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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!

May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021

Hello from Desert Haven. My name is Baby and I am a bouncy and playful black lab pup, lucky enough to now reside at the no-kill sanctuary. Let me introduce you to Spot-a-Kiss, my buddy, my constant companion, an affectionate and happy bull terrier mix. Guess what,...

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May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021

Here at Desert Haven, the no-kill companion animal sanctuary in our area of the Desert Southwest, it is heartwarming to have the unique opportunity to make a difference - often between Life and Death - in the life of each and every furry little one we are able to...

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May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021

Desert Haven Animal Refuge continues to be bustling with activities this Spring. The sweet mama-cat we rescued from the City Shelter some weeks ago, who gave all the volunteers a surprise when it was officially confirmed at her first veterinary check-up that she was...

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April 18, 2021

April 18, 2021

Once again, we need to remind our readers that a totally erroneous belief continues to be circulated in this area especially, that small non-profits animal welfare organizations, like the Sierra County Humane Society & Desert Haven Animal Refuge benefit...

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April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

This week the Desert Haven Animal Refuge team of volunteers wishes to share a heartwarming animal story with our readers. It is about the latest one of the 9 lives of one of the no-kill sanctuary’s little rescues from a few weeks ago, a friendly, one-year-old or so...

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April 3, 2021

April 3, 2021

This week has been filled with great support for the Sierra County Humane Society, both from local businesses and from individuals. We thank St. Cloud Mining for not only donating some much needed kitty litter to our organization, but also delivering it directly to...

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March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

Recently the Sierra County Humane Society re-vamped its website to include several key features which aid the community-minded programs operated by the non-profit animal welfare organization’s volunteer team.  One of those features is the addition of a checkbox to...

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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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