Jack Update #2

Jack is recovering very well in his foster home! Here’s what his foster mom has told us so far: “He is currently living in my home with 2 other dogs and a cat. He gets along great with all of them. He is healing so well from surgery. He loves to run around and play. He is very people oriented. Since the day I brought him home he has stuck by my side. Jack is a cuddler! When you sit on the ground he will come right up and make himself comfortable in your lap, he loves to sleep in bed with me and throughout the entire night he is curled up next to my side. For being a puppy, he is very well behaved. He is house trained, and has never had an accident in the house. Overall he is just very sweet. loving, and has such a fantastic personality. ”

Jack is getting closer to making a full recovery every day and should be up for adoption soon. Thanks once again to everyone who donated to his Second Chance!

 

 

Press Release: Take Us Home for the Holidays

 HOMELESS ANIMALS SEEK FAMILIES TO “TAKE US HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”

Butte Humane Society’s Annual Adoption Campaign Kicks off December 1

(CHICO, CA) — This December, Butte Humane Society is asking the community to help its homeless animals find loving homes for the holidays.  The annual “Take Us Home for the Holidays” adoption campaign aims to have every animal available on December 1 adopted into a new home by
December 31.

A photo portrait of every animal featured in the campaign will be posted in Butte Humane Society’s adoption facilities. As each one is adopted, a festive bow is placed on their photo to celebrate the greatest gift of a new home. Each new family will also receive a gift from the Butte Humane Society Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic. Adopters will draw at random from a variety of coupons including 10% to 50% off clinic services, a free engraved name tag, or a free dose of Advantage flea prevention.

Adoptable animals will be featured throughout the month on local TV and radio stations, including a live TV broadcast on KHSL & KNVN’s Wake Up! morning news program on Monday, December 3.

Dogs are located at 2579 Fair St., and cats and small animals are at 587 Country Drive. Adoption hours are 2pm-6pm daily with extended hours from 11am-6pm on Saturdays. Adoption gift certificates are also available, allowing you to give the gift of a new companion while ensuring the recipient is involved in the selection process.

Monkee, adopted in October 2012

“The holiday season is a time for family and togetherness – what better way to celebrate than by extending your family to a homeless animal? If you’re unable to adopt for yourself, you can still help homeless animals by encouraging your friends to consider adoption,” said Trent Burnham, Adoptions Manager at Butte Humane Society.

From the health benefits of pet ownership to the advantages of adopting from Butte Humane Society, there are many reasons why adopting from your local shelter is the best choice for finding a new pet. Visit buttehumane.org for more information on adoption, the “Take Us Home for the Holidays” campaign, other holiday programs, and to see photos and descriptions of currently available animals at Butte Humane Society.

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Press Release: Holiday Tribute Card Program

BUTTE HUMANE SOCIETY TO OFFER HOLIDAY TRIBUTE CARDS

Help Local Animals in Need While Getting Your Holiday Gift-Giving Done


(CHICO, CA) — Butte Humane Society’s tribute card program enables you to make a meaningful holiday gift that gives back to local animals in need while honoring your loved one.

To send a holiday tribute card, go online to buttehumane.org/tributes to make a secure donation to Butte Humane Society, select a mailed or e-mailed card, and include a personalized message to the recipient of your choice. Each card will acknowledge the gift made to Butte Humane Society on behalf of the person receiving the card.

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 the Holiday Tribute Cards program in order to help the organization raise much-needed funds for the new year.  Each donation made enables Butte Humane Society to continue its quality animal care, adoption, and low-cost spay/neuter programs, and cover the necessary costs this requires.

To send a holiday tribute card or find out more about other holiday gift-giving fundraisers for Butte Humane Society, visit www.buttehumane.org.

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Press Release: Angel Card Trees

BUTTE HUMANE SOCIETY SEEKS LOCATIONS FOR “ANGEL CARD TREES” 

Free Ornaments Offered during Annual Holiday Giving Campaign


(CHICO, CA) — Butte Humane Society is seeking high-traffic business locations to host a holiday tree for the annual Angel Card Trees giving campaign.

Each Angel Card Tree is adorned with ornaments featuring animals adopted from Butte Humane Society. Community members are urged to take home an ornament, perhaps for their tree or for a friend, to share in the love of the season. Each ornament has an attached donation envelope that may be used to make a tax-deductible donation to Butte Humane Society. The tree and ornaments are provided by Butte Humane Society to business locations willing to host it throughout December.

If you have a busy retail store, restaurant or other business and would like to host an Angel Card Tree, please contact us.

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 the Angel Card Trees program in order to help the organization raise much-needed funds for the new year.  Each donation made enables Butte Humane Society to continue its quality animal care, adoption, and low-cost spay/neuter programs, and cover the necessary costs this requires.

For more information on Angel Card Trees and other holiday fundraising programs for Butte Humane Society, visit www.buttehumane.org.  

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Fostering Love at Butte Humane Society

If you’ve been looking for a relatively simple way to help animals in need, have a little time on your hands and want to care for a dog or cat on a temporary basis, becoming a foster parent for your local shelter may be the perfect opportunity for you.

There are many situations in which shelter animals can greatly benefit from living with a foster family while waiting to be adopted, said Sheila Henson, Foster Coordinator at Butte Humane Society in Chico.

“We care for animals that are sick, have behavioral issues that need extra attention, or are too young to care for themselves,” she said. “If these animals do not have a foster home to go to their issues can worsen, which decreases their adoptability at a shelter. Foster parents save the lives of animals that need that little extra help.”

Some examples of animals in need of fostering are: puppies or kittens who are not old enough to be adopted, orphaned babies that require round-the-clock care, or babies and adults who are recovering from illness or surgery.

While most shelters try to make animals comfortable during their stay, shelter life can be stressful at times.

“With animals in such close quarters, illnesses can be spread quickly,” Henson said. “It is much easier for an animal to recover from illness or work out their behavior issues when they are in a home and getting lots of attention and love.”

Requirements to become a foster parent vary from shelter to shelter, but in most cases you will need to be able to provide transportation to and from the shelter, have a flexible schedule with the ability to separate foster pets from current pets in the household. If you rent your apartment or home, you will likely need written approval from your landlord.

So if you have a little extra time on your hands and some extra love in your heart, consider volunteering as a foster parent to an animal at your local shelter.

-Jen Burke, Butte Humane Society volunteer

Three of the 1500+ kittens received by BHS this summer