Omar Harasis with the rescued dog. Photo by Ryan Okrant.

Environment / Nature

Former Hollister resident brings animal search and rescue to Lovers Lane flood

Though they rescued only one dog, Ryan Okrant said he was pleased his help was not needed.

Vinnie of The GardenShoppe. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle

GardenShoppe hosts Vino with Vinnie

Pet Friends to receive 25% of bar proceeds on event days.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Pizza for Paws fundraiser to benefit Pet Friends

The fundraiser takes place Sunday, August 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hacienda de Léal outdoor courtyard in San Juan Bautista.

Race for the Rescues took place at the Martin Arena in San Juan Bautista.


Inaugural Race for the Rescues raises money for nonprofit animal rescues

Wanting to combine her love of barrel racing and supporting animals in need, Susan Pieterouiski organized the inaugural event Race for the Rescues to support local nonprofit animal rescues.



Local nonprofits step up to help animals in need in San Benito County

Local non-profits work with the community and Hollister Animal Shelter in efforts to support abandoned, lost, abused, and surrendered animals in San Benito County

Soccer for Boxers (San Jose EarthQuakes Support NorCal Boxer Rescue)

San Jose EarthQuakes is teaming up with NorCal Boxer Rescue in a partnership to fund needed veterinary treatment for abandoned boxers in the area.