NEW DOG PARKS OPEN
Two new dog-friendly parks will be open soon to canines and their owners in Putnam County.
Last year, the Kanawha/Charleston Animal Shelter received about 10,000 cats and dogs. About two-thirds of them did not find new homes. Instead, they spent their last few days huddled in a wire cage, waiting for a lethal injection. Their bodies were cremated in a small building out back.
OFFICERS RESCUE PUPPY FROM HOT CAR
Cpl. Will Reynolds is used to handling police K-9s that weigh around 100 pounds - trained to take fleeing suspects to the ground. But Wednesday afternoon, Reynolds says he combed through large piles of trash to get to a crying four-week-old puppy trapped inside an extremely hot car - that barely had ventilation. He and other K-9 and evening shift road patrol officers took the puppy under their wings, getting it necessary medical care and even a temporary roof over its head.
Dog gone! Lost beagle back after 5 years, 850 miles
Five years ago, a heartbroken 5-year-old girl from Queens, N.Y., was hanging posters for the return of her lost beagle. Today, after years of wishes, little Natalie Villacis has been miraculously reunited with her beloved dog Rocco after he resurfaced some 850 miles away in Georgia - proving that every dog owner can have their day.
Ask the Obamas to Adopt a Family Dog
If Sen. Barack Obama becomes president, he'll instantly be faced with decisions that will affect millions of Americans. Obama will also soon be making a decision that could affect millions of American dogs. It has been reported that once the election is over, the Obamas will be looking for a new four-legged family member (much to his daughters' delight).
Paws (and bones) for a cause
In this oft-times dog-eat-dog world, when someone has a bone to pick with you, the results are seldom pleasant. A happy outcome is as rare as seeing a Christmas tree in mid-July. But such is the paradoxically splendid case, on both counts, this month.
Why the mandatory spay/neuter law might be a bad thing
More on the mandatory spay/neuter (and why it might actually not be a good thing at all).
Is mandatory spay/neuter law the answer?
While tending this website recently, I was astounded by the response to a recent poll: "Do you believe we should have mandatory spay/neuter laws in West Virginia?"The question seemed a no-brainer. People who visited a pet-oriented web site would surely understand the need to fix their pets. But nearly 3,000 responders voted No.
Carper wants funds for neutering
Commission chief says he was shocked to hear euthanization rate
Mandatory Spay/Neuter Laws
88% NO12% YES Is this an actual reflection of how the public feels about mandatory spay/neuter laws?
The place of departed Saints (Bernard, that is)
The place of departed Saints (Bernard, that is) From hamsters to horses, cemetery marks last stop for beloved pets by Mary Childress Daily Mail staff
Kitten will be active despite amputated leg
Kitten will be active despite amputated leg There are steps that can be taken to keep cat from from gaining weight by Allison Dascoli Ask the Vet
Technique Used in Human Ankle Injuries Modified to Treat Dogs' Knees
MU veterinary clinician-scientist develops a minimally invasive method to treat torn ligaments
Finding love behind bars
Keep reading to learn how you can help The Kanawha-Charleston Animal Shelter.
Dog Spaw offers self-serve pet bathing and grooming
Should the task of bathing your dog become a sudsy, turbulent battle of wills (and won'ts) at home and canine chaos and resistance reign from the first to the last drop of water, perhaps you should try the "Spaw" treatment for your pooch.
Woman has mission to save shelter animals, control pet population
Reprinted from a 4/15/08 article in the Charleston Daily Mail, written by Zack Pettit.
EUREKA! Possible answer to grooming nightmare
Our wheaten, Murry, has been such a nightmare to groom that he's been banned from ever returning to five local groomers (unless he's fully sedated).
Situation at Boone County Shelter
I'm hoping we'll soon have an official story to post about the situation at the Logan and Boone County animal shelters, but what I'm hearing (via emails and phone calls) sounds tragic.
READER SUBMITTED PETS
Please excuse the delay in getting some of these new photos uploaded. Still trying to work out the bugs!