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The Paradise Animal Shelter still primarily holds Camp Fire pets a year later. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Local animal shelters get help after Camp Fire

Jessie Imhoff // November 3, 2019

During the Camp Fire, many were forced to leave so quickly that they did not have the time to grab their pets. Hundreds of pets were left behind and evacuees were left to worry about the fate of their...

Podcast: Kegels, being a vegan student and having pets in college

Rayanne Painter, Rachael Bayuk, and Karen Limones // September 11, 2018

This week Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk talk about Kegels, what it's like being a vegan student and having pets in college. Rayanne Painter and Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected]

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College students and pets don’t mix

Rayanne Painter // September 10, 2018

With cute pet videos constantly going viral over Facebook and Twitter, it’s safe to say that animals of all form are pretty adorable. They’re quirky, sometimes fluffy and often times can be a best...

Pets are cute but they might not be worth the time and money in college. Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Owning a pet in college can create more harm than good

Nicte Hernandez // March 12, 2018

According to The American Institute of Stress, eight out of 10 college students experience stress frequently or on a day-to-day basis. College can get lonely and stressful at times, miles away from your...

Couple enjoying their pet after a long day at work. Photo credit: Getty images - Alexsandar Nakix

Letter to: my pet back home

Danielle Cortes // December 6, 2017

Dear Buddy,Long distance relationships are real difficult especially because there is no form of communication, besides the occasional FaceTime chats which don't even last too long and you most likely...

Pet safety tips given on Halloween. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Local shelter provides tips for pet safety on Halloween

Natalie Hanson // October 27, 2017

Chico Animal Shelter reminds pet owners about animal safety during the Halloween holiday. Halloween can be a fun time for all but can be a frightening and dangerous time of year for pets. There are...

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Don’t pass the joint to pets

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // April 22, 2017

Smoking a few bowls can be relaxing after a long day, especially for those with legitimate medical reasons. However, with the convenience of obtaining a medical marijuana ID being easier than ever, it...

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Students don’t need pets

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...

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Pets are the best therapy

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...

Illustration by Trevor Moore

The pros and woes of pet ownership

Whitney Urmann // February 10, 2015

I have always been an animal person and no way would I have survived in a closet-sized room with a stranger and not have Calvin, my cuddly tabby. I set out and found a great two bedroom, two bathroom...

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