Improvements coming to Virginia Horse Center

Alexandria Whisenant has owned her horse, Maria, for five years. She says they've traveled to several horse centers across the east coast.

Deaf Dogs Rock raises $5,700 during awareness week

Deaf Dogs Rock

Deaf Dogs Rock raises thousands of dollars in just one week

A non-profit organization in Roanoke is continuing to help deaf dogs around the world. Deaf Dog Awareness Week was September 20 -26, according to Deaf Dogs Rock CEO and President Christina Lee.

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Roanoke animal clinic offering free vaccines and microchips

Mountain View Humane received almost nearly $10,000 in grants and is offering free vaccines and microchips for dogs and cats with spay and neuter operations.

Emergency officials urge pet owners to have a plan


Emergency officials urge pet owners to have a plan

Emergency officials in Roanoke want to make sure you and your pets are ready for any and everything.Dr. Maureen Noftsinger leads the Community Animal Response Team in Roanoke.

Acupuncture helping pets suffering from injuries

Acupuncture for your pets?

As you know more and more health professionals are combining traditional and alternative treatments for patients--veterinarians are doing the same.

Kojak the dog

Courtesy of BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Veterinarian uses leeches to treat dog with cancer

It sounds like a move pulled straight from medieval times, but leeches are used in modern veterinary medicine, particularly by reconstructive surgeons.


Roanoke man trying to raise awareness about beekeeping importance

One of Bill Dwyer's colonies has more than 80,000 bees. While the other has less than 30,000. It's called Colony Collapse Disorder, and he thinks most of it has to do with pesticides used on plants.

Richmond woman recovering after bear attack at Douthat State Park

About 21 trails on the park's west side were closed while rangers investigated the area.


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    20-pound pup ferociously chases off bears

    Jules may weigh only 20 pounds, but that didn’t stop her from defending her family and home against three bears weighing at least 100 pounds each.

    On Friday afternoon, two one-year-old bears and their mother wandered into David Hernandez’s  Monrovia, California yard.

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  • Dog treats recalled over salmonella concern

    Good N Stuff Beefhide Chicken Strips


    Salix Animal Health has voluntarily recalled “Good ‘N’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because of the possibility of salmonella contamination

  • Why your cat needs an iPad

    cat playing digital game

    FroliCat via CNN

    The old ball of yarn isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to cat toys.

  • Dog hits gear shift, drives truck into lake

    Maine truck into lake

    Ellsworth, Maine Police Department

    Police: dog caused its owner’s truck to roll into a lake

  • Is this the world's luckiest koala?

    Bear Gryllis, the world's luckiest Koala bear

    Michael Hughes via CNN

    A koala dubbed "Bear Grylls" is due to be released back into the wild in South Australia after it miraculously survived being hit by a car traveling along a highway.

    Named after British adventurer and TV personality, Michael "Bear" Grylls, the koala ...

  • PETA: Monkey has copyright to famous selfie

    Selfie monkey

    David J Slater

    One is an endangered monkey with a cheesy grin. The other is a wildlife photographer who had just stepped away from his camera.

    The two are at the center of a federal lawsuit filed by PETA, which wants the crested black macaque to win the copyright o...


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