Dog found with shock collar zip tied to neck, owner charged with cruelty

The Augusta University half-marathon, 10-K and 5-K gave even the most seasoned competitors a run for their money. More than 1,300 runners took a trek around town.

Marine Sees Stray Dog In Afghanistan And Knows What He Has To Do

When Craig Grossi arrived in Afghanistan’s Sangin District by helicopter it was under the cover of night. When the sun came up, Taliban fighters attacked his unit, and Grossi spent days just trying to stay alive. “It was a different kind [of fighting] than we’d ever seen,” Grossi told The Dodo. “It was pretty fierce for a couple of days, and I was so preoccupied defending myself.” Finally, the fighting subsided and Grossi was able to look around. “We were in a region no [Americans] had been in years,” Grossi said. As he looked around he spotted a dog “with [ ... ]

Hot to spot your pet’s health problems early

CLOSEx Embed x ShareCheck out the top tweets with the hashtags #Questionsfrompets and #Ifcatsweretherapists USA TODAYWilbur(Photo: CCSPCA)Those of you who have pets know that it can be expensive when unexpected medical issues pop up. There are things that you can do though to help avoid costly veterinary bills simply by being vigilant with your pet’s grooming; this goes for both dogs and cats. Some of you may have your pets professionally groomed on a monthly basis, but for the rest of us, it’s really important to pay attention to their hygiene in order to ensure that [ ... ]

FFA emblem fundraiser kicks off

RICHMOND, VA — Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative will kick off its annual FFA fundraiser on March 1 in an effort to support agricultural education. The annual “FFA Paper Emblem” campaign benefits the National FFA Organization’s local, state, and national levels to provide funding to the youth organization that prepares students for leadership roles, personal growth and career success in agriculture. The community is encouraged to purchase a $1 “I’m Supporting FFA” paper emblem at their local Southern States to support the cause. “Every dollar collected will benefit FFA members across the area,” said Jeff Stroburg, president and CEO of Southern States. [ ... ]

Hot to spot your pet’s health problems early – The Daily Journal

CLOSEx Embed x ShareCheck out the top tweets with the hashtags #Questionsfrompets and #Ifcatsweretherapists USA TODAYWilbur(Photo: CCSPCA)Those of you who have pets know that it can be expensive when unexpected medical issues pop up. There are things that you can do though to help avoid costly veterinary bills simply by being vigilant with your pet’s grooming; this goes for both dogs and cats. Some of you may have your pets professionally groomed on a monthly basis, but for the rest of us, it’s really important to pay attention to their hygiene in order to ensure that [ ... ]

Gardaí launch public appeal after lost puppy handed into Donnybrook Garda Station

A Dublin Garda Station is putting up a lost little pup, and has launched a public appeal for help to find his family. Gardaí at Donnybrook are hoping to ensure the little dog doesn’t have to sleep ruff since he was handed into their station. The Garda Info Twitter account posted a pic of the pooch this morning, saying: “Dog handed into Donnybrook Garda Station 01- 6669200 . “He has a collar but unfortunately he isn’t micro chipped.” The tweet has already been shared widely in the hope of reuniting the lost pup with its owner, although one aptly-named user has joked about [ ... ]
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Learning how a puppy can transform lives | News | Farnham Herald

Saturday, 25 February 2017 By Farnham Herald in Community NewsCANINE Partners urgently need more volunteer ‘puppy parents’ and is holding an information event at the charity’s HQ, at Heyshott, near Midhurst, next week. People will have a chance to meet puppies that are training to become assistance dogs so that they can one day help disabled people with everyday tasks and boost their independence. There will also be demonstrations from existing puppy parents showcasing some of the skills they teach the dogs and people will have a chance to speak to trainers and volunteers at the event on Wednesday, March 1, from 10.30am-12.30pm. “Puppy [ ... ]
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Runway vs. Red Carpet

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Top 10 Best Dry Cat Food Brands

Just as when shopping for dog food, there are many things to consider when choosing what you’ll feed your cat. You’ve likely heard it before, but the very first thing to keep in mind is that cats are obligate carnivores. This means that they must eat meat as a biological necessity. It’s part of their evolution and something they share with wild big cats. The reason for this is that sometime in the distant past, cats lost the ability to synthesize certain chemical compounds. These include the amino acids taurine and arginine, as well as niacin and vitamin A. The bodies [ ... ]
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Powerful winds also take aim at Berks communities

Reading Eagle: Susan Keen | A man cuts a tree Sunday with a chain saw in South Heidelberg Township, parts of which were battered by a storm Saturday.
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