Posts for category ‘Animals’

Which bear is best?
denisegl | February 21, 2011 | 1:42 pm

Join a wildlife biologist from the Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) for an educational and entertaining slide presentation and lecture about bear habits and habitat requirements, presented by the Streamkeepr Academy. You will learn about human encroachment in bear habitat in the Pacific NW and see first hand how those situations are managed by WDFW.  Enforcement Officers Nick Jorg and Bruce Richards will be your instructors, but the real “stars of the show” are Mishka and Colter, Read more »

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Pets on Parade III
Steve | January 12, 2011 | 10:18 pm

Frasier by Dorothy Bonneau

The Arts Council of Snohomish County invites you to the opening reception of Pets on Parade III on Thursday, January 13 from 5–8pm. This exhibit is a playful tribute to pets through the eyes of the artists who love them. If you have ever loved a pet, you won’t want to miss this mixed-media event. Over forty artists will exhibit photography, oils, acrylics, ceramics, prints, recycled sculpture, and much more. This popular exhibit runs until February 10. Everyone is encouraged to bring in a leash, collar, cat or dog food, or cash donation to benefit out local animal shelters. The Arts Council of Snohomish County is located at 1507 Wall St. in Everett. Gallery hours are M-F 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-4pm. For more information visit

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Animal Shelter seeking pet food donations
denisegl | September 16, 2010 | 12:00 am

The Everett Animal Shelter invites you to participate in a pet food drive to help care for the stray and lost pets being cared for at the shelter. Community members are very generous in their donations of pet food for the animals at the shelter, and the supply is getting very low. The Everett Animal Shelter’s mission is to return lost animals to owners, provide shelter and care to lost or unwanted animals and find new homes for adoptable pets.  Shelter workers and volunteers care for about 9,000 animals each year. Community members interested in donating dog or cat food can drop off un-opened food at the shelter at: 333 Smith Island Rd, Everett, WA 98201. Read more »

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Come celebrate the dog days of summer at Mutt Strut
denisegl | August 20, 2010 | 4:47 pm

Every dog drools over, desires and dreams for a day at Mutt Strut, an annual event that celebrates our pooches.  Give your dog a chance to make those dreams come true as they show off their cheery disposition, athleticism and delightful fashions at the 9th annual Mutt Strut sponsored by Everett Parks and Recreation and Everett Animal Shelter. This year’s dream-studded event will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Langus Riverfront Park, 400 Smith Island Rd. near the Everett Animal Shelter. Let your dog prance on the ¾ mile community dog walk and stop by the pet-friendly information booths. Then get ready to let your dogs’ dreams soar as they show off their talents in these competitive events: racing, catching, jumping, best vocals, best dressed, musical sit and most tricks in one minute. Free microchips will be available for dogs who reside in Everett or unincorporated Snohomish County.  Microchips allow easy identification and reunion should your pet become lost. Read more »

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Snohomish County seeks marine resource volunteers
Steve | August 1, 2010 | 12:20 am

A day at the beach in Snohomish County is a day full of possibilities. Sunny summer days bring warmth to sandy stretches of wave-swept shoreline. Fishers pull up Dungeness crabs and fight salmon from the blue depths. Groups of beach combers young and old peer under rocks and seaweed at low tide, looking for living treasures. Gray whales search the soft bottom for shrimp while gulls and terns circle overhead, looking for an easy meal. Yet, this tranquil setting also faces many challenges. Each year, 12,000 crab pots are lost in the Puget Sound and continue to trap and kill more than 129,000 harvestable crabs. Water pollution has closed shoreline to shellfish harvesting, and shoreline armoring limits the available habitat for forage fish – food for salmon. Read more »

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Kittens, Kittens and More Kittens!
Steve | July 31, 2010 | 11:51 pm

photo by sander19

The warmer weather has prompted a “kitten boom” at the Everett Animal Shelter. The shelter has dozens of beautiful kittens ready to be adopted into their new forever homes. To sweeten the deal, the shelter is currently offering two kittens adopted on the same day into the same household for $120–that’s $115 for the first kitten, and $5 for the second kitten! Both are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and FeLV tested, and come with one month of free Read more »

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Coop of Dreams Tour
Steve | July 22, 2010 | 8:18 pm

Tyler Rourke shows off his chicken coop. photo by Chris Sullivan of KIRO

The Riverside Neighborhood Association is sponsoring the first ever chicken coop tour in Everett on Saturday, July 24 from 11 am–3 pm. This self-guided tour will give tour-goers the opportunity to see how city dwellers raise their chickens, view a variety of coop designs, ask fowl questions and learn about backyard chicken keeping. Event maps will be available at Zippy’s Java Lounge, Cenex Co-Op Supply, and Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-Op. If you take the tour, you’re asked to make a $10 donation at any of the stops. Read more »

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EvCC Continuing Ed provides Tellington TTouch classes: relief for stressed pets
Steve | June 20, 2010 | 1:00 pm

by Denise Galasso Liedlich

Shannon Finch leads a Tellington TTouch for Cats Class at EvCC Corporate and Continuing Education Center

Pet owners may find it difficult to find time to spend with their pets. Most often if you are stressed out, so is your Fido or Spunky. Animals pick up and know exactly how you are feeling and if you tune in with your pet you’ll find that they sometimes have things going on that you are not even aware of.

My cat Poopie, (yeah I know…it was the only name she would come to!) has moved with me several times to different locations. She has been my companion for several years and once the only kitty in my life, she now has two siblings, a dad and a serious behavior problem. Poopie beats up the other cats. When she wants attention she will frequently bite my ankles, my neck and my arms. She is incredibly high strung and basically a furry version of myself. Except I try not to bite or scratch other people on a regular basis. Read more »

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Forest Park Animal Farm opens Saturday
Steve | June 3, 2010 | 7:22 am

Farm features baby animals, pony rides and Bunny Care program
Foster your family’s joy for barnyard animals at the Forest Park Animal Farm as it opens for the season on June 5 at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd. The Animal Farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Aug. 15. Family activities include meandering in the barnyard or joining an interactive program. You’re sure to be left with stories to tell and smiles all around. Step inside the gates to visit chickens, water fowl, pigs, Read more »

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In the Company of Crows and Ravens
Steve | May 17, 2010 | 6:06 am

Crows and Ravens are among the most intelligent creatures on the planet. They can make and use tools, and have a very interesting social life. An uncoming presentation examines the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact and how those interactions reflect a process of “cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic — a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves. Presenter John Marzluff, UW Professor of Wildlife Science, is the premier Crow and Raven researcher in the Pacific NW.
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