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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105th Anniversary Gala – Thank You!

dsc01790Thank you so much for your attendance, participation, and help at our 105th Anniversary Gala!

Thanks to you and your hard work, it was a successful night of celebrating BHS and the animals that we serve. Without the help of each staff member, volunteer, intern, donor, sponsor and guest, we wouldn’t have had such a lively evening of “Grr-lesque, Purr-lesque.”

We had 140 donors who generously gave items for 14492591_10154288685595100_6659311711965809362_nour silent and live auctions at the gala. We auctioned off some exciting  items and packages, including trips to New York and Hawaii, a private dinner with the Sushi Brothers, and unique hand-crafted woodwork. There were a few tantalizing performances by the Malteazers, and impactful short films about our current programs by the talented Tanis Cassidy. We are so very thankful for everyone who made it possible!

Three BHS dogs also made an appearance! Having dogs there made it really special, letting our guests know who they are directly helping with their donations. Overall it was a joyous night of celebrating Butte Humane Society’s 105 years of working diligently to help save lives, find homes, and inspire compassion!

From everyone here at Butte Humane Society, you are the reason we can do what we do – thank you!

See photos from the event on our Facebook Page.

Spay & Neuter Days

February is National Spay and Neuter Month!  We are proudly partnering up with several animal-loving businesses in the community to help increase spay and neuter awareness.

Throughout the month of February, businesses Spay & Nueter cards Art Etclike Art Etc. will be collecting donations to help fill our Spay & Neuter Fund. The fund provides vouchers to help pet owners who wish to take the responsible action of spaying or neutering their pets, but need assistance.

Why is it so important to spay or neuter your pet?  It reduces the chance of your pet developing certain cancers.  It reduces roaming, aggression, messy heat cycles, marking or spraying, but most importantly, it reduces unwanted litters, thus reducing overpopulation and euthanasia.  There’s really no reason not to as long as our shelters are full.

So how can you help?  Easy!  Simply visit one of the Spay & Nueter cards countertopbusinesses listed below, look for the donation cards, donate $5, and be sure to write your name as big as you can.  You deserve this proud moment.

A big THANK YOU goes out to the following businesses for partnering up with BHS and for caring so much about such a worthy cause.  You are truly heroes in our community!

 

Welcome to Our Winter Wonderland

pet photos with santaYou love your children, both two and four-legged, and you love capturing adorable memories of them.  Butte Humane Society can help with that by offering Photos with Santa at our Winter Wonderland where we will be decking the halls with beautiful holiday décor. Come in from the cold for some delicious hot apple cider while you browse through the BHS boutique for cute pet outfits, gifts, and more.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with some irresistible baked goods.  Marvel at your children’s (the two-legged ones) artistry as they get crafty in the craft corner.

Long day of shopping?  Bring your gifts and let us wrap them for you.  We have an assortment of both contemporary and traditional wrapping paper, bows, and ribbon.  Name your own price.  It all goes to help the animals at BHS.

Not into Santa?  That’s okay!  We will also offer winter and Hanukkah themed photo options. So come enjoy the fun festivities at the BHS Education Center located at 2156 Pillsbury Rd, Suite 160 from noon to 4:00pm on either December 5th or 12th.   Don’t forget to pick up your 2016 calendar featuring animal lovers from CAL FIRE and some of the adorable pups and kitties from BHS.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Pet Safety Tips for Halloween

Pet Safety Tips for Halloween

            The time for hot apple cider, warm scarves and pumpkin bread is finally here. It’s fall, and Halloween is just around the corner! You know what that means; it’s time to start thinking about what you and your family are going to dress up as this year. This includes the 4-legged members of your family. Not everyone likes to dress their pets up, but for those of us that do here are some tips to keep in mind.

Lobsterriers!
Lobsterriers!
  1. Avoid masks, which can obstruct your pet’s vision or ability to breathe.
  2.  When the costume is on, make sure your pet can still move freely and supervise your pet at all times.
  3.  Always ensure your pet has identification (collar, tags, and microchip) and don’t forget the leash if you’ll be outdoors or in a new place.
  4. Allow your pet time to adjust to the costume, including a couple “test runs” before the big day.
  5. Most importantly, don’t dress up your pet if it makes them unhappy. Some animals like it but some don’t, and we should respect that.

Costumes aren’t the only pet safety concern on Halloween. Many pets can become stressed out, lost, or sick during this time of year.  These are a few ways to minimize pet stress this month.

  1. Avoid giving your pets treats not specifically designed for their species, or they might get sick. This means no candy from the trick-or- treating bowl (more for you)!
  2. Keep Halloween decorations such as electric lighting, carved pumpkins with lit candles, and small plastic creepy crawlies out of the reach of your pets.
  3. Unless your pets are very social with strangers, keep them in a separate room away from the front door during busy trick-or- treating hours. Too many new people in one night can be very stressful for some animals.
  4. Be on the alert for your cat or dog trying to sneak past you when you open the door for trick-or- treaters.
Maria, our Adoptions RVT, loves dressing up the kitties for Halloween!
Maria, our Adoptions RVT, loves dressing up the kitties for Halloween!

If you follow these simple rules, both you and your fur-friend should have a happy, fun and safe Halloween! And if you love dressing your pets up for Halloween, be sure to check out our Facebook Halloween Costume Contest! You can show off your cute costume ideas, look at the adorable outfits put together by other animal lovers, and win a pet care gift basket! Head over to Butte Humane Society on Facebook and like the page for more details.