• Too Much of a Cute Thing: Kittens Flood County Shelters and Rescues

    Too Much of a Cute Thing: Kittens Flood County Shelters and Rescues0

    It’s that time of year again: kitten season. Every year from May to early fall, shelters and rescues across the country receive hundreds of kittens looking for homes. Most are from unwanted and unexpected litters, Loudoun County Animal Services Community Relations Manager Nicole Falceto said. Cats reach sexual maturity as early as four months of

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  • Wholistic Paws Opens Complementary Medicine Center in Ashburn

    Wholistic Paws Opens Complementary Medicine Center in Ashburn0

    While attending veterinary school at Virginia Tech, Dr. Krisi Erwin went to a weekend seminar for complementary medicine where visiting veterinarians talked about acupuncture, massage and herb therapy as a complement to conventional veterinary practices.  Combining the two is a holistic approach; considering your pet’s entire well-being and a mix of treatments, not just individual symptoms or

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  • Finding Forever Homes: FOHA’s Story

    Finding Forever Homes: FOHA’s Story0

    Nearly 50 years ago, Anne Lewis took a stray dog to a local shelter, hoping it would find a loving home. When Lewis went back to check on the dog, to her horror, she found it had been euthanized. “That got her mission rolling,” said Tracey Griffith, Friends of Homeless Animals’ Program Manager, the group

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  • Loudoun Animal Shelter to Offer Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine

    Loudoun Animal Shelter to Offer Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine0

    Loudoun County Animal Services is offering a low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic to help pet owners meet state-required cat and dog vaccination requirements. The clinic will be open for cats and dogs, noon to 3 p.m. April 23 at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike in Waterford. All cats and dogs over the age

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  • Loudoun Remembers Lost Pets

    Loudoun Remembers Lost Pets0

    For the ninth year in a row, Loudoun pet owners gathered April 4 to remember lost pets at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg. Candle flames dotted the rows of seats as county residents shared in grief, healing and remembrance. “This is a time of rebirth and renewal. We’re getting together here in the spring so while

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  • Purcellville Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges

    Purcellville Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges0

    Thomas Hockett, 28, of Purcellville is facing a felony animal cruelty charge in connection with the alleged abuse and shooting death of his dog. Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) conducted an investigation following the dog’s death, which occurred after the dog allegedly bit a 19-month-old child in the man’s home. Hocket is accused of beating the

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