Barking Dog Nuisance

Is that non stop barking neighbor’s dog driving you crazy? You have talked to the owner who treats you with disdain and a curt dismissal?   You have complained to Animal Regulation (because it is actually illegal) but the hearing process takes a year and while you wait you are…

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A Homeless Person’s Best Friend

A Homeless Person’s Best FriendEach year Downtown Dog Rescue provides care and assistance to homeless people and their dogs. It is the only program in California to do so and possibly the United States. They have spayed/neutered thousands of dogs, and adopted out and assisted thousands more!Often it is the homeless person who…

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Stray Kittens! What to do.

Stray Kittens! What to do. It’s kitten season!  What to do if you rescue some kittens? This is helpful information from Stray Cat Alliance: That cute, cuddly ball of fluff is irresistible but what to do when they show up unwanted in our garden or under the house? Can we help? At Stray Cat Alliance,…

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Keep Your Dog Warm This Winter

Keep Your Dog Warm This WinterUnless your dog is a breed with a thick double coat, the cold weather will be a source of misery for your pup. Many dogs are not bred to withstand the cold. Try to bring her in at night or provide lots of thrift store blankets and an old sofa…

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Free Spay and Neuter

Free Spay and Neuter Every year, millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. THE AMANDA FOUNDATION MOBILE CLINICOffers FREE spay and neuter services for dogs and cats…

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Dept. of Homeland Security Training Shelter Dogs

Department of Homeland Security revises security dog program! The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that it will consider shelter dogs for its security dog programs. The original plan called for several selected breeders to produce thousands of purebred Shepherd, Labs, and Retrievers for the program, but after a persuasive…

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What Happened to Michael VIck's Pit Bulls?

What Happened to Michael VIck's Pit Bulls?The little black-and-white dog knocked into furniture and hid things in his crate. He couldn’t go up or down stairs, didn’t know how to climb onto a couch. Flushing toilets and clanging pots sent him running from the room. He wasn’t a bad dog—he simply didn’t know any better; he’d…

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PITBULL PRINCESS, CLAUDIA BATIUKBRINGING LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING TO A MISUNDERSTOOD DOG Inside an anonymous warehouse on Washington Blvd. lies a brilliant rose hued haven for disadvantaged pit bulls.  Be they rescued or abandoned, these temporary kennel guests will be loved, adored, re-educated, and hopefully, one day, adopted. One such “pit bull princess” is…

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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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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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