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Mountain View News Saturday, June 6, 2020 

Pet of the Week 

 Ruby and her SIX siblings were born 
under a house. The only tortie out of a 
litter of seven, three-month-old Ruby is 
also probably the most shy, but she loves 
being cuddled in a blanket and playing in 
boxes. She needs a little time to warm up 
to new things, but we know this cute kitten 
will come out of her shell and show off her 
tortitude once she's comfortable in her new 

 The adoption fee for cats is $90. All cat 
adoptions include spay or neuter, microchip, 
and age-appropriate vaccines. 

 New adopters will receive a complimentary 
health-and-wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care 
for your pet. 

 View photos of adoptable pets at and fill out an online 
adoption application. Adoptions are by appointment only. 

 Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by 
phone calls or email. 


Sebastian a five-year-old domestic short hair cat. He has 
striking black fur and weighs about 16 pounds. Sebastian is a 
shy cat at first but can become very affectionate once he gets 
to know you. He is very vocal and likes a lot of attention. Due 
to his weight, he would do best in a home that would keep 
him active and on a strict diet. We are unsure how he would 
do with other cats, but it seems he would do best in a single 
cat home as he loves a lot of affection from humans. He is 
not dependent on cats attention as much as he is with people. 
His adoption fee is $130, which includes neuter surgery, 
microchip, first vaccinations and a free wellness check-up at 
a participating veterinarian. To schedule a meet and greet 
with Sebastian, call the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society 
at (626) 286-1159. 


Four Tips from Susan Marie, Host of The Doggy Diva Show 

As word grew that people were going to have to shelter-in-place for an unspecified length of time, animal 
shelters began to empty. Thousands of people realized that they may be lonely during this time of socialdistancing 
from family and friends. In some situations, parents came to the conclusion that their children 
needed a happy diversion and agreed to add a furkid to their family. Whatever the reason, shelters began 
to empty and animal lovers, like myself, were thrilled. However, families are seeking guidance on what dog 
might be right for them. Those who have already added a dog to their family are concerned with how to 
keep their new pet happy. Below are some points to consider, as you ponder which animal to bring home 
and what to do once they step their excited paws through your threshold. 

1. The coronavirus pandemic will not last forever, but adopting your "furever friend" is a lifetime commitment 
of unconditional love. The first thing to consider is your family’s lifestyle. Are you looking for a dog 
that is high energy that will join the kids in playful romps in the yard and long runs? Or are you looking for 
a less active dog who enjoys binge watching TV while you are on Zoom meetings and the kids are in online 
classes? Do you want your dog to be happy with a leisurely walk after dinner and easy, quiet fun in the 
home or yard? A senior citizen might consider a smaller senior pup who enjoys cuddling on the sofa and 
healthy snacks. It is important to keep in mind your pup’s breed, size and temperament when considering 
what your home and lifestyle can reasonably accommodate. Though the adoption process itself may differ 
slightly during COVID-19, please feel free to contact your local shelter and rescue organization and they 
will gladly help you choose the "furever friend" that is best for your home and family. 


2. Consider preparing for the pandemic as you would to prepare for a disaster, like hurricane season. 
Compile a first aid kit and an emergency kit and for your pet that includes at least two weeks of food and 
treats, medications, medical records, veterinarian(s) contact information. Also be sure to have all necessary 
everyday supplies, such as collars, leashes, harnesses and disposable bags. Make sure your dog has ID 
tags and is microchipped with your current contact information as well as that of an emergency contact 
outside the area. 

3. How much time will you be able to spend with your dog during and after the pandemic? More time 
spent at home together while you work from home is a great opportunity to bond with your furkid and 
also increases your availability to train. For some behavioral concerns, including separation anxiety, please 
contact a professional trainer who may offer online classes. When you return to work, keep in mind who 
will look after your pup during the day. You may decide to take your pup to doggy day care or hire a professional 
pet sitter to visit your home in the morning and afternoon for bathroom breaks and exercise. 


4. If adopting is something that you may not be able to commit to at this time, please consider fostering a 
dog. Contact your local shelter or rescue organization to see if they have a foster plan that better suits your 
family’s lifestyle. Keep in mind adopting a pet into your family is a lifetime commitment that will change 
both of your lives "furever.” 

For over fifteen years, Susan Marie has been spreading the word about puppy love through her national 
weekly radio show, The Doggy Diva Show. Susan is also the author of the award-winning Miss Olive children’s 
book trilogy The Doggy Diva Diaries. 

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D-FS-GP-EN-023 May 4, 2020 
2020 Census Operational 
Adjustments Due to COVID-19 
The 2020 Census is underway, and more than 
half of the households across America have 
responded and more are responding every day. 
Online, phone, and mailed self-responses will 
continue throughout the data collection process. 
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. 
Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations 
in order to: 
• Protect the health and safety of the American 
public and Census Bureau employees. 
• Implement guidance from federal, state, and 
local authorities regarding COVID-19. 
• Ensure a complete and accurate count of all 
The Office of Management and Budget and the 
Office of Personnel Management have provided 
federal agencies with guidelines for resuming 
operations on an epidemiologically sound, 
data-driven basis, adhering to the latest federal, 
state, and local guidance. The Census Bureau 
continues to monitor the changing conditions at 
the state and local level, and in consultation with 
the appropriate officials, update its planned start 
dates for selected operations in selected states. 
The information the Census Bureau receives 
daily from FEMA and state and local authorities 
guides Census Bureau decisions on timing. As a 
result, selected field operations will resume on a 
phased schedule on a geographic basis. 
Under the adjusted 2020 Census operational 
plan, the Census Bureau is conducting a series 
of preparatory activities so we are fully ready to 
resume field activities as we continue to advance 
the mission of the 2020 Census to ensure a 
complete and accurate count. In-person activities, 
including enumeration, office work, and 
processing activities, will always incorporate the 
most current guidance from authorities to ensure 
the health and safety of the public and Census 
Bureau employees. 
Activity/Operation Original Schedule New Schedule 
Self-Response Phase (online, phone, mail) March 12–July 31 March 12–October 31 
Group Quarters (e-Response and Paper 
April 2–June 5 April 2–September 3 
Update Leave—Stateside March 15–April 17 Selected Area Census 
Offices starting May 4 
Update Leave—Puerto Rico March 15–April 17 Needs further review and 
coordination with outside 
partners and stakeholders. 
Update Enumerate March 16–April 30 June 14–July 29 
In-Person Group Quarters Enumeration April 2–June 5 July 1–September 3 
Mobile Questionnaire Assistance March 30–July 31 Needs further review and 
coordination with outside 
partners and stakeholders. 

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