Pets

Pet of the week

OFFICIAL GREETER—Affectionate Amber likes to interact with visitors who enter the Habikat room. She enjoys lap time and petting from those that spend time with her. She should become a successful member of a household with children and other cats. Meet Amber, ID No. A5282339 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been […]

Pet of the week

MY BUDDY—Young Shiloh is all puppy energy but has been well trained by his prior people. He’s housebroken, really smart, loves balls and never turns down a rousing game of fetch. Meet Shiloh, ID No. A5253365 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and […]

Squirrel of the month

INGENIOUS INTERLOPER— Harvey and Kathy Youngman of Newbury Park sent in this photo of a sneaky thief who is “outside our kitchen window trying to vie for the bird food and usually eats so much that the birds never get any.“ Send your critter photos to newstip@theacorn.com.

Neglected horses find new hope following rescue

The Humane Society of Ventura County has resolved the last of three legal cases involving animal neglect from a private property in Camarillo. The cases date back to Oct. 17, 2018, when Humane Officer Kendra Winwood and HSVC staff responded to a call of neglected horses at the rural Ventura County property. A concerned citizen had provided evidence of what […]

Pet of the week

EVERYBODY’S PAL—Mandy, a lovely calico is litter box trained. She gets along with other cats and small dogs, and is playful with children—so many good kitty qualities! Meet Mandy, ID No. A4334599 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting the […]

Meet the animals at Humane Society open house

The Humane Society of Ventura County will celebrate its 87 years of nonprofit service to local animals with an open house and birthday bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 8, at its Ojai shelter facility, 402 Bryant St. Guests can get a behind-the-scenes peek at the facility, participate in the barking or meowing contest, tour the kennels, […]

Digging the Dog-athon

Revo Academy and Paw Works will host the inaugural Dog-athon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., June 1 at La Reina School, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will have opportunities to play with and walk shelter dogs, doggie-friendly vendors, food trucks and a DJ. Participants can also bring their own dog to walk around the dog-athon […]

Pet of the week

PLAY BALL!—Connie loves to play with a ball or toy in a yard or in the pool; she’s not choosy. She’s an endearing gal who loves humans but would need to meet another dog to assess compatibility before adoption. Meet Connie, ID No. A5255314 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, […]

Animal hoarders give pet rescue groups a bad name

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Stories about animal hoarders make their way into the news, but there is a big difference between someone who adopts many animals just to have them and a legitimate rescue organization. Hoarders have an illness that compels them to take in animals. They do not save these animals. They neglect them and put them at risk for further disease. When […]

Pet of the week

NAP TIME—Shilo loves to play ball; he could go on for hours. He is a male, pit bull/Siberian husky with beautiful, pale blue eyes. Shilo is good on leash and knows sit. He has an engaging personality. He needs someone who wants to play with him, give him some good walks and maybe a couch to relax in. Shilo, ID […]


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