The Orion

Volunteers seek to reunify Camp Fire animals with owners

Jan Reale, NVADG volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018

Thousands of people have been displaced by the Camp Fire, and so have their pets. Hundreds of animals have been rescued from evacuation sites but many are still waiting to be reunited with their owners. “We are currently in the reunification phase where animals are being picked up by their owners,”...

Photo of the day

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

November 27, 2018

Jan Reale, North Valley Animal Disaster Group volunteer since 2008, with Pericles, one of the sheltered dogs being cared for at the shelter by the Chico Airport.

Photo of the day

Hailey Barrera rushed to Sutter Court Yard after class to insure she could see the dogs at the 'Dogs and Donuts' event on February 14, 2018. Photo credit: Kailah Cabiles

Kailah Cabiles

February 18, 2018

Hailey Barrera rushed to Sutter Court Yard after class to insure she could see the dogs at the 'Dogs and Donuts' event on February 14, 2018.

Students don’t need pets

Photo credit: Jessica Johnson

Marrion Charissa Cruz

February 15, 2017

Adopting animals from a shelters is an extremely rewarding experience, until finding out that most Chico apartments don't allow animals.When I first looked into getting a dog, I considered adopting from the Butte Humane Society. A small pit bull caught my eye, but one call to my apartment complex on Nord A...

Pooches Walk, Woof and Wag for a cause

Stewie, Australian Shepherd (6 years old) -

Jae Siqueiros

September 14, 2016

Walk Woof Wag is an annual fundraising dog walk that raises money for Chico Animal Shelter's medical fund. On Saturday, pooches from all over the county banded together for this 3K/5K walk in hopes of raising money for the health of shelter animals and the hope that they will receive permanent homes....

Stockdog Association showcases dogs on campus

Nicole Marlin and her dog, Rider, were on campus April 5 to raise awareness of the Stockdog Association's fundraiser. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

Molly Sullivan

May 9, 2016

The Chico State Stockdog Association is holding a fundraiser. The association is a student organization based in the College of Agriculture that trains dogs in herding, agility and obedience. They are currently fundraising so they can take their dogs to a trainer in the Bay Area to learn goat herding. Th...

Pets are the best therapy

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Brittany Mcclintock

February 23, 2016

Dogs, and animals in general, bring this bundle of happiness that people just can’t deny. When you’re stressed which would you rather see, a litter of puppies or a baby? I bet it would be the puppies. See, I think animals are a form of therapy that is like no other. Dogs are being used now ...

Scoop the poop

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Joseph Rogers

March 7, 2015

The fresh air is cool and crisp in the pre-dawn light. With the exception of the grounds keeping staff, the campus is silent and unpopulated. I enjoy the air on my early morning walk - when my nostrils are assaulted by the pungent scent of fresh dog shit. I would have thought that there woul...

Trading in kids for canines

Zachary Phillips

May 4, 2014

I've always disliked babies.They whine too much. They poop too much. They eat things they aren't supposed to. Don't even try carrying an intelligent conversation with them. Although my anti-baby stance has always raised a stink amongst friends, it appears that America's young women are starting to agree w...

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