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
Keeping Our Children and Our Pets Safe
by Lisa Alexander | May 17th, 2021 | 5:19 pm
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?
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
Art with Heart to Lift Your Spirits
by Natalie Griffin | May 21st, 2020 | 1:06 pm
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?
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
How to Stay Sane Sheltering in Place with Dogs
by Wendi Piscia | March 21st, 2020 | 5:55 pm
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!
by Natalie Griffin | December 1st, 2019 | 1:14 am
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