The GuideStar Exchange represents Non-Profit organizations with a means of providing both potential donors and the public at large all of the relevant information to make decisions regarding the integrity and reputability of groups such as the two we represent here at PawsPartners.org. I am so proud of both A-PAL Humane Society and Tri County Wildlife Care, who have worked hard to achieve the highest grade for participation from GuideStar!
Wild critters will soon be arriving into another area of this same facility for Tri County Wildlife Care volunteers and staff. A baby bird nursery will be staffed from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. once babies start arriving about May 1st and can house as many as 80 birds that need to be fed every 30 minutes all day long.
Volunteers worked tirelessly to prepare for the care and housing of all of these critters. The walls are decorated with the animals and names of the kind sponsors. People wanting to visit are encouraged to call 209-223-0410 for A-PAL Humane Society or 209-283-3245 for Tri County Wildlife Care.
There just are not sufficient words to describe all of the work and generosity that went into this facility, awesome, amazing, or generous? Every stick of furniture, treatment tables, office furniture and washer and dryer were donated and put together by volunteers.
Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are still available. For details, please visit www.pawspartners.org.
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Whether you go with domestic pets or the wild critters, mark your calendars for these events:
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Rabies Awareness: Rabies in wildlife continues to pose risk to pets, people
Amador County Public Health and Animal Control Departments remind residents that rabies in wildlife continues to pose a risk to pets and people. Multiple wildlife have tested positive for rabies in 2016. In February 2016, a dog tested positive for rabies after contact with a skunk. The dog did not have current vaccination to provide protection from the rabies virus. Due to contact with this animal, multiple people are being treated with post-exposure prophylaxis as a preventative measure. These individuals have NOT tested positive for rabies.
“Rabies vaccinations and awareness are the best defense,” states Kelly Reason, Amador County Animal Control Director. “Owners need to remember the importance of having their pets vaccinated and to follow-up with required boosters as recommended by their veterinarian to keep their pets and families safe.” Indoor animals should also receive this vaccine as bats can be discovered by pets in the home.
In addition to vaccination, there are several things Amador residents can do to protect themselves and their pets:
• Avoid contact with wildlife and animals you do not know. If you or your pets have contact with wildlife, contact Animal Control.
• If you are bitten:
o Wash the bite thoroughly with soap and water.
o Seek medical attention.
o Contact Amador County Animal Control, so the wildlife can be tested.
• Contact Animal Control and your veterinarian if your pet was exposed to a skunk, bat, raccoon or other wildlife.
• If a bat is inside your home, do NOT let it out. Contact Animal Control for testing.
Rabies is a deadly disease that kills both animals and humans. The rabies virus is almost always fatal. The only treatment is prevention. In California, bats, skunks, raccoons and foxes are the most frequent carriers of rabies. For more information on rabies and pet vaccination, contact your veterinarian or Amador County Animal Control at (209) 223-6378.
Twin Cedar K9 Second Chance boy Onyx is looking for his forever home!
Onyx is about 10 months old and what a big goofball he is! Per his Wisdom Panel DNA report, Onyx is a American Staffordshire Terrier/Lab/Golden Retriever cross.
Hmmmm... we do not see the Golden Retriever in this big boy. Onyx currently weighs in at about 82 pounds and we do not think he is done growing just yet.
He is a very happy boy who has never met a stranger. He just loves everyone and is a very playful dog. He has been kenneled with both male and female dogs and gets along with all of them. Onyx does not know how big and strong he is and he does play on the rough side.
Onyx has been introduced to all of his basic on lead obedience and is doing quite well. He knows how to heel on a loose lead, auto sit, down, stay and come.
Onyx is neutered, current on all vaccines and on heartworm prevention. If you would like to come out to Twin Cedar Ranch to meet this wonderful boy, please give Marge` a call at 209-223-3194 or send an email: email@example.com
Meet Flower Puss! She is a big, fluffy, sweet, purr bug! She loves love and being petted! She knows her name and comes when called. We prefer she have an indoor home as she has lived the rough life outdoors for far too many of her 5 years. She has her shots, flea treatment, wormed, and she's spayed!! Stop by The Feed Barn (11261 Prospect Dr. Jackson, Ca) today and meet and adopt this gorgeous girl!
Butch is a 3 year old sweet male who just needed to be neutered to stop his wandering ways! He is now ready to settle down to be a cherished member of the family! He is such a love! Just waiting for his furever family at The Feed Barn (11261 Prospect Drive, Jackson Ca)! Stop by and meet him soon!
As the first day of 2016 wraps up, we want to take a moment to thank you for your support through 2015! It's been a great and challenging year...we couldn't have done without you and our wonderful volunteers!
In December alone, A-PAL Humane Society adopted out 50 cats and kittens! That's a record! 50 forever homes found just in time for the holidays and new year, a brand new start. Thank you adopting!
512 cats and kittens total adopted in 2015! Also a record!!
Here's looking forward to 2016! 365 more opportunities to do even more! Together we can save them all!
From all of us here at A-PAL, wishing you and yours a blessed 2016
Bring some joy to your world...along with some joy to a cat or kitten looking for their furever home this holiday season. This December adopt a wonderful new per from A-PAL Humane Society at The Feed Barn for $25!! What a great offer! All adoptables are spayed or neutered, up to date on shots with their first worming! Stop by The Fees Barn adapt to meet them and fall in love!❤✨
PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).