Why Missing Clear the Shelters Is a Bad Idea

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Thinking of skipping this year’s Clear the Shelters event? We don’t suggest it. Unless, of course, you’re not a fan of amazing animals, being part of a community, and joy. Then you should definitely, definitely not come. If you’re not Ebenezer Scrooge, and you do like those things, we hope to see you there! We’ll be celebrating Clear the Shelters … Read More

Dad Jokes – Not Just for Dads

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Dad jokes. They can be hilarious, gag-inducing, or just downright embarrassing. The true tell of a good dad joke is, of course, in the eye of the beholder. We have a few beholders here who are more than happy to share their true-blue reactions to some of the best dad jokes we could find on the internet (in honor of … Read More

A Week of Fires, and a Big Ask

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At a shelter about 170 miles north from us, dozens and dozens of animals were waiting for their forever homes. Some had been waiting for weeks, while some were waiting to finish up treatments for kennel cough or upper respiratory infections before being placed up for adoption. But all were looking forward to a bright future. Then, the fires hit. … Read More

The Rock Stars of HSSV

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We need to talk about the rock stars of HSSV for a minute. No, not that kind of rock star. We’re talking about our medical team – the constantly-in-motion, never-stopping, hearts as big-as-planets medical team. Yes, these kinds of rock stars. Our medical team functions as the Renaissance Men of the organization – they can (and do) excel at many … 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 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

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 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