Topic: Animals

Pet of the Week

Written on August 22, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Have you ever kissed a Gator? No? Well, now’s your chance! My name is “Gator” and I’m actually not a real alligator – I’m just a terrific dog, looking for a new home where I can herd things. Like kids, dogs, cats, geese, chickens – You name it, I’ll herd it. I get along great  Continue Reading

Letter From Animal Protection Society

Written on August 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

Dear Editor, Last week during our county fair the temperature here on the island rose to well over 80 degrees several days in a row. Sadly, those of us working at the Animal Protection Society booth were notified on four separate occasions that people had parked their cars in the lots across the street from  Continue Reading

Bees in the Backyard

Written on August 20, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Minnie Knych has another heads-up for you… It is going to be a sweet day at the fair on Saturday! In the Food Preservation Booth we have two very special guest speakers.  At 1:30 PM Dr. Burke Gossom will talk about Backyard Bee Keeping.  All sorts of fruit and vegetables are pollinated by honey bees, such  Continue Reading

Food Web Picnic

Written on August 19, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Friends of the San Juans is excited to hold a family-friendly Food Web Picnic on Tuesday, August 30, at Jackson’s Beach on San Juan Island from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. At the event, children will explore the animal habitats at and around Jackson Beach and will earn their Coastal Food Web Investigator badge. Participants can  Continue Reading

Orca Friendly Products at Ace!

Written on August 18, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

Pacific Whale Watch Association and Ace Hardware stores in Anacortes and Friday Harbor, WA Launch “Orca Friendly Products” Ace is the place for… saving orcas! In a unique partnership, Ace Hardware is partnering with the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) in helping its customers find “Orca Friendly” products in its stores. The pilot project will  Continue Reading

Homeless Animals Day

Written on August 17, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

International Homeless Animals Day is Saturday, August 20 Help the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor shed some light on the tragedy of pet overpopulation. Visit the APS-FH Booth at the fair and purchase a flameless candle in memory or in honor of your rescued and beloved pets and join a candlelight vigil – at  Continue Reading

Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Presented by the San Juan Island Library, Come see Don Ehlen’s Insect Safari, held Wednesday, July 13 on the grounds of Friday Harbor Elementary School. Showtime begins at 1:30 PM. Learn about the amazing world of insects. View Don Ehlen’s collection of preserved and living specimens, including millipedes, a stick insect, and giant cockroaches. Please bring  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 11, 2016 at 5:35 am, by

Ladies and Gentlemen, what you see before you is the world’s smallest German Shepherd. That’s Me – “Lovie”! I only weigh about five pounds, but when it comes to cuteness, loyalty and fun – I’m a very big dog indeed! I’m only 8 years old and spunky as all get out! I’d love to meet  Continue Reading