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Leash the ones you love
Now that warm weather and longer days have returned, it’s time to think outside our homes.  Most dogs love to go on walks and it’s good for them.  If you aren’t in a park that is posted “off leash,” your dogs should be on a leash.   It protects them from ...

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SNAP Plant Sale Fundraiser
SNAP is having their annual Plant Sale Fundraiser this Saturday, May 27th in our front parking lot.  All proceeds go to spaying and neutering dogs and cats in Thurston county. This is for one day only so come on down and get some good plants at ...

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Microchip Clinics
Animal Services is holding 2 low-cost microchip clinics at the Shelter!  If you have pets and live in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, or unincorporated Thurston County, these clinics are for you! Thursday, June 29 from 6-7:30pm Wednesday, September 13 from ...

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Thank you to all our terrific supporters!
We are grateful each and every day for our staff, volunteers, community members and businesses that support our mission, and the media that promote our message.  What better time of year than this to say “THANK YOU” for all they do.  We wish everyone a ...

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Thank you, Veterans.
Animal Services will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016, in observance of Veterans Day.  Information about animals that come into the shelter after 5:30 Thursday night will be posted on our front windows.  They will also be listed on the Lost Pet ...

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Santa Paws is coming!
Have your pet's picture taken with Santa! Animal Services, 3120 Martin Way, Olympia, WA Saturday, December 3rd from 3pm to 7pm Sunday, December 4th from 10am to 2pm. Cost is $20 for a CD with 5 photos Reservations are recommended.  Call ...

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Happy Halloween!
Cal is ready for trick-or-treaters, are you? Check out these great tips for keeping the little ghouls and your pets safe.

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Back To School!
You adopted a pet this summer and had a great time spending hours playing with your new furry family member. But now the days are getting shorter and the kids are headed back to school, leaving less time to go for walks or to cuddle on the couch. ...

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Summer, Plants and Pets
Like us, many of our pets spend more time outside when the weather is nice.  It’s important to know that many common outdoor flowers, plants, and shrubs may be harmful to our pets if they ingest any of the leaves or other parts of the plants.  At the top ...

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Immunization Awareness Month!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so we want to take this opportunity to remind you that pets need vaccinations, too! In addition to their annual wellness exam, our pets need to be vaccinated against specific diseases that can seriously ...

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It’s kitten season! It’s whaaat?!?!
Kitten season is upon us--but what is kitten season, you ask? Cats breed seasonally, beginning in late January and ending in the fall.  Newborn kittens arrive in spring and become old enough for a home away from their mom in late spring and summer.  ...

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July 4th Pet Safety Tips
 

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Microchipping clinic
Update:  The clinic was a big success, with about 60 dogs and cats getting microchipped and licensed.  A special thanks to Dr. Bruce Bell for performing the chipping and to all the volunteers who made the clinic run so smoothly! Animal Services is ...

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June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
June brings sunny skies, lazy school-free days...and kittens! Have you been thinking of adopting a cat?  Now is a great time!  Maybe adopt two together so they have someone to be "catty" with. Not able to adopt a cat, but would like to help?  ...

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
70​ million nice dogs…but any dog can bite National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2016 are May 15-21. With an estimated ...

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chip your pet
May is microchip your pet month!
Animal Services has been microchipping pets for adoption since 1992.  Chips are a great way to provide backup identification to pet licenses and we highly recommend the practice.  Many veterinarians provide microchipping for pets, so check with your ...

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Our volunteers are awesome!
Please join us in thanking all our AMAZING volunteers as we celebrate their commitment during National Volunteer Week.  Without their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication, we would not be able to care for the thousands of animals that come through our ...

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breaking news
Suspect arrested!
Suspect is in custody in the brutal rape and murder of a dog known as “Justice” BREAKING:  April 9, 2016 A suspect was arrested today in Grays Harbor County, for the March brutal sexual assault and murder of a dog known as “Justice”. The suspect is ...

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Toxic algae advisory
THURSTON COUNTY NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, April 07, 2016 Contact: Jane Mountjoy-Venning, Thurston County Environmental Health Division, (360) 867-2643 or venninj@co.thurston.wa.us Art Starry, Thurston County Environmental Health ...

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Pet first aid
You probably have a good idea of what to do if a person in your home needs first aid, but have you thought about what you would do if your pet needed first aid? Choking, heat stroke, poisoning, and allergic reactions are all potentially ...

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Roof Over Rover
A pet's fur will help keep it warm, but only if it's dry--a dog house with a solid roof and the door facing away from the winds provides better protection. Since the summer of 2005, Animal Services has offered “Roof Over Rover.”  Using donated dog ...

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Daylight Saving Time
This Sunday at 2 am, we set our clocks forward an hour, forcing us to rise an hour earlier.  Love it or hate it, it's coming. Pets are affected by DST just as we humans are.  They might not be quite ready for their bathroom and feeding routine so ...

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Take care of your champion’s chompers!
A pet's bad breath may be a sign of serious health problems. To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) sponsors National Pet Dental Health Month every February. Click HERE to learn more ...

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Rescue dogs from out of state
Washington as rescue dog magnet state By Joe Baker, DVM Washington State Veterinarian Looking to spend time with a loving rescue dog, perhaps as a long-promised gift to yourself or family this holiday season? If a rescue dog is on your gift list, be ...

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A truly happy holiday!
YIPPEE - it's been a great week for the animals! All of our adoptable cats and kittens have found their forever homes so our Cat Adoption room is empty on Christmas Eve!!!  Our Bunny room is also empty since all three were adopted yesterday!  We still ...

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Holiday Do’s and Don’ts
With numerous holidays being celebrated from November through January, many family traditions and rituals include decorations and lots of new objects for your loving pets to get into. Following are some Do’s and Don’ts we hope will help keep everyone ...

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Giving a pet as a gift…a good idea?
Although a cute puppy or kitten under the tree paints a pretty picture, the commitment of caring for a pet lasts much longer than the holidays.  Check out this infographic before giving a pet as a gift, and consider an adoption gift certificate or a ...

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Create a Giving Tree and help the animals
Looking for something new and fun to do at work this holiday season?  Consider creating a Giving Tree!  Our ornaments feature pets from our shelter on one side, and an item we need printed on the other side.  Simply decorate the tree, including these ...

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Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you for all your support this past year!

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Santa Paws is coming!

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Your clutter equals cash!
Value Village offers a great way to get ready for the holidays and help out our community's homeless pets!

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Cockfighting operation busted!
In April 2014, Animal Services was asked by the Washington State Gambling Commission to assist with their multi-agency warrant in response to neighbors' complaints about an alleged cockfighting operation.  Upon arriving at the Rochester residence, ...

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Kitty Versus Bread Box
Who can't help but laugh at this silly kitty! Adopt a cat to get joy for many years. CLICK HERE to adopt one of our sweet girls!

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It’s Howl-a-ween!
Protect your pets...and your trick-or-treaters!

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Animal abuser convicted of cruelty!
In October of 2013, a 12-year old Yorkie arrived at a veterinarian’s office with a broken back. The injuries were extensive and the dog was suffering, so the poor little guy was euthanized. What had happened? The owner explained that during a fight, her ...

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Who got adopted today?
I did!  Two of us bunnies adopted in two days - Hip Hop Hooray! There are two more of us available in the bunny room. Come visit us tomorrow - visiting hours on Saturdays are 9:30-4:00 with adoptions stopping at 3:30. Have a great Friday night!

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Check out our new website!
We are so excited about our new website and hope you enjoy it too! Feel free to poke around, explore the pages and read Cal’s new blog. We’re still working out a few bugs, so we appreciate your patience.

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Dog Jumping at Leaves
Get ready for Fall!
Autumn! That glorious in-between season with trees shedding gold and red, dewy mornings and crisp, campfire-scented evenings. It's also the perfect time to start preparing for winter. Instead of waiting for the rains to start and a cold snap to sneak up ...

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June Episode: Best Friend’s
If you've missed the June airing of best friends, you can see it right here on our new website!

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Microchipping your Pet
Animal Services has been microchipping pets for adoption since 1992. Chips are a great way to provide backup identification to pet licenses and we highly recommend the practice. Many veterinarians provide microchipping for pets, so check with your vet. ...

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Cute Kitty!
Adopted today!
Thanks for a great Wednesday. We'll wrap up the day with his handsome guy who found his forever home today! Just look at those eyes. Who could resist?

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It’s summer! Keep your pet safe.
This summer is hot - really hot! Let’s keep our pets cool and safe by following some basic tips: 1. Never leave your pets in your parked car – not even for a few minutes. The interior of your car on a 75° day can reach 94° in just 10 minutes. In 20 ...

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Why your cat stares are FIERCE
It is probably not uncommon to see your cat staring out the window (dogs too for that matter!) We found an interesting article to explain the whys and hows of cat staring! In a review of enrichment practices, Sarah Ellis (2009) says that windows with ...

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Is your cat bare naked?
  We bet you didn't know how many cat breeds there are in the US so we thought we'd share these fun facts with you: The International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance (IPCBA) recognizes 73 cat breeds while the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) ...

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wedding of cats; beautiful dresses
Cats Dress Up, or pictures that we love
  Here at Lacey Animal Services we are animal lovers. That is why when we find an image that tickles our fancy, we just HAVE to post it! Hope you get as much fun out of our images as we do!

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