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On any given day, Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) accepts dozens of dogs and cats in need of a home. You may want to consider adopting an older animal, however, rather than a puppy or kitten or a rambunctious “teenage” pet. Older pets are move likely to be calm, already housetrained, and less susceptible to unpredictable behavior. Older animals are often more easily physically managed by elderly persons than stronger, excitable younger animals; yet older pets still confer the same medical and emotional benefits on their owners as younger animals do. Animal shelter staff can help potential adopters find the most suitable animal for their lifestyle, ensuring a great match between pet and person.

The American alligator can reach over 14 feet in length and kill prey as large as cattle. Most homes cannot accommodate such a large predator. These animals can cause serious infections from bites, causing limb amputations, knock you down with a whip of their tail while it breaks your legs, and even kill you with their bite force of around 2000 pounds. You don’t want to see a male gator during mating season These animals should be respected but not kept as pets.

HEALTHY PETS DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Dr. Karen Becker cannot answer specific questions about your pet’s medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Your pet’s medical protocol should be given by your holistic veterinarian.

If you believe your pet is at the shelter, visit us during business hours Please bring a form of photo ID and proof of ownership, and be prepared to pay applicable redemption fees While we love caring for the animals here, we would like this to be your pet’s first and only visit to us! Review our Lost Pet Prevention tips to keep your pet safely at home.

When i had Snakes as pets i also had pet rats. (babies fed to the snakes) This allowed me to do some selected breading and i even created rats that had doberman coulors. Anyway during this time i did a simple experiment where i introduced a baby mouse to the rat tank becasue i knew that they would take it in as a pet which they did. The teenage rats used to stick it in this log and pull it out after dinner and play with it and then stick it back in the log. when they were sleeping the mouse used to come out and eat. If a rat saw it it would run back into its log. Everyone said the rats would just eat it. If you came acros it in nature you would only see mice. Not the relationship as pet keeping.