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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.

Gettin’ Furry with It

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Fretful ferret enthusiasts fly under the radar, but they’re not going away.

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.

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 Yaks of Sierra Valley

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Breaking: Yaks invade the High Sierra.

Poseidon’s Adventure

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The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe has implemented a field trip program that is making dogs more adoptable.

Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

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What do one of rock’s greatest lead singers and a 28 year old macaw have in common? We can assure you it’s much more than people wanting to take their picture.

Captain Cruz

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We first met Captain Cruz as a small pup when we wrote a story about his mom Jen Gilanfarr, a professional wakeskater. She had plans to make her then 4-month-old Swizz mountain dog mix a companion both on and off the water. Read more to see how Cruz is doing now.

Streif Rahlves

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**New column** According to Michelle Rahlves, there is still no perfect way to raise a husky. The independence, the pure love of the outdoors, along with the raw, savage, and unmanicured nature are all characteristics that draw her to this breed. A Tahoe animal tale...

Get your Tail to Thrifty Tails

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A new thrift store in town that supports the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe will get everyone’s tails wagging.