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JULY—AUGUST 2011

volume 26, issues 7-8

Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society No Regular Meetings in July—August:

Inside this issue: Upcoming Events…… 2 General information &

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Letter from the President……………….. 4 PNHS Outreach at America’s Family Pet Expo………………………………..

PNHS Member Appreciation BBQ Saturday, August 27, 2011 3:00 p.m. Location: Lincoln Park, West Seattle, Picnic Area #1 See “Announcements” on Page 15 for more details...

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“Dear PNHS” Outreach Thanks….. 9 Disney Herpetoculture……. 10 Tree Frogs’ Feet could Solve a sticky problem…

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Snake Genome Suggests treatments for Human Heart Disease………………..

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Announcements & Adoption Animals………...

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Contacts & Vets……….. 16 Classifieds………………... 17 Membership Application……………….. 18

September PNHS Newsletter Deadline: August 31, 2011

Past PNHS Picnics! Pictures courtesy of Justin Suyama Images


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Upcoming PNHS Events Pa g e 2

August 7, 2011:

PNHS Board of Directors ’ Meeting

August 13, 2011:

PNHS Outreach Portland Metro Reptile Expo in Wilsonville, OR

August 27, 2011:

No regular meeting in August! Annual Member-Appreciation Barbeque 3:00 p.m.—? ( N ote: This is a Saturday & in place of a regular meeting. )

September 15, 2011:

T-Shirt Contest Submissions Due

September 18, 2011:

PNHS Regular Meeting Herp-of-the-Month: Herps of South America Speaker: Dallas LaDucer will be speaking & sharing pictures from his recent adventures in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

October 9, 2011:

PNHS Regular Meeting Herp-of-the-Month: Amphibians Speaker: Maximillian Press will be speaking on his recent trip to the Galapagos Islands. PNHS Election: Nominees Slated

October 15-16, 2011:

PNHS Outreach “ S eattle Reptile Expo” presented by the BeanFarm Puyallup Fairgrounds, by the Gold Gate

November 13, 2011:

PNHS ’ Annual Auction & Potluck ( in place of a regular meeting ) Come enjoy food and fun with a special presentation by guest speaker Nick Mutton on the release of his new book!

December 2011:

PNHS Elections: Current members receive ballots and cast votes via Snail Mail.

December 11, 2011:

PNHS Regular Meeting Herp-of-the-Month: Herps of North America Right: Baby Bearded Dragon, Pogona vitticeps, “Scorchy” shows off his tummy spots. Photo by B. Huber


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General information & guidelines re

PNHS’ Monthly Meetings are a great place to learn something new, purchase feeders at a discount, and meet new people

General Information The Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society (PNHS) is a non-profit organization registered with the State of Washington. PNHS is dedicated to the education of its members and the public, as well as the conservation, ecology, and captive care and breeding of reptiles and amphibians. The society also takes an active role in legislative and environmental issues affecting these animals and their habitats. Meeting Information PNHS holds its general meeting on the third Sunday of every month (with exceptions for holidays) at 6:00pm at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Building 12 Room 101. The Board meeting begins at 4:00pm. Doors open at 5:30. Other business and socialization occurs between 5:30 and 6; then the General Meeting starts. Meetings are open to the public, and the society encourages anyone with an interest in herpetology to attend. Please purchase a membership to show your support for the society. Animal Donations Looking to adopt, release an animal or donate cages and equipment? Please contact the Adoptions Committee by email at adoptions@pnwhs.org, or by voicemail at 206- 583-0686. We will contact you and make arrangements. Other Donations The Adoption Committee receives minimal financial support from the Society, so donations of money, food, cages, and equipment are always needed and appreciated. Please contact the Adoption Chair to make a donation. Adoptions To adopt an animal that is in the care of the Committee, you must be present at the meeting, be a current member (of at least one month), and be over 18 years of age or have parental consent. For more details see the web site or contact the Adoption Chair. Newsletter Information A monthly newsletter absorbs the lion’s share of the price of a PNHS membership. In order to keep it interesting, we encourage contribution of original articles, book reviews, letters, ads, and cartoons for publication. Items for incorporation into articles are also welcome, though with no guarantee of their use. Submissions may be sent to the Newsletter Committee or to the Society through the contacts listed on the following page.

Above: Both Green Tree Python Photos courtesy of the Adams’ Family.

Editorial Policy The views expressed in this publication are solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the Society, its members, or the Newsletter Committee. The Newsletter Committee reserves the right to edit all submissions including advertisements.


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Letter from the President By Aimee Kenoyer Hey PNHS! We recently went on the advertised field-herping trip that took the place of July's regular meeting, guided by Patrick Viehoever. We camped at Pine Flats Campground, near Wenatchee in central WA. It was incredibly awesome! The unseasonably cold temperatures for July meant that we didn't see as many snakes as we may have; a fire in the area the year before probably contributed to the absolute dearth of amphibians. However, the animals we did find in the short time we where there, completely made up for it. Friday after work, I headed north and skipped out WA-2. I'd never been any further up than Monroe, so I was amazed by the lovely view! I can say that the Friday-afternoon-tourist crowd on the highway was distressingly slow - I wanted to GET there! - and the hair-raising last 20 miles of forest-service road were a bit scary. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful day for a drive in some really nice country. I got to the campsite about 7:30 or so, with plenty of time to pitch my tent and set up before dark. PNHS had reserved a group camp site at Pine Flats, which Dale had checked into that

Photo by Aimee Kenoyer

Photo by Aimee Kenoyer

afternoon. Already at the camp were Saille, Simon, Patrick, Dale, Lash, Carol, and Bill. Mosquitoes were out in force, but it was warm and pleasant, and the company was fabulous. The campground was really in the middle of nowhere, with only a few picnic tables by the firepit and a slightly-scary outhouse. It was a large grassy meadow bordering the firepit, dotted with Ponderosa pine trees and next to a lovely, fast little creek. Saille, Simon, and Patrick went out road-herping Friday evening, while the rest of relaxed in camp over food and conversation. The road-herpers returned that evening and reported sighting of a few Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (NPR) and Great Basin Gopher Snakes on the road. Vivian and Noah made it to the camp quite late, and we roasted marshmallows over the campfire. We all went off to bed listening to the rushing waters of the creek, and anticipating Saturday's adventures! Saturday we rolled out of bed and scarfed breakfast, then headed out on the road. The first herping site was this gorgeous little gulch hemmed in by canyon slopes, dotted with interesting rock formations. Although the bed of the gulch was dry, you could see where water had coursed through during the runoff season. Unfortunately, on closer inspection the gulch was absolutely littered with trash and spent shells; it was apparent that it had been used as a shooting range for a very long time. There were also tons of bones everywhere, some quite old. We speculated that the ravine was also used for hunters coming out of the hills, as a place to field-dress and butcher their kill. Interestingly, there were also the scraps. After quite some time hiki


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Page 5 coyotes that were killed by others over the scraps. After quite some time hiking and flipping rocks, the only lizard we found was a little guy that scooted past Saille too fast to be identified. However, we did find an NPR, about 3-4 years old. Do NOT try this at home - Patrick is experienced with field-herping for venomous snakes and has actually done so professionally in the past. Tubing allows you to safely touch a venomous snake and take a closer look. We all crowded in and got a good look at this very beautiful snake, who was then released.

Do NOT try this at home...

We also found an adorable yearling Gopher, who’d apparently swallowed the family dog! Patrick explained how sometimes a very large meal will actually rot inside a snake before it can be digested; hopefully the little guy’s rapid metabolism was enough. Next we went to another ravine, which was much steeper and more narrow. It was also bisected by a little creek. We were hoping to find some Amphibians and maybe a Rubber Boa or two, as this area was both cooler and damper. We found neither - possibly due in part to the fire the year before. Evidence of the fire was rampant; blackened bark and burnt patches of grass were interspersed with new undergrowth and healthy trees that had missed the flames.

Yearling Gopher Snake, Photo by Patrick Viehoever

However, we did finally find a lizard! The Western Skink was really . cute, and flashy with his bright blue tail. We also saw a Bobcat footprint in the creek and a Marmot, but no other herps. Fire line clearly visible...

Western Skink, photo by A. Kenoyer.


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Site #3 was on top of the mountain, another place with more cover and shade where we hoped to see either Amphibians or Rubber Boas. No luck, again – the only herp was a very tiny Western Skink who was too fast for me. At least there were amazing wildflowers in bloom! Site #3 was also characterized by drizzle, rain, and sprinkling; we were all soaked. We decided to break for lunch, and head into Cashmere. On the way to get some tasty BBQ in Cashmere, we stopped at the edge of a winery where Patrick had seen an NPR while scouting the month before – and we hit paydirt! There was a yearling NPR, quite adorable, that we posed on a log for photos. He cooperated fairly well; he was adorable, with typical brown-tan-ecru markings, angry eyes, and a vivid purple tongue.. Safety first - Patrick was always there ready with the hook to keep him in place while we were shooting pictures. We released him back into some brush next to the winery, and went to lunch. We decided to stop by a cabin above Cle Elum, where Patrick had relocated an NPR for a gentleman who found it under his porch back in 2009. By this time, the rain had stopped and the sun was out; it was getting toasty. We wandered around his property for about an hour flipping plywood boards, and found both a Fence Lizard with a striking blue-marked belly, and another 3-4 year old NPR. The rattler was WARM, and very feisty! It took Patrick several attempts, but he was able to tube him for closer inspection. We were all feeling pretty wiped out by this point, and it was after 5 PM. It was decided to head back to camp where those who had to return to the city could get a start on the drive and the others could think about a nap and maybe some road-herping later. I had to go home to my dogs and some visiting family, but a few people stayed. I hear that Sunday was a slow morning around the campfire and not much herping, but Carol found a large Gopher Snake in camp by the efficient method of almost stepping on it. I have yet to see those photos, but I hear that he was very large and very active!

Fence Lizard, Photo by P. Viehoever

...I definitely hope PNHS continues this trip and that it becomes a yearly tradition! - Aimee Kenoyer

It was a great time and I definitely hope PNHS continues this trip and that it becomes a yearly tradition! We learned a few things in terms of logistics – namely, a 2-way radio with a 1-mile range is not really appropriate means for someone to find us while we’re out herping; next time things will be done a bit differently (sorry, Brenda and Troy!). Otherwise, it was a fantastic experience with everything you could want!

Aimee Kenoyer 2011 President Pine Flats area, photo by B.Huber


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PNHS Outreach at “America’s Family Pet Expo” A grand time for all at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center

Clockwise: Part of PNHS’ display; PNHS Board Member Vivian Eleven & PNHS President Aimee Kenoyer show Irian Jaya Carpet Pythons; Green Iguana; Blue Beauty Snake; “Pets in the Classroom” ad; a Snow Corn steals glasses; _____ new corn snake fans


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America’s Family Pet Expo Continued... Left: “Pig,” the Irian Jaya makes many friends! Photo courtesy of A. Kenoyer. Right: Board Member Vivian Eleven shares smiles and snakes.

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A rotund Axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum

“The Stevie Show!”

Norm Hill shows off his Mexican Spiny-Tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura pectinata.

Savannah Monitor, Varanus exanthematicus PNHS rescue “Stevie” ends up LIVE! Onstage! In front of huge crowd, Stevie’s story advocated responsible pet ownership through proper species research at the American Family Pet Expo in Puyallup. Above right: a frozen-thawed snack & an appropriate warning label.


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Dear PNHS,

Notes of gratitude from the students of OLL School in N. Seattle.

Passionate about animals and education? Try an Outreach!


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Disney Herpetoculture

Pictures from the “Conservation Station,” Disney’s “Animal Kingdom” theme park. Above: Hidden Mickey” comprised of reptilian sheds, 2011. Left: Main entrance, 2004. Below: Veiled Chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus, 2002.

Reptiles & amphibians… not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “Disney World?” Have I got a pleasant surprise for you…. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Disney World?” I’d be willing to bet it isn’t “herpetoculture.” Disney World has a huge secret, however: a herper’s paradise sprinkled throughout its four main theme parks in Orlando, Florida.

Welcome to Nirvana: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Seven separate areas comprise Disney’s Animal Kingdom: The Oasis, Discovery Island, Africa, Asia, Camp Minnie-Mickey, DinoLand U.S.A., and Rafiki’s Planet Watch (specializing in conservation.) Reptiles and amphibians can be found everywhere: living in exquisite habitat displays, in scientific and interactive educational displays, as well as in design and artwork throughout the park.

Rafiki’s Planet Watch: The Conservation Station Rafiki’s Planet Watch is a steam train ride away from “Africa” on the “Wildlife Express.” Inside the Conservation Station (pictured above) you will find many reptiles and amphibians, including the largest axolotl I have ever seen (“I think we’re going to need a bigger tank!”) Look for a


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Disney Herpetoculture, Part One continued…. “Hidden Mickey” made from different reptilian sheds: monitor, python and skink. Species that are considered “Critically Endangered” are indicated by a Disney Conservation button.

Above: The “Habitat Habit Trail” leads you through several exhibits showing how effective conservation requires everyone’s active participation in creating a backyard habitat. Left: Tortoises enjoy the Florida sunshine in the Conservation Plaza in Rafiki’s Planet

Side by side tanks compare the critically endangered “Axolotl” (Ambystoma mexicanum) with the rather common “Greater Siren” (Siren lacertian,) a strange eel-like salamander that can grow to over 3’ in length. Other amphibians featured include: Poison Dart Frogs (Dendrobates species, ) Hourglass Tree Frogs (Hyla ebraccata), Colorado River Toad (Bufo alvarius); and Solomon Island Leaf Frogs (Ceratorbatrachus guentheri,) to name a few. Looking for lizards, chelonians and snakes?

Maharajah Jungle Trek: Hidden on the trail is a field station filled with reptiles and creepy crawlies.

Reptilian-themed artwork abounds: restaurants, park benches and shops all feature herpetoculture!

Plenty of those to find as well in Disney’s collection at the Conservation Station. These include the Egyptian Tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni,) Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata,) RedTailed Boa Constrictor ( Boa constrictor constrictor,) Prehensile-Tailed Skink (Corucia zebrata,) Blue-Tongue Skink Tiliqua scincoides,) Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene Carolina carolina,) and Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps.) Next: Our look at herpetoculture at Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes us to the Maharajah Jungle Trek in Asia and on safari in Africa! Plus: We go back in time to witness a future PNHS Newsletter Editor get attacked by a dinosaur in Disney’s DinoLand, U.S.A. Text and photos by Brenda Huber

To be continued...


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Study Finds: Tree Frogs’ Self-Cleaning Feet Could Solve a Sticky Problem - Science Daily, July 4, 2011 -

- Reprinted with permission from HerpDigest Volume #11, Issue #22: 5//11

Tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could have practical applications for the medical industry.

White’s Tree Frog, Litoria caerulea, photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

"Tree frog feet may provide a design for self-cleaning sticky surfaces, which could be useful for a wide range of products especially in contaminating environments -- medical bandages, tire performance, and even long-lasting adhesives,” says researcher Niall Crawford, at the University of Glasgow, who will be presenting this work at the

Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference in Glasgow on 3rd of July, 2011. Tree frogs have sticky pads on their toes that they use to cling on in difficult situations, but until now it was unclear how they prevent these pads from picking up dirt. "Interestingly the same factors that allow tree frogs to cling on also provide a self cleaning service. To make their feet sticky tree frogs secrete mucus, they can then increase their adhesion by moving their feet against the surface to create friction. We have now shown that the mucus combined with this movement allows the frogs to clean their feet as they walk," says Mr. Crawford. The researchers placed the White's tree frogs on a rotatable platform and measured the angles at which the frog lost its grip. When the experiment was repeated with frogs whose feet were contaminated with dust they initially lost grip but if they took a few steps their adhesive forces were recovered. "When the frogs did not move the adhesive forces recovered much more slowly," says Mr. Crawford. "This shows that just taking a step enables frogs to clean their feet and restore their adhesion ability." White's tree frogs have tiny hexagonal patterns on their feet, which allow some parts of the pad to remain in contact with the surface and create friction, whilst the channels between allow the mucus to spread throughout the pad. This mucus at once allows the frog to stick and then, when they move, also carries away any dirt. If this can be translated into a human-made design it could provide a re-useable, effective adhesive. Society for Experimental Biology (2011, July 4). Tree frogs' self-cleaning feet could solve a sticky problem. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 6, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2011/07/110703132531.htm


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Snake Genome Suggests Treatments for Human Heart Disease

Burmese Python, Python molarus bivittatus,

NORMAN, OK: Snakes have been around for some 150 million years, but their ancient physiology might hold some important clues to developing new drugs. Aside from their sleek exteriors, snakes' internal physiology is perhaps even more intriguing. "It's a really fun model for studying the extremes of adaptation,” said Todd Castoe, a researcher at the University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine's Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department, on

June 20th at the Evolution 2011 Annual Conference in Norman, Oklahoma. In addition to the “wow-factor “of deciphering the snakes' interesting innards, the strange systems could help us better understand our own biology. As infrequent feeders, snakes have a highly variable metabolism, which can dip down to one of the lowest-known rates of any vertebrate. In particular, "the Burmese python is the quintessential model of the extreme version of this," Castoe said. They can increase and decrease their metabolism by some 44-fold and their heart size by more than 50 percent depending on their energy demands. Behind all of these unusual evolutionary assets are the genes that make these feats possible. However, even as new genetic sequencing technology has allowed researchers to amass an impressive collection of plant and animal genomes, "reptiles have been really over looked by the bulk of sequencing," Castoe noted. Earlier this year he and his colleagues published the first draft of a snake genome—the Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus)—and it has divulged some interesting details about this species' agile metabolism. The snake's mitochondria, which are in charge of energy use in cells, "have undergone the single most extensive change that we're aware of," Castoe said. Continued….


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Snake Genome Continued... These changes might help shed light on human heart development and disease. "We're pretty excited to not look at this in a vacuum," Castoe said. Some heart growth in humans is a good thing, such as that which occurs in childhood and due to exercise—what Castoe calls "Lance Armstrong-style heart growth." But other heart enlargement, such as that caused by heart disease, cardiac hypertrophy, is a definite negative and the target of much drug development.

“If you’re not studying snakes already, you should start.” - Todd Castoe, Researcher, University of Colorado Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

"If we are able to understand the genetic cues involved in rapid python heart muscle increases and decreases, that to be says there is the potential to develop therapeutics for humans," Leslie Leinwand, director of CU Boulder's Cardiovascular Institute, said in a prepared statement in 2008, before the genome had been completed. More work remains to be done before these new findings can be translated into potential drugs for heart disease in humans. And as researchers digest more of these big snakes' genome, more medical applications might also emerge. A second and more thoroughly annotated draft of the python genome is expected out this fall. And other snakes are set to join the ranks of the sequenced, including the garter snake, the rattlesnake and the king cobra. Castoe notes that the field only keeps getting more interesting, adding: "If you're not studying snakes already, you should start." Reprinted with permission from HerpDigest Vol. 11, Issue #27 6/23/11. Follow more from the proceedings of the Evolution 2011 meeting with the #evol11 t ag on Twitter. Images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Right: Burmese Python, Python molarus bivittatus,


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ANNOUNCEMENTS PNHS, don't forget that we do NOT have a regular meeting in August! August's meeting is taken up instead by our annual Member Appreciation BBQ at Lincoln Park in Seattle! This will take place Saturday, August 27th, at 3 PM. Once again, your fearless leader will be flipping burgers and dogs. Feel free to bring a side dish or a bag of chips, but we'll have plenty there. We will be at Picnic Area #1, designated on this map: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/Lincoln1-2.pdf For those members who came in 2009 and 2010, it's the same place - still with the infamous swing! For reference, the "parking" designated in the lower corner of the map is the small lot at the very north edge of the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal. Please note that if the lot is full, there is another lot a few blocks north and also on-street parking just off the terminal. PLEASE take my cell phone # 206-200-1240 and give me a ring if you have any difficulty with the directions. PNHS, it's that time of year! We are hard at work soliciting donations for our November Potluck/Auction, a notoriously fun evening of food and funky stuff. Items need NOT be herprelated, and thinking outside the box is definitely a plus! Contact Brenda.Huber@pnwhs.org to discuss donations.

www.Petfinder.com

Adoption animals:

Stevie—Savannah Monitor male:

Cyndy—Ball Python female:

Approximatelyk 4-5 years old. Stevie is available to the right Blind in both eyes. Not currently available for home, and only to someone with prior monitor experience. adoption but will be once she is eating regularly.

Black Rat Snake pair:

Lulu—Ball Python male:

Both snakes are very calm for their species. Would prefer that they stay together. Please contact Rachel if interested..

Very small for his age. Not currently up for adoption but will be available once he is eating on a more regular basis.

Stormy — Corn Snake female: Beautiful snake looking for her forever home!

Isabelle —- Bearded Dragon female:

Cloud — Corn Snake male:

Only to the right home. Has MBD & is not superfriendly. Comes with cage & set-up.

Extremely thin. Not available currently but will be soon.

RED TAIL BOAS:

Rules governing animal adoptions can be found on our website: http://www.pnwhs.org/HowToAdopt

Many are available. Please see our Petfinder page or contact Rachel for more information.

BALL PYTHON MALES: Several “Normals” are available for adoption. Please contact Rachel if interested.


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Contact Information PNHS P.O. Box 66147

adoptions:206-583-0686

Burien, WA 98166

email: contactus@pnwhs.org

www.pnwhs.org

general information: 206-628-4740

Area Representatives Greater Seattle

Aimee Kenoyer 206-200-1240

aimee.kenoyer@pnwhs.org

N King & Snohomish

Brenda Huber 206-334-7168

brenda.huber@pnwhs.org

S King & Pierce

Dale Drexler

dale.drexler@yahoo.com

Oregon

Elizabeth Freer 503-436-1064

253-606-4328

elizabethfreer@aol.com

Peninsula, Skagit, Whatcom & Island, Thurston, Lewis, Spokane—need volunteers! Officers for 2011 President

Aimee Kenoyer

aimee.kenoyer@pnwhs.org

Vice President

Dave Alverson

dave.alverson@pnwhs.org

President-Elect

Brenda Huber

brenda.huber@pnwhs.org

Treasurer

Dale Drexler

dale.drexler@pnwhs.org

Secretary

Mel Kreachbaum

secretary@pnwhs.org

Membership Secretary Vivian Eleven

members@pnwhs.org

Members-At-Large

Rachel Shirk

rachel.shirk@pnwhs.org

Julie Sharkey

julie.sharkey@pnwhs.org

Geoff Sweet

geoff.sweet@pnwhs.org

Heather Shipway

heather.shipway@pnwhs.org

Amanda Perez

amanda.perez@pnwhs.org

Adoptions Coordinator Rachel Shirk

adoptions@pnwhs.org

Newsletter Editor

Marian Huber

newsletter@pnwhs.org

Webmaster

Geoff Sweet

webmaster@pnwhs.org

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To join PNHS, please print & complete the following application, enclose your yearly or multi-yearly membership fee and return to: PNHS Membership Secretary P.O. Box 66147 Burien, WA 98166 Membership applications and fees may also be received at the monthly meetings by the Membership Secretary. With your yearly or multi-year membership fee you will receive the monthly PNHS E-Newsletter, access to membership pricing for adoption animals, and the opportunity to participate in the many outreaches and special “Members Only� events held throughout the year.

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Above: Kids are intent on everything Board Member Geoff Sweet has to say at an outreach in Duvall, 2005.

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