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Living and Loving: A New Life After Hoarding

You see the stories in the media all too often. Someone who started with good intentions accumulates a large number of animals and then quickly becomes overwhelmed. We have seen people with large numbers of animals in their care struggling to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, and veterinary care.

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From Excruciating Dental Pain to A New Loving Family

When we met Jupiter, a 2-year-old Pitbull mix, at an overcrowded public shelter, we were immediately smitten with her affectionate and gentle personality. She charmed everyone she met! But one look in her mouth told a different story. Jupiter was in urgent need of major dental surgery—a procedure that can

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What’s Next For Pets, Post-Pandemic?

By Nancy Frensley, Berkeley Humane Training Manager Earlier this year, national publications issued news reports that pets adopted during pandemic closures were being returned to shelters in large numbers as people returned to their jobs – despite no evidence to support these claims. Since the very idea that people would

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12 Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible. A beautiful houseplant or a blooming garden can brighten up any home, but before you pick up or plant something new, get familiar with 12 of the most common household and garden

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