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From today’s headlines:  West Hollywood bans dog, cat sales

By CHRISTINA HOAG, Associated Press Writer – Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The city of West Hollywood has decided to put a leash on dog and cat sales.

Now can you imagine this. While walking your dog or carrying your cat, the West Hollywood police pull next to you.

“Where did you get that animal?”

“I bought from a breeder in Riverside.”

“Do you have proof of purchase?

“Yes, the sales slip and certificate are in my wallet”

After the public safety officer reviews, the material he says,

“I’m sorry [at least apologetic], but you’re under arrest. You can only have a cat or dog here that was conceived in an ally, no pedigreed animals permited in our town.”

Posted by JP Crumrine at 1:10 PM

Source:  Idyllwild Town Crier

The point of this article is obviously the fact that we need to be careful in our goal to right one wrong… just to cause another.  Puppy Mills and Kitty Factories are horrible , abusive and wrong, but there is always a balance in every situation.  Let us not create a black market of sick dogs and cats from even worse facilities or a shortage of purebred pets that people want.  Let us think the problems through and work toward sensible solutions.  Hmmm… I think that advice might work in Washington DC, as well!?! 😉

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February 18, 2010 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Just One More Pet, Pets, Political Change | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pet Events This Halloween Season in Southern California

Halloween isn’t just reserved for children and adults, pets can get into the fun this season as well! There are some really entertaining events happening in Southern California this year. I’ve included one in Hollywood, Riverside as well as Long Beach. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by as they will benefit animal charities as well as shelters. 

Pet Costume Contest in West Hollywood

Location: West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard 
Date: October 28th 
Time: 1:00 p.m. 
Price: FREE 

Here is a great little event to take your pet to this year to celebrate the Halloween season. They’re having a costume competition and pets will be awarded some prizes for most colorful, scariest, look-a-like (owner), creative as well as best costume. Note that you must prove that your pet has been immunized. To find out more information about this below. 

http://www.weho.org/calendar/index.cfm/fuseaction/group/groupid/8

Dogtoberfest in Riverside

Location: Skid Fordyce Harley-Davidson, 7688 Indiana Avenue, Riverside 
Date: October 27th and 28th 
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

All sorts of fun at what they are calling Dogtoberfest at Skid Fordyce Harley-Davidson in Riverside. On Saturday, they will have a costume contest, pet adoption, vaccinations, agility course as well as micro chipping. Then on Sunday, they’ll have races for weiner dogs, chili cook-off and more pet adoptions from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It sounds exciting! 

Haute Dog Howl’een Parade, Costume Contest and Pet Adoption in Long Beach

Location: Livingston Park, 4900 E. Livingston Drive, Long Beach 
Date: October 28th 
Time: 11:00 a.m. 
Price: $10.00 to $25.00 

This supposedly is one of the largest pet events for the Halloween season so this is the place to be if you have a furry friend if you live near Long Beach. Last year, more than 500 pets showed up and this year, many more are to attend. The pet adoption fair will take place between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you aren’t interested in adopting an animal, then you can come a little later for the pet costume contest. 

Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. and the competition starts at 2:00 p.m. Then half an hour later at 2:30 p.m., the parade will start! Vendor booths from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. which include some fun stuff such as a bulldog kissing booth, bobbing for Howl’oWeenies as well as a competition to see which dog can stack the most amount of treats! They’ll also have a costume contest for children. This sounds like a really enjoyable event for owners and their pets. To find out more information about this event, please click on the link below. 

http://www.hautedogs.org/howloween.html

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October 16, 2008 Posted by | Just One More Pet, On The Lighter Side, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment