Clinic Corner: Meet Our New Vet

June E-News

The Butte Humane Society Veterinary Clinic is excited to introduce you to our new veterinarian, Dr. Mariana Turner! Dr. Turner comes to Butte Humane Society with years of experience in primary veterinary care, spay and neuter, general surgery, and shelter medicine. Dr. Turner is passionate about caring for shelter and rescue animals that do not have anyone else to speak out for them, access to affordable veterinary care, and reducing over population through an affordable spay and neuter program. As a pet parent to 5 dogs, 2 cats, 4 finches and 1 chicken herself, Dr. Turner loves helping educate her clients and our community on how to best care for their pets. We are elated to have her as part of the BHS family and are thrilled to be able to offer her expertise to our community. We have increased our availability for wellness and preventative exams and can’t wait for our clients to meet Dr. Turner and experience the level of care she provides to each of her patients.  If it has been a year or more since your pets last exam, there has never been a better time to get your furry family member scheduled for a check up to make sure they are happy and healthy as can be! Call the clinic today at 530.343.7917 x 202 to book your appointment.

Sweet Success: Trixie

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Twix and I are doing very well. In fact, she now goes by the name of Trixie. It is just her and I in my home. No other humans or pets. She had very big shoes to fill as Molly, my companion of 16 years sadly passed away recently. She was also a black cat. I am very happy to say that Trixie is more than filling Molly’s shoes. She is an amazing cat. If you remember her, you probably already know that. When I first met her at the shelter, she allowed me to pet her belly. That really impressed me as most cats don’t seem to like or allow that. She loves people and loves attention. And man does she like to play! She’ll chase a little cat toy;  clear plastic ball with mini balls inside it for hours or until it gets stuck under furniture. The only small issue we are dealing with is her habit of clawing the carpet. Otherwise there are no complaints. I really enjoy coming home from work each day and having her there at the door waiting to greet me. She has become very vocal over the last few weeks and has a lot to say when I get home. She has a HUGE appetite for a cat her size and eats two bowls of food a day! I truly could not have envisioned ending up with a better cat.

Volunteer Spotlight: Brooke T.

IMG-2908Not many volunteers feel comfortable with the complicated closing routines of feeding, cleaning, and administering medications, but Brooke T. sticks around until the last minute of the work day, working alongside staff to get the kitties ready for bed.

Brooke isn’t timid about going above and beyond normal volunteer tasks, but rather looks for more “extracurricular” activities. She gives life to the office with the little things like creating birthday graphics for some of our special cats. She helps instigate those little shenanigans that a workplace needs to keep spirits up on those emotionally stressful days that are all too common in the shelter world.

Thank you Brooke, for bringing such joy to the cats and the humans who care for them.

Bidwell Bark 2018 Recap

BHS_BidwellBark_Logo2-whitestrokeThank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the fun-filled day at Sycamore Field for the Bidwell Bark Fun Run & Festival! This year, our community raised over $30,000 for the animals at Butte Humane Society!

On Saturday, May 5th, more than 1,000 humans and their canine companions joined us for Bidwell Bark. More than 300 registrants also took to the course for the 5K Run & 2K Walk, and boy, they were lightning fast!

Our Top Three 5K Runners were Dylan (16:55), Phillip (20:04), and Adam (21:05). The first (and ONLY) Youth to run the 5K was Alex W. (38:49). Of course, we can’t forget about our four-legged runners! The Top Canine Runners were Jason & Cash (21:17), Liz & Mila (22:28), and Hyland & Beulah (24:44).


This year, we brought back an award from previous years… The Golden Bone! Each year, it is awarded to a group of participants with the most team spirit. The lucky winning team for 2018 was AMain Hobby Hounds! 

We would like to thank all of the fundraising individuals and teams who spent the last couple of months raising money for the cause. A special congratulations this year’s top fundraisers:

Top Individual Fundraisers:

  1. Curtis Chamberlain – $5,643.09
  2. Jeanine Spilman – $1,747.92
  3. Katrina Woodcox – $1,487.61
  4. Teri Ryan – $1,000

Top Team Fundraisers:

  1. CRBR – Cleanrite Buildrite – $5,643.09
  2. Hair of the Dog – $1,010
  3. AMain Hobby Hounds – $960
  4. – $561.44

Contests & Entertainment

Costume Contest

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
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Peanut Butter Pie Eating Challenge

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Best Trick Contest

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Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate

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We would also like to thank our Event Sponsors, Donors, Vendors, and Volunteers who help make Bidwell Bark possible. We couldn’t do it without them, and we appreciate all of their support!

Anxious to see the rest of the amazing photos from this year’s event? Head over to our Facebook page and check out our Bidwell Bark 2018 album! Also, if you attended Bidwell Bark this year, be sure to fill out our event survey. We appreciate your feedback!

Mark your calendars now – Bidwell Bark will be back on May 11, 2019. We hope to see you all next year!

Clinic Corner: Allergy Awareness Month

May E-News

May is National Pet Allergy Awareness month! According to a recent survey, more than half of pet owners aren’t aware their dog or cat can also be miserable with seasonal allergies in the spring and summer months as well as suffer from environmental or food allergies year round! Symptoms of allergies can be as simple as sneezing, watery eyes, or itchy skin all the way up to intestinal distress, ear issues, and respiratory problems. The are a couple of precautionary steps pet owner’s can take to prevent things like food and environmental allergies such as keeping your pet on a grain free food (most dogs have some type of grain sensitivity or allergy), using all-natural cleaners in your home, and keeping plants that are toxic to pets out of your home and yard. Seasonal allergies are often hard to prevent, but knowing the signs and symptoms of allergies can help save your pet from seasonal allergy suffering.

If you think your pat may have allergies, an exam with a veterinarian is a good start to determine what type of allergies they are, and what you can do to treat them! Call us today to schedule your pet’s allergy exam at 530-343-7917 x 202.