Pets & Animals

Lovable Frank seeking new owner to love

Frank, a  retriever-setter mix, is looking for a new home. Nathan Budryk/Daily

November 22nd, 2016

WINCHESTER — Frank, a seven to 10-year-old neutered male retriever-setter mix is looking for a new owner to snuggle with. He’s also microchipped.

Inmates to train shelter dogs

November 17th, 2016

The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail will soon begin the first program in the state to bring shelter dogs and jail inmates together in an effort aimed at benefiting the animals and the humans.

Pet of the Week: Frannie seeks new home that will give her special care

Frannie, a domestic medium-haired cat, is available for adoption at the Winchester SPCA's Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center. Frannie  has feline immunodeficiency virus.   Brad Fauber/Daily

November 15th, 2016

WINCHESTER – Frannie, a domestic medium-haired cat, first arrived at the Winchester SPCA’s Rockaplenty Adoption and Education Center at the age of 2 weeks about a year and a half ago. Frannie was returned to the center last month, now a carrier of the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), the result of an altercation with an infected cat during her stint with her previous family.

Bubba J, Sally Sue seeking new family

September 26th, 2016

EDINBURG – Bubba J and Sally Sue, two tuxedo cats, are looking for a new place to call home after being seized from their former owner.

Variation of deer virus locally isolated

September 6th, 2016

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has isolated a variation of hemorrhagic disease in deer to Shenandoah County according to Nelson Lafon, deer project coordinator for the DGIF. The isolated variation, or serotype, in question is known as Blue Tongue Disease and is viral in nature, transmitted via biting midges.

Pet of the Week: Caesar patiently waiting for new owner

Caesar, a 5-month-old domestic shorthair kitten, is available for adoption at the Humane Society of Warren County in Front Royal.  Brad Fauber/Daily

September 6th, 2016

FRONT ROYAL – Caesar, a domestic shorthair cat, was picked up as a stray and delivered to the Humane Society of Warren County’s Julia W. Wagner Animal Shelter in early June when he was about 8 to 10 weeks old.

Kitty needs new fetch partner

One-year-old Milo is a healthy, 10-pound kitty. Nathan Budryk/Daily

August 23rd, 2016

WINCHESTER – The Winchester-Frederick County SPCA is looking for a new companion for a quirky kitty.

Scientists reintroduce oryx in Chad

One of 23 scimitar-horned oryx is shown with its high-tech radio and GPS tracking collars. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists have been working with foreign governments and other entities to reintroduce the oryx to Chad. The scimitar-horned oryx is extinct in the wild. Photo courtesy of Sahara Conservation Fund

August 20th, 2016

Scientists’ work with foreign governments and conservation programs in attempting a reintroduction of the scimitar-horned oryx into the wild has been taking shape as 23 of the extinct-in-the-wild members of the antelope family have been flown to Chad to be part of the program.