Autumn Safety Tips For Pets

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. The cooler temperatures, changing colors, trick or treaters and upcoming holidays, and of course pumpkin spice everything! With each new season, there are different issues to be aware of when keeping our pets safe. Autumn is no different, with some fall specific things to watch out for as we head into the cooler months. This post will list several things to keep an eye out for while we head into sweater weather with our pets.

Fosters Are Needed

Leave No Paws Behind is an all foster based rescue. What that means is that we don't have a facility, shelter, kennel, or farm where we can place the animals we rescue. We rely on fosters offering to take our rescues into their own homes. Without fosters, we can't rescue animals, as we have no where for them to go.

Leave No Paws Behind Summer Updates

Hi everyone! Here is hoping you've found a way to keep cool this summer. We are in the middle of a heat wave here in California, which seems like it starts in January and lasts until October these days 😃. We have a lot of news to share with you, and thought the blog would be a great way to do it!

Create An Evacuation Plan

We are an animal rescue in Southern California. California suffers tragically every year from destructive and devastating wildfires in the hotter months, and mudslides in the rainy season. As such, our thoughts immediately go to the animals. How are they doing, can people take them to shelters, are the animals getting fresh food, clean water, medications, a dry place to sleep? Being from California and the heart of earthquake territory, we are taught from an early age to "be prepared" in case of a disaster. In many cases, disaster strikes with no warning. Wildfires, earthquakes, flash floods, tornadoes, there are any number of things that can lead to massive power outages, infrastructure loss, homelessness, an inability to contact friends and loved ones, and a need to be self reliant until help arrives.

The Health Benefits of Living With Pets

Did you know that having pets in your life comes with some very positive affects to your health? Some may seem obvious, and others may surprise you. We will tell you about just a few of the great things that happen when you share your life with a pet.

Happy Rescueversary Rambo!

In June, we normally celebrate our anniversary (we just celebrated our 7th, click here) but this year we are also celebrating Rambo's rescueversary! It was one year ago today that we pulled Rambo from the Baldwin Park Animal Care center, suffering horribly and in a lot of pain. At the time we rescued him, we were told he had an auto immune disease, that he may have chemical burns, and that he probably didn't have long.

Pancreatitis In Dogs

Pancreatitis in dogs can be extremely dangerous. It is a health issue that all pet owners should be familiar with in order to recognize the signs and symptoms, as it can be life threatening. It is fairly common in canines, and isn't age, breed, or gender specific. Let's start with explaining what the pancreas is. The pancreas creates enzymes that aid in digesting food and produces insulin which helps regulate blood sugar.