Local animal shelters reach capacity, how you can help

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In 2023, The Gulf Coast Humane Society took in 2,608 pets, a nearly 30-percent increase compared to the 1,805 brought in 2022. Jackie McCollough with the Gulf Coast Humane Society said that since they are running on full capacity nearly at all times they have shifted their focus on intervening to […]

Plainfield family puts on spectacular light display to support local animal shelter

PLAINFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) – Though Plainfield may be a small community, the Thurley family is lighting it all up. It’s an annual tradition eight years strong. “The driveway alarm that we have would go off constantly for our lights,” says Darlene Thurley, Plainfield. From start to finish, the path toward their setup is no easy […]

To celebrate Taylor Swift’s birthday, fans encouraged to donate $13 to local animal shelters

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Happy birthday, Taylor Swift! To celebrate the Berks County native’s 34th birthday, the Pennsylvania SPCA wants fans to donate to a cause near and dear to the global superstar’s heart: Animal rescue. With their #TaylorSwiftChallenge, the PSCPA is encouraging people nationwide to donate $13 to a local animal shelter of their choice […]

Local animal shelter struggling with increased surrenders

Pet and Wildlife Rescue (PAWR) in Chatham is currently dealing with an influx of animals. The shelter has taken in over 3,000 animals this year, including over 500 dogs. “Right now we’ve also got a waiting list of animals to be surrendered,” said PAWR volunteer Jennifer Clements. “We have seen an influx of dogs year […]

Local tattoo shop holds event to raise money for White Oak Animal Safe Haven – WPXI

WHITE OAK, Pa. — Hundreds of people got inked for animals in McKeesport. Mad House Ink held a two-day event called “Tats for Tails.” The shop offered tattoos for $50 with proceeds going to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. The owners say the turnout has been phenomenal with nearly 300 people getting tattoos and […]

Bureau, Marshall, Putnam counties to host large animal rescue class Nov. 11 in Hennepin – Shaw Local

The Bureau and Marshall-Putnam county Farm Bureaus and EMAs will host a large animal rescue class for emergency responders from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Putnam EMA Building, 1120 Illinois Route 26 in Hennepin. The class will be instructed by Deke Carls, DVM, of Oakwood Vet Clinic as attendees can learn […]

Roswell’s animal shelter has reopened | Local News

Among the issues discussed at Roswell’s Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday was the reopening on Monday of the city’s animal shelter. It was closed Sept. 27 after a dog tested positive for distemper and others were coming down with upper respiratory illnesses. Subsequent testing of dogs at the shelter turned up no more distemper […]

Church honors memory of sisters with donation to animal shelter | News

From left, Gail Hood, Linda Mathes, Pam Harris and Joe Chambers were on hand for the delivery of a $10,000 donation to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter. Hood and Chambers are elders at Erwin Presbyterian Church, where Chambers is also treasurer. Harris is the shelter director while Mathes is on the shelter’s board of directors. […]

Roswell animal shelter shut down to determine why animals are ill | Local News

Roswell Animal Services has stopped accepting new animals from the public because of an “unusually high presence of upper respiratory infections,” the city and Best Friends Animal Society announced in a press release. The Fur-Ever Friends Fair, an animal adoption event planned for this past Saturday at Melendez Park, was canceled as well. Also playing […]

State Rep. Shusterman touts Elmwood Park Zoo animal rescue efforts – Daily Local

A rendering shows plans for a veterinary hospital and welcome plaza at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Part of the zoo’s comprehensive plan, the project made possible by a $30 million anonymous donation. (Photo courtesy Elmwood Park Zoo) PAOLI — State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester, and her staff recently visited Elmwood Park Zoo to learn about […]

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