Topic: Animals

Pet of the Week

Written on May 8, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Kittens, kittens, kittens! Head on down to Crazy Larry’s “Mile-0-Kittens” for this season’s new arrivals! We’ve got your tabby kittens. We’ve got your sleek black kittens, your long-haired kittens and your short-haired kittens. These beauties have very low mileage, and are ready to snuggle right off the lot…. Check out our fantastic low, low rates!  Continue Reading

Birding with Barbara Jensen

Written on May 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm, by

Next Wednesday, May 10th at 7 pm at the Library, noted bird expert Barbara Jensen of San Juan Islands Audubon will give an introduction to basic birdwatching: how, what, when, and where to look at birds on San Juan Island! And also, just added  – Barbara invites you to an event this weekend. Here she  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow News

Written on May 2, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

Fawns are on the way! Most of the local deer give birth to their fawns in early to mid May, but a few arrive in late April. There may already be tiny spotted fawns hiding in the woodland or even in your yard! For the first couple of weeks, fawns aren’t strong enough to follow  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on May 1, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

My name is Hawk. I’m 8 months old and I live at the animal shelter in Friday Harbor.  I enjoy playing with my friends, napping in the sunshine and writing Haiku poetry. Here is one I just wrote: The sun is shining I like peanut butter cookies You should rub my belly There’s plenty of  Continue Reading

An Opportunity to Help the Orcas

Written on April 28, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Val and Leslie Veirs share this announcement with you… Dear family and friends, Leslie and I are writing to let you know that Scott is taking a big step to try to improve our long-term efforts to help the whales. For 15 years we have installed and maintained a network of hydrophones and streamed, via  Continue Reading

Letter about the Horse Barn

Written on April 28, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we have this letter from Nancy Ballmann… I am pleased to announce that the work will start on the barn again. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jennifer Allen at the fairgrounds. We will soon be looking for volunteers to help with this project again  Continue Reading

New Digs for APS-FH

Written on April 25, 2017 at 9:09 am, by

A little wind and rain didn’t deter around 75 people from attending the historic ground-breaking ceremony for the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor’s New Home-New Hope Shelter Project on Saturday afternoon. The event took place under festival tents, featuring display boards outlining the 35-year history of the animal shelter, as well as information about  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on April 24, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

I’m Barnaby and once again, I have grown weary of your tedious talk, talk, talk. You say you “love cats”. You tell me you have socks with cats on them and you have mentioned more than once how nice it would be to have a feline companion. I also happen to know you own a  Continue Reading

Help A Horse Day

Written on April 20, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary Celebrates ASPCA Help A Horse Day – April 23rd, 1pm-5pm Community support needed for chance to win up to $25,000 ASPCA grant to help save more horses Island Haven Animal Sanctuary will be celebrating the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help A Horse Day  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Single White & Black Male seeks long term relationship with someone who likes the same things I do… McDonald’s drive-thru windows, playing with other dogs, sniffing cats from behind, going for walks, a soft, cozy bed and frequent belly rubs. My name is “Mash” and I’ve been told I’m perfect in every way. Don’t be  Continue Reading

Yappy Hour

Written on April 12, 2017 at 5:15 am, by

You’re invited to join the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor at the Rumor Mill next Wednesday, April 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 for another fun evening of delicious Yappetizers and luscious Libations guaranteed to make your tail wag!   You’ll have a chance to win some terrific raffle prizes too! A generous portion of your  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:31 am, by

Alright everyone, that’s enough of the paparazzi-thing for now.   I’ll sign autographs later, but no more photos for a while, o.k.? In case you don’t recognize me, I’m Dave. Yes, that’s right, “The Dave”. International celebrity, model and spokescat for “CQ Magazine”. Trust me, it isn’t easy being this handsome and popular. Ask George Clooney.  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow to Resume Marine Mammal Rehab Program

Written on April 5, 2017 at 1:55 pm, by

Resuming rehabilitation for harbor seal pups has been a top priority for Wolf Hollow since the temporary suspension of its marine mammal program in 2016, primarily due to a lack of funding. After many months of diligent work to assess facility needs and raise funds, Wolf Hollow recently announced they will be accepting injured harbor seal pups again  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:15 am, by

Hello Friday Harbor! My name is Chapito, but my friends here at the animal shelter call me, “Chappie”. I’m far too busy exploring the dog yard here to stop for a photo shoot, but I have lots of time for cuddling, walking, beach-combing and yet-to-be discovered adventures. I think I would be a huge fan  Continue Reading

Town Honors “Granny”

Written on March 31, 2017 at 7:51 pm, by

To honor J-2, or “Granny” as many people remember her, the town has changed the sign on East Street (that’s where you park to get on the ferry), to Granny’s Way

Volunteer of the Month

Written on March 30, 2017 at 5:18 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Emily Volkmann is the Volunteer of the Month for March. Emily has been a loyal volunteer for several months and spends every Monday morning at the animal shelter walking dogs, cuddling cats, and assisting where needed. Thanks so much, Emily for making a  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 27, 2017 at 8:57 am, by

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. The last one picked for the team. The lonely girl in the corner that no one will dance with. That’s me. I’m Seraphina and when I arrived here in Friday Harbor I was just a kitten. That was ages ago… now I’m almost seven months old! My brothers and  Continue Reading

Coal and Barnaby

Written on March 22, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor needs your help in finding a special home for two very special boys. Coal and Barnaby, pictured here, lost their home several months ago, through no fault of their own. They are a bonded pair who have been together 15 years; all of their lives. When the boys  Continue Reading

FHFF Winter Film Series

Written on March 21, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series presents an audience favorite: BLOOD LIONS. Blood Lions follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator, Ian Michler, and Rick Swazey, an American hunter, on their journey to uncover the realities about the multi-million dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa. At the Grange, Tuesday,  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 20, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

I’m Loralei. This is my driver’s license photo, so it doesn’t show me at my best. You should see the photos from my modeling portfolio – Va-va-voom! I’m a gorgeous 7-year old girl who enjoys life’s little luxuries…. You know; a nice Swedish massage, some caviar and the occasional mani-pedi? I’m very outgoing, love people  Continue Reading

Bird Watching Project

Written on March 7, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

False Bay Creek Preserve Seasonal Bird Watching Project Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Juan County Land Bank, and San Juan Islands Audubon invite you to a “design charrette” for the development of seasonal bird watching at the Land Bank’s False Bay Creek Preserve at Heritage Bank’s community meeting room on Monday, March 13  Continue Reading

Pets of the Week

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Greetings. We’re Davenport and Ottoman. Think of us as canine versions of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. We’ve been a comedy team our whole lives and can’t bear to be apart. It throws our timing off. Our hobbies include watching re-runs of The Jackie Gleason show, practicing our vaudeville act and listening to Frank Sinatra  Continue Reading