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Animal Tales represents animals in the community, focusing at times on advocacy and adoption and the work of the humane society, but also the concerns of pet owners, the strange and unusual types of animals present here, etc.

One Eyed Willy

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From feral to family: The story of how One Eyed Willy found himself a home in Kings Beach.

Snakes Are The New Cats

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"Reptiles are super chill, and when properly domesticated, are nothing to be afraid of." —Ernie Dambach

The Art of Falconry

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Lovina Robison is proud of the fact she will never in her life have to hunt with a gun; instead, she has spent the last couple of years out in the field hunting small game with her Harris's hawk, Zen.

Breaking the Stereotype: Bruce the Adventure Cat

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Not all cats fall into the “adventure cat” grouping, but some legends say Bruce pioneered this category.

Say Hello to My Little Friend … Boscoe the Mini Horse

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Companionship is a blessing humans often take for granted, and when it comes to our animals, we sometimes forget is equally important for their well-being.

Mushin’ Martin

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Alyssa Martin worked hard for two years to adopt her first Siberian husky at the age of 13. Today she owns 14 dogs, 11 of which are Siberian huskies.

Gearing Up

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For the Dogs: Tahoe Dog Gear’s locally handcrafted dog accessories are something to feel good about. Read how these popular collars and leashes rooted from a good cause.

Goodbye, Old Friend

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The grief we feel from losing a pet is real. The author recounts her story of recently losing her canine soulmate, and talks to experts about how to get through the pain.