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Sit! Stay! Shelter in place.

Sit! Stay! Shelter in place.

September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and as part of that SCRAPS wants to make sure you know how to handle your four-legged family members in times of emergency.

On Tuesday, September 9 SCRAPS will team up with the Spokane Emergency Management team to offer information on what you can do if a disaster strikes that requires you to stay in your home. Certain events like an ice storm or a train derailment may last a day or a week.

The Shelter in Place program offers tips to keep your family and furry friends safe indoors during that time.

The program begins at 6:30 pm at the SCRAPS Regional Animal Facility located at 6815 E. Trent in the Spokane Valley. Admission is free.

Pizza 4 Pups at Monteray Cafe

Pizza 4 Pups at Monteray Cafe

The Monteray Cafe is teaming up with the Spokane Humane Society to present Pizza 4 Pups.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 am the Monteray Cafe will be donating 20 percent of all sales to the animals of the Spokane Humane Society.

You can also join team members from the Spokane Humane Society for Yappy Hour from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for food and drink specials, door prizes, SHS swag and a howling good time.

“Misty, Ray and the crew from the Monterey Cafe are sending a strong message to our community members that they care about the needy animals in Spokane,” said Dave Richardson, Executive Director. ”Our life saving work is made possible through the generosity of businesses like The Monterey Cafe and individuals who turn their care and concern into action. Make the Monterey Cafe your date night with a purpose and share your love with critters in need.”

Dog days of summer at Spokane pools

Dog days of summer at Spokane pools

This Saturday is the last day for swimmers to enjoy the Spokane City Aquatic Centers before the dog days of summer! Beginning Sunday, pet owners can bring their pooches to dive, swim and frolic with other canine water enthusiasts in the 4th Annual Doggie Dips to benefit SpokAnimal and the Spokane Parks Foundation.

For $10 dogs can spend time poolside playing fetch, doing doggie paddle laps or just working on their tan. For the past three years SpokAnimal has used the funds from the popular event to help maintain and enhance the SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge. This year, the Doggie Dips fall within SpokAnimal's participation in the ASPCA Rachael Ray 100k Challenge and there will be special games, photos and prizes incorporating the SpokAnimal Lifesaver Challenge theme into the fun.

Dog owners may pre-register for one of more Doggie Dips through Spokane Parks and Rec or pay $10 at the pool the day of each event. Dogs must be well-mannered, healthy and attended to by an owner who has proof of an up-do-date rabies vaccination. Dogs without a current certificate may be turned away.

Spokane Humane Society celebrates 117th birthday

Spokane Humane Society celebrates 117th birthday

The Spokane Humane Society is celebrating it's 117th birthday in top dog fashion this weekend!

Starting at 11 am and running until 2 pm, everyone who has adopted from the shelter in the past is welcome to bring them back for an alumni reunion. And if you haven't found your forever friend yet, this could be the place.

“Come have fun, come check it out, eat some cake and have a hot dog. And if you don't have a dog, you're still welcome. Maybe it's time for you to get one and become part of the alumni team,” said organizer Jenna Carroll.

The celebration also includes demos from local dog activity groups and a “Hope, Love and Muddy Paws,” photo contest.

Past and present staff, board members and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

There is no admission fee.

SCRAPS Full House adoption event

SCRAPS Full House adoption event

For the next five days, SCRAPS is waiving all animal adoption fees with the purchase of a license.

Between July 1 and 6, SCRAPS took in 89 dogs and 145 cats, filling every cat and dog cage nearly to capacity.

“Even during this busy season, that's an unbelievable amount of animals for us,” said SCRAPS Regional Director Nancy Hill. “These pets have no identification, no license or microchip, so we must find them homes immediately.”

Licenses are just $15 for cats and $25 for dogs. The adoption fee and the cost of the spay/neutering, microchipping, vaccinations and exam are all free.

“If you've been thinking about adopting a new dog, cat or kitten, please help us find good homes for these pets,” said Hill. “Also please remember to license and microchip your animals. It is the best way to guarantee they will find their way home.”

 

SCRAPS: A Full House Adoption Event

Tuesday, July 8 – Sunday, July 13

Spokane Humane Society cuts adoption fees for Freedom by the 4th

Spokane Humane Society cuts adoption fees for Freedom by the 4th

The Spokane Humane Society is cutting adoption fees as part of their Freedom by the 4th program. The goal is to adopt 50 of the shelter's cats and kittens into loving permanent homes by the end of Thursday.

“With the recent large number of unwanted animals being surrendered to the Spokane Humane society, we need the community's help to provide homes for these amazing Spokalicious animals,” said the Spokane Humane Society's Executive Director Dave Richardson. “The shelter is full.”

In order to help things along, the humane society is reducing kitten adoption fees by half, and waiving adoption fees entirely for all adult cats.

“We need individuals and families in the market for a new furry-faced family member to opt to adopt,” said Richardson.