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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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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