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Pets Cause $3 Billion in Damages

Pets Cause $3 Billion in Damages

 

Good thing our pets are cute...because they are costing us around $3 billion in annual electrical damages.

According to a survey done by an electronics and warranty provider, SquareTrade, pets damage around 8 billion

electronic items a year. The leading crimes come from chewing as well as animals causing an owner to drop a

device while using it. 1 in 6 owners reported that their animal had vomited or used the bathroom on their device.

Complaints Filed Against North Carolina Zoos

For the first time the North Carolina Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are speaking up for the ethical treatment of over a dozen bears located in privately owned zoos on reservation land.

In the eyes of Cherokee leaders bears should not be confined to cages and concrete pits, instead they should reap the benefits of the reservation and allow the animals to roam freely as their ancestors did before them.

The Cherokees are in full support of the freeing of captive bears, and refuse to stand by and watch the unethical treatment of bears in captivity.

The privately owned zoos were caught by surprise when they heard word that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were planning to file official complaints with federal regulators.

This week, the tribal council has presented a resolution for these heinous actions- revoking the zoo’s licenses.    

PETA and Virginia Beach SPCA to help Peninsula Residents and Pets

PETA and Virginia Beach SPCA to help Peninsula Residents and Pets

PETA and the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) are gearing up for a day of significantly discounted veterinary services for cats and dogs in Hampton Roads next week, 

They will be doing low-cost spay-and-neuter surgeries and offering discounted rates on rabies and distemper vaccines as well as heartworm testing and microchipping.

 

When:       Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (vaccines only administered to sterilized animals)

Where:     Flea Market, 10171 Jefferson Ave., Newport News (between the Midtown Community Center and Pete's Towing)

 

PETA and Virginia Beach SPCA to offer day of discounted services

PETA and Virginia Beach SPCA to offer day of discounted services

PETA and the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) are gearing up for a day of significantly discounted veterinary services for cats and dogs in Hampton Roads next week, 

They will be doing low-cost spay-and-neuter surgeries and offering discounted rates on rabies and distemper vaccines as well as heartworm testing and microchipping.

 

When:       Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (vaccines only administered to sterilized animals)

Where:     Flea Market, 10171 Jefferson Ave., Newport News (between the Midtown Community Center and Pete's Towing)

 

Cat show gets competitive

Cat show gets competitive

 

NEWPORT NEWS—Hundreds of dedicated cat lover competitors crowded into the Cat Show at Knights of Columbus Hall in Newport News on Saturday Feb. 4th to show off their best cats, hoping to raise money and create awareness for homeless cats.

The show was sponsored by Pawprints In The Sand and Chamberlin On The by Cat Clubs in conjunction with The Cat Fanciers.

225 purebred, rescue, and household pet cats competed in the completion. The cat show had a total of four categories for the cats to compete in.

They included: kittens, champion’s,  premiers, which are the spayed and natured, and household cats, or the random stray cats.

 “I was so excited," exclaimed Kathy Pritchard, after they announced her Cornish Rex kitten, Kaylee Ringtston Cowboy, the winner of the Best All Breed Kitten category.

Pritchard has been competing in cat shows for ten years now.

Newport News SPCA receives surprise influx of animals

Newport News SPCA receives surprise influx of animals

NEWPORT NEWS—The local Newport News animal shelter, The Peninsula, located off of J. Clyde Morris Blvd, just got a surprise influx of animals in this month.

“In the spring we usually get an influx of animals in, but surprisingly this year we starting getting our influx earlier in January,” explained Peninsula SPCA Community Outreach Coordinator, Leslie Magner.

The Peninsula SPCA currently has 15 dogs and about 12 cats up for adoption.