Month: March 2013

County announces animal shelter improvements

GEORGIA – Improvements are continuing at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, according to a press release sent out by Wes Tallon, the County’s communication director and the County Commissioners. The improvements were instituted after Douglas County received recommendations from an independent evaluation conducted in 2012 by LifeLine Animal Project. More

Glenfair Elementary students get animal-rescue lesson

OREGON – Representatives of the American Humane Association, which started "Be Kind to Animals" week in 1915, arrived in their 82-foot emergency van to meet pet-savvy students at Glenfair Elementary School last week. The association opened its big rig, used to treat animals caught in disasters, to the 460 students

Muhlenberg County man’s estate donates to every Kentucky animal shelter

KENTUCKY — A mild-mannered western Kentucky farmer who never turned away a stray cat left a portion of his estate to every county-run animal shelter in the state. County officials received checks earlier this month for $1,432.47 from a man they never met, a Muhlenberg County dairy farmer named Bland

Animal shelter fees at issue before Missouri high court

An attorney for non-profit animal shelters sought to persuade the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday to strike down a state licensing fee that he argued was originally enacted through "legislative shenanigans." Attorney David Cosgrove contends that lawmakers violated the state constitution by including the animal shelter fee in a 2010

Cruelty charges set aside against owner dog rescue group in Surry County

SURRY (AP) — Charges of animal cruelty and inadequate care of animals against  a dog rescue group in Surry County were set aside Tuesday. Tamira Thayne is the director of Dogs Deserve Better, a dog-rescue group housed in Michael Vick’s former home. She was charged in August after an inspection

Metal dog cages a hazard, vet ambulance service says

Pets shut in wire-gauge crates for hours risk fracture, amputation.   The collapsible metal cages used by many dog owners to house their furry friends can cause serious injuries, according to a Montreal-based animal rescue service. K-911 Animal Ambulance responds to about a dozen cases a year where dogs have