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Pets & Pyrotechnics: Plan Ahead

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 3, 2013 – While most of us are looking forward to one of the top-rated fireworks shows in California this Thursday, the boom of pyrotechnics can terrify cats and dogs. This severe anxiety often takes the form of uncontrollable shaking, panting, clawing, and frantic meowing or barking. But in some cases, an animal’s reaction to these stressful sounds can pose a real danger to its safety. Veterinarians say that every year, frightened pets break through glass doors, bolt into traffic, go into convulsions, and even experience cardiac arrest. If you’re not able to stay home with your pets to help keep them calm with a hug, consider giving them a sedative from a vet or using compression...

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Boo In The Zoo: Bring A Pumpkin For A Bear!

Big Bear, Ca, October 27, 2011, 12:00pm – This weekend children of all ages can go trick or treating at the Moonridge Animal Park.  The 10th annual “Boo in the Zoo” will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00 to 5:00pm.  Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume, and take part in the costume parade and contest.  The event has been expanded this year in preparation for the new zoo’s opening, in which members of friends of the Moonridge Zoo state they would like to break ground for the new site this coming spring of 2012.  There will also be a pumpkin carving contest, and Miss Big Bear and her court will be on hand to do crafts with the little ones.  Normal zoo rates apply, however if you bring a pumpkin for the animals you will receive $1 off your admission.  Pumpkins for the animals are a very special treat, and greatly appreciated.  For more information call (909) 584-1299. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31139.mp3|titles=Boo in the zoo...

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Moonridge Animal Park Hosts Wolf Awareness Day

Big Bear, Ca, October 14, 2011, 12:00pm – Tomorrow is Wolf Awareness Day at the Moonridge Animal Park.  The Zoo volunteers and staff will dispel myths about wolves and inform attendees of their importance within the circle of life.  There will be arts and crafts activities for children, giving them the chance to make a hand puppet or a wolf mask.  At noon, Red Riding Hood will come and read a story to the children, and she will be accompanied by real wolves.  There will also be a 2:00pm feeding tour of the animals in the park.  The zoo opens at 10:00am, and will close at 5:00pm, and normal entry rates apply. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31111.mp3|titles=Wolf Awareness Day...

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County Supervisors Look To Adopt New Spay/ Neuter Ordinance

Big Bear, Ca, August 24, 2011, 8:00am – On August 23rd, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors took the first step in adopting an ordinance that would require all dog owners in the unincorporated mountain areas to spay or neuter their dogs should they be found guilty of failing to abide by another state or local animal control regulation.  Supervisor Neil Derry who also backed a similar measure last year, which requires the spaying and neutering of pit bulls, presented the ordinance.  The measure will be read a second time at the Sept. 13 board meeting, and according to Supervisor Derry’s office, is expected to be adopted.  “We cannot solve the pet over-population issue through legislation, but over time we can minimize it and reduce the number of animals euthanized by our shelters at great expense to taxpayers,” Supervisor Derry said. “This measure will apply to those irresponsible and careless owners that do not abide by the rules and not encroach upon those who follow the rules.”   If you believe that a pet owner is not caring for their animals properly, please contact Animal Care and Control at: ...

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Enjoying Big Bear Wildlife

Big Bear, Ca April 23, 2011 12:00 pm – The Big Bear Valley is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, over 676,000 acres of land set aside in 1907 for the preservation of the natural resources in the area.  Enjoying this wilderness area is the reason many residents and cabin owners choose Big Bear for their home.  Having a residence within the forest can require keeping the local wildlife in mind.  Difficulties between humans and their wild neighbors can occur when trash, garbage, pet food, or bird seed looks like an easy food source for the animals.  When wildlife enter neighborhoods, often the only way to keep them from returning is to destroy them.  The Department of Fish and Game says, “Nuisance or trash bears are not relocated!……the wishful thinking that a relocated animal will live happily ever after is often wrong……Wildlife need your help to Keep them Wild.”  Big Bear residents can keep the local animals from becoming used to human food by keeping trash secure inside enclosures or with locking lids, keeping garbage inside until pick up day, feeding pets indoors, stringing bird feeders out of reach, scraping and burning outdoor grills free of fat and pieces of food.  For more tips, go to the Keep Me Wild page of the Department of Fish and Game website. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30645.mp3|titles=Enjoying Big Bear...

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