Young-Williams launches new service to provide animal control for Knoxville, Knox County

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A new animal welfare service has been launched by Young-Williams Animal Center to provide animal care and control for the City of Knoxville and Knox County. This service follows the shelter’s move to take over animal control from local law enforcement. The newly established Young-Williams Animal Services will handle animal field […]

Breaking: US Fish and Wildlife Service issues stronger protections for African elephants

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized critical trade protections for African elephants. Serious threats such as poaching, habitat encroachment and climate change continue to imperil this endangered species; African elephants have suffered a severe population decline over the last 100 years. The new rule under the Endangered […]

Can Your Cat Be A Service Animal In Idaho?

First thing’s first: What even is a service animal? According to the ADA: …that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Lots of folks have service dogs in Idaho, and we think that’s a […]

Breaking: US Fish and Wildlife Service fails to protect wolves from state-sanctioned slaughter

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its reckless decision that wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains do not warrant federal relisting under the Endangered Species Act, despite ongoing and brutal carnage in the region. Wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have faced relentless persecution from trophy hunters, […]

New Texas law cracks down on fake service animals

New law cracks down on fake service dogs AUSTIN (KXAN) — While Austin is a dog friendly city, man’s best friend isn’t allowed everywhere. But some people are taking advantage of the system and claiming pets as service dogs. Now, a new law aims to crackdown on false representation of these service animals. House Bill […]

Four Recognized by Animal Science for Distinction and Service

submitted Clockwise from top left: Dari Brown, Ron Morrow, Vicky Watkins and Wendie (Wallis) Phelps. The Department of Animal Science in U of A’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences is recognizing four individuals for distinction, including three graduates and one friend of the department. Wendie (Wallis) […]

Alabama animal service law raises issues in the wiregrass | WDHN

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)—It’s now a crime in Alabama for a business to prohibit a person and his or herservice animals from entering. It’s a misdemeanor. Recently, a Geneva County man says he was told by an area dentist not to ever bring his service dog back to his office. (nat.Sound)Jeff Sheler and his best friend, […]

National Weather Service shares animal winter safety tips

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The U.S. National Weather Service of Goodland, Kan., has shared some tips on animal winter safety. Gallery: Kansas motor home explodes, property owner flown to Wichita for burn treatment Keep Pets Warm The NWS says your pets want to be warm too! “Bring them inside when temperatures drop,” the NWS says. […]

Report collisions with animals, Forest Service reminds publi / Article

“It’s dark in the mornings, and it’s dark very early in the evenings. As a result, most of the intensive traffic is in the dark,” said Anna Kononova, spokeswoman for the Latvian State Roads. “Salt will also appear on the roads now. As you know, the salt that treats roads in winter also is liked […]

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