Category: Adoption

The 19th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair

Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for adoption at the 19th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair to be held at Newhall’s William S. Hark Park on Sunday, October 13, thanks to the partnership of L.A. County Department of Parks and Recreation and L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control. […] Read more

Rescue Meez

by Martha Michael A new book details one woman’s journey from “cat lady” to animal rescue owner. Siri Zwemke was simply trying to adopt another Siamese cat when she ended up taking ownership of dozens of pets and launching a nonprofit. The reader’s experience when leafing through the pages of Zwemke’s memoir, “Rescue Meez,” sounds […] Read more

The Story of Sadie

Sadie was found in the mountains of Kentucky with a bullet between her eyes and a bullet and shrapnel in her back, put there after she had yet another litter of puppies. Kind people found her and took her to a veterinarian, and through a series of events, Sadie was transported to a no-kill shelter […] Read more

A Dog is for Life

The following is a short story by authors Nikki and Richard Attree, a couple who live in Spain and write books with their dog, Gizmo. Nikki created the illustration at right. It was Christmas Eve in the puppy farm – not that you’d know it. There were no decorations, no presents, no love – just […] Read more

Let’s Hear it! From The Furry Smuddes

When the newest members of the Smudde family – 8-week-old kitten “Licky” and 8-month-old Labrador “Bear” – moved in, the level of fun-loving frenzy doubled. Now a home with a mom, dad, two daughters and four pets, everyone gets to play a part in the household drama. Bear: Now about 8 months old, I’ve spent […] Read more

Why Choose Adoption?

A look at the lifesaving impact of pet adoption from the perspective of a longtime animal rescuer When someone asks me why they should choose to adopt a pet over going to a breeder or pet store that sells commercially bred animals, my answer is simple: Adoption saves lives. The American Society for the Prevention […] Read more

A Very Special Feline Foster Parent Program

By Martha Michael >>> Most people are aware of the dire need for more individuals to save abandoned and abused pets, some of them stuck in shelters with conditions that are worse than the homes that surrendered them. But how often do you hear about the animals with special needs that need adoption and foster […] Read more

4th Annual Pet Food Collection For SCV Food Pantry and Senior Center

By Evelyn Vega, DVM, CCRT >>>   For the month of December, Happy Pets Veterinary Center will collect food, treats, toys and cat litter for pets of low-income families, senior citizens and the homeless of SCV. What inspired me to do this was when, five years ago, I was driving through West Los Angeles, and […] Read more

16th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair

With pet adoptions for just $30 each, hundreds of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies will be available for adoption at the 16th Annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair on Sunday, October 9, 2016. This year’s fair, beginning at 11 a.m. at the William S. Hart Park in Newhall, is sponsored by Ingolstadt West German Auto […] Read more