Joplin Humane Society reports influx of large dogs, cats and kittens

Joplin Humane Society reports influx of large dogs, cats and kittens

JOPLIN, MO – Three puppies room together Tuesday at the Joplin Humane Society. The shelter is in need of foster families for dogs and cats as their population increases locally.GLOBE | LAURIE SISK Lysa Boston, shelter manager for the Joplin Humane Society, spends most of her days working on behavior

County cuts stray, feral cats some slack

County cuts stray, feral cats some slack

VANCOUVER, WA – Animal control code updated to let some be returned to where they were found A stray cat sits in a backyard in Vancouver’s Northwest neighborhood in 2012. Clark County councilors on Tuesday passed an update to the animal control code, creating a “community cat program,” making it

County hires Chris Wilson as director of animal services

County hires Chris Wilson as director of animal services

ABBEVILLE, SC  — As construction of an Abbeville County animal shelter continues, the county has tapped Chris Wilson to run it, along with the rest of the county’s animal control operation. Wilson has served as the animal control officer and shelter manager for the City of Abbeville since 2011. County

Hernando County to start neutering feral cats

Hernando County to start neutering feral cats

BROOKSVILLE, FL  — Hernando County will soon become a more cat-friendly community. The County Commission voted 4-0 Tuesday in favor of a policy to trap, neuter and vaccinate feral cats and return them to the wild. They hope to reduce the number of cats euthanized at the county’s animal shelter

Dog abandoned in dumpster finds forever home

Dog abandoned in dumpster finds forever home

(Source: Friends of Blakely Animal Shelter FB page) BLAKELY, GA (WALB) – A dog named Clark has a home of his very own after he was found inside the dumpster behind an elementary school in Blakely a few weeks ago. The students were on spring break but luckily a teacher found

Animal control understaffed; Dogs not walked for days

Animal control understaffed; Dogs not walked for days

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita’s Animal Control facility is facing major staffing shortages that result in dogs not being walked. “This has been a problem for years,” said Lt. Brian Sigman, Wichita Police Department. The current facility is five times bigger than the original, but that expansion did not […]

Apartment lease pet restrictions might be one reason many animal shelters are at capacity

Apartment lease pet restrictions might be one reason many animal shelters are at capacity

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – In Palm Beach County, if you’re a renter, it’s almost guaranteed there will be some sort of pet restrictions specified in your lease. The pet policies can vary from place to place. One of the more common rules is “no restricted breeds allowed.” Another example