It’s almost summer, have you dog-proofed your backyard?

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I have a terrible memory. Always have. I’ve been known to forget birthdays (my own included). While driving, I sometimes forget how to get some place I’ve been to 100 times. I often see movies twice because I’ve forgotten that I’ve already seen them the first time. Some memories, though, are permanently etched into my …

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Animal control officers are first-responders, too

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I love an impromptu parade. Last week was National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, which honors the hard-working men and women of Animal Care and Control who serve as first responders out in the field for all matters related to animals in our community. We decided to celebrate by inviting our friends and supporters to …

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What you need to do when you encounter a coyote

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At this point in my career, I’ve given enough presentations on how to peacefully coexist with wildlife that I am somewhat of an expert on the subject. So when I encountered a coyote the other night, I was a little surprised by my own reaction to the incident. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, …

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Hey, dog walkers: How to curb the K-9 lunge

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In the last few weeks, I’ve been going for a lot of walks around my neighborhood to get a break from being stuck inside and staring at a computer screen for hours on end. As it turns out, everyone else in my neighborhood had the same idea. So all day long, I see people outside …

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Keeping your pets safe at home

Categories: In the News

Recently, there has been much media coverage around a tiger at the Bronx Zoo that tested positive for COVID-19. As animal lovers, it’s heartbreaking to think that this terrible virus could be spread to these beautiful creatures. In light of this news, the question on most of our minds is: what about other cats and …

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