Pets & Animals
Animal hoarding: Instances or awareness increasing?
February 26th, 2017
Area police departments have made at least five seizures of significant amounts of animals from residences over the past several months. In most of these instances, the animals are either receiving inadequate care, have been neglected or are living in conditions that aren’t conducive to their well-being.
Pet of the Week: Simba seeks retirement home
February 22nd, 2017
WINCHESTER – Simba, an 11-year-old domestic longhair orange cat is looking for a loving retirement home.
PAWsome art for a good cause
February 21st, 2017
FRONT ROYAL – The Blue Ridge Art Council will host a PAWcasso Art Exhibit to benefit kennel improvements at the Humane Society of Warren County.
Pet of the Week: Cooper seeks new home
February 7th, 2017
WINCHESTER — A spirited young pit bull from the Winchester SPCA is seeking a new owner who will never leave his side.
Dog trainer teaches canine CPR, first aid
January 31st, 2017
CPR isn’t just for humans.
An animal shelter in Winchester is showing pet owners how to protect their pups from dangerous injuries and respond to emergencies when they occur.
Affectionate tabby seeks new home
January 31st, 2017
FRONT ROYAL — Hershel, a 2- to-3-year-old non-neutered male tabby living at the Humane Society of Warren County, is looking for a new home.
Aging endangered ferret euthanized at institute
January 25th, 2017
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal was forced to humanely euthanize one if its elderly black-footed ferrets last Thursday after its age led to internal fluid buildup and cysts. The male ferret, known as Capone, was seven years old said lead black-footed ferret keep Victoria Lake.
Pet of the Week: Gentle Toffee looking for loving home
January 24th, 2017
EDINBURG – Toffee, a 1-year-old tortie cat, is looking for a loving place to call home after being surrendered to the shelter on Nov. 16.
Canines to the rescue: Farm dogs help save part of goat herd from fire
January 13th, 2017
Dogs, for the most part, are extremely protective animals. It’s an instinct innate to their condition, a trait instilled by nature and relied upon in the most crucial life or death decisions, where taking the time think things out isn’t an option. For a pair of Lebanon Church dogs, that protective instinct reached beyond the human-dog bond.
Mellow cat seeking new home
January 13th, 2017
Sophie, a mellow, even-tempered 5-year-old tuxedo cat, is looking to move out of Winchester’s Esther Boyd Animal Shelter and into the home of a loving owner.
Plump dog seeking walking companion
January 10th, 2017
WINCHESTER — A plus-sized pupper from the Winchester SPCA is seeking a new owner and walking companion.
Pet of the Week: Cassius seeking a return to family life
January 3rd, 2017
FRONT ROYAL – Cassius, a 7-year-old gray male tabby cat, was picked up as a stray in late October and brought to the Humane Society of Warren County’s Julia W. Wagner Animal Shelter. However, it’s clear from the moment he’s given the chance to roam that he’s had no shortage of interaction with people.
PET OF THE WEEK: Two pure white cats seeking homes for the new year
December 28th, 2016
EDINBURG – The Shenandoah County Animal Shelter is trying to find forever homes for two all white, front declawed cats.
Pet of the Week: Affectionate pit bull seeks new home
December 20th, 2016
Maggie, a 3-year-old spayed female pit bull, is looking for a new home. She was brought in to the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter in Frederick County as a stray and has been there for a little over six months, said Darlene Foreman, animal caretaker II at the shelter.
Pet of the Week: Shar-pei seeking new home
December 13th, 2016
A tender shar pei at the Winchester SPCA is seeking a new home, preferably with a single owner.
Woman facing animal mistreatment charges
December 11th, 2016
The discovery of a townhouse in Woodstock filled with cats and high levels of ammonia led Friday to one of the residents being charged with 10 counts related to mistreatment of animals.
Authorities remove animals, condemn residence
December 8th, 2016
Authorities seized 25 cats and a dog early Thursday morning from a Woodstock residence that registered high levels of ammonia.
Pet of the Week: Dalmatian mix seeks home
December 6th, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Arnold, an energetic, 4-to6-year-old neutered male dalmatian mix is looking for a new home after being brought to the Warren County Humane Society as a stray.
PET OF THE WEEK: Madea looking for love, attention
November 29th, 2016
EDINBURG – Madea, a solid black female cat residing at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, is looking for a new place to call home.
Lovable Frank seeking new owner to love
November 22nd, 2016
WINCHESTER — Frank, a seven to 10-year-old neutered male retriever-setter mix is looking for a new owner to snuggle with. He’s also microchipped.