CMPD Animal Care & Control Hits Max Capacity for Canines

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2021) – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care & Control division (AC&C) is sending out an urgent plea to the community today as animal intake, specifically canine, has increased, causing already full kennels to reach maximum capacity.

“This situation has quickly become urgent,” said Josh Fisher, director of Animal Care & Control. “Shelters are always more crowded in the summer months and this year has not been any different. We have monitored the situation closely the past few months and have finally reached a point that we need to reach out to the media to

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Purina Presents: Meet Bunny in Pet of the Week

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Today we have a furry friend from the Fayetteville Animal Shelter looking for a forever home.

Meet Bunny in this week’s Purina sponsored segment Pet of the Week.

Bunny is a 2-year old pit mix and very energetic. She would be great with a family who has the time to give her walks and pretty much get that energy out and definitely if you have a back yard she would absolutely go nuts.

Bunny would love to run and play but, overall she’s very sweet and a great dog. Being cooped up in an apartment might

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IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO ADOPT A DOG?

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How did the pandemic affect pets, particularly dogs? We know that dog adoptions increased immensely during the initial quarantines—these were dogs rehomed through shelters and rescues and puppies purchased from breeders. We read that dogs in those new homes may now be exhibiting many symptoms of the lack of socialization and training that the pandemic shut down.

Are many of the “spur of the moment” decisions to add a dog or puppy to a household being regretted as families go back to more normal lifestyles? Dogs that were never alone for most of their first year in a new home,

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Yes, your pet must visit the veterinary office

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Although clients don’t generally like to be told they have to bring their pet to the clinic, explaining the value of a physical examination—a vital part of the veterinary-client-patient relationship—can help.

More than any blood test or radiograph, a physical exam makes use of the veterinarian’s and veterinary technician’s extensive education and knowledge. So what does our training help us notice that clients may not? What is the purpose of the various parts of a physical examination? Let’s go through the process and look at how veterinary staff could explain each step and convince a pet owner of the value

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Oswego County’s Next Rabies Clinic is Sept. 15 in Pulaski

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Oswego County’s Next Rabies Clinic is Sept. 15 in Pulaski

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Health Department will hold its next rabies clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at the Oswego County Highway Garage on Centerville Road in Pulaski.

“We only have two rabies clinics remaining this year,” said Judy Grandy, director of the Environmental Health Division in the Oswego County Health Department. “Since the rabies virus remains active during the winter months, we urge people take advantage of this opportunity to get their pets vaccinated now. Rabies

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