Pets & Animals
Pet of the week: Laid-back Mouse would cozy up to new owner
February 2, 2016
She may not be the sprightliest resident at the Frederick County Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter, but 11-year-old American longhair Mouse has plenty of lazy affection to share.
Pet of the Week: Winchester SPCA seeing influx of kittens
January 11, 2016
WINCHESTER – The Winchester SPCA is experiencing an unusual trend right now – it’s still seeing kittens being brought to its Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center, and a lot of them.
Pet of the Week: Mellow Finnegan ready to bounce back
January 5, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – With his long coat freshly shorn off, 5-year-old Tibetan terrier mix Finnegan is bundled up in a sweater to ward off the winter chill.
Pet of the Week: Lucy is waiting for the right home
December 29, 2015
EDINBURG – Lucy, a 5-year-old domestic long hair cat is patiently waiting for a new home.
Pet of the Week: Elderly Zeus seeking home to spend retirement
December 21, 2015
WINCHESTER – Zeus is quite a bit older than the average canine resident at the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter.
Pet of the week: Emma and Lilly a winning pair
December 15, 2015
Sisters Emma and Lilly have spent their whole lives by each other’s sides, and the Clarke County Animal Shelter intends to keep them that way at a new home.
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.
Goodness is full of energy for her new family
December 8, 2015
WINCHESTER – Goodness is a year and a half old Shar Pei pit mix at the Winchester SPCA and needs a new family who has the time to play with her.
Rescue organization opens thrift store
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
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.
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.