Pets

Pet of the week

ORPHAN ANNIE—Beautiful Annie arrived as a stray, waited for her family to claim her, but sadly no one came for this senior kitty. She would love to be in a home for the holidays. Meet Annie, ID No. A5333385, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County […]

Holidays and pets don’t always make a good match



Acquiring a new pet for the holidays can be a great idea, but it comes with some challenges. A new home means new sounds, smells and people. In the case of a new cat or kitten, be sure to keep them in a bonding room for a few days to adjust to that new environment and if you already have […]

Pet of the week

MIGHTY MOOSE—Moose, a high-energy boxer, is house trained, friendly, and walks well while on a leash. He loves his people and should be the only pet in the household. Meet Moose, ID No. A5312288 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control.

Catch the cormorant karma vibe

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It was reported that a famous actress of long ago would permit herself to be photographed from one angle only, as if her right profile was superior to her left. We expect humans to be vain this way, but cormorants? What’s up with them? On a recent bright, clear autumn afternoon, a large contingent of double-crested cormorant birds was lined […]

Nature’s labratory

INTO THE WOODS—Nancy Weiss walks along Triunfo Canyon Road with Addie, her 5-year-old yellow lab, Nov. 23 in Westlake Village.

Pet of the week

READY TO RETIRE—At 19 years old, Miss Kitty 2 was found as a stray and brought to the care center. This frail elderly lady deserves to spend her remaining time in the comfort of a home. Are you her adoption angel? Meet Miss Kitty 2, ID No. A5336025 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets […]

Pet of the week

TERRIFIC TRIPOD—Despite a missing leg, Dirk moves around quite well, is active, and can, when the mood strikes him, pull when on leash. He loves a good belly rub, takes treats gently, and is a good fence neighbor with other pups. Meet Dirk, ID No. A5291814 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already […]

Brave little goldfish are survivors



When someone asks you to pet-sit, it’s a serious responsibility— even if it’s just a self-reliant indoor/outdoor cat and a couple of teensy goldfish. The goldfish were in an open container in my friend’s backyard, with a little water recirculating motor from a defunct fountain placed in the container to keep the water fresh. Her home is on a wooded […]

Birding trips

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will offer the following birding field trips in December. All trips will start at 8 a.m. Visit conejovalleyaudubon.org for driving directions, more information and phone numbers. Sun., Dec. 8: Hill Canyon/Santa Rosa Park. Meet at the park, 10241 Hill Canyon Road. Richard Armerding will lead. Wed., Dec. 11: Beginning bird walk at Rancho Sierra Vista/ […]

Healthcare for homeless animals critically important



Kailey, a young Chihuahua, arrived at the Agoura Animal Care Center from Downey with a fractured pelvis and a dislocated hip. The assumption was that she was hit by a car. The dog was unable to walk, and an examination revealed she had an infection. She was hospitalized for two days. Her veterinary service, including surgery to repair her injuries, […]


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