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Posted Apr 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I wrote a poem for all of my favorite readers:My name is Obie,I promise I’m not a hokey,I’ve been feeling kind of lonely,Searching for my forever homie!Okay, okay… so I’m not a professional poet but I’m hoping that it will help me attract some potential adopters. I mean who can resist a cat that can bust a rhyme? I just had to point out my silly and playful side. They tell me that black cats (that’s me) tend to get...

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 11:29 AM

The companionship of a pet can be comforting and therapeutic for people in their advanced years of life.But selecting the right pet is important in ensuring the process is as worry free as possible.One suggestion Laurie...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Hi, I'm Cleo, and boy would I like a home now that I'm getting a little older! See, when you're like me, it's harder and harder not to have that special and amazing person who looks at you every morning and says, "Baby, you're the ONE!" Not that...

Posted Apr 5, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Hulk Hogan, The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and JANGA… Wait a minute… Hey, that’s me! People say “but Janga, you’re a cat, how could you possibly be a famous wrestler?” Those people have...

Updated Apr 1, 2015 at 12:06 PM

As if cuddly little pooches didn't get enough attention on their own, now they're out trying to steal the Easter Bunny's thunder. We wouldn't mind finding one of these cute little critters in our Easter baskets on Sunday… as long...

Posted Mar 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

They told me if I smiled pretty, it would help me get adopted! So I grinned from ear to ear for my close up! I am Ruth and I am quite the social butterfly. I love being around people and other animals. My least favorite place is my kennel. I feel...

Posted Mar 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM

I don’t belong here. You see I’m one of those cats that feel very uncomfortable in large groups. Living at the shelter has become difficult for me because I get a little claustrophobic with so many roommates. I’m not fond of...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Stump, a 10-year-old Sussex spaniel, became the oldest Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in February. Stump makes his home in Houston with his handler, Scott Sommer. In 2004, veterinarians at Texas A&M University in College...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Blind, injured or otherwise handicapped dogs, cats and horses find a loving home at Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary in Ovando (pop. 71). The 160-acre sanctuary, founded in 2000 by Steve Smith and Alayne Marker, tends to 70 to 80 disabled...

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Tips for keeping your pets healthy and comfortable

Posted Mar 18, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Debi Boies, of Landrum (pop. 2,472), and pilot Jon Wehrenberg, of Knoxville, Tenn., founded Pilots N Paws to rescue doomed animals. Pilots volunteer their time, planes and fuel to transport dogs and cats to rescue groups.

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