Animal Tales Newsletter
The theme of this fall and winter issue is "Coming Home." For some animals, that means being returned to their owners with the help of the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter. For others, it means finding a new home after receiving care at our shelter. Read heartwarming stories and about how our community and donors help us do the great things we do.
This bright, bold issue highlights some great partnerships within our own community as well as how our staff was involved with a national rescue effort of 700 animals. In addition, read a heartfelt article from Animal Services Manager, Deborah Wood about the special bond between people and animals and lots of gratitude towards volunteers and donors.
Caring, Kindness and Community are the themes of this newsletter and values that we hold dear. Disaster preparedness for your pet, this year by the numbers, alumni spotlights, holiday pet safety tips and more are all in this issue.
Washington County is one of the safest place to be a homeless pet! Read about our awesome administrative specialists, a new volunteer coordinator, a special dog named Cora and more.
The Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter made international news by helping a dog named Gigit get home all the way across the country! Plus, a week in the life of the animal shelter, the new Hilhi Paws & Claws Club, our Volunteer Coordinator retires and more.
Predict - and prevent - a dog bite, a day in the life of an animal shelter technician, how to get started as a volunteer and all of the many lifesaving things that we are doing to help cats.
Learn how we helped to a heal a dog's heart with surgery, the appreciation that we have for our volunteers, Dog Training at the shelter and more.
This issue focuses on a million dollar grant to area shelters from Maddie's Fund, the ASAP coalition, a Cameron Award for the MDT, Rescue Partners, Behavior Interventions and more.
People make our shelter great, and in this issue you'll read about some of the people who do just that. You'll read about our staff and volunteers who work hard every day helping out the animals in our community.
In this issue, read about how our volunteers and new shelter veterinarian are making a difference, why getting a rabies vaccination for your pet is important, and read about an alumnus of the shelter.
In this issue, read about a case of animal neglect where 47 animals were surrendered to the shelter, a happy reunion between a dog and a family after weeks of being apart, and what you can do during the holidays to help the shelter.
This issue of Animal Tales highlights many of the exciting changes at the shelter in the last year. The shelter has become a popular spot for visitors of all ages -- including kids celebrating special milestones. Also in this issue are stories on the differences between serving as an open admission shelter and a private shelter, our work on animals and domestic violence and helpful tips on choosing the best time to adopt a pet.
In this issue, learn how Animal Services worked with the Sheriff's Office to rescue 14 dogs from unhealthy and filthy conditions, the new feline leukemia and FIV testing that the shelter can provide because of a grant, a happy adoption story and more.
This December edition of Animal Tales newsletter will warm your heart during these wintry, chilly days. Read about Deborah Wood's first year at Animal Services, homeless pets winning the Lottery, an owner finding his two lost dogs by searching our Web site, local animal groups working together on common goals, and much more.
This issue features a new look and introduces a new manager for Animal Services, former Oregonian Pet Talk columnist, Deborah Wood.