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Louisa County Animal Shelter reopens after reports of possible parvovirus outbreak Richmond, Virginia
Tue, Jun 21 2011 - WTVR - It?s back to business as usual Tuesdsay at the Louisa County Animal Shelter. The staff says, all animals are fit for adoption. This comes after fear of a possible canine parvovirus outbreak at the shelter. more

Therapy dog Ivory dies of old age Richmond, Virginia
Sat, May 28 2011 - WTVR - He was the loyal companion of rehabilitation specialist Jay McLaughlin. Together they spent hundreds of hours at VCU Medical Center and another center for those with severe brain injuries. more

Rescued after a N.C. tornado, injured dog finds hope in Richmond Richmond, Virginia
Sat, May 21 2011 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Tornado has acquired several important allies in Richmond since his world was slammed upside down last month. He could use some more. more

Recession Hits Pets as Well as People Chesterfield, Virginia
Thu, May 12 2011 - NBC12 - One of the little-publicized results of an economic downturn is that when people run into financial difficulties, so do their pets. more

Disabled dogs get second chance with physical therapy program Richmond, Virginia
Sun, May 8 2011 - ENCToday - Despite unfortunate circumstances, Charley and Jaxx apparently are two very lucky dogs. more

Thrift store donations make a big impact Chesterfield, Virginia
Wed, May 4 2011 - Chesterfield Observer - Richmond Animal League and Richmond HERO are among organizations operating thrift stores to raise funding for their organizations. more

Welcome to Richmond, dog capital of the world Richmond, Virginia
Wed, Apr 27 2011 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Richmond civic leaders returning from a visit to Austin earlier this month came back convinced that our city needs a vision. more

Dog walk raises $20,000 for VCU unit Richmond, Virginia
Mon, Apr 25 2011 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - The inaugural Hounds for Healing Dog Walk on Saturday raised more than $20,000 for the Center for Human-Animal Interaction at Virginia Commonwealth University more

The power of puppies: Therapy dogs benefit in weekend event Richmond, Virginia
Mon, Apr 25 2011 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Virginia Commonwealth University's therapy dog program was designed to provide a boost for the hospital's patients. more

Bill may create an animal abuse registry Virginia Beach, Virginia
Tue, Feb 1 2011 - WTKR-TV3 - Republican Delegate Danny Marshall of Southside Virginia, is trying to make it easier for shelters like the SPCA to track criminals who prey on animals. more

Chesterfield County Prepares Animal Disaster Plan Chesterfield, Virginia
Wed, Sep 22 2010 - Chesterfield Observer - Sharon Cornett, president of Richmond Animal League is helping RAL establish a County Animal Response Team (CART) in partnership with Chesterfield County so that animals in our region can be saved during times of emergency and ultimately reunited with their owners. more

What a difference a year makes Chesterfield, Virginia
Wed, Sep 8 2010 - Chesterfield Observer - A puppy born with a severe deformity is now holding her head up high after a year of physical therapy and lots of loving care. more

21 dogs seized at North Richmond home Richmond, Virginia
Mon, Feb 1 2010 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Richmond animal-control officers have seized 21 dogs from a home in the 1700 block of North 23rd Street. A spokesman for Richmond Animal Care and Control said the animals were a variety of ages and found in various states of health. more

Richmond Animal League Has Abundance Of Adoptable Puppies Richmond, Virginia
Mon, Feb 1 2010Richmond Animal League is seeking homes for over 50 puppies housed at their Chesterfield area shelter and in foster homes. The puppies represent a wide variety of mixed breeds including Hound, Collie, Doberman, Plott Hound, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and Terrier, and range in age from 6 weeks to 14 weeks. more

Protect your pets from winter temperatures Richmond, Virginia
Sun, Jan 3 2010 - NBC12 - The bitter-cold wind chills are a reminder for pet owners to keep a close eye on their cats and dogs. Veterinarians say pets should always be kept indoors, especially when the temperature falls near or below freezing. more

Pet Ejected In Crash Reunited With Family Henrico, Virginia
Mon, Dec 28 2009 - NBC4i. - As Jean Burton can attest, the best Christmas presents don?t always come down the chimney. Burton took solace in her Christmas Eve yesterday, knowing that she helped return a dog to a Florida family after the animal was ejected early Saturday, Dec. 19, from a car that overturned on Interstate 295 in eastern Henrico County. more

Chesterfield moving toward 'no-kill' animal shelter Chesterfield, Virginia
Mon, Dec 21 2009 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Listening to calls for change from citizens, Chesterfield County leaders have agreed to move toward a "no-kill" animal shelter. County supervisors on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution pledging to "develop a strategic plan and partnership process to reduce the number of homeless companion animals in the animal shelter, with the ultimate goal of becoming a facility where . . . the lives of all healthy companion animals will be saved." more

Family seeks help finding dog ejected from overturned vehicle Richmond, Virginia
Sat, Dec 19 2009 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Family members are asking for help in finding a dog that went missing after it was ejected from an overturned vehicle on Interstate 295. more

Jurors recommend 10 years in dogfighting case Richmond, Virginia
Thu, Dec 17 2009 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Prosecutor Alex Taylor hammered home his plea with the thud of a 52-pound bucket of rusty, dirt-encrusted chains. A Richmond Circuit Court jury responded with what could end up as the longest prison term—by far—for a dogfighting conviction in Virginia history. The jury yesterday deliberated more than two hours before convicting Richard E. Robinson of three felonies and one misdemeanor related to a dogfighting operation at his South Richmond home. more

Shelter reform takes the spotlight Chesterfield, Virginia
Wed, Nov 25 2009 - Chesterfield Observer - Chesterfield?s homeless animal population is getting a lot of attention lately, as a number of local citizens and nonprofit organizations are stepping up on behalf of the temporary residents of the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter. more

Help offered to Chesterfield's homeless animals Chesterfield, Virginia
Tue, Nov 24 2009 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Call it dog day. On the same day last week, two humane organizations and a group of residents offered to help Chesterfield County reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats killed each year and increase the number sterilized and adopted. more

Aviators lend wings to pet-rescue effort Chesterfield, Virginia
Sun, Nov 22 2009 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Joe Ornato and Mimi Peberdy are taking dog rescues to new heights. The couple flew Wolfie in their light plane from Roxboro, N.C., to Chesterfield County Airport yesterday, where another pilot picked up the German shepherd mix and transported her to New Jersey on her way to her new home in Massachusetts. more

Powhatan girl is ASPCA's Kid of the Year Powhatan, Virginia
Sun, Nov 8 2009 - Richmond Times-Dispatch - Eleven-year-old Powhatan County resident Monica Plumb is the Kid of the Year. That’s according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which honored Monica last week at the Humane Awards Luncheon in New York City. Plumb was awarded the “Tommy Monahan” Kid of the Year Award for developing a Web site with the help of her father to collect online donations to buy oxygen pet masks for fire departments. more

Dog buys 5,000 Xbox points Richmond, Virginia
Fri, Oct 30 2009 - CNET News - A Richmond man gets an e-mail from Microsoft to confirm his purchase of 5,000 Xbox points. Turns out he was in bed without his computer when the points were purchased and his dog had pawed the remote control and ordered them. more

Dachshund walks 80 miles toward home Hillsborough, North Carolina
Wed, Oct 14 2009 - UPI - North Carolina woman said a family's lost dachshund apparently walked 80 miles toward home before she found him outside a church. Richmond, Va., family told her it had lost the dog during a camping trip. more

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