Ruby is an adorable
five-year-old Kelpie-Heeler mix. She is a sweet playful girl who loves walks
and running in the yard. She enjoys being with men, women and most dogs. Ruby
is looking for a loving home. Do you have room in your heart for this sweet
girl? Come out and take her for a walk.
Watson here and I can tell
that my mom and dad are anxious; because I’ve been getting so much attention it’s
disturbing my beauty rest. I just lay down for an afternoon nap and the next
thing I know someone wants to brush or pet me. I figured I better check into
With a little research, I
found a study conducted by Washington State University. Scientists there found
that playing with or petting an animal increases levels of the stress-reducing
hormone oxytocin and decreases production of the stress hormone cortisol. I’m a
stress buster deluxe!
Oxytocin, a hormone
associated with social interactions and affection, is sometimes referred to as
the “love hormone.” Oxytocin levels rise in humans when they engaged in
friendly interactions with their dogs. The calming effect of oxytocin makes
people feel happy and in turn, dogs feel happy too.
This happiness loop is self-reinforcing
and by looking into your dog’s eyes you can actually switch on the happy rush.
It’s a real win-win situation for everyone. We are quite good at reading human
emotions, so when stress levels go up, I move in for a hug. I believe in hugs
The good news is that having
a pet to comfort you can help bring down blood pressure, elevate your mood, and
gets you moving. Speaking of moving, taking your pet for a stroll around the
park not only clears the brain it also gets your whole body feeling better.
Heart researchers found that
the patients who recovered most quickly from a heart attack were people who
owned animals. They also maintained their health longer. I hope you have a BFF
to snuggle up to, but if you don’t, there are some stress busters at CAPS waiting
for warm, happy homes.
IN NEED OF
Items for the CAPS annual
garage sale. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Aluminum cans. If you have
cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500), and we will come get them. You
can also drop them off at CAPS.
Folks who need free
spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. We still have funds from Maddie’s but this
is a limited time program. Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Everyone to sign up for Chewy
pet food delivery. The details are below.
SHOUT OUT TO
All the folks who have made
appointments to visit CAPS. Thanks for keeping us safe. Paws applause to you!
To all the CAPS workers and
volunteers who selflessly give of their time to keep CAPS going during our
present crisis. Our hearts go out to you!
All the folks who have signed
up for AmazonSmile. A pooch smooch to you!
COME SEE US
CAPS is open, by appointment
only, for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We cannot accept volunteers until further
notice. Call 775-423-7500.
CAPS will not be at Walmart
because all public events have been cancelled. We’ll let you know when we can
April Pet Holiday: National
Pet First Aid Month.
You can open an account with Chewy and
reference; CAPS in the order. CAPS will receive $20 directly into the operating
account with your first $50 order. Chewy offers quality food and free two-day
delivery on orders over $50. Check our Facebook page, Churchill Animal
Protection Society, for more details.
To donate directly to CAPS on
Facebook by just hitting the donate button. You are our guardian angels, and we
thank you for your support!
CAPS’ mailing address is P.O.
Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email
address is email@example.com. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com)
and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS
on Facebook because we are really likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathleen Williams-Miller is a
CAPS volunteer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.