Topic: Animals

Student Presentation on Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery

Written on March 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come join the Reardan FFA Agricultural Issues team as they perform their presentation titled “Is Washington Doing Enough to Save Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales?” The Agricultural Issues Forum is an FFA Leadership Development Event that requires students to research an agricultural or natural resources issue and equitably present both sides of the issue.  Continue Reading

BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Written on March 22, 2019 at 1:47 pm, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore is proud to announce that San Juan Island author, Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, has won his third Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award, receiving the 2019 PNBA award for BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. Please join us at the San Juan Island Library when Griffin  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Open House

Written on March 22, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Have you ever wondered where we keep seal pups or what enclosures are needed to rehabilitate eagles? This is your chance to find out. The animals we care for can’t be on display, but this is our quiet time of year, so we can show people round without disturbing any patients. Come for a guided  Continue Reading

Longtime Fishery Science and Policy Manager Hired to Lead Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office

Written on March 19, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The following press release is from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office… OLYMPIA – Erik Neatherlin, a scientist and longtime manager in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been selected to lead the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office, which coordinates statewide and regional efforts to return salmon from the brink of extinction. The  Continue Reading

Cattle Point Eagle

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:51 am, by

John Miller shares this photo he shot Wednesday of an eagle perched on top of Cattle Point Lighthouse. Pretty cool – Thanks for sharing John!

Pet of the Week

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Hi there. I’m Wellington. If you’re like me, you were born to be wild, but only moderately wild and only for a few minutes a day or when the red dot is in the room. For the most part, I prefer napping and having someone to watch television and cuddle with. I’m here at the  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on March 6, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Tim Revercomb is the Volunteer of the Month for March. Tim became a volunteer at the animal shelter at the beginning of the year and has been a wonderful addition to the organization. He visits the shelter three times a week to walk dogs and  Continue Reading

A River’s Last Chance

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

Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter Series – Best of the Fest – Tuesday, March 5th at the Grange at 7:00 pm A River’s Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along the Mighty Eel River – the award winning film about saving our Salmon and rivers. The Eel River in Northern California  Continue Reading

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