Shelter on the Hill, A Humane Society
And the Rocket's Red Glare . . . .
Pant, pant, pant, whimper, whimper, pant,
whimper. . . .
Alarmed by the loud noises, Max cries and runs aimlessly around the
house, searching in vain for someone to protect him, someone to comfort
him, but no one is home.
The awful noises become unbearable for Max. He crashes through a
window in the living room and runs down the street. Terrified of the
loud noise and strange bursts of light in the sky, he continues to run,
and run, and run . . . .
Bbbrrrrringggg . . .
"Good morning, Plainview Shelter."
"We are frantic. The window is broken and our dog, Max, is gone.
We've looked all over for him. He's a 2-year-old shepherd mix. Has
he been brought in?"
"You'll have to come in and check. Dozens of dogs were picked up
And so it goes. July 5th is the busiest day of the year at animal
shelters. Dogs are found miles from their homes, confused,
disoriented, and exhausted. People call hoping to locate a missing
dog that, terrified, crashed through a window, jumped a high fence, or
broke it's leash or chain.
Please protect your dog this July 4th. If fireworks upset him, make
sure someone stays with him. If you wish to tranquilize him consult
your family veterinarian. Or call an animal behaviorist to work with
your pet, but call well in advance of Independence Day. Be your dog's
best friend. Help him with his fears, and keep him safe.
Shelter on the Hill continues to strive to meet the needs
identified by residents nearly 20 years ago: to RESCUE companion
animals from the dangers of the street, REUNITE lost pets with
their loved ones, and REHOME adoptable animals to a new and
Shelter on the Hill: A Humane Society, (SOTH), is a private,
non-profit, donor supported, organization whose purpose is to
operate a haven to rescue, reunite and re-home lost and abandoned
companion animals in the Frazier Mountain area of California.
Dedicated to promoting humane treatment and quality of life,
SOTH accepts all animals in need of care, provides appropriate
medical and behavioral intervention, rehabilitation, socialization,
and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many adoptable animals
and remains committed to the welfare of these animals beyond the
adoption process to the extent of its resources - and offers
community support through a myriad of services including but not
limited to, lost and found, sheltering, adoption, foster care,
behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people
in need, and inter-agency networking.
Dog of the Month
Pebbles will add joy to your life! She is a one year old lab/staffy mix. She will tell you to throw the ball. Then tell you again and again. She makes a dark day bright. She enjoys running, playing ball, and long walks at sunset. After dinner, she likes to hang out and cuddle. Very energetic, fun loving dog.
Cat of the Month
Ernie is an entertainer and delights in play. She is approximately 10 months old female white and gray short hair kitty. She and her sister Bertie are available for adoption and would look forward to seeing you stop in at the shelter.
Last edited 17 June 2016 0950 PDT