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Never Go Critter Watching with a Bird Watcher

  On the way to a bankrupt beaver ranch to build portable cages so we could transport and release captive families of beavers into the streams of amenable ranchers, my boss/supervisor and I grabbed food at McDonald’s and headed toward the ranch.   She was driving. At one point after she had finished her meal…

ANIMAL ADVOCATES I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED

By KrisSmith | May 3, 2017 | 0   One of the special perks of being an animal lover and—later in life—a paid professional animal advocate for more than a decade is that I ended up rubbing shoulders with so many of the people who made (and make) animal welfare the work of their lives.…

“Saving Simon” is Terrific

I read Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion in one day. I wasn’t able to put it down for very long.   The first few pages are intense and very hard to get through; the rescue scene is so raw and horrific that you want to turn away.  …

Pet Food Recall April 25th 2017

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm554771.htm

Darwin/Doc

  Darwin—aka Doc—was one of the chimpanzees at the animal training school I attended. He was the simian star inside the space suit on Battlestar Galactica and in many other TV episodes and motion pictures. Doc took such a liking to me that he was willing to get into trouble to come see me.  …

Angel Rescue

Angel Rescue   When I lived in North Hollywood, I owned a condominium in a 256 unit complex. One day I spotted a small, filthy, severely-matted black poodle wandering around. It looked frightened half to death, and was wary of humans, so I brought her indoors.   After shaving her down—which took hours, as matted…

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Bobcat Kitten and Kris

There has been one constant in my life:

Critters.

Critters galore.

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