Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

3850 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

(310)391-6741

www.marvistavet.com

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July 2016

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ARGONAUT NEWS IS COLLECTING BALLOTS FOR THE BEST OF THE WESTSIDE EDITION


We have been in the top 3 for the last 2 years and hope we have earned a top spot again.
Please vote for us for Best Veterinary Clinic at:

www.argonautnews.com

Votes are accepted through July 27th and you must vote in at least 20 categories for
your vote to count.

We strive to provide the best primary care service for your pet and hope to continue to do so.
We thank each and every one of you for choosing us.

DID YOU KNOW...
that it is illegal to leave an animal unattended in a parked car in California if doing so endangers its health or well being?

If weather conditions, lack of ventilation or water etc. are deemed inappropriate for a pet being in a car, the law mandates a fine of $100 per animal so long as none of the animals are actually harmed. If an animal is harmed, the fine is $500 and a maximum of 6 months in jail. If it is determined that actual animal neglect has occurred, then the crime is elevated to animal abuse and is punishable by up to 3 years in state prison.

If you are concerned about a pet in a hot car and the owner cannot be quickly located, call 911.

Are you liable if you break the car window yourself? Maybe, but if AB 797 passes, probably not. This bill was written to protect Good Samaritans from liability should it be necessary to rescue an animal before law enforcement arrives. To save the animal, according to this bill, you must:

1) Determine that the car is really locked
2) Call 911, animal control or other agency to notify them of the situation
3) Use no more force than necessary to get to the animal
4) Turn the animal over to proper law enforcement when they arrive (don't give it back to the owner).
    The bill also exempts rescuers from liability for damage to the car sustained during rescue.

This bill has almost completed its passage but you can still support it here:

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=072F418E994F47E664541558BCEF1AF0.app357b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=7217&autologin=true&s_src=em_ha060916


ON THAT SAME NOTE: OUR FEATURED EXTERNAL LINK

http://mydogiscool.com/

This is a really great web site for learning about the dangers of heat stroke for dogs in hot cars.

We know you're aware but help others be aware, too, and share.

The AVMA weighs in as well at:

www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Hot-Cars-and-Loose-Pets.aspx?utm_source=smartbrief&utm_medium=email

Thank You For Our New Referrals

If you refer a friend to our hospital and they come in for medical services, we issue a $25 credit to your account as a gesture of appreciation. This month we would like to thank

Joseph Wohrle
Nicole Wojahn


Next month maybe you can be on the list.

Our hospital offers chiropractic services as well as shockwave therapy for arthritis pain once a month with Dr. Jenny Johnson.

Dr. Johnson's next day for chiropractic will be Thursday, August 11th. Make your appointments while there is still room on the schedule.

For more information: visit:  www.oakhillshockwave.com

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