News

Two local animal welfare providers to be honored Nov. 14

Memory book supplies will be available at tables curbside for those who want to share their gratitude, favorite memory, anecdote, and/or photo to help create a memory book for the family of each honoree.

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.

Features

Keeping pets safe during fireworks

Unlike people, animals do not understand that loud noises and visual displays are not dangerous.

Staff walk through to the new park area. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Pet Friends holds ribbon-cutting for beautification project

New area allows people and animals to sit, get acquainted and see if they are a good fit as a family.

SNIP Bus and crew provide spay and neuter services for pets and feral cats. Photo courtesy of SNIP Bus.

Government / Politics

Hollister Council approves $56K for SNIP Bus spay and neuter program

Services will be offered once a month for pets, in addition to four dates for feral cats.

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.

Photo provided by SNIP Bus.

Nonprofits

SNIP uses Community Foundation grant funds to provide spay and neuter services

Clinics held between January to May to reduce animal overpopulation and provide affordable services for pet owners in need.

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.

Susan Carpenter of Pet Friends with Bobby the dog. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pets ready for adoption

After owner's passing, Bobby the dog is ready for love.

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.

Vinnie of The GardenShoppe. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle

GardenShoppe hosts Vino with Vinnie

Pet Friends to receive 25% of bar proceeds on event days.

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.

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.

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OPINION: Pets are a source of unconditional love

The right pet can brighten your life - spend a lttle time and make a good selection

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Police / Fire

Hollister Animal Shelter offering free micro-chipping

Grant from local thrift shop makes the micro-chipping service free for locals