Pets & Animals
Pet Feature: Skylar one of ‘sweeter’ cats at shelter
January 22nd, 2015
WINCHESTER—In a little room at the Winchester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals animal shelter, 10-month-old Skylar the cat swats at a toy dangling from a stick. But it wasn’t always that way.
Pet of the Week: Shy Ginger hunts for protector
January 8th, 2015
EDINBURG — As a treeing Walker coonhound at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, Ginger might belong to a breed of hunting dog, but the only thing she’s hunting for is an owner’s affection.
Pet of the Week: Curious Corra just wants to play
December 31st, 2014
WINCHESTER — In the feline kennel of the Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter, Corra the cat slinks around a counter, knocking off spoons and other loose items. Her bed is on top of her cage, about 10 feet high, and after playing in the morning she climbs up the cages and catches a mid-afternoon snooze.
Timid Martha dreams of home this holiday season
December 25th, 2014
BERRYVILLE — The holiday rush has been good to the Clarke County Animal Shelter, sparking a boom of adoptions in the days leading up to Christmas.
Pet of the Week: Purr-fect pair seeks family
December 11th, 2014
FRONT ROYAL — Shelter staff at the the Humane Society of Warren County hope a pair of siblings will be able to celebrate their first birthdays with a loving family.
Pet of the Week: Gonzo the cat
December 4th, 2014
EDINBURG — While there are no numbers on the amount of stray cats in the United States, a cursory glance around one’s neighborhood, town, farm or city reveals there are quite a few roaming around outdoors.
Pet of the week: Jade is an energetic, independent dog
November 27th, 2014
Jade is the kind of dog that is “fine by herself,” according Kamryn Dixon, an animal caretaker with the Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester.
Tea purrs for cozy forever home
November 20th, 2014
Tea is a 7- to 8-year tortoiseshell with one white whisker.
Park considers plan for chronic wasting disease
November 13th, 2014
Shenandoah National Park wants to amend its plan for managing chronic wasting disease, which recently was detected in white-tailed deer 12 miles from the park’s northern borders.
Pet of the Week: Mosby has a great temperament
November 4th, 2014
FRONT ROYAL — Mosby, a 2-year-old pit bull weighing in at 65 lbs, is lover of all things: petting, running around and food. Especially food. Surrendered to the Humane Society of Warren County in March, Mosby wants nothing more than a loving home.
Confirmed Warren County rabies case reminds of risk
October 29th, 2014
A cat in Warren County has tested positive for rabies, according to a Wednesday press release from the Warren County Health Department.
Fall rabies clinics focus on promoting pet safety
October 16th, 2014
BERRYVILLE — The Clarke County Animal Shelter hosts a rabies clinic every October, but shelter manager Jenny Wright said this one will be particularly huge.
Kate is a stray with a penchant for play
October 15th, 2014
BERRYVILLE — Kate has the eyes, ears and jaw of a pit bull, but doesn’t seem to know it.
Sweet Dora in need of a home
October 7th, 2014
WINCHESTER — Dora isn’t going to let a bad hair day spoil her fun.
Rare bumblebee found at Sky Meadows State Park
October 6th, 2014
After five years, the rusty-patched bumblebee has finally resurfaced in the eastern United States.
Cat tests positive for rabies
October 1st, 2014
A cat that attacked an individual on Fletcher Street in Front Royal on Monday has tested positive for rabies, the Warren County Health Department reports.
September 29th, 2014
The red carpet in Beverly Hills has been rolled up and Kota, the police dog from Winchester, no longer has his name up in lights after the American Humane Association Hero Dog award ceremony Saturday night.
Pet of the Week: Energetic Dillon needs room to grow
September 10th, 2014
Dillon is a typical puppy. He enjoys playing with toys, walks well on a leash and loves attention.
Kota cleared for duty
September 3rd, 2014
Kota, the celebrity police dog, captured hearts around the world with his heroism earlier this year.
Bear eludes traps, game official sees little hope of capture
September 2nd, 2014
A black bear that attacked a Staunton man almost two weeks ago in the George Washington National Forest in Hardy County, West Virginia is still at large and likely to remain that way for the rest of her life, the state’s black bear project leader said Tuesday.