Kids & Pets
August 3, 2021

Campers speak about summer camp

It was so nice to have kids here for our Kidz n’ Critter’s Summer Camp this summer! Although we only offered two sessions this year, they were a big success and lots of fun.  Campers had an opportunity to get up close with many different kinds of animals, hear guest speakers on a variety of animal care topics, do crafts and activities around pets and had time each day to socialize with the adoptable animals at the shelter.  It was all about learning to be responsible pet owners and it’s nice to know some of the kids actually absorbed the message!  Here some of our campers tell you what they learned while attending our camps.


Fire season has started

Who would have thought we’d be talking about fire emergency preparedness in July?  But between the drought and our high temperatures, we are definitely having an early fire season.  In fact, the River Fire which has already consumed over 9,500 acres shows that the season has begun in earnest. Hopefully you are already prepared to evacuate if necessary, but if not, here is your reminder call!

Use food positively

What’s your dog’s favorite time of day?  OK, besides when you come home, what is the highlight of your dog’s day?  If you said mealtime, you’d be with approximately 96 percent of dog owners.  Food is very important to animals and their survival instincts know the value of a full food dish.  But how long does a mealtime last?  Again, if your dog is average it’s probably less than a minute!  So the most exciting part of the day is over in the blink of an eye.  And they are bored for the next 23 hours and 58 minutes.  Wouldn’t it be beneficial to draw it out as long as possible?