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January 5, 2012
Hello, we're Inky and Minky. We are 5 months old and brother and sister. We are ragdoll mix, medium-length-haired cats.  We are extremely affectionate, love to be petted, adore attention and like giving kisses.  We are fixed, microchipped and up to date on all our shots. We are looking for a loving forever home. Please call Animal Crackers Pet Rescue at (949) 499-1988.
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By Ashley Breeding | April 4, 2008
A year ago, veterinarian Matthew Wheaton had to put down a black lab puppy that he would have otherwise operated on, because the owners couldn’t afford to pay the cost of the required surgery to save their pet. Since the heart-wrenching experience, he has made it his mission to ensure he will never face such a predicament again. A lifelong Lagunan and veterinarian of 12 years who has managed his own practice since July 2000, Wheaton recently founded the Orange County Pet Rescue Center, a nonprofit organization that will help local pet rescue groups save adoptable cats and dogs from euthanasia in high-kill shelters by providing veterinary care while looking for loving families to adopt them.
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March 12, 2004
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to Thurston Middle School and asked students the question: 'Who is your favorite teacher?' "Mrs. [Tammy] Bonneville. She teaches language arts and is really fun and nice." ANGIE ASHLEY, 12 "Mrs. [Gay] Piveroff. She teaches language arts. She makes it interesting and fun and it's been really easy for now." NICOLE ZIMMERMAN, 12 "Mr. [Richard] Selin. He teaches science. He's my favorite teacher because he's funny while he teaches us."
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October 25, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Costumes, candy and eerie jack-o-lanterns make Halloween night one of the most eagerly anticipated celebrations of the year. But it's a potentially hazardous one for pets. "Although Halloween has been quiet here in the past, this is just a prevention measure," Animal Shelter Director Nancy Goodwin said. One of the biggest culprits for a trip to the vet is candy. Chocolate can be downright poisonous for dogs and cellophane or tin foil wrappings can cause choking, Goodwin said.
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November 14, 2003
Mike Swanson The Laguna Beach Fire Dept. will be the first in Orange County to be equipped with oxygen masks for pets by the end of the month, thanks to a $1,200 donation by a Realtor in town. Cathy Bendall of Dana Point bought one set of four pet oxygen masks for each of Laguna's six fire engines and donated them to the Laguna Beach Firefighters Assn. Once firefighters are trained to use them, which Battalion Chief Jeff LaTendresse said should take about two weeks, Laguna's pets suffering from smoke inhalation will be in better hands.
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By Ashley Breeding | January 21, 2010
Blue, a 9-week-old husky mix with warm brown eyes and seemingly oversized paws, was recently dumped on the side of a desert highway, along with his friend Buck, a shepherd mix of the same age. Abandoned and left to fend for themselves, the pups were discovered and rescued by a friend of local animal caretaker Gina Kantzabedian, who took them in despite her rescue center’s poor economic state. “I rescue about 40 dogs that are left on the side of the road each year,” Kantzabedian said.
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By Ashley Breeding | May 21, 2009
Two years ago, Gina Kantzabedian, owner of Animal Crackers Pet Supply in Laguna Beach, rescued an Egyptian pharaoh hound named Angel, who had just given birth to eight puppies at a local high-kill animal shelter. Kantzabedian said a full-grown dog of this breed typically weighs 40 pounds. Due to mistreatment by her former “caretakers” at the shelter, Angel weighed 9 pounds. “You could count every bone in her little body,” she said. After an excruciating 18-day rescue mission, Angel’s puppies were so malnourished that only four made it home with Kantzabedian and her crew.
NEWS
July 2, 2004
Protecting your animals July 4th According to the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, celebrating the Fourth of July is fun for people but not for pets. It recommends keeping pets inside in a safe and quiet place. Animal hearing is more sensitive than people's. For pets who become nervous or upset, consult a veterinarian about tranquilizers. The vet will prescribe according to weight, age and condition of the animal. It is important to consult a veterinarian because tranquilizers can overdose or become toxic when combined with other medications, flea collars or sprays.
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October 29, 2013
Sugar is a 15-week-old female golden doodle mix. She was abandoned at the animal rescue operation because her owner did not want her anymore. She is currently at the veterinarian's office where she is to have surgery for a unilateral ectopic ureter. Sugar is a very sweet, loyal and loving little girl. Animal Crackers is currently accepting donations to help her get the $8,000 surgery needed to live a happy and healthy life. If you are interested in donating to Sugar's surgery, go to http://www.animalcrackerspetrescue.org . If you are her loving forever home, call Animal Crackers Pet Rescue at (949)
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October 3, 2013
We have enjoyed Laguna Beach's Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off for nine years with our dogs. And this year was no exception. My husband and our two red Labradors, Red Waggin and Salsa Maria, had a great afternoon. Thank you to the sponsors and everyone who puts on this great event. Joanne Culverhouse, again, was outstanding as the emcee. But in my excitement and haste, I didn't thank the judges of the Pet Parade, who awarded Red Waggin 2nd place in the senior category. We simply adore our hard-working therapy dogs, but it's so nice to have the judges see them as gorgeous also.
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By Bryce Alderton | September 11, 2013
Faith and dogs: two things that mean a lot to a lot of people. Three friends from Laguna Beach have combined the two into an online clothing line for canines, complete with catchy phrases that appeal to Christians, Jews and people of other religions. Cotton shirts bear phrases such as Bonefied Christian, Kiss Me I'm Chewish, Doggie Lama and Latter Day Saint, according to Cynthia Jenkins, co-owner of Temple of Dog with partners Shade Degges and Jenny Gardenswartz. The idea emerged about a year ago when Jenkins, Degges and Gardenswartz were at the beach with their families at summer's end. The group started joking about dog clothes, and eventually what started out as fun led to an idea for a business, said Degges, who was raised Baptist.
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By Michael Miller | June 20, 2013
Animal Crackers Pet Rescue's new shelter isn't much to look at now - just a spacious room in a Laguna Woods strip mall with packing materials lying around and grooves in the concrete floor showing where walls will be. The staff, though, already has a vivid picture of how the facility will look when funds and permits come in. Tuesday afternoon, founder Gina Katzenbedian and volunteer Jeannie Poshek gave an informal tour of the facility and pointed...
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