Butte Humane Society To Offer Pet Photos with Santa at Nantucket Home
(CHICO, CA) — Butte Humane Society (BHS) will hold its annual Pet Photos with Santa holiday fundraiser at Nantucket Home on Saturday November 30th and Saturday December 7th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Nantucket Home is located at 603 Broadway St. in downtown Chico.
All species of pets are welcome, and must be secured on leash or in a carrier. Photos will be taken by Portraits by Ricki. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee for sitting with Santa, although donations are gladly accepted. Photo prints and gifts will be available for purchase online a few days after the event, with proceeds benefiting Butte Humane Society.
BHS merchandise and holiday gifts will also be available during the Pet Photos with Santa events. Gifts include pawprint stockings handmade by our volunteers, glitter pawprint ornaments made by Girl Scouts with the pawprints of BHS resident animals, and the first prints of the new 2014 BHS Calendar featuring animals adopted in 2013.
For more information on Pet Photos with Santa, visit our website at www.buttehumane.org.
Since Butte Humane Society does not receive regular funding from any governmental agency or humane organization, the holiday season is an ideal opportunity to support fundraisers like Pet Photos with Santa in order to help the organization raise much-needed funds for the new year. Each donation made enables BHS to continue its quality animal care, adoption, and low-cost spay/neuter programs, and cover the necessary costs this requires.
Felicia was one of the 136 cats rescued from a local hoarded in April 2013. About 80 of these cats were brought to Butte Humane Society, spayed/neutered, and made available for adoption. Most were adopted very quickly, but poor Felicia was the last cat from the hoarder case to be adopted. She was a bit shy and because of her black fur she did not stand out compared to her smoke colored siblings. Who could blame her for being shy? She wasn’t used to receiving one on one attention from human companions. Thanks to your support, we were able to continue caring for Felicia for over six months, working to social her to help her find a home.
Over time, Felicia had blossomed into an affectionate cat. Two weeks ago an elderly woman came to our Cat Adoption Center and met Felicia. They formed quite a bond with each other, but the woman wanted some time to think it over. She couldn’t stop thinking about the sweet little black cat and came back to adopt her a few days later!
Felicia was once one cat among 135 others, but now she has the chance to live out her life receiving one-on-one attention. Thank you for supporting Butte Humane Society and the many animals, like Felicia, who require extra time and attention to find the perfect home.
Butte Humane Society Adoption Centers to be Closed on Sundays Starting December 1st
(CHICO, CA) — Starting December 1st, Butte Humane Society (BHS) adoption centers will be closed to the public on Sundays. Both adoption centers will continue to be open Monday through Saturday, 12 pm to 6 pm.
“We are making this change in order to provide more efficient service during the rest of the week, have a day to catch up, and provide extra training for staff on a day that usually has a lower number of visitors and adoptions,” said BHS Adoption Manager Trent Burnham.
The BHS Dog Adoption Center is located on 2579 Fair St. and the BHS Cat Adoption Center is located on 587 Country Dr., both in Chico, CA. Both adoption centers can be reached at (530) 343-7917 x203.
When we hear the word “puppy” we immediately conjure up images of cute, warm and fuzzy creatures with big, droopy eyes of innocence. Small, sweet little creatures full of love. Perhaps it is the tender connotations attached to the word “puppy” and images of gentleness that mask the harsh environment of puppy mills.
A puppy mill is a commercial dog-breeding facility that earns its profit by breeding thousands upon thousands of dogs annually. The phrase puppy mill might sound like a friendly, industrious environment where puppies are placed into the arms of loving families, but in reality it is a very harsh atmosphere that many dogs have to endure. Puppy mills are inhumane facilities that care about profits instead of the well-being of dogs in their care.
Last month, a community member found a little dog with a badly broken leg. He took the dog to the vet to have her leg splinted and then brought her to the shelter in hopes that her family would come looking for her. Sadly, no one came. So, we named the little pup Olive Oyl and began nursing her back to health.
Unfortunately, an infection grew inside her cast. Our veterinarian examined her and determined the best option to save little Olive was to amputate her leg. Thanks to your continued support, we were able to perform this surgery and give Olive the care she needed to recover in foster care.
Olive certainly had a couple of tough weeks following her surgery, but she never let this get her spirits down! She quickly adjusted to life on three legs and didn’t let it get in the way of her spunky personality. We are happy to report that she is now healthy and has found a new home through adoption!
Your generous contributions to our Dorothy N. Johnson Second Chance Medical Fund make stories like Olive’s possible. Thank you for making such an impact on these animals lives.
Mamma Celeste’s Pizzeria Supports Animals by Hosting Supper Club on November 6th
(Chico, CA) – Butte Humane Society (BHS) is calling all foodies and animal lovers! November’s Supper Club will be held on November 6th at Mamma Celeste’s Pizzeria, located at 1008 W Sacramento Ave during the hours of 7:00-10:00 pm. Mamma Celeste’s Pizzeria will donate 15% of all purchases made that night to Butte Humane Society. Please visit www.mamacelestespizzeria.com to view their complete menu.
The Butte Humane Society Supper Club is held every month at local restaurants. Each restaurant has generously pledged to donate a percentage of dinner sales made during Supper Club to Butte Humane Society. Attend Supper Club each month and enjoy a delicious dinner with likeminded individuals, all while supporting local businesses and the homeless animals in the community. No need to bring a flyer for Butte Humane Society to get a donated portion of your purchase. Simply dine during the Supper Club hours to show your support for the animals!
To see the full Supper Club calendar and view participating restaurants, please visit buttehumane.org/supperclub. Also, to stay in the know about all Butte Humane Society happenings, please like them on Facebook at facebook.com/buttehumane.
If you are a local restaurant that would like to be involved in the BHS Supper Club, the month of December is still available. Please contact Kaitlin Tillett at 530.343.7917 x134 for more information about how to get involved.
“TRICK OR TREAT” AT BUTTE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR ADOPTOBERFEST
Receive Your Choice of a Trick or a Treat with every Adopted Animal
(CHICO, CA) — If you are looking for a furry friend to help keep you warm for the upcoming winter, October is the month to do so. Butte Humane Society (BHS) is holding ADOPTOBERFEST, where every animal that is adopted comes with your choice of a trick (pet training DVD) or a treat for your new companion to enjoy!
A trick or treat is not the only benefit when adopting an animal from Butte Humane Society. After adopting, your new companion comes with up-to-date core vaccination and preventative care, spay or neuter service, and complimentary examination by a participating veterinarian. All adopted animals also come with a complementary microchip, a personalized temperament assessment and recent health check, free 24PetWatch insurance for a month, and a lifetime of free behavior consultation from our staff.
Not only does your newly adopted companion come with a number of benefits, there are adoption discount programs and waiver possibilities available at BHS. Our Senior Connections Discount provides a 25% discount to those who are 60 or older. Waived adoption fees are offered for all animals that have been with us longer than 4 months, to help them find a home. Anyone that decides to adopt a cat also has the choice to receive 2 feline friends for the price of 1! These special packages can be found on our website.
For more information on adoption discounts and benefits or to view photos and bios of currently available animals, visit buttehumane.org or call 530-343-7917.
Butte Humane Society’s Dog Adoption Center is located at 2579 Fair St, and the Cat Adoption Center is located at 587 Country Drive. Both are open from 12pm to 6pm, seven days a week.
Rhu is an adorable kitten that came to Butte Humane Society as a stray. We noticed right away that something wasn’t quite right with Rhu. After an examination by our veterinarian, Dr. Caspary, it was determined that Rhu had a neurological impairment which affected his balance and depth perception. Additionally, his overall health was poor. He was suffering from an ear and eye infection and an upper respiratory infection. Thanks to your ongoing support and the resources in our Dorothy N Johnson Second Chance Medical Fund, our staff and medical team were able to give him lots of loving care as we nursed him back to health and assessed his neurological impairment.
It was clear that his impairment did not affect his quality of life, as he was such a happy, loving kitten who adored to be held! However, it did make finding an appropriate home for Rhu a bit more challenging. He would never be allowed to be an outdoor cat and needed close supervision to ensure he didn’t jump off surfaces that could be potentially dangerous.
Luckily for Rhu, staff member Alexandra Nixon had her mother visiting her and was showing her the animals at the Adoption Centers. Her mother had no intention of adopting an animal that day, but knew as soon as she meant Rhu that she would not be able to leave the shelter without him. Rhu reminded Alexandra’s mother and siblings of their older brother, who is autistic, and they all knew he would have a special place in their home and hearts. Rhu is doing wonderfully and shares his new home with two Mastiffs – who he thinks are his personal pillows!
Your generous support cares for the treatment of animals like Rhu. Thank you for making his story possible.
Rupert is beaming with joy now, but he had a really bad day last month when someone fell on him, which snapped his leg in two. Although his owners took him to the vet, they could not afford the operation and instead had to surrender him to City of Chico AnimalServices. BHS quickly took him into our care.
When we reviewed the X-rays for Rupert’s leg, the damage was too extensive for us to repair, so amputation was recommended as a means to get Rupert to full health and adoptable status. Rupert’s operation took $700 in total out of the Dorothy N. Johnson Second Chance Fund. We are happy to report that he is now healthy and ready to find a new home! Please, if you have money to spare consider donating to the fund that saved Rupert and many more animals this month!http://buttehumane.org/