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Pets aren’t just furry, four-legged friends, but members of the family. Max’s Helping Paws Foundation believes in keeping pets and their owners together, which is why it assists guardians of sick or injured animals with medical costs.

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Monarch Butterfly Experts Criticize Tropical Milkweed Ban

Marin, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Ventura counties have prohibited nurseries from selling a species of tropical milkweed species after the California Department of Agriculture recategorized it as a noxious weed. But some experts say the focus should be on larger threats such as pesticide and herbicide use.

(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Red-Legged Frog Discovery Provides a Teaching Moment

As soon as the presence of red-legged frogs in an irrigation pond near a construction site at Palo Corona Regional Park’s front entrance was confirmed, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District halted the building project and called in agencies to protect the federally listed species.

(Sept. 12, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report

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Sea lion mania on the Peninsula stretches into another week.

The booming, cacophonous choir of barking, burping, and baritone squealing shocks the ears from hundreds of feet away, as the wind carries an aroma of wild marine life. The eyes have been warned of the presence of sea lions, though,…

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112th California Rodeo Salinas draws record crowds

SALINAS VALLEY — The 112th California Rodeo Salinas entertained thousands of fans last weekend at the Salinas Sports Complex, where attendance numbers surpassed those of previous years. Total ticket sales for the 2022 rodeo’s four performances, from July 21 through …

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Pacific Grove harbor seal advocates blame city road work for failed births.

In spring of 2021, there were five failed harbor seal births among the rookeries off the coast of Pacific Grove along Ocean View Boulevard. This year, there were 23 failed births. The reason, contends veteran docent Thom Akeman, is that…

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The 5 Greatest Threats to Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is majestic and awe inspiring with its jagged mountain peaks, thick forests, swift-running rivers and hundreds of glacial and alpine lakes.

Image caption: Artist's rendering of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will be the largest in the world.
The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.

Image caption: Mountain lions and many other species are in danger from collisions with cars.
Five California Wildlife Crossings Keeping Animals Safe

California is creating wildlife crossings that can help animals get across dangerous highways without risk of death from vehicle strikes. Here are five of them.

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County’s animal shelter is at capacity as more dogs and cats show up in need of homes.

Reese was a plain brown dog, a shepherd mix, easily overlooked by people searching for a new dog to adopt at Hitchcock Road Animal Services, a joint shelter run by Monterey County and Salinas. Outwardly, Reese didn’t look special. But…

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Rotary Clubs Plant monarch butterfly habitat in King City

KING CITY — Continuing a countywide effort to restore monarch butterfly populations, more than 80 Rotarians representing 22 Monterey County Rotary Clubs gathered at San Lorenzo County Park in King City earlier this month to plant 1.5 acres of a …

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Greenfield FFA, ag leadership students donate to animal rescue

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School Ag Leadership and Greenfield FFA students recently donated pet supplies to a South County Animal Rescue (SCAR) collection drive. “It is always so heartwarming to get community support for our cause, but it is even …

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