Rainbow Wags September 2022

In case you needed reminding, this past weekend should have done the trick. Winter is coming! Well, not before Fall … which is upon us this week. The early rain certainly reminded me that my rubber boots have holes in them, and my barn coat is very worn out! Easily fixed, just by visiting Rainbow! Be prepared for the next bout of weather with new water-proof boots, rain gear, jackets and sweatshirts sized for everyone in the family. The Fall and Winter clothing is arriving in the stores daily for every member of your family. Check out the cute Women’s Ariat vests with matching dog coat for your pooch! Sweatshirts, vests and jackets … puddle-splashing boots in a size for everyone that walks … socks, hats and gloves to keep you warm and dry when outside working, walking your dog, or caring for livestock. Take a look at the Rainbow clothing department and be ready for Fall weather!

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The early rain has postponed the HSIMC’s fundraiser, Kritter Karnival! It is now scheduled for Sunday, October 2.

Join in all the fun at HSIMC’s shelter, located at 9700 Uva Drive in Redwood Valley, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Fun and Games, Silent Auction, Petting Zoo, Kids Activities and Live Music by Redbud! Don’t miss it!


Not all pets have fur! Take a look at the new extended product lines for fish, birds and reptiles, now available in the small pets department. Everything from heat lamps to substrate, aquarium supplies to bird toys, at your local Rainbow store!

The onset of colder weather also creates a problem for the homeless pets at our local shelters. The shelters are full to capacity, and Foster homes and Adopters are needed. If you can’t foster, consider donating money or items to help the dogs in outdoor kennels stay cozy on these chilly nights. The Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County needs blankets, cat and dog kibble, canned kitten and puppy food and volunteers to help care for the almost 300 animals in their care. Every little bit helps, and you can learn more at the HSIMC Facebook page, or their website.

Here’s how you can help!
Donate! – You can donate supplies (food, litter, toys, collars, leashes etc) right in the donation tub at Rainbow in Ukiah, or you can donate at the HSIMC website.
Adopt! – We have HUNDREDS of animals that need homes!
Foster! – We can’t help all of the animals that we do without fosters! Become part of our lifesaving team at hsimc.org

If you are in need of help with an animal please keep checking in with us or contact other resources in our community:
Anderson Valley Rescue: (707) 621-2912
Mendocino County Animal Control: (707) 463-4427
Mendo Shelter Pets Rescue: (707) 972-9359, (530) 570-4538
Mendocino Coast Humane: (707) 964-7729
Fort Bragg Animal Shelter: (707) 961-2491
Redwood Coast Humane: (707) 884-1304
Wine County Animal Lovers: (707) 800-5058
Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County: (707) 576-7999
Calistoga Cat Action Team: (707) 302-8236

If you have any questions please contact us at:
9700 Uva Drive
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
(707) 485-0123
Open Hours: Wednesday-Friday 1:00-5:00, Saturday-Sunday 11:00-3:00.

Enter to win a $15.00 Rainbow Coupon, good at any Rainbow store!
The August question was, What is one vital item to have in your pet’s go-bag? The correct answer was, a recent photo of you and your pet together, and our winner is Andrea from Ukiah.

The September question is, How many dogs and cats are being cared for at the Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County?

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