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BRUNCH GIVES PET LOVERS A CHANCE TO SUPPORT LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER

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WENATCHEE- Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is hosting its annual holiday event on December 1, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Pybus Event Center, located at Pybus Public Market. This year’s event, sponsored by Confluence Health, features a brunch provided by Chef’s Edge Catering, a no host Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, and wreath raffle. The event will also see the return of a crowd favorite, a small make and take craft project.

Supporting and partnering event sponsors include: The Gilded Lily, Barry Automotive Wenatchee, GTC Technical Support, Embery Design, Numerica Credit Union, and Carpet One Inside Design.

Tickets are available now and are just $35. All proceeds from Holiday Brunch benefit WVHS medical fund. To purchase tickets, visit wenatcheehumane.org/brunch18 or in person at WVHS, located at 1474 S. Wenatchee Ave in Wenatchee.

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 Open House Gives Local Shelter a Chance to Share New Happenings

WENATCHEE- Join Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) on Saturday, October 6, 2018, as it participates in the 7th Annual Statewide Shelter Open House, hosted by Pawsitive Alliance. WVHS will be joining over 25 shelters in every region of the state for this exciting event that gives shelters across Washington the opportunity to host an Open House and bring community members in as honored guests.

“This year many of the shelters involved are choosing fun, new activities to get their community involved and to showcase their animals”, says Amy Ferguson, Executive Director of Pawsitive Alliance.

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WVHS will have great adoption specials for the event selected by a spin of the wheel, insightful observation of our dog play group, fun giveaways to new adopters thanks to PetSmart in East Wenatchee and, as a Hill’s Science Diet partner, will have sample food bags to send home with every adopted animal! It’s sure to be a fun day, so come visit the shelter and see what’s new and maybe find a new addition to your family!

Pawsitive Alliance would like to thank their sponsors for this event: Martha Faulkner--RSVP Real Estate, Canine Behavior Center, Petcurean, Good Neighbor Vet, Pet Connection Magazine, and DML Insurance. For more information on Washington State Shelter Open House, visit Pawsitive Alliance’s website, www.pawsitivealliance.org, or the Shelter Open House Facebook event page and follow #shelteropenhouse during the event for exciting shelter updates and heartwarming adoption stories.

To take advantage of the adoption specials and fun, visit WVHS on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11-3 p.m. at Wenatchee Valley Humane, located at 1474 S. Wenatchee Ave. in Wenatchee.

About Pawsitive Alliance
Pawsitive Alliance's mission is to help end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention. To learn more about our life saving partnerships and programs visit www.pawsitivealliance.org. Since 2005, Pawsitive Alliance has helped more than 7,000 homeless pets find loving homes.

About WVHS
Founded in 1967, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is a private non-profit organization with a mission is to serve the community through education, protection and pet adoptions. We continue our mission by caring for displaced pets, rescuing injured and lost animals, providing a low cost spay/neuter program, hosting a pet food assistance bank, offering a Pets for Life 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, email wvhs@wenatcheehumane.org or call (509) 662-9577.

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PET LOVERS HOST 2ND ANNUAL EVENT TO BENEFIT ANIMALS

WENATCHEE – The second annual Ol’ Dog Days concert will be held Thursday, August 2, 2018. This year’s event features headliner the Kevin Jones Band, and local artists Eden Moody and Elaine Eagle. Food is provided and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for great prizes, as well as a variety of beverages.

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"I was pleasantly surprised at the success of last year’s fundraiser and am looking forward to this year being even bigger and better!” Heffron said about the event, “This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and help insure WVHS is properly funded to make the happiest environment for all of the animals who have not yet found their forever homes.”

This event is supported by local business including The Sunshine Ranch, Doghouse Motorsports (Wenatchee Honda BRP), Town Toyota, Wenatchee Valley Brewery, Doghaus Brewery, Pear UP Cider, Stemilt Creek Winery, Two Chefs Catering, Weinstein Company, and Firehouse Pet Shop.

Last year’s event raised over $4,000 for Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) and Heffron said this year they are hoping to double that amount. Funds from the event will benefit WVHS’s general fund which allows for the care of shelter animals.

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Doors open at 4:30 p.m., music starts at 5:30. Tickets to the event include food and the concert. Prices are just $35 for adults and $15 for children 15 and under and can be purchased in advance online or at the door.

For more information on the event, or how you can help, please visit www.thesunshineranch.wedding or www.wenatcheevalleyhumane.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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KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE ON THE FOURTH, BY KEEPING THEM AT HOME

WENATCHEE- The Fourth of July can be a fun day, sunshine, barbeques, swimming, music and, of course, fireworks. While entertaining for people, it can be terrifying for your pets. Many pets are frightened by fireworks and escape from homes, yards or kennels due to panic.

Every year, Wenatchee Valley Animal Care and Control (ACC) sees a significant rise in lost animals around the days leading up to the Fourth of July and for the days immediately following the celebration.

Shiloh Schauer, Chair of the Wenatchee Valley Fourth of July Committee, said the ‘Let’s Have a Blast’ Celebration at Walla Walla Point Park has seen an increase in frightened and lost dogs during the festival.

“Last year, our event team experienced a significant increase of lost and frighten dogs being turned in throughout the day. These fury friends clearly were not strays, they had just become separated from their owners.” Schauer explain. “We were all shocked by the number of terrified dogs being turned in during the firework performance.”

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Dawn Davies, Executive Director for Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) reminds pet owners that the Fourth is a holiday for pets to stay home. “It’s a stressful day. Crowds, heat, and sudden loud noises are all things that can cause even the friendliest, relaxed dog distress. And distress can cause animals to react negatively or panic and run.”

Davies also reminds pet owners that a current pet license and identification tags is so important. “This year we switched our licensing tags to PetHub digital pet ID tags and, as long as the owner has registered it, can help anyone contact a lost pet’s owner.”

“These new tags give community members the chance to help which means pets get home faster and never have to come to the shelter.” Davies notes this is extremely helpful for all involved, since the Fourth is ACC’s busiest day of the year.

WVHS offers the following tips for keeping your pet safe and stress-free for on the Fourth:

  • Make sure your pets are in a secure space with something soft to curl up with and music softly playing. 
  • Secure doors and windows.
  • Do not bring pets to any outdoor festivities where they cannot be secured and safe. 
  • Make sure any tags or identification is up to date (if you have a 2018 PetHub license, make sure you’ve registered it for free with them). 
  • Take your pet for a nice walk or have play time. A tired pet, is a relaxed pet.

If your pet becomes lost or you find a lost pet, contact ACC to file a report at 509-662-9577 or file one online, where you can also view photos of found animals. A visit to the shelter on July 5th, to see if your pet was brought in by ACC or a concerned citizen is also recommended.

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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