Kitty Cafe helps raise funds for shelter animal vet costs
Tux, an eight year-old male lounges at the Shelter Hope Pet Shop's Cat Cafe at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Sunday morning. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Kitty Cafe helps raise funds for shelter animal vet costs

Pet lovers of all ages crowded into Shelter Hope Pet Shop on Sunday afternoon to snuggle with some furry feline friends as the nonprofit held its first Kitty Cafe event.

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Expert offers tips for rattlesnake encounters
The Southern Pacific Rattlesnake (black, left) is the only venomous snake in Santa Clarita. Matt Fernandez/ The Signal

Expert offers tips for rattlesnake encounters

While snakes might be a threat to the family pet, they’re also essential to the local ecosystem, and most don’t pose a threat without provocation, according to a local wildlife…

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Take a ride with some of Guide Dogs of America’s four-legged friends
Nine-month-old Harvest lays calmly at handlers Bridget and Jim Winnett's feet on a Santa Clarita Transit bus during a Guide Dogs of America puppy training session on Saturday. Emily Alvarenga/The Signal

Take a ride with some of Guide Dogs of America’s four-legged friends

Puppies-in-training with the Guide Dogs of America’s (GDA) Sylmar puppy group hopped on and off various Santa Clarita Transit buses on Saturday for a training session. The puppies and their…

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Helping veterans through a little puppy love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSKcC9iTIRU&feature=youtu.be Video by Lorena Mejia/The Signal David Essex, a U.S. Army veteran, has known for years that he wants to help the veteran community, but it wasn’t until he began…

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It’s ‘Science Night’ at Shelter Hope Pet Shop
Tyler Roman, 7, left, and Cameryn Roman prepare to have their picture taken with the short-haired cat, Wilson, the 928th adoption at Shelter Hope Pet Shop in Valencia. (Photo by Dan Watson)

It’s ‘Science Night’ at Shelter Hope Pet Shop

Shelter Hope Pet Shop is teaming up with students from the Valencia High School STEM Club to host another Kids’ Night Out on Friday, May 10. “This one will be…

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Wild for Animals fundraiser returns to Newhall
Coco, a Boxer puppy, roams around the Castaic Animal Care Center in hopes of finding a new home on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

Wild for Animals fundraiser returns to Newhall

The Castaic Animal Care Center is inviting Santa Clarita residents to its second annual “Wild for Animals Too: We Hart Animal Art” fundraiser on Saturday, May 11. The event is…

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It’s rub-a-dub-dub time for Castaic Animal Care Center’s animals
CP gets dried off after being first dog bathed in the new mobile grooming trailer at the Castaic Animal Shelter Tuesday Morning. Cory Rubin/The Signal

It’s rub-a-dub-dub time for Castaic Animal Care Center’s animals

CP, an 11-year-old short-haired terrier mix, was surrendered to the Castaic Animal Care Center after her owner died this week. The first step on her road to being adoption ready…

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