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PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

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 […]

Indiana couple facing jail for saving baby deer

Indiana couple facing jail for saving baby deer

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 […]

Bo Knows Animal Samaritans

Bo Knows Animal Samaritans

Make that Bo and his sister Buttons. The four-year old felines are recent additions to Animal Samaritans’ no-kill animal shelter.  Their former owner, Sally Ruskinski, worked for many years at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens before passing away this month.  She was in her 80s. Sally, a long-time animal lover, naturalist, and avid hiker, […]

Curtains for Shelter Life!

Curtains for Shelter Life!

It’s curtains for shelter life, I tell ya, curtains.  With names like Bonnie and Clyde, it’s no wonder we talk like gangsters. Here’s our story–and we’re sticking to it: When Bonnie and me was younger, we was rescued by Animal Samaritans.  We stayed  with the good Sams people for several months.  Then, this nice enough […]

Remembering Jack Becker

Remembering Jack Becker

“Jack was a role model to me…. He strongly believed in educating our community and so he would come out with us [humane education staff] to present at schools. He would talk about his dogs and about Animal Samaritans with such love…. I will miss him greatly.”  — Diana Martinez, Animal Samaritans Humane Educator.  Jack […]

The Top 5 Feline Diseases

The Top 5 Feline Diseases

5. Kidney Disease or Chronic Renal Failure (CRF). CRF is normally the result of a gradual breakdown of the kidneys’ nephrons, tiny units that help filter and process waste. Because it occurs over time, CRF is hard to detect.  Symptoms of CRF include frequent urination, extreme thirst, drooling, dehydration, weight loss and bad breath.  If […]

Vote for Our Tree!

Vote for Our Tree!

Come see the Festival of Trees at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. From November 17 through December 24, holiday trees decorated by local charities will be on display throughout the shopping mall. See them all and vote for your favorite.  The charity that garners the most votes will win $1,500 dollars!  So, hint, hint, […]

Pound Dogs Bound for Michigan

Pound Dogs Bound for Michigan

Ah, the miracle of social media.  Not only can Face book inform hundreds of loosely connected acquaintances that someone’s having a bad hair day, the barista at Starbucks was rude, or someone you’ve never actually met just “liked” a flippin’ trinket :=P Soooooo amazing 😉 😉 OMG!!!!!, but it can actually be useful.  For instance, it […]