It is heartbreaking to hear that Animal Crackers in the Laguna Beach Albertsons shopping center is being forced to leave. Gina Katzenbedian, the owner of the shop, has selflessly given of herself to the orphaned animals that come to her and is devoted to finding them good homes.
She and her wonderful staff are always supportive to customers. Those of us who come to her shop for pet supplies soon discover that the people who work there consider their work to be a true calling. They really care about animals and the people who love them.
I'm hoping that a miracle happens to help Katzenbedian and her crew stay where they are or at least somewhere else in Laguna Beach — the town would feel pretty soulless without them.
Pantry grateful for donations
Laguna's urban gardeners are having bountiful harvests this year. The Laguna Food Pantry already has received bumper crops of apples, arugula, basil, grapefruits, lemons, lettuce, nectarines, oranges, peaches, peppers, spinach and zucchini.