Pets & Animals

Two playful cats looking for forever home

December 13, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Batman, an all black kitten, got his name because of his allergy to hay. He had lost all his fur and looked like a bat when Gerry Langland, of Woodstock, found him in her barn last June. Batman’s brother Peanut, a brown tabby, was named for his size; he was especially tiny when Langland found him.

Rescue organization opens thrift store

Robin Bradfield, president of Furry Friends Animal Rescue, unpacks donated merchandise in the  group's new thrift store located north of Woodstock while Scout, a Bernese mountain dog and former rescue of the group, looks on.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 4, 2015

WOODSTOCK – After years of assisting animals in need through an informal social media network, nonprofit-in-progress Furry Friends will open up a thrift store today to help raise funds and serve as a headquarters.

Pet of the week: Recovered Owen is raring to go

Owen, a 2-year-old hound mix, came to the Humane Society of Warren County malnourished and covered in sores. Now, he's ready to add his energy to a new home. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

December 1, 2015

Having come to the Humane Society of Warren County a few pounds underweight and with a number of sores, hound mix Owen has since recovered and is ready to give his energy and love to a new home.

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.