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    Gilliland Sworn-in as Director of New Animal Care Enforcement Division

    Today, Richard Gilliland was sworn in as Director of the new Animal Care Enforcement Division. “It’s an honor to be sworn in as the Director of Animal Care Enforcement Division,” said Gilliland. “I am excited to continue my service to the citizens of Caldwell County.” As leader of the new division, Gilliland will oversee both enforcement of animal laws and operation of the county’s animal shelter. Gilliland brings more than 10 years of law enforcement experience to the newly created position. He most recently served as patrol division lieutenant with the Granite Falls Police Department. He has also been a detention officer, bailiff, patrol deputy, patrol division corporal, and patrol…

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    Edgecomb animal shelter reopens on-site adoptions

    Midcoast Humane’s Edgecomb campus has reopened on-site adoptions by appointment after three years of being a surrender and animal care-only facility. However, while interested families may enter the shelter for cat adoptions, the organization will continue to bring dogs to outdoor meetups. This decision comes after community interest and updated COVID-19 procedures.  “There’s folks who would like to go to their local shelter and I really want us to be able to do that for them,” said Midcoast Humane Interim Executive Director Jess Townsend. “When you have folks come in one at a time, they have somebody dedicated to them and you’re using all the precautions that you can, it’s really reasonable…

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    Pima Animal Care Center prepares to take in hundreds of animals after New Year’s Eve fireworks

    TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – As we head into the New Year, it’s bringing new concerns about the capacity at Pima Animal Care Center. The shelter is still in a code red situation and they are expecting to see hundreds of dogs that were spooked by fireworks come in after the New Year. “New Year’s Eve is going to be an added, uncomfortable situation to an already crowded shelter,” PACC’s public information officer Nikki Reck said. PACC is hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. The kennels in their overflow space just emptied Wednesday, but they’re expected to fill up again this weekend and then some. “We…

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    Lake County News,California – Mouse, hamster and horse ready for new homes at Animal Care and Control

    LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Lake County Animal Care and Control most often has cats and dogs available to new homes, but they now have three other critters in need of new families. This week there is a mouse, a hamster and a horse waiting in the agency’s care. Call Lake County Animal Care and Control at 707-263-0278 or visit the shelter online for information on visiting or adopting. This young male mouse is in kennel No. A19, ID No. LCAC-A-1212. Photo courtesy of Lake County Animal Care and Control. Young male mouse This young male mouse has brown hair, pink ears and a pink nose. He is in kennel No.…

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    Crowded Indianapolis animal shelter ‘taking a toll’ on employees, pets

    Employees at Indianapolis Animal Care Services are used to advocating for their pets. They share photos of pit bull terriers and Labrador retrievers and domestic long-hair cats, along with snippets about their furry friends — all in first-person, from the animal’s point of view.  “My name is Sylvester. Unlike my name, I am not a naughty kitty! I am 2 years old, I seem to impress everyone.” “Hiya! My name is George and I am just the cutest guy!” “If you are looking for a sweet pea who will be sure to brighten your days, consider coming to meet me.” Those messages go out to the community with genuine hope that…

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    Chicago Animal Care and Control gave dog up for adoption despite collar with contact info, woman says

    CHICAGO — It’s like a Pixar movie with an unhappy ending – thus far. A dog named Zeus escaped from his family’s South Side yard. The golden retriever ended up at the city’s dog pound, formally known as Chicago Animal Care and Control. And though Zeus was wearing a red collar embroidered with his name and the cellphone number of his owner, no one ever called it. Instead, Zeus was transferred to Fetching Tails Foundation, a suburban adoption agency the city works with, to find the pup a “forever home,” according to a lawsuit filed Monday by the dog’s original owner, Karly Moran-West. Moran-West, 20, stood before reporters and television…

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    Sherman, Grayson County reach temporary agreement on animal shelter costs

    Sherman and Grayson County leaders have come to a temporary agreement on the costs to house and care for lost animals across the region. This week, both the Sherman City Council and Grayson County Commissioners approved agreements that set the price for Sherman to take in animals that are brought in from the county. Under the new agreement, the county will pay $250 an animal with an additional $50 a day after three days. Under the previous agreement, the county paid $50 for each animal that was taken in. However, Sherman officials said the real cost was about $440 per animal for the full care. For the 2020 fiscal year,…