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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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Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues Six Exotic Animals

Animals are safely en route to find refuge at sanctuaries Bobbi Brink, founder and director of Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB), an accredited big cat, bear and exotic animal rescue sanctuary, in San Diego. California, and her team are making a 5,000 mile round trip journey to rescue and provide transport to six exotic animals, including […]

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Horses Need New Homes

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Horses Need New Homes

Fifteen horses rescued from a property in Jamul are available for adoption at the County’s animal care facility in Bonita. The horses began arriving there Sept. 5 after animal control officers received reports the horses were suffering from neglect. They rescued a mare and her colt when the baby was found in a life-threatening situation. […]

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