Pets & Animals

Fighting to save rhinos

Susie Ellis, executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, stands inside the organization's  headquarters in Strasburg.  The foundation protects threatened rhino populations in the wild  and also supports research to improve their chances for long-term survival. Rich Cooley/Daily

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.

Sweetheart Sassy is ready for a home

Sassy, a 10-year-old pit mix, sits perfectly for Dorothy Butler, a kennel attendant at the Humane Society of Warren County in Front Royal. Kaley Toy/Daily

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

Royal Ann, a  Chihuahua/miniature pinscher mix, is available for adoption at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in Edinburg.  Brad Fauber/Daily

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

Bailee, an 11-month-old Lab-hound mix,is safe in the arms of Lori Miller, of Little Rock, Arkansas, at the Kernstown Battlefield on Thursday. Bailee was found  Tuesday night following a 17-day search around the battlefield. Kevin Green/Daily

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.

Wildlife center releases red-tailed hawk

Ed Clark, president and co-founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, holds a female red-tailed hawk on Thursday morning at Shenandoah County Park in Maurertown as he prepares to release it back to the wild. .Rich Cooley/Daily

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.