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October 22, 2007
Re "Fur flies over DeGeneres' trouble with rescue group," Oct. 18 There are good reasons why animal rescue groups are so particular regarding the adoptions of their animals. Some adopters have used the pretext of providing a loving home for the pet when they actually want the animal for a more sinister reason, like animal sacrifice. This is why black cats are commonly not placed around Halloween.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | Sandy Banks
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
Connie Hines, co-star of the "Mr. Ed" television show, will be a celebrity judge at the first Tails and Whales Wag-a-Thon. The event, to be held in conjunction with the Festival of Whales on Saturday, will benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation, a local group that helps find homes for stray pets. There will be two-kilometer and four-kilometer walks. Walkers with pledges of more than $200 will qualify for a drawing for a trip to San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | Sandy Banks
Last spring I wrote about a novel campaign to keep dogs and cats out of the South Los Angeles shelter by helping pet owners through difficult times. With a little money and a lot of volunteers, the intervention program run by Downtown Dog Rescue has paid vet bills and pet deposits, repaired backyard fences, spayed and neutered hundreds of dogs, and found homes for pets whose owners had to give them up. In just seven months, the group has kept more than 1,500 dogs and cats from winding up in the shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1992
Sheriff Sherman Block on Tuesday suspended a previously announced plan to cut the number of deputies assigned to his department's Air Five rescue group in the Angeles National Forest from 17 to four, and to strip the force of its helicopter for budgetary reasons as of July 1. An announcement said the program will remain in service on a reduced basis pending budget deliberations next month by the Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
When Ellen DeGeneres sobbed on national television Tuesday about a private rescue group taking back a puppy she had adopted and then passed on to the family of her hairstylist, she rocked the animal planet. Websites bristled with indignation that Iggy, a fluffy haired Brussels Griffon terrier mix, was plucked from the home of hairstylist Cheryl Marks and her husband as their 11- and 12-year-old daughters cried.
NEWS
June 19, 2010 | By Evelyn Nieves
The wild parrots that call San Francisco home have become a given of city life, squawking their way to their favorite spots, delighting tourists. The famous flock is now about 300 strong, more than triple what it was 10 years ago. But that, it turns out, is good and bad news for the birds. A local bird rescue group, which was founded to rescue abandoned pet cockatiels, is inundated with wild parrots that need care — fledglings that crash and break a wing or leg, birds stricken by illness, or those injured by predators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2000 | DAN GALLAGHER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Greenbelt is a user-friendly asphalt path for joggers and bicyclists here, but the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit found it an urban jungle while it searched for a slain flight attendant. The volunteer group quickly mobilized in late September, equipped with tracking dogs, kayaks to negotiate the Boise River and thousands of hours' worth of training time and experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2009 | David Kelly
A lost goat wandering through a busy intersection was corralled inside a Carl's Jr. Wednesday morning where it charged its reflection in the glass doors a few times before being taken away by Riverside County animal control. The incident began in Mira Loma when a woman sitting in the restaurant's drive-through lane spotted the goat traipsing along busy Limonite Avenue. The unidentified woman got out and led the animal inside the restaurant, said John Welsh, spokesman for the county Department of Animal Services.
OPINION
February 22, 2005
Re "Police Shooting of Dog Sparks Anger," Feb. 19: I have treated more than 10,000 dogs and cats belonging to L.A.'s low-income residents. Dogs presented by Downtown Dog Rescue comprise a substantial portion of these animals. Such a rescue group typically spends close to $1,000 to fix and legally register a dog such as the one described as being killed by police. This rescue group is unusual in that its care extends to the life of the dog and the person who owns the dog. I suspect that if officers had been aware of the emotional and financial investment associated with Teri, she'd be alive today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details
Work schedules at Los Angeles city animal shelters won't change, at least for now, after animal activists and union workers protested a plan to eliminated overnight staffing. Brenda Barnette, general manager of Animal Services, announced she will delay a plan to cut the graveyard shift at six shelters operated by the city. The move, which could affect as many as 22 animal shelter workers, will be reviewed during an April 8 town hall meeting, Barnette said in a letter released Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2010 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
Here in the land of animal companions and their faithful guardians — do not call them pets and owners — a battle is raging over just what it means to be creature-friendly. In true San Francisco fashion, city officials are┬áconsidering a ban on sales of almost all pets. If the prohibition passes, it would mean no cats for sale here, no dogs, no hamsters, no rats, no guinea pigs, no macaws, no parakeets, no cockatiels, no finches. If Junior wanted a snake, Mom could probably still buy him one within the city's precious 47 square miles.
NEWS
June 19, 2010 | By Evelyn Nieves
The wild parrots that call San Francisco home have become a given of city life, squawking their way to their favorite spots, delighting tourists. The famous flock is now about 300 strong, more than triple what it was 10 years ago. But that, it turns out, is good and bad news for the birds. A local bird rescue group, which was founded to rescue abandoned pet cockatiels, is inundated with wild parrots that need care — fledglings that crash and break a wing or leg, birds stricken by illness, or those injured by predators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2010 | By Jill Leovy
The San Pedro nonprofit group charged with treating sick pelicans is suffering an affliction of its own: strapped finances. That's because a cold and starving pelican eats a whopping 6 pounds of fish a day -- half its body weight. Hundreds of brown pelicans turned up dead or ailing along the West Coast in January after what researchers said was a miscalculation: They strayed to the far northern edge of their range, stayed too long and ran out of food. When they came south, they found food scant here too. So they turned up listless on beaches or begging for food in parking lots, and were rescued by San Pedro's Oiled Bird Care and Education Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2009 | David Kelly
A lost goat wandering through a busy intersection was corralled inside a Carl's Jr. Wednesday morning where it charged its reflection in the glass doors a few times before being taken away by Riverside County animal control. The incident began in Mira Loma when a woman sitting in the restaurant's drive-through lane spotted the goat traipsing along busy Limonite Avenue. The unidentified woman got out and led the animal inside the restaurant, said John Welsh, spokesman for the county Department of Animal Services.
WORLD
February 15, 2008 | From the Washington Post
Post-escape from Baghdad, Charlie the border collie mix seemed to be smiling for the crowd Thursday at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Five months after the SPCA International received a plea from American soldiers, the 9-month-old mutt became the first beneficiary of the organization's effort to rescue pets from the war zones where they provide solace to service members. Charlie eventually will live in Phoenix with one of his caretaker soldiers.
NEWS
August 27, 1987 | MARILYN OLIVER, Oliver is a Los Angeles writer. and
Every year, authorities across Southern California are forced to destroy thousands of unwanted purebred dogs, many of them worth hundreds of dollars. In the L.A. area, there are a number of societies that are trying to remedy this by rescuing the dogs and putting them up for adoption. Some rescue groups are outgrowths of breed-fancier organizations; others are projects of individual pet lovers. These organizations offer significant advantages to the prospective dog owner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2000
The animal advocates who want Walt Disney Studios to stop making movies about Dalmatians have gone overboard in their otherwise justified concern about abandoned pets. Media Partners for Pets, a Las Vegas animal rescue group, blames the 1996 release of "101 Dalmatians" for creating an overpopulation of the popular spotted dogs, many of whom ended up abandoned at shelters. With "102 Dalmatians" scheduled to come out in November, the group fears breeders will step up breeding to satisfy the demands of impulse buyers who loved the reel puppies but are later chagrined to learn that a dog is, well, a real responsibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Two members of an animal rescue organization in Long Beach have been sentenced after their convictions on animal cruelty charges. Alexia Selma Tiraki-Kryklund was sentenced Thursday to 16 months in state prison, and Gloria Ramos was sentenced to a year in jail, a prosecutor said. A defense motion to grant the women bail while their convictions are appealed was denied by the judge.
OPINION
October 22, 2007
Re "Fur flies over DeGeneres' trouble with rescue group," Oct. 18 There are good reasons why animal rescue groups are so particular regarding the adoptions of their animals. Some adopters have used the pretext of providing a loving home for the pet when they actually want the animal for a more sinister reason, like animal sacrifice. This is why black cats are commonly not placed around Halloween.
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