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

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

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

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

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

How to Stay Sane Sheltering in Place with Dogs

Categories: Dogs

One of the silver linings of a shelter-in-place order is the extra time you get to spend with your furry loved one(s). But sometimes, the isolation and change of routine bring out behaviors that aren’t so delightful, and owners need to find new ways to engage their dogs without violating the order and putting ourKeep Reading

Give!Guide Triple Match Challenge Starts Today!

Calling all Napa Humane supporters! Thanks to the incredible generosity of Brian and Nancy Malk, we have a $12,000 2-for-1 match challenge on donations made to us through the Give!Guide! So every $1 will be matched with $2 by the Malks. That means your $10 donation turns into $30 for Napa Humane, $20 into $60,Keep Reading

Stepping Up for Evacuated Pets

Categories: Disaster Preparedness

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

Feeling Grateful!

Categories: Community Support

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

We’re Wagging Our Super-Tails All Over Town

Categories: Community Support

Thanks to the generous pro bono work by our friends at designthis!, local buses will soon be spreading the word about Napa Humane all over the county and beyond! designthis! has been helping local businesses with their print, web, and packaging design for more than 20 years. Co-founder and proprietor Kim Shaeffer has also beenKeep Reading

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