ASPCA Rescues and Rehabilitates Dog Fighting Pit Bulls

This past July, the ASPCA assisted in collecting forensic evidence and conducting behavior evaluations of rescued dogs in a federal and multi-state investigation that led to one of the toughest crackdowns on dog fighting in U.S. history. Raids were conducted on various dog fighting operations in eight states, resulting…

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If you feed feral and stray cats in LA County, help is on the way!

As a result of a a recent correspondence to the LAtrappers list regarding the formation of a new LA Feeders group, 23 people feeding 250 strays have asked to be a part of this new initiative (see locations below). All have shown an interest in joining a close-knit network of…

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Cultured Cats

Cultured CatsRare Books and Rare Kitties Recently the story of a cat named Dewey climbed the bestselling book list, a library cat from Spencer, Iowa who liked to hide in the Westerns section. Well, Spencer’s got nothing on West Adams, because we got library cats, Renaissance library cats.  Seven of them.  Meet…

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Should I Change My Pet's Diet As It Ages?

Should I Change My Pet's Diet As It Ages?NO. If your pet is doing fine on the food you feed it, there’s no need to change anything. If she’s experiencing problems related to aging such as constipation, or kidney or liver disease, follow these rules: Dogs need fiber. In general, healthyolder dogs need a diet that’s lower in calories…

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My Dog Won't Stop Scratching

I have a three year-old Yorkie. For the last year, he's been scratching and scratching like crazy. I've tried switching his food, changing his shampoo, vitamin sprays, everything. I don't know what to do! Please can you help my poor Yorkie? He's losing hair in a few areas on his…

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Ask Cesar: I Work All Day. Should I Own a Dog?

I am a foster volunteer for Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue. I have owned dogs my entire life, but now my lifestyle does not seem the best to "own" a dog. Therefore, I foster. I am wondering if my emotions are getting in the way of having a loyal companion.…

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$5,000 Reward For Tips Leading to Arrests of Dogfighting Rings

$5,000 Reward For Tips Leading to Arrests of Dogfighting Rings           These pitbull puppies were rescued as a result of a massive multistate raid on dogfighting operations in July. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday launched a 24-hour tip line for local residents to report dogfighting.  Those who call the tip…

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Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking Safety Tips from the ASPCA   Looking to escape your hometown haunts for a wilderness hike? Don't forget your pooch! Dogs love to explore our country's vast natural resources as much their two-legged counterparts—not to mention, hiking is great exercise for all. But remember, a hiking trail isn't your…

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Dog pulls my arm off during walks. Help!

Dog pulls my arm off during walks. Help!Dear Good Dog Walking my dog is a misery. She keeps pulling! Sore Arm Dear SoreArm                                                                                                                                                         Dogs do not understand the connection between the collar choking them as they try to pull forward and you at the end of the leash. All they know is that something is digging into…

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The Backyard Dog, Illegal Tethering and Isolation

The Backyard Dog, Illegal Tethering and Isolation Bob FerberSupervising AttorneyL.A. City Attorney Animal Protection Unit Everyday as you look out your kitchen window or go into your yard,  you are forced to witness your neighbors dog tied to a dog house or stake while the family is inside or away. Or maybe the dog or dogs are…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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