Goose Dies After Removal of Arrow in Its Neck

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Orange County Animal Care
Veterinarians examine the goose before surgery.
UPDATE NO. 2, APRIL 16, 5 A.M.: The Egyptian goose with an arrow in its neck underwent surgery to remove the stick but later died Wednesday, Orange County Animal Care announced.

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White God, Indie Darling About "Unfit" Dogs, Screens During Pet Adoptions at Frida Cinema

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To help celebrate the arrival of an indie darling notable for breaking the record of the most dogs used in a single film (274, and all of them mixed-breed dogs adopted by local animal shelters), Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana is teaming up with the nonprofit rescue organization Barks of Love to present a mobile pet adoption station Sunday.

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Anaheim Is Caught in a Cat Fight Over Feeding Stray Cats (Feral Felines, Not the Band)

Categories: Grrranimals

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Vickie Chang
FEED ME!

What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Meow...or something like that.

Animal rights activists are clawing away at Anaheim city officials, saying a new law tells residents to let stray cats starve. The issue heated up when neighbors called weeks ago to complain about cats being fed on private property. The city says residents tired of finding cat food under their cars, adding that the cat caretaker in question was warned about trespassing, not violating code.


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Navy Sonar Pact with Federal Agency Violated Law and Harmed Marine Mammals: Judge

Categories: Court, Grrranimals

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Photo by flickr user Michele W
Scram, a Navy cutter is on the way!
The Weekly routinely receives warnings that noise levels will rise off the South County coast due to military exercises at and off Camp Pendleton. Now, a federal court has ruled some underwater noise the military made off the Southern California and Hawaii coasts violated the law and illegally harmed thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.

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Garden Grove Poised to Become Latest OC City to Ban Breeder Sales of Dogs and Cats

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Unite Against Puppy Mills
Bargain bin
Like Irvine and Huntington Beach before it, Garden Grove is poised to become another Orange County city that bans the sale of dogs and cats from commercial breeders, only allowing the paw trade through shelters or rescue groups.

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Bees Sting Life Out of 3 Australian Shepherds

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Photo by flickr user The Bees
Not one of the stung Australian shepherds, but this is what the breed looks like.
They can't help it if they're killer bees!

Three Australian shepherd dogs were stung to death by a swarm of bees in Santa Ana, according to animal control officials.

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Welcome to Santa Ana, the Animal Hoarder Capital of Orange County

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Photo by flickr user hehaden
It's like they're coming out of the walls.
With nearly two dozen cats--many infested with fleas and all living in deplorable conditions--being seized at a Santa Ana home Tuesday, the question must be asked: How did the city that is the county seat also become Orange County's capitol of animal hoarding?

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Oregonians Hope Someone in Garden Grove Has Seen Their Beloved Cat Lady Maude

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Craigslist
Anyone in the Garden Grove area seen a cat who looks like this, is missing a tail and goes by the name Lady Maude? If so, an Oregon couple would like to speak with you.

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Ringling Bros. Gives Elephants That Perform in Anaheim Every Year Their Walking Papers

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Photo by Keith May/OC Weekly
Soon to be jobless.
The Feld family, which owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, announced today that it has accomplished something animal-rights activists have not: End the use of elephants in the Greatest Show on Earth.

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Samer Samir Ibrahim Faces Charges of Abuse for Leaving German Shepherd to Chew Off Leg

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Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
Rocky was adopted by a couple in San Diego.
A 23-year-old Westminster man is scheduled to be arraigned this morning for alleged animal abuse due to his 11-month-old German shepherd becoming entangled in the backyard and chewing off part of his own leg to break free.

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