April 4, 2014 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Yee-haw! Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan host "The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" in Las Vegas. 8 p.m. CBS Amen! Taraji P. Henson hosts "Celebration of Gospel 2014" at Downtown L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre. 8 p.m. BET Let the patriot games begin in the new Revolutionary War-era espionage drama "Turn.
March 17, 2014 |
The safety of family members is the first concern for most people during and after a major earthquake. For many of us, family also means our family pets. Monday's magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Los Angeles was a good reminder to be prepared with an earthquake plan and emergency kits. If you're a pet owner, you should also include your animals in your disaster planning. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles offers earthquake preparedness tips for pet owners. First, it suggests getting dogs and cats microchipped and outfitted with current ID tags to enable easy identification if they are lost or wander away during an emergency.
March 11, 2014 |
In their new book, "My Pet Chicken Handbook: Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens" (Rodale, 246 pages, $17.99), chicken experts Lissa Lucas and Traci Torres of the online resource My Pet Chicken have assembled an informative insider's guide to raising chickens at home. "My Pet Chicken Handbook" teaches just about everything you need to know to manage your own flock. We recently asked Lucas and Torres about what people most want to know about chickens. Chickens are popular right now. Why?
March 11, 2014
Re "Do pets require perfection?," Column, March 8 There are the many people who are informed, responsible pet owners, and there are others who believe that having a dog requires only love and attention. The highest priority for dog rescues is to find homes where a dog will be well cared for and part of a family. If rescues did not carefully screen applicants, adoptions would largely become temporary instead of forever. Many people have little knowledge of the needs of dogs.
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March 7, 2014 |
I've been accused of ruining the reputation of the entire animal rescue movement - dooming thousands of dogs to death - with my column on Tuesday about a spat over a lost-and-found pet. If you missed the column , here's a recap: Rosa Torres' dog disappeared from her backyard, landed in a shelter with no tags or ID and was bailed out by an animal rescue group, Karma Rescue. The group adopted the dog out to a new home the next day even though it had received calls and emails from Torres trying to reclaim her lost pet. It bothered me that Karma Rescue didn't respond to Torres until her dog had already been placed with the new family.
March 2, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - Jim Power, a licensed trainer of guide dogs for the blind from San Rafael, was visiting a crowded Southern California theme park a week ago when he spied "a 20-something lady...with a Chihuahua on a leash. " The small pooch wore a vest identifying it as a service dog. "It didn't particularly look...very legitimate," Power told a state Senate committee looking into what the disabled community, dog trainers and businesses call a growing problem: fake service dogs. Representatives of the California restaurant, retail, hotel, apartment and condominium industries testified that dog owners, who don't want to be separated from their pets, are abusing the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws by falsely identifying their canines as working animals.