dogs cats – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 03:58:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://klavlav.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/klav-150x150.png dogs cats – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ 32 32 33 dogs, cats and small animals seek loving homes as shelter sees increase in puppy admissions https://klavlav.org/33-dogs-cats-and-small-animals-seek-loving-homes-as-shelter-sees-increase-in-puppy-admissions/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/33-dogs-cats-and-small-animals-seek-loving-homes-as-shelter-sees-increase-in-puppy-admissions/ Meet the dogs, cats and small animals looking for a place to live forever – could you help? Rome, Rolo, Royal and Robin are just a few of the adorable pets longing to find their forever home after spending the winter in custody. They are part of the wonderful range of dogs, cats and small […]]]>

Meet the dogs, cats and small animals looking for a place to live forever – could you help?

Rome, Rolo, Royal and Robin are just a few of the adorable pets longing to find their forever home after spending the winter in custody.

They are part of the wonderful range of dogs, cats and small animals currently living at Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter.

And while they are cared for by a team of dedicated and loving staff, they seek to find a loving owner who can provide them with a happy home.

Some pets living in these shelters have spent months or even years waiting for an owner to give them the happy, comfortable life they deserve.

Bear the Siberian Husky is currently one of Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter’s oldest residents and the staff would love for him to find his forever happiness.

The “stunning boy” featured on ChronicleLive’s Facebook Live recently won over viewers with his beautiful blue eyes.

However, shelter staff say they are starting to notice an increase in the arrival of puppies to placement centers in the UK and have recently had a few young arrivals themselves.

Getting a pet is a big commitment, so it’s important to do your research before adopting an animal.

But for those who are able to commit to giving a pet a home, they can receive a lifetime of love in return.

Each relocation center may still apply Covid-safe procedures and it is best to visit their website to stay up to date with their current procedures.

More information and inquiries about pets living at Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter can be found by visiting their website here.

Here are the adorable dogs, cats and small animals who are currently looking for their forever home in the Northeast.

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Pet rego deadline is approaching | Shepparton News https://klavlav.org/pet-rego-deadline-is-approaching-shepparton-news/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 03:38:20 +0000 https://klavlav.org/pet-rego-deadline-is-approaching-shepparton-news/ The registration deadline is approaching: Register your pets with the council. Strathbogie Shire Council reminds pet owners that registrations must be renewed by April 10. Residents with registered pets will soon receive a notice in the mail with their annual registration fee invoice. Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Laura Binks said it was also a timely […]]]>

The registration deadline is approaching: Register your pets with the council.

Strathbogie Shire Council reminds pet owners that registrations must be renewed by April 10.

Residents with registered pets will soon receive a notice in the mail with their annual registration fee invoice.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Laura Binks said it was also a timely reminder for anyone who has recently welcomed a new cat or dog into their home or recently moved to the area that they should register their pets with the council.

“It’s an easy process to register your pet with the council. All you have to do is visit our council offices at 109A Binney St, Euroa, complete a pet registration form. company and pay your fees with our friendly customer service team,” said Cr Binks.

“Cats and dogs aged three months or over must be registered with the council and they must be microchipped before check-in.”

Cr Binks said registering dogs and cats was important for many reasons and it increased the chances that animals would be returned to their owners if they got lost.

Registration provides a range of other important services, including:

• a municipal identification tag to be worn by your pet;

• a lost and found service, which guarantees that if your animal is found bearing the municipal identification bookmark, you will be notified;

• municipal services to respond to calls about stray dogs or dog attacks, including removing aggressive dogs from the streets, so you and your pet can walk safely;

• municipal services to deal with nuisance problems, such as barking dogs, trespassing cats and ownerless animals;

• municipal control of ‘dangerous’, ‘threatening’ and ‘restricted breed’ dogs in your area, which ensures that they do not pose a threat to the community;

• municipal control of pet shops, boarding houses, catteries, pounds, shelters and animal breeding and training businesses, which ensures that they comply with the basic standards of animal welfare imposed by law;

• A state government education program for schools which visits all primary schools in Victoria and teaches children about dog safety and how to be a responsible pet owner; and

• A state government education program for preschools that teaches children and parents how to avoid dog attacks at home and in public places.

“We encourage members of the community to be responsible pet owners, register your pet and ensure they wear their ID tag at all times,” Cr Binks said.

More information on registering your pet can be found at https://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/residents/pets-a-livestock/dog-a-cat-registration

For more information on responsible pet ownership, visit www.pets.info.vic.gov.au

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Pet rego deadline is approaching | river herald https://klavlav.org/pet-rego-deadline-is-approaching-river-herald/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 03:38:20 +0000 https://klavlav.org/pet-rego-deadline-is-approaching-river-herald/ The registration deadline is approaching: Register your pets with the council. Strathbogie Shire Council reminds pet owners that registrations must be renewed by April 10. Residents with registered pets will soon receive a notice in the mail with their annual registration fee invoice. Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Laura Binks said it was also a timely […]]]>

The registration deadline is approaching: Register your pets with the council.

Strathbogie Shire Council reminds pet owners that registrations must be renewed by April 10.

Residents with registered pets will soon receive a notice in the mail with their annual registration fee invoice.

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Laura Binks said it was also a timely reminder for anyone who has recently welcomed a new cat or dog into their home or recently moved to the area that they should register their pets with the council.

“It’s an easy process to register your pet with the council. All you have to do is visit our council offices at 109A Binney St, Euroa, complete a pet registration form. company and pay your fees with our friendly customer service team,” said Cr Binks.

“Cats and dogs aged three months or over must be registered with the council and they must be microchipped before check-in.”

Cr Binks said registering dogs and cats was important for many reasons and it increased the chances that animals would be returned to their owners if they got lost.

Registration provides a range of other important services, including:

• a municipal identification tag to be worn by your pet;

• a lost and found service, which guarantees that if your animal is found bearing the municipal identification bookmark, you will be notified;

• municipal services to respond to calls about stray dogs or dog attacks, including removing aggressive dogs from the streets, so you and your pet can walk safely;

• municipal services to deal with nuisance problems, such as barking dogs, trespassing cats and ownerless animals;

• municipal control of ‘dangerous’, ‘threatening’ and ‘restricted breed’ dogs in your area, which ensures that they do not pose a threat to the community;

• municipal control of pet shops, boarding houses, catteries, pounds, shelters and animal breeding and training businesses, which ensures that they comply with the basic standards of animal welfare imposed by law;

• A state government education program for schools which visits all primary schools in Victoria and teaches children about dog safety and how to be a responsible pet owner; and

• A state government education program for preschools that teaches children and parents how to avoid dog attacks at home and in public places.

“We encourage members of the community to be responsible pet owners, register your pet and ensure they wear their ID tag at all times,” Cr Binks said.

More information on registering your pet can be found at https://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/residents/pets-a-livestock/dog-a-cat-registration

For more information on responsible pet ownership, visit www.pets.info.vic.gov.au

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Here’s an Art Exhibit in the Yucaipa Animal Placement Society’s Cage-Free Cattery – Redlands Daily Facts https://klavlav.org/heres-an-art-exhibit-in-the-yucaipa-animal-placement-societys-cage-free-cattery-redlands-daily-facts/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 20:34:26 +0000 https://klavlav.org/heres-an-art-exhibit-in-the-yucaipa-animal-placement-societys-cage-free-cattery-redlands-daily-facts/ The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) ​​is hosting its first Creative Critters Art Show from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, February 25 in the YAPS cage-free cattery. The event will feature artwork created by over 40 Yucaipa High School students, artwork by Yucaipa High School art teachers, and artwork by 10 local artists. The donated art […]]]>

The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) ​​is hosting its first Creative Critters Art Show from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, February 25 in the YAPS cage-free cattery.

The event will feature artwork created by over 40 Yucaipa High School students, artwork by Yucaipa High School art teachers, and artwork by 10 local artists.

The donated art will be auctioned off to the highest bidder via a silent auction and all proceeds will benefit YAPS homeless cats and dogs pending adoption, according to a press release.

Entries from participating students will be eligible to win prizes. The auction and prices will be announced at 7 p.m.

Local artists who have donated artwork for the show are Athene Johnston, Kitty Stephens, Janet Esparza and Carol Lima, who are members of the Redlands Art Association; and Mike McAlmond, Marsi Gutierrez, Aurora Cobb, Mary Beth Coutts, Jeff Rosenfeld and Dave McGann.

Stephens and Esparza also serve as jurors for works submitted by Yucaipa High School students.

Athene Johnston, another member of the participating Redlands Art Association, is 90 and has been most prolific with her art in her 80s. She studied oil painting in college and later took a refresher course at Crafton Hills College under Marc Wurmbrand.

“You’re never too old to appreciate art,” Johnston said in the press release. “Art taught me to really observe my surroundings.”

Free entry. Food, beverages and YAPS merchandise will be available for purchase.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to info@yaps.org or 909-790-1440.

YAPS is a nonprofit animal rescue organization that works to prevent the euthanasia of dogs and cats at area animal shelters by providing animals with a temporary home until a permanent home can be found, according to the press release. It also welcomes the pets of people who can no longer have them at home.

In 2021, 402 pets were adopted by YAPS, according to the press release.

The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society is located at 11937 13th St., Yucaipa. For more information, visit YAPS.org.

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Here’s an art exhibit in the cage-free cattery of the Yucaipa Animal Placement Society – Press Enterprise https://klavlav.org/heres-an-art-exhibit-in-the-cage-free-cattery-of-the-yucaipa-animal-placement-society-press-enterprise/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 20:33:03 +0000 https://klavlav.org/heres-an-art-exhibit-in-the-cage-free-cattery-of-the-yucaipa-animal-placement-society-press-enterprise/ The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) ​​is hosting its first Creative Critters Art Show from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, February 25 in the YAPS cage-free cattery. The event will feature artwork created by over 40 Yucaipa High School students, artwork by Yucaipa High School art teachers, and artwork by 10 local artists. The donated art […]]]>

The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) ​​is hosting its first Creative Critters Art Show from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, February 25 in the YAPS cage-free cattery.

The event will feature artwork created by over 40 Yucaipa High School students, artwork by Yucaipa High School art teachers, and artwork by 10 local artists.

The donated art will be auctioned off to the highest bidder via a silent auction and all proceeds will benefit YAPS homeless cats and dogs pending adoption, according to a press release.

Entries from participating students will be eligible to win prizes. The auction and prices will be announced at 7 p.m.

Local artists who have donated artwork for the show are Athene Johnston, Kitty Stephens, Janet Esparza and Carol Lima, who are members of the Redlands Art Association; and Mike McAlmond, Marsi Gutierrez, Aurora Cobb, Mary Beth Coutts, Jeff Rosenfeld and Dave McGann.

Stephens and Esparza also serve as jurors for works submitted by Yucaipa High School students.

Athene Johnston, another member of the participating Redlands Art Association, is 90 and has been most prolific with her art in her 80s. She studied oil painting in college and later took a refresher course at Crafton Hills College under Marc Wurmbrand.

“You’re never too old to appreciate art,” Johnston said in the press release. “Art taught me to really observe my surroundings.”

Free entry. Food, beverages and YAPS merchandise will be available for purchase.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to info@yaps.org or 909-790-1440.

YAPS is a nonprofit animal rescue organization that works to prevent the euthanasia of dogs and cats at area animal shelters by providing animals with a temporary home until a permanent home can be found, according to the press release. It also welcomes the pets of people who can no longer have them at home.

In 2021, 402 pets were adopted by YAPS, according to the press release.

The Yucaipa Animal Placement Society is located at 11937 13th St., Yucaipa. For more information, visit YAPS.org.

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Camilla’s rescue dog challenges Paul O’Grady’s pooch https://klavlav.org/camillas-rescue-dog-challenges-paul-ogradys-pooch/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 13:00:33 +0000 https://klavlav.org/camillas-rescue-dog-challenges-paul-ogradys-pooch/ J he Duchess of Cornwall and her rescue dog Beth took on TV star Paul O’Grady and his pup Sausage in a canine showdown. The two friends’ pooches battled it out on Tuesday in a dog training game known as ‘Temptation Alley’ in which contestants are encouraged to ignore treats and dog toys on either […]]]>
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he Duchess of Cornwall and her rescue dog Beth took on TV star Paul O’Grady and his pup Sausage in a canine showdown.

The two friends’ pooches battled it out on Tuesday in a dog training game known as ‘Temptation Alley’ in which contestants are encouraged to ignore treats and dog toys on either side of them and run straight to their owner at the other end.

Camilla, 74, was at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home rural center in Brands Hatch, Kent, in her role as patron of the charity.

She rehomed two Jack Russell Terriers through the organization, Beth and her pal Bluebell – who also attended but deemed too naughty to participate.

O’Grady is Battersea’s ambassador and was filming his TV show, For The Love of Dogs, which Camilla and Beth will star in.

Upon entering, Camilla was delighted to see “Bethy” already waiting for her and made a big fuss of her. “What could go wrong,” she laughed, rolling her eyes.

Dog behavior manager Ali Taylor placed the dogs at one end of the room with the staff member and told the Duchess and O’Grady to stand at the other end ready to call their dogs.

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“Mine doesn’t speak English!” O’Grady interjected. “She is from Romania and has a Polish chip! »

Camilla and Beth went first, with Camilla holding a squeaky yellow ball in her hand and encouraging Beth to run towards her.

With only a very slight detour at first to retrieve another ball, Beth made it to her mistress – albeit outside the fairway.

She got another chance and had to be dragged away, barking in excitement as she had the chance to run towards her.

Squatting on the floor, Camilla made a big deal out of her. “She did well,” O’Grady admitted.

Then it was the turn of rescue dog Sausage. She was led to the back of the room but made it clear, despite the presenter’s frantic squeak of a toy pig, that she was going to head for the treats.

After sucking down a few morsels of food, she ran over to the photographers and seemed more eager to say hello.

Camilla and Beth duly received a small trophy for their win.

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Battersea Brands Hatch, opened in 1999, is used for dogs and cats suffering from stress or anxiety in busy central London.

It is surrounded by 12 acres of fields and has been home to around 3,000 dogs and cats in the past five years alone.

Upon arrival, Camilla was greeted by a ‘dog honor guard’ and met some of the strays looking for homes.

She greeted her friend O’Grady warmly with kisses and was introduced to Sausage.

She’s a bit of an escape artist, I hear,” Camilla said of the wire-haired dachshund.

Inside the cattery, she picked up Bell, a nine-week-old kitten who, along with her brother Jingle, is looking for a home. “Hello, you’re very nice,” she said.

Earlier, a radio station gave the Prince of Wales his own royal request show.

Sheppey FM, a community radio station in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, played the heir to the throne’s favorite songs when he visited the town with Camilla.

The playlist during the 46-minute royal visit was an eclectic mix, ranging from Givin’ Up, Givin’ In by old favorites The Three Degrees to La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf, Upside Down by Diana Ross and Charles Trenet singing The Sea.

Prince Charles visited Sheppey Matters at the Sheerness Healthy Living Center and met with community groups who help and promote the health of the local community

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But when Charles and Camilla walked into the studio and he was asked to choose a favourite, he came up with something that wasn’t on the list: ‘I tell you what, if you have something from Jools Holland’ , he said, giving a namecheck to his old friend, a regular visitor to Sandringham when the prince is in residence during the summer. “He lives in Kent.”

Presenters Maz Camilleri and Anna Gillingham-Sutton, who said they Googled the prince’s favorite songs, found him a song featuring Holland and Ruby Turner, You Are So Beautiful.

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Kennels in Leeds: The Best Dog Boarding & Cattery Near Me According to Google Review https://klavlav.org/kennels-in-leeds-the-best-dog-boarding-cattery-near-me-according-to-google-review/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 11:26:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/kennels-in-leeds-the-best-dog-boarding-cattery-near-me-according-to-google-review/ With midterm fast approaching and vacations booked, many of us want to plan vacations for our pets as well. Read more Read more Destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport: 9 February mid-term vacation spots you can… It can be nerve-wracking to take care of your beloved furry friend while you’re away, but there are excellent rural […]]]>

With midterm fast approaching and vacations booked, many of us want to plan vacations for our pets as well.

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Destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport: 9 February mid-term vacation spots you can…

It can be nerve-wracking to take care of your beloved furry friend while you’re away, but there are excellent rural kennels and catteries for your pet, including spaces for other small animals such as than guinea pigs and rabbits.

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There are excellent local kennels and catteries for your pet, including spaces for other small animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits. Photo: Getty

Here are six of the highest rated kennels in Leeds based on reviews left on Google.

Tong Road, Farnley, Leeds, LS12 5EW

Beulah Farm Kennels and Cattery on Tong Road offers plenty of space for dogs and cats when their owners are on vacation.

A caring and professional environment for pets is provided, with modern, heated boarding facilities.

It is rated four out of five stars on Google Review, with owners saying:

“Very secure facility. Very competent and friendly staff. Good value for money.

“Lovely place and wonderful staff.”

Gildersome Lane, New Farnley, Leeds, LS12 6JH

Crystal Spring has been caring for pets for 50 years at its boarding house, providing spaces for dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals.

It is rated 4.6 out of five stars on Google Review, with owners saying:

“Lovely ladies, lovely kennel. Been using them for years.”

“Awesome. Like home for my pet.”

Beeston Park Boarding and Cattery

45 Gipsy Ln, Beeston, Leeds LS11 5TT

Beeston Park Boarding Kennels is rated 4.3 out of five stars on Google Review, with owners saying:

“We have been using the kennels for over 4 years and our dogs love the place. The staff are really nice, nothing is too much trouble.”

“Great people have always looked after our dogs, would definitely recommend.”

Contact Beeston Park Boarding Kennels by calling 0113 270 8381.

Carlton Hall Farm, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7BG

Carlton Boarding Kennels is nestled in Yeadon and is rated 4.3 out of five stars on Google Review.

It welcomes both holidays and overnight stays and offers areas for dogs and cats.

Here’s what owners had to say about kennels:

“This kennel is awesome! The people there are really nice and very very nice. I’m so glad to have them near my home. I’ve used their services many times over the years and have always been very happy.”

“I was a little worried as I didn’t know what to expect, but my dogs were happy to see me and weren’t upset or scared.”

Low Common, Methley, Leeds LS26 9AG

Laburbum Kennels offers spaces for dogs and cats, and is rated 4.9 out of five stars on Google Review.

“I can’t recommend Nina, Jackie, Deb, Carol and the gang any more! They are amazing and always look after our little Freddie so much that he gets super excited when he knows he’s going to be staying with them for a few weeks!”

“From inquiry to booking and collection, your fur baby is their priority, friendly happy staff who seem to love all of their fur customers and mine was very well cared for and happy.”

Book at Laburbum Kennels by calling 01977 512864.

Ayranbrau kennels and cattery

Scholebrook Lane, Bankhouse, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 8DY

Ayranbrau Kennels has been in operation for over ten years and offers spaces for cats and dogs.

It is rated 4.9 out of five stars on Google Review, with owners saying:

“The cattery was in great condition, clean and well maintained. My cats seemed to get on well there and might even have enjoyed the experience, which is high praise from two hard-to-please cats.”

“Took care of my little guy Oreo when we went on vacation! The owner is fantastic and you can tell she really cares about the animals!”

To book please call 07765 022937

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Camilla’s Rescue Dog Beth Takes Victory in Celebrity Dog Show https://klavlav.org/camillas-rescue-dog-beth-takes-victory-in-celebrity-dog-show/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 17:17:20 +0000 https://klavlav.org/camillas-rescue-dog-beth-takes-victory-in-celebrity-dog-show/ It was a battle royal today as the Duchess of Cornwall – and her rescue dog, Beth – took on TV star Paul O’Grady and his abandoned pup, Sausage, in the ultimate canine showdown. The two pooches battled it out in a dog training game known as Temptation Alley in which contestants are encouraged to […]]]>

It was a battle royal today as the Duchess of Cornwall – and her rescue dog, Beth – took on TV star Paul O’Grady and his abandoned pup, Sausage, in the ultimate canine showdown.

The two pooches battled it out in a dog training game known as Temptation Alley in which contestants are encouraged to ignore dog treats and toys on either side and run straight for their owner on the other end .

The Duchess, 74, was at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home rural center in Brands Hatch, Kent, in her role as patron of the charity.

She rehomed two Jack Russell terriers through the organization, Beth and her pal Bluebell, who also attended but deemed too naughty to participate.

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Mr O’Grady, a Battersea Ambassador, was filming his hit TV show For The Love Of Dogs, which Camilla and Beth will star in.

As she entered, Camilla was delighted to see “Bethy” waiting for her and made a big fuss of her. “What could go wrong,” she laughed, rolling her eyes.

Dog behavior manager Ali Taylor placed the dogs at one end of the room with a member of staff and told Camilla and Mr O’Grady to stand at the other end ready to call their dogs .

Mr. O’Grady interjected: “Mine doesn’t speak English!” She comes from Romania and has a Polish chip!

Camilla and Beth went first with the Duchess holding a squeaky yellow ball in her hand and encouraging Beth to run towards her.

With only a very slight detour at first to retrieve another ball, Beth made it to her mistress – albeit outside the fairway.

She got another chance and had to be dragged away from Camilla, barking in excitement as she ran towards her.

Crouching on the floor, Camilla made a big fuss of herself with Mr O’Grady, admitting: ‘She did well’.

Then it was Sausage’s turn. She was led to the back of the room but made it clear, despite the presenter’s frantic squeal of a toy pig, that she was going to head for the treats.

After sucking down a few morsels of food, she ran over to the photographers and seemed more eager to say hello.

Battersea Ambassador Mr O’Grady was filming his hit TV show For The Love Of Dogs, which Camilla and Beth will star in

Camilla and Beth duly received a small trophy for their win.

“She’s pretty good with people, but less good with other dogs,” Camilla confessed.

Battersea Brands Hatch, which opened in 1999, is a country retreat for dogs and cats suffering from stress or anxiety in bustling central London.

It is surrounded by 12 acres of fields and has been home to around 3,000 dogs and cats in the past five years alone.

Upon arrival, Camilla was greeted by a ‘dog honor guard’ and met some of the strays looking for homes.

She warmly welcomed her friend Mr. O’Grady with kisses and was introduced to Sausage. “She’s a bit of an escape artist, I hear,” Camilla said of the wire-haired dachshund.

Inside the cattery, she picked up Bell, a nine-week-old kitten who, along with her brother Jingle, is looking for a home. “Hello, you’re very nice,” she said.

Camilla showed the kitten to the camera but then had to wriggle free after the animal was grabbed trying to climb on her coat. “They have pretty strong claws! she exclaimed.

She was also lucky enough to spend time with an elderly West Highland white terrier who was brought to her Battersea by her owners as they had other dogs.

He is currently undergoing medical treatment so that he can be deemed fit and healthy before being relocated.

“Hello George,” Camilla said. “He’s very lively for his age, isn’t he?”

Speaking after the visit, Mr O’Grady praised the Duchess’ commitment to Battersea, saying: “I just love her.” She is great. What I find wonderful is that she also has two local dogs. She puts her money where her mouth is. She’s a fantastic ambassador for the charity. If Sausage and I were going to lose to anyone, it might as well be her!

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Photos show Camilla meeting Paul O’Grady at Battersea Brands Hatch https://klavlav.org/photos-show-camilla-meeting-paul-ogrady-at-battersea-brands-hatch/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 12:39:51 +0000 https://klavlav.org/photos-show-camilla-meeting-paul-ogrady-at-battersea-brands-hatch/ The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have started their one-day visit to Kent. The Royals made their first stop of the day at Sheppey Matters, based at the Sheerness Healthy Living Center this morning (February 2). Here they encountered community groups that help and promote a healthy lifestyle in the immediate community. […]]]>

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have started their one-day visit to Kent.

The Royals made their first stop of the day at Sheppey Matters, based at the Sheerness Healthy Living Center this morning (February 2).

Here they encountered community groups that help and promote a healthy lifestyle in the immediate community.

READ MORE: Follow our live updates from today’s royal tour

Their Royal Highnesses also met a refugee family who have settled in the county.

But the Royals have now split their time – with Camilla moving to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (Battersea Brands Hatch) branch in Crowhurst Lane, Ash.



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The Duchess of Cornwall is a patron of the charity and today marks her first visit.

The staff members welcomed Camilla and took her to visit the kennels and the cattery.



Paul O’Grady and Sausage eagerly await the arrival of Camilla and her dogs

Paul O’Grady was also on hand for most of the morning with his dog Sausage the dachshund in his role as Battersea Ambassador.

He is the face of the ITV show, For the Love of Dogs, documenting the journeys of dogs in search of forever homes.

Paul has lived in Aldington for over two decades.

Together they took a brief walk through the woods with one of the rescue dogs who has yet to find his loving home.

The Duchess’ own dogs, Beth and Bluebell, who accompanied their owner on tour, will be invited to join one of Paul O’Grady’s dogs in a training challenge known as Temptation Alley.

The premise of the game is that dogs are encouraged to ignore dog treats laid out on one path and walk straight towards their owner at the other end.

To keep up to date with Prince Charles and Camilla’s movements in Kent today, tap here.

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The Art of Caring for Kitty… in Cotton City https://klavlav.org/the-art-of-caring-for-kitty-in-cotton-city/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 23:37:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/the-art-of-caring-for-kitty-in-cotton-city/ By Dawn Aerts They come from places like Lordsburg and Cotton City, others come from Tucson and beyond. “It all started with a friend who needed a home for a stray cat and a neighbor with a litter of abandoned kittens, so I took them in,” said Mininger, who has fostered dozens of felines over […]]]>

By Dawn Aerts

They come from places like Lordsburg and Cotton City, others come from Tucson and beyond. “It all started with a friend who needed a home for a stray cat and a neighbor with a litter of abandoned kittens, so I took them in,” said Mininger, who has fostered dozens of felines over the years.

“But the need has grown so much,” Mininger said of his Cotton City haven. In recent years, she has started following social posts, responding to calls about homeless cats and abandoned wild animals. “The animal shelter is open again in Lordsburg,” Mininger said as she cuddled 2-month-old kittens in her lap. “But I follow the media messages and there is such a need for foster homes.”

At her home, cats are cared for, nursing kittens are bottle fed and some homeless or injured people are brought to her home – no questions asked.

In recent years, she has partnered with volunteer and wildlife expert Kim Tankersley, who also has a heart for homeless or injured felines with or without kittens. “She’s getting calls about feral cats or people posting notes to help them, which means getting out there and trying to trap, spay then release (TNR) again.”

It houses a handful of wild animals in a storage barn which also serves as a “cattery”. Her temporary adoptees need bags of cat food, kitty litter and sometimes veterinary care with bills that add up.

Still others are domestic cats that need permanent homes. Today, you can find up to 30 cats living and hovering around the house, around the barn, free-roaming cats that she says are compatible with the multiple ducks, chickens, goats and four dogs that live in harmony with his family.

“When the numbers snowballed was when the local shelter closed (last year) – and I took in at least 15 more cats over a six month period.”

According to Roxann Randall, a former member of Lordsburg City Council and a volunteer at the shelter, the need has increased with the closure and the absence of an animal control officer (ACO) on site. “Unfortunately there were a lot of animals running around Lordsburg,” Randall said. “Before that, we did our best to return dogs and cats to their owners, or do an adoption; find a foster home or (if necessary) transport them to another shelter,” Randall said of the 2015-2019 period.

“The location was good, but the building needed upgrades from ceilings and plumbing to electrical, heating and air conditioning systems.

“The county needs foster families to help animals awaiting adoption, or those going to another rescue… In some cases, it’s a matter of time, so foster families can save a life.” Mininger, Randall and Kim Tankersley (rescue volunteer) often work with groups that rescue, place or find temporary homes.

As a rescue volunteer, Mininger has also worked with Tankersley on feral cat abandonment and neutering and spaying issues. “Sometimes this project involves orphaned kittens left to starve under abandoned homes or finding them under trailers,” Minnger said.

“The work of trap, neutralize, return (TNR) is not easy. This is a “layout” to secure a cat or find their kittens using food bait in a carrier – This can take hours or days to do. Once a feral cat or (kittens) are safe, they may need medical or vet treatment,” Mininger said of a closet full of tiny bottles, antibiotics , Gerber jars and bandages.

You never know what you might find with a rescue.

“We have people who want to help save cats or are part of small organizations that post online,” Minger said. “But we didn’t have a facility open in Lordsburg, so I partnered with Tankersley to take in homeless cats from that area and places close to her home in Tucson.”

Spring is a “season of need” for homeless animals.

“It’s so important that people have their pets spayed, especially female cats. We are quite remote and a poorer community, but places like the High Desert Humane Society can help with some of that cost. She refers to coupons available (SNAP) to help defray some of the costs; and the Furry Friends of Lordsburg who can help solve the plight of homeless animals.

Randall, who has worked with the Lordsburg shelter and budget, has often helped with donations, kennels, staff, and building a network of foster families and volunteers. In 2016, she was awarded a $30,000 PetSmart grant to spay, neuter, and vaccinate animals in Hidalgo County. But these funds are probably exhausted.

Austin Cannon, the new Animal Control Officer (ACO) at Lordsburg, will open the doors to the shelter Monday through Friday and work to find an animal owner, adoption or foster home.

“My primary focus is maintaining the shelter, caring for the animals and finding owners,” Cannon said of dogs on leashes or with collars. “The groundwork for foster care has been laid, repairs have been made, but we need the help of volunteers, people to help, walk the dogs on a Saturday or consider donating food or supplies .”

Volunteers help with everything from kennel care and feeding to socializing pets. “It takes a lot of coordination to find an open rescue, they’re often full and you need volunteer drivers to transport them,” Randall said. “One employee can’t do everything.

Mininger and her children enjoy caring for cats in need of a good home and hope to add a “whimsical” cat cabin to their yard: “I’m looking for someone to adopt my two smallest kittens, Bonnie and Clyde . They deserve to have a forever home.

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