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A raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Cascade. The raccoon was found near Martinsville Highway. The Virginia Department of Health asks pet owners to vaccinate their pets immediately. Rabies can be deadly to humans to animals and humans. Here...
A fox in Danville has tested positive for rabies. The fox was found in the Henry Street part of the city. According to the Virginia Department of Health, rabies is preventable in animals through vaccinations, but fatal to both animals and humans once...
WDBJ7 ReporterSome people in Botetourt County say two pit bulls are terrorizing their neighborhood. But the pet owner says the dogs stay on his property and he isn't doing anything wrong in the eyes of the law. We know the two pit bulls have killed at least three...
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Dexter is a ten year old West Highland Terrier. His owner has terminal cancer and has moved into a facility that does not allow pets. He is heartbroken but has accepted that he can no longer care for his pet. The SPCA feels honored that the owner...
WDBJ7 ReporterRay Ray, a foster dog, is blind. "And Ray Ray likes to use his bowl as his cane," said Angela Honeycutt. Bianca, another dog available for adoption has a neurological condition. "She'll lose her balance and she rolls over a few times and then she'...
Assignment Manager4:15 p.m. update: The Roanoke County Fire Department just confirmed to Your Hometown News Leader that an electrical heat lamp malfunction under a deck is to blame for the fire. Once the fire sparked, it burned through the deck and into a kitchen...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterThe warning's been out for months. Now some dog treats are being pulled off of store shelves because they may contain trace amounts of a poultry antibiotic which is not approved for in the U.S. The treats in question are chicken jerky treats made in...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistNovember is National Pet Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a common disease in both cats and dogs. If left untreated, diabetes can be life threatening. Diabetes is manageable and if detected early enough, pets with the disease can live a normal life when...
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WDBJ7 ReporterTuesday was picture day for the dogs and cats at the Martinsville-Henry County Society for the Prevention and Cruelty of Animals, or SPCA. It's an advertising plea the center hopes will make room for nearly eight animals that will call this place home...
ReporterRoanoke can't adopt its way out of the fast growing pet population. That's according to a new clinic whose mission is to spay and neuter pets. The Mountain View Humane clinic just opened on Peter's Creek Road in Roanoke and it plans to be very busy. It'...
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