Port Townsend: Catnip cookies and Reiki massage:

PORT TOWNSEND — Cats actually like greens.

Reiki massage can help older cats and dogs deal with aches and pains.

The scent of lavender can sooth the savage beast.

These are just a few pampered pet tricks owners learned Saturday at the Animal Lovers Holiday Bazaar Saturday at the American Legion Hall.

A fundraiser for Second Chance Ranch, it provided tips for keeping pampered pets happy while raising $3,200 for food and medicine for unwanted pets and farm animals.

“We take special-needs animals refused by other shelters, so it takes a lot of medical care,” said Ana-Guilin Honeycutt, one of the organizers. “They’re just happy to be alive.”

Second Chance Ranch is a non-profit, no-kill shelter near Quilcene that depends on volunteers and donations to feed and shelter the 90 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, goats and geese that call it home.

To support the effort, 4-H members Melanya Nordstrom, Robin Van Dyke and Patricia Lamas gave their award-winning “Cooking for Cats” demonstration at the bazaar, which attracted 220 people and pets.

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