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Domestic and Animal abuse – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Domestic and Animal abuse – Two Sides of the Same Coin 150 150 Animal Care and Control

According to researchers, animal abuse goes hand in hand with domestic violence. Studies have shown that, “85% of women in domestic violence shelters report that their pets were also harmed by their abusers.”1 Family and animal abuse not only occur together but they also fuel a larger cycle of abuse as a whole.

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SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH! 150 150 Animal Care and Control

September is National Preparedness Month and we’d like to remind all pet owners to include your pets in your emergency plans. Southern California is subject to many types of natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, and floods. Local emergencies such as power outages, chemical spills, or other events can also disrupt normal activities. Being prepared…

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Is it True that Dogs Bark More in the Summertime?

Is it True that Dogs Bark More in the Summertime? 1024 682 Animal Care and Control

Is it True that Dogs Bark More in the Summertime? It is summertime and the phones at the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) are busier than ever. Our communications center team report many of these calls are to complain about barking dogs. “Is this because it is warm, windows…

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WHY YOU SHOULD FOSTER A KITTEN

WHY YOU SHOULD FOSTER A KITTEN 647 1024 Animal Care and Control

Why YOU should foster a kitten this summer? You might have heard of “kitten season” and wondered what that means exactly.  It’s really three seasons in one, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer, and ending in fall.  Kitten season is the time of year when lots of cats give birth, flooding…

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DIRECTOR’S BLOG: SIX TIPS FOR A PET-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE

DIRECTOR’S BLOG: SIX TIPS FOR A PET-FRIENDLY WORKPLACE 964 586 Animal Care and Control

In recent years, pet friendly workplaces have become more and more commonplace. In 2016 the Society for Human Resource Management estimated that 7% of workplaces are now pet-friendly. Having a pet friendly workplace can make work more fun and is a job perk that may help recruit or retain top talent in today’s competitive job…

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