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19 Dogs Released at Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter After Owner Arrested

BILLINGS – Nineteen dogs have been released at the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter after being rescued during an animal control raid from the property of a Billings man. Shelter workers say the sudden influx forces them to care for pets that need new safe homes. “There were five, I mean five adults, and the rest […]

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Public Safety, Animal Welfare Groups Dominate Supervisors’ Agenda | Local News

WISE — Presentations from emergency service agencies and animal welfare groups caught the attention of the Wise County Board of Supervisors on Thursday. The Wise County Fire and Rescue Association and representatives from seven animal rescue and care groups, collective and individual, have all asked supervisors to consider funding increases for their respective safety and […]

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Animal rescue: 11 dogs, senior cat rescued from New Jersey home after owner dies

PASSAIC COUNTY, New Jersey (WABC) – Animal control officers in New Jersey have rescued 11 dogs and a cat that were abandoned in a home after their owner died. It is not known how long the animals waited for help without food or fresh water. When police arrived for a welfare check, they found the […]

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City selects Christie Banduch as animal shelter manager – Corridor News

Staff reports Jhe city of San Marcos announces the hiring of Christie Banduch as the city’s next Animal Services Manager. Banduch has worked for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter (SMRAS) as the Animal Shelter Supervisor for the past two years and has served as the Acting Director of Animal Services since April 2021. Head […]

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Kern County Animal Services dedicates staff to enforcing illegal breeding in Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Effective March 1, a Kern County ordinance that makes it illegal to operate a pet store raising puppies or kittens without a license will be much more enforced. Kern County Animal Services announced in a social media post that beginning in March, they will be assigning a staff member to enforce […]

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Animal Services Supervisor Glena Jackson bids farewell to the four-legged residents of Turlock

All over Turlock, there are dogs and cats curled up comfortably in their forever homes thanks to the efforts of Turlock Animal Services, which has long been under the direction of Animal Services Supervisor Glena Jackson. Jackson recently retired after 24 years in law enforcement, most of it in animal services, but his efforts to […]

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‘A beautiful thing’ | Locals donate to animal rescue groups and shelters during ‘Betty White Challenge’ – Times-Standard

Actress Betty White died on December 31, just weeks shy of her long-awaited 100th birthday. In honor of her centenary, people around the world came together on January 17 to participate in the “Betty White Challenge”, a call for donations to shelters and animal rescue groups in memory of what would have been the birthday […]

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‘A beautiful thing’ | Locals donate to animal rescue groups and shelters during ‘Betty White Challenge’ – Times-Standard

Actress Betty White died on December 31, just weeks shy of her long-awaited 100th birthday. In honor of her centenary, people around the world came together on January 17 to participate in the “Betty White Challenge”, a call for donations to shelters and animal rescue groups in memory of what would have been the birthday […]

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bill proposes to merge animal welfare issues | News

A bill has been introduced in the House that would establish an animal welfare division within the agriculture agency and require the agency to release a report on improving and centralizing animal welfare rules. – being animal from Vermont. H.504 “An Act for the Reorganization, Improvement, and Enforcement of Animal Welfare Requirements in the State,” […]

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El Paso Animal Rescue League provides cold weather guidance for proper pet care

EL PASO, Texas — The Animal Rescue League of El Paso provides tips you can use at home to care for your pets. The cold can be deadly. That’s why they make sure the animals stay warm and safe. Pet houses, like shelter igloos, can be designed to be winter-ready. Covering the igloos with blankets […]

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RI Foundation awards nearly $500,000 in animal welfare grants

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Some local animal shelters are now sharing nearly half a million dollars in grants thanks to the Rhode Island Foundation. Nearly $500,000 has been awarded to dozens of animal welfare programs across the state to support a range of uses, including low-cost veterinary care for pets in low-income households, preparing animals […]

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Kill-free city animal shelter resumes a day after quitting work in budget dispute

A dispute over the cost of operating the city of Trenton’s animal shelter was resolved on Tuesday, a day after a nonprofit pulled its employees from the no-kill facility. Mayor Reed Gusciora told NJ Advance Media that a resolution to the dispute was resolved in a phone call he made to the nonprofit. “I spoke […]

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Animal Services Manager – Corridor News

Staff reports SAN MARCOS – The City of San Marcos will host a meet and greet to introduce the Director of Animal Services finalists. The event will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Community members are welcome to […]

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Grand County officials are investigating 2 “important animal welfare” incidents this week

GREATER COUNTY, Colorado – The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two “significant” animal welfare incidents this week, one involving dogs and one involving horses. On Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office received advice regarding possible animal neglect at a house in the Gore Pass subdivision in unincorporated Grand County. MPs, along with animal control officers, […]

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Kern County Animal Services No Longer a Deathless Shelter After Raised Euthanasia | News

After a year in which Kern County Animal Services achieved a long-standing goal of successfully finding homes for 90 percent of the animals that have passed through its doors, the rate of euthanasia has rebounded. From June 2020 to June 2021, Animal Services saved 91% of all animals delivered to the department, a ratio that […]

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Metro animal welfare group of many honoring Betty White – 95.5 WSB

Who didn’t like Betty White? She was in show business for over eighty years and during that time a big fan of animals. Following her death before her 100th birthday, social media came up with the Betty White Challenge. The goal is to honor White and his work by donating five dollars or more to […]

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More than 800 parakeets deposited in the Detroit Animal Welfare Group shelter in Michigan

ROMEO, Mich. (KABC) – Michigan animal control officers have seized more than 800 parakeets living inside a home. A man alerted authorities when he found the birds in a room in his father’s house in Detroit. Investigators say the father had mental problems. The birds were all alive, but clearly in distress. Many of them […]

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Animal rescue official unhappy with plea deal in Eastpointe abuse case – Macomb Daily

An animal rights activist is unhappy with a plea deal for an Eastpointe man who was charged with abusing and failing to care for a puppy after his actions were caught on camera 2020. Isaac Brooks Sanders, 23, pleaded guilty earlier this month to failing to care for an animal in exchange for the dismissal […]

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Animal Rescue League opens home for vacation app

The program tries to place pets in foster care to spend the holiday season in the warmth of a home Birdsboro, Pa .– The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has opened applications for families who may be interested in becoming short-term foster homes for the holidays so that pets can enjoy the warmth and […]

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Animal advocates form organization to help run Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – A group of animal rights activists in the Shenandoah Valley have formed their own organization and submitted an offer to lead the Shenandoah Valley Animal Service Center at Lyndhurst. It’s called the Augusta County Pet Project, and it formed in just three weeks in response to Waynesboro’s search for a […]

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Horn Lake Animal Shelter Welcomes ‘Paw-liday’ Pet Adoptions | New

The Horn Lake Animal Shelter is hosting a special ‘Paw-liday’ pet adoption and encourages residents who wish to add a dog to their family to drop by and see the available animals looking for their forever home. Horn Lake is a no-kill animal shelter and currently has 81 dogs for adoption. “We hope to have […]

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Animal shelter overwhelmed after saving 42 cats from home: “I started to cry”

An animal shelter offers a discount on cat adoptions, a feline rescue situation has become a huge business. The Evanston Animal Shelter in Evanston, Ill. Is trying to relocate 35 cats it rescued from a house that burned down in a fire in August this year. The shelter had received a call from the police […]

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Southern Sun Farm Sanctuary: Animal Welfare Organization Joins Ashe County Chamber of Commerce | Mountain timetable

WEST JEFFERSON – On Tuesday, November 9, Southern Sun Farm Sanctuary, a local horse rescue organization, became the newest member of the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce following a dedication ceremony downtown from West Jefferson. The ceremony featured shrine founders Ann and John Lisk and several community leaders, as well as Doc, a 1,600 pound […]

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Shenango Valley Animal Shelter accepts necessary donations while fighting escalating costs

HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) – There was a big check discount Monday for the Shenango Valley Animal Shelter in Hermitage. A Columbus-based chain of veterinary hospitals known as MedVet has chosen this Hermitage facility from over 6,000 across the country. The $ 2,000 prize will go into the safe house’s general fund, but might not go […]

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‘Animals are not a commodity’: County set to approve new animal welfare policies | Horry County

Horry County Council members on Tuesday signaled their support for a major overhaul of the county’s animal welfare laws. The proposed policies, which only need one more favorable vote to become law, would ban puppy mills and outline the basic care that must be provided to pets. “I got extremely important support for the ordinance […]

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Riverside County Director of Animal Services leaves – press enterprise

Riverside County Director of Animal Services is absent after 18 months on the job. Julie Bank “is no longer employed” by the county, spokeswoman Brooke Federico said by email Thursday evening, October 21. When asked to explain himself, Federico said she could only say that Bank was “no longer with the county”. The agenda of […]

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Canine Concerns: Dog Found Tied Up in Park Taken to Animal Shelter | New

A dog found in a Temple park this week sparked outrage on social media as residents sought to save him, believing he was chained and abandoned on city premises. The dog, a male Alaskan Husky, was discovered in Jaycee Park and later taken to the Temple Animal Shelter, Temple spokeswoman Alejandra Arreguin said. “Apparently the […]

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Utahns and Salt Lake County Animal Services Help Animals Ravaged by Hurricane Ida in New Orleans

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The Utahns are helping in Louisiana the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ida. Salt Lake County Animal Services (SLCoAS) traveled to New Orleans to answer animal control calls, provide care for shelter animals, and help reunite lost animals with their owners. “Salt Lake County is honored to help the […]

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Lander Pet Connection Works With Police To Address Animal Welfare Gaps; Launches a business sponsorship program

(Lander, WY) – Without an in-town animal shelter or pound, the Lander Pet Connection (LPC) has worked to help stray and lost animals found in downtown Lander. The city’s contract to impound stray animals with the Wind River veterinary office ended in May. Since then, there has been no designated location for police to house […]

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Friends of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center respond to shelter closure

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) – The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (SVASC) is closed until at least October 12 due to illness. For now, residents are therefore asked to call animal control with any stray animals. Friends of SVASC, a non-profit organization that helps the shelter pay for medical treatment for the animals, says it […]

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Animal Control Service Changes, Animal Service Center

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Plans advance for new Nash County animal shelter | Local News

Plans are underway for the new Nash County Animal Shelter, which will more than double the capacity of the current shelter. “The Nash County Board of Commissioners knows people are more passionate about pets than ever before,” said Nash County Board of Directors Chairman Robbie Davis. “We realize that our current shelter is inadequate, and […]

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Woodland City Council seeks to renegotiate million dollar animal services contract – Daily Democrat

Million dollar draft contract for animal control services led members of Woodland City Council to question the validity of the contract’s service cost allocation on Woodland as opposed to other municipalities County. “Our community south of us has 10,000 more people than us and they pay less than a third of what we pay,” Mayor […]

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Trenton Animals Rock wins contract to manage animal welfare services

After three years of working closely with Trenton Animal Control, Trenton Animals Rock, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit animal rescue organization, was awarded a contract to manage all animal welfare services for the Trenton animal shelter. “We are delighted to continue our work with the City of Trenton and the wonderful Animal Control Officers as […]

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New NP Animal Welfare Society launched with fundraiser | New

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The new North Providence Animal Welfare Society, officially launched this weekend, will host its first fundraiser this Saturday, September 25 with Best Buddy Bingo at Lymansville VFW, 354 Fruit Hill Ave. Cathy Lanni, chair of the group, along with Vice President / Treasurer Jo-Ann D’Alessandro and Secretary Alicia Sansone, told The North […]

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Resources for animal services in Montgomery County dwindle due to pandemic

The pandemic and other challenges have strained the resources available at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. (Jishnu Nair / Community Impact Journal) Montgomery County Animal Services, which operates the county animal shelter, suspended reception services for two weeks in August due to a combination of the spread of distemper among animals and an outbreak of […]