Tuesday, January 12, 2010

California Chins Health Day 2010


It is time again for our annual Chinchilla Health Day. California Chinchillas and Adobe Animal Hospital offer an annual low-cost health check-ups for chinchillas. This is a great opportunity to have your chinchilla’s health checked by experienced veterinary staff.

DATE: President’s Day, Monday, February 15, 2010 from 10am-5pm
LOCATION: Adobe Animal Hospital, 396 First Street, Los Altos, CA
COST: The cost is $5 per chinchilla.
APPOINTMENTS: Appointments are required. To make an appointment, please fill out the information below and send it via email to Holly Trapp at cattrapp@mac.com or you can call her at 408-523-1378 (evenings) ON OR AFTER February 1st. No appointments will be scheduled until then.

Note:
- Do not call Adobe Animal Hospital for an appointment. They cannot schedule appointments for this event.
- On Presidents’ Day, Adobe will be open for emergencies only in addition to hosting Chinchilla Health Day. In previous years, there have been times when the vet(s) doing the chinchilla health checks are required to deal with an emergency situation which could cause delay in appointments. We appreciate your patience and understanding if those circumstances arise.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Hallochin Party!

You are invited to a Halloween Chinchilla Party
When: Sunday, November 1st 3pm-7pm
Where: Sunnyvale, CA
RSVP: Holly Trapp - 408-523-1378

Bring a snack, salad or dessert to share. CA Chins will provide the pizza and punch. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Thursday Night Live" in Mountain View, CA

Come visit California Chins at:

Thursday Night Live

Castro Street will be closed to traffic from Evelyn to Mercy Street. There will be restaurant dining, shopping, kids activities, farmer's market, music and car clubs.

August 6 and 20 • 5-9pm

MUSIC SCHEDULE
(6:30-8pm at Dana & Castro)
August 6: Wally's Cocktail Combo
August 20: The Groove Kings

–Kid's activities sponsored by Score Education
–The Lion's Club will be collecting used eyeglasses at each event

Sponsored by:
Central Business Association
(650) 964-3395
and the City of Mountain View
(650) 903-6311

Friday, June 12, 2009

Help Protect Shelter Animals

Urge California Lawmakers Not to Make Sheltered Dogs and Cats Victims of Budget Crisis

The Humane Society of the United States is urging Californians to contact the Governor and let him know that we do not want shelter animals to suffer as a result of the budget crisis.

For more information, visit their website.


Come visit California Chins at The San Franscisco SPCA Rescue, Recycle, Renew Adoption Fair

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

201 Alabama Street
(in the courtyard of The SF/SPCA’s Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center)

FREE parking available

♥ Variety of Rescue Groups (adoption fees apply)

♥ Education on recycling: garbage vs. compost vs. recyclables

♥ Tours of the new SF/SPCA Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center

♥ “Second Chance Sale” of new or gently used pet toys, outfits, bric-a-brac, supplies & more

♥ Maddies Pet Adoption Center

♥ Foster Care Program with kittens, and Fospice (Foster/Hospice) animals

For more information visit the SPCA website: http://www.sfspca.org/about-us/events/rescue-recycle-renew.html

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

California Chins Health Day 2009

It is time again for our annual Chinchilla Health Day. California Chinchillas and Adobe Animal Hospital offer an annual low-cost health check-ups for chinchillas. This is a great opportunity to have your chinchilla’s health checked by experienced veterinary staff.

DATE: President’s Day, Monday, February 16, 2009 from 10am-5pm

LOCATION: Adobe Animal Hospital, 396 First Street, Los Altos, CA

COST: For CA Chins Members - first 3 chinchillas are free and $5 thereafter
per animal. For non-members the cost is $5 per chinchilla.

CA CHINS MEMBERSHIP: People will be able to become a member or renew
memberships for a $15 annual fee.

“Chins To Go” will be attending the event selling chew toys, cages, accessories and all sorts of supplies. If you are looking for something specific from Chins To Go, you can preorder supplies by contacting Kelly and Debbie Heiser at chinstogo@aol.com.

APPOINTMENTS are required: To make an appointment, please fill out the
information below and send it via email to Lani Ritchey at calchins@aol.com on or after February 1.
No appointments will be scheduled until after that date.

Note:
  • Do not call Adobe Animal Hospital for an appointment. They cannot schedule appointments for this event.
  • On Presidents’ Day, Adobe will be open for emergencies only in addition to hosting Chinchilla Health Day. In previous years, there have been times when the vet(s) doing the chinchilla health checks are required to deal with an emergency situation which could cause delay in appointments. We appreciate your patience and understanding if those circumstances arise.

Please fill out the following when requesting your appointment:

Your name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone number:
Email address:

# of chins:

For each chinchilla, please supply the following information:

Name:
Gender:
Color:
Age:
Known health issues:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Rescue Update

It has been awhile since we have posted to our blog.  Most of us at CA Chins Rescue have had a very challenging year so far, dealing with a number of issues including our health, the health of family members, the health of our animals, required home repair, etc.  However, no matter how stressful things become in our personal lives, our efforts in chinchilla rescue continue. 

This summer has been a constant but manageable stream of surrenders and adoptions.  Fortunately we have not had the huge flood of chins that has often hit us during the summer months.  We currently have 30 chinchillas in foster care, only about half of which are ready for adoption.  Some of the unavailable just need to have the checkups with our veterinarian before they are ready to find their new homes.  Other chins have dental problems which we are trying to resolve.  We have at least one chinchilla that is pregnant so she won't be available until after the babies are weaned.