Pets & Animals
Pet of the Week: ‘Miracle’ kitten awaiting adoption at Esther Boyd
April 25th, 2016
WINCHESTER – Miracle, a 6-month-old kitten, was given her name by staff members at the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter because the fact that she is residing safe and sound at the facility is certainly that – a miracle.
Bestiality case sent to grand jury
April 22nd, 2016
The case of a woman charged with three offenses arising from accusations that she had sexual intercourse with a dog was sent Friday to a grand jury for possible indictments.
Pet of the week: Energetic Sharpie needs a home
April 18th, 2016
Sharpie may be one of the older cats staying at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, but you’d never know it when paying her a visit.
Vocal tabby seeks loving home
April 12th, 2016
This week’s pet of the week is Matt, a one-year-old neutered male tabby. Matt is a very vocal little guy, and has no problems warming up to Winchester SPCA staff according to Sam Volpini, a kennel attendant at the SPCA located on Featherbed Lane.
PET OF THE WEEK: Jessie, the gentle giant, is looking for a loving home
April 5th, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Jessie, a 4-year-old Great Dane at the Humane Society of Warren County, is looking for a new, loving home.
Pet of the Week: Rupert a ‘love bug’ under timid shell
March 29th, 2016
EDINBURG – Rupert, a feline resident awaiting adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, isn’t going to demand much attention when he first enters a room. His timid personality tends to lend to a cautious approach when he’s tossed into a new environment for the first time.
Pet of the week: Dallas will adapt with affection
March 21st, 2016
Although he may need some time to adjust, four-year-old shorthair Dallas is ready to take up residence on a new owner’s lap.
Allie is a happy Jack Russell mix
March 15th, 2016
This week’s pet of the week is Allie, a 13-year-old jack Russell mix. Allie is a spayed female whose owners were forced to surrender her during a move.
PET OF THE WEEK: Princess is looking for a forever home
March 8th, 2016
WINCHESTER – Princess, a female redtick hound, is waiting for a new home at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.
Cats moved from colony
March 2nd, 2016
The dispersal of the denizens of the Riverton cat colony in Front Royal is well underway with all of the so-called friendly felines already removed and only a few members of the feral population remaining.
Pet of the Week: Dolly seeking caring home
March 1st, 2016
EDINBURG – Dolly Purrton, a 2-year-old domestic shorthair cat residing at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, has lived a far less glamorous life than her famous human namesake.
Pet of the week: Bella wants spotlight at new home
February 22nd, 2016
Despite a loving and playful personality, Bella has had stroke of bad luck this past year and has hopped from owner to owner when circumstances caused her to keep coming back to the Winchester SPCA.
New body armor protects police dogs
February 19th, 2016
Several Virginia State Police dogs on patrol in the area are now outfitted with the most advanced vests in bullet protection, vests that can make a life-saving difference the next time they venture into a darkened building or are tracking an armed suspect.
Cat colony facing the end
February 16th, 2016
A community meeting of feline lovers learned Tuesday that a beloved cat colony near a Shenandoah River bank will be gone soon.
PET OF THE WEEK: Stella loves her cuddles and treats
February 16th, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Stella, a 7-year-old domestic short hair cat, has been waiting to find a new home at the Humane Society of Warren County for almost a year.
Pet of the Week: Poinsettia an ‘all-American cat’
February 9th, 2016
EDINBURG – Cheryl Wakeman, an animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, calls 2-year-old feline Poinsettia an “all-American cat.”
Pet of the week: Laid-back Mouse would cozy up to new owner
February 2nd, 2016
She may not be the sprightliest resident at the Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter, but 11-year-old American longhair Mouse has plenty of lazy affection to share.
Pet of the Week: Winchester SPCA seeing influx of kittens
January 11th, 2016
WINCHESTER – The Winchester SPCA is experiencing an unusual trend right now – it’s still seeing kittens being brought to its Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center, and a lot of them.
Pet of the Week: Mellow Finnegan ready to bounce back
January 5th, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – With his long coat freshly shorn off, 5-year-old Tibetan terrier mix Finnegan is bundled up in a sweater to ward off the winter chill.
Pet of the Week: Lucy is waiting for the right home
December 29th, 2015
EDINBURG – Lucy, a 5-year-old domestic long hair cat is patiently waiting for a new home.