A Safe Haven for Animals
In this issue: 
March 2017
Kona: Lots of love changes a sweet kitten's luck!

Will rubbing a cat's belly bring you good luck? Some cats might not appreciate such a gesture, but a very special kitten we know happens to love having her belly rubbed - so much that her foster mom jokes that she's part dog! It's hard to believe that just weeks ago, sweet, friendly Kona desperately need ed her luck to change for the better...

Cody's very special "happy tail"

Cody was here at Sonoma Humane Society for just over 3 years. He was adopted twice before but, through no fault of his own, came back to us both times. In early January, a man named John came in to inquire about him. He'd met him the year prior but Cody needed to be an "only pet" and John had a resident rescue dog at home. When John's dog passed away late last year, he visited our website and saw that Cody was still waiting for a home. John and his wife Diane visited Cody several times over the course of a few weeks to make sure that bringing him home was the right choice for everyone. Our staff and volunteers waited with great anticipation and hope... and on January 13th, John appeared at the shelter, leash in hand. He adopted Cody and took him home to his beautiful 2 acre retreat! John works from home and is able to spend lots of quality time with his handsome dog. He and Cody walk together 6 times a day and Cody likes to take a power nap after each walk! Diane reports that Cody enjoys exploring and that he's feeling more at home with each passing day. This is the best news!
We want to thank everyone who played such a big part in keeping Cody happy, healthy and loved during his time at SHS - and to everyone who helped Cody find his forever home!
Comfy companionship for Patches!

This lovely lady recently lost her cat to old age, and her other cat was very lonely. She came in hoping to find him a new friend. She fell in love with Patches, a friendly, easy-going senior kitty who had recently undergone surgery on her ears. She looked past Patches' tattered ears and decided that she would make a fine companion for her cat. Happy trails, sweet Patches!
Way to go, Wendall!

When a wonderful person came looking to find a companion for her rabbit, we hoped this would be Wendall's chance. He had been at the shelter over a year. When the two buns met things went really well. And by the second date there were bunny flops and kisses going back and forth. So they made it official and a lifelong bunny bro-out has ensued! Way to go, Wendall!
♥Who else wants to go home? Meet all of our adoptables here!

Your support of our programs makes all the difference to animals
on their journey to finding love and forever homes.
Give Me Shelter Recap
A warm thank you to all who attended our Give Me Shelter event to benefit the Healdsburg Center for Animals in February! Over 100 community members came out to show their continued support of the Healdsburg Center, a shelter that was built with love! Special thanks to our sponsors: Big John's Market, Artisan Sotheby's International Realty, and Best Western Dry Creek Inn, and to our fabulous Give Me Shelter committee for making it all happen: Evelyn Mitchell, Johnny Drake, Kim Lloyd, Terri Martin, Eric Markson, Natalee Tappin, and Daisy Damskey!

Healdsburg Dogs Go Out & About
Dogs at our Santa Rosa campus get regular "Out and Abouts" and now so do our Healdsburg dogs! Thanks to our wonderful volunteers Robin, Caroline and Colleen, adoptable dogs Elfin, Cricket and Edna recently enjoyed time away from the shelter and got to show off their adorable adoptable-ness to the Healdsburg Community!

Join Us...
Kedi Documentary Film Screening
@ Rialto Cinema Sebastopol
Saturday, March 10  7PM
Kedi, a new documentary film, "takes a look at the history of cats roaming freely through the metropolis of Istanbul, as well as shows how these animals live between two worlds - neither wild nor tame - bringing joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt."
Please join us for a special screening of Kedi at Rialto Cinema in Sebastopol on March 10 at 7PM. Proceeds support the animals of Sonoma Humane Society! 
Pet First Aid & CPR Workshop
@ The Healdsburg Center
Saturday, March 18 9AM-1PM
Presented by American Safety & Health Institute certified instructor, Peter Pay, this hands-on workshop teaches basic lifesaving techniques and preparedness including pet first aid, CPR training, poison response, and much more. First aid workbook and  completion certificate included with workshop.
Empty the Shelters Free Adoption Day
@ Sonoma Humane Society 
Saturday, March 18 12-6PM

Bissell Pet Foundation believes that every pet deserves a second chance and a loving home. That is why they are paying all adoption fees at over 20 shelters throughout California on Saturday March 18th! They would love to see all the pets at our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg Centers go home that day - and so would we! Let's send 'em home with love!
Trainer's Corner
Spring Forward!

Are you and your dog feeling a little cooped up after the long winter? It's time to wake up from hibernation and integrate back into civilization. Help your dog feel at ease in public places with these tips!

Our Training Team is here to help you build a strong relationship with your 4-legged friend. 
Kibbles & Bits
Ebony looks to the Future!
Recently, with your support, Ebony was able to undergo surgery to repair Patent Ductus Arteriosu s (PDA), a congenital heart condition which, if left untreated, would have most likely resulted in heart failure for the young dog. In the weeks following her surgery she reco vered in a loving foster home.
Innovation: Human Race 2017!
The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County is gearing up for the 36th annual Human Race! This community-wide fundraising event is a fun way to show your support for the animals of Sonoma Humane Society. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 6th. We'd love to see you at our "Watering Hole and Snack Bar(k)" -Doggie Refreshment Booth ! Bring your pups by and say HELLO!
You can get a team together to fundraise on behalf of the animals, help us by building your own fundraising page to benefit SHS - you can even raise funds without participating in the race! All your efforts will help support a safe haven for animals in Sonoma County!
Business owners:  reach your target audience

Looking to get your name in front of some of the most compassionate and pet-savvy folks around? Advertise in our North Bay Pets magazine! Sonoma Humane Society's biannual publication is distributed to more than 12,000 animal lovers and pet owners!

Build your animal care business or show your support, all while helping homeless animals in our community.
Totes adorbs!
We're really excited to announce our partnership with local textile and apparel manufacturing company, Sonoma-USA!
Sonoma-USA repurposes our promotional banners to create well-designed bags and accessories. Their mission of sustainability helps reduce waste destined for landfills and also helps support non-profits. For every product made from Sonoma Humane Society materials, 5% of the proceeds come back to support us!  Check it out!
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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