Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rescue Dogs
With so many dogs and cats in shelters across the state, Tennesseans planning to add a pet to the family should adopt. Mary Laske with the East Community Action Network says loving animals need good homes across the state… Q: audio 1 rescue dogs “We’ve got a very large stray, neglected, and abandoned dog problem. So just because of the volume of dogs that need homes. It’s really important that people first try to adopt a dog it they can.” In addition to pushing for adoptions over shopping, Laske says East CAN is also trying to educate the public about the importance of having pets fixed… “There are so many dogs we find running around that are not spayed or neutered. Then they’re making puppies and we end up either with litters of puppies or dogs that grow up on the street.” Laske says purchasing a pet instead of adopting a rescue animal also leads to more of what she calls amateur backyard breeders. “Who haven’t done their research. They don’t know what they are doing. They’re just taking two, what they believe are purebred dogs, breeding them and then selling the puppies for three hundred dollars a pop. Well, you can’t be sure what you are getting there.” Laske notes some dogs that end up in shelters are purebred,

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Flash Floods in Johnson City, other areas of Region
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Bristol's "Pinnacle Development" Opening on I-81
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Uses Name "Pineapple Divine"
  • Organizers Prepare for Annual Asheville Topless Rally
  • Chafin Wins Puckett's Old Seat in Special Election
  • Woman Hits Two Others With Car After Johnson City Fight
  • Virginia Prepares for Same Sex Weddings
  • Smoke Shop Owner's Sentencing Hearing Delayed
  • No Kill Shelter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony Today
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Business Gets $25,000 Incentive to Expand in Downtown Bristol
  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Man After He Fled a Traffic Stop
  • Kingsport Man is Arrested After Cursing a Police Officer and Chasing Her Down
  • New Peoples Bank is Consolidating Four of Its Branches in VA and WV
  • Mother Pleads Guilty in Killing of 2 Year Old in Wise County



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