Category: Rescue

Husky Haven of LA – A Founder’s Personal Story

by Rhonda Hallden Many years ago, I found myself at what is now the SEAACA animal shelter in Downey in hopes they had my lost red Siberian husky. They had a dog that was almost the spitting image of my girl. Her name was “Liberty,” found in a drainage ditch – ghastly thin and not […] Read more

Organization Gives Both Canines and Humans a Second Chance at Life

By Natalia Radcliffe “Happiness is a warm puppy,” Charles M. Schulz once said. Nothing can instigate laughter faster than interacting with a lovable ball of fur. Perhaps it is the loving innocence of dogs, or those big expressive eyes looking into your soul that gives them their therapeutic power. Paws For Life K9 Rescue is […] Read more

Superdogs Get Celebrity Support

by Natalia Radcliffe The dog food brand Pedigree is partnering with Katherine Schwarzenegger in a national program called “Every Pup’s Superpower” to help raise awareness of the benefits of pet adoption and the “superpowers” found in every dog. Schwarzenegger, who is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is a pet adoption activist and […] Read more

Kitty Kasas – More Comfort for Cats ‘Shark Tank’ winner pays it forward

by Natalia Radcliffe Everyone needs a safe, clean place for both rest and recreation – even your cat. A company called Kitty Kasas builds felines forever homes that are virtually indestructible and offer a lifetime guarantee. The Kitty Kasas Bedroom is an approximately 15-inch x 15-inch x 12-inch cube that snaps together to create a […] Read more

Golden Years Dog Sanctuary

Owners of a Kagel Canyon horse ranch are operating more than just stables – they are also saving cats and dogs. Golden Years Dog Sanctuary is a nonprofit effort run by Paul and Susan Friend LeTourneur at their ranch, Goldspirit Farm. Susan Friend had a lifelong dream of living on a horse ranch, so she […] Read more

Wildlife Waystation – Magic Kingdom in our Midst

by Martha Michael There’s a lot of science supporting the theory that people end up looking like their pets. And while studies mostly refer to the physical appearance of dogs and their owners, there’s one local example with a much broader sampling. Exotic animal sanctuary Wildlife Waystation is a lot like its founder, Martine Colette. […] Read more

Wise Tails – A Senior Dog Sanctuary

Wise Tails – A Senior Dog Sanctuary is a “forever home” for mature or elderly dogs that are rescued from situations where they have been neglected, abused or are facing euthanasia at kill shelters. Located in Simi Valley, Wise Tails works to provide these dogs with love, care and all the medical services they need. […] Read more

The Dog Behind ‘Starfish’

By Shira Levin The inspiration behind my first independent feature film, “Starfish,” was the life and death of Tyler, the rescue dog that my husband fell in love with while working at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which most of us know as the ASPCA. Tyler had been abandoned in […] Read more

7th Annual Charity Chili Cook-off

This year, animals will reap the benefits from the 7th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off in Valencia. Chili is cooked up by 40 entrants who compete for the title of first, second and third prize, plus the People’s Choice Award and Judge’s Choice honors. The event will benefit two local shelters that are saving the lives […] Read more

Fast-Tracking Greyhound Adoption

by Martha Michael Most of us know what greyhounds look like. After all, we’ve seen buses with their sleek, silvery bodies stretched across them for about 100 years. (Greyhound Lines was established in 1914, though it didn’t take the Greyhound name until 1930.) The animals themselves are natural sprinters and a greyhound is a “gentle, […] Read more