Baby wildlife: when to help and when to leave them alone

When Larkspur resident Jill Abelson noticed a group of 10 ducklings in the pond at her apartment complex, it brought a big smile to her face. But she and her neighbors soon became concerned when they noticed the momma duck was no longer with them. Thanks to Abelson’s call to Marin Humane, animal services officers were able to rescue the little guys and transport them safely to WildCare where they’re now safe and sound. During spring, Marin County plays host to a variety of baby wildlife. From fawns to ducklings to baby squirrels to raccoons, these little creatures are just starting to make their way in this big world. This also means the phone lines at Marin Humane and WildCare stay busy wit

Two-day 'Fantastic Felines' workshops draw 120 area vets

Lompoc Record Around 120 shelter and private practice veterinarians celebrated the start of Be Kind to Animals Week with two days of “Fantastic Felines” workshops in Santa Maria meant to help vets treat specific diseases and encourage anxiety-free vet visits. Organized by the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, the events brought animal behavior expert Steve Dale and Albuquerque-based veterinarian Dr. Glenn Olah to lead area veterinarians in workshops to help improve the health of the region’s furry friends. On Tuesday, a presentation was held for around 90 veterinarians at Presqu'ile Winery, while a second presentation was held at SMVHS for around 30 veterinarians from six different animal s

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