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We’re eager to share with you all the day-to-day events that take place in Dogtown and in the Cool Cat Neighborhood! All of the action — from Pupdates to Adoption Announcements to A Day in the Life at Desert Haven — will be featured right here. All of our furry friends said that they hope you visit here often so you don’t miss out on anyone’s big Adoption Day!

March 20, 2021

March 20, 2021

We in the Sierra County Humane Society feel blessed by the kindness of local residents who make donations to benefit the furry residents of Desert Haven Animal Refuge, the small, no-kill sanctuary owned and operated by the 501-c-3 no-profit charitable organization....

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March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021

At Desert Haven Animal Refuge, we ensure that our Dogtown residents receive exercise and fun time each day, together with their favorite fur-buddies. Our seasonal volunteer, Michael of ND, has been instrumental in designing and building our Playland Agility Course,...

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March 7, 2021

March 7, 2021

This week, the Desert Haven Animal Refuge volunteer team wants to share with everyone their sincere appreciation to Josh of WA. When his elderly mom, who resides in this area, became unable to care for her two beloved cats, Cinder and Buddy, Josh not only took the...

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February 28, 2021

February 28, 2021

This week our animal welfare team is grateful, as always, for volunteers and work campers that go the extra mile for our little residents of Dogtown and the Cool Cat Neighborhood. Each volunteer and work camper who signs on to support our companion animals does so...

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March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

After 32 years as a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of the companion animals of Sierra County, the Sierra County Humane Society, which owns and operates Desert Haven Animal Refuge, remains steadfast in its aim to only take in new little ones as...

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February 14, 2021

February 14, 2021

Along with the rest of our Great Country, our little corner of the Desert Southwest experienced an unusually frigid and snowy winter storm this week. Desert Haven Animal Refuge, the no-kill companion animal sanctuary that operates under the umbrella of the Sierra...

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February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

Recently, Desert Haven Animal Refuge welcomed back a familiar face to our volunteer team, Michael of North Dakota. This will be Michael’s third Winter as an invaluable member of the team that operates Sierra County’s no-kill sanctuary and cares for its furry...

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Entering into February

Entering into February

These past few days,  Desert Haven Animal Refuge was able to rescue three more furry little ones, thanks to our loyal and generous supporters who continue to provide the resources needed to save these little lives. Six years old Annie, a very gentle miniature...

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January 24, 2021

January 24, 2021

This past week has been full of energy at Desert Haven Animal Refuge. Because of the Covid Pandemic, appointments are required these days, even on Tuesdays, to schedule visits for adoption purposes.  Busy Tuesday indeed, as several of our Dogtown residents received a...

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January 17, 2021

January 17, 2021

Like most of the stores in town, the stress of this pandemic continues to wear on the traffic in our store in Truth or Consequences, Paws & Claws Thrift Shoppe, which is owned and operated under our 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organization, Sierra County...

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January 10th 2021

January 10th 2021

This week we would like to share our heartfelt appreciation for one of our long-term local Kitty Cuddler volunteers, Aran of TorC. Aran consistently visits our resident felines twice weekly. Not only does Aran show up to brighten their morning by giving each one of...

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January 3, 2021

January 3, 2021

This first week in 2021, the Sierra County Humane Society wishes to thank Courtney and Earl of San Francisco who recently sent our resident kittens and cats a wonderful Christmas gift filled with yummy food and treats. Several years ago, this kind couple came all the...

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