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New Humane Society of Waco Director Takes the Helm as Puppy Season Arrives | Local News

A lifelong love for Pomeranians led Kandi Hillyer to step away from her health care training and eventually into her new role as director of the Humane Society of Central Texas. She is the third person in four years to hold the title. Hillyer grew up in South Florida and worked for Concentra, a national healthcare chain, for 12 years. ...

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Spokane Humane Society donates $250,000 to Riverfront Dog Park

Spokane Humane Society donates $250,000 to Riverfront Dog Park Fundraising for Complete Dog Park is underway Parks and Recreation: 311 or 509.755.2489 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:13 a.m. SPOKANE – The Spokane Humane Society (SHS) has donated $250,000 towards the construction of a dog run in the heart of Riverfront Park at the Forestry Shelter. The gift comes to ...

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🌱 Horry County Burn Ban + Grand Strand Humane looking for a house

happy Fridaythe people of Great Strand! Kathy Mandel here with the latest edition of the Myrtle Beach daily. Let’s take a look at our weekend weather forecast: Friday: A little rain in the morning. High: 69 Low: 42. Saturday: Cooler with sun. Top: 58 Bottom: 39. Congratulations to our main local sponsors: Looking to sell or buy in Myrtle Beach? ...

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Miranda Lambert donates $20,000 to Shelter Pets in honor of Valentine’s Day

It’s no secret that one of Miranda Lambert’s greatest loves in life is her furry friends! The country superstar is an active advocate for animal shelters and volunteer work. This Valentine’s Day, she’s donating $20,000 to share her gratitude to those who spend their time caring for and loving the animals that need it most. As a thank you, ...

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‘Do 100% better:’ Dozens of felines taken to the animal center on the road to recovery | News

There has been a flurry of activity at the Blount County Animal Center in recent weeks since animal control brought in 61 cats, many of them in poor condition, from a self-proclaimed rescue organization. Two of the sickest cats died instantly and three others had to be euthanized as they were deemed too far away to be saved. One had ...

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Pets of the Week: Petey and Coral – Duluth News Tribune

petey is a very sweet and energetic guy who is looking for an active home to help deplete his energy. Even though he is 2 years old, he acts more like a puppy and will need some work on his basic manners. Petey loves to run around playing with all kinds of toys and he loves to walk around. To ...

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Local Bank Helps Animal Shelter Adopt Dogs | Local News

Madisonville’s Independence Bank donated $3,000 to the Hopkins County Humane Society to help pay for the cost of adopting a dog in December. In January, Buffie Brown and Cheri McNary, both Independence Bank employees, presented two checks to the animal shelter. The employees raised $1,500 and the bank matched their funds. “Employees donate money from their paychecks every month to ...

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Betty White Honored Through Humanitarian Partnership with Louisville Marriott Downtown, Kentucky Humane Society

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Louisville Marriott Downtown announced its partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society on Monday. The Marriot of Louisville is donating excess linens to provide warm bedding for animals at the shelter, according to the statement. For every meal purchased, Porch Kitchen & Bar, the hotel restaurant will also provide a meal to a local shelter animal. ...

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County urges residents to spay pets during Spaying and Neutering Awareness Month

Hays County urges all residents to help control pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering their pets as the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter faces capacity issues. The county’s efforts to prevent pet overpopulation come as the Court of Commissioners approved a proclamation recognizing February 2022 as Sterilization/Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, which coincides with World Sterilization Day, launched on 22 February 1995. ...

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Union County Animal Control offers advice on protecting animals during winter storms

UNION CO., Ky. (WFIE) – Extreme cold can be hard on anyone outside, including animals. Union County Animal Control officials offer guidance on protecting your pets and livestock. Union County Animal Control Director Kathy Baird says it’s important to be kind to your animals during weather events like the one currently hitting the tri-state because they depend on you. It’s ...

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A strong arctic cold front is expected to bring temperatures below freezing

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong arctic cold front for Corpus Christi starting Wednesday evening, lasting several days. Corpus Christi will likely experience back-to-back hard freezes Friday morning and Saturday morning. Wind chill advisories and warnings may be issued. Wind chill values ​​are forecast at 13° Friday morning and 17° Saturday morning. Preparations began ...

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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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Scott Register Honored at GBHS Jazz Cat Ball

On December 31, Allison Black Cornelius, CEO of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, came into work to find a 10-year-old blind Yorkie left in the rain tied to the building overnight. Humane Society workers “already have 200 animals” to care for, Cornelius said. So when Cornelius sees volunteers like Scott Register volunteering their time to help staff and animals, it’s ...

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Pets of the Week: Enzo, Fenway and Sassy – Duluth News Tribune

Enzo is a sweet young Flemish Giant Rabbit. It will reach around 13 pounds. He loves attention, likes to play and has a fun personality. Flemish Giants need a large area to run around in, and they are an indoor rabbit. In his foster home, Enzo likes to solve puzzles, lie by the window, explore and, of course, get lots ...

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‘Betty White Challenge’ benefits local rescues and animal shelters

KENT COUNTY, Michigan — There’s a charity challenge sweeping the country to honor beloved actress Betty White. Days after her death, the “Betty White Challenge” went viral online, encouraging people to donate $5 to a local shelter or animal shelter on Jan. 17, in what would have was Betty’s 100th birthday. Port Animal Protection Society in Ottawa County said donations ...

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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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CHHS rescues dogs from suspected puppy mill in Kentucky

Alabama. Florida. Georgia. Mississippi. Caroline from the south. Tennessee. And throughout North Carolina, from the mountains to the Outer Banks. What do all these places have in common? The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Animal Rescue Team is here to help save lives. Last week, CHHS added state No. 8 to its rescue map when Executive Director David Stroud made the 12-hour ...

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Highland County Commissioners accept contract for new animal shelter

Highland County Commissioners Terry Britton and David Daniels approved an architectural services contract for a new animal shelter on North Shore Drive and discussed the county’s economic development partnership at their first regular meeting of the year Wednesday, January 12. Commission Chairman Jeff Duncan was absent due to illness. Duncan and Britton voted, 2-0, to excuse his absence. During an ...

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Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare release 2021 statistics – KAMR – MyHighPlains.com

Amarillo hospital no longer has COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment Video Center – Latest / 8 hours ago Video Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare release 2021 statistics / 7 hours ago Video 2 people arrested after shooting Sunday afternoon in West Amarillo Video Center – Latest / 8 hours ago Video APD is looking for a driver ...

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Tracks is a year-old American Bully mix ready for a new home

Tracks is an American Bully mix and ready for a patient and loving household. Tracks is ready for a patient and loving home and can be adopted by the South Bend Animal Resource Center. It is a mixture of one year old American Bully, up to date of its vaccines, microchipped and sterilized. Tracks was found last May in a ...

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When you adopt 1 animal from a shelter, you save 2 lives | Pets

How does this work? Is it magic? Some sort of weird Harry Potter witchcraft? No, it is quite simple. In animal shelters across the country, there are usually more animals than you see on the adoption floor. There are animals in what is often called a “holding area”. These are animals that have recently been stray, abandoned, seized in a ...

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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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High time to ban horse-drawn carriages in Philadelphia

Horses have no place in the streets of 21st century cities. It sounds like a no-brainer, but in reality, many 2,000-pound horses weave their way through the busy traffic of Philadelphia every day, at their own risk and that of all pedestrians, motorists and cyclists around them. Horse-drawn carriages were historically the main engine of people and goods. There was ...

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ACCT Philly has struggled with leadership and funding. What’s next for the animal shelter?

Philadelphia’s main animal shelter in 2004 euthanized nearly 90 percent of the cats and dogs that came through its doors. Today, the non-profit organization that provides these the city’s housing and animal control services save almost 90% of life. Yet year after year ACCT Philly grapples with harsh criticism of its management, revolving door leadership and chronic underfunding. The shelter ...

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Commissioners review design plans for the new animal shelter; adopt the 2022 budget resolution

At what is slated to be the last Highland County commission meeting in 2021, Commissioners Jeff Duncan, Terry Britton and David Daniels reviewed initial plans for a dog pound installation project and approved the resolution on the 2022 annual appropriations. Adam Raines of DS2 Architects presented preliminary design plans for a new facility on North Shore Drive, which commissioners said ...

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Here’s how you can help tornado victims – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Communities are scrambling to assess the damage after one of the worst tornadoes in state history swept through western Kentucky on December 11. The state has announced that 76 Kentuckians have been confirmed dead. Tthousands of Kentuckians remain without electricity and many are homeless. As search and rescue efforts continue in affected counties, here is how you can help: Categories: ...

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BITS & BYTES: Shakespeare & Co., BTG queues; Rockwell Museum vax policy, holiday hours; Audubon mass programs; Berkshire Humane and Animal DREAMS merge

Shakespeare & Company Announces First Three Events of 45th Season LENOX – Shakespeare & Company recently announced the first three titles slated for production in its 45th season, which will begin in June 2022. Two works by Shakespeare and a modern production will open the season, which also marks the New Spruce Theater’s first anniversary – the 500 seats in ...

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Adoption fees dropped to $ 25 at Cincinnati animal shelter

CINCINNATI – With the Christmas season here, animal shelters across the state are hoping that people who want to add a pet to their family will consider adopting. A shelter in Cincinnati has cut its adoption fees for a limited time to encourage those on the fence. What would you like to know Adoption fees at the Cincinnati Animal Care ...

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Washington Co. Commission signs new animal shelter agreement | News, Sports, Jobs

After nearly two years without a contract, the Washington County Commission on Friday signed a new animal shelter agreement with the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. Commissioners, shelter officials and officials from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office have met on several occasions to discuss the details of the deal. “You worked very, very hard. You’ve been very patient with ...

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director of DVHS named ‘Unsung Hero’ | Local news

According to Arm & Hammer, Erin Insinga, director of the Delaware Valley Humane Society, is the cat’s meow. The New Jersey-based company announced in a December 8 press release that Insinga is one of its unsung heroes, named through its Feline Generous program. The statement said Insinga was one of three heroes named, out of nearly 4,500 nominations, representing “thousands ...

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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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Opportunities to adopt, foster and volunteer to help animals abound in the metro area

Animal shelters in the greater Albuquerque area are overcapacity and are looking for volunteers to help them. Volunteers receive training and support services to optimize positive outcomes for animals and volunteers. Information on three large organizations is provided here, with more relief groups serving the community. Volunteer applications are available on the websites. The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource ...

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COVID puppies: after an increase in adoptions, the animals go in peak

The Pope Memorial Humane Society in Dover has playgroups for their animals. Survivor’s Paws Animal Rescue in Lebanon has always had a full plate. Owner Shelley Andrews has been rescuing dogs and finding “forever” homes for them for over 30 years. The majority of the dogs were rescued from slaughter shelters in the south – Texas, South Carolina and Louisiana ...

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San Diego Humane Society Celebrates Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

SAN DIEGO – A group of dogs transferred to the San Diego Humane Society campus in Oceanside from the Loreto area of ​​Baja California, Mexico, are looking for a second chance and a new home. Baja dogs are among the many dogs available for adoption in October, which is also shelter dog adoption month, said San Diego Humane Society spokesperson ...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Wisconsin Veterinary Clinics Catching Up | Economic news

“With their current clients, they’re already so late, then 15 people adopt animals and they’re like ‘Oh crud I have to find a vet,’ said Laura Berchem, executive director of the Humane Society of Sheboygan County. “Everyone they’re calling right now is going to say it’s going to be six to eight weeks before I can see you.” Berchem said ...

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For the love of animals | State and region

Delaney Wykle’s hometown legacy is one of compassion for those who need it most. Thanks to a substantial donation from Todd and Rachel Cornett, the Humane Society of Raleigh County has announced that the Delaney Wykle Animal Wellness Center will be built on Gray Flats Road next spring. Delaney, 22, died in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas on July ...

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Missouri Pet Home Groups Provide Shelter Until A Forever Home Is Found

Linda leicht | Special to News-Leader Alanna Livingston admits that after caring for Dexter for the first four months of her life, leaving him was difficult. Several families were interested in adopting the active black puppy, but one stood out. And when their vet assured Livingston that they would be a big family for Dexter, it made things a lot ...

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Confused San Mateo Halloween Decoration for Pet Tarantula

SAN MATEO, CA – Last month, a Peninsula Humane Society employee thought she was going to have to rescue a live tarantula from a rooftop in San Mateo. What she saw instead was an old Halloween decoration, and she “burst out laughing,” said Buffy Tarbox, communications manager for the Peninsula Humane Society and the SPCA, in a statement. interview with ...

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Hawaii seabird fallout season begins

Seabird fallout season is underway, and the Hawaii Wildlife Center is once again helping bring back fallen baby birds. The peak fallout season for juvenile wedge-tailed shearwaters, or uau kani, runs from November to December, but the season begins in mid-September and some are already in need of rescuing. This morning, the center responded to a call for a puffin ...

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Northwest Indiana Communities Consider Ordinance To Ban Pet Puppy And Kitten Stores | Local News

Anyone who violates the order is liable to a fine of no more than $ 500 for each violation, or $ 500 per day for a continuing violation, the order says. “We’re more or less just saying, ‘We don’t really want it in town,'” Starkey said. “Again, one of the fears was that if they get kicked out of Illinois, ...

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Pet Pals: Meet Beau

In this week’s Pet Pals, we traveled to Hamilton to meet Beau at the Animal Friends Humane Society. Kelley McClaughry, dog care coordinator at the shelter, said they thought the brave puppy was a chihuahua mix. “He’s a very nice boy,” McClaughry said. “He loves to go, go, go.” Beau would thrive in an active family who can keep up ...

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Overcrowded animal shelters fear crisis as moratorium on evictions ends

Animal rights activists say they are bracing for the worst as ending the federal moratorium on housing evictions could strain shelters across the country, many of which are already full. Up to 8 million pets could flock to shelters over the next few months – which would double the country’s annual accommodation count – as tenants move out, said Kristen ...

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Ramona Wildlife Center treats bear cub burned in Dixie fire

The San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center has taken in four cubs – one was found with burned paws and orphaned triplets. Photo via SDHS A bear cub that approached Plumas County firefighters with burnt paws in the Dixie fire is receiving treatment at the San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center, it was announced Wednesday. The hungry cub ...

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Campaigners erect billboard in Georgia denouncing cruelty to Project Chimps

Chimpanzee advocates erected notice board near Chimpanzee Project in Georgia raise awareness of the plight of the 77 chimpanzees who live there. In this Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) facility, the 77 chimpanzees only have access to the outdoors for a few hours every three days. They spend the rest of the time languishing in concrete rooms. Campaigners ...

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Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County to host Fall in Love adoption event as part of ASPCA and Subaru grant program – The Suburban Times

Submitted by Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. Granny is a sweet, easy-going bunny who loves to eat her green vegetables. The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is partnering with Tacoma Subaru to host a “Fall in Love” adoption event October 1-3. Made possible through a grant from the ASPCA, the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce ...

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Five neglected dogs receiving treatment at Tacoma shelter after animal cruelty case – The Suburban Times

A press release from the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. As of September 22, five dogs were confiscated from a Federal Way residence due to animal neglect and were brought to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County for treatment. A Federal Way animal control officer discovered that the dogs and their owners lived in a very ...

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Woman’s chronic illness leads to help shelter animals

Wallace will receive donations for the Humane Society of Adams County until mid-November. By Ashley McCarty Defender of the People The journey of a local resident with a chronic illness has led her on the path to helping house animals. Mary Jo Wallace, 64, of Winchester, Ohio, developed neuropathy after an adverse reaction to surgery in 2017. More than eight ...

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Animal shelters adapt to ‘the new normal’ | Local News

FRYEBURG, Maine – At the start of the pandemic, Harvest Hills Animal Shelter adopted a new way of adopting pets by requiring all prospective adopters to make an appointment. They always demand that, according to longtime executive director Joan McBurnie, as they’ve found when people make appointments they’re more likely to return home with a pet. “Back then we were ...

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North Myrtle Beach Humane Society seeks to build new facility

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The North Myrtle Beach Humane Society plans to build a new facility in the coming years. Executive director Tina Hunter said when the animal shelter was originally designed it was supposed to contain animals for up to seven days. Now it has become a long-term home for many animals and the facility does not ...

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Pet Supplies Plus hosts Pets in the Park event in Tyler | KETK.com

TYLER, TX (KETK) – Pet Supplies Plus will be hosting a Animals in the Park Event in Tyler at Bergfeld Park on Saturday September 18. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will benefit the pets of The Humane Society, a selectively-admitted wildlife sanctuary. Tyler Animal Shelter is giving away free microchips for the rest of ...

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Finding a Dog Pays Two | Paws

Adopting a rescued animal takes an open mind and an open heart. If a person wishes to give a forever home to an animal that has been rescued or abandoned, they almost always never know the history of the animal. Most of the dogs or cats rescued by local agencies are homeless and picked up from the streets or returned ...

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Neglected shelter dog wonders why no one wants to bring her home

Allow us to introduce you this week Pet of the week of Vanderburgh Humanitarian Society. Hello, my name is Madelynn and I am 6 years old. They say I’m a Shar-lei / Retriever mix. For some reason at VHS I continue to be overlooked. I don’t know why as I am a great dog with a beautiful brindle coat and ...

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Heartbroken family finds dog to love | Paws

Santa Fe’s Joe Hecker and Chelsea Ottenfeld were heartbroken when they had to drop their Labrador-pitbull mix last year. The couple said they had done everything with the dog. “Abby passed away last year, and over the last couple of months we’ve started talking about having another dog because we really missed that company,” said Ottenfeld. “When we saw that ...

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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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Weld County Humane Society at full capacity, seeking to “clean up the shelter”

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Animal shelters across the country are participating in the Clear the Shelters campaign, and volunteers hope this effort can help alleviate capacity issues. The Humane Society of Weld County is at full capacity and volunteers are actively working to ensure that they can place as many dogs and cats as possible with loving families. To ...

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5th Annual Wuffstock Festival

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Roice-Hurst Humane Society hosted their 5th annual Wuffstock Festival at the Las Colonias Amphitheater last night, which is their biggest fundraiser of the year. We are told what makes this festival so special is that there are so few places people can bring their dogs while taking advantage of the local vendors and listening ...

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Meet furry cats, cuddle, and even bring 1 home in Forks Township

Animal lovers in the Easton area looking to meet new feline friends have a great opportunity this coming weekend. Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab is hosting a Pop Up Cat Cafe from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 15 at the Forks Township Community Center. Admission is $ 5. You can meet cats for adoption and even snuggle ...

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Animal shelters almost full – Winnipeg Free Press

The city’s animal shelters are facing what Winnipeg Humane Society CEO Jessica Miller calls a “perfect storm.” Shelters such as the Humane Society are operating at near full capacity due to wildfires in the North, summer weather conditions and the pandemic. Fur babies left behind Residents of some Manitoba First Nations have been evacuated due to recent wildfires. But what ...

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Pets adopted during the pandemic are mostly staying in their new homes

SOUTH DAYTONA – Inside the Daytona rink, Benjamin, 2, walked the rink with what looked like a small bottle of champagne in his mouth. “Guess I’m going to have to buy him one now,” Allison Comport said of the squeaky toy with the words “Dog Perignonn Champagne” her English Bulldog had taken a liking to. The lovable pup was returned ...

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Mount. Juliet Building Remains Animal Rescue Site | Community

Another Wilson County animal rescue group will be relocating to the former Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary facility at Mt. Juliet to pursue her own mission of animal welfare. True Rescue, a non-profit group, works in Lebanon under the direction of Executive Director Amy Simcik. The group recently purchased the Old Friends building on Lebanon Road from Michael and Zina ...

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special prosecutor to deal with animal cruelty cases in Laurelville | New

LOGAN – A special prosecutor has been appointed to deal with the cases of a Laurelville-area couple who have been charged with animal cruelty, after authorities allegedly seized 42 dogs and three guns from their home. At a hearing this week, the county will attempt to get an accused in the case to post bail to help pay the cost ...

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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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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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Ig signs laws to protect animals

HONOLULU – Animal advocates across Hawai’i are celebrating a successful legislative year with the passage of seven new animal welfare laws. Hawaiian law now prohibits the sale of cosmetic products derived from animal experiments. The law aims to stop new animal testing for cosmetics and has no impact on the sale of ingredients or cosmetics that were previously tested on ...

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Nam Huong in Vietnam unveils first commercial cage-free chicken coop

Vietnam joins other Southeast Asian countries in the movement to promote cage-free eggs with the opening of the country’s first cage-free barn. Most of the more than 8 billion eggs produced in Viet Nam each year are laid by hens raised in wire mesh battery cages, which are so small that the hens cannot even stretch their wings. According to ...

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Maine will vote on a “right to food”. It will take some time to find out what this means.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Voters will decide in November to enshrine a right to food in the Maine Constitution, which would continue the state’s pioneering efforts on the subject, but would likely spark decades of discussion about what exactly such a right would allow or prevent exactly. The push in Maine is part of a larger effort to strengthen local food ...

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Aggieland Humane Society sees increase in number of lost animals

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The Aggieland Human Society has welcomed more than 100 stray animals over the past week. Communications coordinator Darby McKenzie says they see this increase every year around July 4. “It’s dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, see all kinds of things a few of which have been salvaged but not as many as we would like to see,” ...

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Fireworks may scare dogs into running away, but Bend Shelter reports fewer stray animals

(Update: added video, comments on the shelter) BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Independence Day is a time of patriotism and celebration, but it’s also a time of year that can be quite frightening for dogs and other animals frightened by loud sounds. “It’s the big booms that really scare them,” Patricia Bowling, director of the Brightside Animal Center in Redmond said ...

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