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Pets Archive

Her descriptions are a lure for Norfolk pet adoptions

NORFOLK Ever wonder who writes the Compass feature, "Pets of the week"? The weekly spotlight of two pets available at the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center runs on the Yourtown calendar page. Readers have called the descriptions creative and witty. The photos can tug at your heart or leave you smiling.

Photos | PETA hosts spay-and-neuter event in Norfolk
Norfolk vet helps owners say goodbye to loved pets

The veterinarian rubs Cheyenne's large, limp head and tries to get her to eat. The Great Dane likely will be dead within the hour. Her last meal should be a treat. Cheyenne's silvery white body sprawls across her bedding, which has been pulled out onto the wooden deck of her owners' Norfolk home.

Proposal would save some poultry-killing Va. dogs

RICHMOND When Virginia lawmakers tasked animal control officers with killing any dog caught injuring or slaying poultry, they were looking for a solution to a decidedly rural problem.

Virginia bill would allow endangered species as pets

RICHMOND Cosmo, Sunshine and Mikhail are like children to Lewis “Buddy” Waskey.

Va. Beach dog wins best of breed at Westminster

A Neapolitan mastiff from Virginia Beach was named best of breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday but did not win best of group in the working category.

Protesters upset about Chesapeake shelter's kill rate

CHESAPEAKE Animal rights advocates turned out in force Tuesday evening to protest what they described as an unacceptably high kill rate at the city's animal shelter and to demand a shake-up in the shelter's management.

Va. Beach Afghan hound wins best in breed in N.Y.

An Afghan hound from Virginia Beach was named best in breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday. Criston Enchanted, known as Rachel, is a long-haired Afghan hound owned by Christine Pinkston. Rachel competed against 20 Afghan hounds to win best in breed. She's one of 30 dogs chosen best in breed in the Hound group, according to the Westminster website.

One Neapolitan mastiff does it all for the show

VIRGINIA BEACH
Susan Vann-Spruill is a personal trainer who never imagined 15 years ago that she'd take on the training of dogs for the super bowl of shows.
Now she's preparing for her fifth visit to the annual Westminster Dog Show, where dozens of the world's top breed dogs congregated Monday and today in New York City.

Chesapeake veterinarian mixes East with West

CHESAPEAKE Animals and their owners alike may be pleased to learn there's a new doctor at Hickory Veterinary Hospital who practices Eastern medicine along with traditional Western medicine. "A lot of people call it my voodoo medicine," said Dr. Jerry Redding II, who offers acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, and pet food therapy consultations.

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