Happy February! We’re sharing the love with these adorable BHS desktop backgrounds featuring Clemente & Princess Leia.
Easy as 1, 2, 3…
- Click on the calendar you love
- Right click & save to your computer
- Set as your desktop background
Written by Honey Souza, Humane Education Coordinator
PART ONE: Prevention
A three-part series of what to about missing pets.
One in three pets go missing in their lifetime and it’s not necessarily the result of bad pet owners. Countless factors could contribute to pets being separated from even the most exemplary pet parents. Your four-year-old niece leaves the door open, a tree falls on that fence you painstakingly built, you got in an accident and your pet ran off in fear.
It can happen to anybody, to any pet, but follow these steps to reduce the possibility of that happening:
*Low-cost microchips and identification tags are available at Butte Humane Society.
Many volunteers ease their way into volunteering. Not Tena! In the short amount of time that she’s been volunteering, she’s already racked up 40 hours and shows no sign of slowing down.
She adopted Jack, a former BHS resident, in September of 2015 and is head over heels for him. She keeps us updated on him as well as all the current guest dogs of BHS. Her consummate updates on the dogs she works with keeps all the other volunteers informed which helps with consistency when training, which in turn fosters a situation that helps our dogs be more prepared for their forever home.
BHS staff always appreciate a volunteer who understands the animals and their needs like Tena does. “Tena has an incredible dedication to the dogs and she always thinks about the staff too. She is willing to take on some of our more challenging level 1’s and I am excited to see what she will do as a level 2 volunteer. She has been a tremendous help since becoming a volunteer,” says BHS behaviorist, Brittany D.
She has already achieved Mentor status, which means that she qualifies to train new volunteers. This usually takes months. Tena is quickly climbing up the volunteer ladder and will be running this place in no time. BHS needs more volunteers like her.
Thank you, Tena, for your time, your effort, and your compassion!
Agility courses can be a great training and exercise tool for you and your pup! They can include a variety of equipment that increases your dog’s athletic ability and stamina, while strengthening the team communication between handler and canine. Basic equipment that you can find on agility courses are jumps, tunnels, a-frames, teeters, weave poles, and dog walks.
We use A-Frames in our play yard to work with the dogs that are in our care, so we’re going to dive into how to DIY this type of agility equipment for your own backyard!
Let’s start with WHY you should consider building an A-Frame ramp…
A few things you should consider when you begin working with your dog on the A-Frame…
Now let’s turn to the DIY Network for a step-by-step guide on how to build your own dog an agility ramp:
Tools & Materials Needed:
Written by Shelby W, loving adopter
“I actually started working with BHS in August. I wasn’t really looking for another kitty but it is hard not to fall in love with some of them! Not too long after I started, Mr. Puff showed up with a litter of kitties. He was shy and scared of the new environment. I loved seeing him and watching him grow. He was there so much longer than I expected him to be! But obviously he was meant to join my family. He went to free roam and we instantly bonded. I knew it was time for me to take him home! Thank you BHS!”
We are so glad that Mr. Puff has found a happy home!
Welcome to Butte Humane Society (BHS). We are one of the oldest non-profit agencies in Butte County, California, working since 1911 to bring humanitarian care to dogs, cats and other animals.
We are a Limited Admission shelter that strives to make our animals as comfortable as possible during their stay with us.