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    Animal Shelter named Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Awards Finalist

    Several local nonprofit agencies have recently been named finalists for the 2022 Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards set to take place in April. Among the local nominees are the Texoma Autism and Behavior Intervention School in the education category, Community Youth Services of Southern Oklahoma in the youth category and Ardmore Animal Care in the general impact category. The ONE Awards were established in 2008 by thee Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits to draw attention to nonprofit organizations that employ the tenants of excellence in their operations. Ardmore Animal Care Executive Director Kasey Renteria said she is thrilled to be a  

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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  

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    Animal Care Services warns people to protect pets, report violations ahead of San Antonio’s freezing weather

    SAN ANTONIO – Winter weather is approaching San Antonio and Animal Care Services is reminding pet owners to bring in their four-legged friends before the freeze. Several days of wintery weather is expected this week and area residents are urged to bring all pets inside, including outdoor dogs. Animal Care Officers will be on patrol through the rest of the week addressing potential violations. A new state law that went into effect Tuesday states that unattended dogs are not allowed to be restrained with chains or heavy weights outdoors, however, the practice has been banned in San Antonio city limits  

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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  

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    Animal welfare organizations see an influx of donations in honor of Betty White

    Following the death of beloved actress Betty White just before her 100th birthday, fans are honoring her by making donations for one of her most-cherished causes: pets.  During her lifetime, White rescued several shelter pets, and even hosted a 1970s TV show called “The Pet Set,” which featured celebrities with their pets and discussions about pet care and animal welfare.   White died in her sleep of a stroke at the age of 99 on Dec. 31, 2021. Now, prior to her Jan. 17 birthday, local animal welfare organizations are seeing an influx of donations in her honor through the “BettyWhiteChallenge,”  

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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  

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    Local animal care advocate volunteers time to help treat animals displaced from Marshall Fire

    BOULDER CO. — Hundreds of families were displaced after the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, and hundreds of animals also lost their homes. Now, a local animal care advocate is volunteering her time to provide care for dozens of animals. The morning after the Marshall Fire began, Ashley Main drove to Boulder County to care for displaced animals. She’s a surgery veterinary technician from Colorado Springs, and when she arrived in Louisville, she helped with at least 30 horses, 10 chickens, and placed 16 cat shelters around the fire zone. She also triaged animals who were evacuated and helped with  

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    Detroit animal shelter offering free pet adoptions through Jan. 4

    article 8-week-old puppies dumped in Detroit as shelters report more animals abandoned. DETROIT – The Detroit Animal Care & Control shelter has a message to residents: “Come get your pets!” If someone doesn’t have a missing pet but would like to adopt, come all the same. The DACC is hosting free adoptions for pets through Jan. 4, 2022 as part of its New Year’s Amnesty program. Any pet owners who microchipped their animals but have yet to come pick them up will have all fees and violations waived. The shelter will even give the pet a free ride home if  

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