The City Council met for its regular meeting on October 1, 2013 at the Carl May Center. Fire Chief Pat Tomlinson talked about fire prevention, and was given a proclamation by Mayor Yvonne Parks naming October as “Fire Prevention Month in Desert Hot Springs.” The late Jack Becker was honored with a proclamation naming the […]
“It’s the lesser of two evils, but it’s still evil,” US Fish and Wildlife Service desert tortoise recovery coordinator Roy Averill-Murray told the Associated Press.
Federal funds for a Nevada-based desert tortoise conservation center are running dry and wildlife officials plan to close the facility and euthanize hundreds of tortoises that were once classified as “endangered” and are currently considered “threatened.” The desert tortoise can be found in the southwestern United States, but its population has been dwindling. In some […]
A California police officer involved in the shooting of a pet dog last month has been promoted to sergeant. City officials in El Monte, California are not releasing the name of the recently promoted police officer, but confirm that it’s one of two men caught on tape last month shooting a pet German shepherd. The […]
In response to this summer’s severe heat conditions, the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside County Fire Department, Community Connect (2-1-1) and American Red Cross have partnered to open Cool Centers countywide to provide a safe, cool place for individuals to escape the high heat temperatures during the […]
Animal Samaritans is pleased to hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at our state-of-the-art veterinary clinic on the Animal Campus in Thousand Palms. 72-120 Pet Land Place. The meeting is open to all members of Animal Samaritans. All animal loving non-members who would like to attend are invited to become members at the […]
Animal Samaritans’ Humane Educators now provide educational classes for Girl Scouts at our no-kill animal shelter in Thousand Palms. The girls tour the shelter, interact with the animals, and learn how to be safe around animals and be the best, most responsible pet owners in the desert. “We’re teaching responsible and caring pet ownership,” explains […]
Capone, the two year-old bait dog rescued by Animal Samaritans in February, celebrated his adoption day party on April 12. Beth Gruff, Owner and Medical Director of It’s the Pits Animal Rescue in San Diego, had been fostering Capone since early March. Now that’s he’s available, there’s no shortage of adopters. In fact, the hard part will not […]
Two new members of Max’s family, I hope these albino-twins can make it. Dangers lurking all around the yard, but ‘Lika’ is watching them. It is considered a good omen in my culture, may it be for all of you as well. Enjoy!
The US government’s plan to bomb Guam with poisoned dead mice has sparked outrage among animal rights activists who have referred to the plan as a “clumsy dangerous massacre” of the snakes that have made their home on the island. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a Virginia-based animal rights organization, has condemned […]
An Indiana couple has been charged with a misdemeanor and is facing up to two months in jail for rescuing an injured baby deer and nursing it back to health in their home. Connersville, Ind. Police Officer Jeff and his wife, Jennifer Counceller, were in possession of a white-tailed deer that they found as an […]