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The importance of preventative pet care

Veterinarian: Preventative pet care can save you money in long run

We head to the doctor every now and then for checkups. Doing the same for your pet is just as important. But those expenses can add up.

Angels of Assisi gets more national attention

Angels of Assisi has been named one of five of the nation's top animal rescue responders.

Salem Red Sox help raise money for animal rescue


Salem Red Sox helps raise money for Smiles Forever Animal Rescue

The Salem Red Sox are playing for some four legged fans this weekend. Volunteers from Smiles Forever Animal Rescue will be serving food and drinks at the game on Sunday.

Virginia Safari Park

Virginia Safari Park responds to PETA complaints

PETA filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, asking the agency to investigate Virginia Safari Park and the Natural Bridge Zoo.

PETA asks USDA to investigate Natural Bridge Zoo, Virginia Safari Park

PETA filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday morning, asking the agency to investigate the Natural Bridge Zoo and Virginia Safari Park.

Angels of Assisi assists in Alabama animal case

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Employees with Angels of Assisi help save more than 300 animals in Alabama

A Roanoke animal rescue organization is getting hands on training across state lines. Staff members with Angels of Assisi in downtown Roanoke just returned from Alabama.

VSP shoots, kills dog in Southeast Roanoke


VSP shoots, kills dog in Southeast Roanoke during search for fugitive

A Roanoke resident is upset that his pit bull was left for hours next to a trash can in Southeast Roanoke after it was shot by Virginia State Police.

Bella visits WDBJ7

Bella is up for adoption at the Roanoke Valley SPCA

Bella is a lovely 5 year old mix of what we believe is Miniature Pinscher and Shiba Inu.


Twinkle and CoCo On Pet Stories


  • Hope saved from alligator

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    Florida woman pries pooch from gator's grasp

    It’s every dog owner’s nightmare: You look over and see a seven-and-a-half-foot alligator with its jaws clamped down on your pooch.

    Lori Beiswenger didn’t think twice when faces with just such a situation. She jumped into the swamp to save her nine-year-old pet Hope ...

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  • Hugging dogs saved by viral photo

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    Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

    Two dogs in a shelter, just hours away from being put to sleep, hugged their way to safety.

    The dogs -- Kala and Keira -- were photographed hugging each other in a cage at an unnamed shelter. In the photo, Kala's brown front legs and paws are in a tig...

  • World's 1st animal terminal planned for JFK

    JFK animal terminal

    The Ark at JFK

    An airport terminal with a swimming pool, suites equipped with flat-screen TVs, customized departure lounges and around-the-clock medical care sounds like a dream come true for airline passengers.

  • K-9 dies in hot police car in Georgia

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    A police K-9 died Thursday evening after being left for hours inside his handler's patrol car.

    Zane, a 5-year-old bloodhound, was found dead at the handler's residence in Rockdale County, Georgia, according to Conyers Police Department spokeswoman Kim...

  • New app helps owners find missing pets

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    Anyone who has lost a pet knows that gut-wrenching worry when they realize their dog is loose. A new smartphone app is using cutting edge technology to help to quickly spread the word.

  • Canadian family: Stop shaving our cat

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    A Canadian family says someone keeps shaving its pet cat.


Dog show happening at the Salem Civic Center


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