Monday, November 17, 2014

Guest Post: 10 Things You May Not Know About Berkeley Humane


By: Kosin Huang

Berkeley Humane has been around a long time and has an interesting history. Here are some tidbits you may or may not know about us:
  1. We've been around since 1927...that's 87 years! (And in dog years, we're 609 years old!)
  2. When we first opened, we were located in a former pool hall.
  3. We are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States, or any other animal welfare organization.
  4. We saved 938 animals last year, and are on track to save 1,000 this year!
  5. We are one of few animal rescue groups that have our own veterinary team serving homeless animals.
  6. Our neo-natal kitten foster program is unique in the region. 
  7. We used to be called "Animal Rescue Haven".
  8. We offer monthly grief counseling for those who've lost their pets. 
  9. We like to pun and have hosted such events as "Bay to Barkers", "Pints for Paws", and "Bark (& Meow) Around the Block.
  10. We just debuted a Mobile Adoption Center (a custom-built vehicle that enables us to bring our dogs and cats into East Bay communities and make more loving matches)!
Kosin Huang is a board member and development committee chair for Berkeley Humane. She lives in the East Bay with her husband, daughter, and a rescue mutt named Spartacus.

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