• Animal Nutrition

    Lawrence County nutrition plant facing $300K in fines for safety and health violations

    VERONA, Mo. (KY3) – The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed fines of $300,000 against a nutrition plant in Lawrence County. Administrative leaders with the department of labor have issued 24 citations to BCP Ingredients Inc. in Verona for serious safety and health violations. Multiple complaints claim the company’s workers were exposed to toxic substances, combustible dust and moving machinery parts. “This company’s failure to comply with safety and health requirements exposed hundreds of workers to toxic chemicals and unguarded machine hazards,” said OSHA Area Director Karena Lorek in a news release. “OSHA will always respond to reports of unsafe  

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  • Animal News

    Second Audrain County pet groomer pleads guilty to animal abuse | Mid-Missouri News

    BOONE COUNTY − James Johns, a former groomer at a pet shot in Mexico, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday to animal abuse and received probation. Johns, 25, was sentenced to six months in Boone County Jail, with suspended execution of sentence, according to a release from the Audrain County Prosecutor’s Office. He was placed on two years of court-supervised probation. Johns will serve two days of shock detention in the Boone County Jail, 100 hours of community service at a minimum of 8 hours per month and must complete Benchmark Animal Rehabilitative Curriculum.  Taylor Stout, a co-defendant in the case, was  

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  • Animal Care

    County Animal Shelters Near Capacity, Need Adopters, Fosters | News

    Can you help? After a recent influx of cats and dogs, the County Department of Animal Services’ two shelters are nearly full, and they are asking the public to consider adopting or fostering an animal or two. Animal Services is offering several discounts currently: Adoption fees are waived for adult cats (six months and older), $25 adoption fees for kittens; and $25 adoption fees for pit bulls/pit mixes and huskies/husky mixes. Additionally, all animals who have been in the shelter for 30 days or more will have their adoption fees waived. All the adopted animals will be spayed or neutered  

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  • Animal Care

    Franklin County Animal Shelter ‘overflowing’ with felines, offering free adoptions

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Franklin County Animal Shelter issued a plea for help from the feline-lovers community, offering to waive adoption fees in order to help free up some space in the shelter, which is currently “overflowing with kittens and adult cats.” As of Tuesday, Aug. 3, the shelter says two rooms are almost ready to come out of quarantine for upper respiratory infection. Alleghany Humane Society seeking info after cats abandoned at shelter However, the facility announced Tuesday afternoon that it only had space for one more cat even though six cats were already on the way  

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  • Animal Care

    Letter writer says Manatee County needs new animal shelter | East County

      Manatee County needs new animal shelter   In a July 22 opinion piece (“County should slow down on pet project”), Observer Managing Editor Jay Heater promoted the idea that, with the Bishop animal shelter donation, Manatee County forego building a new animal shelter and, instead, turn to more public-private partnerships. Yes, such partnerships are a piece of the puzzle but not the sole solution to the county’s rapidly growing need for animal services. The delivery of animal services is very complex. There are national standards for facility design, staffing levels and overall capacity for delivering humane care to shelter animals. Even  

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  • Animal Care

    Lake County News,California – Helping Paws: Shepherds, terriers and a bloodhound

    LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Lake County Animal Care and Control has a kennel filled with many breeds of dogs ready to be adopted. Dogs available for adoption this week include mixes of bloodhound, boxer, bulldog, Chihuahua, husky, pit bull, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, shepherd and terrier. Dogs that are adopted from Lake County Animal Care and Control are either neutered or spayed, microchipped and, if old enough, given a rabies shot and county license before being released to their new owner. License fees do not apply to residents of the cities of Lakeport or Clearlake. The following dogs at the Lake  

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  • Animal News

    Palm Beach County animal rescue founder fighting for her life seeks help from community

    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Bobbi Miller has dedicated her life to animals for as long as she can remember. “I’d be dragging home anything from snakes to injured birds,” she said. Her work culminated with the creation of her non-profit animal rescue organization, “CHESED”, in 2004. Chesed is the Hebrew word for loving-kindness, the same approach Miller said she takes towards animals. “I’ve always wanted to do something with the philosophy chesed,” said Miller, “which means helping someone or something that can’t help themselves and expecting nothing in return.” Since it began, the group has helped place thousands of  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Meet kittens Teacup and Spork, and other Harris County Pets that need homes

    The Harris County Pets Animal Shelter is currently experiencing record-high intakes and is in need of adopters and fosters to help get animals out of the inundated shelter and into loving homes. As of June 15, the shelter has over 500 animals in its care, according to representatives. The shelter is waiving adoption fees for all available cats and dogs through Sunday, June 20. All pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and come with a Harris County pet license that lasts one year.  Teacup (A574261) is a 7-week-old, female, black domestic shorthair cat, along with her brother Spork (A574262),  

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