The Independent Celebrates Animals
The Fast & Furriest
Animals-both domestic and wild-add much to the charm of our seaside hamlet. Whether it be dogs playing on the beach; dolphins jumping through the waves just offshore; cows and horses grazing along the highway; cats in store windows; or mountain lions in the backcountry, Santa Barbarans are never far from their next animal encounter.
As such, we at The Independent like to devote a section of the paper to our furry, feathered, and scaly friends in our annual Animal Issue. The following pages include a story about Turtle Dreams, a reptile rescue and rehabilitation center; the benefits of holistic medicine for your pets; and a commentary about the perks of adopting an older dog or cat. So, read on : and be kind to animals!
Click on the following links to read more –
• An Ounce of Prevention – Helping Your Animals Stay Healthy Naturally by Alecia Evans
• A Turtle’s Dream Come True – Specialty Care Facility Thrives in Santa Barbara by Kristina Kuraz
• In Praise of Rescue Dogs (and Cats) – Better with Age by Lee Heller