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Is Living Free Always a Good Thing?
the Animal Control perspective

Categorized as: Community & Neighborhood
Event tags: Law, Lecture, Animal


Packs of wild dogs, as well as colonies of feral cats, roam America’s city streets and back country roads. Lingering on the edge of domestication, they live in dilapidated buildings, old cars and sewers – anywhere that will shelter them from summer’s blistering heat or winter’s bitter cold. Some are abandoned pets; others were born on the streets. In order to survive, these animals have to scavenge garbage or kill wildlife. Town of Yucca Valley Animal Care and Control Manager Melanie Crider and Animal Control Officer Kim Casey will present a lecture on the Town’s Animal Control and Shelter operations, addressing the problems with stray animals, the importance of licensing your dog, and the newly adopted California animal laws. This presentation will be held on Thursday, August 23, starting at noon; admission is free and iced tea will be served.

For more than 45 years the Hi-Desert Nature Museum has been dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural, artistic and cultural heritage of the Morongo Basin and High Desert. The Museum seeks to inspire wonder, discovery, understanding, and responsibility in its community and visitors through exhibits, programs, and collections in the arts, history, and natural sciences. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free; donations support the educational mission of the Museum. For more information, contact the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at (760) 369-7212 or see our web site at Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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