A Safe Haven for Animals
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MAY 2017
How you can literally help us save a life.

Last May, our Director of Shelter Medicine, Dr. Sarah Reidenbach sent out a very important call to action. She described how, in the height of kitten season and with our shelter already full of older or special needs animals, we were exceeding our capacity. She asked our community to consider adopting animals who'd been with us a while longer - and you did! By doing so, you gave these animals the loving homes they'd been waiting for and enabled us to help every animal who arrived at Sonoma Humane Society needing protection and care last spring.

Once again, we are asking for your help! With so many new kittens, puppies and adult animals arriving at SHS daily, we also have several pets who have been waiting patiently to find loving homes. In spite of the challenges that life has handed them, each one has so much love to give and deserves a home where they will be loved right back, unconditionally.

Some might have a health condition that makes them a little harder to adopt, like Faline. Her FIV+ status means she needs to be an indoor only cat whose human provides her with a stress-free environment and regular veterinary check-ups. This 3 year old gray tabby came to SHS with her litter of kittens in March. She was a good mom to them and they have all been adopted. Now it's her turn to find a home of her own! She is extremely friendly and thrives on attention.

Other pets come in pairs, which can mean they too sometimes wait longer to fi nd their ideal  home. Kaiden and his mama Star have been waiting since January. Star is on a hypoallergenic diet to help manage skin allergies. She loves toys, especially a small teddy bear that she packs around! Kaiden can be skittish around young children and strangers, but it doesn't take long to earn his trust. Both are so lovin g and playful once they get to know you! Vanna and Chiquita are another sweet Chihuahua duo looking for a home together!

And the th ere are our senior friends like Bruno. The sweet stray is abou t 1 5,  an may be in early stages of kidney disease - common for older c ats. The ginger cuddle-bug has been w i th us since January; he's looking for a quiet home where he can continue to a ge gra ce fully and get all the gentle attention  he craves.   

As Dr. Reid enbach says,"we do not consider euthanasia for adoptable animals, no matter how  long they have been with us and no ma tter what their special needs are. But without community m embers who will bring these animals into their homes, our shelter can quickly fill up with diffic ult-to-adopt cases."

If you want to get right down to it, when you adopt a pet you are helping us save two lives - the animal you bring home and the animal who gets a space at the shelter.

Will you please consider opening your heart and home to a new friend? With your help, we can give every animal who needs us protection and care during this busy season!

Join Us...
Human Race 2017
Saturday May 6, 7-11:30AM
Herbert Slater Middle School
This community-wide fundraising event is a fun way to show your support for the animals of Sonoma Humane Society. We'd love to see you at our "Watering Hole and Snack Bar(k)" Doggie Refreshment Booth! Bring your pups by and say HELLO!

Kitten Foster Orientation
Saturday May 6, 12-1PM
Saturday May 27, 12-1PM
Sonoma Humane Society

Become a kitten foster parent! Our Kitten Foster Orientation will show you how to set up your kitten space at home and how to take care of orphaned kittens, bottle babies, and nursing moms and kittens. You don't need to have any previous experience, just a willingness to learn and a dedication to helping a vulnerable population of animals who need you. Thank you for your interest in joining our foster team!

In order to register you must first fill out our  Foster application! 
To register for May 6th,  click here or for May 27th, click here!
Beer Thursdays
Starting May 18, 4-8PM
The Barlow 

Crooked Goat Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly establishment and they want to show their appreciation for our four-legged friends! Every Thursday from mid-May to October, they will donate $1 to Sonoma Humane Society for each beer they sell between 4 and 8PM! The good people at Crooked Goat say "SHS exists because of community support and we are proud to be able to contribute to their mission. So come on by the brewery and feel even better about the beer you're drinking, knowing that it's helping animals in need!" 
Puppies & Pinot
Saturday May 27, 1-4PM

In honor of  Pellegrini Wine's beloved company matriarch, Aida Pellegrini, they will be hosting "Puppies & Pinot", a day of fundraising for the Sonoma Humane Society. There will be special pricing on all Pinot Noir as well as small bites prepared by Foodie Farmhouse! A portion of sales for the day will be donated directly to SHS. Well-behaved dogs on leash are encouraged to attend!

Tickets ($25) include a glass of wine, a gourmet Foodie Farmhouse lunch and a souvenir logo glass. 

Other ways you can help:
Sonoma Humane Society Board of Directors 2017

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

Sonoma Humane Society
Santa Rosa | Tel: 707.542.0882
Healdsburg Center for Animals | Tel: 707.431.3386 
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