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February 20, 2002
This purebred Akita male puppy, now 4 months old, bit a 14-year-old boy after it was purchased from a pet store, said DiAnna Pfaff-Martin, founder of the Community Animal Network. "It is unknown if the boy provoked the dog," she said. "This unfortunate situation has branded the dog as a biter, and it will limit its opportunities to find a good home. The puppy should be in an adult home and have professional training." The dog will be shown this weekend at Russo's pet store at Fashion Island between noon and 4 p.m. See other animals at o7 www.animalnetwork.
December 1, 2004
Shadow Shadow is lucky to be alive. Her caregiver said she had noticed that Shadow just wasn't as playful on Friday, and at adoption on Saturday, her tummy looked so swollen she was immediately driven for emergency treatment as her spay wound began oozing. The slightest change in an animal's behavior could be a warning sign of an upcoming medical condition. Emergency surgery revealed an infection that had spread to the abdominal wall. Infected tissue was removed and Shadow was released with tubes to aid in drainage, and her caregiver is providing critical supportive care.
By TONY DODERO | September 1, 2006
Some time ago, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark famously made the comment that he was going to begin dabbling in community journalism. It was a fascination of his, I recall him saying, and his hope was to arm citizen journalists to provide news and information that could rival mainstream media. I recall thinking at the time: "Bring it on Newmark! Let's see if you can compete with the likes of the Daily Pilot." Newmark hasn't made good on that effort just yet, though his personal blogs on Craigslist show he hasn't stopped thinking about it. Whether Craigslist ventures into community journalism, it would be hard for those of us in the media business to dispute his success in the area of classified advertising and how it has affected newspapers big and small.
June 7, 2001
Summer's just about here and the pools are gonna need some shining. Heck, once the June bugs arrive, those pools will really be in trouble. But don't fret. Our good friends at Aqua Products have informed us that they have the solution to those dirty pools: the Aquabot. Starting at less than $1,000, the Aquabot can do its job at a cost of less than 3 cents an hour, we're told. The 'bot has some computerized doohickeys that send it all over a swimming pool of any shape or size.
By Michael Webster | October 27, 2009
May God Bless help America; are we winning the Hearts and Minds?   By Michael Webster Oct 19, 2009 1:00 PM PDT Op/Ed I rarely offer up an opinion piece to my readers, but after seeing this video I felt compelled to address this issue. Our government has lead us to believe that a big part of the war on terror, now called something else, is at least in part, to win the hearts and minds of the people we are there to help. “Hearts and Minds” is a euphemism for a campaign started by the Bush Administration and United States military, intended to justify and win the popular support by Americans for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Steve Dale | December 28, 2010
Q: We bought our 8-year-old dog, Callie, from a local family, and we're still in touch. I've often wondered if Callie would recognize a sibling. Is this possible? — J.K., Cyberspace A: All these years later, the chance your dog would recognize a litter mate is a definitive "maybe. " Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lore Haug, of Houston, explains: "Siblings most certainly can recognize one another. But when they're separated at a young age, there's no way to consciously remember.
May 4, 2011
I cannot imagine in this day and age that Russo's Pet Experience in Fashion Island would think it is OK to have a live puppy to be auctioned off at a fundraiser. This is happening in Costa Mesa for Costa Mesa's Grad Night auction this Saturday. This is misguided at best and promotes the idea that pets are just items — what a statement! If they want to be good guardians for pets, why not donate $1,000 or a gift card? Then someone can spend it at the store and pick out a pet, pet supplies — maybe even pet food — to donate to a pet food bank for folks not being able to feed their animals.
November 12, 2011
I would like to warn readers not to put cruelty on their shopping lists this year. The holidays are a busy season for puppy sales and people need to know that when they buy puppies over the Internet, through newspaper ads, or at pet stores, they are often unknowingly supporting a puppy mill. Puppy mills are inhumane breeding facilities that produce puppies in large numbers. They are designed to maximize profits and commonly disregard the physical, social and emotional health of the dogs.
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | July 26, 2011
CORONA DEL MAR — The owner of a Corona del Mar puppy store has filed for a restraining order against a Los Angeles woman who claims the shop sells dogs that come from puppy mills. I Heart Puppies owner Brooke Ann Bradford filed a request at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach on Friday for orders to stop harassment from Carole Davis, according to online court records. In the request, Bradford claims that Davis, West Coast director for the Companion Animal Protection Society, visited the store and alleged that at least one of the store's dogs came from a Midwestern puppy mill.
By Amy Senk | July 9, 2011
A national animal rights group has launched an investigation into the newly opened I Heart Puppies shop in Corona del Mar. The store, which opened Friday, may have puppies for sale that come from "an egregious violator of the Animal Welfare Act," said Carole Davis, West Coast director for the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS). She declined to say how she obtained her evidence, but she said it includes undercover video footage of the breeder's facility and "is not hearsay.
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