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.