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Berkeley Humane’s blog is filled with helpful tips and resources for our animal-loving community, as well as exciting news about our shelter’s animals, programs and events!

10th Anniversary Pints For Paws
Pints for Paws: 10th Anniversary Beer Festival!

Are you a beer enthusiast with a heart for animals in need? If so, mark your calendars because Berkeley Humane is gearing up for its 10th Anniversary Pints for Paws Beer Festival, which you won’t want to miss! Celebrating a Decade of Love and Suds On June 1, 2024, from

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Finding Love Again, Together

Clyde and Mr. Cuddles, two distinguished and beautiful tuxedo cats, were living great lives until one day everything changed. Throughout the year, we receive calls not from the pet owners, but from the families of those pet owners who are dealing with their incapacity or death. These family members are

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Sometimes, Saving a Life Just Takes Time

On January 5, 2023, Kalia arrived on the first flight of the new year from Hawai’i as a great candidate for our Aloha Dog project. With little chance of getting adopted at an overcrowded municipal island shelter, we were confident she would be welcomed quickly into a new loving family

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Love is Blind

At just seven-months-old, Dream was a sweet, cuddly, and playful kitten, despite her battle against a progressive and painful eye infection that would take her sight. Dream was transferred into our care with severely scarred and ulcerated eyes that were no longer responding to treatment. As her health quickly deteriorated,

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Pints for Paws, 10th Anniversary Craft Beer Festival, Invites You to Drink Beer and Save Animals! 

Contact: Emily MurphyDirector of Development & Communications Berkeley Humane 510-845-7735 ext. 211  Over 30 Craft Breweries to Support Shelter Animals at Award-Winning East Bay Beer Festival  BERKELEY, Calif. – In honor of the upcoming National Beer Day, Berkeley Humane has announced tickets are now on sale for Pints for Paws, 10th Anniversary craft beer festival.

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What would happen to me if something happened to you?

To help Berkeley Humane community members protect their pets — and all they love — we’ve partnered with FreeWill. Their free estate planning resource guides you through writing your will and creating other important estate planning documents, all in as little as 20 minutes.

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aPAWcalypse – A Halloween Themed Fee-Waived Adoption Event 

Berkeley, Calif.— Berkeley Humane is hosting its first ever Halloween adoption event where the tricks look a lot like “sit, stay, and bark” and the treats all taste like bacon. The aPAWcalypse, a fee-waived adoption event, will take place at 2700 Ninth Street on Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10 AM

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Transporting Maui Shelter Pets to New Homes in the Bay Area

WHO & WHAT: In the wake of the Maui wildfires, Berkeley Humane joins Greater Good Charities in partnership with Ameriflight to transport more than 40 Maui shelter dogs (33) and cats (11) to the Bay Area to find forever homes. This emergency flight is part of a larger effort, led by Greater Good

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