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    RI Foundation awards nearly $500K in grants for animal welfare

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Some local animal shelters are now sharing almost 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 vet care for pets of low-income households, preparing animals for adoption and wildlife rehabilitation. “The generosity of our donors and the commitment of our grantee partners is expanding humane education, increasing care options for shelter animals and pets owned by low-income households, and improving the quality of animal care in Rhode Island,” Adrian Bonéy, who oversees the R.I. Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare (PAW),…

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    Animal Care Services issued 43 citations for animals out in the cold Thursday

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Ahead of the winter weather Thursday, Corpus Christi Animal Care Services prepared for calls regarding animals left out in the cold. Thursday, the crews were out responding to those calls. “They were proactively out in the field, responding to calls real-time for calls of service for dogs left outside, or even somebody calling thinking there was an animal left outside,” said program manager Joel Skidmore. “They were responding and handling those.” Skidmore said officers responded to 51 calls Thursday into Friday, and issued 43 citations, which he said was typical for a cold night in the city. “The requirement is if the temperature drops or feels…

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    ‘Bingo with Betty’ raises funds for Animal Welfare League | News, Sports, Jobs

    Staff photo / Bob Coupland Bergen Giordani of BGMG Marketing, left, and Lori Shandor, CEO of the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County, right, stand by cutouts of the cast of television’s “The Golden Girls” on Wednesday at a “Bingo with Betty” event that raised funds for the AWL in Vienna to help animals at the shelter. This week, Betty White would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

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    No adoption fees for dogs at Bakersfield Animal Care Center through January

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Homeless dogs need you. The Bakersfield Animal Care Center is asking the community to help big dogs that still need homes. The shelter is offering no fee adoptions for any dogs during this time. Get big dogs adopted. That is the goal and plan for staff at the Bakersfield Animal Care Center as they try to lower the number of big dogs in the shelter. Stay up to date with the latest weather and news with 17 News’ daily newsletter The shelter is promoting its larger and older dogs that have been in the shelter longer than others for adoption. The center says people can have…

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    Falmouth animal groups’ #BettyWhiteChallenge for actress’ 100 birthday

    FALMOUTH — Beloved actress Betty White’s influence could make a difference in the lives of Cape Cod animals in need. The Falmouth Betty White Challenge was added last weekend to a nationwide movement after Barbara Schneider, president of the board of trustees for the Falmouth Dog Park, brought together nine local organizations that help animals. She and those groups are asking for donations of as little as $5 — or of supplies or service time — to be made in the popular TV star’s name. The donations would mark what would have been White’s 100th birthday Monday. The long-lived comedy star best known for TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Golden Girls” died Dec.…

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    Grand County officials investigating 2 ‘significant animal welfare’ incidents this week

    GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two “significant” animal welfare incidents this week, with one involving dogs and another involving horses. On Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office received a tip regarding possible animal neglect at a home in the Gore Pass subdivision in unincorporated Grand County. Deputies, along with animal control officers, responded to the property, where they found several short-haired mixed breed dogs. They evaluated the dogs’ condition. Deputies spoke with the homeowners, who agreed to allow the officers to take 15 dogs to the Grand County Animal Control and Shelter in Granby, according to the sheriff’s office. The dogs were evaluated by a…

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    Calls to Montgomery County animal shelter rise as temperatures drop

    Animals prefer their food and water just like humans: fresh not frozen.  As cold weather and snow sweep through Middle Tennessee this week, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Director Dave Kaske is reminding pet owners not to leave their animals outside for an extended period.  Animal welfare concerns are on the rise as residents get their first taste of winter. Montgomery County saw its first snow of 2022 overnight Sunday into Monday and more snow was falling as of press time for this edition Thursday. The county is expected to see up to four inches of snow by the time the weather clears, and temperatures were expected to plunge as low as 10 degrees overnight, according…