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Wildlife Q&A

Wildlife By Jenny Anderson This is the season when we see a surge in baby animals.   Most people mistakenly think it is helpful to move these little critters to a “safer” location, and in the process, end up disturbing the balance of nature.  Although it’s hard to believe, these small creatures often are born nearly ready to forage on their own. A young desert tortoise functions independent of its parents from the...

Be Kind To Animals

By Jenny Anderson Special to Today’s News-Herald Be Kind to Animals week begins on May 4’th. The oldest week of its kind in the United States, Be Kind to Animals Week was first observed in 1915. It was established by Dr. William O. Stillman, the leader of the American Humane Association at the time. This week is dedicated to helping animals and to publicizing the achievements of the nation’s humane...

Two Favorites..Shopping and Saving Lives

Shopping on Amazon from the comforts of home? New to Amazon is www.smile.amazon.com. Same shopping, same prices, your same account. The bonus is that if you sign on and pick us as your charity of choice, we get .5% of your shopping spree. Easy, safe and a great way to help the animals in our care. You can click on the right and start your shopping now. Share With Your...

Holiday Safety Tips

Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it...

We All Have Wishes

 During the holidays, we all have wishes. We wish that every pet to have a loving and caring home.  Your generous contribution helps us care for more pets in need while they wait to find their forever families. Pets like”Krypto”, a 6 month old Chihuahua, brought to us by a good Samaritan as a stray, covered in cactus. This little guy was obviously in pain, but gentle and kind. We rushed him to the vet, and he...

Safe Travel With Your Pets

By Jenny Anderson, Volunteer Many of us will be traveling to friends and family over the holidays.   If you’re planning to bring along your companion animal, several vital considerations will assure your pet’s safety, health, and happiness while on the road trip. •    Safety begins with a secure collar & tags.  If your pet has a microchip, be sure the contact information is up-to-date.  Do not have too much...

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

“Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too. Talkin’ Turkey If you decide to feed...

Duck Derby 2013 Duckorate Winners

Thanks to the very creative business that supported the Corporate Duckorated ducks, we filled Shugrue’s Bridgeview room to capacity. And the winners are: SPLASH IT UP: 1. LITTLE PEOPLE’S DAY CARE 2.MOHAVE STATE BANK 3. WESTERN ALARM SUPER SLIDING 1TEAM THOMPSON2. WEB CITY SERVICES 3. ROBINSON AUTOMOTIVE WATER MANIA 1 GOLDEN HORSESHOE 2. MICHAEL ALAN  3. MOHAVE STATE BANK WAVE CATCHER 1.CONNECTED COMPUTER &...