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I lost my mind when my cat left

I lost my mind when my cat left

Samerah Begzad,
Contributor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Our indoor family cat Simba, a Tabby mix, had been with us for 13 years when he went missing on March 10. We noticed he was missing in the morning and assumed he escaped from the balcony of our Union City townhouse — where his litter box is — because there were two cats that always meowed to him...

Adopt don’t shop: The downside of buying your pets

Adopt don’t shop: The downside of buying your pets

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Features

During the summer of 2015, I adopted my dog, Gus, a large fluffy ombre brown Chow Chow mix from the Long Beach Animal Shelter. My mom, little sister and I had decided that we wanted a dog. As long as it was from a shelter, I did not care which breed it was. Within one minute of entering the facility, ...

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