Every autumn, emails, social-media posts and articles offer the pet-loving public lists of dos and don’ts for pets. It was a cinch to whip up a casserole of essential tips which you can find here.
This Saturday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the shelter staff and volunteers will present an actual in-person adoption event. Masks will be required indoors and outdoors. The last open-adoption event went wildly well, and hopes are as high for this one.
Gov. Newsom approved the Pets for Vets bill in August 2019, and it went into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The bill requires California public shelters to adopt dogs and cats free of adoption fee to any veteran presenting a current and valid driver’s license or ID card with the word “veteran” printed on the front.
Some of the creatures haunting the homes of Long Beach Post team members are dressing up for Halloween and look cuter than a Krampus minion in a tutu.
The little survivor was a white dog, who had swum to a buoy and was bobbing there when a boater pulled her to safety.
In many parts of the world, people treasure black cats for the good attributed to them: lots of boyfriends for any young woman living with one, healing sick children, curing sties by rubbing them with a black cat’s tail (ewwww, and don’t try it at home).
LBACS volunteers are formidable in their determination to socialize animals and show people that every one is adoptable in some way, even if they’re missing a limb or an eye or have a quirk or three. Unfortunately, the volunteers are spread awfully thin, and the shelters are filling up.
Because this is The Scratching Post, we’re going to encourage volunteering for animal rescues and shelters. Because we’re at the gateway to Halloween, it’ll be all cats, and they’re every one magickal no matter the color, stripe or pattern.
Getting enough cats fixed to make a difference is like making monthly payments on the national debt—there are too many cats and not enough trappers or support.
The event, which would have been the fifth annual if the pandemic hadn’t shown its ugly face, will feature naughty shows and raffles with glittering prizes such as artwork, pet supplies, Halloween décor and a few pieces of singular jewelry that’s not, shall we say, for the pursed of lips.