Pets & Animals

Foxy is high energy, but sweet

Brittany Fewell, kennel attendant at Clarke County Animal Shelter in Berryville, plays with Foxy, a pit bull mix up for adoption.  Josette Keelor/Daily

April 14, 2015

BERRYVILLE — Foxy, a 2- to 4-year-old pit bull mix, is Clarke County Animal Shelter’s latest longtime canine resident.

Pet of the Week: Rascal, the friendly rabbit

Suzy Daley, adoption manager at the Humane Society of Warren County, is shown with Rascal the rabbit.  Kevin Green/Daily

March 31, 2015

With Easter weekend on the horizon, adopting a rabbit might seem like a good time to add it to your family. Suzy Daley, adoption manager at the Humane Society of Warren County, said that’s the case with “lots of residents” this time of year.

Resident to compete in dog contest

March 11, 2015

Reaching the 2015 American Kennel Club National Obedience Championship has been five years in the making for Front Royal resident Patrice Leipham and Tubbs, her 5-year-old Rottweiler.

Pit bull with a sweet soul looks for lasting home

Jenny Wright, manager of the Clarke County Animal Shelter in Berryville, sits with Louise "Weezy," a 6- to 7-year-old pit bull mix up for adoption.  Josette Keelor/Daily

January 29, 2015

BERRYVILLE — Finding a forever home is a game of chance for a shelter dog. Competition is stiff, and when families come to decide which one to bring home with them, dogs have to vie for attention over the others.

Pet Feature: Skylar one of ‘sweeter’ cats at shelter

Steven Rogers, cat kennel supervisor at the Winchester SPCA shelter, holds Skylar. The cat would be a good indoor cat in an active household, Rogers said. Photo by Henry Culvyhouse

January 22, 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

Katrina Keywood, caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, sits with Ginger, a treeing Walker coonhound. Ryan Cornell/Daily

January 8, 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

Kamryn Dixon, an animal caretaker at Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter in Winchester, holds Corra. A dilute tortie, Corra is available for adoption.   Henry Culveyhouse/Daily

December 31, 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.

Pet of the Week: Purr-fect pair seeks family

Michael Kerns, feline team leader at the Humane Society of Warren County, holds sibling cats Gladys, left, and Jiminy. Ryan Cornell/Daily

December 11, 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

Cheryl Wakeman, animal caretaker at the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in Edinburg, holds Gonzo the cat. Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

December 4, 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.