How Animals Rescue Us


By Katie Walvatne Darla's story starts long before I ever met her. I have always been a dog lover and I have always believed in a higher power, but I never anticipated truly finding myself in the eyes of a pit bull. I believe relationships between dogs and humans don't just happen, they are purposefully ...

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How Animals Rescue Us2018-03-05T17:20:00+00:00

MicrocynAH and the Thomas Fire


The day of Monday, December 4th started like any other for The Humane Society of Ventura County. The 501-C Non-Profit is nestled in the idyllic Ojai Valley located approximately an hour and a half northwest of Los Angeles. On a regular day, the four-acre shelter has 20 employees and a myriad of volunteers to take ...

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MicrocynAH and the Thomas Fire2018-02-06T21:50:50+00:00

Squirrels Are Animals Too!


As I write this column, I find myself continually stopping to delete gibberish that finds its way onto my computer screen: hel$$$x///33.  This is not due to incorrigible fingers, but rather to the frenetic dance of a 10-week-old squirrel across my keyboard.  Meet Gracie.  An Eastern Gray squirrel.  I found her and a brother nearly ...

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Squirrels Are Animals Too!2018-01-22T18:50:24+00:00

The Humanizing of Our Pets


“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” —James Cromwell, Actor Have you ever stared into your pet’s eyes? It is nearly impossible to do so without realizing those glimmering dark orbs (or in some cases teal or green) harbor a soul ...

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The Humanizing of Our Pets2018-01-22T18:56:43+00:00