Topic: Animals

Pet of the Week

Written on July 24, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Trevor here. You know, the great Nora Desmond once said, “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” I can identify! I’ve been here at the animal shelter for quite a while now, and so far, nobody has noticed me. I am ready for my close-up! Take a good look, because you don’t see  Continue Reading

Springer Has a New Calf!

Written on July 18, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Here’s the latest from the Whale Museum… On June 5th, CetaceaLab spotted Springer (A73) with her second calf off of British Columbia’s north central coast. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) later confirmed the new addition. Springer’s first calf, Spirit was born in 2013. This summer marks the 15th year since Springer was  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 17, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Oscar Wilde once said, “In matters of grave importance, Style, not sincerity is the vital thing.”  My name is Andrew and I like to think I offer both style and sincerity. I’m only about 8 months old, but everyone here at the animal shelter says I’m an “old soul”. I don’t really know what that  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 10, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Hello, Dahlinks. I am Indigo. Just because I am a Russian Blue cat does not necessarily mean I am a spy. However, I’ll admit, I do enjoy listening in on you, especially when I hear the sound of a can opening. That always gets my attention. And, to be honest, I also like watching you.  Continue Reading

Treasure Hounds

Written on July 7, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Looking for just the right furnishings for your home at a reasonable price?  The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites you to visit “Treasure Hounds”, a retail/resale store offering quality, pre-owned furniture, fine art, and home decor.   We also have some beautiful china, glassware, antiques and collectibles.  The store is located at 689  Continue Reading

Raise a Glass for Research

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

The Center for Whale Research is hosting an all day workshop followed by an evening event at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor on July 21st. The workshop will highlight the research that has been conducted by the Center for Whale Research over the last 42 years, and how this research can be translated into conservation  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 3, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Hi! My name is Bobby. Yes, I actually do know where your blanket went. And… I believe you know where the dog treats are kept. Maybe we can make a deal? I’m just a pup, but I’ve already learned a lot in six short months. Do you know that if you say “Jesus” backwards it  Continue Reading

Orca Protectors

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

In this year’s Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, 16 organizations — each dedicated to the protection of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale — will be marching together showing their shared support of the orcas. Our region’s resident orcas —  Continue Reading

Swallow Nests

Written on June 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm, by

Its summer! Swallows are swooping around catching insects and making their nests in your barn, under the eaves of your house or on the light fixture above your back door. Swallows eat huge numbers of flying insects, including mosquitoes and other biting insects and some that are garden pests, so we all benefit from having  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 12, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

Diary of a Cat on the Inside by Mr. Higgins: Day 341 of my incarceration here at the animal shelter. My captors continue to spoil me with every luxury. Soft beds, cat treats, two meals a day. I have many volunteers at my disposal to brush and pamper me. The wardens are kind. I dare  Continue Reading

Keeping them Wild

Written on June 6, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Here’s an announcement for you from Wolf Hollow… As spring babies are born, you might be lucky enough to spot delicate deer fawns, furry fox and raccoon kits and little downy ducklings. Baby wild animals are so cute, and sometimes our natural instinct is to get close to them. However, it is much better for  Continue Reading

Thank you from PADs

Written on June 6, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

All of us involved in Parkinson’s Alert Dogs (PADs for Parkinson’s) are profoundly grateful for the recent grant from the San Juan Island Community Foundation. The funding was specifically from the San Juan Island Women’s Fund (a pooled Donor Advised Fund), several other Donor Advised Funds, and a private pass-through donation in support of our  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 5, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

O.K. That does it. I’ve been enchanting visitors at the animal shelter for months now with my adorable antics and exceptionally wonderful personality. Still no takers. If someone doesn’t adopt me soon I’m going to ship myself off to my cousin’s house in Omaha. The last time I checked, that was in Nebraska. I’m going  Continue Reading

PADs for Parkinson’s

Written on June 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm, by

Lisa Holt, of San Juan Island Dog Training is working with a team of volunteers to train dogs to “sniff out” Parkinson’s Disease. They are the first to do this in the United States. It all began when news broke several years ago of a woman in Scotland, Joy Milne, who could “smell” Parkinson’s disease.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 29, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Hi there. My name is Peanut. I got my name because just a few months ago when I was a kitten, I looked just like a peanut. True story. Now that I’m a teenager I look more like a sleek, handsome movie star cat, but everyone still calls me Peanut. What can I say? People  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Tim Spaulding was the Animal Shelter’s Volunteer of the month for April. Tim has been a regular dog-walker and kennel assistant at the animal shelter for several months and has made many furry friends in the process! Thanks so much for your time and commitment to  Continue Reading

Let Wildlife Be Wild

Written on May 23, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

Do your part to protect our island wildlife San Juan Island National Historical Park provides habitat for many species of animals. When you visit the park, you are visiting their home. The choices you make have a direct effect on the wild animals that live here. By following the simple steps listed here you can  Continue Reading

Congratulations to San Juan Safaris

Written on May 22, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours Awarded Best-Eco Adventure Tour in the Pacific Northwest For the second year in a row, San Juan Safaris Whale Watch & Wildlife Tours is voted Best Eco-Adventure in the Pacific Northwest by Seattle King 5 and voters in their annual “Best of Pacific Northwest Escapes” viewer polls.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 22, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The key to a happy life is taking time to smell the flowers, my friends. At least that’s what I always say. I’m Lucy, and as the great Blanche Dubois once said, “I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers”. The two who rescued me from the streets of Mexico and brought me here to  Continue Reading

It’s All the Buzz!

Written on May 19, 2017 at 11:30 am, by

2017 San Juan County Fair… It’s All the Buzz! This year, it’s all about the bees! Come “bee” a part of the fun and mark your calendars for the 2017 Fair, the 16th through 19th of August. This year’s poster artist, Ryanne Pluff, a senior from Friday Harbor High School came up with the poster  Continue Reading

Transient Orca Encounter

Written on May 17, 2017 at 10:01 am, by

Traci Walter, Naturalist and Photographer for Western Prince Whale & Wildlife Tours shares this awesome video from yesterday up at the north end of the island. Thanks Traci! Hey San Juan update! I just wanted to share yesterday’s encounter with you! This was taken on the north shore of San Juan Island. Hope all is  Continue Reading

Endangered Species Day

Written on May 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Southern Resident Killer Whales will be recognized in a display on the San Juan County Courthouse and Council Chamber lawns on Endangered Species Day, Friday, May 19th. There will be 86 orca whale dorsal fins displayed representing the 78 living free members of the Southern Resident Killer Whale J, K and L pods, plus the  Continue Reading