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Telethon for the Animals

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Telethon for the Animals

The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA’s 16th annual Telethon for the Animals was a big success, raising more than $285,000 in gifts and pledges for the animals. On Saturday, March 23rd the live broadcast aired on KFMB Channel 8. The program featured adoptable pets, informative videos about the Humane Society’s programs, heartwarming animal stories, […]

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What Now?

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
What Now?

What Dogs Think There is that look I get when Barney doesn’t get the look I give. But I understand it completely: it means, “NOW what language are you speaking?” That’s what he “said” when I informed him that he’d be out-ed in this column. You remember Barney, our bratty cairn mix? He’d been some […]

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Foster to Rescue a Pup

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Foster to Rescue a Pup

by Aubree Lynn To rescue is the act of saving or being saved from danger or distress. My husband and I have found joy in finding causes worth acting upon. Back in November 2012 we decided that being foster parents to dogs in need of being rescued was a worthy cause. We decided to take […]

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Grooming Dogs and Making Friends

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Grooming Dogs and Making Friends

It’s always a pleasure to meet someone who is passionate about his job and enjoys going to work every day. That’s the case with Salvador Gomez, the head groomer at VCA Hillcrest Animal Hospital, located at 246 West Washington Street. I recently got the opportunity to visit with him and meet some of his canine […]

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Local Organization Featured In Inaugural Parade

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Local Organization Featured In Inaugural Parade

Canine Companions for Independence, which has its Southwest Regional Training Center in Oceanside, participated in the 57th Inaugural Parade on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. “Canine Companions is honored to participate in the Presidential Inaugural Parade,” says Corey Hudson, CEO of Canine Companions. “We’re grateful to be able to share in this historic day […]

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Raptors in the Environment

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Raptors in the Environment

The February meeting of San Diego Floral Association will feature Nancy Conney of Sky Hunters Raptor Education and Rehabilitation. She will speak on the importance of raptors in the environment and will bring along several of these magnificent creatures that the organization has rehabilitated but cannot release. Birds like red-tailed hawks, barn owls, kestrels and […]

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Avian Angels and Devils in your Garden: Part II

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Avian Angels and Devils in your Garden: Part II

Migrating Birds in Mission Hills and Elsewhere Last September Mike Matherly told the Mission Hills Garden Club of his disappointment that the birds nesting in the stadium during the Beijing Olympics received no medals. He believes the Bar-tailed Godwit deserves a gold medal. This bird makes the longest non-stop flight of any other bird or […]

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ASPCA National Hay Bale-Out for San Diego’s Sanctuary Horses

| January 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
ASPCA National Hay Bale-Out for San Diego’s Sanctuary Horses

Horses of Tir Na Nog was recently selected to receive a grant to help supply winter hay for the 47 equines at Horses of Tir Na Nog. The horses consume 32 bales of hay each week. The $5,000 grant will allow us to purchase 330 bales, and feed the horses for about 10 weeks. “The […]

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Mustangs Moved to New Habitat

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mustangs Moved to New Habitat

After three months of recovery at Horses of Tir Na Nog, the herd of semi-feral mustangs that County of San Diego Department of Animal Services rescued from starvation are ready to explore their new habitat. Early in August, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services rescued a group of mustangs from a property in […]

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Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade Sunday Dec. 9, 2012

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade Sunday Dec. 9, 2012

Get those paws tinseled up this holiday season for the return of the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Downtown Ace Hardware on Sunday, December 9th, 2012.  Join us and put your best paw, claw, fin and feather forward for this jolly promenade through the historic Gaslamp Quarter, under the iconic Gaslamp Archway, as well as our Pet […]

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