Topic: Animals

PADS for Parkinson’s Receives $25,000 in Match Fund Challenge

Written on November 12, 2019 at 6:10 am, by

Great news from PADS… PADs for Parkinson’s of San Juan Island would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the exciting opportunity to receive up to $25,000 in matching funds. This generous match fund has been presented by an anonymous benefactor and will apply to any donation received this giving season. Your support is needed  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on November 11, 2019 at 6:51 am, by

While doing research for my latest vlog episode, “How to Escape from Anywhere, Fast,” I tumbled down the YouTube rabbit hole landing at “Ahhhhhh for 10 Hours”. It’s a 10-hour long YouTube video of a cowboy belting “Ahhhhh!!!”. Can you believe it has 1,332,216 views?! WT-HECK? I’m fairly sure that “Ahhhhhh for 10 hours” was not  Continue Reading

Volunteers of the Month

Written on November 5, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor is happy to announce that Chad and Natasha Warmenhoven are the volunteers for the month of November. Chad and Natasha have been loyal volunteers and spend much of their time fostering and bottle-feeding kittens. Thanks so much, Chad and Natasha, for making a difference in the lives of  Continue Reading

4th Annual Thanks”Living” Celebration

Written on November 4, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Saturday, November 23rd, 12pm-3pm Join Island Haven Animal Sanctuary for our 4th Annual Thanks”Living” celebration, featuring our feathered friends.  Enjoy guided tours of the sanctuary, plant-based snacks and drinks, pick up menu suggestions and recipes for a compassionate Thanksgiving meal, and get your 2020 Island Haven calendar, hot off the presses!  If you would like  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Christmas Bird Count

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Note: it’s a little earlier this year… Saturday, December 14, 2019 From Christmas Bird Hunts to Christmas Bird Counts –119 Years of Counting In 1900 ornithologist Frank Chapman along with other conservationists were disturbed at the slaughter of birds in the annual holiday event called the “side hunt”. The team that shot the most birds  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

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

Dear Fellow Islanders, Much to my chagrin, I report Tiffany, at USPO, delivered news in the form of a Voters Pamphlet. This means our beloved TV programs are soon be the peanut butter in an endless political-ad sandwich, and beautiful Sunday drives will be peppered with signs howling “VOTE FOR [insert candidate/cause here].” I get  Continue Reading

Anna’s Hummingbirds

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Story by Richard Wright In the islands we usually associate hummingbirds with the spring and summer seasons. In mid March our small Rufous Hummingbirds arrive from Mexico to breed in our islands and elsewhere in the NW. By mid August most of our Rufous Hummingbirds return to winter in Mexico. Recently, however, another species of  Continue Reading

New at the Sculpture Park

Written on October 21, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Some new sculpture was installed at San Juan Island Sculpture Park on Saturday, October 12. It is three pieces depicting members of the Southern Resident Killer Whales. Left to right in the photo above are Nyssa (L-84, died 2019), Ruffles (J-1, died 2010) and Scoter (K-25, died 2019) all carved from western red cedar by  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on October 21, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

“Gonna Be Rainey” Norris P. posted on Facebook. How right he was. This morning while brushing my teeth, I was faced with the annual challenge of transitioning from carefree flip flop summer into buttoned-up fall once again. The equipoise of PNW style aspirations with chilly weather can be a real challenge, but I think I’ve  Continue Reading

Court Decision to Consider Orcas

Written on October 17, 2019 at 6:15 am, by

WA Superior Court requires state to reconsider impacts to orcas in Skagit County refinery expansion project Thurston County Superior Court rules on decision from Shoreline Hearings Board related to Marathon Oil’s Anacortes Refinery; environmental groups appealed for failing to consider vessel traffic impacts THURSTON COUNTY, WA — On Friday, October 11, the Thurston County Superior  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on October 12, 2019 at 8:40 am, by

Buongiorno, It’s Me, Luigi, Pet of the Week looking for a cozy couch for football Sunday! As you might guess from my salt and pepper sparkle, I’m the life of any party and quite a charmer if I do say so myself. Everyone says I could possibly be the sweetest Chihuahua Mix on Cattle Point.  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:12 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Allison Larson as the Volunteer of the Month for October, 2019. Allison started volunteering at the animal shelter in 2016 and has been a loyal and regular volunteer. Allison can always be counted on to cuddle cats, wash dishes and fold laundry. The staff and board  Continue Reading

Help for the Island Marble Butterfly

Written on October 7, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

State and federal wildlife agencies to work with San Juan and Lopez island landowners to recover butterfly found nowhere else The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is announcing continuation of open enrollment for San Juan and Lopez islands landowners who would like to participate in a voluntary program to help restore Island  Continue Reading

APS-FH Says Thanks!

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

Animal Protection Society Of Friday Harbor Sends Sincere Gratitude for Adoption Celebration Success APS-FH sends warm thanks to everyone who shared in their first adoption celebration at their new home and helped to make it a huge success. The car parking, manned by the volunteers Paul Felso and Ron Leonard Saturday September 28th was full  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

Need Help Managing “Watchable Wildlife” in Your Garden? Leave this class with a better understanding of how to manage deer and other mammals in your gardens. The San Juan County Master Gardeners are pleased to welcome Dave Pehling, retired WSU Extension Zoologist. Dave will discuss integrated pest management, deterring pests by understanding their needs for,  Continue Reading

Growing Up Gorilla

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Growing Up Gorilla with Acclaimed Author Clare Hodgson Meeker at San Juan Island Library On Saturday, Oct 5 at 3 PM Clare Hodgson Meeker will talk about her latest non-fiction book. Growing Up Gorilla tells the true story of a baby gorilla named Yola who lives at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. At birth, Yola was  Continue Reading

APS-FH Thanks Community for Generosity and Support

Written on September 23, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor once again thanks our caring community for its ongoing generosity and support. Many have reached out to continue their P.A.L. membership, supporting shelter operations, and at the recent San Juan County Fair as part of the San Juan Island Community Foundation (SJICF) matching grant program. The SJICF matching grant program  Continue Reading

Pet Adoption Event

Written on September 18, 2019 at 8:55 am, by

Please join us for our first adoption event at our new home! APS-FH and Coldwell Banker San Juan Islands invite you to join us for an Adopt-a-pet/CB Homes for Dogs Project adoption celebration. When: Saturday September 28th from 12PM TO 3PM Where: 938 Cattle Point Road, Friday Harbor What: Food, Fun, Shelter Tours, Special Adoption  Continue Reading

APS-FH Volunteer of the Month

Written on September 16, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Jeannetta Noland as the Volunteer of the Month for September, 2019. Jeannetta started volunteering at the animal shelter in 2016 and has been a loyal and regular volunteer.  Jeannetta can always be counted on to cuddle cats. The staff and board of directors of APS-FH extend  Continue Reading

Meet Eba the Whale-poop-sniffing dog at SJIMA

Written on September 10, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Maybe out on the water you saw a dog, in sunglasses no less, on the prow of a small boat and wondered what they were doing. Well, now you can get an answer! Come meet Dr. Debora Giles and Eba at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) lobby and learn about Eba’s job  Continue Reading

A Foster or Forever Home for Jordy

Written on September 2, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Want to make the world a better place for one dog? Give Jordy, a wonderful little APS-FH Chihuahua mix a foster or forever home. Through no fault of his own, Jordy has been at the shelter for too long and is still looking to be in a ‘home’ home where he can get and give  Continue Reading

Island Haven Offers to Re-Home Turtles

Written on August 18, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary is willing to facilitate the rehoming of any baby turtles won at the fair by children who now can’t take care of them. We have community members with turtle experience ready to take them in, and we can take them as was well if necessary. We would like the public to  Continue Reading