Pet Report: No such thing as a 'perfect storm'

<I>MELANIE EPPING photo</I><BR>Spike likes his doghouse!

For pets left outside in bad weather without shelter, there is no such thing as a "perfect storm" - only perfect misery. Even the woolliest "beachdog" can get chilled to the bone if they get wet - the water ruins the loft of their fur that traps air and helps to keep them warm. Imagine how it must feel to be wet and cold day after day after day?"

This year, we are hoping to help some of these pets that have no shelter by having a "Shelters from Santa" drive. Often when folks lose a dog or people move, good doghouses are left unused. We are asking if you have a good, weather-tight, portable doghouse that is not being used, that you donate it to the shelter so we can give it to a needy pet. If you are particularly filled with holiday cheer, we would also be thrilled to receive new doghouses purchased for this worthy cause!

If you have a house to donate, please call the shelter at 643-1180. Medium to large and even extra large houses are particularly needed. We can even arrange to pick up doghouses if transportation is a problem.

Owners needing shelters for their pets should call us so that we can provide them with doghouses as we (hopefully!!) get them.

When a pet passes away, it is sad for the owners to look out and see an empty doghouse. If that house can be put to good use giving a needy pet a dry place to sleep, it should help lift some of the sadness. Please consider helping us give these animals a better life.

Remember the Second Annual Champagne Holiday Brunch

This very enjoyable, elegant, and delicious fundraising event is back by popular demand for the second year. The brunch will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Peninsula Senior Center. The social will be from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the tasty brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The brunch was very well attended last year and seating is limited, so get your tickets now. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at the Humane Society, 330 Second St. NE, or by calling Western Coastal Mortgage at 642-8034, or Jill at 665-6395.

Pictures with Santa

Long Beach Pharmacy is sponsoring pictures with Santa from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, during their annual holiday night sale. Participants will receive a free photo with Santa with any donation to the Humane Society.

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