Twin Lakes couple volunteer to raise service, facility dogs

In this annual season of reflection on gratitude and pausing to give thanks, four disabled people around the Midwest are grateful this Thanksgiving for enriched lives thanks to the dedicated volunteerism of a western Kenosha County couple. Since 2010, “dog-centric” Twin Lakes residents Catherine and Scott Rupp, retired certified public accountants with a background in … Read more

Animal hoarders live in deep denial, even as their lives come unraveled | Nation

HARTFORD, Conn. — Kittens were being born at a home in Winsted, Connecticut, even as the Winchester Police Department removed some 200 cats from the dwelling that was infested with fleas, the stench of urine so strong that it was overbearing, even in a Hazmat suit and mask. There were dead cats in the freezer, … Read more

Health officials urge New Braunfels, Comal County residents to fight flu with vaccination | Community Alert

With public health flu monitoring indicating that the Texas flu season started a few weeks earlier than usual this year, local and state health officials encourage residents to get vaccinated now to protect themselves and their families from flu as the holiday season approaches. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, reporting from … Read more

Hyperthyroidism in Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment | Valley Verde Veterinarians

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Puppies Rescued From Hoarding Situation Ready for Adoption at Nevada Humane Society | News

A few months ago, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals got involved in an animal cruelty case in Southern Nevada. “The conditions down there were really bad,” said Nicole Theodoulou with the Nevada Humane Society. “There were almost 300 dogs involved in this case, 100 of them had to be euthanized … Read more

Can sex trigger an asthma attack? Plus, most Americans struggle to get good sleep, and more health news

According to a study by the American Dental Association, 52% of dentists believe that many of their patients are high during their checkups. Personal and medical marijuana use has increased all over the US in recent years. This is because recreational marijuana is now legal in 19 states, while medical marijuana is legal in 27. … Read more

Rabid pet cat attacks its owner, North Carolina officials say

A rabid pet cat attacked its owner after contracting the disease from a wild animal, North Carolina health officials said. The cat is believed to have gotten rabies from an “unspecified wild animal” during the week of Nov. 2 in the “southern central part” of Brunswick County, according to a Nov. 14 news release from … Read more

Waco Animal Shelter remains closed more than two weeks after distemper outbreak

Waco Animal Shelter will remain closed until further notice, more than two weeks after it closed because of a canine distemper outbreak, city of Waco shelter director Trey Buzbee said. The closure, announced Oct. 28 and originally intended to end this past Friday, applies not only to the public surrender and adoption operations but also … Read more

Lucky Cat Program looking for assistance through Fall Call to Care

Special to the Tribune The Lucky Cat Program is in need of assistance. The lingering effect of COVID-19 has driven needs for community cats higher than ever before. The lack of low-cost veterinarians due to limited staffing and rising costs has resulted in many new kittens and cats in need of emergency medical help as … Read more

Etcetera: English setter cheats death after surviving xylitol poisoning | And so on

Dan and I sat in the waiting-room late Sunday night, Oct. 2, watching the clock slowly tick and counting our blessings. We survived the white-knuckle drive of 57.7 miles safely, admittedly blasting past the posted speed limit, sometimes by 20 mph, on the pitch black two-lane highway to cut the one-hour drive time. Flustered, we … Read more