106th Anniversary Gala Recap

DSC_0053Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who came to the rescue at our 106th Anniversary Gala! With fantastic entertainment provided by the Kelly Twins and Enchantment Children’s Parties, a delicious meal from Sierra Nevada, and a visit from some of our furry friends – it was truly a night to remember. The total amount raised is still being calculated, but preliminary numbers show that we raised over $100,000. We are so grateful to be surrounded by such a supportive community, and this money will help us to continue our mission of saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion.

This marvelous evening would not have been possible without the help of our superhero sponsors: Sierra Nevada, Creative Composition, Cooksey Properties, LLC., Courtesy Motors, Wells Fargo, Tri Counties Bank, Urban Couture, Find’s Furniture, Enchantment Children’s Parties, Bartlett’s Hearing Aid Centers, Stifel, Dahlmeier Insurance Agency, Inc., RSVP of Northern California, Law Offices of Aaron J. Stewart, Ben Toilets, Golden Valley Bank, Westel Communications, California Water Service Co., Asset Management Group, North Valley Pet & House Sitting, Greg Wills & Marji Thomas-Wills, and Enloe Medical Center. We are also thankful for the support of our donors, who donated items for us to use in our auctions!

We could not have imagined a more perfect evening to help raise money for the animals at BHS, and we are so excited for next year’s Gala!

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October 2017 Desktop Calendars

It’s time to get SPOOKY! Celebrate the month of October with these ghoulishly cute desktop backgrounds featuring BHS Alum Marrone & Jack Skellington!

Easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Click on the calendar you love
  2. Right click & save to your desktop
  3. Minimize your window & find the image on your desktop
  4. Right click & select “Set as desktop background

October Cat- Marrone (1)

 

October Dog- Jack Skellington (1)

 

 

Sweet Success: Tito

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Written by loving adopter, Sabrina B.

Being a volunteer, I remember when Tito was still in a kennel, and then became free-roaming in cattery 2. I had been wanting a kitty for some time, and the day we decided it was time to bring a kid with whiskers home, my partner and I visited BHS. We found Tito where he was lounging atop of a cat tree in cattery 2, and he let out a long, paw-flexing stretch and let me touch his belly. Yet each individual kitty was so sweet, so I got on the floor and played with all of them for awhile. I loved Tito’s playfulness particularly; and it seemed like he’d be a perfect napping buddy that still also had plenty of energy, which is exactly what we were hoping for. My partner also fell in love with Tito’s unique, almost dog-like personality, so I came back the next day to make things official! The adoption process was a breeze thanks to Shelby, she was very helpful.

Tito is the perfect fur child, he makes us proud and his personality is the best addition to our family we could’ve hoped for. He and I have become inseparable. He has stayed true to his dog-like qualities: he does rather well in his harness when we go outside to chase bugs and people-watch, he is a faithful and delightfully talkative shadow, and he also gives any new guest in our home a warm welcome and an invitation to play! But he’s not too shabby at being an amazing kitty either: he is a solid napping companion, he is a diligent morning cuddler before breakfast, he pokes his nose up at you for kisses, and most importantly he is the king of our little castle as well as our hearts. I just can’t imagine life without Tito in it and I’m so thankful we found each other!! We are excited to celebrate his first birthday next month. Here’s to Tito! We love you!

Volunteer Spotlight: Janie K.

22070148_1836931249655054_113827_oJanie has been volunteering at Butte Humane Society in the catteries since May of this year. Although she has only been with us for five months she is almost at 100 hours and has already been running Cat Shadow Shifts as well as helping out at our Mobile Adoption events! Originally from New Jersey, Janie moved to Chico in 2002 and continued her career as a nurse at Enloe. Although she claims no pizza, soft pretzels, or cheesesteak sandwiches here can compare to the East Coast’s, she did admit Celestino’s downtown is very close in quality.

Janie retired after working as a nurse for 40 years early this year and decided to start volunteering at BHS in the catteries. More recently, she has started acting as a mentor/leader for cat shadow shifts. Adult cats are often passed over in shelters for kittens, so Janie tries to really talk with potential adopters about what they are looking for in a cat to steer them toward adopting older cats. They deserve love too!

Janie recently just adopted one of BHS’s cats, Theodore, who has been settling into his new life with two feline sisters and a canine brother. The most rewarding part of volunteering, for her, is making connections with the cats, especially the shy cats who need a little extra love to come out of their shells. Her grandson, Elyjah, is a current Junior Volunteer at BHS. Janie brought him into the catteries over the summer to see if he would be interested in volunteering. Elyjah was immediately hooked and has been volunteering with Janie as well. Being able to have her grandson volunteer with her has been a great bonding experience between the two.

Janie K. loves to be able to help the staff out and help find furrever homes for each cat.

September 2017 Desktop Calendars

“Fall” in love with these adorable desktop backgrounds featuring BHS Alums Sasha & Austin!

Easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Click on the calendar you love
  2. Right click & save to your desktop
  3. Minimize your window & find the image on your desktop
  4. Right click & select “Set as desktop background”

September Calendar_SashaSeptember Calendar_Austin