Help Clear the Shelter—Take a Pet Home!

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We’re in the midst of two seasons: kitten season, which lasts from early spring to mid-fall on the average, and the Fourth of July silly season, which lasts from about now until a few days after the holiday.
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How to Calm Your Pet When Pyrotechnics Pop

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Fourth of July is only a few weeks away, and pet owners know what that means: people “celebrating” weeks in advance by tossing popping, smoking and shrieking devices on the streets and in backyards. No matter that fireworks for...
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Heartworm in Dogs, Part 2: Prevalence

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More than one million pets in the United States have heartworm disease, an infection caused by a mosquito-borne worm called Dirofilaria immitis. It is prevalent in all 50 states and around the world.
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Zazzy Cats Helps Bail Out Flood of Kittens, Plus New Listing of Long Beach-area Adoption Events

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Rescues everywhere get by with a lot of help from their friends, particularly during kitten season, which runs roughly between spring and mid-fall.
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Include Your Pets in Your Disaster-Prep Plan: Long Beach’s Disaster Preparedness Department Will Help You Do Exactly That

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The list of natural disasters that Southern California could likely experience is rivaled only by the 10 Plagues in Egypt. Your household must be prepared to ride out the storm, be stable during an earthquake, and get as far...
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Zoey’s Place Rescue Opens Umbrella for Kitten Season

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Please send any Long Beach or Seal Beach pet-related events or projects to [email protected] Posting subject to approval. Virtually Pets Once again, Pet Projects is helping the rescues and shelters who try to open an umbrella to fend off kitten...
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Pit Bull Maneuver: Lt. Gov. Newsom Apparently Pivots on Breed-Specific Stance

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It seems Newsom has indeed become educated on the difference between dangerous animals and breeds and types that have gotten a bad rap.
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For Service Members and Their Families, Friendship Comes Free at the Shelter

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All Memorial Day weekend from Friday through Monday, people will be watching parades in honor of veterans. They’ll visit gravesites of relatives who defended the country, go see men and women in VA hospitals and recovery centers, and volunteer...
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Chips Ahoy! And Check Out Kitten-Season Resources

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This and all kitten-season columns are dedicated to Nightingale and Noddy, two newborn kittens who were taken to the shelter when their nursing mother was hunting for food. The couple said that they’d tried unsuccessfully for three years to...
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Bowser Break

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Please send any Long Beach or Seal Beach pet-related events or projects to [email protected] Posting subject to approval.
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