary Clinic staff were some of the over 100 San Juan Island community members to celebrate World Spay Day, Mardi Paw style, at the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor’s 13th Annual “Spay”ghetti Dinner at the Mullis Center on Tuesday, February 25th. Event highlights included the delicious “spay”ghetti, Caesar  Continue Reading

Mardi Paws ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner

Written on February 18, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

APS-FH Celebrates World Spay Day with Mardi Paws Themed 13th Annual ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner Tuesday, February 25th Every February shelters and pet rescue organizations world-wide celebrate Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day on the last Tuesday in February. Synonymous with love, February is the perfect time to reflect and celebrate the importance of spaying and  Continue Reading

APS-FH Surgical Suite – First Surgeries

Written on February 11, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor (APS-FH) held its first surgeries in the shelter’s newly completed Surgical Suite on Tuesday, February 5. Two successful neuters were performed back-to-back by APS-FH Veterinarian Dr. Merriss Waters with assistance by APS-FH Lead Animal Care Technician Dyan Shober. The two young dogs, “Monkey” and “Mr. Magoo,” are recovering  Continue Reading

FHHS Students Promote Tardigrade

Written on February 10, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Do you know what a tardigrade is? If not, it’s time to find out! It could soon become Washington State’s official micro-animal thanks to a partnership between students at Friday Harbor High School, Riverday School in Spokane, Jefferson Middle School in Olympia, along with Lynn Bahrych from the San Juan Islands Conservation District, and Katie  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 10, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

How would like your own personal Cat Cafe, right in the comfort of your very own home? Just think, it would be open at your convenience, serve your favorite drinks and snacks, and always be stocked with your exact choice in books and just the right shows. Wouldn’t it be perfect if the cat there is  Continue Reading

Volunteer Of The Month

Written on February 7, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Julie Duke is February’s Volunteer of the Month. Julie is a graduate of NW School of Animal Massage, and a licensed LAMP and SAMP. She brings her talents of massage to help relieve the stress of shelter life, helping our dogs feel relaxed,  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on February 3, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Rachel Carney is January’s Volunteer of the Month. Rachel has been a loyal volunteer and spends much of her time pampering the shelter cats and helping with the cleaning. Thanks so much, Rachel, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals.  Continue Reading

Vaccine Clinic for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Written on February 1, 2020 at 8:20 am, by

In partnership with Dr. Sonja Webster-Hills and in accordance with the state veterinarian’s requirements, Dr. Alicia McLaughlin, a veterinarian from the Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine (CBEAM) in Bothell, WA, will be offering a vaccine clinic for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) for the San Juan Islands: Date:               February 11th Location:          Islands  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 27, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Is it my eternal optimism or am I sensing spring in the air?  Oh, those fabulous days ahead! I can see it now… Walking on the beach, running at the dog park, sniffing other dogs… Oops, that was my joke of the late-night audience.   So, moving quickly on, let me tell you a little  Continue Reading

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