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Evacuating Pets and Large Animals

dog inside a special plastic gray crate animal

Federal law requires the sheltering and evacuation of animals during natural disasters. The federal Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, passed in 2006, requires state and local agencies to develop emergency preparedness plans for individuals with pets and service animals.1 In case of an emergency, you should have a disaster plan; a Los Angeles County animal control company may not be able to care for your domestic dog or cat.

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How Halloween Gave Bats a Bad Reputation

bat on tree

Halloween is just around the corner and, for many people, that means trick-or-treating, pumpkins, ghouls, goblins, and bats. Bats are a part of the “spooky” side of Halloween and while your favorite Halloween store might have bat decor dangling from the ceiling, they often get a bad reputation that they don’t really deserve. In fact, bats are harmless and very beneficial for the environment!

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How to Know if That Racoon Has Rabies

wild raccoon climbing tree trunk

Movies and TV shows have taught us to look for animals with foaming mouths to identify those with rabies. However, this isn’t the only symptom to look for. There are many subtler signs. Seeing a raccoon during the day isn’t usually a cause for concern. They’re sometimes out and about looking for food or finding shelter. Signs you may need animal control in Los Angeles for a rabid raccoon include:

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How to Prevent Opossums from Entering Your Home

common opossum walking on new backyard fence

Opossums are generally considered a nuisance. Although they’re harmless and rarely carry rabies, opossums carry fleas that can infest indoor pets. Fleas from dead opossums with nothing to feed on can migrate deeper into living spaces; even flea larvae (which don’t need blood) can continue feeding on debris in hidden opossum nests until reaching maturity, at which point adult fleas will seek out new food sources.

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