Topic: Animals

2018 Marks Wolf Hollow’s 35th Anniversary!

Written on March 12, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Thanks to your generous donation of time, talent, financial gifts and endless encouragement over the years, together, we’ve helped more than 17,700 injured and orphaned animals. We’re so grateful! Please join us at our annual Open House event Saturday, March 31st from 11 am to 3 pm at 284 Boyce Road on San Juan Island.  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

“I didn’t choose the thug life. The thug life chose me.” That’s the name of my new memoir, due out later this spring. My name is Finnegan, and I grew up on the mean streets of Friday Harbor. More specifically, the parking lot behind The Village at the Harbor. I survived on mice and scraps  Continue Reading

Open by Appointment Only

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Due to the removal of trees on Port property south of the airport runway, the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor announces they will be open by-appointment-only during the period between Monday, March 12 and Monday, March 25.   The shelter will not be able to accept surrendered pets during this time.  If you find  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Well. It isn’t going to throw itself. I know, because I’ve been watching it for a long time, and it hasn’t moved a bit. I’m pretty sure it’s afraid of me. If you wouldn’t mind stopping by and throwing it about one thousand times, I’d be most grateful. I promise to bring it back promptly,  Continue Reading

Winter Birds Boat Trip

Written on March 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Join Friends of the San Juans and birding experts on a special winter birds boat trip on Saturday, March 10 from 10 am – 2 pm. With just 8 people aboard, this tour will be intimate and informed and provide in-depth knowledge about seasonal wildlife in the San Juans. Peter Cavanagh, NASA researcher, University of Washington professor,  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Statistics show that 7 out of 10 people are more willing to adopt a kitten than an adult or senior cat. What’s up with that nonsense? As a proud senior cat, I find this hard to believe. My name is Blossom and I’ve been waiting here at the animal shelter for a very long time,  Continue Reading

Spayghetti Dinner

Written on February 24, 2018 at 7:35 pm, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will hold it’s annual “Spaygetti Dinner”, Tuesday, February 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Mullis Center. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available, as well as no-host beer and wine. This annual event coincides with  Continue Reading

Orca Protection & Rescue

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

“I’ve had enough and I just can’t do this anymore.” After 15-years as a whale watch tour operator, Captain Alan “Hobbes” Buchanan’s passion for whales has led him to create Orca Protection & Rescue, a new organization aimed at helping to save the whales and wildlife of the Salish Sea. Orca Protection & Rescue will  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 19, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

I’ve had my bath and I’m ready to be adopted. Can I go play in the mud again now? My name is Ricky. I’m here at the animal shelter now, waiting for you. Make no mistake about it – if you are my new person, I WILL find you and I WILL lick you. And  Continue Reading

Pam Fry is the Animal Shelter’s Volunteer of the Month

Written on February 17, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

From the Animal Shelter… Pam Fry is the animal shelter’s “Volunteer of the Month” for February. Pam is a frequent visitor to the shelter, where she does energy balancing treatments on animals in need of help. The treatments help to clear stress and trauma and promote socializing and calmness. The treatments are tremendously helpful for  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 12, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

I’m Debbie. My therapist says my mother was right, “I am beautiful inside and out”. She says I need to learn to embrace my inner goddess and let confidence flow through me like a river of light. She says if I love myself, others will love me too. And sometimes she says, “Debbie, I get  Continue Reading

Going Happily to the Dogs

Written on February 7, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

February is a month known for two holidays, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. Since we don’t have any photos of visiting U.S. Presidents in our archives, we’re going with Valentine’s Day for this month’s column; just not in the traditional sense. Although it’s a holiday for sweethearts and friendship, this time in true island style,  Continue Reading

Local Chickens Predict Super Bowl and Odds!

Written on February 5, 2018 at 1:11 pm, by

Lowell Jons reports uncanny accuracy from the chicken coop! The families of Lowell Jons and Jen/Gib Black share a chicken coop. For some gameday fun they had their chickens ‘lay’ the odds and winner of the Super Bowl. There are two main nesting boxes where they lay so the Eagles were given box A and  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 5, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

“Hey Sam”, they said. “Get on the bus and go on a road trip with us”, they said. “It’ll be fun.”, they said. So, I got on the bus. In Texas. That road trip took over four days!  I tell you what, all the way from Texas to Friday Harbor is down the road a  Continue Reading

2018 Dog Licenses – Happiness for just $15

Written on February 2, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

A San Juan County resident traveled to Los Angeles with her dog. A mishap occurred, and the dog ran off. A Los Angeles resident found the dog and called the Auditor’s office, because the dog was wearing a San Juan County dog license. Auditor staff were able to reach the dog owner using the cell  Continue Reading

Mission Blue

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest” presents: “Mission Blue” – a film about legendary oceanographer, Sylvia Earle. She is on a personal mission to save our oceans. Mission Blue is part oceanic road trip, part biography, part action adventure story, and part expose of an eco-disaster. The film deftly weaves her unique personal  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce myself. I am Jem. If you’ve visited the animal shelter at any time over the last six years you may have already met me. I spent three years at the shelter waiting for my forever person. When she showed up, I fell head over heels in love with  Continue Reading

To Protect Orca and Salmon, You Need to Protect Beaches and Forage Fish

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Why Friends of the San Juans is appealing San Juan County’s update to the Shoreline Management Program By Stephanie Buffum, Executive Director of Friends of the San Juans The decline of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, now down to 76 members, is mostly blamed on the disappearance of their favorite food, Chinook salmon. Often overlooked  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 22, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Hey you kids – get off my lawn! I’m Buddy and I’ve reached the age where I can say what I like. Believe me, I’ve been a few places and seen a few things. Just because I’m a senior citizen doesn’t mean I’m not a terrific guy! I’m a darn good lap warmer and I  Continue Reading

Volunteers of the Month

Written on January 19, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The animal shelter is pleased to announce Dave and Nancy Harvey are the Volunteers of the month for January. Dave and Nancy have volunteered at the shelter for over three years and were the recipients of the First Annual, “Amy Lear Compassion in Action Volunteer of the Year Award” in 2016. The couple donate several  Continue Reading

CWR Video Campaign

Written on January 15, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

The Center For Whale Research is taking action to increase public awareness of the Southern Resident Killer Whales by taking the message onboard Washington State Ferries. Ken Balcomb, Founder and Principal Investigator of the Center For Whale Research launched a video ad campaign January 9th. This 15 second video will play in daily rotation on  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 15, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

I say, Cavendish – I’m ready for my tea. Perhaps we can take a proper stroll through the garden after elevenses? One does get so invigorated after a brisk stroll, does one not? What I’d really fancy is a nice home where I can be the Lady of the House. I do so enjoy being  Continue Reading