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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!

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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Black terrier dog with a lei and a black and tan dog with a lei are next to each other in a beach graphic with the text “Aloha”
The Aloha Dog Project brings Hawaii’s shelter dogs to the Bay Area

Berkeley Humane’s Aloha Dog Project is moving dogs from Kona Hawaii to the San Francisco Bay Area. Already, this project to alleviate overcrowding in island shelters, has successfully transplanted numerous dogs from the Kona public shelter to Berkeley Humane. Each of these dogs receive care and medical attention before being

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Shelters Seeing Longer Stays for Larger Dogs

A significant slowdown in adoptions could be devastating for local shelter dogs. Before the start of the pandemic, the length of time a dog would spend at Berkeley Humane was under two weeks. Now the average stay is more than 130 days with no viable adopters in sight.

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