Tag: cats


Notification plan for local bus service changes related to inclement weather announced

The Central Shenandoah Planning Commission District announced the notification plan for changes to local bus service in the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta area related to inclement winter weather.

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association announces 2014 Rabies Awareness Week

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to sponsor a statewide effort to raise rabies awareness and promote health guidelines to safely vaccinate animals.

My Clean Kitchen: Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, we are compiling a list of our favorite MCK (My Clean Kitchen) summertime recipes. These are the recipes we’ll be serving tomorrow as we celebrate with friends and family.

Hurricane season: Be prepared to move pets

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) reminds pet owners to think now about how to care for their pets during a hurricane or summer storm.

Stone Cold Steve Austin on gay marriage: He supports it

When you see a headline promising you details on Stone Cold Steve Austin and his position on gay marriage, you don’t expect to read about how he supports it. But that is the case, as Austin revealed on his podcast this week.

Doug Driver Showed Wood Carvings at Timberville Broadway Senior Center

Members of Timberville Broadway Senior Center and Price Rotary Senior Center were pleased to have Doug Driver, president of Lantz Construction, come and visit this week.


Outbreak leads to changes at Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center

Through Monday, Oct. 21, the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center will not be accepting any cats, and adoptions will be limited during this time. The cat areas will be completely closed off to the public in order to allow for quarantining of the current cats and disinfecting the facility due to a recent Panleukopenia outbreak.

Controlling bears in Staunton

Recently there have been reports and sightings of black bears in the City of Staunton.

Earth Talk: Cats and bird populations

While it is true that habitat loss as a result of human encroachment is a primary threat to birds and wildlife of all kinds, outdoor cats are no doubt exacerbating the loss of biodiversity as their numbers swell and they carry on their instinctual business of hunting.

Earth Talk | Do cats have to be carnivores?

Dear EarthTalk: I don’t eat meat, for a variety of ethical and environmental reasons, and I’d rather not feed it to my cat, either. Do cats have to be carnivores? – John McManus, Needham, Mass.