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"Fire Prevention Week" Focuses on Kitchen Fires
October 6, 2013

It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.'

According to the latest NFPA research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two of every five home fires begin in the kitchen—more than any other place in the home. Cooking fires are also the leading cause of home fire-related injuries.

"Make fire prevention a key ingredient when you cook" says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy. FULL STORY

Fireworks Rules from the State Fire Marshall
June 28, 2013

From the State Fire Marshall State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced today that consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Friday June 28 and continue until 9:00 pm on July 5. This year 877 retail fireworks stand licenses were issued. With the beginning of firework... FULL STORY

Thurston County Pet of the Week - "Belle"
June 28, 2013

This weeks Pet of the Week is ID number 89488 or “Belle.” Belle is a domestic shorthair cat with a calico pattern. She is about 5 years old and is very mellow and low-key. She likes to be pet and enjoys attention, but is also fine just coexisting near people and sometimes wants space to herself. Bei... FULL STORY

Pet of the Week - "Sugar"
August 28, 2013

From Thurston County Animal Services -- This week, Pet of the Week goes to ID: 90275, aka “Sugar.” She is a black and white domestic shorthair cat that has been at the shelter since June 18th. She is petite and very soft, with bright golden eyes. Sugar absolutely loves to play and will chase and ... FULL STORY

"Mocha" - Pet of the Week
July 23, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - "Mocha” (ID:90157) is a very friendly black and orange calico domestic medium hair cat, and she is this week’s Pet of the Week. Mocha was an owner-surrender and has been in the shelter for over a month. She loves to be pet and rub up against you, and she has... FULL STORY

Thurston County Pet of the Week - "Anailin"
July 11, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Services - This week's pet of the week is “Anailin”, a male domestic shorthair cat with the “classical tabby” pattern of brown, black and white and ID:90043. He is very soft and loves to be stroked. When you open his cage, you can hear his loud purr, and he is very fr... FULL STORY

Hooved Animal Rescue Has Pot Bellied Pig
March 13, 2013

from the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County - "Quinn" is available for adoption from the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County. He is a very personable, neutered pot bellied pig. Check out our video of Quinn! Visit our website and link to our facebook page! FULL STORY

"Socks" - Cat of the Week
March 2, 2013

from the Lewis County Animal Shelter - "Socks" is a pretty 6 year old Tuxedo cat that needs a new home. She was originally left behind at a rental, then tried out in two different homes. The first one said she was way too friendly (not a complaint we are used to hearing), always wanting on your... FULL STORY

Cat of the Week - "Juliette"
October 14, 2013

From Thurston County Animal Shelter - Meet cat #91622, aka Juliette! She is a young Domestic Mediumhaired cat. She has bright golden eyes and very soft black fur with brown shades. She is very active, smart and will cuddle too. If you are ready to add a playful young cat to your famil... FULL STORY

Beautiful Mare "Lindy" Available for Adoption
October 8, 2013

From the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County - Those who have been following our posts for awhile will know Lindy. We believe her AQHA registered name is Lindy McQue Hancock. Lindy was one of a few mares who came to us pregnant last fall. She developed some late term problems with ... FULL STORY

"Moby" - Dog of the Week
October 8, 2013

Moby is a 7 year old Australian Cattle Dog that needs a great home. He is fine with other dogs, but needs a cat free home. He is super friendly and will be happy to run and play in a big back yard. Adoption fee is $75, and he is neutered and can go home with you today! Lewis County Animal Shelte... FULL STORY

"Chelsea" - Cat of the Week
October 6, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - Pet of the Week is “Chelsea” (ID 90104.) Chelsea is a grey and white domestic medium hair cat with tuxedo pattern. Often she is very calm and mellow; she is very photogenic and will just sit and gaze at you contently. She likes attention and huma... FULL STORY

Thurston County Animal Shelter Open House Oct. 5
September 26, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - Take a field trip to your own community animal shelter on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Animal Services will be participating in Pawsitive Alliance’s Second Annual Statewide Shelter Open House Event! This unique event spotlights animal shelters across Wash... FULL STORY

Pets of the Week - Mars and Neptune
September 9, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - The Pets of the Week are Mars (ID 90629) and Neptune (ID 90628.) Mars and Neptune are brothers, both 6-month-old black domestic shorthair cats, but Mars has a small white spot on his chest. Both cats are very friendly and like to be petted. Neptun... FULL STORY

"Sergeant" - Pet of the Week
September 7, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - Pet of the Week for this week is “Sergeant” or 91675. Sergeant is a domestic shorthair brown and white spotted tabby. He is only about a year old and very handsome. He’s friendly, and when you open his cage door, he will walk over to you to be pet; h... FULL STORY

Olympic Air Show this Weekend At Olympia Airport
By Melissa Genson
August 5, 2013

From the Port of Olympia - Buzz Over to the Olympic Air Show this Weekend More than 40 visiting aircraft from vintage biplanes to high-performance jets will be showing off at the 15th annual Olympic Air Show. This family friendly event is hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum at the Olympia ... FULL STORY

Olympia Pet of the Week - Meetra!
March 29, 2013

from the Thurston County Animal Shelter - “Meetra” (intake number 88249) is a black domestic shorthair cat in need of a home. She has been at the shelter since January and desperately wants to find a family of her own. She is very friendly, and loves to be petted; she will even roll over for you s... FULL STORY

"Greyson" - Thurston County Pet of the Week
March 13, 2013

from the Thurston County Animal Shelter - Pet of the Week - "Greyson" The following pet is available for adoption at Animal Services, located at 3120 Martin Way E in Olympia. If you’re interested in this pet, please stop by the shelter and ask to meet cat #88104 who is in the Education and ... FULL STORY

"Molly" - Dog of the Week
March 2, 2013

from the Lewis County Animal Shelter - "Molly" is an adorable 7 month old Labrador mixture pup. She was found as a stray, and brought to the shelter. She loves to crawl right in your lap, and be petted. She hasn't had much experience on a leash, so she will need some work with that. S... FULL STORY

Beautiful Arab "Dodger" Available for Adoption
March 2, 2013

"Dodger" is an Arab gelding approximately 12 - 15 years old. He was abandoned on some property for a couple of years before being rescued. He is doing well in his training and will be ready soon for adoption. Contact us at the Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County" for more information if y... FULL STORY

Learn To Be a Good Amber Alert Witness
January 11, 2013

From Acting Captain Rob Huss, WA State Patrol (Olympia)—Governor Chris Gregoire has declared Sunday January 13 as AMBER Alert Day, and the Washington State Patrol is urging everyone to honor the day by getting ready to do their part if an abduction occurs. It only takes a few minutes to... FULL STORY

"Schönes Katze" - Cat of the Week
September 26, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - Pet of the Week this week is “Schönes Katze” or in English (not German) “beautiful cat.” He is a black, domestic-medium-hair, one and a half year old cat with ID: 92388. Schönes Katze is very calm and mellow and also VERY sweet. He loves to be pet an... FULL STORY

Picnic-Perfect Old-Fashioned Cole Slaw
By Melissa Genson
August 28, 2013

This is a great time for picnics, backyard BBQs, and tailgate parties. It's also a great time for the ultimate summer side dish - carefree cole slaw. It's great to slather over a hot dog, burger, hoagie, or pulled pork. Just remember to keep it chilled in a cooler, if you're outside.... FULL STORY

Pet of the Week - Doxie "Lola"
August 5, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - This week’s Pet of the Week is a female mini-dachshund called “Lola” (ID: 90540). She is a red shorthair dachshund and is 11 months old. Lola is very sweet and cuddly, but you can tell she is extremely frightened at Animal Services. She shakes and doesn’... FULL STORY

Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs
March 2, 2013

Do you live within Thurston County and have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered? Are you a little short on funds to pay for the surgery? We can help. Dogs and cats can be safely spayed or neutered at 3 months of age, which is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association and ... FULL STORY

Dog of the Week - "Admiral"
September 20, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - Dog of the Week this week is “Admiral” (ID: 91774.) He is a black and white 6-month-old pit bull. Admiral is super sweet and definitely the cutest pit bull I have ever seen. He’s very social and interested in pleasing. He was completely calm on le... FULL STORY

Hooved Animal Rescue Has "Chance" - Beautiful Arab
August 5, 2013

From The Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County (HAROTC)- Name: Chance Breed: Full Arab Color: Bay with blaze and 2 front white sox up to his knees Age: 3 years old Sex: Gelding Size: About 14 hands Personality: Chance gets along well with other horses and is easy to catch. he has... FULL STORY

Homemade Ketchup (No Scary Ingredients!)
By Melissa Genson
February 21, 2013

Thick, rich, and SO easy...use it for so many more things than regular ketchup. And you'll recognize all of the ingredients! They're probably sitting in your cupboard now. Great for those who are trying to avoid corn syrup and/or knowledge of Latin. Missy's Homemade Ketchup 6 oz. (sm... FULL STORY

Pop Popcorn - A Meteor Shower is a Great Show
August 5, 2013

Get set for falling stars! Grab some snacks and head out for some miracles of the universe. From the Christian Today News Briefs - The best way to view the meteor showers is to drive to a place without any city lights. No special equipment is required to view the meteor shower. This ye... FULL STORY

Cat of the Week - "Mama Minerva"
By Melissa Genson
November 24, 2013

Check out this week's Cat of the Week at the Thurston County Animal Shelter! "Mama Minerva" (ID # 91664)is lovely, but lonely. She has been at the shelter since August 17. Check out her colorful checkerboard patches and soft coat. She'd love to go home with you today! Mama Minerva is availa... FULL STORY

Cat of the Week - "Parcela"
November 18, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - “Parcela” (or “Patch” in Spanish) is this week’s Pet of the Week. Parcela (ID 93288) lives up to her name; she has the coolest patterned fur I have ever seen. She has patches of pure white, patches of orange striped tabby, and patches of grey striped tab... FULL STORY

Sure Cure for the Blues~My Mother's "Golden Bars"
By Melissa Genson
March 2, 2013

My mother listened to her four daughters sigh, weep, fume and fret over many things over the years--and she always had the same advice. "Sleep on it tonight. The sun will come up tomorrow, and it will be a new day. Things will seem different tomorrow." Then she capped off her counsel with, "For ... FULL STORY

Movie Night? Slumber Party? Try Muffin Tin Pizzas!
By Melissa Genson
March 2, 2014

Want a quick yummy treat for a relaxing movie night at home? Kids having a slumber party? Need a fast potluck dish? Love pizza, but not the mess of sloppy slices and the expense of delivery? Whip up a quick batch of muffin tin pizzas! Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees, depending on your oven's... FULL STORY

Create Simple, Easy, Inexpensive Terrariums
By Melissa Genson
December 8, 2013

I loved creating simple, easy terrariums as a girl. All ages can enjoy making them, and they add a simple elegance. They're inexpensive, low maintenance, and any problems are easy to fix. Make sure you do a little research first, before you buy your plants and supplies. Choose plants with simi... FULL STORY

Cat of the Week - "Madison"
November 8, 2013

From the Thurston County Animal Shelter - Pet of the Week is “Madison” (ID: 92818). Madison is a female domestic shorthair cat with a grey tabby pattern. She is very friendly and rubbed up against my hand as soon as I opened her cage door; she especially likes to be stroked on her chin. Her... FULL STORY