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Did You Know?

Did you know you can double your PFD this year? As you apply for your Permanent Fund Dividend, just Pick.Click.Give to the charity or charities of your choice, hopefully including Petersburg Humane Association. Last year, generous Alaskans like you gave PHA $800 that was used to help feed and shelter homeless pets such as those shown on this page. Together we can LovAlaska and make a difference - and maybe win one of 10 PFD-matching checks.

 

Contact PHA
e-mail:
pha@petersburghumane.org

phone:
907-518-1091
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Looking for a Pet?

Check our listing of pets looking for homes. If you have something particular in mind, call us and we'll put you on our list to call if we find a match. Or let your heart be your guide and give one of our current homeless pets a good home! Call 518-1091 and leave your phone number and a message. We'll call you back.

PHA's primary purpose is to prevent cruelty to animals and needless destruction of healthy pets. Taking unwanted animals "out the road" and letting them go is sentencing them to a cruel death. If you have animals you can't find homes for and can't keep, please call 518-1091 and give us a chance to help. Better yet, have your pet neutered and avoid the problem in the first place. Click here for an application for financial help with this.

Petersburg has a dog park

The Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) has built and maintains a public dog park on land leased from the Petersburg Borough. From the parking lot, you can choose to take your dog to an enclosed area for small dogs, one for dogs of all sizes, or on an unfenced trail out across the muskeg and back to the parking lot.

The small dog portion of the park, for dogs about 25 pounds and smaller, is fenced and gated and features graveled trails with gentle slopes as well as more rugged wood-chip-topped trails winding under the trees. Dogs are free to play off-leash within the fenced area. Their owners can play with them or sit on benches scattered around the park and watch them.

The all-dog portion is also fenced and gated and dogs can play off-leash. The trail winds through the lightly wooded muskeg of the former Tent City. Some of the old tent platforms provide sitting areas. Unfortunately, others are rotting and will soon be too dangerous to allow people or dogs into the area. We are looking for volunteers with chainsaws to remove those platforms before we have to close this portion of the park. If you can help, please call 518-1091.

The unfenced trail loops outside the fenced all-dog park across the muskeg on gentle slopes before returning to the parking area.

Dog walkers are welcome to use all three parts of the park at their own risk.

Shelter Construction Project

The site of the shelter and dog park is a beautiful location between the airport and Sandy Beach Park. It is mixed muskeg and scrub timber, receives a lot of sun (when the sun is out) and is relatively flat. It's surrounded by more muskeg and the whole area is popular with dog walkers. It is well away from the nearest homes.

Planning for our new animal shelter and work on the surrounding dog park continues. The board has selected a floor plan and is preparing a fundraising campaign to raise the money needed to build and equip the structure.

Meanwhile, Clyde Curry volunteered to take down the lean-to garage and dig a trench for electrical service to the existing buildings that have been used as dog kennels during the summer. Anne Lee is heading up the project that will get a proper electrical connection and a roof over the buildings to make them usable in the rainy and snowy times as well.

Pick.Click.Give to Help Local Pets

Looking for an easy way to help make things better for the dogs and cats of Petersburg? As you apply for your Permanent Fund Dividend, just Pick.Click.Give to the Petersburg Humane Association. When you file online, click the green button in the right column to make or change a donation through the program. Last year, generous Alaskans like you gave $800 that was used to help feed and shelter homeless pets such as those shown on this page. Together we can LovAlaska and make a difference.

And anyone who makes a donation through Pick.Click.Give by the end of March will automatically be entered to win one of 10 extra dividend checks. See Pick.Click.Give.org for details

Fund Raisers

Catnip Cat Mats

Two colorful fabric mats are inspected by a gray cat.These mini-quilts feature fun cat-print fabrics and a "secret" pocket for the included organic catnip. Cats love them, cuddling, kicking, chewing and generally whooping it up with them before curling up on them to sleep off all the activity. The mats are available for $20. Contact PHA by phone or email. Or send your address and a check for $22 to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. All proceeds go to the new shelter construction fund.

Leather Mice

A red and black leather mouse measures almost 1 foot nose to tail.These good-sized cat toys made of scraps of colorful leather are stuffed with top-quality catnip, providing long-lasting fun for most cats. Some make it their day's work to chew them up, starting with the ears. The mice are available for $10 from PHA board members. If you live out of town and would like to buy one, please send your address and a check for $12 (to cover mouse and shipping) to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. As with the cat mats, all proceeds will go to the new shelter construction fund.

Dog Toys

Toys made of rope knotted in the middle with two to four braided handles of varying lengths and thicknesses.Hand-made toys made of rope of various sizes are good exercise for both dog and owner. They can be thrown or just used for a rousing game of tug-of-war. As with the mice, the dog toys are available for $10 from PHA board members. If you live out of town and would like to buy one, please send your address and a check for $12 (to cover toy and shipping) to PHA, Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833. Or call PHA at 907-518-1091 and leave a message to talk with a board member about just what you want in your dog toy. As with the cat mats and mice, all proceeds will go to the new shelter construction fund.

COMING IN APRIL

One pink flamingo peers out of a picture of a flock of the birds standing on a lawn.The flamingos will again stop in on their migration path to sample yards around Petersburg. More birds will be dropping by this year, so start thinking of who you want to "flock" or if you want to buy insurance to keep them out of your yard.

Kyla Willis won the 2013 grand prize with her colorful painting of a pensive-looking dog.The second annual Kids' Art Contest will give kids from preschool through high school a chance to portray their pets and display them in windows along Main Street. All art lovers will be encouraged to vote for their favorites with cash - $1 per vote. Vote early, vote often! Winners will be announced at the PHA annual meeting on April 26.

Help Wanted

Shelter Volunteers:

Love of animals, especially cats, necessary.

  • Regular shelter care volunteers must be able to commit to a regular schedule. Dependability essential. Another volunteer is needed for Saturdays.
  • Volunteers are also wanted to fill in as needed for those on regular schedules.
  • Animal socializers are also very welcome most any time.

Dog Walkers:
Love of dogs and ability to control medium- to large-size dogs necessary.

Fosterers:
Love of dogs and/or cats necessary. Must be able to have pets in home..

Contact PHA at 518-1091

Adoptable Pets

Tobias is a flame-point Siamese mix cat.
Tobias

Lucky is an orange tabby with blue eyes.
Lucky


Electra


Whiskas


Blanca

Junior is a shorthaired black cat with golden eyes.
Junior

Updated: March 19, 2014

The Petersburg Humane Association exists to eliminate cruelty and suffering to animals by promoting compassion and kindness toward domestic and companion animals. Contact us via mail at PO Box 1417, Petersburg, AK 99833, by cell phone at 907-518-1091 and leave your phone number, or by e-mail at pha@petersburghumane.org
The Petersburg Humane Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal ID# 92-0166958. All donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.