A Safe Haven for Animals
June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month!

Picture yourself in the company of your ideal feline companion. Are you curled up on your sofa, blissed out with a mellow softie purring quietly by your side? Or perhaps you'd rather spend your free time creatively upcycling cardboard boxes to keep a younger, highly energetic furball entertained (who needs TV?)! Either way, you'll find your purr-fect match at Sonoma Humane Society!

OGDEN - older cats need love too!
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month raises awareness during a month when shelters across the country find themselves with a high population of cats. Sonoma Humane Society is no exception - we have so many loving cats at all ages and stages looking for homes!

Cats like sweet, social 14 year old Ogden who is FIV+ and has been waiting since last October for a caring companion. And of course, THERE ARE KITTENS. 
Since March 1st we have found homes for 47 kittens, and, with 126 currently in our foster program, many kittens become available for adoption each day!
Atomic: Tiny stature, gigantic purr!

For kittens like Atomic, their survival is literally in our hands. Atomic weighed just ounces when she was brought to SHS. Found in a local backyard, the tiny orange kitten appeared to be newborn with her eyes not yet open, all alone with no apparent means of survival... Read more

Last month when we asked our community to consider opening their hearts and homes to some of our harder-to-adopt friends, the response was amazing! Here are just a couple of our longer-term guests who have found homes lately. Is someone special waiting for you?

Love for Athena!!!HappyTails
Athena was surrendered to us on Christmas Eve last year under stressful circumstances. A social, easy-going 9-year-old, Athena had a couple of minor, manageable health issues. And her preference for a single-dog household made finding her perfect match a little trickier. We couldn't be happier when a compassionate couple fell in love with our sweet Pittie goddess and brought her home. Athena looks pretty happy about it too!

      Happy Trails LULU! 
The 11 1/2 year ol
d green-eyed beauty came to us when her owner had to move away last year. The senior sweetheart wanted a quiet home where she wouldn't have to share her people with other cats. She wasted no time making her demands known to her lovely new family, who quickly made her the center of attention! 
hburgHealdsburg Center Adoptions!

The past month has been busy at the Healdsburg Center for Animals, what with gearing up for our official Grand Opening (see Events section below!), and finding homes for so many furry faces!!! We couldn't be happier to be a part of these second chances! 


This outgoing 2 1/2 year old FIV+ Tuxedo kitty spent 7 months swaggering his way into our hearts at our Santa Rosa campus, and then enjoyed being BMOC (Big Man on Campus) at the Healdsburg Center for, oh, about a minute before he scored his cool new friend!  

Living the Chi Life!

Sparkle's days were numbered at another shelter before she was transferred to SHS's Healdsburg Center. Now the sweet 1 1/2 year old is bringing lots of shine to her new family's life, where she is being loved and adored along with an older Chihuahua brother! 

Right place, right time 

Coconut was at the right place (Healdsburg Center) at the right time (the exact moment that a nice family decided their son was old enough to help care for a dog)! The 5-month-old Chihuahua mix now has a human brother to grow up with and lots of caring hearts looking after her!

Penguin Finds a Forever Home!

So far, The Healdsburg Center has been a safe haven for a stray cockatiel and even a Japanese quail, so it should come as no surprise that we found a home for a stray Penguin too. OK, so he's an 11 month old cat who's dressed like a penguin... but we're still very proud!

For more exciting Healdsburg events, please check out our listings below!
Help us grow our mission in the Healdsburg Community. Please visit our website and click the 'Support and Donations' tab for ways to give!

Training Tip: Loose-Leash Walking
Why train loose-leash walking? To spare your arms... and your dog's trachea. It is not fun or safe for you to have your dog take you for a walk. Pulling while wearing a collar can actually damage your dog's throat. Training your dog to walk politely on leash can turn a frustrating walk into one both you and your dog can enjoy. 
June 12 & 26, July 17 & 31 9AM-2PM
Lavender Days!
Spend a relaxing afternoon snipping lavender bouquets and sipping lemonade - while you help the animals of SHS! Friend and volunteer Nancy Hair generously shares her gardens for a few days each summer. There's no admission fee, but donations to animal causes close to her heart are accepted. Click link below for details on how to reserve your spot!

Thursday June 16th 5:30-9:00 PM
Running Bases for Furry Faces!
Take us out to the ballgame! The Healdsburg Prune Packers have invited us to get in the game on June 16th at Recreation Park in Healdsburg! We'll be there to celebrate the Healdsburg Center Grand Opening and throwing out the first pitch! The Prune Packers are a collegiate-level summer baseball team and members of the elite California Collegiate League. Tickets are $5 a piece, kids under 12 are free.
Sponsored by Feed This!

Click here for details
Friday June 17th 4-7PM
2nd Annual Cause for Paws Happy Hour Fundraiser for SHS/Healdsburg Center
Get social at this fun Happy Hour event hosted by Vanguard Properties! Mix, mingle and test your luck on some high end raffles with limited ticket sales. Our friend Grace Lucero intends to make this an annual event to support the animals!
Saturday, June 18th 12-4PM
Grand Opening Event
Healdsburg Center for the Animals! 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1:00 with exciting events all afternoon! Explore the shelter, learn about our programs and enjoy some fun family activities!
Friday, June 25 9AM-1PM
Kunde Dog Hike
Kunde Family Winery, Kenwood, CA
Fourth-Generation Winegrower Jeff Kunde and his dogs Cooper and Marley invite guests and their furry friends for a moderately strenuous 4- hour hike through the breathtaking Kunde Family Winery vineyards. Afterwards, enjoy a much-deserved wine tasting and wine country lunch!
A portion of the $60 registration fee will be donated to Sonoma Humane Society.

Preregistration required. Click for details!
Other things you might want to be in the know about.
Nom, nom, nom...inate us!

It's time to nominate your favorite people, places, and things for the Press Democrat's "Best of 2016" awards! The nomination period ends June 10, so cast your votes ASAP and spread the word!


Best Local Nonprofit: Sonoma Humane Society
Best Fundraising Event: Wags, Whiskers & Wine

Best Veterinarian: Dr. Philip Lin of SHS Public Hospital
Summer Camps/Spaces Still Available!
Enrichment is important to children and other living beings. Make the most of your child's summer with one of our camps! Campers have the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes activities at SHS, attend field trips to local animal care organizations and learn from guest speakers. We share the world of animal care and welfare to future generations in a safe, fun and hands-on learning environment! Limited spaces are still available.
Other ways you can help: Donate your vehicle | Shop |  Volunteer | Host an Event 
BODSonoma Humane Society Board of Directors 2016

Evelyn Mitchell, President
Shannon Tracey, Vice President
Kathy Yerger, Secretary
John Prouty Treasurer
Kati Aho, Darlene Brazil, Brent Cassell, Chris Kittredge, Marty Olhiser, Robert Quail

 Tel: 707.542.0882 | Fax: 707.542.1317 | www.sonomahumane.org 
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