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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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    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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    SCVNews.com | County Animal Care, Control Seeking ‘Giving Tuesday’ Donations

    The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation combats animal cruelty by paying for officer training, equipment, and supplies to enforce animal cruelty laws, rescue abused and neglected animals, and support prosecution of animal abusers. What is Giving Tuesday? This international day of giving inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes that matter to them. Why Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation? Many animals come to the Los Angeles County animal care centers with extraordinary medical needs. The Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation has established several programs to help the animals who need it most. Your Giving Tuesday gift will fund one…

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    Pledge to plant a tree for every pet photo shared on Instagram spins ‘out of control’

    An online campaign that promised to plant a tree for every pet photo posted to Instagram “spread out of control,” its creator said Tuesday after it was shared more than 4.1 million times. Instagram Stories was filled with pictures of dogs, cats and other household animals after an interactive “Add Yours” sticker prompted users to share photos of their pets. “We’ll plant 1 tree for every pet picture,” said the sticker, which allowed users to reply with photos. It wasn’t long before questions were raised about who would be planting all those trees and where. The creator behind the Instagram account Plant A Tree Co. took responsibility for the campaign…

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    Fort Worth Animal Care and Control shelters at capacity

    The shelter said Monday it is considering euthanizing 15 dogs that “are sick, suffering or are dangerous” as a result of the capacity numbers. FORT WORTH, Texas — Editor’s note: The video above is from a previous segment. Fort Worth Animal Care and Control said it would have to consider euthanizing 15 dogs, Monday since the shelter currently has nearly 900 dogs and cats in its facilities, placing the shelter at capacity. Diane Covey, the spokesperson for Fort Worth’s Code Compliance Department, said in an emailed statement to WFAA that euthanization happens “from time to time” for animals that “are sick, suffering or are dangerous.”  Covey said information on the…

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    Former Detroit Animal Care and Control employees claim inhumane practices, shelter disputes it

    DETROIT (FOX 2) – Two former Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) employees are alleging inhumane practices at the facility in the Motor City but the director says they’ve got it wrong. Chantal Rzewnicki quit her job last week at the DACC and told FOX 2 she no longer morally agrees with how animals are handled there. “I’ve seen a lot of things happen in the walls and it’s not fair,” she said. “I wasn’t there for the money. I worked 12 hours a day for the last….my first 100 days, I worked every day.” She’s not alone. A former animal control officer at DACC said she was fired for…

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    Extended hours leads to dozens of adoptions at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control

    Posted: Aug 13, 2021 / 09:53 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 14, 2021 / 03:25 AM EDT FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control (FWACC) kept its doors open a little longer Friday to help find homes for many of the animals staying there. Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control adoption event Friday; fees waived for cats and kittens Instead of closing at 5:30 p.m. like normal, the shelter stayed open until 8 p.m. to make it more convent for families to adopt a pet. FWACC said kittens that arrive every day at the shelter in addition to the 200-250 cats in foster care waiting to…

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