This pup needs a permanent home

Can you give this dog a home?

Can you give this dog a home?

This pup was found neglected and emaciated a couple of weeks ago by some Davidson teen librarians during a trip to Charlotte. He’s in need of a forever family.

He has been evaluated and given shots at a veterinarian. The dog appears to be about 2 years old, unneutered, with a very sweet disposition. He is a sweetheart who gets along with other dogs and toddler-aged children. Continue Reading

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Lucy is missing

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy has been missing since Nov 13 from the Windward condos. She is very mild-mannered and recently had surgery. She has staples on her belly (that are due to be removed this week), so if someone picks her up they’re bound to feel them. Also, she is not familiar with the area, so she will wander. If found, please contact KC at (704) 576-2277.

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Cornelius Animal Shelter pets of the week

Bella and Lola

Bella and Lola

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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Dudley, raptor center’s owl ambassador, dies at 30

Dudley was 30, more than double the expected lifespan of an owl in the wild. (Carolina Raptor Center photo)

Dudley was 30, more than double the expected lifespan of an owl in the wild. (Carolina Raptor Center photo)

Carolina Raptor Center announcement
HUNTERSVILLE – Long-time resident of Carolina Raptor Center, Dudley, the Great Horned Owl, passed away Sunday morning from complications from a tumor.

The tumor was found in a routine exam by staff on Thursday. Emergency surgery was performed by Dr. Dave Scott. After the initial procedure, Dudley showed some improvement. It was clear, however, early Sunday that he was declining quickly and staff gathered to say their goodbyes. Continue Reading

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Pit Bull found on Jetton Street – yours?

Found on Jetton Street in Davidson.

Found on Jetton Street in Davidson.

Davidson Police are looking for the owner of a brown male Pit Bull found Thursday night, Nov. 13, around 8:15pm. A person who found the dog said it was originally spotted in the 700 block of Jetton Street.

The dog has a rabies tag 03-5234 from Westshore Animal Hospital in Denver. Police were unable to reach the hospital to check an ID. If you recognize this dog, call Davidson Police at 704-892-5131.

UPDATE: Dog and owner reunited as of Friday morning.

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Carolina Raptor Center unveils PhotoWILD winners

Best Composition “Naturally Shy” by Michael Trznadel, Charlotte.

Best Composition “Naturally Shy” by Michael Trznadel, Charlotte. Other photos below.

Four local photographers have won awards in the Carolina Raptor Center’s 2014 PhotoWILD Photo Contest. Winners were announced at the annual GoWILD Benefit Concert and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Photographers who participate in the Raptor Center’s bi-annual PhotoWILD photo shoots are eligible to participate in the event. Winners are: Continue Reading

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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 lost pet notices, news tips, information about upcoming events and links to your favorite animal articles elsewhere on the web to Michelle Marckwardt or the editor, editor@davidsonnews.net

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