Update on Lyla!

On May 3, 2018 Lyla will begin the first step of her surgical planning which will consist of creating 3D models of her limb. Lyla’s condition is rare and one of the worst cases of Ectrodactyly “Split Paw” her experienced surgeon has seen and the models will help determine the best course of action during […]

Buckwheat (Bucky)

Hello, Friends. We have an update on sweet, Buckwheat “Bucky” in Hattiesburg, MS. Thanks the generosity of many kindhearted folks, Bucky was able to have a very successful Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) surgery! He is at home resting and is expected to make a full recovery! THANK YOU to all that gave to Bucky’s special […]

PAWS Act would add protections for pets in domestic violence situations

Story credited to WTKR (http://wtkr.com/2018/01/25/paws-act-would-add-protections-for-pets-in-domestic-violence-situations/) WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill introduced in congress aims to protect victims of domestic violence by giving more protection their pets. U.S. Senators from Virginia, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced their support and co-sponsorship for the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act this month. Studies show abusers […]

The Meaning of Being Best Friends

Richmond, VA In 2012, a friend asked Claudia if she wanted a dog. Without hesitation, she said, “Yes!” Claudia got in her truck and hightailed it over to her friend’s house with her current dog, Shadow Bear. She wanted to make sure that the two dogs got along before making the commitment. When Claudia arrived, […]

When the Unthinkable Happens

Aransas Pass, TX Amanda’s family are BIG dog people. So, when she graduated from high school, her family gave her Ellie, a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, as a gift. To say that she was thrilled would be an understatement. As a young woman working two jobs to financially prepare for nursing school, Amanda lived at […]

ACOs take note of order from the Va. Attorney General’s Office re dogs in the cold!!

Animal Control Professionals:   I am getting an astronomical amount of complaints about Animal Control during these frigid temperatures. During this cold snap we are experiencing, a dog with no shelter “at all” can easily freeze to death.  That is a violation of 3.2-6570(A)(ii).  Depriving an animal of necessary shelter…. That is cruelty.  Any dog […]