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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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SHELTER ANNOUNCES FIRST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC OF THE YEAR

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Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is hosting a spay/neuter clinic for cats on Saturday March 10 at the Wenatchee Community Center. The clinic is available to low-income feline owners with and includes spay/neuter, rabies and FVRCP (distemper) vaccines. Feral/community cats will be ear-tipped to show they are altered, vaccinated, and belong in the area which they are located.

The clinics, offered quarterly, have resulted in over 1,000 altered cats in the valley – both feral/community and domestic. WVHS’s clinic director, Dr. Brad Crauer, will be joined by a volunteer team of animal medical professionals to preform what is expected to be at least 90 spay or neuter surgeries. Volunteers for the medical team include: local veterinarians from Cascade Veterinary Clinic and Village Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Matt Mickas, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Shelter Medicine Program at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (WSU), and veterinary technicians from the Animal Hospital of Wenatchee.

Spay and neutering is the best way to keep cat populations from quickly turning from a few into thousands of unwanted cats within a few years.

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This service is sponsored by community donors and the Community Cat Coalition. Appointments are required and must be scheduled in advance.

To make a make a tax-deductible donation for the clinic or to register, please contact WVHS at 509-662-9577.

SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC SEES RECORD NUMBERS

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WENATCHEE- Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) hosted a low-income spay/neuter clinic for cats Saturday, October 21. The clinic, sponsored by Community Cat Coalition and numerous community donors, served many families and stray cats in our area and set a clinic record of 106 cats altered. Unowned cats were ear-tipped – a process to show they are altered, vaccinated, and live in our community. The clinic, held quarterly, is open by appointment to low-income household in the Wenatchee Valley. Services provided include: spay/neuter, rabies and FVRCP (distemper) vaccines.

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Dr. Brad Crauer, Medical Director at WVHS, performed many surgeries and several local veterinarians volunteered surgery time, including: Dr. Harmeling, Dr. Miller, Dr. Warmenhoven, Dr. Eichler, and Dr. Womack (all of Cascade Veterinary Clinic) with assistance from Cheryl Stuart (Animal Hospital of Wenatchee) and Alison Womack. Also in attendance were Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine students Tristan Troudt, Malkolm Graffe, Alison Herendeen, and Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Matt Mickas. WVHS volunteer Dr. Kathy Archibald assisted, along with more than twenty diligent and hard-working WVHS volunteers.

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To date, these clinics have altered nearly 1,000 cats – both feral/community and domestic. WVHS is dedicated to keeping spay/neuter clinics in our community to assist getting cats in low-income households altered.

Spay and neutering is the best way to keep cat populations from quickly turning from a few into thousands of unwanted cats within a few years. For more information on our low-income spay and neuter program, or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact the WVHS at (509) 662-9577 or visit online at 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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PET LOVER’S VISION BECOMES SUCCESSFUL EVENT FOR LOCAL SHELTER

WENATCHEE- The Ol’ Dog Days concert, held at Sunshine Ranch late last month, raised over $4,000 for Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS). The funds will go to benefit WVHS’s Spay and Neuter clinics, which serve both owned and stray pets in throughout the Wenatchee Valley.

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The concert, which featured music by Eden Moody, Michael Carlos Band and Dustin Hays, was the brainchild of three passionate pet owners, Rebecca Heffron, Corrine Hoffman and Lisa Petit. The women knew they wanted to put an event together to support WVHS, but the idea was brought to life after a brainstorming session during a hair appointment.

With the location secured, thanks to Petit, who owns Sunshine Ranch with her husband Brad, the women then solicited donations, secured the talent and set out on a mission to sell tickets. Adoptable dogs, along with some alumni animals from WVHS, including Heffron’s pooch, Mayor Chispita, were on hand to enjoy the event. Food was provided, in-kind, by Fred Meyer and 2 Chefs Catering. Beverages were also donated by Pear Up Cidery, Wenatchee Valley Brewing, Kestrel Winery and Weinstein Beverages. Doghouse Motorsports sponsored the musicians. The event also boasted several raffle baskets, all also donated.

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"I was pleasantly surprised at the success of our first annual fundraiser and am looking forward to next year being even bigger and better! Thank you for all the support for our wonderful locals for our amazing Wenatchee Valley Humane Society," Heffron said about the event’s success.

Heffron says the trio is working hard, along with a few other key volunteers, and are aiming for a late July or early August event at the Ranch next year.