Franklin County addresses animal shelter staff shortage

Dogs wait for adoption at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Laura Browne | Restoration NewsMedia LOUISBURG — Limited staffing at the Franklin County Animal Shelter has led to a three-hour window for adoption, and occasional employee absences may take animal control officers away from their duties to fill in at the shelter, a shelter employee […]

Pet adoption event at Bergen County Animal Shelter this weekend

2-minute read TETERBORO — Dogs, cats and rabbits will be looking for their forever homes this weekend at Bergen County Animal Shelter’s Clear the Shelter event. This weekend you can meet Forrest, a Siberian Huskey mix, who is friendly and loyal or Wanda, a Jersey Wooley rabbit who prefers a home with children. The shelter, […]

Lake County News,California – Clearlake Animal Control: ‘Josie,’ ‘Dennis’ and the dogs

“Josie.” Photo courtesy of Clearlake Animal Control. CLEARLAKE, Calif. — Clearlake Animal Control has dozens of dogs needing to be adopted. The Clearlake Animal Control website continues to list 33 dogs for adoption. This week’s dogs include “Josie,” a 3-year-old female Labrador retriever mix. “Dennis.” Photo courtesy of Clearlake Animal Control. There also is “Dennis,” […]

Letter: Heat shows need for county to revise animal welfare code

From: Nancy Ray Columbus As I write on July 27, 2023, it’s a perfect day to demonstrate one of the nonsensical differences between the City of Columbus Animal Ordinance and the Bartholomew County Animal Ordinance. The temperature is 95 degrees with a real-feel temperature of 108 and a real feel shade temp of 103. There […]

County Animal Shelters Waive Pet Adoption Fees in August

A visitor checks out a dog as it howls. Photo by Chris Stone San Diego County’s Department of Animal Services will waive pet adoption fees throughout the month of August as part of a national “Clear the Shelters” effort, it was announced Monday. Shelters in the county are nearly full of animals. The department has […]

Former county animal control officer dies in utility vehicle accident at his home

Abstract newspaper in a fluid shape, 3d rendering COLUMBUS, Ind. — Former Bartholomew County Animal Control Officer Mark Case died Sunday afternoon in a farm utility vehicle accident at his home, investigators said. Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting said Case died of massive blunt force trauma to the head resulting in a skull fracture and […]

Arrest warrant issued for Butler County animal rescue owner after raid

MADISON TWP., Ohio — The Butler County Sheriff’s office said a Cruelty to Companion Animals arrest warrant has been issued for Rhonda Murphy, owner of Helping Hands for Furry Paws animal rescue after a raid of Murphy’s home led to the discovery of nearly 120 dogs, 30 of which were found dead in freezers, Friday. […]

Alameda County evictions driving up animal shelter populations

Hook and Ladder, above, are two of the lucky kittens now off the streets. On April 29 Alameda County lifted its ban on evictions, and last week the city of Oakland followed suit ( The result: a tsunami of dogs and cats being turned in to local animal shelters by frightened owners worried about getting […]

Williamson County Animal Center closed through July 3 due to power outage | News

Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) is closed Saturday, July 1 due to a power outage caused by last night’s storms.  All animals are being cared for by staff and volunteers.  Until power and phone lines are restored, citizens should call (629) 235-6477 to report lost/stray animals or otherwise contact animal control officers. WCAC is scheduled […]

Short staff and overcrowding among problems at Clayton County Animal Control | News

JONESBORO — Amid recent complaints from animal advocates about Clayton County Animal Control euthanizing animals, Animal Control staff updated the Clayton County Board of Commissioners during its June 13 work session. According to statistics provided by Animal Control, the total number of animals euthanized in 2020 was 125 (2.845% of all animals), 173 (2.4%) in […]

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