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New Treatment For Glaucoma Shows Promise In Laboratory, Say Researchers
Researchers have developed a new technique that successfully treated rats for blindness caused by glaucoma. They previously determined that animals with glaucoma increase production of neurotrophins in an attempt to shield against blindness. They imitated that process in the laboratory, modifying bone marrow-derived stem cells and transplanting them into the eyes. Their experimental treatment will be used on dogs in the next year. If successful, it is expected to move to human trials.

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New Medicines For Dogs And Cats May End Up Helping Humans
The pharmaceutical industry is going to the dogs -- and the cats -- as people in the United States and other countries devote more income to keeping beloved pets healthy and comfortable, according to a recent article. Just as drug companies are shifting some human health focus to geriatric medications, their animal health divisions are working on products to treat cancer, heart disease and other age-related conditions in companion animals.

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Skin Biology And Pathology -- Without The Need To Use Live Animals
Researchers have developed an artificial cellular model which faithfully reproduces the characteristics of dog's skin and which will allow, therefore, the carrying out of various lines of research related to skin biology and pathology without the need to use live animals.

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Insights Into Osteosarcoma In Cats And Dogs May Improve Palliative Care
Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that a molecular pathway known to have a role in the progression of bone cancer in humans is also critical to the pathology of skeletal tumors in dogs and cats. Their work could lead to advances in the palliative care of companion animals afflicted with osteosarcoma.

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Lost Dogs Found More Often Than Lost Cats, Study Suggests
A lost dog is more likely to be reunited with its owner than a lost cat, according to two new studies. In one city in southwestern Ohio, researchers found that 71 percent of lost dogs were found, compared to just 53 percent of lost cats. More than a third of the recovered dogs were found by a call or visit to an animal shelter.

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Sniffers Show That Humans Can Track Scents, And That Two Nostrils Are Better Than One
Do animals use their two nostrils to locate scents in the same way they use two ears to locate sounds? UC Berkeley neuroscientists Noam Sobel and Jess Porter set out to test that question, using human volunteers on all fours to track a chocolate scent through the grass. With other senses blocked by gloves, earplugs and a blindfold, they were able to track scents and did better with two open nostrils than one.

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Constant Din Of Barking Causes Stress, Behavior Changes In Dogs In Shelters
If your neighbor's barking dog drives you crazy, pity the employees of the nation's animal shelters, where the noise produced by howling, barking and yapping dogs often exceeds that produced by a jackhammer. And pity the poor dogs.

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Survey Of Animal Shelters Says Dogs Fare Better Than Cats
According to a new survey of animal shelters across Ohio, the outlook for sheltered dogs has improved considerably in the last decade. But conditions have deteriorated for cats. Animal shelters reported that, since 1996, the number of dogs they received decreased by about 16 percent, while the number of cats taken in increased by nearly 20 percent.

www.sciencedaily.com

How Lee County Can Manage the Stray Animal Problems
Lee Animal League formed on March 13 2003. Since then 751 dogs have been placed with adopters and out of state rescues. Currently we have three foster ...

www.timesnews.net

A Stress Filled Weeks Ends with Success and Joy for the Lee Animal League and Va Tech Students, too!
A stressful week for the Lee Animal League and Dane Poe, the county administrator, ended with success and joy for animal lovers on Saturday. It all ca ...

www.timesnews.net

Killing Wolves May Not Protect Livestock Efficiently
Costly and time-consuming efforts to eliminate wolves that prey on sheep, cattle and other domestic animals are ineffective on a long-term, regional scale, according to an examination of wolf control methods in Alberta and several US states (Montana, Idaho and Wyoming) by University of Calgary researchers. Results of the study will be presented on April 5 at an annual meeting of wolf scientists, ranchers and wildlife managers near Yellowstone National Park.

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Purdue Project Could Help Pets Serve As Disease Watchdogs
A national surveillance network that uses the medical records of companion animals could help prepare for a wide variety of emerging disease threats to humans and animals, including avian influenza, according to veterinary scientists at Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine.

www.sciencedaily.com

Kingsport Animal Shelter Break-In
Kingsport Animal Shelter was broken in to sometime in the late evening of December 22 or early December 23. Evidently the thieves were only after one ...

www.timesnews.net

Santa Special races help survivors
With all the animal cruelty cases making headlines in recent weeks, there's no doubt about it: Pound puppies - and kittens - are the ultimate survivor ...

www.timesnews.net

Desperate Need to Place Dogs
The Lee Animal League has been left with about 70 dogs to place after the Robbin D'Urso fiasco. We are very grateful that we found out before we s ...

www.timesnews.net

Pet Project — Dogs ready for a new 'pack'
Compassion plays a starring role in every animal rescue story.

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Pet Adoptions in the San Antonio area
Before you spend $700 at a pet store, consider visiting one of the numerous animal shelters in the San Antonio area housing pets who desperately need a home.

www.mysanantonio.com

Pets bring hair, odors and extra work
Bringing home a cat or dog is a commitment -- not only to the animal, but to the extra work involved in keeping your house clean. Here are some tips from the Soap and Detergent Association:

www.miamiherald.com

Shock collars: cruel or useful?
Q. My lab, Cutter, is a master jumper. There was no enclosure he couldn't get out of until we invested in underground fencing. Do you approve of this or are we engaging in animal cruelty, as some people say?

www.miamiherald.com

Watch out for eye problems in dogs, cats
Reddish-brown streaks on the inside of the animal's eyes are usually caused by overflow tear ducts, possibly because the ducts are clogged. Certain breeds are particularly susceptible to this, including dogs with light colored coats and Persian cats.

www.miamiherald.com

Live Oak man charged in torture, deaths of three cats
Universal City Police arrested a Live Oak man Sunday in a case of extreme animal cruelty involving the deaths of three cats.

www.mysanantonio.com

Group protests hospital's handling of cat problem
Animal rights advocates are calling on the hospital to stop what they're calling the killings of healthy cats.

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How To Be A Pet Sitter
If you're considering becoming a pet sitter, be aware that loving animals is not all there is to it.

seattlepi.nwsource.com

Horse probably does feel grief over death
There are few studies on animal-animal grief, but most animal behaviorists and veterinarians will be able to confirm that it seems to exist.

seattlepi.nwsource.com

'Pet portraits' artist trying to save one of nature's great masterpieces
People are OK, Ann Ranlett says. But animals are the Northern California artist's preferred subjects.

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Animal services meeting seeks input
Placer County residents are invited to attend an animal services planning meeting Thursday.

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Cruelty probe of a friend of cats
A pet adoption volunteer who some called a patron saint of cats is under investigation for suspected animal cruelty after authorities rounded up gravely ill cats and several carcasses in her filthy Orangevale home.

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Teaching dogs new tricks
After a decade working at an animal shelter, Terry Sandhoff, a canine behavior specialist, was burned out and tired of dealing with people she describes as irresponsible pet owners.

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Basset hoovers; Mabel's in the hospital
“She ate something.” Those three words were the sum of my agony this weekend, as Mabel spent too much time in the Animal ER, and then ended up in the Animal ER hospital! Poor baby. Those who have raised puppies...

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FOM or Puppy Princess meets her public and triumphs
One of the best things a pet owner can do for a puppy or kitten is make sure they socialize a lot - with humans and other animals. We’ve tried to be diligent about this with FOM: Friends of Mabel....

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Dog Fest in West Chester and bake sale in Troy
The Miami County Humane Society is holding a bake sale fundraiser at the Wal-Mart in Troy on Saturday, June 15 3:00-10:00 pm. Drop off baked goods donations at 2:30 pm. Proceeds will benefit the animals at the shelter. Dog Fest...

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Area shelter offering 2 fur 1 special due to influx of animals
It is raining cats and dogs at the Animal Friends Humane Society in Trenton. The non-profit, open admission shelter is taking in 20-50 dogs and cats a day from the public. To help alleviate the problem, the Humane Society is...

www.daytondailynews.com

W & J Dorm Literally Goes To The Dogs, Cats Too
One dorm at Washington and Jefferson College is literally turning into an animal house of sorts. It's a dorm where pets are allowed.

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Looks Hurt Adoptions Of Black Dogs From Shelters
A new trend in pet adopt has got some animal lovers worried about finding homes for one particular color of dog.

kdka.com

Mpls. Council Considers Circus Animal Ban
A plan to ban circus animals in Minneapolis had a lot of people fired up at a public hearing on Wednesday.

Animal rights advocates and Shriners packed the Minneapolis city council chambers to allow their side to be heard on the issue. Those fighting for circus reform say wild animals are treated inhumanely.

"We have laws in our society to protect those who can't protect themselves. We've got lots of laws on the books that protect animals already. This would just be one more," said Christine Caughlin with the group Circus Reform Yes.

Circus operators with the Shrine and other circuses say it's just the opposite.

"They're really physically and mental...




Gray Whales Population On Decline
Gray whales in the Pacific Ocean, long thought to have fully recovered from whaling, were once three to five times as plentiful as they are now, as per a new article. Today's population of more than 22,000 gray whales has successfully been brought back from the threat of extinction and is now the most abundant whale on the North American west coast. But the new findings from scientists at Stanford University and the University of Washington suggest that the current population is actually far below the original number--estimated by genetic methods at 96,000 animals--that once roved the Pacific Ocean........

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Study reveals predation-evolution link
The fossil record seems to indicate that the diversity of marine creatures increased and decreased over hundreds of millions of years in step with predator-prey encounters, Virginia Tech georesearchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. For decades, there has been a debate between paleontologists, biologists, and ecologists on the role of ecological interactions, such as predation, in the long term patterns of animal evolution........

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Farm animals face extinction
With the worlds first global inventory of farm animals showing a number of breeds of African, Asian, and Latin American livestock at risk of extinction, researchers from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) today called for the rapid establishment of genebanks to conserve the sperm and ovaries of key animals critical for the global populations future survival........

www.biology-blog.com

Small animal imaging facility is big boon
When powerful magnets line up the bodys protons before radiofrequency waves can grab their attention away, its called spin physics. When signals generated by the movement are mathematically transformed into dramatic images of hearts, lungs and other organs its called a magnetic resonance image. Protons normally would be pointing in many different directions, says Dr. Tom Hu, director of the Small Animal Imaging Program at the Medical College of Georgia. But if you put an object in the MRI, the magnet will line up the protons and what that does is generate the original, steady state. Then, by applying different radio frequencies, pretty much like what you do with a car antenna, you can pursue radio frequencies to perturb the system and you pretty much listen to it........

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Low oxygen in coastal waters impairs fish reproduction
TexasLow oxygen levels in coastal waters interfere with fish reproduction by disrupting the fishes hormones, a marine scientist from The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute has found. Incidents of seasonal low levels of oxygen, known as hypoxia, have increased dramatically in coastal waters throughout the world over the past few decades, largely as a result of increased run-off from human agricultural and industrial activities. Hypoxias long-term impact on marine animal populations is unknown........

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Seminars Focus on Health Issues Bridging Human-Animal Gap
Stem cell therapy, cross-species infectious disease, and ecosystem health are among the topics slated for the fall seminar series on translational biomedical research--interdisciplinary collaborations that "translate" fundamental research discoveries into practical biomedical applications to improve human and animal health and society.

www.cvm.uiuc.edu

Pet Insurance: Is Your Pet Covered?
Until recent years the idea of an animal having top notch health insurance coverage seemed ridiculous. However, with the ever-rising cost of veterinary care, more and more pet owners are finding that purchasing pet insurance for Spot or Fluffy may not be such a far-fetched idea.

www.cvm.uiuc.edu

[News Release] This 5K Race Going to the Dogs!
The 14th Annual OTS 5K Road Race for Animals will take place on Sunday, September 9, at 8 a.m. in front of the Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, 2001 S. Lincoln, in Urbana.

www.cvm.uiuc.edu

[Pet Column] Anesthesia: What Every Owner Should Know
The majority of our nation's companion animals will undergo surgery or some other procedure requiring anesthesia at some point in their lives. There are some points for pet owners to understand and consider before their animal goes under anesthesia.

www.cvm.uiuc.edu

Pet Event of the Season Celebrates Human-Animal Bond
URBANA - Anyone who loves pets and is intrigued about state-of-the-art veterinary care will want to attend Oskee Bow Wow 2007, the second annual fund-raiser for the CARE Pet Loss Helpline at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The event of the season for animal lovers takes place on Friday, September 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

www.cvm.uiuc.edu

The Truth About Buffalo Gnats
With summer fast approaching, outdoor enthusiasts and animals alike are finding themselves plagued by insects the moment they step out the door. One such culprit is the buffalo gnat, or black fly--an insect that is far from picky about its choice in prey, attacking anything from people and pets to livestock and poultry.

www.cvm.uiuc.edu

Wildlife Diseases: UpClose and Personal
Ecosystems occur at macro and micro levels. Environments may encompass entire land regions or may represent the components of an individual's gastro-intestinal tract. Regardless of the ecosystem's context, there is a precise balance of environmental conditions, species diversity and resources that keeps the system healthy. When individuals from different ecosystems interact, the potential for disease increases as the balance is disrupted. The same is true when the human-animal interface is compromised. Urban wildlife is an important part of our ecosystem, but when our interaction with wild animals goes beyond the natural limitations, disease may occur.

www.cvm.uiuc.edu

Saving the Animals: New Ways to Test Products

NYTimes.com reports the number of lab animals used in the United States has fallen among the species tracked by the Department of Agriculture. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/12/technology/techspecial/12animal.html?_r=2&oref;=slogin&oref;=slogin



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Animal Scientist Honored

Newbury Weekly News reports that a BRITISH scientist won an awarded for adopting techniques that reduce number of animals used in testing. http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=5088



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Vitrocell Reports Successful Participation in the 6th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Tokyo

VERIVOX reports a large number of participants turned out in Japan which shows the great importance of the topic of alternatives and animal use in the research community. http://www.verivox.de/News/ArticleDetails.asp?aid=60577±=1



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How to do fewer, better animal experiments
Reported by The Economist print edition -- Researchers are working on ways of reducing the number of animal experiments. Researchers met to discuss this topic at the sixth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, held in Tokyo. https://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9719666



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New Publication on West Nile Virus

The Animal Welfare Information Center releases a new publication -- West Nile Virus Bibliography, 2004-2007. http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/WestNile07/westnile.shtml



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Veterinary varsity, U.S. Institute Join Hands to Study Avian Viral Diseases

Hindu.com reports the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will jointly work to understand avian viral diseases and promote animal biotechnological applications as part of the Indo-U.S. Agricultural Knowledge Initiative. http://www.hindu.com/2007/08/22/stories/2007082261091200.htm



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Lifestyle Options Dwindle for Bovine Bacteria

Agricultural Research magazine reports the bacterium that causes leptospirosis, one of the most widespread infections transmitted between animals and humans, appears to be changing in ways that could limit its ability to survive and thrive. http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2007/070807.htm



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American Humane Association Deploys Emergency Team To Assist Animal Victims Of Oklahoma Flood

The American Humane Association deployed its Red Star Animal Emergency Services team to flood-stricken Miami, Okla., over the Fourth of July holiday. http://www.americanhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nr_news_releases_07ok_flood



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State Urges Care of Horses to Avoid West Nile Virus

Action3News.com reports Nebraska state officials urge horse owners to vaccinate their animals. http://www.action3news.com/Global/story.asp?S=7045836&nav;=menu550_2



weblogs.nal.usda.gov

New Publication on West Nile Virus

The Animal Welfare Information Center releases a new publication -- West Nile Virus Bibliography, 2004-2007. http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/pubs/WestNile07/westnile.shtml



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Dogs Rescued From Suspected Local Puppy Mill
More than 100 dogs were rescued on Friday afternoon from a suspected puppy mill in Young County.

According to police officials, the dozens of dogs and four cats were living in unimaginable conditions. Many were sick and infested with ticks and fleas.

Police discovered the location while investigating an accidental shooting in the area.

The Collin County SPCA was called to assist with the rescue. The dogs were separated by breed. Most of the animals were chihuahuas, shih-tzus or miniature boxers.

SPCA officials said that the animals were living in filth.

But not all of the dogs could be saved. "The most gruesome part of this discovery...




Another bear found in Boise
Sunday Fish and Game officials captured a 7 month old cub at the Stage Stop between Boise and Mountain Home. Itâ??s just the latest in a string of wild animals captured in town.

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Treatments For Pets Now Being Used On Humans
Veterinary practices have long been adapting human treatments to benefit our animal friends. But at one cutting edge Manhattan, N.Y. practice, the animal treatments are being adapted to benefit humans.

Obie, a 12-year-old dog, gets a weekly underwater treadmill treatment. He's a 10-year cancer survivor, but just last year he was unable to walk on his own.

"He was not mobile at all," owner Nancy Mangold said. "He was favoring his right hind quarter. He had torn tendons."

Added veterinary technician Renee Shumway: "Obie couldn't walk on land at all, so the buoyancy of the water took the weight off of him."

Mangold brought Obie to the Animal Medical C...




Pets bring hair, odors and extra work
Bringing home a cat or dog is a commitment -- not only to the animal, but to the extra work involved in keeping your house clean. Here are some tips from the Soap and Detergent Association:

www.miamiherald.com

Shock collars: cruel or useful?
Q. My lab, Cutter, is a master jumper. There was no enclosure he couldn't get out of until we invested in underground fencing. Do you approve of this or are we engaging in animal cruelty, as some people say?

www.miamiherald.com

Watch out for eye problems in dogs, cats
Reddish-brown streaks on the inside of the animal's eyes are usually caused by overflow tear ducts, possibly because the ducts are clogged. Certain breeds are particularly susceptible to this, including dogs with light colored coats and Persian cats.

www.miamiherald.com

New Tricks
In order to reduce the number of abandoned dogs put to death — now some two million a year — shelter workers have become interspecies matchmakers.

www.nytimes.com

How Lee County Can Manage the Stray Animal Problems
Lee Animal League formed on March 13 2003. Since then 751 dogs have been placed with adopters and out of state rescues. Currently we have three foster ...

www.timesnews.net

Helping the Disadvantaged, a Suffering Pet at a Time
Members of an informal network of animal welfare workers are scouring poor communities around the country to take food and medical care to pets who might otherwise end up sick or dead.

select.nytimes.com

A Stress Filled Weeks Ends with Success and Joy for the Lee Animal League and Va Tech Students, too!
A stressful week for the Lee Animal League and Dane Poe, the county administrator, ended with success and joy for animal lovers on Saturday. It all ca ...

www.timesnews.net

NEW JERSEY DAILY BRIEFING; Jail Sentence for Puppy Seller
A former puppy seller whose business went to the dogs amid customer and animal-rights complaints is going to prison for tax evasion. Joel Grossman, former operator of World Wide Kennels on Route 23 in Wayne, received an eight-month sentence for failing to report cash receipts at the store, which closed after protests over its advertising policies and alleged mistreatment of animals....

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Pets bring hair, odors and extra work
Bringing home a cat or dog is a commitment -- not only to the animal, but to the extra work involved in keeping your house clean. Here are some tips from the Soap and Detergent Association:

www.miamiherald.com

Kingsport Animal Shelter Break-In
Kingsport Animal Shelter was broken in to sometime in the late evening of December 22 or early December 23. Evidently the thieves were only after one ...

www.timesnews.net

NEW JERSEY DAILY BRIEFING;Jail Sentence for Puppy Seller
A former puppy seller whose business went to the dogs amid customer and animal-rights complaints is going to prison for tax evasion. Joel Grossman, former operator of World Wide Kennels on Route 23 in Wayne, received an eight-month sentence for failing to report cash receipts at the store, which closed after protests over its advertising policies and alleged mistreatment of animals....

query.nytimes.com

Shock collars: cruel or useful?
Q. My lab, Cutter, is a master jumper. There was no enclosure he couldn't get out of until we invested in underground fencing. Do you approve of this or are we engaging in animal cruelty, as some people say?

www.miamiherald.com

Watch out for eye problems in dogs, cats
Reddish-brown streaks on the inside of the animal's eyes are usually caused by overflow tear ducts, possibly because the ducts are clogged. Certain breeds are particularly susceptible to this, including dogs with light colored coats and Persian cats.

www.miamiherald.com

How Lee County Can Manage the Stray Animal Problems
Lee Animal League formed on March 13 2003. Since then 751 dogs have been placed with adopters and out of state rescues. Currently we have three foster ...

www.timesnews.net

A Stress Filled Weeks Ends with Success and Joy for the Lee Animal League and Va Tech Students, too!
A stressful week for the Lee Animal League and Dane Poe, the county administrator, ended with success and joy for animal lovers on Saturday. It all ca ...

www.timesnews.net

Spay/Neuter Clinic Celebrates Spay Day USA
ment The Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic, partnering with all of the regional animal humane organizations in SW Virginia/NE Tennessee, cele ...

www.timesnews.net

Kingsport Animal Shelter Break-In
Kingsport Animal Shelter was broken in to sometime in the late evening of December 22 or early December 23. Evidently the thieves were only after one ...

www.timesnews.net

Santa Special races help survivors
With all the animal cruelty cases making headlines in recent weeks, there's no doubt about it: Pound puppies - and kittens - are the ultimate survivor ...

www.timesnews.net

Desperate Need to Place Dogs
The Lee Animal League has been left with about 70 dogs to place after the Robbin D'Urso fiasco. We are very grateful that we found out before we s ...

www.timesnews.net


 








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