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Live Easter pets require long-term commitments

By on March 28, 2018

Baby chicks, ducks and rabbits sure are cute, but they come with responsibility, too. This weekend, consider the long-term commitment they require before buying them for Easter baskets. Last year, more than 500 rabbits and 300 chickens were turned over

Spay/Neuter Program encourages responsible pet ownership

By on July 24, 2017

Some of the best things that owning a dog or a cat can bring include unconditional love and companionship. But pets also bring their share of expenses, including food, vaccinations and, of course, the cost of spaying or neutering. The

Pets and fireworks don’t mix

By on July 3, 2014

You think fireworks are great on the Fourth of July…well, chances are your dog or cat disagrees. More pets are lost on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. According to PetAmberAlert, animal control officers across

N.C. pets ready in case of disaster

By on November 1, 2013

Earlier this week, Emergency Programs Director Sharron Stewart was on hand when the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program made a special presentation to Pamlico County Emergency Management. Pamlico County became the first in the country to receive an AKC Pet

NCVMA podcast: Hurricane Preparedness for your pets

By on June 12, 2013

Last week’s tropical storm may have caused mostly minor headaches, but North Carolina is no stranger to weather events that cause substantial damage and uproot lives for days, weeks or even months at a time. It’s important to prepare your

News Roundup: Aug. 20-26

By on August 26, 2011

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. HURRICANE IRENE HEADLINES “North

Are you ready to evacuate with your pets?

By on August 23, 2011

Hurricane Floyd slowly passed over North Carolina on Sept. 16, 1999, dumping up to 24 inches of rain on eastern North Carolina. Coupled with the 15 inches that Hurricane Dennis had dumped on the state just weeks earlier, every river

News Roundup: August 28 – September 3

By on September 3, 2010

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Perdue: N.C. dodged a

Emergency animal sheltering training

By on April 29, 2010

With hurricane season just a little more than a month away, state and local governments are already preparing for the possible aftermath of a storm. In actuality, a disaster could strike at anytime and displace thousands of people – and

News Roundup: Feb. 20-26

By on February 26, 2010

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “Organic advocates optimistic about