Some thoughts on military members and pet adoptions

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I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed the other morning and I came across a video showing soldiers coming home to their families. These videos make me cry. I get emotional as I watch these happy reunions. I know how hard it is for these families to say goodbye and how amazing it is …

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Halloween tips for your pets … but first a heart-warming story!

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The house was decorated like a scene from the Adams Family movie: dark, dreary and scary. Skulls, witches and spiders hung at the entryway while eerie, screams shouted, “Enter at your own risk!” every time the doorbell rang. It was the house on the block that no one visited, except on Halloween, when it turned …

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Why turtles don’t make great pets – from a turtle owner

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When I first moved out of my parents’ home, I wanted a pet of my own. I was bummed that I couldn’t get a dog because my lease and four roommates said no. So, I “settled” for a turtle. His name was Rocky. Rocky was brought into the animal shelter where I was volunteering with …

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Pippa, the MVP (Most Valuable Pet)

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The 19th Wiggle Waggle Walk was held at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl on September 24. Thousands of people and their dogs came to fundraise, celebrate and bring awareness to homeless animals in the community. There were wags and laughs throughout the day, but for one walker and his dog, the event was bittersweet. …

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Don’t omit pets from estate planning

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Sally was 82 years old when she died in her home. She lived alone with her 12-year-old dog and 11-year-old cat who she considered her family. She had not made arrangements for her pets in case of her incapacity or death. After she passed away, no one came forward to provide care for her pets. …

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