by Kali Cozyris
It's raining cats and dogs at the Arcata Ball Park this month when the Humboldt Crabs will welcome adorable adoptables from Sequoia Humane Society, have some fun with a feline fundraiser and take measures to make sure Fido fares well during the Fireworks Nights.
"Heads up!" is often heard in the ballpark as a warning. This weekend, it's not a fly ball sailing out onto F Street but colorful explosions in the sky (great fun for humans but a nightmare for pets). Arcata pet owners, there will be an after-game fireworks show happening July 14 to kick off the Crabs Alumni and Parent's weekend. The Crabs vs. the Walnut Creek Crawdads game starts at 7 p.m. and ends around 9:45 or 10 p.m. Shortly after the game, there will be 10 minutes or so of fireworks. Please make sure your animals are safe and secure, and pass along the news to your friends and neighbors. Your Humboldt Crabs want the celebration to be a safe and happy event for all creatures.
To fur-ther show their love of our furry friends, the boys of summer will be posing with kitties as part of a fundraising calendar for Companion Animal Foundation called "Cats and Casanovas," available in the fall. Me-ow. Also, adorable adoptable dogs from Sequoia Humane Society will be at the ballpark Sunday, July 23 for Adopt a Dog Day. To show how cool rescue dogs are, we hear KHSU's Mike Dronkers will have his rescue dog Henry at the park that day to demonstrate a nifty trick. Does he throw out the first pitch? Sing the national anthem? Come to the game to find out.
And heads up! again: the Crabbies will have another (final) fireworks show on Aug. 5., same wood-bat-time, same wood-bat-channel.