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Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Horses of Tir Na Nog Seeks Matching Donor for $5,000

Horses of Tir Na Nog’s efforts to raise $15,000 for their Medical Fund has just received a significant boost. An anonymous donor has offered a $5,000 matching gift for funds raised between Aug. 26 and September 26, 2017. “This summer we have been trying to raise $30,000 to cover our basic annual medical expenses. Through […]

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The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Fleet Science Center presents Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

Narrated by Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman Join the Fleet Science Center for a spectacular journey to a remote and wondrous world when the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar opens in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater on Friday, August 4, 2017. The film is produced by IMAX® and Warner Bros. […]

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Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
Conservationists Take Giraffe Surveillance to New Heights

In a remote area of northern Kenya, a team of conservationists and veterinarians are collaborating on a unique project that will allow them to gather in-depth information on the habits of Kenya’s threatened reticulated giraffe population. The science team, made up of personnel from multiple conservation organizations, has attached solar-powered GPS satellite tracking devices to […]

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Dental Care for Tir Na Nog Horses

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dental Care for Tir Na Nog Horses

This past June, the annual Dental Day at Horses of Tir Na Nog took place. Forty-four of our sanctuary equines had their dental needs addressed, their weights checked, and receive dewormers and vaccinations. Adult horses have between 36 to 44 teeth, depending on if a horse has retained its canine and wolf teeth. Horses’ teeth […]

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From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
From 92 to 123 Dogs Rescued

Last month, the San Diego Humane Society became part of a life-saving journey to rescue 92 Yorkies from a residence in San Diego County. Now the number of dogs rescued has grown to 123 (114 dogs and nine puppies). According to the San Diego Humane Society, it is not unusual for hoarders to hide animals […]

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Three Horses Find a New Home

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
Three Horses Find a New Home

As 2016 came to a close, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services continued to rescue abandoned and neglected horses throughout the County. While several have found loving homes, three had remained unadopted. • Elton’s family was evicted in June. He and his buddies were left behind. Chronic foot issues left him waiting for […]

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Dog Bites and Homeowners’ Liability Insurance

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

On a recent weekend, some friends and I were walking our dogs in Mission Hills. A loose pit bull approached our group, charged and bit my dog. We chased it away and called animal control. Thankfully, my dog wasn’t seriously hurt, but it got me thinking about the responsibilities of owning a pet. Owning a […]

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Puppy that survives serious fall goes home

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Puppy that survives serious fall goes home

by Melissa Phy, County of San Diego Communications Office She may have been 100 feet down a ravine a couple weeks ago, but this two-and-a-half-month-old puppy is now living happily in the foothills of LA County with her new family, including two young girls, a dog and a cat. The German shepherd, rescued by a […]

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Local Organization Earns Nationwide Grant

| July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Local Organization Earns Nationwide Grant

Horses of Tir Na Nog is thrilled to announce that it was one of eleven winners of the third annual ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®)  Help a Horse Day contest. Help a Horse Day is a nationwide grant competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the year-round work […]

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Part Two: Kenya Sojourn

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Part Two:   Kenya  Sojourn

When I wrote about our trip to Kenya, I stressed the luxuriousness of our camps. The camp guides can identify each mammal, bird, reptile and probably insect. In addition, they know all the plants. Each camp guide leads you to a plethora of animals doing whatever they do normally. I heard the Latin names of […]

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