Support legislation to regulate N.C. puppy mills

To the Editor:

letter to the editor bugThank you for putting the article about the rescue of the dogs from the puppy mill in Western North Carolina. Sadly, conditions have to get to the deplorable stage before there is any intervention. From that article, I went to the N.C. Legislature web page about House Bill 930 and have encouraged my friends to email their representative to vote for that bill. Continue Reading

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Bark in the Park: Jumping, playing & just looking cute

Chihuahua Therapy dogs; Chula, Cortez, Bruno and Bendito, arrive together. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)

Chihuahua Therapy dogs; Chula, Cortez, Bruno and Bendito, arrive together. See a gallery below. (Gayle Shomer/DavidsonNews.net)

Weather couldn’t keep local canines and their owners from frolicking at the 2013 Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival on Saturday, April 27, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Thousands of visitors came for a variety of activities, from live music to demonstrations to dog contests.

Our photographer Gayle Shomer was there to record the scene. See her photo gallery below. Continue Reading

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Helping Paws Dog Show moves to Bellingham Park May 11

A scene from a previous Helping Paws show on the Davidson Village Green.

A scene from a previous Helping Paws show on the Davidson Village Green.

The 4th annual Helping Paws Dog Show, which promotes the adoption of dogs from Project Halo, will be held on Saturday, May 11, this year moving from downtown Davidson to Bellingham Park in Mooresville.

The show is a student-organized fundraiser and adoption event for Project Halo, a no-kill shelter in Mooresville. It was started by Brooke Phillips, whose family adopted their dog Roxie from Project Halo on Brooke’s 10th birthday. That inspired her to host her first dog show when she was a sixth grader. Now a high school sophomore, she says she’s still eager to help other families and dogs find one another through organizing and hosting these events. Continue Reading

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Humane Society rescues 19 dogs from puppy mill

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

The Humane Society of Charlotte says it rescued 19 breeding dogs early Saturday, April 27, from a puppy mill in western North Carolina. The society said its emergency response team found a breeding operation at the site, with 19 Maltese and Maltese mix dogs between 4 and 10 years old. Continue Reading

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Cornelius Animal Shelter pets of the week

Kato and Wyatt

Kato and Wyatt

The Cornelius Animal Shelter has pets available for adoption. For more information about these or other adoptable pets, please contact the Cornelius Police Department. The shelter is open Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. It is also open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Read on for more about this week’s pets. Continue Reading

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Main St. Veterinary Hospital has an open house Sat.

MainStreetVet-logoMain Street Veterinary Hospital opened up last week on North Main Street in Cornelius and plans an open house on Saturday, April 27, from 11am to 2pm, with food, entertainment, tours and stuffed animals for the kids. Continue Reading

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Welcome to our Pets page, with news of interest to animal lovers, events listings, adoptable pets of the week, and our lost and found pets listings. We're also looking for your favorite photos of your pets (and you, too).
Send news tips, information about upcoming events and links to your favorite animal articles elsewhere on the web to editor Michelle Marckwardt (photo), michelle.marckwardt @netzero.com. Have a lost pet? Send that to Michelle and the editor, editor@corneliusnews.net

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See our Davidson Classifieds page for additional listings of pets in search of homes and pet-related services, such as dog-walking or pet-sitting, www.corneliusnews.net/classifieds.

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