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Due to increased volume, Walker County, Georgia is considering combining animal control and animal shelter

Due to an increase in animal control calls and admissions to the Walker County Animal Shelter, the county commission is considering combining the animal control department with the shelter and adding new positions. “One of the challenges we have in Walker County with animal control is that our volume is increasing,” Chair Shannon Whitfield said at the county’s monthly meeting ...

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A new city animal shelter and fire station will open in Pearland in April

Two facility openings in April in Pearland will mean further digging for the city’s firefighters and homeless animal population. In the fall of 2020, the city council hired Durotech General Contractors to build a replacement fire station #4 and a new animal shelter, dubbed the Shari D. Coleman Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. The contractor took on both projects to ...

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Mesa County Animal Services helps reduce neutering costs at local veterinarians

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) – Mesa County Animal Services is working with eleven participating local veterinarians to provide spaying and neutering vouchers to pet owners. This is thanks to a generous grant from the Animal Assistance Foundation and will reduce costs to $25 per animal. The only requirement is proof of current rabies vaccination. The program runs from March 1 ...

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Animal Advisory Board Debates Citywide Microchipping Mandate

Wednesday February 16th, 2022 by Kali Bramble Members of the Austin Animal Advisory Board clashed last Monday with a proposal that would mandate the use of microchips for all pet owners in the city. As a result of a study by volunteer researchers at UT Austin, the commission’s microchip task force encouraged recommendation of the terms of reference to city ...

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Montgomery County Commissioners Express Concern Over Admission to Animal Shelters

The pandemic and other challenges have strained the resources available at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Journal) Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include December admission records from Montgomery County Animal Services During a Feb. 8 commissioners’ court session, Montgomery County commissioners received a briefing from county animal shelter director Aaron Johnson about difficulties with ...

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Days of bullying roosters at a North Carolina animal shelter are over after a heroic soul adopts him

‘We sent him to his new home with an anger management recommendation’: Rooster Cluck Norris is adopted from North Carolina animal shelter after sheriff’s office begs someone to adopt the bird aggressive Notorious rooster Cluck Norris was finally adopted from a North Carolina animal shelter after a plea from the sheriff’s office for someone to take the bird in The ...

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Valley animal sanctuary will remain in local hands

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The owners of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (SVASC) met Thursday, Feb. 3 to talk about the inner workings of the shelter. SVASC is operated by Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County, but Waynesboro currently serves as the fiscal agent. Waynesboro submitted a request for proposals (RFP) in November to find someone to take on the ...

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January 31 – Chatham County to Host Virtual Public Animal Services Pledge Meeting | Local governments and politics

January 31, 2022 – Chatham County Animal Services will host a virtual public engagement meeting to educate and update residents on current services and gather feedback for strategic direction. Chatham County Animal Services enforces county animal control ordinances and operates the county’s open-admission animal shelter. Animal services officers respond to many complaints, including nuisance complaints, neglect, bite reports, and stray ...

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Pet Project 2022: These cats, dogs and rabbits are available for adoption from shelters in Massachusetts on January 28

To note: While most shelters have closed to the public, many are still meeting potential adopters through dating. Please visit the shelter’s website or call for information on adopting or promoting an animal at this time. Through Pet Project, MassLive features pets available for adoption at rescue organization shelters across Massachusetts. With the participation of the shelters listed below, many ...

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Report offers recommendations for improvement at Sumter County Animal Shelter

A recent assessment of the Sumter County Animal Shelter by a national animal welfare organization offers a plan to improve the shelter’s operations, reduce its population and preserve its no-slaughter status. A report analyzing the flaws and offering recommendations from the Best Friends Animal Society was presented to the stewards on Tuesday evening. At a workshop meeting next month, commissioners ...

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Exotic animal horror show must shut down: auction managers shown terrorizing and abusing wildlife

PETA Video Footage Reveals Wallaby, Coatimundi and Other Animals Being Manhandled For immediate release:January 25, 2022 Contact:Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382 Shelby, North Carolina – A PETA Eyewitness Investigation in Shelby’s Alternative Livestock Auction at the Cleveland County Agriculture Livestock Exchange shows vulnerable species of animals – including wild animals native to other countries – being physically abused, manhandled and tormented by ...

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Animal shelter receives $15,000 from mysterious deceased donor

On Thursday, January 20, when the Guilford County Board of Commissioners holds its next virtual regular meeting, there may be some disagreement on some agenda items, but there is one point that all nine commissioners will support from all heart. Commissioners will approve receipt of a donation to the Guilford County Animal Shelter for nearly $15,000 from an anonymous individual ...

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Rescue calls for animal adoption center

As Coweta County continues to grow, putting more and more pressure on animal services and local humane societies and rescue organizations, the idea of ​​an “adoption center” is on the rise again. discussed. Adoption centers are different from animal shelters or dog pounds and are designed to be more welcoming to potential adopters. Several local animal welfare volunteers recently appeared ...

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At full capacity, Bryan Animal Center asks for help

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The Bryan Animal Center is currently at capacity, and they say they need the community to come out and adopt pets in need. Animal Services Supervisor Ashley Rodriguez said he has seen a major influx of animals being brought to the center. This week alone, 20 to 30 dogs were brought in. Rodriguez isn’t sure why ...

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Kern County Animal Services No Longer a Deathless Shelter After Raised Euthanasia | News

After a year in which Kern County Animal Services achieved a long-standing goal of successfully finding homes for 90 percent of the animals that have passed through its doors, the rate of euthanasia has rebounded. From June 2020 to June 2021, Animal Services saved 91% of all animals delivered to the department, a ratio that allowed the shelter to be ...

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Editorial: Start the New Year by adopting a pet from a shelter | Editorials

The story of Ellie the three-legged dog should serve as an inspiration for people to start a new year with a new family member, cat or dog from one of the many shelters in the area. Washington County Humane Society program director Halee Robinson said Ellie was a normal dog who led a normal life until she was attacked by ...

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CAPA Pet of the Week: Panda and Pennell | Pets

Panda and Pennell are a beautiful pair of bound rabbits available for adoption at the Santa Maria Animal Center. Panda is a 5 month old female, white and black shorthair rabbit and Pennell is a 5 month old male black shorthair rabbit. Panda is sweet and gentle and Pennell is the rebellious couple who love to put on a show ...

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New Animal Resource Center impacting animal welfare | Jamestown News

While the new 33,000 square foot Animal Resource Center, which opened on November 2 at 980 Guilford College Road, is impressive, for Jorge Ortega the building is not about appearance but functionality. For this, Ortega, director of Guilford County Animal Services, gives it five stars. The emphasis is on the well-being – mental and physical – of the animals, as ...

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Bad condition horses rescued from Riverbank property

Oakdale Equine Rescue An animal welfare investigation rescued 30 horses on Monday from a property in an unincorporated area of ​​Riverbank. “I can tell you the animals were in really bad shape,” said Annette Bedsworth, executive director of Stanislaus County Animal Services. She said horses generally suffer from inadequate nutrition and care. Authorities determined that two horses had been stolen ...

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forever homes for all animals by the new year

LYNDHURST – The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is hosting Home for the Howlidays this Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. until all animals find homes, the animal shelter said. The animal shelter expects an exciting and busy day and encourages people to plan to arrive early. Here are some steps you can take to speed up the adoption process: ...

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Corinne T. Smith Animal Center hires Braston Gray as director

Bulletin Special | Brownwood Bulletin The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center has announced the hiring of Braston Gray, a native of Brownwood, who has worked in Lubbock for several years, as the new manager. Gray replaces Leona Cleveland as director of the Brownwood Animal Center. The center said in a press release: The Corinne T. Smith Animal Center (CTSAC) is ...

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Pet of the Week at Burke County Animal Services | Local news

Thanos is a 2 year old dog ready to be adopted by Burke County Animal Services. Paws is a 2 year old cat ready to be adopted by Burke County Animal Services. Many dogs and cats are available for adoption at Burke County Animal Services. Animal shelter technician Trinity Johnson wants all of the animals in the shelter to find ...

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Pet Project 2021: animals available for adoption in Massachusetts on November 11

To note: While most shelters have closed their doors to the public, many still meet potential adopters on dates. Please visit the shelter’s website or call for information on adopting or placing an animal at this time. Through Pet Project, MassLive is showcasing pets available for adoption at rescue organizations’ shelters across Massachusetts. With the participation of the shelters listed ...

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An ‘unsung hero’: ‘Dr. Jen’ is Kitsap’s best animal advocate

When Eric Stevens joined Kitsap Humane Society, the non-profit agency dedicated to caring for animals in need, in 2012, she struggled to keep its doors open. His dire financial situation had impacted the agency’s ability to provide services to homeless animals and their adoptive owners. “The organization was on the verge of bankruptcy,” Stevens said in a Kitsap Humane Society ...

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LA Animal Services Pet Pantry Opening Third

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A third LA Animal Services pet pantry will open Sunday at the North Central Animal Services Center. “At LA Animal Services, we believe the best place for pets is with the families who love them, even in tough times,” LA Animal Services general manager Dana Brown said in a statement. “The sustainability of the Pet Food ...

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LA animal shelters approaching capacity, urging Angelinos to adopt or foster

LINCOLN HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Animal service officials in Los Angeles are urgently looking for Angelinos to adopt or welcome a pet. According to Animal Services, all of their six shelters are nearly full. “Our center can accommodate around 1,700 animals. I think right now that’s the population and around 1,000 of them are dogs,” said Agnes Sibal-Von Debschitz, ...

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s ‘Together and Grateful’ Animal Adoptions Offered in November

includes free medical insurance for your new pet through Trupanion Offer includes sterilization, microchip, current vaccinations, free medical insurance through Trupanion and a county tag (with an approved claim) BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Animal Services is offering free dog and cat adoptions for the month of November. Offer includes sterilization / sterilization, microchip, current vaccinations, free medical insurance ...

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Animal shelter seeks to make more room in the filling facility

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – An abundance of furry friends leaves little vacancy at Winnebago County Animal Services. Recently, around 20 dogs and 70 cats are patiently waiting to be adopted on any given day. “There has been an influx of cats and dogs into our facility, mostly stray dogs,” says DeShawn Christiansen, shelter operations coordinator. “We struggle a bit to ...

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Animal shelter workers to be charged with the death of 7 puppies | New

Pets in Need, Palo Alto’s contracted animal services agency, is a deathless shelter, but three of its employees have now been cited and are charged with animal cruelty and neglect in the deaths of seven puppies, a Palo Alto Police press release said Tuesday. The puppies died during transport from the Central Valley on August 2. The three employees had ...

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Bryan Animal Center at full capacity, pets looking for homes

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The Bryan Animal Center is currently at full capacity, which means there are tons of sweet animals that are in desperate need of a home forever. The easiest way to adopt your new furry baby is to visit the Bryan Animal Center website and complete an application. You can also browse the website to see which ...

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Utahns and Salt Lake County Animal Services Help Animals Ravaged by Hurricane Ida in New Orleans

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Utahns lend a hand in Louisiana to the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Ida. Salt Lake County Animal Services (SLCoAS) traveled to New Orleans to answer animal control calls, provide care for shelter animals, and help reunite lost animals with their owners. “Salt Lake County is honored to help the people and pets ...

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Animal shelters brace for increased number of pets as moratorium on evictions ends

CONTRA COSTA, Calif. (KRON) – When the moratoriums on evictions end, some tenants will be forced to decide what to do with their pets. Some animal shelters are planning an increase in reception over the next few months. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst – This is how many Bay Area shelters are preparing for the end ...

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animal shelter closed due to potential employee exposure to COVID-19

The possible exposure of staff to the delta variant of the coronavirus has temporarily closed the Cleveland County Animal Shelter. Some shelter workers may have been exposed to the delta variant and county officials want to ensure the well-being of not only these workers, but those in the public who might buy a new furry friend, said Tony Adair, director. ...

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City Council approves ordinance allowing backyard chickens in Plano

The ordinance states that residents must be approved for a permit with the animal services department before owning chickens. (Courtesy of Adobe Stock) Plano residents can now raise chickens in their own backyards after a new city ordinance was approved at the September 27 council meeting. Council members voted 7-1 in favor of allowing backyard hens. Jamey Cantrell, director of ...

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Wake County Animal Shelter needs foster families as facility reaches capacity

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – With restless tails and hopeful faces, the animals at Wake County Animal Center are waiting for someone to bring them home. But right now, Wake County Animal Services has more pets available than people to adopt them. Animal services director Dr Jennifer Federico said there were around 100 animals for adoption at the center and 180 ...

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Texas SPCA relocates Mississippi homeless cats displaced by Hurricane Ida – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Texas SPCA is helping save animal lives before what is expected to be devastating Hurricane Ida. The animal welfare organization transferred 32 ownerless cats from the Humane Society of South Mississippi in anticipation of the impending arrival of Hurricane Ida on Saturday, August 28. READ MORE: “It was happening to us directly”: some Louisianans are heading ...

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Clear Shelter highlight: Centerton Animal Shelter

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 / 7:05 PM CDT / Update: Aug 23, 2021 / 7:05 PM CDT CENTERTON, Ark. (KNWA / FOX24) – It’s time for the shelter to adopt pets and support local animal shelters. The first local shelter to highlight is the Centerton Animal Shelter. Cody Wilson is the director of animal services at the shelter. He said ...

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New wave of winds fuel fury over northern California wildfires

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Crews were digging and burning lines of fire amid another round of high winds that … PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) – Crews were digging and burning lines of fire amid another round of high winds that contributed to the fury of a wildfire in northern California. “We have a shootout ahead of us and the wind today ...

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Athens-Clarke Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to welcome dogs and cats

The Athens Animal Shelter is teeming with cats and dogs during a seasonal peak that has inflated the facility to near capacity. Athens-Clarke County Animal Services operates a shelter for abandoned and stray animals, primarily cats and dogs. The shelter has 53 dog cages and as of Friday they had 55 dogs, including a mother and eight puppies, who were ...

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More than 450 pets are to be adopted or placed in the Miami-Dade shelter, especially large and senior dogs

DORAL, Florida – Miami-Dade Animal Services is appealing to the public after an extremely large number of cats and dogs are in desperate need of permanent or temporary homes, especially older ones. According to Miami-Dade Animal Services, every year during the summer months, animal welfare and rescue organizations across the country experience an influx of pets in need of loving ...

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Maddie’s Fund Selects Pima Animal Care Center for Foster Care Study

Audible stories brought to you by Prescott Valley’s new print voice, TG Magazine. Arizona State University’s Canine Science Collaboratory is in partnership with Pima Animal Care Center examine the effects of foster care on the welfare and behavior of dogs in shelters. The Pima Animal Care Center is one of two animal shelters across the country participating in this study. ...

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El Paso Animal Services Offers Cash Incentive To Adopt A Pet From A Shelter

EL PASO, Texas – If you’ve ever thought about saving a pet and giving it a forever home, this might be a great time to purr. If you bring a new friend home by Friday, July 23, El Paso Animal Services and The Best Friends Animal Society will give you a $ 125 incentive for each shelter animal you save. ...

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Belle is your Pet of the Week by Calaveras County Animal Services – The Pine Tree

San Andreas, CA… Meet Belle, a Belgian Malinese estimated to be around 4.5 years old. Belle was found wandering the backcountry alone, emaciated and weighing just 30 pounds. She gained weight on a special diet, but could still use a few more pounds. Initially nervous and temperamental, she has made great strides in learning to trust the staff and volunteers. ...

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City to fund repairs to animal service center, but assessment finds facility in need of replacement

Over the next five years, the city plans to spend more than $ 3.4 million on repairs to the Animal Service Center, despite an independent assessment that found the Easterwood Drive facility in need of replacement. It comes as the center is experiencing its highest number of adoptable animals in two years and is at full capacity. There are currently ...

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They do everything in Alexandria

Volunteers transport pets from cars to the AWLA shelter at a car vaccination clinic. Photo courtesy of AWLA How the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) manages to show dozens of dogs and cats to potential adopters, create special animal treats, answer phones, deal with mountains of laundry and so many other tasks every week? The secret: the volunteers! A ...

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Pima County Shelters and Rescues Host Adoption Event This Weekend

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – The Pima Animal Care Center is partnering with local shelters and rescues to host a county-wide adoption event on July 10-11. Each shelter will host activities at their sites that will include freebies, food, music and more. “We are thrilled to be a part of this event,” said Monica Dangler, director of animal services ...

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Cheyenne Animal Control and City Council Comment on “Short-Term” Contract

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – The Cheyenne Animal Shelter and the town have come to a temporary compromise on a limited contract. An animal control supervisor says the city has an obligation to enforce animal ordinances, and if animal control does not enforce them, the community will have to face the outcome. “There is an obligation they have to ...

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Many Kentucky and Indiana animal shelters at full capacity due to return of “pandemic pets”

Pandemic pets: Animals adopted during the pandemic to keep people company. However, as people return to work and life returns to semi-normal, local animal shelters say people are returning their pets at an alarming rate. The Animal Protection Association in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is nearing capacity with 35 cats. The no-kill shelter can no longer accommodate cats because too many people ...

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Long Beach resident creates platform to coordinate efforts of animal rights activists, activists and lovers • Long Beach Post News

“When it comes to animals, I’ve always had a real passion for their welfare,” said Gray. “I can’t stand that they don’t have a voice. And I see how many people love them. I wanted to create a platform and elevate the conversation in a way that could be heard. If we have a place for all of us – ...

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Baltimore County Animal Services shut down shelter following outbreak of distemper virus – CBS Baltimore

BALDWIN, Maryland (WJZ) – Baltimore County Animal Services recently seized 48 dogs from a White Hall home after receiving an animal welfare complaint, according to a county statement on Tuesday. Dogs, of various ages, did not have access to air conditioning and some did not have water, the statement said. Others showed signs of heat distress and a lack of ...

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