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Pet of the Week

Bear (163412)

Sweet, gentle Bear was adopted from us in 2016 and returned to us in July 2019 because her owner worked long hours and didn't have time for her.   She is easy to leash and loves going on walks.  She is great with people and children and is eager to have a forever home.  Because she is senior at 9 years old, her adoption fee is half price thanks to the Pal's Fund.  Introduction with children and other pets in the home required prior to adoption.

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Upcoming Events

Our featured events are listed below.  See more events in the Community Outreach section:

  • Animal Talk on KCNR 1460 AM
    August 27 at 8 a.m.
  • Millville Licensing & Rabies Vaccination Clinic
    August 27, 6:00 to 7:00 PM, Millville Veterinary Clinic
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How to keep your pets safe in the heat

It’s that time of year when families, including their pets, start spending more time outdoors and temperatures begin to rise. Haven Humane’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Cyanna Howden, wants you to know how to help prevent your pet from suffering from a heatstroke and how to identify the signs if your pet is suffering from a heatstroke.

As temperatures begin to increase, pet owners should restrict run or play time outside to allow their pets to adjust to the heat. It can take your pet between 10 and 20 days to partially acclimate but it can take up to two months for your pet to fully acclimate.

Dogs that are more prone to heatstroke include ones with laryngeal paralysis, dogs with short noses, obesity, and/or cardiovascular disease as well as older dogs or those with a dark or dense hair coat.

Signs that your pet could be suffering from a heatstroke include:

  • Panting
  • Heavy Breathing
  • Fast Heart Rate
  • Bright Red Gums

Studies have shown that pets cooled by their owners before arriving at the hospital can have a lower mortality rate than those whose owners do not attempt to cool their pets.

Ways to externally cool your pet if you begin noticing signs of a heatstroke include spraying your dog with lukewarm water, offering your dog water, and immediately taking your dog to the veterinarian with either the windows down or the air conditioning on.

Haven Humane Society supports the community by promoting humane treatment of animals through sheltering, spay/neuter, adoption, community education, outreach, rescue and animal regulations.  Our vision is of a community of responsible pet owners working together for a North State with no more homeless pets.

 Providing pet adoptions, low cost veterinary care including spay/neuter, and dog licensing for the City of Redding, City of Anderson and Shasta County.