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The Humane Society of Ventura County was founded in the 1970s. They've rescued several animals during their service and are most noted for sheltering those affected by the Thomas Wildfire.
Our companionship with dogs not only goes back generations, it's in our DNA. Featured Writer, Emily McArdle, shares the development human-canine relationships in her piece, "Survival of the Friendliest"
A collaboration of her mother's fabrics, colors, and images of visiting magpies, Featured Artist, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, depicts beautiful collaboration in her collection, Nefelibata.
Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad Nefelibata
Sherry Shahan Boy Shepherder
Lindsey Morrison Grant Bren & Metie
Karla Linn Merrifield Avian Rainbow through Binoculars, “Adaptability”: Lessons from Costa Rica and Plastidon inexpectatus in Six Mile Cypress Slough
Rachel Davies I'll speak for Pongo Pygmaeus
Juanita Smart Sestina for the Dog Struck and Killed
Along Interstate I-80 and Porcupine Points of View
Betsy Packard Drives
Roy Duffield The Truth is Pigeons, Myxomatosis and Okanagan haiku –or– Frog, reincarnated
Michael Jerome Cunningham Earthworm
James B. Nicola Terrier on Your Lap and Lucky Stroll, a True Tale
Rebecca Ruth Gould How Cats Give Birth
Mari-Carmen Marín Mi Chiquitilla
Randel McCraw Helms Rosie and Carlo, Emily Dickinson’s Dog
Kiersa Recktenwald Rare Bear and In Great Waters
Art and Cartoons
John Darling Humane Society of Ventura County
Claudia Flisi Dead Dog Barking
Maie Nerz Iribarne The Harbinger
Matias Travieso-Diaz Carmen
Mary Grace van der Kroef Fireflies of Red and Blue
John Darling Buddy's Blanket
Marissa James Meredith and the Mastodon
Arthur Mitchell Finding Eden
Marcie Roman Still Life, circa 1989
Anastasia Jill The Identity of Swans
Emily McArdle Survival of the Friendliest
Mia Innocenti Saturated With Butterflies
Gargi Mehra A Friend for Onesie
Kate Mayer Mangan Roosters and Roses
Cortnie Duran Where are You Going?