Staff at the San Benito Veterinary Center, formerly called the Hollister Veterinary Clinic. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle

Local veterinarian hangs up stethoscope after 29 years in Hollister

From treating pet mice to handling Great Danes, Jerry Leroux has seen a lot in nearly 50 years of practicing veterinary medicine.

Horses at Dreamweaver Ranch. Photo courtesy of Shelby Martin.

Ag

Local horse ranch opens its doors to evacuated animals

An ewe gives birth to three lambs during its stay.

Supervisor Jim Gillio, Sandie Weis, Lisa Sears, Melanie Scherer, Susan Hilden, Adrian Sanchez, Barbara Rubio, Hollister Police Chief David Westrick, and Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. Photos by Karie Stephens.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mobile animal clinic snips 1,000th local pet

SNIP Bus returns to Hollister for low-cost spay and neuter options.

Photo by Heather Graham.

Health

Keeping your pets safe from the summer heat

Hollister Animal Shelter recommends leaving pets at home, not in vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Public Health gives steps to prevent illness from animal exhibits

As community members set out to enjoy the summer fair season, attendees should take precautionary infection control steps when coming into contact with animals.

While celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July may be fun for San Benito County residents, it is important for pet owners to take precautions to keep their animals safe. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

How to keep your pets safe on the Fourth of July

Fireworks can make animals anxious or cause them to run away.

Forgiving Paws co-founders Maggie Lairson and Kathleen Smith shared their passion for helping pets in San Benito County with BenitoLink. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Nonprofits

Forgiving Paws carries on as thrift shop closes

Animal-focused nonprofit going in new direction.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

New state laws taking effect in 2019

Legislation concerning cannabis, law enforcement, environment and more.

The Snip Bus comes to Hollister Dec. 7, 8 and 9. Photo courtesy of Snip Bus Facebook Page.

Nonprofits

Spay and Neuter clinic coming to Hollister

Low-cost Snip Bus clinic arrives in December.

4-H and FFA members sold their animals on Oct. 6 during the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Benito County Fair. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Agriculture

Livestock auction teaches youth

4-H and FFA members learn the value of hard work and letting go.

Board members Peggy Darington (left) and Susan Carpenter introduced attendees to adoptable dogs from Pet Friends. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Nonprofits

Pizza for Paws exceeds fundraising expectations

Community giving keeps Pet Friends’ doors open.

Photo from Pixabay

Nonprofits

Pet Friends invites community to the 5th Annual Fur Ball Dinner and Auction

The event helps the no kill-shelter with year-round expenses

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Agriculture

A shelter from the storm

The Bolado Park Fairgrounds has taken in hundreds of animals displaced by recent flooding in the county

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Health

Do you know your pet can get you sick?

Affection toward pets can lead to infection

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Agriculture

Include pets, livestock in your emergency plan

Emergency planning should include large and small animals