Pets

Pet of the week

AIRPLANE EARS—This happy face with ears akimbo is Alvin. He is a high-energy 1 year old, a sweet boy who takes treats gently, needs some leash training and loves to play fetch. Meet Alvin, ID No. A5346806, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care […]

K-9 cop spends time with local Scouts

TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME—Members of Girl Scout Troop 60431 receive a visit recently from Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept. Victor Flores and his K-9 dog, Dana, center, a male shepherd. Flores spoke to the girls at the Santa Rosa Valley home of Amy Elliot, troop scoutmaster. “It was so amazing. Our troop is committed to helping the deputy and […]

Pet of the week

CLEVER CAT—Einstein is a smart, affectionate tabby that is good with children. Residing in the Habikat room, he is reported to love curling up on a couch with his favorite humans. Meet Einstein, ID No. A5351591, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & […]

Pets of the week

LAPS AND NAPS—Guinness has appointed himself the protector of shy Spartacus. Both are fearful pups, but are learning to enjoy lap time and belly rubs. A take-it-easy approach is teaching them to relax. Meet Guinness, ID No. A5350547, and Spartacus, ID No. A5350456, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so […]

Pet of the week

Animal-shelter pets like toys, too

Donation suggestions to help the critters


Some of the most sought-after items for local animal shelters, as well as the nearest zoo, can be found in your child’s playroom. “Very hard balls or plastic blocks, like those toddler toys that Fisher Price makes, are good for the monkeys and for the birds,” said Mara Rodriguez, an operations instructional technician with America’s Teaching Zoo on the Moorpark […]

Birds are really ‘tweet

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society and Conejo Valley Botanic Garden will offer a series to help beginners learn to identify local bird species and introduce them to nearby birding locations. The first class on Sat., March 7 will run from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Botanic Garden, 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Follow signs to the Kids’ Adventure […]

Pet of the week

SLOW GOING—Franklin craves human attention. He is reported to be well trained, housebroken, good on leash, good with kids, takes treats gently, is low energy, and has a very sweet demeanor. Meet Franklin, ID No. A4655699 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and […]

Westlake Village Discovers: wild animals

Pet of the week

YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND— Murphy likes to snuggle in her favorite hiding spot until she feels it is the right time to come out to say hello, but once she does, she is all cuddles and purrs. This shy kitty is playful when feeling safe, and she gets along with small dogs. Meet Murphy, ID No. A5346995 at the Agoura […]


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