Keeping Outdoor Dogs Warm This Winter

Keeping Outdoor Dogs Warm This WinterGive a dog a choice between a soft pillow and cosy fire...or the cold ground outside, what do you think she will choose? People who have outdoor dogs often mistake a dogs silence as an indication there is no problem but dogs can endure enormous pain and suffering before…

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4th of July Warning! Keep Your Dogs SAFE.

4th of July Warning! Keep Your Dogs SAFE.Recently Los Angeles experienced an exciting thunder and lightning storm.  When I went to my front window to enjoy the light show, I saw a dog, soaking wet, running down the street in an utter panic. Over the next few days, neighborhood websites lit up with “Found Dog” and “Do…

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Outdoor Dogs Get Cold!

Outdoor Dogs Get Cold! Give a dog a choice between a soft pillow and cosy fire...or a cold ground outside, what do you think she will choose?  People who have outdoor dogs often mistake a dogs silence as an indication there is no problem but dogs can endure enormous pain and suffering…

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Reward for Reporting Dog Fighting

Reward for Reporting Dog FightingThe vicious blood “sport” of   dogfighting is still thriving underground, despite the public outrage that followed the  Michael Vick case. The HSUS estimates more than 40,000 people participate in organized dogfighting in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands more take part in impromptu street dogfighting. Blood thirsty Hip hop…

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Dogs With Tags and Chips Come Home

Dogs With Tags and Chips Come Home"My dog never gets out." Famous last words. Recently Los Angeles experienced an exciting thunder and lightning storm.  When I went to my front window to enjoy the light show, I saw a dog, soaking wet, running down the street in an utter panic. Over the next few…

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Why We Grieve Our Departed Pets

Why We Grieve Our Departed PetsIn Memory of Ginger, Girlfriend & Turbo. Neighborhood Friends"A dog is just a dog until you are facing him. Then he is Mr. Dog.'- Haitian saying.One winter, as my studio in L.A. was being earthquake-proofed, my two dogs Peggy and Crystal and I were invited to live in…

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DOG POOP! A HEALTH HAZARD

78.2 million dogs deposit 30,000 tons of waste every day, 10,000,000 tons of waste a year. That’s 267,000 tractor trailers fully loaded with doggie doo, lined bumper to bumper that would stretch from Seattle to Boston.According to the EPA, dog waste is considered non-point source pollution along with…

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FREE SPAYING & NEUTERING! at South Los Angeles Animal Shelter

Prior to 2013 between 19 and 20,000 feral and dropped- off family dogs and cats were euthanized at animal shelters. June and July are the worst months as boxes and boxes of kittens are brought to the shelter. Thanks to the mobilization of many rescue organizations, L.A. County’s commitment to…

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Pooches Strut Their Stuff in This 1st Annual Event

Pooches Strut Their Stuff in This 1st Annual EventThe first annual Pico Pet Parade was held on Saturday February 15, 2014.  The idea for the parade was conceived by Erin Adams of Brainworks, along with Karen Bond of Eco Dog Wash and Karena Martin of Hound Dog & Cat.   Pico Boulevard is lined with unique, independent shops…

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Summer Hot Cement and Asphalt Burns Your Dogs Feet

Summer Hot Cement and Asphalt Burns Your Dogs FeetWhen was the last time you walked on a sidewalk or asphalt road in the middle of a hot summer's day...in bare feet?  Wouldn't think of venturing out without your sandals!   Now think of your dog as he walks beside you across a searing hot parking lot or runs alongside…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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