Rescue Groups

County commissioners announce second round of relief funding

The Buncombe County Council of Commissioners announced the allocation of $ 11 million in the second round of distribution of COVID-19 relief funds on November 16. “No one outside of the city limits of Asheville has received funding,” said Sharon Tabor, executive director of the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce. This latest American Rescue Plan Act funding allocation will ...

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Animal Advocates Supporting Maintaining Locally Managed SVASC

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) – In Waynesboro, animal rights activists returned Monday night to ask the city to keep the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center with the communities. But Waynesboro, who oversees its management, says he’s struggling to keep it on staff. Waynesboro City Manager Mike Hamp says it’s not a high turnover issue, but rather filling vacancies. Animal rights activists ...

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Animals in good homes, safe and warm after flooding thanks to the kindness of Princeton residents and volunteers – Penticton News

Photo: ALERT A ‘defeated’ foster family, a Princeton resident and this semi-wild kitten bonded, eventually being adopted! Even though the city suffered massive damage and flooding that poured out on Sunday night, residents of Princeton opened their homes and donated what they could to help 76 rescue animals. Large numbers of cats and dogs were heading to the Heart & ...

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Animal shelters and desperate rescues for foster families this holiday season

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) – Now is the time of year to help those in need, including those on all fours. Dog rescue groups and local animal shelters in the area are asking people to foster the animals during the holidays. “We see a lot of puppies,” said Andrea Bonnette, co-founder of Nauti Dawg Rescue. “We see a lot ...

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Queensland bat rescuers build tiny houses for micro bats in last-ditch attempt to save species

It’s mealtime and a small group of volunteers are cutting fresh fruit and mixing a special juice with added salt for a small group of picky eaters. This rescue group on Queensland’s Capricorn Coast typically takes care of the megabats – or fruit bats – but now their energy is focused on saving their much, much smaller cousins: the microbats. ...

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US veterans urge State Department to save Afghans from Taliban

Veterans of the US military and members of aid groups met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday to push authorities to work faster to help Afghans escape the Taliban. Mr Blinken thanked representatives of #AfghanEvac, a coalition of more than 100 groups made up of veterans, social workers, lawyers and advocates, for their efforts to bring vulnerable Afghans ...

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November is “Senior Pet Adoption Month”

Save a life and make yours better by providing a home for an older dog during National Adopt a Senior Pet Month in November. Many senior dogs are waiting in shelters right now, hoping to be part of a family again. Puppies are cute, but older dogs are adorable, usually fluffier, and house-trained too. With an older dog, what you ...

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Washington County officials accept $ 4.8 million in bounties

FAYETTEVILLE – Washington County Justices of the Peace on Tuesday recommended spending about $ 4.8 million in US bailout funds on bonuses for some current county employees. According to Patrick Deakins, Justice of the Peace for District 5 and chairman of the finance and budget committee, the bonus would be paid to current county employees “for all essential work” performed ...

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Opening of an animal rescue center in the Freehold Raceway shopping center

The Garden State Animal Rescue Center, in conjunction with Husky House, has opened an adoption center in the Freehold Raceway Mall. According to the centre’s Facebook page, the new facility “will allow GSARC to increase our support to the community by offering adoptions, educational seminars and pet supplies.” They plan to hold monthly seminars on a wide variety of topics ...

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