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: “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: 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: 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: 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: 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: In the beginning … Animal welfare in Idyllwild …

Editor’s note: We’re introducing a new column today. “Speaking for the Animals” by Shela Boynton will appear in the fourth issue of each month....
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