Pet & Critters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Jackie, I did not forget about you. Every minute of every day has been so busy since the newspaper came out with the story…just like you said. Another young (dog) mother, Thelma, gave birth to new puppies at the camp. We recorded it and gave the tape to Riverside County Animal Control and the Sheriff. […]

Dog Death Camp Raided – Animals Rescued

Dog Death Camp Raided – Animals Rescued

SKY VALLEY – Animal advocate Kitty Pallesen watched anxiously from Dillon Road as Riverside County Animal Control trucks raided the Dog Death Camp and rescued a pack of abused Queensland Heeler dogs on Thursday morning July 25, 2013. Four Animal Control trucks, six SUVs and one white van stormed the remote desert property in Fan […]

Dog Killing Fields In Sky Valley

Dog Killing Fields In Sky Valley

By Jackie Gladfelter Devereaux WARNING: This story and the photos that accompany it graphically portray dead and dying dogs which may be too gruesome for some readers. People under 18 are advised not to read this story or look at these photos. SKY VALLEY – Bernadette Schwenn, 64, a longtime resident of Sky Valley, was […]

Roadrunners Rock

Roadrunners Rock

By Kitty Pallesen Before I moved to the desert, the only roadrunner I had ever seen was on the cartoon show with Wiley E.Coyote. Beep, beep!  Remember how roadrunner was always outsmarting Wiley E?  Now I realize where that smart reputation comes from because they are indeed very smart and resourceful. Stats on roadrunners will […]

Weekend Getaway to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Weekend Getaway to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the blazing desert heat, then a trip to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido should be on every family’s summer vacation agenda. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a quick two hour drive from the Palm Springs area. The park is located at 15500 […]