If the latest lawsuit against Barkworks proves anything, it's that the Southern California pet store chain needs to do a better job of weeding out the animal activists from the puppy-buying public. Because those folks are now plaintiffs in a new lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court that all ... More >>
A site that ranks Irvine the No. 4 best place in the United States for pet lovers has Anaheim way down at No. 30, but the municipal box that holds Disneyland does finish tops in the country in specific pet-related categories.
See the update at the end of this post on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department saying the women being sued was not employed by the agency at the time of the Huntington Beach incident. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 30, 6:02 A.M.: An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy A woman violently beat ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Man's best friend could use one of his own right about now
OC Fair and Event Center
[Hey, You!] Taking the fun from a little dog's mouth
UPDATE, MAY 30, 9:21 A.M.: 35-year-old Khuong Anh Nguyen was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years informal probation after pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor animal cruelty charge. For keeping filthy and unsafe living conditions for five bulldogs and a rabbit in his Garden Grove backya ... More >>
The Huntington Beach City Council is poised tonight to pass an ordinance that would outlaw pet stores that get dogs and cats from commercial breeders.The so-called "puppy mill" ban, which was approved on first reading two weeks ago, is scheduled to go before the council meeting at 6 tonight.
Second to city councils in Orange County banning registered sex offenders from parks--Costa Mesa enacted such a prohibition last night--is the issue of nixing the sale of dogs and cats within city limits.The San Clemente City Council has not yet passed a pervs-in-parks ban, but Tuesday night th ... More >>
[Hey, You!] A ballin' woman, a German shepherd and the poor pooch they left injured
I Heart Puppies, which has been under fire from animal activists since it opened eight months ago, apparently closed over the weekend, according to a sign in the Corona del Mar pet store's window."I Heart Puppies would like to thank the community of CdM for their kindness, generosity, and suppor ... More >>
Animal rights groups claiming Russo's Pet Experience sells puppies raised in mills managed to pressure the Irvine Co. to end the pet store's lease at one Irvine shopping center and the Irvine City Council to ban such retailers outright.Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and t ... More >>
[Hey, You] Ignorance of leash laws is no excuse for letting your yappy little dogs roam free
To the delight of animal rights activists and chagrin of the town's lone pet store owner and the lobby that represents such businesses, the Irvine City Council Tuesday night banned the retail sale of cats and dogs. The council further earned gold stars from the likes of Orange County People for A ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 4, 8:37 A.M.: At Orange County Superior Court in Westminster Wednesday, Jaime Arturo Garcia pleaded not guilty to slitting his dog's throat and setting fires in the Stanton home he shares with his sister.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 3, 8:44 A.M.: Jaime Arturo Garcia is scheduled to be arraig ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 29, 8:01 P.M.: To butcher they lyrics sung by the late, great Warren Zevon, "Send hunters, guns and money--hah! Dad get me out of this."Following Tuesday morning's attack that knocked down a 64-year-old Laguna Woods woman and ended the life of her 12-year-old Yorkie, the City Council ... More >>
[Hey, You!] You let your dog run loose on Easter Sunday? Jesus Christ!
"Mango"The Huntington Beach Police Department mentions on its Facebook page that it is looking for children approached by a man who wanted them to play with his parrot.That is not a euphemism. Michael Joseph DeSilva, a 65-year-old Newport Beach sex offender, was arrested this past weekend for all ... More >>
Rebecca ArandaWhether they're tearing up a trailer at UCI's Acrobatics Everyday, touring small venues throughout Southern California, or taking their dogs out for a day at the park, the members of Moon Pearl know how to have a good time. Its roster is large and fluctuating, but the majority of th ... More >>
A Buena Park cop on routine patrol Monday morning spotted a van without a front license plate. Out of Alabama with pictures of dogs and "southernexpresstransporters.ning.com" written on the side, the van pulled over into the Kohl's parking lot across from the Buena Park Mall, about a half-mile fr ... More >>
Meet Wembley. Tell me how cute she is.And now for something important: A new poll conducted by AP-Petside has found that 45-percent of all pet owners carry photos of their animals.But maybe cat owners don't deserve the crazy cat lady rap here: 48-percent of dog owners have photos of their pets at ... More >>
Wanted: "12 sexy studs and their pet cats." No, this is not a casting alert for the worst porn ever. Found Animals Foundation and celebrity/fashion photographer Adam Bouska are collaborating on a calendar called "6 Packs/9 Lives" to draw attention to the millions of shelter cats in need o ... More >>
UPDATE: PETA and Nadya Suleman make a deal. A day after a porn king offered to bail Nadya Suleman out of foreclosure of her La Habra home, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent Octomom a letter stating PETA will assist her financially. And she doesn't even have to appear in an adul ... More >>
Vladae the Russian Dog Trainer's volunteer services on behalf of a pit bull who was stabbed in Mission Viejo earlier this year has been recognized by Best Friends Animal Society.
Irvine Animal Care Center
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You've seen Vladae the World Famous Russian Dog Wizard on the KTLA Morning News, KNBC's Channel 4 News, and even Letterman. Since relocating here from Michigan, Vladae Roytapel has turned his uncanny canine communicating--he claims to speak fluent "Dogglish"--into "affordable" dog training in the h ... More >>
Gendy Alimurung writes in our sister paper LA Weekly about having breakfast at the Laguna Niguel IHOP with members of Ferrets Anonymous, a support group for people pissed off over the state's prohibition of their pets as pets. "Chinchillas are legal, why not ferrets?" asks one flapjacking dude.It br ... More >>
Bark Victory! At Taco Beach Cantina
Look, I don't think it's too much to ask for an album called "Dog Tracks: Songs By Dogs" to feature, I dunno—songs by dogs? I was incredibly excited when the album came in the mail today. Who could blame me? Dogs are cool, I like music. It seems like a winning proposition. So imagine my horror wh ... More >>
The Stray Cats at the Pacific Amphitheater on July 22, 2008 Better Than: any other rockabilly band on the planet. Download: "Stray Cat Strut" from the Stray Cats Myspace page [http://www.myspace.com/straycats] Grease and Greasers were in abundance at the OC fair as the mighty Stray Cats played t ... More >>
This Is Who We Are: Photography of Susan Sabo
'Xoloitzcuintle: bald and edible'
Dog lovers and cruel cackling people who like to dress their pets in degrading outfits and drag them around town gathered in Long Beach yesterday for the Haute Dogs 7th Annual Howl’oween Parade. Livingston Park and 2nd Street were overtaken by more than 600 costumed creatures and countless spectat ... More >>
If you're bored stupid tomorrow afternoon, or think you'd get a kick out of mini-hotdog dogs running in circles, check out the dachshund race at Old World Village in HB. Weekly editorial assistant Amanda Parsons' pet pooch, Winnie, will be contending. (She'll be the tiny dachshund with the OC Weekly ... More >>
CFA South West Region Cat Show
For the love of the sport: Wiener Nationals!
The kittens in Kittie bring heavy, bottomless nu-metal
To Fix Fido, You Must Fix Yourself
South County cat owners forced to leash pussies
Come sniff the Bif!
Week No. 9 at the countys screwed-up Animal Control agency
Somebody please put the county's animal shelter out of its misery