24 Hours of Livesaving

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It has been a week, to say the least. Sunday, 6pm:  A shelter to the north asked to borrow one of our transport vans. They had been asked to help transport and house animals from a shelter that needed to evacuate due to the fires, but didn’t have a large enough van.Sunday, 8pm:A few of our staff members headed up … Read More

Shark Week, Puppy and Kitten Style

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Baby animals of a certain age are adorable. Fluffy. Heart-melting. They’re also basically sharks. Adopting a puppy or kitten is like having full-time Shark Week. Hear us out. Are those fingers? Tasty. Puppies and kittens are full of angelic goodness. They’re also full of razor sharp teeth. I know not what you speak of. Teeth? I do not haz.   … Read More

Boogie Nights at HSSV

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Remember our Kitty Karnival a few weeks ago? Our older kittens and adult cats misheard it as “Kiddie Karnival” and felt a bit left out. What about me? Did you forget about me? Their solution? Throw their own party. It’s our turn now. Gimme that thing. And because nothing gets a cat going more than flashing lights on a wall, … Read More

The Great 2018 Puppy Invasion

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You may have noticed a new trend around here: The puppies have multiplied. Who, us? For the past few months, puppies have been raining down on us. And in the last few weeks, that’s turned into a total downpour. First, there was the litter of adorbs meatball pups who came in with a nasty case of Parvovirus. Does this towel … Read More

The Krazy Kitten Karnival is Here

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The kittens have gone WILD. They heard it was summer, and decided to set up their own Kitty Karnival to celebrate. And they haven’t stopped going nuts ever since. We didn’t do anything! We’re perfect angels. See, look at my face. But you did, kitten. You’ve been wreaking havoc on us. Jumping in the ball pit. Destroying the kissing booth. … Read More

The Happy Pooch Maker

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So here’s the thing. We love happy pooches. Like me? Yes, Lila, you are the epitome of happy. We get a lot of happy dogs here – dogs who do great during their time with us, get adopted quickly, and go on to live happy, awesome lives. I like this story. Yep, it’s a pretty good story. But here’s the … Read More

A Cure for the Kitten Crazies

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You’re at work all day, excited to come home and see the brand new, tiny, fluffy kitten you just adopted. In your mind are visions of cuddles, soft kitten fur, and purring. Instead, you come home to something that looks more like this: OH GOOD, YOU’RE HOME. LET’S PARTY. Fangs are flying, nails scratching, and you’re doing everything in your … Read More

A Positive End to A Difficult Week

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For some of us, it’s been a long, hard week. When the news cycle just keeps throwing bad news after bad news at you, it can be hard to remember what it’s like to see good, positive things. So that’s where we come in. This week is yucky, blech! We’re here to provide you with just a few moments of … Read More

The Serial Grass-Roller

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Luna Loo has been with us looking for a home for a little more than a hot second, and we’ve started to notice something about her. Is it dat I’m really, really, really, ridiculously good looking? No, it’s not that she’s dog-gone gorgeous (we would say no pun intended…but it was intended. It really, really was. You’re welcome.). Although she … Read More

The Garden Cat Imposters

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This week we celebrated Administrative Professionals’ Day. We love all our administrative staff – they support our team, keep everything running, and make sure the bills are paid and the lights stay on. They hold a ton of important jobs – everything from human resources to finance to marketing to development and so much more. Everyone works incredibly hard to … Read More