Topic: Animals

Killer Ale IPA Launch Party

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Ghostfish Brewing Partners with Orca Protection & Rescue to Release Limited Killer Ale IPA – Launch Party March 9th Seattle, WA – Ghostfish Brewing is set to launch Killer Ale IPA on March 9, 2019, a bold and distinctly Northwest influenced India Pale Ale brewed to benefit Washington-based Orca Protection & Rescue. Founded in 2018  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Well. Since you asked, those pants actually do make your butt look big. I’m just being honest. My name is Berry and I believe there are two types of people in the world: Those who like cats, and morons. If you fall into the first category, we should meet. I’m here at the animal shelter…  Continue Reading

SRKW Presentations

Written on March 2, 2019 at 10:26 am, by

Protect What You Love: Southern Resident Orca Presentations and Community Discussions Friends of the San Juans will explore the plight of the Southern Resident orcas and engage the community in actions that can help their recovery. Orcas Island – Thursday, March 14, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Orcas Senior Center, 62 Henry Rd. Lopez Island – Tuesday, March 19, 12 –  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 25, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Hello there. I am Lyla. I am Siamese if you please. Actually, I am Siamese, even if you don’t please. I’m in need of a new butler or maid and will be interviewing applicants over the coming weeks. If you are in a position to worship me as the goddess I am and don’t mind  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 18, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Hello, it’s me, Arlo. No, not Guthrie. The other one. I’m the other, better looking, more-sophisticated Arlo. As an older, dignified sort of fellow, I’m looking forward to finding a quiet home where I can pursue my interests, which include but are not limited to rare coin collecting, writing haiku poetry, reading the New York  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on February 11, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Hello.  I’m Jordan and I’m currently residing at the animal shelter while taking applications for my prospective Valentine.  If you’re interested in being my Valentine you must: Like to cuddle on the sofa Keep a regular and abundant inventory of tasty snacks Have lots of dog toys that squeak Enjoy going for walks Be patient  Continue Reading

Community Pet Food Drive and 12th Annual ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner

Written on February 7, 2019 at 5:26 am, by

February welcomes both Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day.  To celebrate The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will host two annual events to educate on the importance of altering and to encourage pet parents to have their pets sterilized.  The first, Pet Pantry Community Pet Food Drive February 1 through 26.  Then on Tuesday,  Continue Reading

Happy Losar, Tibetan New Year! Year of the Earth Pig

Written on February 5, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Today Tibetans celebrate the Tibetan New Year. It is the year of the female earth pig, an auspicious sign favoring health and prosperity!

Pet of the Week

Written on February 4, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

Well, if you must know, my new year’s diet has failed. I shall now concentrate on growing taller.  Please don’t suggest exercise.  I’m not in any way interested in “feeling the burn”.  My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch.  It’s called, “Lunch”.  If you are of a like mind, we should  Continue Reading

Swan Survey Results

Written on February 1, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Here’s a note from Kathleen Foley to all the folks who participated in this year’s swan count. Just thought you might like to see it… Hello swan counters, Thank you for your participation in the 2019 wintering swan count, held last Friday. Thank you as well, to everyone for returning your count forms to me  Continue Reading

Snow Geese Sunrise

Written on January 29, 2019 at 10:06 am, by

John Miller shares this photo he shot with a drone on Fir Island yesterday morning. Click to enlarge. Thanks for sharing John!

Protect What You Love

Written on January 28, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

During Valentine’s week Friends of the San Juans will explore the plight of the Southern Resident orcas and engage the community in actions that can help their recovery. Find out what the Southern Resident orcas need to survive and thrive including how the Snake, Frasier, Columbia, Skagit and other river systems impact the orca; how  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Hey! Look at me… I’m a bonafide Schnauzer! I’m straight up legit! When I arrived here at your animal shelter last week I looked more like a Sasquatch-Rastafarian mix. You don’t even want to know what I smelled like! It’s amazing how handsome a fellow can become with a little TLC! My name is Schatzie,  Continue Reading

Salmon Still Declining

Written on January 18, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

State’s New Report Shows Salmon Still Declining: Recovery Projects Funded at Only 16 Percent of Estimated Need OLYMPIA–Despite two decades of efforts to recover them, wild salmon are still declining—and a report released today by the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office stresses that adequate funding is needed to turn the tide on the iconic species’ future.  Continue Reading

Beaches and Birding

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Does your family want some time outside this winter, time that includes scavenger-hunt-like fun and multi-sensory exploration? Try birding – it’s as easy stepping out your door! Winter is the ideal season to take up bird watching as feathered friends flock to the Northwest. Join Wolf Hollow’s Shona Aitken at Third Lagoon Preserve to learn  Continue Reading

Welcome New Baby L124

Written on January 11, 2019 at 7:32 pm, by

This just in from the Center for Whale Research… On January 10, 2019, TV stations in Seattle aired live aerial footage of several groups of killer whales in Puget Sound near Seattle, and discerning viewers were able to see a very small whale among them. CWR researcher, Melisa Pinnow, was able to see that L  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on January 7, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Hello. I am Roosevelt, but my friends call me, “Rosie”.  Does anyone out there know if you can put catnip in a humidifier? I’m asking for a friend. Happy New Year, everyone! I’m here at the animal shelter waiting to meet you! Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor 994 Cattle Point Road (360) 378-2158

Celebrating the 40 Year History of The Whale Museum

Written on January 2, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

It’s time for this month’s history column from The San Juan Historical Society and Museum… The big picture for a place’s history is more than its people, events, and institutions. The big picture includes the history of such things as its geology, weather, and wildlife — its natural history. The Whale Museum has been in the  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on December 31, 2018 at 10:06 am, by

Look at me. I’m a flower child! I reject conventional society and choose peace, love, beauty and lots of belly rubs. Do you dig, man? My name is Storm and I’m a lover not a fighter. If you love flowers in your hair, the music of Joni Mitchell, love beads, beat poetry and have a  Continue Reading

New Animal Shelter Hours

Written on December 28, 2018 at 9:22 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will extend its hours effective Wednesday, January 2. The new visiting hours will be 11:00 to 4:00 Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays. Pet surrenders are by appointment only. Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor 994 Cattle Point Road (360) 378-2158

Pet of the Week

Written on December 17, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Looking for Love? Me: Youngish Tabby Girl. Love Fancy Feast, bird-watching, designer handbags, banana cream pie and books on tape. Adore Hallmark Christmas Movies and a good cuddle on the sofa with someone who shares my opinion that dogs are inferior to cats. You: Discerning individual with exquisite taste in friends, a generous heart and  Continue Reading

Statement from PWWA

Written on December 17, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The Pacific Whale Watch Association issued the following statement… Whale watching and responsible no/low-impact ecotourism is critical to education and conservation efforts that we all are engaged in to protect all whales in the Salish Sea. As the Legislature, the Governor’s Task Force, and the public continue working towards ensuring the safety of the Southern  Continue Reading