• Pet Food

    Local non-profit collects donations for pet food and animal health services

    On Saturday, Dec.4, local non-profit organization C.A.R.E.4Paws held their pet food donation drive-thru and adoption event with other local shelter animals. Organizers say the due to the pandemic, many pet owners are struggling to pay their veterinary bills and feed their beloved pets. They say donation drive-thrus like this one really help bring awareness of the needs of pet families. C.A.R.E.4Paws provides a range of critical pet wellness services to community members in Santa Barbara County’s most under served areas. The donation and adoption event took place at two different locations on Saturday, the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara  

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  • Pet Food

    Heritage Manor holding pet-food drive | Local News

    The Heritage Manor Senior Living Community is holding a pet food drive in association with the non-profit Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue. The drive began on Wednesday and is running through Dec. 17. The drive is looking to collect dog and cat food. Maria Sansone of Diamonds in the Ruff said that all of the food raised will be distributed to the animals that are in their foster-pet network. Shannon Radlich, the administrator of Heritage Manor, said she felt happy that they can work with a local organization like Diamonds in the Ruff, which is based out of Lockport. 

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  • Pet Food

    Petsource plans $75 million expansion of its Seward pet food plant | Local Business News

    Petsource, a Seward pet food manufacturer owned by Scoular, will begin a $75 million expansion early next year. The expansion, which is projected to be completed in early 2023, will triple the facility’s production capacity and add 80 jobs. PETSOURCE Dan Crisler Omaha World-Herald The complex is the company’s fourth-largest in North America. OMAHA — Petsource, a pet food manufacturer that began operations last year, is already planning a $75 million expansion of its facility in Seward. Work on the project is expected to begin in early 2022, and the  

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  • Dog

    Santa Fe woman says she and dog were attacked by pit bulls | Local News

    When Judy Taylor left her home and dogs in the care of a longtime friend, she never imagined they would have to fend off an attack from a pair of pit bulls. The friend and housesitter, a woman named Linda who declined to give her last name, said she was walking Taylor’s dogs, including a small Bichon Frise named Max, last Wednesday morning as she’d done many times when Taylor had entrusted them to her care. Also along for the walk was Linda’s own small dog, Wally. But as the woman walked onto Calle de la Vuelta, she said two  

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  • Pet Food

    C.A.R.E.4Paws hosting drive-thru pet food donation drive Saturday in Santa Maria | Local news

    A Central Coast nonprofit organization dedicated to helping pets and their owners facing financial problems will hold an event Saturday in Santa Maria to collect donations of dog and cat food and to adopt out homeless animals. C.A.R.E.4Paws will host its Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, 1309 N. Bradley Road. The organization will conduct a similar event at the same time at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. Supporters can drive through to drop off dog and cat food as well as  

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  • Animal News

    Local animal shelter urges people not to give pets as gifts this holiday season

    FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – The holiday season is in full swing. Today is Black Friday– and that likely means you’ve got gift giving on your mind. Well, Homeward Animal Shelter is advising against one kind of gift. Even though a puppy or kitten looks cute under the Christmas tree, that doesn’t mean they’ll make a good holiday gift. “It’s just something that somebody who is going to be the pet owner needs to make that decision,” says Homeward Animal Shelter’s Marketing Director Heather Klefstad. Homeward Shelter says people need to pick the right pet for their lifestyle “With  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Santa Paws Pet Pictures set for December | Local News

    Families and their pets are invited to get gussied up for some holiday photos in December through the Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter’s Santa Paws Pet Pictures. The seasonal photo event with Santa will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12 at 167 Towne Drive in Elizabethtown. The location is about halfway between Pet Supplies Plus and Kroger. Autumn O’Neal of the Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter said people can come anytime during the designated time frame. It is first come, first serve. All types of pets are welcome. In the past, O’Neal  

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  • Pet Food

    Pet food pantry continues to support community members | Local News

    Diane Shoffner, a board member of PAWS and owner of Sam Russell’s Pet Provisions, has been operating a pet food pantry since its creation last December. The project is a partnership between Helping Hand of Hope and the PAWS Shelter Foundation. Donations are collected by the foundation while distribution is done through Helping Hand. Shoffner said since April, she has been more focused on accumulating donations of food from corporate sponsors and businesses, who have donated thousands of pounds of food. She said they’ve now given out more than 23,000 pounds of food to community members who are also coming  

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