Donate Your Car, Boat, RV or Motorcycle - Help the Animals at HSNB
May 10, 2013 - 5:51:38 PM
Help our pets by donating your unused vehicle through Car Donation Services, Inc. CDSI accepts more cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, RV’s boats and trailers than the “other” vehicle donation companies - they currently accept 98% of the vehicles offered. If it has wheels, CDSI will probably accept it. And it doesn't have to be in running condition! Car Donation Services has been helping charities here in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1990. For more information, call 1-888-6TO-GIVE (1-888-686-4483) or click here.
Volunteer Orientation Schedule - May 2013
Apr 30, 2013 - 7:45:00 PM
Interested in becoming a volunteer at the Humane Society of the North Bay? Sign up to attend a Volunteer Orientation session - click the link below to see the upcoming dates for May. Orientations are held at 2 locations - the Humane Society of the North Bay (1121 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo) and Happy Tails Thrift Store (1825 Springs Road, Vallejo). For dates and times, click "Read More" below. To sign up or to get more information, call Coordinator of Volunteer Outreach Jenn Desaulniers at 707-645-7905, ext. 114 or contact us via email at volunteer@hsnb,org.
Keep Your Four-Legged Friends Cool - Here's How
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM
Your pets are counting on you to keep them cool when the temperature's soar. If possible, keep your pets indoors with you. If they go out, make sure they have plenty of shade and water. NEVER leave a pet alone in a car, even for "just a minute" and with a window "cracked." Car temperatures are at least 20 degrees hotter than outdoor temps! For more tips on how to help protect your pets from the hot weather, just click below...
Black Dog Syndrome
May 8, 2012 - 1:30:53 PM
Did you know that black dogs are the least likely dogs to be adopted?
Strange as it seems, particularly black labs or lab mixes, are euthanized at a horrifying rate at many pounds and shelters throughout the country because people pass them up for lighter colored dogs.
Cocoa Mulch Warning for Pet Owners
May 7, 2012 - 1:17:49 PM
Pet owners should be aware of the danger posed by a popular gardening product—mulch made from cocoa shells. Cocoa mulch can be toxic to dogs and other pets. Depending on the size of the animal and the amount of mulch ingested, pets could suffer anything from stomach upset to cardiac arrest and possible death.
How Do I Child-Proof My Dog? by Bobbi Durston
May 7, 2012 - 1:10:56 PM
Recent events have brought up some very relevant questions. Chief among them is “How do I make my dog safe around children?” This is a very good question and one that should be given careful consideration if you expect to have your dog interact with small children.
We've Changed Our Name - BV Humane is now the Humane Society of the North Bay
Jan 18, 2011 - 5:11:59 PM
The Benicia-Vallejo Humane Society, an organization founded in 1987 and which has been serving the local community of homeless animals and their adoptive families since 1991, is changing its name effective January 1, 2011 to the Humane Society of the North Bay (HSNB). And although the name has changed, the mission stays the same: providing a safe place for homeless animals, and offering those animals and their adoptive families a lifetime of rewarding, loving companionship.
Mitten Kittens and Polydactyl Cats
Aug 5, 2006 - 11:01:39 PM
Polydactyl cats were considered “lucky” by sailors, who believed them
to be superior mousers and ratters. Employed as ships ratters and lucky
mascots, they probably reached America with early British settlers.
What Do Spay and Neuter Really Mean?
Jan 4, 2006 - 9:06:04 AM
Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia.