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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!

Olympic medalist Abbey Weitzeil smiles with her pal, Kieran, a big happy athletic dog who has his paw up and his tongue out
Berkeley Humane Returning to In-person Dog Adoptions

Berkeley Humane is thrilled to announce that starting this weekend and for the first time since the start of the pandemic, dogs looking for new loving families can now be adopted without an appointment at the shelter located at 2700 Ninth Street in Berkeley.

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Animal shelters and rescues across the nation continue to see more animals entering than leaving, amassing a backlog of adoptable animals and creating a crisis of existential proportions. To tackle the problem, the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane) has joined animal welfare advocates, shelters, and rescues in launching Share

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Big Mystery in a Tiny Package!

For the hundreds of sick animals that we treat every year, each one is a unique medical and behavioral mystery that needs to be solved, and sometimes, the most complicated cases come in the smallest of packages.

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Fewer Teeth, Big Loving Hearts

On first glance Pookie, a seven-year-old female Tabby, came across as one laid-back cat. One volunteer even compared her demeanor to ‘the dude’ in The Big Lebowski—that’s how mellow she was. But, for our experienced team, they had a hunch that things may not be as they seem.

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From Painful Vision to Seeing Love, Thanks to You!

Dexter, a five-year-old looking Boston Terrier, was transported to our hospital from a shelter in the Central Valley with a significant mass on his left eye. This was an unusual injury because it was on his cornea in the center of his eyeball.

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