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Local animal shelters get help after Camp Fire

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

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 animals.Animal shelters in Butte County stepped in to help lost Camp Fire pets and reunite them with...

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] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

College students and pets don’t mix

Getty Image photo by Dan Brandenburg

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 friend. What’s not to love? But, being an adult in college brings a lot of responsibilities. Homework,...

Owning a pet in college can create more harm than good

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

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 family and friends. It is a whole new environment that we must get used to. So at times, it might...

Letter to: my pet back home

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

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 don't recognize my face on the screen.You are probably just confused as to where the familiar voice s...

Local shelter provides tips for pet safety on Halloween

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

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 basic precautions to take to keep your animal safe while celebrating, according to a press release. Ke...

Don’t pass the joint to pets

Photo by: Katia Berg

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 definitely isn’t uncommon to see more 420 friendly homes. Having a smoke session with friends can be...

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...

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 ...

The pros and woes of pet ownership

Illustration by Trevor Moore

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 apartment that allowed animals. A year later my cat has since gone back to Idaho to enjoy 20 acres o...

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