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, April 16, 2014

  • Governor Has Ceremonial Signing of Legislation to Aid Funding for The Falls
  • Delegate Kilgore Says Virginia corporation and Lee County may re-establish Small Hospital
  • Limestone Man Arrested for Domestic Violence
  • Man Threatens Suicide in Wise County Courtroom
  • SWVA Student in Trouble for Facebook Threats
  • Overcrowding in Bristol, VA Leads to Rezoning
  • Free Tuition Bill Headed to Governor Haslam's Desk
  • SWVA Man to Appear In Court For Beating Infant
  • Governor McAuliffe Will be in Bristol This Morning
  • Pharmacist from Coeburn Killed in Virginia Beach Robbery
  • Elder Abuse Case Delayed in Court
  • Virginia Intermont Merger Off
  • Former Grundy Firefighter Charged with Setting Wildfires
  • Several Local Sites Named to National Register of Historic Places



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