Volunteer Spotlight: Linda B.

image1 (1)Linda B. has only been a volunteer at BHS since April, but she has already logged 100 hours with our dogs! In addition to walking dogs at the shelter, she also takes advantage of our Dog On The Go program and takes longer term dogs home for the day to decompress. We love seeing her updates of our pups enjoying the yard and cuddles on the couch. When asked about Linda, our Behaviorist Shannon said “Linda is so focused on the dogs when she’s at the shelter. She’s nice & friendly, and you can tell her heart is in it for all of the right reasons. We are so lucky to have someone like her who dedicates time to be with our dogs, helping mold them and prepare them for a forever home.”

Linda told us that her and her mom, who is also a volunteer, love taking dogs on the go and seeing them get adopted. They have a passion for shelter dogs, and they actually adopted a Cattle Dog mix from BHS back in 2000.

Thank you to Linda (and her mom, Lori) for being such incredible volunteers. The BHS Staff really appreciates you – and so do the pups!

 

BHS Internships

Each semester, a handful of students join BHS as intern. Whether they work in Adoptions, the Clinic, or Administration, they all walk away having gained valuable work experience! Check out this write up by former Social Media & Public Relations intern, Cassie, about her experience at BHS!

“My experience as the Social Media and Public Relations intern at Butte Humane Society has been nothing short of fulfilling. The environment was always warm and welcoming, and helped me learn a lot about what I want in my future career endeavors. Working for a nonprofit was also a very rewarding experience, as I felt I was directly contributing to finding homes for our wonderful animals. All of the administrative staff were always very helpful and supportive when getting work done, and it was never boring! As a Communication Studies student, this was directly applicable to my academic and professional skills. I learned so much throughout the duration of the semester, and my involvement with BHS was everything I could have wanted in an internship!”

Clinic Corner: New Hours!

August E-News

The Butte Humane Society Veterinary Clinic is excited to announce new hours of operation starting August 16th! The clinic will be open to the public from 9:00am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 5:00pm Tuesday through Friday. Our clinic provides high quality, low cost veterinary care including preventative and wellness exams, spay and neuter, vaccines, dental cleanings, heartworm prevention, and MUCH MORE! Have you put off a high dollar procedure for your pet because of the cost? The Butte Humane Society Veterinary Clinic now offers ScratchPay financing for any procedures totaling over $200.00! Applying for ScratchPay is easy, and they offer a variety of payment plans for qualifying clients. Call today to schedule your pet’s examination to make sure they are on track with their preventatives and have the best shot at a long, happy, and healthy life! 530.343.7917 x 202.

Sweet Success: Davos

IMG_20180719_165607_404Written by loving adopters, the Thomas Family

Matthew is wonderful. He is now called Davos, we are big Game of Thrones fans in our house. He has adjusted to life in our home wonderfully. We have two older cats, Tyrion (3) and Duncan (2), who absolutely love him. He wasn’t too sure when he first came home but within a couple of days they were eating, sleeping and playing together. He fetches and is so playful and loving.  What a great fit for our family. We are so thankful to have found him.

Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah D.

imageHannah D. only joined BHS in the beginning of July, but already she has won every one of us over. She volunteers in multiple departments, including Dogs, Cats, Clinic, Warehouse, and Special Events. She even stepped up, without hesitation, to be our Petsmart Liaison who monitors the comfort and cleanliness of the cats we have up for adoption at Petsmart. She’s already volunteered over 25 hours this month. Did I mention that she’s only 16! Cats love her. Dogs love her. Staff and Volunteers love her.

Thank you, Hannah, for being such a ready, willing, and capable volunteer as well as just being an inspiring individual.