Roanoke, VA Pets & Animals

Pets of the Week for Adoption

Goose, basset hound mixGoose is a goofy pup with a lot of character. He bounces around like a balloon with long ears and loves attention. He is learning to walk on a leash. He is good in the kennel and waits to go potty until outside. He has been good with dogs he has met so far but a meet and greet would be recommended before adopting to a home with other dogs. He does bark at the yard cat when he sees him. Goose has been dewormed, microchipped, tested for heartworm and is on preventive, neutered, and has received the distemper-parvo combination vaccine and rabies vaccine.

Spay/neuter clinic to offer free rabies vaccines to pit bulls

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Mountain View Humane Spay/Neuter Clinic announced in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Month they will be offering free rabies vaccines. Vaccines are being offered to any dog that looks like a pit bull, is a pit bull mix and is scheduled for a spay/neuter appointment. “We’re thrilled to celebrate […]

North Texas Equine Therapy Center Holds Fundraiser – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

At (*5*)in Roanoke, horseback using is not only a sport or recreation, it’s remedy. “So horses are very healing,” Victory Therapy Center Managing Director of Development Becky Rasbeary mentioned. “We’ve seen people take their first step because of physical therapy…we’ve watched people deal and heal from trauma because of the power of the horse.”

Franklin Co. Humane Society holding inaugural “Cruise-In for a Cause”

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — On Saturday you can “Cruise-in for a Cause” and maybe even meet your furry best friend at an event in Rocky Mount. The Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS) is holding its inaugural “Cruise-in for a Cause” event on Saturday October 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Midpoint Chevrolet in Rocky Mount. Organizers say the event will raise funds for the FCHS and feature everything from a live band, adoptable pets, prizes and more.

Red Wolf Exhibit reopens at Mill Mountain Zoo

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Red Wolf Exhibit at Mill Mountain Zoo has reopened. And a new resident is making his public debut. ‘Rocket’ is three and a half years old, and he has lived at the zoo for much of his life. Now he has moved in next...

Mountain View Humane offers free rabies vaccines for pit bulls

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Mountain View Humane in Christiansburg is celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Month by offering free rabies vaccines. Through Nov. 10, any dog that looks like a pit bull or pit bull mix that is scheduled for a spay/neuter appointment is eligible for the vaccine. Mountain View...

7@four: Pet Talk, October 5, 2022

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Pet Talk is a weekly segment airing during 7@four each Wednesday. You can send us your questions through our website and ask professionals what you should do for your pet. Bobbi in Lynchburg asked, “Harley is a older dog, he likes table food. Are hot dogs...

Furry Friends: Purr-ty kitten siblings ready for fur-ever homes

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — WFXR’s Furry Friends gives local shelters a chance to highlight adoptable pets looking for their forever homes. On Tuesday, October 4th Roanoke Center for Animal Care and Protection volunteers Libby Carden and Anita Finkle introduced us to kitten siblings Nico and Amara. Nico is a two-month-old neutered male and Amara is a two-month-old spayed female.

High Hopes Debuts New Training Facility

After 23 years in business, Hope Cogen of High Hopes Dog Training has made her dream of opening her own center a reality. Hope Cogen always aspired to have a dog training center of her own. After 10 years of teaching pups and their humans throughout South Florida and 13 more spent in the Roanoke Valley, High Hopes Dog Training now has an official home base.