Written by: Chelsea Franza
Blue Roo’s crowing with excitement over the changes at Woods Humane Society! With expansion projects and new outreach programs, there is so much to crow, bark, and meow about at Woods! Blue Roo flew the coop to visit with Woods Executive Director, Cory Karpin, and get a bird’s eye view of the changes.
A professional K9 training room, new adoption play yard and plenty of outdoor event space are just a few of the new additions currently in the works (those are pet memorial walls you see behind Cory). Woods also recently hired a professional canine trainer and dedicated Humane Education Coordinator. Together they’ll take full advantage of all of the new space with training classes, canine demonstrations, lectures and community events. Check out offerings such as C.H.A.R.M. School (Changing Habits and Reinforcing Manners) and Petit Pals!
Cory and Blue Roo in front of the new memorial walls.
No trip to Woods would be complete without visiting some furry friends (Woods didn’t have any hens on hand for Blue Roo to flirt with!) Blue Roo met Sheeba, a five-year-old Mastif mix, and Ceasar, a one-and-a-half-year-old Chihuahua Terrier mix. Don’t be fooled by their sizes, Sheeba is a sweetheart who loves to play, and Ceasar loves attention and completing obstacle courses!
Ceasar loves to do tricks.
Sheeba gives Blue Roo Kisses.
Blue Roo had a blast hanging out with the kittens and cats in the Cattery. Housing over 45 cats at a time, the Cattery is a unique space for cats to nap, play, and explore! Cats typically spend three times longer in the shelter than dogs, but Woods helps to place cats by labeling each one with their Feline-alities. With traits like “sidekick”, “party animal”, and” love bug” it’s fun to find the perfect cat!
The kittens loved Blue Roo!
Blue Roo enjoys a cat nap in the Cattery.
More than just a local non-profit adoption center, Woods offers training and education programs, performs over 3,000 surgeries a year, and handles spaying and neutering for SLO County. With programs like Critter Camp (summer camp for local kids age 9-12) and assisted living home visits, Woods works to educate the community about furry friends and teach compassion for animals!
Want to support Woods? Join the Wiggle Waggle Walk for Woods (a one mile pledge walk through Downtown SLO) on Saturday, October 19th at Mitchell Park in SLO. The 21st annual Wiggle Waggle Walk features a K9 costume contest, pet fair & lunch, and exciting raffle! Register online at woodshumane.org/walk
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