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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 29, 2014




Looking For A Best Friend?? To enjoy the holidays with? 
Look no further than Logen! Pictured above posing in 
the poinsettias for his holiday photo, he is a very cute and 
sweet little 2 year old black and brown Chihuahua mix 
boy weighing only 6 . lbs. He has beautiful big round 
button eyes, a cute little under bite, and a great big smile 
that will capture your heart the minute you see him. 
This precious little boy is a little shy with people at first, 
but all he needs is a gentle, caring friend or two who will 
love him and be patient during the initial relationship 
development phase. 

 When Logen first arrived to our shelter, he was very 
timid and skittish around people which led us to believe 
he wasnÕt well socialized with people in his past. But 
after a couple of months of spending time with caring 
volunteers, little Logen happily greets you at the gate, is 
eating treats out of hands and starting to relax and enjoy 
pets, back massages and belly rubs!

 Logen was also new to the leash, going on walks and 
a little skittish around street noises and activities when 
we first started taking him out. But he now loves his 
walking adventures, rolling in the grass, running and 
playing with his little friends, and has recently become 
insistent in leading his pack instead of following them 
from behind. 

 Logen loves other dogs and would be happiest in a 
home with another dog or two. Whenever he sees other 
dogs, his whole world lights up and he eagerly wants to 
meet, interact and play with them. 

 Logen has made a lot of strides, adjustments, and 
come a long way in the last couple of months since he has 
been with us. And now, he is waiting and ready to take 
the next big step in his life with people and hopefully, 
another dog, who will love and care for him forever. If 
he sounds and feels like the right little friend for you to 
bring home and into your life, please give him a chance, 
and come to the shelter to meet him.

 He currently resides at the San Gabriel Valley Humane 
Society located at 851 E. Grand Avenue in San Gabriel 
with his roommate. We are located off San Gabriel 
Blvd., north of Mission and south of Las Tunas. 

 To arrange a ÔMeet and GreetÕ with Logen, please 
stop by any time from 10:00am to 4:30pm Tuesday thru 

 His adoption fee is $120 which includes his neuter 
surgery, a microchip, first vaccinations and a free 
wellness check-up at a participating veterinarian. Feel 
free to call us at (626) 286-1159 for more information on 

 See our website at for 
information and photos of all our wonderful pets. 

Happy Tails

by Chris Leclerc

ItÕs that time of year again. A time when most people in America gather around the table to enjoy 
traditional holiday meals with family and friends. Although food really shouldnÕt be the focus of the 
good times we spend together with our loved ones during the holiday season, we do tend to let it 
become a centerpiece of the festivities. I guess it comes from the early Òhearth and homeÓ mentality 
upon which many of our American traditions are based. Regardless of why we feel the need to stuff 
ourselves during the holidays, one thing is for sure; if you are a pet owner, your canine and feline 
loved-ones will most definitely want to take part in the food fun as well.

Some traditional holiday foods are fine to share with your pets, in fact some can make a tasty addition 
to the potentially mundane yet healthy daily ration they typically find in their bowl. However, there 
are some selections on the menu that your cat or dog might be better off doing without. Thanks to The 
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for sharing this tight and tidy 
list of holiday foods that their experts say are OK to share or should be avoided.

TalkinÕ Turkey - If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure itÕs boneless and well-
cooked. DonÕt offer raw or under-cooked turkey which may contain salmonella bacteria.

Sage Advice - Sage can make your thanksgiving stuffing taste delish, but it and many other herbs 
contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system 
depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to the effects of certain 
essential oils.

No Bread Dough - DonÕt spoil your petÕs holiday by giving him raw bread dough. According to ASPCA 
experts, when raw bread dough is ingested, an animalÕs body heat causes the dough to rise in his 
stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which 
could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.

DonÕt Let Them Eat Cake - If youÕre baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses 
out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs - they could contain salmonella bacteria that may 
lead to food poisoning. 

Too Much of a Good Thing - A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or 
even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldnÕt pose a problem. However, donÕt allow your pets to overindulge, as 
they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse - an inflammatory condition 
of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In fact, itÕs best to keep pets on their regular diets during the 

A Feast Fit for a Kong - While the 
humans are chowing down, give 
your cat and/or dog their own 
little feast. Offer them Nylabones 
or made-for-pet chew bones. Or 
stuff their usual dinner - perhaps 
with a few added tidbits of turkey, 
vegetables (try sweet potato or 
green beans) and dribbles of gravy - 
inside a Kong toy. TheyÕll be happily 
occupied for awhile, working hard 
to extract their dinner from the toy.

HereÕs wishing you and your loved 
ones a happy, healthy Thanksgiving 
holiday, including your beloved four-legged furry friends. And by the way, donÕt forget to take a nice 
long walk after the feast. I promise, your pets will be very thankful for it!



LOS ANGELES COUNTY Ñ At the Board of Supervisors 
meeting, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presents 
ÒAJAX,Ó a 3-month-old Chihuahua Mix ready to be 
adopted into a suitable home. For more information 
about adopting a pet, please call the Los Angeles 
County Department of Animal Care and Control at 

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The good news 
$24 Cat 
adoption fees!! 
We are happy to report from Meow Manor -that as a 
result of our 90thAnniversary $24 cat adoption fee 
celebration, 56happy cats found their forever homes!!
For those adopters who missed out and those cats eager 
to participateÑthe good news continues!!
Until the end of November, the adoption fee for all cats will 
be $24.If a cat is in your future, take advantage of this 
wonderful opportunity to make it happen.There is plenty 
of time to welcome a feline into your family for the 
Call the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 626-286-
1159or go to our website: