The Many Health Benefits of Having a Pet

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Did you know that having a pet can improve the over all quality of your health? Trying to balance work and a social life may already be tough for some-throwing in a healthy life style may be difficult to juggle for many people. What if I told you that you can have a friend that is there for you whenever you need them, but also have many health benefits as well? We all love our pets for multiple reasons, one reason we can be especially thankful for is the health benefits we gain from our furry little friends. Adopting a new buddy can create a healthy lifestyle for you both physically and emotionally.

 

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Identifying Stray & Feral Cats

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Spring is here and we all know what that means……KITTIES! There are many homeless cats on the prowl and we are often asked how to tell the difference between “feral” cats and “stray” cats in your neighborhood. Knowing how to tell the difference can help inform you how best to interact with a cat or what type of intervention would be in the cat’s best interest.

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Volunteer Appreciation Week 2016!

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It's National Volunteer Appreciation Week and everyone here at the HSVC would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers both past and present who support us!

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Keeping Our Guests Cool This Summer

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How "cool" is this! A very special thank you to Alberto and Noam who spent their Saturday assembling a gazebo they donated down by our dog yards!

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Pet of the Week - Frank

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On April 8th, handsome Frank will have been at the shelter for one year. This incredibly sweet guy can be a bit on the shy side but once he gets to know you he is very open to affection.

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Dog Grooming Tips For Spring

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As the weather begins to warm up it is important to make sure your dog is properly groomed. Keeping your dog groomed is an essential part of dog ownership and a responsibility that is often overlooked or ignored. Here at the shelter we see animals every day whose grooming needs have not been tended to. These animals are often in distress and more likely to have behavior issues when they are not comfortable in their own skin.

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Pet of the Week - Mona

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One year old Mona is quite the catch! This 9 pound Miniature Pinscher mix is the perfect size for someone looking for a small dog but also an activity buddy!

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training - Ojai

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For those who enjoy the outdoors with your dogs or those backed up to hillsides and in rural areas, rattlesnakes can be a great risk to your dog requiring emergency medical care. Rattlesnake avoidance training will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and the smell of a rattlesnake to give you peace of mind.

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