Roanoke, VA Pets & Animals

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JUST SAYIN': Not enough nowhere

The channel from Roanoke brings early morning news into my living room. I almost never ever turn it on, but DVR must’ve been recording something from that channel the night before. What caught my ear, however, was the “dog-walking report” or whatever they call it. The weather guy tells you how the temperatures will be when you go to walk your dog. It struck me that I’ve never walked a dog in my life. This is apparently remarkable because it’s so common a chore they have a whole segment in the weather report daily on the news about it for the masses. I have never walked a dog because my dog is self-walking. He just goes outside and does it. I have the luxury of living in the middle of a cornfield just past the capital of Nowhere. And ain’t it lovely? I complain sometimes about lack of cell signal or internet but my dog is awful happy. I briefly felt sorry for those other dogs at their master’s mercy to get time and pretty weather to go outside. They need the wide open spaces my Hardy has. But we can’t all have that. There just ain’t enough. Nowhere to go around.
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Clear the Shelters is coming to an end but there is still plenty of time to adopt

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – All month long WSLS 10 has teamed up with local animal shelters for ‘Clear The Shelters’ and showed you sweet pets that need to be adopted. Since the start of the event, the Franklin County Humane Society has had 136 animals get adopted. Last weekend was an incredible one for the shelter. The local animal control facility was full of kittens and cats, so they put out pleas for adoption. The community rose to the occasion and the shelter experienced one of its busiest days.
Franklin News Post

Furry Friends

Clarence's former owner turned him into the adoption center because he was getting older, but Clarence still has many good years left in him! He's been in a foster home with five other dogs and a menagerie of cats so he gets along with everyone and has the best manners. He's been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Now all he needs is a soft bed and a loving family.

Wildlife Resources shares recommendations for testing, storing deer meat harvested from Chronic Waste Disease management areas

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Since the discovery of chronic waste disease (CWD) was found in a deer in Montgomery County last year, the Department of Wildlife Resources has been vigilant educating hunters about what this means for future hunting seasons and for harvesting the deer meat. Megan Kirchgessner, wildlife...
Franklin News Post

Furry Friends

When Terrafae first came to the adoption center, she was shutting down and very afraid. Since that time, she has made strides, walking better on a leash and playing with other dogs. She would prefer a home with older children because she is still timid. Terrafae has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Mountain View Humane provides pet food assistance starting Wednesday in Christiansburg

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A new pet food pantry is seeking help from the community to fill its shelves starting Wednesday. This pet food pantry is located at the Mountain View Humane at 225 Industrial Drive in Christiansburg. It was created by Anna Anstey of Girl Scout Troop #568 as part of her Gold Award Project, which is the most prestigious award that Girl Scout seniors and ambassadors can earn.
Roanoke Times

Squirrel hunting means stew, BBQ, gravy and casserole

As autumn approaches, many people anticipate the coveted taste of pumpkin spice, a staple this time of year. However, many local hunters are salivating for a different flavor — squirrel. Virginia’s squirrel hunting season began Sept. 4, but if you didn’t make it out during the first week, never fear!...
Roanoke Times

Pet of the Week: Joni

“Joni” is a 9-month old spayed female. She is great with other cats and would be a perfect addition to any home! Joni is currently at the Humane Society of Montgomery County, 1183 Flanagan Drive, Christiansburg, 382-1166,
Franklin News Post

Girl donates over 200 pounds of pet food

A Rocky Mount girl has donated over 200 pounds of pet food and supplies to the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Emmalyn Eubank, who just celebrated her 10th birthday, asked her party guests to bring pet supplies instead of gifts. “I asked everyone to bring cat food and dog food instead...

Stray cat saved from a sticky situation thanks to Roanoke Animal Wardens

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Who would have thought that snacking on some peanut butter would land a stray cat in such a sticky situation in the Star City?. The Roanoke Police Department says the cat was trying to eat peanut butter straight from the jar and ended up with its head stuck inside the jar on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Virginia Tech Drone Park goose released back into the wild

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A Canada goose is making itself at home in Blacksburg ‘s Duck Pond after a sticky situation in August left it tangled in the 85-foot drone testing cage at Virginia Tech. The goose sustained injuries to both wings and one leg, but made a full recovery....