Meet our 2014 Paws and Claws Sponsors


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Bailey's Bath House

Doorstep Pet Supply(1)


Lynden Veterinary Hospital


**Honorable Mentions**

LaserPoint Awards & Promotions

Iron Street Printing

Cascadia Weekly

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6th Annual Paws and Claws Expo, July 27, 2014

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Welcome to AHS!

6th annual Paws and Claws Expo!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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The Alternative Humane Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Whatcom County, WA.  AHS has been helping animals and educating the public since 1977.  100% of the money we raise goes toward our programs.  We have no shelter, office, or paid staff. Our programs include Canine Foster & Adoption, Spay & Neuter Assistance, and Community Cats Information and Referral. Spay/Neuter Assistance AHS will help pay to spay or neuter dog(s) and cat(s). We issue assistance vouchers to qualifying individuals based on state low-income guidelines. These vouchers are accepted at all Whatcom County vets and also at WeSNIP and NOAH. (Vouchers are only available to residents of Whatcom County and are intended to assist pets and pet guardians in the Bellingham area. Exceptions can sometimes be made for dogs being adopted to homes outside this area.) Education AHS Educational Programs are designed to encourage and enable responsible pet guardianship. Too many animals end up homeless because their guardians do not understand how to care for their pets. Canine Foster/Adoption Program AHS recruits and trains volunteers to work as volunteer foster homes and case managers to care for and find good homes for dogs in our care. AHS pays all necessary expenses for our foster animals. Community Cats Programs AHS does not have a Cat Foster and Adoption Program at this time (we do not take in cats.)Because the majority of the calls AHS receives about cats concern stray and/or feral cats, AHS has refocused our volunteer energy and resources into the research and development of Community Cat Programs that will allow us to do more for ALL cats. We will continue to support other local cat foster/adoption programs in every way we can.


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Meet Our Adoptable Dogs at Petco, Saturday, 8/2 & Sunday, 8/3

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Awesome Adoptable Dog


Hi my name is Lucy that is Lucy with the lovely long lashes. I want nothing more than to be held and close to someone. I have some basi…c training, sit stay, and is housebroken. I am shy when I first meet you but I get past that quickly.

Lucy is a spayed female Terrier mix about 13 pounds. She is a sweet lovable dog she can be very excited and loves to play, but quickly calm down for snuggling. She enjoys having her long hair brushed and going for walks.

Lucy is currently living with 3 housemates 2 large breed and 1 chihuahua. The big dogs are a little intimidating but from her view I should think so, but she is getting along fine.



**Koda Needs a Forever Home**


Koda is a “Special Needs” dog because he has epilepsy.  He is on medication but still has seizures. Koda is the sweetest pup ever.  He loves people (adults & kids) and other dogs. Very well trained, loyal, lovable, eager to please, loves walks, car rides and playing outside.  There are a lot of dogs who live normal lives even though they have seizures.  We are trying to find Koda’s Forever Home with the right people who have experience with Special Needs dogs, big hearts and lots of love to share with Koda.

If you are interested in Koda please fill out a Statement of Interest form under the “Adopt” tab on the left sideof this page.






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