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Happy Halloween from Boston, Princess Pierre & Bandit

Happy Halloween from Boston, Princess Pierre & Bandit



The SPCA for Monterey County urges pet owners to take some simple precautions to safeguard their pets during Halloween week:


Pets should be kept indoors and preferably confined to an area of the home where they cannot escape.  Multiple strangers in costume at your door can be very stressful for your pet.  Pets might slip out the front door unexpectedly or become frightened and bite.

Keep pets safe by confining them indoors.  

Pets should always have a current license, ID tag, and microchip so they can be returned in the event they are frightened and escape from the home.

If you plan to dress your pet up for Halloween, practice first to get your pet used to the costume. Some pets simply don't like costumes, so don't force it. Make sure it's easy to take off if your pet becomes scared and has breakaway parts (like velcro). Always keep your pet under your control when he is in costume.

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Halloween Safety tips for pets



The SPCA for Monterey County urges pet owners to take some simple precautions to safeguard their pets during Halloween week:

Pets should be kept indoors and preferably confined to an area of the home where they cannot escape.  Multiple strangers in costume at your door can be very stressful for your pet.  Pets might slip out the front door unexpectedly or become frightened and bite.

Keep pets safe by confining them indoors.  

Pets should always have a current license, ID tag, and microchip so they can be returned in the event they are frightened and escape from the home.

If you plan to dress your pet up for Halloween, practice first to get your pet used to the costume. Some pets simply don't like costumes, so don't force it. Make sure it's easy to take off if your pet becomes scared and has breakaway parts (like velcro). Always keep your pet under your control when he is in costume.

Neglected horses case taking too long, protesters say

Neglected horses case taking too long, protesters say

Neglected horses case taking too long, protesters say

People in Gilroy are outraged over an investigation into neglected horses they say has taken too long. The owner of those horses said Monday he's done nothing wrong.

"It's been over two years, how long does it take to see the abuse that has gone on," said Trina Hineser, one of the protesters picketing outside the Santa Clara County government building in Gilroy.

Protesters say a man named Humberto Rivas has done very little to take care of his herd. He owns dozens of horses on two different properties. One in Gilroy and the other in Morgan Hill. 

An investigation has been underway by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and animal control for the past three weeks.

Monica Hardeman of the Equine Rescue Center in San Benito County, decided to act.

"We bought 10 and the cost was $11,000," Hardeman said.

State unveils a new web fishing guide

State unveils a new web fishing guide

SACRAMENTO, Calif. If you’re looking to hook a fish or two or more, you’ll want to access the new California Department of Fish and Wildlife online Fishing Guide. This new and improved service will help novice and experienced anglers plan successful fishing trips.

The new web fishing guide is faster and provides detailed information about fish plants and fishing locations. Perfect to land your catch of the day.

The new version of the guide is found on the CDFW website.

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New DMV Spanish Speaking Answerman Educates and Entertains

New DMV Spanish Speaking Answerman Educates and Entertains

News release provided by the DMV.

“El Sabelotodo del DMV” Builds on Success of Award-Winning Online Video Series

Sacramento – Building on the growing popularity of DMV’s quirky answer man, the California Department of Motor Vehicles introduces a new suave teacher for Spanish speaking drivers called “El Sabelotodo del DMV,” which translates into the “Mr. Know-It-All of DMV.”

El Sabelotodo is a sophisticated, worldly, and cultured character who answers frequently asked DMV questions in an entertaining way by mixing humor with important instructional information that makes learning fun and interesting. In the video series, not only is El Sabelotodo an expert about DMV issues, he seems to know a lot about other things, such as cooking, mountain climbing, music and saving lives! In the first video, he explains how to obtain a California driver license. Click for video.

Recruiting for 1 Seat on Open Government Commission

Volunteer needed to assist in ensuring that Gilroy citizens are provided with governmental transparency One (1) open seat now available on the City of Gilroy Open Government Commission – see attached flyer 

Operation Freedom Paws Canine Education Center is Opening its Doors!

Operation Freedom Paws Canine Education Center is Opening its Doors!

 

SAN MARTIN, Calif. -- The press is invited to attend the grand opening for Operation Freedom Paws Canine Education Center at 13920 Llagas Ave in San Martin on October 17th and 18th, 2014. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur on October 17th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm with an open house event

October 18th from 12pm to 3pm. The open house will feature food, activities and tours of the new Canine Education Center. The first 100 guests on October 18th will receive a small gift.

 

Operation Freedom Paws Canine Education Center will be open to the public including services such as doggie daycare, boarding, and obedience training. All proceeds from these services will directly fund Operation Freedom Paws non-profit services for veterans, adults and children with disabilities.

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