Caleigh has also interned at BHS as the Community Outreach & Special Event Coordination Intern. She assisted in planning our 108th Anniversary Gala and took on the role of Volunteer Coordinator for the evening. Although her time as an intern ended, Caleigh continues to support BHS whenever & wherever it’s needed.
Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who joined us for a Fantastic Voyage at our 108th Anniversary Gala! With lively entertainment provided by The Kelly Twins, a decadent 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 netted about $125,000. 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 dazzling evening would not have been possible without the help of our incredible sponsors: Sierra Nevada, Creative Composition, Courtesy Subaru of Chico, California Water Service, Advanced Document Concepts, Precision Business Associates, Sierra Roofing, Action News Now, Urban Couture, Dahlmeier Insurance Agency, Inc., Asset Management Group, Azad’s Martial Arts, McMillan Tree Service, Cummings Company Inc., Ben Toilet Rentals Inc., RSVP of Northern California, Golden Valley Bank, Merck Animal Health, Chico Hospital for Cats, Patterson Vet Supply, K-Coe Isom, Bidwell Title & Escrow, Barrett Financial Services, People’s Choice Brokers – Tierra Hodge, & Coldwell Banker Dufour Realty – Tanny Johnson. 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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September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month! There are several key aspects to being a responsible dog owner (and pet owner in general!). Following these guidelines, including some tips from AVMA.org, will ensure you are the best pet-parent you can be and will also give your furry companion the best chance at a happy, healthy life.
- Avoid impulsive decisions when selecting a pet.
- Select a pet that’s suited to your home and lifestyle.
- Keep only the type and number of pets for which you can provide appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship.
- Commit to the relationship for the life of your pet(s).
- Provide appropriate exercise and mental stimulation every day.
- Properly socialize and train your pet.
- Recognize that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money.
- Make sure your pet receives preventive health care (vaccinations, parasite control, etc.), as well as care for any illnesses or injuries.
- Budget for annual health and wellness exams to stay ahead of any health issues that may arise for your pet- early detection is key!
- Budget for potential emergencies.
- Clean up after your pet.
- Obey all local ordinances, including licensing, leash requirements and noise control.
- Don’t allow your pet to stray or become feral.
- Make sure your pet is properly identified (i.e., tags, microchips, and proof of sterilization tattoos) and keep its registration up-to-date with your local city or county.
- Don’t contribute to our nation’s pet overpopulation problem: limit your pet’s reproduction through spay/neuter.
- Prepare for an emergency or disaster, including assembling an evacuation kit.
- Recognize any decline in your pet’s quality of life and make timely decisions in consultation with a veterinarian.
Written by loving adopter, Jeanne C.
I knew Marco was meant to be in our family. After losing my 20-year-old Tiger a few months ago I was ready to honor him by giving a home to another shelter cat. I looked online at Butte Humane Society to find the oldest cat they had, since it seems the youngest go first and it was Marco at nine years! The strange thing was he looked EXACTLY like Tiger! It seemed too strange to me so I waited about three weeks and then looked again to see if he was still there, and when he was I knew!
Marco, as promised by staff that knew him well, is super friendly and loving. He follows me around and cuddles on the chair with me. He’s fearless with my other pets and makes it known he wants to be friendly by walking right up to them. He’s not shy and if they hiss a bit he just backs off and goes and plays with his toys. He now has a sister, Amber and three brothers: Dolcetto, Muscato and SirAh. He also has a dog brother, Faustino, who also came to me from Butte Humane Society in 2009. He’s now getting around the Vineyard with his friends but spends most of his time following me around and playing inside.
Keeping your dog or cat at a healthy weight reduces their risk of disease and injury, and contributes to a better quality of life and a longer life expectancy. Is your pet overweight but you aren’t sure where to start? Step one is to have an honest conversation with your veterinarian about your pet’s weight. Your vet will assess your pet’s weight and overall health and create a plan to get your pet to a healthy weight with diet and exercise. Your veterinarian can also teach you to assess your pet’s body condition by observing your pet’s body shape and feeling certain parts of your pet’s body. When it comes to pets, a healthy weight isn’t simply a number on a scale; it’s about healthy body composition.Keeping your pet at a healthy weight lowers their risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, kidney disease, and some forms of cancer. It can also reduce the risks of injury to bones, joints and muscles that are common in overweight and obese pets. If your pet has arthritis, which is especially common in large breed dogs, keeping him/her at a healthy weight makes it easier to manage the discomfort associated with joint pain.
Excess weight can reduce your pet’s life expectancy by more than two years! Keeping your pet at a healthy weight means giving them an opportunity for a longer, healthier, pain-free life. Contact our clinic for an appointment today to see our doctor and get a plan to get your pet back on track to a healthy weight and a healthy life!