Pets

Pet of the week

SOFT AND CUDDLY—Beautiful Cosette is new to the Habikat room. She has met the criteria to be in a free-roaming area and likes to visit with the people both young and old who stop by to meet her. Meet Cosette, ID No. A5171516 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so […]

Pantry 4 Paws feeds hungry pets

Since 1982, the Humane Society of Ventura County has operated a pet food bank at its shelter in Ojai. Every year, thousands of pounds of pet food is distributed from the facility to local families in need to feed their animals. The success of the pet food bank has led to Pantry 4 Paws, a countywide pilot program from the […]

Shelter holds free adoptions

Ventura County Animal Services will host with no-fee adoptions during Clear the Shelters event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17 at both shelter locations in Camarillo and Simi Valley. The Camarillo Animal Shelter is at 600 Aviation Drive. The Simi Valley Animal Shelter is at 670 W. Los Angeles Ave. Clear the Shelters is a nationwide adoption […]

Nature presents fine open-air matinee



On summer days my pals like to catch a bargain matinee, but I have an aversion to being indoors. I’d rather sit on a park bench and see what’s shaking in the natural world. One of my favorite destinations is a grassy knoll in Forest Cove Park in Agoura Hills. The bench there is encircled by a quintet of oaks, […]

Pet of the week

BALL BOY—Blaze, an adorable 3-year-old boy, loves to play with toys and balls, is good on leash, and takes treats gently. He knows “sit” and does well with other dogs. Meet Blaze, ID No. A5252699 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before […]

Pet of the week

FRIENDLY FELINE—Beego resides in the shelter’s Habikat room and thoroughly enjoys interacting with visitors. Beego likes playing with string toys; is good with other cats; uses the litter box in a masterful way, and may do well with another mellow canine. Meet Beego, ID NO. A5274361 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets have already been […]

Animals entertain, teach

Pet of the week

WHAT’S NEW, PUSSYCAT?—He may look ferocious when he barks, but shepherd/husky mix Tank is a pussycat in the play yard. He knows “sit” and “stay” and loves water play. Gentle taking treats and house trained, too. Meet Tank, ID No. A5277030 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los […]

The wandering tortoise of Triunfo Park



As I was admiring a patch of wild aster growing on the lawn of Triunfo Community Park in the Westlake section of Thousand Oaks, a tortoise marched right through the dainty little gold-eyed white flowers, trampling the plants. Well, trampling is overstating it, for the critter was quite small, but it was moving at a very determined, brisk pace—for a […]

Shelter turns on shower of kittens, cats

It’s raining cats and kittens. The Ventura County Animal Shelter will host a Kitten and Cat Shower to help alleviate severe overcrowding. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., July 27 at the Camarillo shelter, 600 Aviation Drive. At the shower, over 100 kittens and cats will be available for adoption with special pricing during the […]


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