by Wendi Piscia | November 2nd, 2022 | 8:41 am
This month marks a jaw-dropping seventeen years since I first joined the Napa Humane team – and I couldn’t feel more blessed. In the last seven years since I stepped into the Executive Director role, we’ve weathered two giant wildfires, multiple PSPS events, a global pandemic and now an acute veterinary shortage. Needless to say,Keep Reading
They Came, They Wagged, They Walked for Animals 2022!
by Natalie Griffin | September 30th, 2022 | 10:40 am
After two years of pandemic virtual events, Walk for Animals returned in person for 2022. We weren’t sure what to expect, given the circumstances – besides some lingering covid-anxiety, we also had to contend with some new challenges this year. The Oxbow River Stage had taken over the east side of Oxbow Commons, with eventKeep Reading
Why Is It So Hard to See a Vet These Days?
by Wendi Piscia | September 29th, 2022 | 8:50 am
You’re not alone if getting your furry loved ones in to see a vet has gotten a lot harder the last few years. Schedules seem to be booked solid for weeks in advance – and many offices aren’t even taking new patients. What’s happening here? Is it bad practice management? Something in the supply chain?Keep Reading
Off To a Great Start!
by Wendi Piscia | May 2nd, 2022 | 11:48 am
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
More Ways to Give
by Sabrina Robinson | November 19th, 2021 | 12:14 pm
There are so many ways to support pets in our community outside of a monetary donation. Explore some other ways to support Napa Humane’s life-saving programs and services for our local pets and their people through our “Shop to Support” partners below. Whatever you donate or purchase on our behalf, we appreciate your support!Keep Reading
COVID Update: How Has the Pandemic Changed Us?
by Lisa Alexander | April 1st, 2021 | 10:09 am
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
A Virtual Walk through Fire
by Natalie Griffin | September 3rd, 2020 | 11:08 am
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
What’s Up with Napa Humane?
by Wendi Piscia | May 21st, 2020 | 1:05 pm
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
Stepping Up for Evacuated Pets
by Wendi Piscia | November 26th, 2019 | 1:01 pm
When a community is in crisis, its pets are, too. Luckily, Napa County (who’s in charge of our local disaster response) has set up an organized chain of command to prevent needless animal suffering, and to manage public and private resources for maximum impact. It really takes a village to keep a community safe duringKeep Reading
by Wendi Piscia | November 26th, 2019 | 12:21 pm
This month marks 14 years that I’ve been part of the Napa Humane team, and I couldn’t feel more blessed. Most people dream of having a job where they love what they do and the people they do it with, but it’s pretty rare to have both at the same time. I am definitely oneKeep Reading