Volunteer Spotlight: Arlene E.

Arlene E.What can we say, Arlene is a rock star! In the last year she has contributed almost 250 hours of her time to Butte Humane Society. After being retired for about a year she decided to find a new way to spend her time, and we couldn’t be luckier that she found us.

Adoptions Manager, Megan Dallas, says, “Our staff really rely on our volunteers, and Arlene is always there to step up and take on anything we need her to. If she hears we are short staffed, she comes straight over to come and help out. She’s an angel!”

Arlene has completed the Level 2 training for dogs and is also one of our Volunteer Mentors, which means that she works with new volunteers as they are training. She is a great asset to our special events and mobile adoptions, including our most recent – a special “Company Cuddle” event for Sierra Nevada Brewery staff and families. Arlene also played a vital role during the evacuation crisis we had earlier this month, helping to organize emergency fosters so that we were able to open our kennels to community animals in need.

Now that we’ve gotten to know her, we don’t know what we’d do without her. Thank you, Arlene!

Press Release: Free Seminar on Advocacy for Animals


Presented by Local and National Humane Organizations

(CHICO, CA) — Butte Humane Society and The Humane Society of the United States are teaming up to offer a free seminar on Wednesday, November 28 from 7pm to 9pm at TrailBlazer Pet Supply, 762 Mangrove Ave. at the Safeway Shopping Center in Chico. “Lobby 101: Effective Advocacy for Animals” will provide tips on how you can make a tremendous difference for animals in California.

The humane community is working hard to improve life for California’s animals, but to be more effective, more help is needed. Citizens concerned about puppy mills, wildlife protection, factory farms, local animal issues, or creating a more compassionate California in general, are urged to attend this informative and motivational meeting.

Jennifer Fearing, California Senior State Director for The HSUS, will discuss the lawmaking process and offer techniques for improving the persuasiveness and engagement of citizen advocates.

This event is free of charge and guests are welcome. If you plan to attend, you may RSVP online at