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 […]

Animal shelters think creatively to help families keep their pets amid “crisis”

Animal shelters across the country say they are approaching a crisis level in terms of the number of pets being given up. A shortage of workers, foster owners and veterinarians is making the crisis worse, and with shelters full, the euthanasia rate has climbed to a three-year high.  One facility in Colorado is working to […]

End of daylight time affects pets’ schedules too, animal care workers say

TORONTO — In past autumns, when Jocelyn Rutgers tried to enjoy the extra hour of sleep offered by the end of daylight time, her cat would hold firm to his daily regimen and demand to be fed as usual. “My cat in particular is extremely routine-based and likes to be fed at his preferred times,” […]

Add more love in your life with Adopt a Shelter Dog Month – NBC Los Angeles

A dog who was found tied to a gate outside a Baldwin Park animal shelter has had her fairy ”tail” dream come true after she was adopted recently. Lucy, a pooch who was awaiting adoption at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter, is now with her fur-ever family after she was found by staff abandoned and […]

Adopt an animal for free during October at Animal Defense League

SAN ANTONIO – The Animal Defense League is hosting its “Fall In Love” adoption special through October. During the month, adoption fees will be waived for certain cats and dogs. To view a list of adoptable animals included in the “Fall In Love” special, click here. Adoptions from ADL include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, internal and […]

Animal dumping on the rise in rural parts of Middle TN, rescues say

SOUTHSIDE, Tenn. (WKRN) — More pet owners are abandoning their cats and dogs in Middle Tennessee, leaving them to fend for themselves, according to some animal rescues. Rescues in Montgomery County and Stewart County told News 2 they’ve noticed an uptick in pets being dumped by owners, mainly because the shelters are so full, they […]

Animal shelter works to reunite lost pets with owners

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Companion Animal Alliance, an open-intake shelter in East Baton Rouge Parish, is working to reunite pet owners with animals that were lost during Labor Day weekend. In a Facebook post, the shelter announced it took in 47 lost animals between Sept. 1 and Sept. 3. “We believe many of these […]

Hutto’s paradise for four-legged friends: Starmark Animal Behavior Center puts pets first

Seeking to strengthen the bond between you and your furry companion? Hutto’s Starmark Animal Behavior Center offers cutting-edge Canine Training and Behavior Solutions and luxurious boarding facilities to ensure pets’ well-being and happiness always comes first. The 200-kennel boarding center redefines pet hospitality, featuring spacious climate-controlled indoor/outdoor runs, play yards, delectable treats, rejuvenating massages and […]

Vets Pets Expands in North Carolina with Second Kindred Heart Animal Hospital

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Vets Pets, a North Carolina cooperative network of veterinary hospitals, continues to expand with the opening of Kindred Heart Animal Hospital at Governors Village. This milestone comes within a year of opening the first Kindred Heart location at the South Green Shopping Center in Carrboro. The original […]

How a future animal welfare facility will improve the life of pets at the shelter

Built in the 1950s, the Abilene Animal Shelter was never meant for animals to stay for extended periods of time. The kennels are small, it’s loud, and it’s hard to keep clean. “If you can just imagine, it’s absorbed 70 plus years of waste at this point,” said Andrea Robison, the board president for All […]

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