Thursday, October 23, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 33

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Santa Maria Sun / News

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Canine lives: Santa Barbara County Animal Services is getting reports of dog owners taking their contagious animals home without treatment

There’s one section of the Santa Maria Animal Center dedicated to sick dogs. While animals with contagious diseases are often isolated, this section of the facility has a few indications that the virus being contained is a bit more serious than most. One telltale sign? A tub of bleach and water, with which visitors must clean their shoes after setting foot in a particular stretch of hallway. Also, the quarantine signs. A few of the canines at the center, run by Santa Barbara County Animal Services at 548 W. Foster Roa... [ Read Article ]


Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Measure P

Ed. note: The following are all of the letters about Measure P received between our Oct. 14 press deadline and the deadline for this, the issue of Oct. 21. This opinion section--and its regular commentaries and Canary columns--will return to normal after the election season ends. What will Measure P supporters attack next? My family has deep roots here in Northern Santa Barbara County. We own land which has been used ... [ Read More ]