Topic: Animals

San Juan County Fair Update Regarding Turtles at the Carnival

Written on August 17, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Near closing time on Thursday evening, County Fair staff received a report that small turtles were being distributed as a prize in one of Paradise Amusements’ carnival games and that some of the turtles were being mistreated by the recipients.  Friday morning,  staff investigated the situation with the carnival manager and with SJC Sherriff’s Office  Continue Reading

Got a whale of a question?

Written on August 16, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve middle pullover south of Lime Kiln, or at Lime Kiln Whale Watch Wall. Happy to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea!! 11am-2pm Saturday 8-17-19 Westside Preserve 11am-2pm Sunday 8-18-19 Westside Preserve 2pm-5pm Sunday 8-18-19  Continue Reading

Return of the River

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

It’s time for Monday Movie Night again at the Orca Survey Outreach and Education Center (185 S. First Street). The next installment of the series will be a showing of “Return of the River”. This film beautifully documents the story of the removal of the dams on the Elwha River and how the restoration of  Continue Reading

APSFH Says: Raise Funds and Fun at the Fair

Written on August 11, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor invites friends, family and supporters to participate in the APS-FH and San Juan Island Community Foundation San Juan County Fair Matching Grant collaborative aimed at raising funds to contribute to the APS-FH water catchment system for the new shelter at 938 Cattle Point Road. The four-tank system designed  Continue Reading

FAIR 2019: Food does not mix with Furry and Feathered Friends

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is happening very soon! Our data shows that there are two very important activities most fairgoers make a priority. Eating Fair food like corn dogs, barbeque and elephant ears rates high on everyone’s list. The other favorite is to visit all the barns and see the farm animals like horses,  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Lavender Fete

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Wolf Hollow invites you to join them for a fun evening on Friday, August 9 to help save wild lives… Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Event and Fundraiser Helping injured and orphaned wildlife in San Juan and Skagit Counties Most of the wildlife that Wolf Hollow receives needing care come because of a negative human  Continue Reading

APSFH Volunteer of the Month

Written on August 2, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced Carole Crowley as the Volunteer of the Month for August, 2019.  Carole started volunteering at the animal shelter shortly after retiring from her day job as a nurse and has been a loyal and regular volunteer ever since.  Not only can she can be counted on  Continue Reading

Pick of the Litter

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

SJCT’s Summer Film Series continues this Tuesday with this Dogumentary… Pick of the Litter Not Rated (but OK for everyone) “Dogumentary“ 81 minutes Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense  Continue Reading

APSFH Sends Gratitude For Support

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

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor sends warm thanks to Bella, the granddaughter of APS-FH supporter and animal lover Daryl Grazia, for her hard-earned June gift. Bella, while visiting San Juan Island for a couple weeks this summer engaged in entrepreneurial activity; opening a lemonade stand to raise funds for the APS-FH. Following her  Continue Reading

No Rabbits at Fair This Year

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

To all Open Division Rabbit Fair Participants: We are sad to hear the news that there has been a confirmed case of the Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) on Orcas Island. Due to the fatal and extremely contagious nature of the disease, we have been advised by the Washington State Veterinarian (WSDA), Amber Itle,  Continue Reading

Thank You Party for Deepwater Divers

Written on July 22, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Thank You Party for US Army Deepwater Derelict Net Removal Project Thursday July 25, 4:00-5:30 p.m., San Juan Island Brewing Co. (410 A St.) Project helps keep our waters safe for wildlife and boaters Join Friends of the San Juans in thanking 20 soldiers from the US Army’s 569th Engineering Dive Detachment who have been  Continue Reading

Don’t Let it Loose

Written on July 20, 2019 at 7:33 am, by

Public Invited to Submit Art to Highlight the Dangers of Releasing Pets and Plants into the Wild OLYMPIA–Calling all artists! The Washington Invasive Species Council invites artists of all ages to participate in an art contest as part of its “Don’t Let it Loose” campaign. The campaign teaches people about the dangers of releasing unwanted  Continue Reading

Pets of the Week

Written on July 16, 2019 at 7:44 am, by

Brought to you by Kitten Poets of Friday Harbor. It’s wondrous what a kitten can do… A kitten can cheer you when you’re blue… A kitten can say I love you so… Or gee I hate to see you go… A kitten will purr you to sleep at night… And wake you come morning with  Continue Reading

Fading Sound

Written on July 15, 2019 at 7:54 am, by

On July 15th at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center at 185 S. First Street, we will be showing a documentary film called “Fading Sound” that was produced by Friday Harbor High School students Blake Budwill and Luke Erikson. This film focuses on the threats facing Southern Resident killer whales. Blake Budwill will be  Continue Reading

Orca Town Meeting

Written on July 11, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

The Whale Sanctuary Project invites your comments at a town meeting regarding providing a sanctuary for orca whales in the San Juans. The Whale Sanctuary Project is working to create a permanent sanctuary for rescue/rehab for the Southern Resident orcas and retirement for captive orcas from entertainment parks. We invite you to join us at  Continue Reading

New Baby in J Pod is a Female

Written on July 7, 2019 at 9:56 am, by

On the morning of July 5th 2019, J and K pods of the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population finally made an appearance in inland waters off San Juan Island for the first time in more than two months. A large crowd of people awaited their arrival at Lime Kiln State Park to get a  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on July 5, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Greetings good people, My name is Ally and I am running for “Pet of the Week”. If you vote for me I promise to deliver: joy filled days of unconditional love snuggles and hugs glorious walks in all kinds of weather and a faithful companion to lift you when you’re down These are not empty  Continue Reading

Volunteer of the Month

Written on July 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor has announced that Nancy Heacox is the Volunteer of the Month for July.  Nancy became a volunteer at the animal shelter in 2017 and has been a wonderful addition to the organization.  She visits the shelter each week to add up the King’s receipts, plus she is also  Continue Reading

DEEP DIVE: the documentaries

Written on June 28, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

One-Time Only- Voices of Our Salish Sea Don’t miss the opportunity to experience legendary speakers on our ocean life in one room on one day. Be the first to preview new films by marine experts on orcas, salmon and the Salish Sea sponsored by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). On Saturday, July  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 27, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Hello. My name is Sue. I am not an egocentric feline like many of my species tend to be, I prefer wizened elder who has attained enlightenment.  I do quite enjoy the company of humans. I am a petite senior with some “special needs”. It’s nothing burdensome, I simply require a human who similarly appreciates  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

Written on June 19, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Hello! My name is Berry and I am two and a half years old. Don’t let the name mislead you. I’m actually a lady cat with the given name of ‘Strawberry.’ Who would name a classy cat like me after a fruit, you might ask? Well rumor has it, as I was born into quite  Continue Reading

Orca Sing 2019

Written on June 13, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas and celebrate Orca Action Month. This year’s event is the 20th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 22, with the music beginning at 7 p.m. This year,  Continue Reading