Latest Animal shelters and adoption services News

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

May. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn't imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white chihuahua mix, with helping her keep off drugs...

High school senior is animal shelter’s largest private donor

May. 01, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A Crescent High senior has spent half his life donating to Anderson County’s PAWS animal shelter. Adoption Supervisor Randi Leigh Ashley was sitting at the front desk, in shock, the first year that third-grader Braxton Louch walked in lugging bags of food...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 28, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Wise County Deputy Nathaniel Baker is a hero If anyone has ever been at the right place at the right time, it is Wise County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathaniel Baker, who joins those heroes who have saved a life. Baker is...

Spay and neuter grants available for state animal shelters

Apr. 21, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Animal shelters in Tennessee can now apply for grants to help pay for low-cost spay and neuter services, state officials said. Grants are available to shelters run by governments or nonprofit organizations that spay and neuter animals. Funds are available...

84-year-old Montana woman dies after being mauled by dogs

Apr. 20, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings woman has died of injuries suffered when she was attacked by three dogs earlier this month, police said. Melitta Hain, 84, died on April 16 of injuries she suffered in the attack eight days earlier, Yellowstone County Deputy Coroner Rich Hoffman...

Lost dog named for Alabama woman’s late husband found in NC

Apr. 17, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

When Stacey Staton Elam’s dog Chris ran away, she was devastated. The black poodle mix, named in memory of her late husband, was helping her cope with his death. “Chris got me through the most horrible time in my life, and when he got lost, it was like I had lost...

South Mississippi animal shelter sees deluge of dogs

Mar. 24, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A south Mississippi animal shelter is inundated with dogs and cats and urging people to consider adopting. More than 450 animals are at the Humane Society of South Mississippi, which has a building capacity of 287, WLOX-TV reported. Many of the...

Thunderstorms, high winds pound North Texas; at least 4 hurt

Mar. 21, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Severe thunderstorms with reports of possible tornadoes spread damage across parts of North Texas on Monday, injuring at least four people, officials said. Officials reported damage throughout Jacksboro, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth. There,...

North Carolina dog owner reunited with pet after 1 year

Mar. 05, 2022 13:55 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman whose dog disappeared more than a year ago has celebrated an emotional reunion after her pet was found 200 miles away at an animal shelter. Emerald Tinae described her dog, Mochi, as an escape artist and thought someone might have...

Animal-assisted therapy brings joy to a Delaware prison

Mar. 05, 2022 09:06 AM EST

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — For residents at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution, substance abuse counseling, life skills classes and group talk-therapy is nothing compared to seeing Stella, an Australian cattle dog and pitbull mix in the Brandywine Valley SPCA animal-assisted therapy program...