• Animal News

    Memphis shelter rescues 61 animals, asks for help

    Photos by Jordan James, WREG MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis animal shelter took in 61 animals Thursday, straining resources and leaving the shelter looking for foster-care help. In total there were 8 dogs, 10 rabbits, 41 birds, 1 goat, and 1 pig, said Memphis Animal Services spokesperson Katie Pemberton. “We had been working with the owner to get into compliance, but the dangerous temperatures predicted overnight necessitated a change in plans. We had to remove them all for their safety, and the owner voluntarily surrendered all but three of the animals (and those three are in our care temporarily),” Permberton  

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  • 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  

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  • Cat

    Myrtle Beach shelter used expensive, experimental cat drugs

    Kittens play at the Grand Strand Humane Society in Myrtle Beach in this file photo from 2017.. The shelter is facing scrutiny from city officials for purchasing an expensive, experimental drug from China to treat a fatal cat disease. JASON LEE [email protected] The Grand Strand Humane Society’s decision to buy and administer an experimental cat drug has drawn the ire of Myrtle Beach officials, who are reconsidering their support of the shelter as a result. The nonprofit’s purchases of the feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) treatment, first reported by MyrtleBeachSC.com, occurred during the fall of 2020, but stopped months later  

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  • Animal News

    Former employee convicted in theft of thousands from Tri-State animal shelter

    HILLSBORO, Ohio (WXIX) – A woman admitted this week to stealing from the Highland County Humane Society where she used to work. Amy Roades handled the books and donations for the no-kill animal shelter located in Hillsboro. “She was the primary person who handled the money,” said Detective Vincent Antinore with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. Antinore says the investigation began after someone noticed discrepancies in the books and tipped off the authorities. When detectives took over, they found around $6,000 missing. “What she admitted to in her interview was, if they had donations in the office, she would skim  

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  • Animal Care

    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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  • Cat

    Vandergrift women accused of cruelty to animals, abandoning cats at shelter

    A Vandergrift woman and her daughter each face 33 animal cruelty and neglect charges after a state humane officer accused them of improperly caring for 11 cats and then abandoning them at a shelter. Callie Jo McCluskey, 51, and Katherine McCluskey, 18, of 37th Street, each were charged with 11 counts of cruelty to animals, 11 counts of failing to provide shelter and 11 counts of failing to provide food and water. They face preliminary hearings on the charges before District Judge James Andring on Feb. 23. State humane officer Christina O’Donnell said she began investigating the pair after receiving  

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  • Animal News

    Michigan animal shelter inundated with parakeets in breeding plan gone wrong | Animals

    An animal shelter in Michigan has been inundated with hundreds of parakeets. The Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo said in a Facebook post that the small, colorful birds were dropped off on Thursday night, the Detroit News reported. “We were in shock also but could not turn them away as they were all crammed in seven cages and smothering each other and needed immediate help,” the shelter said in the post. The group’s director, Kelley LeBonty, told the Detroit Free Press the son of an animal hoarder called to say he was coming to surrender 60 to 80 parakeets  

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  • Animal Care

    Hundreds of parakeets dropped off at Michigan animal shelter

    An animal shelter in Michigan has been inundated with hundreds of parakeets ByThe Associated Press December 26, 2021, 3:00 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROMEO, Mich. — An animal shelter in Michigan has been inundated with hundreds of parakeets. The Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo said in a Facebook post that the small, colorful birds were dropped off Thursday night, The Detroit News reported. “We were in shock also but could not turn them away as they were all crammed in seven cages and smothering each other and needed  

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