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Giving: Roanoke Valley SPCA receives grant to help pets and the people who care for them | Local News

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has received a grant to help enhance the adoptability of shelter cats and dogs via veterinary procedures outside the scope of its in-house clinic and to help lower income pet owners struggling with extraordinary veterinary expenses.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has received a $10,000 grant from the Louise R. Lester Foundation for two programs.

The grant will be used for the Sara Jane and Mickey Second Chance Fund and the Companion Animal Relief Fund.

“This gift will help us to provide medical and behavioral care for both owned pets and shelter pets,”

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Five ways to get involved in Nebraska Bird Month | Local

LINCOLN — This May, join fellow bird lovers in celebrating Nebraska Bird Month by getting trained, celebrating birds, and boosting research through a variety of events planned across the state.

More than a dozen events, such as the statewide Nebraska Bird Month 2021 BirdBlitz, provide opportunities for all skill levels. Here are five ways to get involved:

Get iNaturalist trained: Learn how to use this online-based, community science platform to document Nebraska’s birds and help collect real scientific data; this program will be integral to participating in the BirdBlitz. The free Zoom presentation is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 29.

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6 Myths About Pet Allergies

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Adopt A Pet From Mount Vernon Area Shelters: See New Local Dogs, Cats

Want to add to your family and make a positive impact on the Mount Vernon community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! During the coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Mount Vernon are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across New York, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — many of whom are located not too far from you. In the search for an adorable new companion, consider looking around

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5 adorable senior pets you need in your life from local shelters

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Man’s best friend is their pet. Photo via Eric Ward on Unsplash.

According to the ASPCA, senior pets are over 40% less likely to be adopted than their younger counterparts. That means, there are too many lovable kitties and pups living out their old age in shelters instead of living the high life curled up on their human’s couch! With National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day coming up on April 30, 2021, we put together a list of adoptable senior pets in Birmingham just waiting for forever homes.


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Redbirds: What’s not to like about yard-nesting cardinals | Local Sports

The northern cardinal toughs it out all year right here.

Unlike the migrators, the cardinal does not wimp out and wing off to the tropics when it gets a little frosty. It is at home here throughout the calendar. You might expect that for Kentucky’s official state bird.

Cardinals are widely distributed and widely appreciated, however. Their range includes more than the eastern half of the United States and way south into Mexico. Over that swath of the U.S., seven states name this species as their state bird.

Cardinals gain fans through vividly colored beauty, generous numbers and proximity to

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