FALL 2014

PO Box 172
909 Columbia Blvd.
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: 360-577-0151
Fax: 360-414-0520
E-mail: [email protected]
FALL 2014
LONGVIEW-KELSO
KENNEL CLUB
COMES TO OUR
AID
THE LONGVIEWKELSO KENNEL CLUB
DONATED $10,000 TOWARD THE COMPLETION OF OUR COMMUNITY ROOM. THIS DONATION WILL HELP TO CREATE, ENHANCE THE EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.
WE WILL BE ETERNALY GRATEFUL TO THIS CLUB
AND IT’S MEMBERS. WE’VE PLACED A PLAQUE AT
THE ENTRANCE OF THE ROOM HONORING THEM
FOR HELPING US COMPLETE THIS PROJECT. THE
MEMBERS (MOST OF THEM DO NOT LIVE IN OUR
COMMUNITY) ARE AS FOLLOWS: KEN LUTZ, JANET
RICHIE, DENISE REEL, RAY & CAROLYN YOUNG,
DR.DALE SIMMONS, AND PRESIDENT JIM & KATHY
CORBETT.
THIS ROOM WILL AID IN ADOPTIONS BY CREATING
THE PERFECT MEET AND GREET AREA. IT WILL BE
USED BY PRESCHOOL, FIRST AND SECONDARY EDUCATION TO TEACH THEM ABOUT PETS AND THE
CARE OF ANIMALS. IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A
PLACE FOR OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM TO HOLD
ORIENTATIONS.
Thank You again from bottom of our hearts, and to everyone that has donated to this project over the past two
years.
The above picture is of the
wonderful ladies who staff the
Humane Society’s spay and
neuter clinic that has been running for 7 years this month!
Wanda Lukken, Dr. Stacey
Martzall DVM and Kim
Timmreck. 7000 pets have
been altered in our clinic so
far! Can you believe we’ve
done that many? Our clinic offers affordable cat spay(s)/
neuter(s) to Cowlitz County
residents who are low income.
We’ve averaged a 1000 a year,
and hope to keep that average
going for years to come! All of
this has been made possible
from donations. If you would
like to donate to the spay/
neuter clinic that can be done
via PayPal, check, or visa.
Please note you’d like your donation to go specifically to the
Clinic Fund.
Cat spay $50
Cat Neuter $35
We also offer vaccinations and
other services the day of your appointment. Need Help? Call 360578-9691
The following friends have consistently contributed every
month in July, August, September : We thank you so very
much!
Janet Bailey
Duane Blair
Ronald Boyce
Stacy Burnnett
Terry & Iola Chambers
Elaine Cornwell
Kelly & Yvonne Dohn
Daniel & Susan Griffith
Richard Hahn
James & Mary Hoover
Mike & Tammy LaPlante
Kay McClellan
Deirdre O’Donnell
June Pierce
Tim & Boni Randall
Jacob Schloss
Tonya Schultz
Ted & Mary Smith
Gary & Winona Smith
Leonard Snodgrass
Susan Truluck
Lewanna Waud
Donald & Dawn Wiitala
Janet Mansfield
James Wallace
Krista Pyrak
Terry Yohnka
Dale Burleson
Barbara Lee Futrell
Ada Litts
Ida Rhinehart
Banda’s Bouquets will
donate $5 from each Doggy
Basket Bouquet purchased
to our shelter! Call them at
360-577-3824
In addition, special notice was given to the
beloved Hershey from Hershey’s owner Aanjulena Sweet
Gracelyn Sessions who attends Barns
Elementary recently had her 10th birthday. And for her birthday she asked her
friends & family to bring her dog/cat
food, treats, or even money so she could
help out her furry friends down here at
the Humane Society. As you can see
from the picture Gracelyn made out like a bandit! All of us here at
the Humane Society can’t thank you enough for including us in
your special day!
Sammy Swarts from Kelso had a Lemonade stand, with wonderful lemonade, this
summer and donated all of her earnings to
help us help the animals. It makes us so
happy to see young kids going out of their
way (especially on summer break) to help
us out! Thank you so much, Sammy.
A big thank you goes out to Christian Brother’s Towing, Longview
Police Department and the
Longview Fire Department for helping us rescue a horse stuck in the
mud on Dike Rd. in Longview. This
is just a peek of what our Animal
Control Officers get called out to do
on a regular basis. This situation
was a bit stickier than normal and
we couldn’t have done it without the help from all of you.
Come meet Abby the Cat!
Barbara Lee Futrell
Voice Lessons
(360)636-2948
(360)749-0144
[email protected]
Read about Three Dogs Plight it can apply
Have you ever read a bumper sticker, then sat and wondered? I go to the Post Office
daily and the same one always catches my eye, “I hope I can be the person my dog
thinks I am.” They depend on us for everything like; food, a place to sleep, their general wellbeing, friendship and love.
My dogs wait at the door when I come home, always wagging their tails and not caring how bad my day was. They never have a bad day no matter what. Here we see the
dogs that don’t have it that good or are just waiting for someone to take over their life
and make it easier.
I’m working with three dogs that came here from an owner release because of an eviction. One dog just cowers and growls, the second just barks like he can’t stand people
and the third will growl but will stop if you stand there long enough. I have sat in the
kennels of each and wondered what were these dogs thinking and what kind of person
got them to this state of mind? The third dog is the easiest to work with right now and I
have had a leash on him, and have had him in my office. There is a family that is interested in adopting him and are willing to work on his attitude no matter how long it
takes. Trust goes a long way to helping this dog and any dog.
The second one is only food driven right now so that is how we communicate for now.
I’m happy with that, if we can bond that way. The first one is going to take the longest
to gain her respect and build her courage. It will take her awhile before she will trust
and hopefully she’ll make her or me into what she is looking for, and we’ll be able to
pass that on to her owner.
It not always about me but what the dog is looking for in us. So we will keep trying
to make their life easier and less stressful. You can help too by walking one or just coming in to spend your time with
the special ones. These also take longer which cost more for care but they are worth the time and effort, if you can
help PLEASE contact us.
HOW DO YOU PICK A PET
By Ron Catman Danielson
Working full time with Cats for a dozen years now, has been an adventure that very
few people will ever experience in their lifetime. One of the most satisfying elements is
finding a home for these delightful denizens of the Kitty Korner, and yet, it can sadly
be one of the most disheartening as well. I meet and greet each kitty daily in my three
adoption rooms, while I also talk to them as I do my chores and….well, this article isn’t about how crazy is the Catman, but rather, how unfair it is to watch some of these
pawsibilities go unnoticed time after time, when I know each of them has something
very special to offer. So why are some kitties’s so thoroughly ignored that they are destined to spend a year or more waiting for some kind soul to adopt them? Not too surprisingly, because they are not
movie star pretty. And I don’t mean because they are ugly; statistically, really ugly critters get adopted much faster
than these others….these are the mundane cats, the plain janes and common joes, that have no fanciful colors or special breed status. Also, to be fair, they rarely display themselves to potential adopters as they have become somewhat
fatalistic about their chances. Trust me, cats are far more intelligent than most people realize and they do know the
score. Were you to ask these cats about their plight, they would of course just yawn and feign non-interest, and that
would be crazy if you actually expected a response; but I already know the answer, because I watch and pay attention….oh look….a flutterby….In truth these kitties did try for awhile, putting themselves out there, hoping to be included, only to be ignored or shoved aside for the prettier ones. Eventually they quit trying…as would we all. However you decide to choose your pet, we are sincerely grateful that you chose The Humane Society of Cowlitz County
to find your fur-friend, but please, give them all an equal chance to impress you.
Remember, pretty can often be deceiving, but quality and high-performance, will always leave you satisfied fin
Pose Your Pet with Santa at the Cantebury Inn will be held on November 15th
at 9 AM
We will be closed November 27th & 28th
in observation of Thanksgiving.
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Building Fund _______________________
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Send to:
Humane Society of Cowlitz County
PO Box 172; Longview, WA 98632
Also, while shopping at your local Fred
Meyers if you key in the code 93481 at
the checkout the Humane Society of
Cowlitz County will receive donations
based on accumulated points (which will
in no way affect your personal points).
You can also link your card to our organization!
We also would
like to thank
RD & Vivian
Olson for their
donation of
dog food.
They hosted a
party at their
home and had
their guest
bring a bag of food in order to access the party. What a brilliant idea!
License-License-License-License
If you licensed your dog this year you should receive a renewal form in the
mail in November. If you do not receive one it is still your responsibility to
get your dog licensed. The Humane Society of Cowlitz County is in charge
of collecting license fees for Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, and Woodland.
All these cities have now switched to licensing by Jan. 1. You must have
your dogs licensed by that date, or you will be charged a late fee. The late
fee is $15 per dog, with the exception of Woodland’s $10 per dog, so it is
best to license on time.
Current Rabies Vaccinations are required to get your license too, so check
with your vet please and see if they’re are up to date. Your vet can fax us
the information, you can bring it in when you purchase your new license, or
you could send a copy in the mail for our records.
Humane Society of Cowlitz County
PO Box 172
Longview, WA 98632
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We are committed to;
improving animal welfare by eliminating cruelty and pet overpopulation through education, law enforcement, providing shelter, promoting lifetime adoptions and spay
& neuter programs.
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Organization
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