Would you foster a lost or homeless pet?

When lost or unwanted animals turn up in Davidson, they’re often brought to Davidson police headquarters and wind up in the town’s temporary kennel on West Walnut Street. Police hold the animals as long as they can until they’re back at home, or in new homes. Jenny Brule thinks there’s more we can do.

The McConnell resident is recruiting volunteers willing to foster lost and surrendered pets in their homes until owners are found. Continue Reading

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Bark in the Park Saturday at Rural Hill

bark in the park logoMore than 5,000 dogs and as 15,000 human visitors are expected for the 9th annual Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival this Saturday, April 26, at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. The festival will include performances, live music, contests, food and vendors. Sponsors and vendors are being sought now.  Continue Reading

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Cornelius Animal Shelter pets of the week

Dublin and Garfield

Dublin and Garfield

The Cornelius Animal Shelter has pets available for adoption. For more information about these or other adoptable pets, please contact the Cornelius Police Department. The shelter is open Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. It is also open on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Read on for more about this week’s pets. Continue Reading

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Bark for Life Saturday at Birkdale Village

BarkforLifeLogoHUNTERSVILLE - Bark For Life of Lake Norman will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 19, 2014, from 8 to 11am, in Birkdale Village, Huntersville.  This is a noncompetitive 1.5-mile walk for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society.   Continue Reading

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Dog found on Davidson Gateway Drive

Found along Davidson Gateway Drive.

Found along Davidson Gateway Drive.

This female Husky mix was found in the Davidson Gateway Drive / Exit 30 area Thursday around 3pm. She does have a collar, but no tag and no microchip was discovered. The dog is being held at the Davidson police department temporary kennel. If you know this dog, call the police department at 704-892-5131.

MONDAY update: This dog has been returned to her owner. 

 

 

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Isabella is looking for a home

3-year-old Izzy needs a new home. Yours?

3-year-old Izzy needs a new home. Yours?

This gorgeous 3-year old cat is looking for a home. Isabella has been spayed, is up-to-date on her shots, and is ready to go to a new home.

She has very soft gray fur and big, beautiful green eyes. She is very loving and cuddly, and will be a great addition to the right home. Continue Reading

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DavidsonNews.net/pets

Welcome to our Pets page, with news of interest to animal lovers, events listings, adoptable pets of the week, and our lost and found pets listings. We're also looking for your favorite photos of your pets (and you, too).

Send news tips, information about upcoming events and links to your favorite animal articles elsewhere on the web to editor Michelle Marckwardt (photo), michelle.marckwardt @netzero.com. Have a lost pet? Send that to Michelle and the editor, editor@davidsonnews.net

More pet listings in Classifieds

See our Davidson Classifieds page for additional listings of pets in search of homes and pet-related services, such as dog-walking or pet-sitting, www.davidsonnews.net/classifieds.

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