Animal Rescue Unit Organizing

By Bret Bradigan

In the wake of the killing of the black bear that took up residence in an East Aliso Street pine tree, efforts are underway to establish a well-trained and well-equipped volunteer animal rescue unit. Tom Farmer, former Ojai Search and Rescue team member, offered to be the contact person for this effort. “I’d be happy to spearhead such an effort,” he said. He said as long as Ojai has avocados and water, it will attract bears, and the chance of a repeat of Saturday’s bear killing will be likely. Farmer, who described himself as a “recovered bear

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