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Speaking for the animals: The care and feeding of wildlife …

Editor’s note: Shela has several changes in her life making it difficult to continue the column. First, an apology to readers for the oxymoron-ish statement...

Speaking for the animals: Ready, Set, Go! …

Editor’s note: This column was submitted after the Mountain Fire began but before evacuation orders were implemented. If we weren’t paying attention before, we...

Speaking For the Animals: “Hot dog alert” …

With temperatures climbing, it’s time to leave your dogs at home when you run into the post office or the market “for just a...

Speaking for the Animals: Heartworm 101 …

Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm that is transmitted to certain animals (dogs, cats, ferrets and coyotes, for example) only through the bite of an...

Speaking For the Animals: Rattlesnake season …

The first rattlesnakes of the season already have been spotted on the Hill. There are eight species of rattlers found in Southern California. A...

Speaking for the Animals: The dreadful decision …

Anyone reading this column knows the pain associated with having to make the decision to spare a sick or older animal further suffering. And,...

Speaking for the Animals: Food for thought …

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, at least half of this country’s dog and cat populations are overweight. The reason is pretty...

Speaking for the Animals: Save lives: spay and neuter …

The issue of spaying or neutering your pet is one of the most widely discussed animal welfare topics of our time. Most people agree...

Speaking for the Animals: The Year of the Deer? …

I’ve lived in Idyllwild for 13 years and only occasionally seen a lone deer on my morning hikes. Infrequently, we might see one bounding...

Speaking for the Animals: Animal Rescue History – Part II …

In last month’s column, Janice Fast brought us through the beginning of our community’s animal rescue history up to the late 1980s. Some of...
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