What to understand about dogfighting in the wake of Pentagon official’s arrest

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Last week, a Pentagon official was arrested and charged with animal fighting in the wake of a federal investigation that revealed his 20-year career in dogfighting. This arrest highlights what we have seen time and again, that dogfighting involves people from all stations of life, here in the U.S. […]

Landscapers in Pennsylvania find malnourished alligator named Fluffy in a creek, officials say

Animal Rescue League of Berks County A pet alligator named Fluffy was discovered in a southeastern Pennsylvania creek, authorities say. CNN  —  Landscapers in southeastern Pennsylvania made a startling discovery on the job after coming across a pet alligator that got loose, authorities said. The alligator, identified as Fluffy by the owner who later came […]

Henderson animal control officials hosting ‘Clear The Shelter’ event

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Henderson officials are looking to find furr-ever homes with hundreds of animals in their care. According to Henderson Animal Care And Control, their facility currently has about 200 animals and is at 90% capacity. They’re expecting to reach capacity by the end of the week and there are less than 10 kennels […]

Fair Officials Apologize After Fireworks Stress 4-H Animals | News, Sports, Jobs

DUNKIRK — Saturday’s monster truck grandstand show at the Chautauqua County Fair quickly turned into a stressful situation for 4-H’ers and their families in the animal barns. Fireworks included in the show were loud enough that animals across the fairgrounds were alarmed, pulling some people into dangerous situations. Rick Klisiewicz, whose daughter had […]

City and county officials discuss plans for animal shelter at Cedar Grove Business Park

The need for a new animal shelter has been on—and off—the city’s agenda since at least 2018, when it was determined that the former shelter, a small cinderblock building on the waterfront at the Grand Marais Recreation Park needed to be removed to make way for improvements to the boat launch. The former animal shelter […]

West Point officials still wrestling with animal ordinance | Daily Democrat

WEST POINT – The West Point City Council has been discussing an animal ordinance since August. A special meeting of the West Point City Council was held on Oct. 20 to discuss the matter further. City Administrator Randy Welding said the ordinance previously introduced in October has to be voted down at the November meeting […]

Officials give progress update on new Ascension Parish animal shelter

The following is a press release from the Ascension Parish Office of Communications: BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Parish of Ascension and its animal services board has been working hard to find a new home. They have engaged Shelter Planners of America and received a needs assessment and conceptual design plan to assist in […]

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