An abandoned and malnourished dog gets a second chance at love

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Open sores and thin ribs marked the tan and white pit bull as she traveled the streets alone.  While she scrounged a dumpster for food, her scars told passersby the story of a hard life. Her constant search for shelter, shade and a good resting place was taking its toll. People would shoo her away and …

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Animal shelters are more than just cats and dogs

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When we think of animals in Southern California, our minds generally conjure up images of domestic animals, like dogs and cats, wild critters and the occasional horse.  For communities outside the area, however, the picture often turns to farm animals as there are many chickens, pigs and cows living and being cared for in rural …

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Tina the Alligator Paves Way for Temporary Guests

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Almost a year ago, Tina the Alligator moved from the Pasadena Humane Society to the Los Angeles Zoo. Rescuing her 28 years earlier from conditions of squalor, the Humane Society catered to her every alligator need helping her survive and thrive for years. Tina was somewhat of a local celebrity with Pasadena residents. Many even …

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Edgar, the kitten with a heart of gold, passes away

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A few weeks ago, a kitten named Edgar was introduced to the community. He has since stolen the hearts of thousands of animal lovers. Edgar originally entered the shelter as a newborn kitten along with his mom and siblings. He spent weeks in foster care before the litter was big and strong enough to return …

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Keeping Pets in Homes and Out of Shelters

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A few weeks ago while dropping my son off at his elementary school, I found a black and white cat dodging cars in the parking lot. He was friendly and would run up to all of the kids waiting in the school line. No collar, no tags, just wanting to be scratched and loved. I …

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