Buffy the Asthma Slayer

Buffy the Asthma Slayer

There’s no worse feeling than knowing your animal needs help, but not knowing if you’ll be able to afford it. For many of us, the price of preliminary testing can represent the extent of our expendable income, let alone the cost associated with a treatment plan. Throw...
Foster Spotlight: Nash

Foster Spotlight: Nash

Cami Brisbo and Charlie Ylijoki have wanted to be dog foster parents for some time now, but couldn’t while they both worked full-time onsite. Now that they’re working remotely from home, however, it’s become possible. The couple both grew up with dogs and they have...
Community Spotlight: Kelly Carmody

Community Spotlight: Kelly Carmody

Generosity runs in the Carmody family, that much is evident. Animal Aid has been fortunate enough to have Kelly’s sister, Shannen, volunteering with our rescue for the last three years (in fact, the best graphic design work in this newsletter is hers). So you can...
Volunteer Spotlight: Sally & Jeff Earll

Volunteer Spotlight: Sally & Jeff Earll

When Sally and Jeff decided to become dog foster parents, their research into Portland’s rescue community led them to Animal Aid. “We prefer volunteering for a smaller organization,” Sally said. “A small family can have a big impact in a small organization.” They were...
Tips From The Vet: Navigating Reopening

Tips From The Vet: Navigating Reopening

My article for the last newsletter was about keeping your pets, yourselves, and your children safely occupied during the “stay at home” order. Here we are now already very cautiously starting to emerge from that, but still faced with SARS-CoV-2 in the community. We’ve...
Happy Tails: Amara

Happy Tails: Amara

Cats have creative ways to get what they want—their favorite kibble, a special place to soak up the sun, or even a human to be their forever friend. When Stephen Day became an administrative volunteer for Animal Aid, he wasn’t thinking about adoption. One...

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