February is National Spay and Neuter Month! We are proudly partnering up with several animal-loving businesses in the community to help increase spay and neuter awareness.
Throughout the month of February, businesses like Art Etc. will be collecting donations to help fill our Spay & Neuter Fund. The fund provides vouchers to help pet owners who wish to take the responsible action of spaying or neutering their pets, but need assistance.
Why is it so important to spay or neuter your pet? It reduces the chance of your pet developing certain cancers. It reduces roaming, aggression, messy heat cycles, marking or spraying, but most importantly, it reduces unwanted litters, thus reducing overpopulation and euthanasia. There’s really no reason not to as long as our shelters are full.
So how can you help? Easy! Simply visit one of the businesses listed below, look for the donation cards, donate $5, and be sure to write your name as big as you can. You deserve this proud moment.
A big THANK YOU goes out to the following businesses for partnering up with BHS and for caring so much about such a worthy cause. You are truly heroes in our community!
Imagine a world that doesn’t euthanize millions of unwanted pets a year. That’s what we at Butte Humane Society are trying to achieve. The most responsible, practical, and outright obvious way to do that is by spaying and neutering your pets.
Proceeds from shirt sales go toward our Spay & Neuter Fund which provides vouchers to help pet owners who wish to help stop pet overpopulation, but need a little help from an amazing and supportive community like ours.
Unfortunately our fund has depleted and we need your help to fill it back up. Last year we issued 170 vouchers. This year we would like to double that number. Help us do that by purchasing a super awesome shirt from Booster.com.
If you’ve never made a purchase from Booster before, here’s how it works:
BHS designs a shirt and sets a goal for the number of shirts sold in a certain time frame. If the goal is met, Booster prints the shirts and mails them directly to the customer, then forwards the proceeds to BHS. There is no maximum. If the goal is not met however, Booster refunds all purchases directly back to those that did make a purchase. It’s good for the community and your wardrobe. So get your shirt today!
Click here for a long list of reasons why it is better to spay or neuter your pet than to leave them intact.
Twelve-year-old Cauliflower was brought in to BHS by his owner to be euthanized. After our clinical staff looked him over, they determined that, although he was a “hot mess”, there was actually no medical need to put him down. Since Butte Humane Society lives to save lives, they offered to take him in and the owner agreed.
So what was wrong with Cauliflower? He came in with severe ear mites, decayed teeth, and a cold; all of which were treatable.
Thanks to the caring contributions of our community, our clinic was able to treat the mites and the cold as well as remove what was left of his teeth. Once all of his ailments were addressed, it was easy to see that he was “the cutest cat ever,” according to our adoptions crew. “He is super cuddly and affectionate. Most cats come out of treatment dazed and drowsy, but he came out purring and ready for belly rubs.”
It didn’t take long for the public to see that he was the cutest cat ever. Cauliflower was recently adopted into a loving home where he will get to spend the rest of his happy, healthy life. Without the support of the community, we wouldn’t have had the resources required to be able to save him. We are grateful to live in such a caring and compassionate community. Here’s to Cauliflower and here’s to you!
Odin came to BHS a young man of only 95 pounds. You would think that such a handsome man would have no problem finding a home, but breed discriminating housing rules prevented several families from taking him home. With the possibility of him being part wolf, in addition to his mere size, he was rejected by several property management agencies.
Because of this, a silver lining presented itself for David M. and Lindsey H. who fell in love with him at first sight. ” I decided to go (to Butte Humane Society) after work one day, after one walk around, a big black boy caught my eye,” says Lindsey. “A few days later he was part of our family.”
Odin was the perfect dog to fill the hole in their hearts after they lost their shepherd mix, Bear. “What Odin doesn’t know is that he rescued us!” Lindsey continues. “He’s happy as can be, has so much fun at the dog parks, and loves going camping! He’s quite the lover, always wanting to cuddle and protect us!”
It would seem that Odin is just as happy that he is a part of the family as Lindsey and David are. Thank you David and Lindsey, for welcoming Odin into your family.
Happy New Year! Have you made a resolution yet? Maybe you want to exercise more, help your community, or change a life. Consider volunteering at Butte Humane Society where you can do all three at once.
We’ve all been there. That time in your life where you really, really, reeeally want a pet but your situation won’t allow it. First of all, thank you for being responsible by waiting until you can provide the best life possible for your future pet. Secondly, there is a loophole for BHS volunteers.
Come play with our cuddly kittens and walk our loving dogs. Unfortunately, they don’t get out much while they wait for their forever family to come find them. They need volunteers to help care for and socialize them, to play with them, and to remind them that there are wonderful people in the world and to give them hope that they might go home with some of them soon.
Wish you could have a dog so badly that you would settle for having one for justa day? As a BHS volunteer you can…in a manner of speaking. Approved volunteers get to participate in the Dog On the Go (DOG) program where you can actually take a dog home for the day. Take it to the park, take it for a country drive, or just take it home and cuddle up in front of a movie.
The only people that are more appreciative of our volunteers than BHS staff are the pets we care for. Yes, pets are people too. Volunteering is not just good for the pets, it’s also good for the mind, body, and soul. So why not do it at the place that has been voted “Best Place to Volunteer” four years in a row by Chico News and Review readers?
Click here to learn more about volunteering at BHS. You’ll be glad you did.