Pets

Pet of the week

SISTER/BROTHER ACT—Siblings Rosie and Brody have been together all their 17 years. Super affectionate with each other and with people, they are bonded and should be adopted together. Meet Rosie, ID No. A5285203, and Brody, A52851198, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may be adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control.

Pets shake when the earth quakes

Make sure to have readiness plans for for favorite critter

Families may have a plan in the event of a major earthquake, but does it include pets? In the wake of two large quakes recently in Southern California, the Humane Society of Ventura County reminds pet owners of the importance of having an earthquake plan for the entire household, including the pets. “Southern California is prone to all types of […]

Pet of the week

HAPPY POOCHIE—Hazel likes to show off her sit, down, stay and paw/shake commands and just how sweet and gentle a girl she is when in the play yard. She is best suited to be the only household pet. Meet Hazel, ID No. A5159179, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so […]

Dogs have their day in Calabasas

Raptors monitor tree’s welfare



There’s a popular local band with the unusual name of “I See Hawks in L.A.” Then again, maybe it’s not so unusual, because we do tend to see a lot of hawks in the skies over Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The band’s name came to mind after a friend invited me out to her woodsy Calabasas property. A pair […]

Pet of the week

GOT THE MUNCHIES?—Munchie was found wounded during the Woolsey fire. His injuries appeared to be caused by an animal attack. Poor Munchie was put on a 6-month rabies watch, and now this healthy sociable boy is ready for adoption. Meet Munchie, ID No. A5246676 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, […]

If the chicken crosses the road, be sure you are ready



Chickens can be friendly pets with benefits: They provide eggs, fertilize gardens with their droppings, and they eat insects, weeds and food scraps. Keeping chickens also teaches children about our food sources. Chickens in urban areas can also pose problems if managed improperly, including making noise, creating smells, breeding flies, and attracting coyotes. Bill Mattos, president of the California Poultry […]

Pet of the week

ZIP AND ZOOM—Jeremiah is a 2-year-old happy dog who adores humans. He is playful and loves to zoom around the yard. The handsome boy is ready to find his next location in a forever home. Meet Jeremiah, ID No. A5236250, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles […]

Pet of the week

HEARTBREAKER— Turned in just as he was entering his golden years, 11-year-old Nicky is beginning to come out of his shell. He is starting to trust people, is calm, and is curious about his world. Meet Nicky, ID No. A5284982 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles […]

Squirrel of the month

CUTE LITTLE MORSEL—David Acton of Thousand Oaks snapped a shot of a squirrel that he and his wife, Debbie, named Wanda. The Actons rescued female critter after she fell out of one of their pine trees. They taught her some tricks before eventually returning her to the great outdoors.


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