• 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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  • Canines-N-Kids Foundation Gets Petco Grant for Cancer Research

    Canines-N-Kids Foundation Gets Petco Grant for Cancer Research0

    The Canines-N-Kids Foundation has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Petco Foundation, a Founding Partner of the new northern Virginia-based nonprofit, to raise awareness about innovative pediatric cancer treatments that also help dogs. The grant will help showcase the potential of comparative oncology, the study of similar cancers that occur in animals and people

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  • Loudoun to Consider Bulk Licensing of Dogs at Hunting, Breeding Kennels

    Loudoun to Consider Bulk Licensing of Dogs at Hunting, Breeding Kennels0

    Loudoun County dog owners pay an annual fee to license their dogs, per state law, but hunting and breeding kennels may be eligible for a bulk discount depending on what is recommended by the county’s Department of Animal Services — and what the Board of Supervisors decides. To inform that recommendation, Animal Services will host a public input

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  • Animal Adoptions Up, Euthanasia Down

    Animal Adoptions Up, Euthanasia Down0

    2016 Statistics Highlight Success of Loudoun Animal Services. Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) announced it saved 2,132 animals in 2016, more than in any other year in the agency’s history. Department of Animal Services Director Nina Stively credits policy and programmatic changes that helped increase adoptions and improve the health and welfare of shelter pets. “While

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  • Loudoun Woman Charged with Over 100 Counts of Animal Cruelty, Neglect

    Loudoun Woman Charged with Over 100 Counts of Animal Cruelty, Neglect0

    A Loudoun County woman is facing more than 100 charges of animal cruelty and neglect after Animal Control Officers found inadequate living conditions at a property south of Leesburg. On Dec. 14, Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) received custody of 96 chickens, two dogs, three rabbits, two geese, five ducks and four pot belly pigs

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