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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!

Black Am Staff mix in a pink collar and pink bow smiling at the camera
What’s Next For Pets, Post-Pandemic?

By Nancy Frensley, Berkeley Humane Training Manager Earlier this year, national publications issued news reports that pets adopted during pandemic closures were being returned to shelters in large numbers as people returned to their jobs – despite no evidence to support these claims. Since the very idea that people would

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12 Plants that are toxic to pets graphic
12 Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible. A beautiful houseplant or a blooming garden can brighten up any home, but before you pick up or plant something new, get familiar with 12 of the most common household and garden

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Senara's close up
Expert Medical Care + Professional Training = Love!

We will never know why this puppy was abandoned on the side of a busy road. She was sick, scared, and helpless. She was only a few steps away from being killed by a car, but was brought to Berkeley Humane in time. When she arrived she was suffering from

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Sweet Pea looking precious with her big glossy eyes
Thanks to You, Sweet Pea Can Wiggle Her Butt Again!

In April, Berkeley Humane rushed to save a small dog in big pain. A local stray we named Sweet Pea had been hit by a car. X-Rays revealed that the bones connecting her tail to her spine were broken. While the accident didn’t break her back nor paralyze her, she

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image of Munchie the cat
Munchie, From the Street to Our Hearts

Most cats born on the streets cannot learn to live with people once they are beyond kittenhood. Munchie however, was a different kind of feral cat. In April, a local rescue group noticed this scruffy cat who was approachable and curious about people. He was brought to Berkeley Humane where

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