Community briefs: Regional transportation survey, animal foster families needed and more | News

A SamTrans bus stop in downtown Brisbane shows connections to other Bay Area public transit systems. Courtesy Ananda Paulas/Bay City News. Take a survey on regional transportation needs The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments has released their annual survey, asking how life in the Bay Area has changed coming out […]

Eva Burrell Animal Shelter gets grant | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy photo The Eva Burrell Animal Shelter in Manistique recently received a grant of $2,209 to help pay for its pet spay/neuter program. The grant came from the Schoolcraft County Community Foundation’s Humane Society Fund and was one of eight grants awarded during the SCCF’s spring grant round. Kyle Maltby, shelter […]

Animal aid | News, Sports, Jobs

Courtesy photo Greenbean Coffee House is sponsoring the Central PA Humane Society’s mascot, Bean, and donated $2,500 toward the society’s annual $400,000 medical expenses. Taking part in a May 19 press conference are (from left): Humane officer Paul Gottshall holding Peanut; Becky Felton, Outreach Director for the CPHS; mascot, Bean; and […]

RivCo Animal Shelter Over Capacity, Expected to Double After July 4th

“Every year right around the Fourth of July, a few days before and a few days after, we call that our Armageddon. That’s our busiest season,” Coachella Valley Animal Campus Operations Chief Jaclyn Schart said. One minute, you’re celebrating the Fourth of July with your furry friend. In the next, they’re nowhere to be found. […]

Martins Ferry woman faces charges of animal abuse | News, Sports, Jobs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A woman was arraigned Tuesday on felony charges related to dogs. According to court records, Erin Magers, 50, of 57869 Main St., Martins Ferry was charged with three counts of fifth-degree felony prohibitions against companion animals. She pleaded innocent. Her plea agreement deadline will be July 31 and trial Aug. […]

‘We’ve gotten to a breaking point’ | Williamson County animal shelter asking the community for help

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Last week, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter had more than 200 dogs in its care, and as of Sunday morning, it also had nearly 200 cats and kittens. With only eight people on staff, the shelter is calling on the community to help. “We’ve kind of gotten to a breaking point,” […]

Hamilton Community Players present ‘Animal Farm’

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Community Players present a staged reading of George Orwell’s 1945 allegorical masterpiece “Animal Farm” at 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at Arts at the Palace Theater Underground, 19 Utica St. Set against the backdrop of a revolt by barnyard animals opposing Farmer Jones, the story, as adapted […]

Audubon Little Explorers Play “Animal Hide and Seek” Saturday, April 8 | News, Sports, Jobs

Submitted Photo The 3 to 8-year-olds and their adults who come to Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, April 8, will become Little Explorers. They will play “Animal Hide and Seek,” learning how creatures like this grasshopper use camouflage to protect themselves. Three to 8 year olds and their favorite adults […]

Should Animal Testing Be Illegal? Yes, and This Is Why

Source: Getty Images It’s probably not surprising to find out that a lot of environmentalists think that animal testing should be illegal. And while one of the main reasons is obvious — the practice is cruel — there are some other factors involved too. When it comes to such a big topic, learning more information […]

Compass Community Collaborative students focus on animal migration

Students in Dominique Montano’s middle school class turned their education over to the birds — and to the bats, bugs and deer that also migrate seasonally through Fort Collins and the surrounding area. Centered around the theme “Animals in Motion,” the middle schoolers in Montano’s class at Compass Community Collaborative School studied migration patterns and […]

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