• Animal Care

    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…

  • Pets News

    Kentucky shelter working to locate pet owners post-tornado

    A Kentucky animal shelter is doing its part to help with recovery from last month’s tornadoes by reuniting pets lost in the storm with their owners ByThe Associated Press January 2, 2022, 2:39 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. — A Kentucky animal shelter has been doing its part to help with recovery from last month’s tornadoes by reuniting pets lost in the storm with their owners. The Hopkins County Animal shelter has taken in about 90 dogs and about 120 cats from the hard-hit community of Dawson Springs since Dec. 11, The Messenger reported. Shelter Executive Director Dustin Potenzas told…

  • Animal Care

    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…

  • Dog

    Nurse goes beyond duty and rescues a hospitalized patient’s dog from the shelter

    “I came into work the Monday after Thanksgiving to the phone ringing at 7 a.m.,” Smith told CNN. “John was calling from his hospital room saying, ‘Boomer is in the pound!’ Boomer is in the pound!’ Boomer is John’s world.” Smith, who has been a nurse for 12 years, said she could tell he was concerned and also scared about what would happen to Boomer. “He took a breath and asked me, ‘Will you take care of Boomer?’ And I said, ‘Of course, John. I will find Boomer and take care of him for you,'” Smith told CNN. Smith had met Burley at the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in…

  • Animal Care

    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…

  • Animal Care

    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,…

  • Pets News

    Kentucky animal shelter is overrun with dozens of displaced pets after deadly tornadoes

    An animal shelter in Kentucky is overwhelmed after deadly tornadoes devastated the state, leaving dozens of pets scared and without a home.  Speaking to DailyMail.com, David Spalding, Board President of the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter, described how the shelter was lucky enough to remain standing, but now is tasked with taking in and transporting dozens of animals.  ‘Today we’re moving a little over 100 animals to other rescue organizations just to make room,’ Spalding said. ‘We’ve never been through a situation like this. From what I’m told from the people who have been through disasters like this is that after about three or four days to expect a large influx.…

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