Vets: Vaccines important to keep pets healthy
Dogs and cats alike can start getting vaccines at 6 to 8 weeks of age, according to Vega, with booster vaccines recommended every three to four weeks until the pet reaches the age of 16 weeks. The American Animal Hospital Association has developed dog and cat vaccination guidelines, separated into core and non-core vaccines. Dan Watson/The Signal

Vets: Vaccines important to keep pets healthy

By Michelle Sathe and Vivianna ShieldsSignal Staff Writer In light of the rabid bats outbreak in the Santa Clarita area, the urgency has increased to vaccinate your pets, and keeping…

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Local pet owners come together for pet blessing
Father Milo Guiry, left, blesses Beba, as she is held by Marisol Vasconcelos, right, during the annual Blessing of the Animals event held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Newhall on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Dan Watson/The Signal

Local pet owners come together for pet blessing

Santa Clarita Valley pet owners gathered for a special Blessing of Pets at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Saturday. “We’ve been doing this blessing of the animals for…

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Spending ‘A Day in Their Paws’ at The Brittany Foundation
Oreo, one of the dogs housed by the Brittany Foundation, looks through the bars of his cage as human "inmate" Aaron Reyes watches from inside the kennel. September 28, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal

Spending ‘A Day in Their Paws’ at The Brittany Foundation

As Sierra, an American Staffordshire terrier mix, wagged her tail, greeting each guest to her kennel at The Brittany Foundation Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter, on Saturday, you could see…

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It’s time to spend ‘A Day in Their Paws’
Red, a breed, of chihuahua, sniffs the camera during his first Brittany Foundation adoption event. Samie Gebers/The Signal

It’s time to spend ‘A Day in Their Paws’

Volunteers with The Brittany Foundation Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter, plan to spend 24 hours “on lockdown” with a shelter dog in their kennel on Sept. 28. The goal of…

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Calling all animal lovers: ‘Bow-Wows & Meows’ is back
Families pose with their newly adopted pups at the annual Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair at Hart Park. Courtesy of Bow-Wows & Meows

Calling all animal lovers: ‘Bow-Wows & Meows’ is back

Anyone looking to adopt a new, four-legged family member or simply enjoy some time with your furry friends is invited to William S. Hart Park for the 19th annual Bow-Wows…

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Animal shelters to offer discounted adoptions
Dogs at the Castaic Animal Care Center await to find new owners on "Clear the Shelter" day on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/The Signal

Animal shelters to offer discounted adoptions

In an effort to “Clear the Shelters,” all of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control’s animal care centers will offer discounted adoptions this weekend, including at…

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Man, dog involved in rollover crash prepare for surgery
Genie Rez being loaded into a car with two broken legs that were injured in a rollover crash Thursday evening. Emily Alvarenga/The Signal

Man, dog involved in rollover crash prepare for surgery

The man and dog involved in a rollover crash Thursday evening in front of Fire Station 128 in Saugus are both preparing for surgery on similar injuries, according to family…

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Dogs involved in high-speed RV pursuit find a home
Starlett and Onyx, the dogs involved in an RV pursuit in May that started in Santa Clarita, were adopted last week. Courtesy of Terri Fox

Dogs involved in high-speed RV pursuit find a home

The two dogs involved in an RV pursuit in May that started in Santa Clarita now have a new home.  Starlett and Onyx, two female mastiffs, were rescued by Foxy…

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County’s Animal Care experts look to help pet owners
Stacie Contreras, a volunteer at the Castaic animal shelter, holds an 18-year-old cat named Kiarra. Photo by Bobby Block, for The Signal

County’s Animal Care experts look to help pet owners

Animal Care and Control officials are once again dealing with a post-holiday rush for another one of their busiest days of the year. While Americans gather to celebrate Independence Day…

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