Suzie-Q (ID# A1782404) is only 10 months old, and she ended up at the shelter when her family discovered their child was allergic to cats. Now this little 10-pound black feline needs a new home. She gets along well with dogs who like cats, and she loves to be pet and to play. Suzie-Q is already spayed and is ready to go home with you today. Meet her at the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. Call 818-756-9323 for availability, or check her ID number at www.laanimalservices.com/adopt/animal-id-search. Find more adoptable pets at www.laanimalservices.com. … [Read more...] about Little Suzie-Q the cat needs a new home
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Thousands of dogs and cats are waiting for their forever home and family in the Valley. The gallery above has just some of the animals waiting for their homes, but If you're considering adoption, there are dozens of animal shelters and rescues available to adopt from in the Valley. Here's a few shelters and rescues to make that search easy. MORE AZCENTRAL ON SOCIAL: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest About the shelters Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue 4pawsrescue.org Friends for Life Animal Rescue www.azfriends.org Arizona Humane Society's Sunnyslope Campus www.azhumane.org Arizona Humane Society's Campus for Compassion www.azhumane.org MCACC's East Valley Animal Care Center www.maricopa.gov/pets/ Petique Retail and Adoption Center at The Shops at Norterra www.azhumane.org/for-pet-owners/shop/petique-retail-centers/ AZCENTRAL Things To Do app: Get the best in events, dining and travel right on your device … [Read more...] about Want to adopt a pet? Valley rescues and where to adopt
When you thought it couldn't get any worse for Camp Fire evacuees, the Butte County Public Health Department reported Thursday.an outbreak of the norovirus at one Chico evacuation shelter and possibly three others. Lisa Almaguer, the communications manager for the public health department, said it has received lab confirmation of a norovirus outbreak at the Chico Neighborhood Church shelter run by the American Red Cross. A Red Cross spokesperson could not be reached Thursday for comment, but Almaguer said in a statement 21 of 179 evacuees at the shelter are ill. Those who have fallen ill have since been isolated from the others and use separate bathroom and hand-washing facilities, she said. Furthermore, additional medical staff, as well as other steps, have been taken to support the shelter and others to try to stop the spread of the disease. Butte County Public Health Officer Andy Miller said the norovirus can spread quickly. "Norovirus had begun to spread in our … [Read more...] about Adding to Camp Fire evacuees’ misery, norovirus breaks out at Red Cross shelter
For the second time in four years, Vicki Marquardt doesn’t have a house. Last time, it was raging winds that toppled a tree, crushing her home in Paradise. This time, it was the Camp Fire. “It took me a year to get a new house rebuilt, for my insurance to come through,” said Marquardt, who helps run Vicki’s Kitchen and works as a middle school cook. “That was the hardest year of my life, and I don’t want to go through it again and again.” CAMP FIRE DEVASTATION: Camp Fire killed 9, leveled 6,453 homes. It is now most destructive fire in history Marquardt’s home was one of an estimated 6,453 that burned in the Camp Fire, now the most destructive blaze in state history. For now, she’s staying with friends in Oroville. But many are staying in shelters with virtually no clarity on what the future holds. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Camp Fire: Paradise wildfire explodes, leads to evacuations, devastation … [Read more...] about Thousands lost homes in the Camp Fire. Where will they go once the shelters close?
A new year means a fresh start for everyone including our fair city, county, and state agencies and their employees. So to welcome 2019, the Statesman Journal editorial board offers one of its traditional editorial greetings: headlines the community might like to see representing new hopes, dreams and opportunities. Some are ironic, some are tongue-in-cheek while others touch on serious subjects with puckish humor. It would be satisfying to see some of them come true in the next 12 months, but others have, well, a snowball's chance. All of them represent possibility. We invite our readers to join us in this bit of folly, and to add their own headlines to this editorial online, keeping in the kind spirit in which they're intended. To all our readers, though, we wish a safe, healthy and fun new year. Welcome 2019. Carol McAlice Currie is the opinions editor for the Statesman Journal. Reach her at [email protected] or 503-399-6746 Headlines: Social media … [Read more...] about Headlines Mid-Valley residents might appreciate in 2019