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Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society: back to saving lives after fire

Vet technician Jane Townley examines one of the first arrivals at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society since the May 20, 2010 fire. Photo courtesy of Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society.
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I Just received the news release below from the fire-damaged Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society. Good news! It’s on the road to recovery! read on … /Gary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Two puppies, nine kittens and a momma cat make it official: the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society is back to saving lives!

Join other animal lovers at the “Purrcasso Arts & Crafts” benefit this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 6-7) to support the group’s rescue efforts (more below)

Just four months ago, the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society was wondering how it would survive the devastation of the May 20, 2010, early-morning fire that left the 83-year-old institution homeless and financially strapped.  Today, the award-winning animal welfare organization has much to purr about as it takes its first major steps on the long road back to full recovery.
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Posted on Friday, November 5th, 2010
Under: Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, Cats, dogs, Fires, Pets | 1 Comment »

4th of July: Illegal fireworks can harm wild birds

Fireworks and moon. Photo by Flickr user I’ll Never Grow Up used under a Creative Commons License.
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Planning on firing off some illegal fireworks this coming 4th of July holiday weekend?

Please read the following information first. OK?

Thanks for caring. /Gary
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Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Under: Birds, Fires, Fireworks, wild birds | No Comments »

Australian fires video: Fireman gives water to burned koala

Coleen Wood, manager of the Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter in Australia where the Koala was taken for treatment of second and third degree burns to its paws, said Wednesday that it was expected to make a full recovery.

Video by YouTube users David Tree and Coleen Wood of Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter used under Creative Commons license.

A little water, shared among friends during a time of great need. Way to go, Aussy fireman! /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Under: Australia, Fires, Koala, Wildlife | No Comments »