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    Animal welfare groups among those looking forward to Giving Tuesday

    Animal welfare groups among those looking forward to Giving Tuesday Giving Tuesday is a banner day for nonprofit organizations worldwide. It launches the giving season for causes doing work in our communities. The modern movement pushes back against rampant consumerism. NOVATO, Calif. – Giving Tuesday has set a high bar for fund-raising after a record-shattering year in 2020. The nine-year tradition is a banner day for non-profit organizations worldwide. Many will raise more money in 24 hours than they have all year. For every agency, it is a welcome boost. “We hope we’ll see a surge in Giving Tuesday donations,”  

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    Carlson Helps ‘Home for the Holidays’ Support Shelter Animals’ Medical Care

    By Pam Johnson/Zip06.com • 11/24/2021 08:30 a.m. EST Fundraising for Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter is a job Lena Carlson is happy to take on, especially when every dollar raised will help fuel a fund that helps ensure needed medical care will be provided to give shelter animals a second chance at life, and a shot at finding their forever home. On Monday, Dec. 6, readers can join Lena and the shelter staff, volunteers and community supporters at Home Restaurant, 1114  

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    Ingham County’s animal shelter takes in mostly pit bulls each year, legislation could change that trend

    Roxann Wilkinson is giving one of the dogs at the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter a treat. Cressie is a 2-year-old mixed breed with a shiny grey coat. “Cressie was adopted and returned because the apartment complex said she looks too much like a pit bull,” Wilkinson said. In Ingham County, pit bulls accounted for about 8% of registered dogs in 2021. But that number could be larger because shelter staff say the breed is voluntarily reported by the owner. Dr. Maria Iliopoulou is a veterinarian at St. Francis Veterinary Housecall Services. She said the types of dogs that  

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    Meet county’s new Animal Shelter director | News

    Asked to name one of the more challenging aspects of his job as the Goochland County Animals Shelter and Adoption Center’s Director of Animal Care, Adoption, and Protection, Job Greene points to the challenges of finding just the right placement for each and every animal. Ultimately, “We want to make sure that pets leaving our care have a great chance for a positive outcome in a life-long home,” said Greene, who previously served as the operations manager at Disputanta Animal Hospital. Recently we caught up with Greene (whose first name rhymes with “robe,” not “rob”) to see how he’s been  

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    Boone Co. Poised to Create New $6 Million Animal Shelter

    The Boone County Animal Shelter is the target of a new capital campaign launched Monday to construct a new, more modern building and grounds on land provided by the fiscal court. “The need for a new animal shelter is overwhelmingly clear based on the review from our experts, national experts an casual observer,” said Colleen Bray, Animal Care and Control Director. “We have outgrown our current facility in terms of size, and it was constructed in the 1960s at a time when modern ventilation and sanitation systems were not available. The newly designed shelter will provide appropriate care and be  

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    Frankie the cat gets surgery with help from Animal Shelter Foundation

    Frankie, a tenacious 1-year-old, came to Tallahassee Animal Services (the animal shelter) as an injured stray cat with some obvious eye issues and a little unsteady on his feet. Despite needing to have one eye removed and limited vision in the other eye due to corneal scarring, the shelter staff quickly knew he would make a wonderful companion. His vision challenges require him to be an indoor only cat and his quirky way of moving is likely due to his mother’s exposure to a virus while he was in utero; it’s not progressive and he has no idea he’s so  

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    Trailblazing Black architect at helm of new $5M shelter for Detroit animal care

    Detroit native is the architect behind city’s new animal care and control center Beverly Hannah Jones is one of 12 African-American female architects with their own companies in the country – and she’s getting to rebuild the city she loves. DETROIT (FOX 2) – Thousands of happy adoptions will happen in the future facility for Detroit Animal Care and Control, scheduled to open in a year and a half. And FOX 2 got to meet the architect who is making it happen. “It just warms my heart that some of these animals are at risk, and so we want to  

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    139 animals adopted over the weekend at Cincinnati animal shelter

    A Cincinnati animal shelter helped more than 100 animals find their fur-ever home last weekend.Cincinnati Animal Care Shelter was overrun with animals heading into the weekend, so they held a “Name Your Price” adoption event.And it paid off, the shelter said since Thursday, 139 animals have been adopted.But that’s still not enough — the shelter has just 100 dog kennels and they’ve taken in upwards of 900 animals — so even after this weekend’s event, they’re still packed full.If you are looking to add a pet to your family or can foster one for a while, visit their website at  

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