pets

Spay/Neuter Program encourages responsible pet ownership

Some of the best things that owning a dog or a cat can bring include unconditional love and companionship. But pets also bring their share of expenses, including food, vaccinations and, of course, the cost of spaying or neutering. The NCDA&CS Animal Welfare Section helps encourage responsible pet ownership by offering a spay and neuter […]

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Pets and fireworks don’t mix

You think fireworks are great on the Fourth of July…well, chances are your dog or cat disagrees. More pets are lost on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. According to PetAmberAlert, animal control officers across the country report a 30 percent increase in lost pets July 4-6, with July 5 […]

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N.C. pets ready in case of disaster

Earlier this week, Emergency Programs Director Sharron Stewart was on hand when the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program made a special presentation to Pamlico County Emergency Management. Pamlico County became the first in the country to receive an AKC Pet Relief Trailer, which holds supplies for at least 50 pets in the aftermath of a […]

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NCVMA podcast: Hurricane Preparedness for your pets

Last week’s tropical storm may have caused mostly minor headaches, but North Carolina is no stranger to weather events that cause substantial damage and uproot lives for days, weeks or even months at a time. It’s important to prepare your home and your farm for disasters. It’s equally important to plan for your furry and […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. HURRICANE IRENE HEADLINES “North Carolina farmers brace for Irene’s impact,” The Associated Press: Wilson Daughtry was among the Eastern […]

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Are you ready to evacuate with your pets?

Hurricane Floyd slowly passed over North Carolina on Sept. 16, 1999, dumping up to 24 inches of rain on eastern North Carolina. Coupled with the 15 inches that Hurricane Dennis had dumped on the state just weeks earlier, every river in eastern N.C. flooded.  People were forced to flee their homes due to rising floodwaters […]

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News Roundup: August 28 – September 3

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Perdue: N.C. dodged a bullet with Earl,” WRAL-TV: Hurricane Earl churned past the Outer Banks, and its powerful gusts […]

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Emergency animal sheltering training

With hurricane season just a little more than a month away, state and local governments are already preparing for the possible aftermath of a storm. In actuality, a disaster could strike at anytime and displace thousands of people – and with them, their pets. North Carolina learned a valuable lesson in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 20-26

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Organic advocates optimistic about new USDA rules,” Charlotte Observer: New federal rules that define what makes milk and meat […]

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