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Comments about Board of Education member should be disavowed; county animal welfare bill requirements too harsh

Schallheim should be supported, not criticized Amy Leahy’s recent letter to The Capital criticizing Dana Schallheim’s priorities on the Board of Education is appalling on several fronts. To suggest the Board of Education should not prioritize ensuring a free and equal public education for all students regardless of identity, including those with disabilities, is both […]

Hi, Buddy! Dog at Orange County Animal Services looking for forever home

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – There are a few things I am extremely passionate about. Obviously, my passion for law enforcement runs very deep, but it is equal to the love I have for animals. Starting this month, Trooper Steve on Patrol is partnering with Orange County Animal Services in hopes to finding these sheltered animals […]

Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force Rescues 55 Dogs, Recovers 20 Deceased Animals from Horrific Conditions in Stone County, Missouri

The dogs are headed to HSMO’s Macklind headquarters for emergency veterinary treatment ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Late yesterday afternoon, the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) – one of the nation’s largest animal-rescue and disaster-response teams – rescued 55 dogs, mostly large-breed mixes, from a property in Stone […]

Pups celebrate 1st birthday at Macomb County Animal Control – Macomb Daily

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel gets a big kiss from 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix, Danica, while Macomb County Animal Control Chief Jeff Randazzo supervises. (PHOTO BY SUSAN SMILEY) Six one-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix pups enjoyed a special birthday celebration Wednesday complete with individual cakes and a visit from Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. […]

Positive story about ‘little pup that could’ to start the year off right, thanks to Boone County Animal Shelter – NKyTribune

The team at the Boone County Animal Shelter is no stranger to taking in sick or injured animals. But on September 12, 2023, they were faced with a very concerning situation. A passerby found and brought in a severely injured toy poodle puppy (soon-to-be named Annie). “Annie was lethargic, non-responsive and could barely lift her […]

Powell County Animal Shelter needs short-term help

(LEX 18) — The flooring inside the Powell County Animal Shelter not only looks to need an upgrade but a total rehab of those surfaces is being mandated. It’s a $13,000 project that’ll benefit all animals, but while that work is being done, it’ll create a real problem. “We need a place to move our […]

State police remove 58 animals from Butler County house during animal neglect search warrant

Pennsylvania State Police removed 58 animals from a house in Butler County last week. According to state police, troopers served a search warrant in relation to an animal neglect case at a house in Eau Claire Borough on Dec. 21. State police found 58 animals in the house, including dogs, cats, snakes, fats, a ferret, […]

Marion County Animal Shelter hopes to ‘empty the shelters’ with major adoption event

MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Marion County Animal Shelter wants to give its animals the gift of a forever home this holiday season. The shelter is one of nearly 400 shelters taking part in the Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty the Shelters’ event. From Dec. 1 to Dec. 17, adoption fees will be sponsored through […]

Fulton County opening new $40M animal shelter as communities struggle to care for homeless pets – WABE

Fulton County is preparing to open a new $40 million animal shelter, as communities in metro Atlanta and across the country struggle to care for huge influxes of homeless animals. County officials (and some adoptable dogs dressed up in bow ties for the occasion) gathered for a ribbon-cutting on Thursday ahead of an official public […]

Federal grant will help Roanoke County vet address shortage of large-animal care

A Roanoke County-based large-animal veterinarian plans to use a recently awarded federal grant to expand her business in an area that the government has identified as lacking adequate rural veterinary care. Dr. Hannah Varnell, founder of Wellfarm Veterinary Consultants, will use the $125,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to buy new equipment and increase the […]

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