Articles from the Pets section archive

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Active dogs getting ACL-like surgeries

LOS ANGELES - Dashing after a ball or tumbling off a couch make dogs up to 10 times as likely to get surgery on a key knee ligament that is similar to the one athletes often injure.
By Sue Manning

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Birders debate playing back birdcalls on phones

Wildlife watchers can now wield unnatural powers, playing actual birdcalls on smartphones and other mobile devices. The practice, called playback, is effective for attracting elusive species but ...
By Dean Fosdick

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Paws in the Park raises money for shelter

The CSRA Hu­mane Society held its seventh annual charity walk near Lake Olmstead on Saturday, with all proceeds benefiting shelter animals.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Downtown welcomes dogs

A downtown that feature 17 cafes that welcomes dogs on outdoor patios has helped Augusta claim a high "Fido factor."
By Wesley Brown

Friday, June 7, 2013

Grant funds spay, neuter operations

This week, 16 pets from Taliaferro County, Ga., were spayed or neutered through a Georgia grant program funded by the sale of animal license plates.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, March 22, 2013

Train-hopping hoboes' pets await reunion

Though it could be more than a month until six hoboes arrested in Grovetown and charged with illegally riding a train are released, their four dogs will remain at the Columbia County shelter until ...
By Barry L. Paschal

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Farm home to show llamas

The Peloquins - Dorthe and her husband, Wayne - have been in the show llama business since 2004, when they bought their first pair while visiting a state fair in Fletcher, N.C.
By Steve Crawford

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Florida is a vacation paradise for dogs

FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. - Picture this: You're sitting on a white-sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes from the blue Gulf of ...
By Tamara Lush

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Bookworm: 'The $60,000 Dog'

Author Lauren Slater draws readers into a magical world of forest, a lonely attic room, a suburban home filled with frustrated anger, and a lush pasture ripe with grassy scent.
By Terri Schlichenmeyer

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Aiken vet provides home pet euthanasia

When 10-year-old Ryan Tripp's beloved cat, Mandy, started to get sick, the boy knew something was wrong. She would not eat and had lost 2 pounds in a little more than a week.
By Summer Moore

Friday, Aug 31, 2012

Dog saved from sewer, reunited with owner

CLAYTON, Ga. - A dog that fell into a sewer hole survived for nearly three weeks on raw sewage, rain water and vegetation before being rescued, authorities said.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012

Fire destroys Evans home

A two-story brick house in Evans' Bridlewood subdivision was destroyed by fire Wednesday. No one was at home when the blaze was discovered.

Thursday, Aug 23, 2012

Pet travel rules tough for troops

Military families are often world travelers and their pets are no exception, but service members many times are not aware of restrictions that might apply to bringing their animals.
By Kyle Martin

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012

Agencies want pet adoptions to succeed

Questions asked of potential pet owners aren't meant to annoy; rescue agencies want to make sure pets and people are a good fit.
By Summer Moore

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Meeting today: Animal control asks to rescue pets in cars

Augusta Animal Control is seeking authorization to enter locked vehicles when a trapped animal's life is in danger.
By Susan McCord

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lawsuit filed against Edgefield shelter

A lawsuit alleges that a $1 million animal shelter in Edgefield County, S.C., has been converted to a for-profit grooming business.
By Kyle Martin

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Couple helps wounded service dog

A burglar’s gunshot might have ended an Augusta service dog’s career, but his human family said Thursday he continues to recover and will always be their “godsend.”
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Dog's microchip helps child get home

A pet's microchip led a 3-year-old to safety after she wandered from her Aiken home Sunday afternoon.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012

New boots help dog run again

Dog owner Renee Thai summoned Augusta Orthotics and Prosthetics to adapt their techniques to create a special boot for her pitbull with an injured front paw.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

Adoption spotlight

These pets are available for adoption through the CSRA Humane Society. Adoptions are from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
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