• June – August summer adoption specials at Ventura County Animal Services(VCAS)
Mondays: Mixed-Breed Mondays $30
Tuesday: Twenty Dollar Tuesdays $20
Wednesdays: Wabbit Wednesdays $40 (white rabbits) $70 (bonded pairs)
Thursdays: Throwback Thursdays – 1992 rates $22
Fridays: Fifteen Dollar Feline Fridays $15
Saturdays: Super-Size Saturdays – Large Breeds ($25
Sundays: Senior Sundays – Humans 55+ or Pets 5+ $25
Please visit www.vcas.us for information and exclusions.
• Across China and in the city of Yulin, thousands of dogs are being rounded up. Pets have been stolen, and strays are being snatched off the streets. Trucks and motorcycles are roaring into town with cages full of animals captured, some from thousands of miles away, others from nearby provinces… all in preparation for the annual Dog Meat Festival, just weeks away.
The dogs’ journey to this dreaded place—crammed on top of each other and transported for days without food or water—is only the beginning of their suffering.
Once they arrive, they’ll be beaten to death in front of each other; each one waiting, terrified and helpless, until it’s his turn to be pulled out by the neck with iron tongs and hit repeatedly on the head with a metal pole to stop him from fighting. Finally, his throat will be cut open to let the blood run out.
Please urge China to stop this cruelty towards animals now. With support from international and local animal advocates, media, celebrities and—the outraged and appalled—members of the Chinese and global public, momentum is building to stop this barbarity, which brings shame to Yulin and the rest of China.
• My friend Donna Iverson runs Walkabout Ventura. She provides all kinds of services for us dogs including park excursions, pet sitting (even for cats), pet taxi and much more. She can be reached at 766-8425 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her I sent you and she will give me some good dog treats.