Pets

Pet of the week

PAWFECT PET—Eager to say hello, Pockets is friendly with children, small dogs and other cats. Meet Pockets at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center at 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check for Pockets, ID No. 5211954, at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control website at animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Use plants to attract birds and butterflies

Audubon will award funding

Conejo Valley Audubon is offering $200 worth of California native plants and design advice from local gardening experts for homeowners to convert their lawn or an unlandscaped area of their yard to a native plant habitat. Native habitats attract birds and butterflies. The society has offered the program over the past several years. Recipients claim they have observed over 22 […]

‘Help me, I’m lost’



There are many ways pets get away from us: open gate, open front door, leash comes loose. Before you lose a pet, here are some steps to take that will help you get that pet back. Get your dog or cat microchipped. It’s how the vet’s office or animal shelter will know how to find you. Be sure to keep […]

Pet of the Week

HIGH ENERGY—Young Morton has an engaging personality. He is playful and participates in doggie playgroups. Meet Morton, ID No. 5195705, 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 before visiting the shelter.

Just chillin’ on a hot Socal day

Tale of the caterpillar



Sitting under an oak in Conejo Community Park, I felt something plummet into my lap. I was wearing shorts, and the unidentified plummeting object began to inch across my thigh. Curious naturalist or not, I thought “Hold it right there!” and went to swat the creature off my leg. In mid-swat I stalled, for the creature was a half-inch-long caterpillar, […]

Sometimes you feel like a nut

Pet of the Week

LOVE HER SMILE—Rose is one of three socialized goats that hopefully will be adopted together. Meet Rose, ID No. 5210757, along with Blanch and Dorothy at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

Birth of the hummingbird

Pet of the week

NOW EAR THIS—Pancho may have a deformed ear due to an old case of mites, but that doesn’t stop him from being a friendly cat that thrives on affection. If you would like to adopt Pancho, ask for ID No. A5187223 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los […]


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