December 22, 2012
'Tis the season of giving - pets, apparently. Local animal shelters have experienced a spike in pet adoptions in recent days in Burbank and Pasadena, and many more were expected to occur this weekend. On Dec. 15, when the Burbank Animal Shelter welcomed people to adopt animals at a 50% discount, 25 animals - mostly cats and dogs and a few rabbits - were adopted, about double the typical volume. “They're hoping to maybe get an animal for their children,” said Brenda Castaneda, superintendent of the Burbank Animal Shelter.
January 30, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Eighty-one animals were adopted from the city's annual Pet Adoption Center at the Media City Center, center coordinator Ellie Knapp said. The annual adoption drive, held in December, was staffed by city employees, senior volunteers, high school students and civic club members. Sixty of the animals were from the Burbank Animal Shelter and 21 were from Los Angeles and Glendale shelters, Knapp said. In 2000, over four weekends, the center adopted out 80 animals.
April 23, 2003
Molly Shore Paloma Urbina, a second-grader at Edison Elementary School, loves animals, and said she takes good care of the fish and two birds she has at home. While waiting for the school's Earth Week endangered animals assembly to begin Tuesday, Paloma said she was there to learn more about animals because they're an important part of the Earth. Caring for the environment and ensuring that it will continue for many generations is what Earth Week chairwoman Ilya Mindlin-Cox said she hoped children would learn from the assembly.
April 30, 2005
The Friends of the Burbank Library will conduct a book sale in the auditorium of the main branch library Tuesday through Saturday. Proceeds from the sale benefit the library. The book sale hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The main branch library is located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. For more information, call (818) 238-5600. Cash raised to help animals Sixth-grade students from David Starr Jordan Middle School raised money to benefit the medical needs of animals at the Burbank Animal Shelter.
February 20, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 17-year-old high school student, a writer, a marketing manager and a Disney employee have at least a few things in common: They love animals and are the newly elected members of the four-person Board of Directors of Volunteers at the Burbank Animal Shelter. The three new board members -- President Eva Sippel Carlin, Vice President John Speirs and Treasurer Tina Merrill -- and the incumbent Secretary, Sherre Nakamura, have some ambitious goals for shelter volunteers.
July 7, 2001
Lolita Harper HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Children ages 8 to 12 can traverse the wild outdoors and find out what goes on in nature when the sun goes down. The Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department is offering the Twilight Nature Camp, where kids can learn about bats, bobcats and astrology. Children will study different animals and then try to find them in nature at dusk, spokeswoman Carol Stiver Mercado said. The Twilight Nature Camp is from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Stough Nature Center.
July 25, 2007
Be wary of mercury in silver fillings To the parents of children who may undergo treatment at the YMCA dental clinic and next year at McKinley Elementary School ("Dental clinic to set up shop at school," Saturday): Are you aware of mercury's danger to our health? Do you know that mercury is highly toxic and makes up 50% of a silver filling? In dental offices employing nine or more people, a Proposition 65 warning of toxic substance (mercury) in use at that office must be posted, warning patients of its danger?
August 3, 2012
This is in regard to the proposal to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats in Burbank. Best Friends Animal Society wholeheartedly supports this proposal. Pet mills supply nearly 100% of U.S. pet stores. In these factory-like facilities, profit and maximum productivity take priority over the health and welfare of the animals. Pet stores that obtain their animals from mills are not an asset to the community. There are frequent reports of these animals having congenital or communicable diseases that cause heartache for unsuspecting customers who believe they are buying a pet from the best source possible.
October 16, 2004
Burbank Animal Shelter volunteers will have a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Castaway Restaurant. "Jazz It Up for Animals" features live music, a silent auction and will be co-hosted by Burbank residents, actress Linda Blair and Clive Pearse, of HGTV's "Design to Sell." Proceeds benefit services and programs, such as the kitten foster program, pet therapy at retirement homes, and it will also help animals with surgical and other medical needs.
February 9, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Dyane Burrows says she is no animal activist. Her trips to the Burbank Animal Shelter have traditionally consisted of renewing her licenses each year for her two springer spaniels, Sammy, 14, and Abby, 13. But when her parents died last year, the grandmother and longtime Burbank resident decided to donate $5,000 to the Burbank Animal Shelter in their memory. Burrows' hopes for the money are twofold. "First, I just wanted to help a family get the dog spayed or neutered if they can't afford to," Burrows said.