Pet of the Week

Every week in the McKinleyville Press, Humboldt County Animal Shelter Correspondent Jean Durbin writes about adoptable animals. Jean is one of Humboldt County’s unsung heroes. Writing the column is only a tiny fraction of the hard work she does every week to help Humboldt’s abandoned animals.

Jean typically submits blurbs on about a dozen or so animals a week, and we try to squeeze as many of them in every issue. Pick up a copy today to read about them and see their photos. From now on, we’ll try to include at least one animal on this blog every week. Here’s the first:

By Jean Durbin
Shelter Correspondent

SCARLET: She is sweet girl is waiting for a good home where she can enjoy the company of humans who want to give her the good home she deserves. A young adult, she will add tons of enjoyment and pleasure to some lucky person’s life. Just give her a chance to show her stuff! Scarlet, like almost every other County Shelter dog has been given a bum steer in life so far, yet keeps her trust in humans intact and is ready to give her heart and soul to someone who will love her. Meet this loving, eager to please girl soon!

The Shelter is open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is CLOSED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. Shelter is located at 980 Lycoming Avenue, between Airport Road and the Coast Guard Station, in McKinleyville. Phone 840-9132. All animals can be seen on the web at,, and


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