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Tickets on sale for Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe gala
Shelter presents Black Tie & Tails fundraiser
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Heartworm showing up in northern Nev.
Veterinarians advise pet owners to take steps to prevent the disease
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Vick pit bulls on the slow road to recovery
KANAB, Utah (AP) — At the Pro Bowl this weekend in Hawaii, Michael Vick will start at quarterback — an unmistakable benchmark for what has been a rapid, successful and, in some circles, surprising comeback. A few thousand miles away in the wilderness of Utah, the pit bulls Vick once owned are making a comeback of their own, though theirs has been a much slower, steadier climb. Take the case of Little Red. Three years ago, she would race to the...
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What Do Pets Think?
Ever wondered what your pet is thinking or wished you could figure out why your pet behaves a certain way?
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Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe has record year for adoption...
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Despite a record number of animal relinquishments, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) adopted out more animals in 2010 than ever before.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Tater Tot
Tater Tot is a big goofball! He loves toys of all shapes and sizes and can keep himself entertained for hours.
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Missing Pet of the Week
This week’s missing dog is a male, black and white Border Collie and Australian Shepherd. His age is unknown.
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County proposes changes to animal laws
Public can give input at two upcoming open house events
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Dog rescued last month from Ohio river ice euthanized
TOLDEO, Ohio (AP) — The stray dog rescued last month on the frozen Maumee River was euthanized on Friday at the Toledo Area Humane Society after being deemed unadoptable. John Dinon, the society’s executive director, said the female chow mix had neurological issues and showed aggression toward cats, dogs, and occasionally humans. Without warning, the dog recently lunged and snapped at a humane society employee. “We felt her neurological condit...
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Study: Penguin tracking bands hurt the seabirds
WASHINGTON — Some scientists studying penguins may be inadvertently harming them with the metal bands they use to keep track of the tuxedo-clad seabirds, a new study says. The survival rate of King penguins with metal bands on their flippers was 44 percent lower than those without bands and banded birds produced far fewer chicks, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The theory is that the metal bands — either al...
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Pets with benefits
In their weekly e-mails about adoption promotions, the folks at the Nevada Humane Society always come up with clever slogans and quips to attract attention to what is otherwise the same plea: adopt homeless animals.
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Buster
Buster is a sweet senior dog looking for a loving family. He still loves to go on walks, but is OK taking it easy as well. He would do best in a home with older children and would love to meet any canine buddies before going home.
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Missing Pet of the Week
This female black and white domestic shorthair has been at the Washoe County animal shelter since Dec. 29. She is estimated to be 7 months old.
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University studies symptoms of feline stress and diseases
A recent Ohio State University study found that healthy cats show signs of illness when stressed.
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Travel on the leash of luxury
FIDO Friendly magazine names its 10 most posh hotels that accept pets
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Missing Pet of the Week
Scruffles is a male, tan, smooth-coated Yorkshire terrier and Chihuahua mix. He is estimated to be 5 years old. He came to the Washoe County Regional Animal Services shelter on Saturday and his owner has not yet claimed him. Scruffles’ owner must bring a picture ID, such as a driver’s license, to redeem him. In some cases, additional proof of ownership might be required such as the pet’s picture or registration records. Proof of a current rabi...
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Goldilocks
Goldilocks is a sweet, gorgeous cat. She is independent by nature and has simple needs — a warm place to nap and occasional petting work for her. Won’t you let this beautiful girl purr her way into your heart? New Year’s Resolution Adoption Promotion, Jan. 5 through 9 Selected pets are available for adoption for $20.11. Other adult cats, dogs and kittens are $50 (adults are 4 months and older). Adoptions in the Seniors-for-Seniors program are ...
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Diesel
Diesel is a friendly, calm dog who rides well in a car, loves a game of fetch and walks well on a leash. He likes being active, but is happy to spend some down time with people. Diesel is a gentle guy looking for a loving home. Could it be yours? Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Drive through Sunday The Nevada Humane Society’s holiday adoption drive is almost over. Fees are waived on adoptions of adults cats and through the Senior-for-Seniors ...
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Missing Pet of the Week
Honey is a spayed female, tortie domestic medium-hair cat. She is estimated to be 4 years old and has been at the shelter since Dec. 11. Honey was lost but her owner has not found her so she is now available for rescue through the Nevada Humane Society. Call 856-2000 if you are interested in adopting this animal. Reference ID No. A055483. For more missing pets, visit www.petharbor.com.
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