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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The dos and don’ts of kitten season in the San Gabriel Valley

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It’s about that time again. As the weather starts to warm up, more and more kittens will be born all over the San Gabriel Valley. While this sounds like a super cute phenomenon, it actually creates a significant challenge for animal shelters and the communities they support. Every year, we are inundated with litters of …

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Pets in the age of coronavirus: With the shelter closed, be the shelter

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It’s been a really strange couple of weeks, hasn’t it? Last month, my biggest problem to solve was figuring out what color to paint my dining room. Do I go bold and dramatic with Restoration Hardware Blue Sage, or something more subtle and tranquil like Almond Milk from Dunn Edwards? These were the types of …

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