Loss and Love

Categories: Uncategorized

Dear Friends, I had intended to write a story this month about the experience of losing my two cats, Bijou (17) and Meesie (16). I planned to share how, for the first time since I was a child, I’m not a cat mom – and how strange that feels. I was going to write aboutKeep Reading

Napa Humane in the “Situation Room”

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

Napa Humane plays an essential part of our county’s disaster preparedness and community animal response team – Napa CART. This highly organized group was set up three years ago to help our community maximize its resources during disaster, and ensure that capable, informed, and appropriately trained volunteers are available to help when Napa County’s animalsKeep Reading

A Virtual Walk through Fire

Napa Humane’s ninth annual Walk for Animals fundraiser shifted to a virtual program this year because of the pandemic. This change turned out to be a blessing in disguise, since the weekend our event was supposed to take place, Napa County experienced a triple-digit heat wave, record-breaking lightning strikes, and massive wildfires and evacuations! OurKeep Reading

Catch-Up Caturday

Categories: Cats, Clinic

The coronavirus pandemic forced Napa Humane’s spay/neuter Clinic to “paws” operations temporarily in March this year, just as cats were starting to go into heat. We resumed surgeries for the shelter and local rescue groups in mid-May (and for the public in June), but just those few short months without our low-cost spay/neuter services resultedKeep Reading

Art with Heart to Lift Your Spirits

Napa Humane launched our first-ever pet portrait fundraiser last month, to help put idle hands to work and lift everyone’s spirits for a great cause! For one week only, any donation to Napa Humane of $20 or more commissioned an original portrait of the donor’s pet, courtesy of a cadre of 54 volunteer artists ofKeep Reading

Found Kittens? Know When (and When NOT) to Help

Categories: Cats

Most people assume that unattended kittens need help, but often, their diligent mother is just momentarily out of sight. She might be hunting nearby, taking a bathroom break, moving her kittens from one location to another – or just waiting in the shadows for you to leave! Since a mama cat’s milk and care giveKeep Reading

What’s Up with Napa Humane?

As you probably know, Napa Humane suspended all clinic activities when the Shelter-in-Place order was issued. Given the critical shortage of PPE and intubation-related drugs at the time, veterinary professionals around the country advised suspending spay/neuter surgeries in order to conserve the drugs and PPE for use with coronavirus patients, should the need arise. WeKeep Reading

Art with Heart: A New Way to Love the Animals!

All of us at Napa Humane hope you’re staying healthy and safe in these challenging times. Our Clinic remains closed to the public (following the recommendations of veterinary experts), and our staff is working from home as best we can to find creative new ways of supporting local animals in need. Our newest initiative isKeep Reading

We’re In This Together

Categories: Clinic, Community Support

Running a business under normal circumstances is never easy. But it’s harder than ever right now – worrying about your employees, loss of income and donations, and having to navigate through the unknowns of what each day brings… but the saddest part for me is not being able to do the prevention work that IKeep Reading

Planning For Your Pets During COVID-19, A Guide from Napa CART

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

by Claudia Sonder DVM, President, Napa CART How are pets affected by Covid 19? In these difficult times, the healing power of the human-animal bond adds to community resilience. Napa County has a robust network of animal organizations who are united in their efforts to support those of you with pets who might need assistance. Keep Reading

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