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April 26, 2007
Ernie, # A210770 This 50-lb cutie went out with the Pasadena Humane Society's Mobile Unit on April 7 where he enjoyed being brushed and playing with squeaky toys. He had a grand time playing with the two other dogs, though he does like to be the boss. As he takes treats eagerly from your hand, he'd likely be best in a home without small children. With his short legs and adorable whiskers, he might be a schnauzer mixed with basset hound, and he was estimated at 8 years old, but he acts like a much younger dog. He also seems very housebroken as he will wait to be taken out for his walk.
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By Nancy Turney | January 18, 2012
Q. I would like to get a new dog, but wonder if it is a good idea at my age. I live alone. What do you think? You've probably noticed that when you pet a soft, warm cat or play fetch with a dog whose tail won't stop wagging, you relax and your heart feels a little warmer. Studies have shown that owning and handling animals significantly benefits health, and not just for the young. In fact, pets may help older owners live longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives. Seniors that have pets tend to have better physical health and mental well-being than those that don't.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Longoria | March 5, 2009
Penelope’s Café is filled with dogs, cats, and adorable children this month — well, some pretty realistic renditions of the kids and pets — as local artist, Sarah Prescott displays her watercolor artwork along the walls of the popular La Cañada venue. The exhibit runs through April 30 at Penelope’s, 1029 Foothill Blvd. Larry Moss, who owns Penelope’s with wife, Penny, said he’s excited for Prescott’s work to be on display in the café.
NEWS
May 17, 2007
Roxy, # A123207 Roxy, available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, loves going for walks. This active girl is very friendly with all the people she meets. Her prior owner says she is housebroken, good in the car and has had some obedience training. She should have tall fencing if left alone in a yard. The regular dog adoption fee is $85, which includes medical care prior to adoption, spaying or neutering, vaccinations, and a follow-up visit at participating vets.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2006
Pets are invited to pose for photos with Santa Claus in the One Colorado Courtyard, Thursday, December 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hundreds of dogs, cats and exotic pets (and their owners!) attend this quirky critter event every year, which has become a holiday photo tradition. Pets receive a free holiday treat from "Santa Paws" courtesy of Three Dog Bakery, a One Colorado boutique specializing in all-natural ingredient pet treats. Photo proceeds benefit the Charles Cherniss Tournament of Toys, which benefits needy children throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
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By Seth Amitin | August 29, 2009
Local residents heeding orders Saturday to leave the path of the Station fire found shelter and a place to put their pets at La Cañada High School on Oak Grove Drive, where the Red Cross operated an evacuation center and the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA cared for animals. ?Fifty people came here last night and hundreds have been coming in and out,? Mary Schnecter, Red Cross public information officer, said Saturday afternoon. ?They?re just getting some water and something to eat. This is a place where people can come in and think about what to do next.
FEATURES
October 9, 2008
The faithful at St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada, Montrose’s Holy Redeemer and La Crescenta’s St. James the Less Catholic Churches were among those who focused their spiritual attention and blessings on pets this past weekend. St. Francis of Assisi was a French aristocrat born in 1182 who, after years of taking advantage of his family’s wealth and position, had a life-changing experience while in the military. He turned to ministering to those less fortunate, gave away all his worldly possessions and devoted himself to God. He was recognized for his kindness to those less fortunate, extending to all creatures, and resulting in his being canonized in 1228.
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By James Yoskowitz | August 10, 2006
When Katrina hit the Gulf Coast the news showed how badly it affected people and their animals. I knew right away I was going to go help with the animal rescue effort. The first night I slept on the floor of the airport. Little did I know that it was going to be the best night's sleep I would have for the next two weeks. Over the next two weeks I worked day and night trapping pets that were lost due to the storm. I saw more devastation than I could have ever imagined. Miles and miles of nothingness surrounded me. I met people who lost literally everything, their home, job, cars, pets and all of their personal belongings.
NEWS
October 13, 2005
Protecting Pets Glory be!! At last I have common ground with Bob Tanabe! I commend him for his concern for the well-being of pets affected by Hurricane Katrina, and for bringing to our attention our local agencies helping to care for some of these animals. It is estimated that nearly 500,000 cats and dogs were directly impacted by the hurricane, and untold hundreds (probably thousands) have been left to die a slow, miserable death in the heat of the Gulf Coast. The heroes are the many volunteers from animal rescue agencies such as Best Friends, ASPCA, Alley Cat Allies, HSUS and Noah's Wish, and I urge you to visit their websites for information about how you can help and for reports of rescues and reunions of pets with owners.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
For years a group of dog owners in La Cañada Flintridge have walked beside their fluffy companions without leashes on a trail in the city, an action that is unlawful. Now they are asking the city for a designated off-leash area after a recent complaint from one resident. Josh Potter said he has been walking his Rhodesian ridgeback in an area of the Cross Town Trail between El Vago Street and Foothill Boulevard for 19 years. “I don't think it's unreasonable for the council and the city to set aside this very small zone for off-leash canine pleasures,” he told the City Council on Monday night.
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September 30, 2013
I read with sad interest about the attack on a dog belonging to a reader in the Sept. 19 issue of the Valley Sun. One of our Chihuahua-mix dogs was also attacked about three weeks ago. Our backyard is surrounded by six-foot-high fencing and is also lighted at night. In our case, we believe that the predator was a bobcat. I happened to have heard the cat-fight-like sound of the assault around 9 p.m., when it occurred. I rushed to our backyard and, I believe, interrupted it. Bobcats have been observed from time to time in our neighborhood, and one was seen strolling down our street the morning after our dog was attacked.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | January 31, 2013
A new store catering to the owners of cats and dogs has opened up on Foothill Boulevard. Button Nose officially opened last week, marking the first ribbon-cutting of the year for the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn. Christina Lee owns the shop at 838 Foothill Blvd. Lee sells various items, from toys to rhinestone collars and healthy pet food. -- Follow Tiffany Kelly on Google+ and on Twitter @LATiffanyKelly .
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Turney | January 18, 2012
Q. I would like to get a new dog, but wonder if it is a good idea at my age. I live alone. What do you think? You've probably noticed that when you pet a soft, warm cat or play fetch with a dog whose tail won't stop wagging, you relax and your heart feels a little warmer. Studies have shown that owning and handling animals significantly benefits health, and not just for the young. In fact, pets may help older owners live longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives. Seniors that have pets tend to have better physical health and mental well-being than those that don't.
NEWS
By Sara Cardine, Special to the Valley Sun | April 6, 2011
Every Thursday, Maggie Crawford outfits her golden retriever, Kai, in a harness and a neckerchief adorned with four gold stars. After that come the name badges, which identify Kai as a dog with a mission. “ID#59773—Pet Assisted Therapy at Huntington,” one badge reads. By the time the day is done, Crawford and Kai will have made their weekly rounds at Huntington Hospital, through the pediatric unit and the brain mapping department where patients’ seizures are tracked. They will have stopped by the medical records office to visit employees more than happy to ignore the filing long enough to sneak in a hug or a scratch behind the soft folds of Kai’s ears.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2011
Brandy, a beautiful, 6-year-old Australian cattle dog mix, is friendly and likes to play. She is good with kids and looking for an active home where she will receive plenty of attention. Brandy knows several commands and earned the coveted Blue Ribbon in the Shelter School program. The regular dog adoption fee is $120, which includes medical care prior to adoption, spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a follow-up visit with a participating vet. For more information on Brandy, call (626)
NEWS
February 16, 2011
Re: “The farm comes to school,” Feb. 10. You’d think that the educators at St. George’s Preschool would be aware that petting zoos are hotbeds of E. coli bacteria, and that numerous children have been infected with the potentially deadly bug after contact with animals. Infections can spread through direct animal contact or simply by touching the surroundings near an animal exhibit. Hand sanitizer does nothing to prevent spread of E. coli by inhalation, nor through indirect contact.
FEATURES
By Megan O’Neil | November 12, 2009
Veterinarian Steve Sallen, founder of the Rosemont Pet Hospital in La Crescenta, has spent nearly three decades caring for animals in the Crescenta-Cañada community. After a recent motorcycle accident, however, it was his turn to be cared for. On July 11, Sallen and his son Dustin, then 13, set out from the family’s vacation house in Gunnison, Colo. on Honda dirt bikes for a routine day of riding. Steve’s wife, Donna Sallen, was at their full-time home in Ojai.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Megan O’Neil | September 24, 2009
Forget about lions, tigers and bears. It will be violins, flutes and trombones at the Musical Circus, an annual youth education program run by the Pasadena Symphony Association. Musical Circus will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at The Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale. Eight subsequent dates have already been scheduled through September 2010. Jerri Price-Gaines, director of education and community engagement for the Pasadena Symphony Association, said the program is designed to expose young children to orchestral instruments and live performance music.
NEWS
By Kristen Hansen Brakeman | September 10, 2009
The minute I saw the smoke, my heart sank. My worst fear realized — a fire was burning in the hills above our home. Ten years earlier, when we bought our house in La Cañada Flintridge, it was solely for the highly ranked schools; the city light views and proximity to nature were just a bonus. Of course we noticed that our new backyard was the Angeles National Forest, but we were more concerned with being able to pay our mortgage than with the possibility of fire. After a few Santa Ana-driven fire seasons however, my husband and I started to worry.
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