Tag: animals

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!

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Moonridge Animal Park Hosts 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

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