Executive Director Samantha Blankenship gets a kiss from Willie, a Dachshund puppy, at the Gastineau Humane Society on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The society is starting the new year with a name change to Juneau Animal Rescue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Executive Director Samantha Blankenship gets a kiss from Willie, a Dachshund puppy, at the Gastineau Humane Society on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The society is starting the new year with a name change to Juneau Animal Rescue. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Animal shelter changes name to avoid confusion, include community

Era of Juneau Animal Rescue begins this week

You must sign in or register to continue reading content.

More in News

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dunleavy announces board, commission appointments

A former lieutenant governor candidate is among them.

Photos: Signs at the Women’s March

The funny, the creative, the references.

Suicide prevention bill gains bipartisan support in Senate

“Suicide and suicide prevention is not a partisan issue.”

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Kitchen fire burns apartment

Neighbors heard the smoke alarm.

Juneau legislators holding town hall meeting

Come for the legislators, stay for the pizza.

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

Officials say orcas are on the brink of extinction.