Catching Up with Caturdays

Categories: Cats, Clinic

Have you noticed how hard it is to get a vet appointment lately? Between the shortage of vets and vet techs, the surge in pet ownership during the pandemic, social distancing protocols, and the pent-up demand for services, most veterinary clinics are booked solid weeks and months in advance. Many are so overwhelmed, they’re notKeep Reading

Welcome Back Wellness!

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs

Thanks to local Covid-19 vaccination efforts, Napa Humane was able to (safely) bring back in-person Wellness Clinics! Every pet deserves veterinary care, but for a lot of loving pet owners, our free Wellness Clinics are the only way to get it. Napa Humane’s Wellness Clinics aim to assist Napa County’s underserved community, primarily low-income LatinoKeep Reading

The Keystone of Animal Welfare

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs

In ecology, a “keystone” species is the one that holds an ecosystem together. It fills a critical role that no other species can and if it is removed, the whole ecosystem falls apart. In the North Bay animal welfare world, that keystone is Napa Humane’s low-cost Spay/Neuter clinic. We have the only clinic of itsKeep Reading

Keeping Our Children and Our Pets Safe

Categories: Dogs, Humane Education

We’re offering a free virtual class to teach children how to be safe around dogs, as part of our Humane Education program. In just 20-30 minutes, kids will learn the basics of canine behavior and body language, as well as how to safely pet and snuggle with furry friends. The family-friendly educational session will beKeep Reading

Caturday Is Back, Thanks to a Local Family’s Support

Categories: Cats, Clinic

Cats in heat can try the patience of even the most loving pet owner. Their piercing yowls often sound like pain or distress, and are highly effective at getting the attention of male cats, near and far. A female cat in heat may spray a fine stream of urine around your home, as she marks herKeep Reading

Training for the Future with Volunteer Vet Medicine Interns

Categories: Volunteer

As part of our efforts to limit the spread of Coronavirus, Napa Humane made the difficult decision to suspend our all of our volunteer and internship programs last year. Limiting the number of people in our small clinic seemed like the only way to ensure safe social distancing. But after a while, we started gettingKeep Reading

COVID Update: How Has the Pandemic Changed Us?

Like many other businesses, Napa Humane temporarily suspended operations when the first Shelter in Place order came down in March 2020. Though legally we could have stayed open, we felt that closing was the right thing to do because of the shortage of PPE and intubation-related drugs at the time. We felt we shouldn’t continueKeep Reading

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

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