Pets & Animals
Pet of the week: Sundae seeks permanent home after long stay at shelter
November 24, 2015
EDINBURG – Two-year-old feline Sundae arrived at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in August, surrendered to the facility by her previous owner along with her litter of kittens.
Adopt Graystone during Adopt a Senior month at shelter
November 17, 2015
WINCHESTER – Graystone is a gray domestic shorthair cat that needs a caring new home.
Buster still has a lot of love to give
November 10, 2015
Buster, a 9-year-old heeler dog, is still full of life and is waiting for a new home.
Pet of the week: Blue wants attentive cuddle partner
November 2, 2015
After being separated from her loving owner, Blue is waiting for a hopeful adoptive family that will whisk her away from her temporary shelter home and continue to dote on her.
Pet of the Week: Lovebug Lucy will fit in with any family
October 27, 2015
FRONT ROYAL – Lucy, a domestic medium hair cat, is a great pet for any home.
Pet of the Week: Polly patiently waiting for the right family
October 21, 2015
EDINBURG – Polly, a 2-year-old black and white Domestic Shorthair cat, was given her name because of her physical anomaly.
Cat family needs a loving home
October 13, 2015
STRASBURG – Three abandoned cats are looking for a new home.
Pet of the Week: Gentle JJ ready for a new home
October 9, 2015
WINCHESTER – JJ, a male chihuahua dachshund mix arrived at the Frederick County Esther Boyd Animal Shelter on Oct. 5
Pet of the week: Foxy looking for a home on birthday
October 5, 2015
BERRYVILLE – The Clarke County Animal Shelter is looking to find a home for 3-to-4 year-old Foxy one year after she was donated to the shelter as a stray.
Fighting to save rhinos
October 4, 2015
STRASBURG – The fight to save critically endangered rhinoceros might be global, but Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, is engaging in that battle from Historic Strasburg.
Park taking comments for adelgid predator beetle
October 1, 2015
Shenandoah National Park may be turning to a new ally — predatory beetles — in order to combat the destructive hemlock woolly adelgid.
Pet of the week: Wary Hunter will show playful side
September 29, 2015
WINCHESTER — It took a little bit of socialization and a whole lot of bribery with treats to get lively and goofy Hunter out of his shell.
Sweetheart Sassy is ready for a home
September 21, 2015
FRONT ROYAL – Sassy is a 10-year-old female pit bull terrier mix and is great with everyone she comes in contact with, except cats.
Pet of the Week: Royal Ann looking for some help and a home
September 15, 2015
n said the surgical procedure will cost about $150 per eye – Royal Ann suffers from cherry eye in both eyes – and she added that the shelter would like to have Royal Ann spayed at the same time as the procedure in order to avoid putting her under anesthesia twice.
Even those who aren’t in the market for a new pet can help fund the procedure as a sponsor by sending donations to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, Wakeman said. The facility is located at 268 Landfill Road in Edinburg 22824.
Chronic wasting disease meetings scheduled
September 11, 2015
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has scheduled four public meetings in the Northern Shenandoah Valley later this month and in October on the spread of chronic wasting disease.
Dogged search a success
September 10, 2015
KERNSTOWN – After an exhaustive and extensive 17-day search, an 11-month-old Lab-hound mix named Bailee was found Tuesday at the Kernstown Battlefield near Winchester.
Young-at-heart Nemo ready for new home
September 8, 2015
Eleven-year-old Nemo still has a lot of love left to give.
Pet of the week: Shy Paris will make a great lap cat
August 25, 2015
Although shy 2-year-old cat Paris has been with Winchester SPCA for more than a year, she has plenty of affection saved up for her future owners.
Pet of the week: Even-keeled Elizabeth fit for any home
August 18, 2015
Compared to most cats that come and go through the Humane Society of Warren County, the four-month stint of Elizabeth is on the longer end of the spectrum.
Wildlife center releases red-tailed hawk
August 13, 2015
MAURERTOWN — A captivated audience watched a female red-tailed hawk soar over Shenandoah County Park on Thursday following what wildlife experts called a miraculous recovery from lead poisoning.