What you need to do for your pets in times of disaster — before they happen

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Working in animal welfare for over 30 years, I have certainly seen my share of natural disasters and how they impact animals and families in the community. Witnessing hurricanes in New York City, wildlife fires in San Diego, and ice storms and tornados in Oklahoma gives me a real appreciation for the prevention, education and …

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CatCon: The Convention with Catitude

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Last weekend I attended CatCon, the convention with catitude.  The pop culture event was held at the Pasadena Convention Center where more than 20,000 cat enthusiasts converged over two days to enjoy cat-centric merchandise, cat-related presentations, meet celebrity cats and see cats available for adoption. The Pasadena Humane Society was the official adoption agency for …

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When one love dies, another begins

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Phil had just turned 50 when his wife asked for a divorce.  It was a normal day. He arrived home from work at 5:30, grabbed a drink from the fridge and put the leash on Bob, their Lhasa Apso, to take him for a walk. It had been a stressful day at work and he …

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The Power of Pets to Unite People

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A cruise to Alaska was on my mother’s bucket list. While I have never been a huge fan of cruising, I agreed to accompany her on the trip. Whining that I was going to spend a week doing nothing but line dancing, karaoke and overeating at the buffet, I packed my bags, flew to Seattle, …

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