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

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

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

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

All-New Caturdays Help Us Get a Jump On Kitten Season

Categories: Cats, Clinic

Have you been loving the recent spring weather? Our local un-spayed cats have, and many of them are already in heat! Since rising temperatures are the cue, an early spring means early kitten season, too. Once they’re in heat, female cats continue to go into heat until they get pregnant – or spayed. Fortunately, weKeep Reading

A Tale of Two Kitties

Categories: Cats

A few weeks ago, we got a call from “Brian,” a Napa High student who volunteers with Napa Humane. He’d found a tiny kitten at school who’d wedged herself into his car’s wheel bed. After he rescued the little furball, he brought her in to our Clinic to be checked out while he tried toKeep Reading

Free Rabies Shots at Napa Humane for World Rabies Day, September 27

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs

In honor of World Rabies Day, Napa Humane is offering free rabies vaccinations for Napa County’s dogs and cats on Friday, Sep. 27, 2019, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. But Napa Humane does much more than just protect pets on World Rabies Day. For more than a decade, Napa Humane has offered a drop-in,Keep Reading

June Wellness Clinic Takes the Sting Out of Summer

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs, Volunteer

Summer isn’t all fun and games for pets without access to regular veterinary care. Hot spots, foxtails, and ear infections make for a mighty uncomfortable season, and can become serious health risks if left untreated. At our June 23 Wellness Clinic, we helped 105 four-legged patients get back on the road to health and signedKeep Reading

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