• Diana Mathur

Revisiting Susan Clark at Topanga Animal Rescue

One of my favorite pieces written for Topanga New Times (Deember 2020) profiles Susan Clark.

Hands holding tiny kitten with little cast on leg.
Kitten with Cast on Leg on the Mend, Photo by Susan Clark

Susan continues to care for our canyon’s wildlife. At a recent Topanga Chamber of Commerce meeting, Susan said she’s gathering hard evidence to document mountain lion and bobcat death by rat poison.

Susan Clark Rescues Fawn During Covid Outbreak, Photo from Susan Clark

When disaster strikes, be it fire, pandemic or economic crisis – it’s not only people who are displaced, injured and stressed out -- but also animals.



For the past 27 years, Topanga Animal Rescue (TAR), spearheaded by Susan Clark, has relocated a beehive, resettled a homeless swan, revived a dehydrated parrot, nursed a juvenile Great Horned Owl blown from its nest by high winds, and otherwise saved our pets and wildlife.

TopangaAnimalRescue.org.

Contributions cover medicines, food, medical care and transportation. No salaries are paid to rescuers or to members of the TAR Board.


When not on a case, Susan is a writer and has published her work locally under “Tails of Topanga.” Very entertaining!



“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” — Mahatma Gandhi