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Democratic Women’s Study Club of Long Beach Hosts Annual Great American Picnic

picnic-basket The Democratic Women’s Study Club of Long Beach will be hosting their 82nd Annual Great American Picnic on Saturday, August 9 at noon at Wardlow Park located at 3457 Stanbridge Avenue in Long Beach.  Each year, this event attracts a large number of elected officials and guests from Long Beach and surrounding cities.

Rabid Skunk Discovered in Long Beach

skunk The City of Long Beach Health Officer reminds residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals following confirmation of a case of rabies. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) confirmed a skunk found on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the 90815 area of Long Beach tested positive for rabies.

USPS’s Top 30 Cities With Dog Attacks Includes Long Beach

Photo by Carol Von Canon Photo by Carol Von Canon Thursday kicks off National Dog Bite Prevention Week so the U.S. Postal Service released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog attacks to letter carriers. Nationwide, 5,581 postal employees were attacked last year.

Public Invited to Grand Opening of Coolidge Park Dog Park

dogs Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 9th District Long Beach City Councilmember Steven Neal, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite the public to a grand opening ceremony for the Coolidge Park Dog Park on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10 am at the northern end of Coolidge Park, 352 Neece Avenue.

Public Invited to El Dorado Park East Dog Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

dogs Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 5th District Long Beach City Councilmember Gerrie Schipske, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine invite the public to a groundbreaking ceremony for the El Dorado Park East Dog Park on Saturday, August 24 at 10 am, in the southeast corner of El Dorado East Regional Park, Area II.

Additional Spay/Neuter Vouchers Available Throughout August

dogs Throughout the rest of August, Long Beach Animal Care Services will be distributing spay/neuter vouchers in person at the PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village. Animal Care Services usually offers a limited number of vouchers on the first Thursday of the month; however, thanks to the generous support of our community the program has been increased this month and vouchers are being offered each day Animal Care Services is open in August.

Community Hospital Long Beach Launches New Pet Therapy Program

BARK volunteers Linda Attardo and Guinness BARK volunteers Linda Attardo and Guinness For anyone that owns a pet it isn’t hard to understand how they provide their own form of therapy for us humans. They brighten your mood when you’re feeling down and relax you when you’re stressed.

Library Program Helps Children Increase Reading Skills Using Therapy Dogs

Long Beach Public Library The Long Beach Public Library is implementing a program to help children increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. “This program will be especially useful for students who might be uncomfortable reading aloud in class, but would still love to read to a non-judgmental, calming dog,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

Veterinarian Donates 167 Books So Students Can Join Long Beach Reads One Book

dr-perrault-students-teachers Dr. Greg Perrault with students teachers and dogs. Veterinarian superstar Dr. Greg Perrault has come to the rescue again. Better known for helping animals—most recently rescuing a Pit Bull named Blue from an owner who beat the dog— Perrault has this time rescued Long Beach students in need of books.

Does Your Dog Have What it Takes to Be Enzo?

art-of-racing-lb-enzo-sq A literary star who barks? It will happen to one lucky dog in January! In honor of the featured selection of Long Beach Reads One Book, The Art of Racing in the Rain, one local dog will win the contest and become the “Long Beach Enzo,” named after the narrator of Garth Stein’s best-selling book.

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