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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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5 people accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her pets have been arrested, LAPD says

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Bombshell Letter: Gaetz Paid for Sex With Minor, Wingman Says

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyA confession letter written by Joel Greenberg in the final months of the Trump presidency claims that he and close associate Rep. Matt Gaetz paid for sex with multiple women—as well as a girl who was 17 at the time.“On more than one occasion, this individual was involved in sexual activities with several of the other girls, the congressman from Florida’s 1st Congressional District and myself,” Greenberg wrote in reference to the 17-year-old.“From time to time, gas money

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Audubon Soceity purposes “budget for birds (and people)”

A large impact can be made towards protecting Arizona’s land, water, and wildlife by diverting only 0.5% of the fund, Audubon Society and ASU researchers said.

ARIZONA, USA — There are three billion fewer birds across the United States than there were in the 1970s, according to researchers at the National Audubon Society.

This trend has been especially noticeable in Arizona as climate change and human development continue, as the state has a very fragile resident and migrant bird population, the society said. Other large portions of Arizona’s wildlife, vegetation, and water are also being placed at threat and will

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Social time for dogs and their people

BARRINGTON – For Easter, The NH Dog Walking Club recently organized an egg hunt, and that is only one of the many happenings hosted by this club whose mission is to bring dogs and their people together in social settings.

Forty-two dogs met in Lee on a recent Saturday to hunt for Easter eggs. They found them easily because they were filled with dog treats and dogs have great noses.

Traci Bisson, owner/founder of the group, said they currently have about 1,500 members on their Facebook group.

“We have members from New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut,” she said. “Most

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Postscript: Tricia Fowler, Wildlife park manager loved animals — and people | Local News

As a kid growing up, Tricia Fowler would visit her grandparents at their house that backed up to the then-named Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

A lover of animals, she went to the park often, worked as a volunteer in high school, dreamed of being a zookeeper.

While attending the University of South Florida in Tampa, she volunteered at the Lowry Park Zoo and later got a job at Busch Gardens, first at the petting zoo, then working with the gorillas, chimps and orangutans at the park’s Myombe Reserve.

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“She’d always come home

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Six People in Washington Sickened by Salmonella Illness Linked to Wild Songbirds

By The Chronicle staff

Six Washington residents have been sickened as part of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium, believed to be linked to wild songbirds, particularly Pine Siskins.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 19 cases of Salmonella in eight states. Washington state is currently reporting six cases, including one resident each in Lewis and Thurston counties.

Symptoms of salmonella can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In severe cases, the infection can be fatal.

Infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system are at

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