Off To a Great Start!

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs, Humane Education

Napa Humane exists so that the puppies and kittens born in Napa County are wanted and cared for, not entering shelters or rescue groups every day. So that preventable diseases don’t steal the lives of young animals, or threaten our human neighbors. So that pets lost in disasters (or just because a gate got leftKeep Reading

Napa Humane Partners with Petco Love to “Give Pets Their Best Shot” with Free Pet Vaccines

Categories: Clinic, Community Support

Napa Humane is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love and BISSELL Pet Foundation this spring to give pets their best shot! We’re joining Petco Love in their commitment to help end life-threatening diseases in pets with 1 million free pet vaccines. Vaccine-preventable diseases, such as parvovirus, distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats are seenKeep Reading

Feeling Grateful

What a wild ride this year – or rather, the last two years have been! Our team has zigged and zagged staying on top of current safety protocols, stared down increases in medical supply costs and supply shortages, and simultaneously juggled a significant increase in calls for help from new pet owners.  All I canKeep Reading

Meet Kathy Plowman, Animal Welfare Warrior

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Community Support

What do you do if there is no low-cost spay/neuter clinic in your area? If you are Kathy Plowman, Lake County animal advocate, you bring as many dogs and cats to the nearest available clinic as possible – even if that means a 3+ hour round trip. Kathy’s interest in spay/neuter started when she noticedKeep Reading

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

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

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

Welcome to Our Blog

Napa Humane’s mission is to promote the welfare of companion animals through protection, advocacy, education, and by example.