Thursday, Oct. 4 was International Animal Day, and if you walked through Sproul, you probably noticed the crate of kittens at the Paws and Claws Club table.

Kittens on Sproul!

Kittens on Sproul!

The kittens are up for adoption out of the East Bay Humane Society, and as club member Yujin notes, “we have [a] fostering program in our club through them” where qualified volunteers can be short-term owners. If you love cats, definitely read on!

We might note that, since you’ve probably read of the psychological benefits of being a dog owner, you might not surprised to learn that owning a cat can have psychological benefits, too.* College life is punctuated by stress and anxiety, and studies show that cats can be effective in taking the edge off the bad mood — so why not consider adopting a pet?

On the other hand, adoption can be a big commitment. read more »


In observance of improving sustainable business, the state of the humpback whale and recycling all those uranium isotopes you have stuffed in your apartment’s washer/dryer unit, your friendly neighborhood Buffalo Exchange is having a dollar sale.

It’s going down tomorrow, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds from dollar items will go directly to the Human Society’s “Don’t Trash Wildlife” campaign. Neat. And trust us, behind the pleather and the ragged loin cloths abandoned after last year’s Burning Man, there are treasures to be found at Berkeley Buffalo Exchange. Especially if you’re in the market for off-season clothing items. Boots and half trenches anyone?

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Save Wildlife From Trash! Dollar Day Sale for Earth Day [Buffalo Exchange]