animals

San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works

After several years of planning and overcoming financial hurdles, construction is set to start this month on San Luis Obispo County’s new regional, public animal services facility.

Angel Russell

Since the start of the pandemic, a Central Coast nonprofit animal services organization is seeing a huge increase in demand for its services. With more people adopting from shelters, C.A.R.E. 4 Paws is working to make sure animals don’t end up back there.

Angel Russell/KCBX

Staff at Pacific Wildlife Care in Morro Bay say they are seeing far too many animals coming in for rescue and treatment due to rodenticide poisoning.

Courtesy of the SB Zoo

Zoos in California are welcoming the public back after being closed since mid-March. The gates of Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero reopened Wednesday, and director Alan Baker said it’s great seeing visitors again, since it was a bit eerie being at the zoo without visitors for so long.

Heather O'Connor - PersimmonPress.org

A conversation with Heather O’Connor, a Morro Bay artist who specializes in the illustration of birds and other animals. 

Biodynamic farming is a growing trend for California vineyards

Nov 30, 2015
Aidan Mathews

Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles is a 120-acre property that not only grows wine grapes, but houses animals as well. A flock of sheep at Tablas Creek helps maintain a farming process called Biodynamics.

The goal of the process is to help a vineyard function more efficiently.  It's “a practical way of removing weeds in the vineyard," said Levi Glenn, the vineyard's viticulturist. He says this is the number one benefit of having a flock of sheep roaming around the property.

Nothing is more therapeutic than a faithful friend, and there is no friend more faithful than a beloved pet.  Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett and guest Dr. Steven Paulick, about the mental health benefits of animal companions, and how we can best care for our pets who so selflessly care for us. 

Pet Hygiene & Overpopulation

Jan 29, 2014

Donna Cheek has an informative conversation with Dr. Timothy Bell about his love for animals, pet dental hygiene, and Bell's specific efforts to win the war on pet overpopulation.