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Pet oxygen masks donated to Beach rescue squad

CLARIFICATION: The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is one of several volunteer squads that serve the city. It staffs stations in Great Neck and the Oceanfront. ____ VIRGINIA BEACH When a neighbor's house caught fire near Town Center on July 13, Shirley Begay knew no one was home, but she worried about a pet in an upstairs bedroom.

Former Afghanistan bomb-sniffer now Va. Beach K9

VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia Beach Police Sgt. Chris Tull was alerted to a Facebook post asking for information about a dog named Chewie. Turns out the dog's former owner was the Marine Corps. Sure enough - it was his Chewie - the one he's with both on and off duty - and one of 16 within the police department's K9 unit.

Va. Beach police seek info about dead kittens, duck

VIRGINIA BEACH  Three dead kittens were found hanging inside a bag from a fence post and a mallard duck was shot with an arrow within the past two weeks. Both cases were reported June 20, according to police.

Photos | Charles the Monarch goes to work

More on Charles the Monarch Norfolk 911 calls for 'baby lion' turn up a coiffed dog   Charles the Monarch gets groomed like a king    

Info sought on dog that bit child in James City

NEWPORT NEWS State health officials are asking the public for information on a dog that bit a child on May 9 near the intersection of Cardinal Court and The Maine W. in James City County. The dog possibly is a Rottweiler mix, according to a news release from the Peninsula Health District.

Va. Beach couple goes to the dogs to fight cancer

Two golden retriever sisters will attend a dog-jumping contest Saturday in Virginia Beach. Their story goes paw-in-paw with the owner's charitable cause.
It started in July last year. Kempsville resident Jen Hoover took her dog, Crash, for a routine checkup when the veterinarian noticed a little bump on Crash's cheek.

Cute canines get a spotlight at RIVERFest

Even dogs are going green these days.
Thanks to the Elizabeth River Project, which is co-sponsoring the third annual Lafayette RIVERFest, "Canine Crusaders" for a healthy environment will have their moment in the spotlight.

Portsmouth officer kills two pit bulls fighting in cage

PORTSMOUTH A police officer shot and killed two pit bulls that were fighting in a cage Saturday, police said Monday. Officers were called to the 2300 block of Peach St. about 9 a.m. Animal Control officers were already at the residence, where a male and female pit bull in a cage inside a shed were fighting, according to a police news release.

N.C. rescue network provides hope for hopeless dogs

WILSON, N.C. Rescue groups turned Mimi away. Animal shelters would have put her to sleep. But the mixed-breed puppy with mangled front paws is running and leaping on four feet thanks to the Maggie Society, a last-chance dog rescue network that specializes in what founder Laurie Brumfield calls "the hopeless cases."

After 8 months on lam, Illinois dog is located in Va.

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. An Italian greyhound that spent eight months on the lam has been returned to his southwestern Illinois home after turning up more than 900 miles away in Virginia.

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