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PASTA DINNER IN MANSON GOES TO THE DOGS (AND CATS)

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WENATCHEE—The 3rd annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday, June 23rd, at scenic Blueberry Hills Farm in Manson. Join Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS), as it celebrates the 3,645 community pets spayed or neutered last year, including shelter animals, community cats, barn buddies, and animals of income-qualified pet owners through WVHS’s low cost programs. Dinner features salad, garlic bread, two types of pasta, four different sauces, Blueberry Hill’s famous pie and ice cream from Whidbey Island Ice Cream.

This year’s event is sponsored by Blueberry Hills, Hill’s Science Diet, Whidbey Island Ice Cream, Kelly Allen Insurance, Allen Construction, Gilded Lily, Melissa Knott Real Estate, The Village Veterinarian, Humane Society of the United States, Lake Chelan Physical Therapy, The Dock Company, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Pulse Barre Studio, and Patio Pools.

Whidbey Island’s partnership of this event comes hand in hand with the launch of their ice cream at Blueberry Hills. Their ultra-premium ice cream, comes in 40 flavors (including Blueberry Hills), is made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and is sure to be a summertime favorite for Blueberry Hills visitors!

Wine is generously being provided by Benson Vineyards Estate Winery in Chelan and will be available by donation.

There will be a selection of raffle items also available, as well live music.

Spay and neutering reduces unwanted litter and overcrowding of animal shelters.  Altering a pet also decreases the urge to roam which exposes pets to fights with other animals, getting struck by cars, and other mishaps. Altered pets also have a reduced risk of certain types of cancers.

Tickets to the event are just $35 and are extremely limited! They can be purchased online at https://www.wenatcheehumane.org/spayghetti/ or in person at the shelter. Proceeds from the event benefit WVHS’s Spay and Neuter fund. To learn more about the spay and neuter program or how to donate, visit www.wenatcheehumane.org.

About WVHS
Founded in 1967, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a private non-profit organization and our mission is to serve the community through education, protection and pet adoptions. We continue our mission by taking care of displaced pets, rescuing injured and lost animals, continuing our spay/neuter program, investigating cruelties and finding homes for the orphaned animals. If you would like to volunteer, donate, or more information on how you can help us, please email wvhs@wenatcheehumane.org or call (509) 662-9577.

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NEW YEAR BRINGS NUTRITIONAL CHANGES TO LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY

WENATCHEE— Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is proud to announce it's partnership with the Hill’s Nutrition for the Food, Shelter, and Love ® program. The program, launched in 2002, provides quality nutrition to shelter animals at a substantial discounted price. This change comes after 50 years of relying mainly on generous community support of various types of food donations.

While food donations have always been abundant the constantly changing diet, due to a variety of brands, often caused shelter animals to have negative reactions, including digestive sensitivities and other discomfort, causing delayed time in the shelter.

Thanks to the Hill’s partnership, not only will shelter animals receive consistent, high quality food, it also assists with medical evaluation. “When a vet is diagnosing an animal with digestive issues, the first thing we ask is “Has there been a change in diet?” If so, it can take days to rule out food as the reason for the health issue. This allows us to automatically rule it out,” explained Dr. Brad Crauer, WVHS Medical Director.

Adopters will have peace of mind knowing the diet their pet has been fed. At the time of adoption, each dog, cat, puppy and kitten will go home with a generous sample of food.  “We believe this program will reduce unnecessary vet expenses, reduce waste and promote a healthy and consistent diet for pets at the shelter, as well as a smooth transition into their new homes,” said Dawn Davies, Executive Director of WVHS.

This change doesn’t mean that the shelter is turning away food donations any time soon though. “We still accept donations to help offset the cost of the program, but shelter animals will only be fed donations of Hill’s Science Diet foods,” Davies stated. And donations of other food brands? “As always, we will accept and appreciate any brand of food donations. Food that is not Science Diet will be used in our food bank program.” Davies shares, “which is being expanded and will be open on the last Friday of every month, while supplies last”.

For more information on the Hill’s Nutrition Food, Shelter, and Love ® program, visit https://www.hillspet.com/food-shelter-love/my-shelter. To learn more about WVHS’s animal food bank program, visit www.wenatcheehumane.org.