Purple Heart Rescue – and its Three R Mission

Not every abandoned dog that is rescued is ready for adoption. Abuse, neglect, or malnutrition affects a dog’s emotional health, and in these cases, rehabilitation is needed to prepare the dog for a new home. As its mission implies –rescue, rehab, and rehome – Purple Heart Rescue provides this specialized care, “because there is such […]

The Lewis County Animal Shelter: Operating on Dedication and Donation

Persevering with so little should be the motto of the Lewis County Animal Shelter. Open six days a week and staffed by only four women, two of who are part-time employees, this is the only shelter serving a geographic area larger than King County. Though the county provides funds for building operations and salaries, everything […]

Where Else Will They Turn? Kitten Rescue of Mason County

Pet Connection Magazine March/April 2013 “The only thing that keeps me going is there is no other resource.” Wearing a name tag identifying her as Granny Kat, Norma Webber is the reason that abandoned felines in Mason County have a second chance at finding a home. Since 1999, Kitten Rescue in Shelton is the place […]

Going Beyond Nonperishables at Seattle’s Rainier Valley Food Bank

Seedstock.com April 16, 2013 It is no longer just nonperishable items consisting of canned vegetables, pasta, or packaged meals filling the shelves of food banks in the city of Seattle, Washington. Instead, canned food is being supplemented with produce grown on local urban farms and neighborhood P-patches. The shift in the food system toward growing […]

Adopt-A-Pet: Still Finding Homes After All These Years

Pet Connection Magazine September/October 2012 Even if the unexpected arrival of three pregnant dogs, bearing no collars or microchips, causes volunteers to scramble to find foster homes and prepare for the inevitable puppies, it’s a good day at Adopt-A-Pet. It means three fewer strays in Mason County and their puppies will find homes instead of […]