By WABC Staff Click here for updates on this story NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) — Patience and persistence paid off for an animal rescue worker who was determined to help one specific dog. ‘Red’ moved to a foster home on Saturday after a two-year wait. Until now, Red had been living at the humane society
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Central Missouri Humane Society is considering three locations for its new home, with one being city-owned property at Strawn Road and I-70 Drive. The current shelter at Big Bear Boulevard has outgrown its space and the almost 50-year-old building has also turned into a safety hazard with caving ceilings, crumbling walls,
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Central Missouri Humane Society is still not able to take in new dogs after diagnosing another case of canine pneumovirus last week. Canine pneumovirus is a highly contagious virus among dogs, similar to a cold among humans, according to Amie Burling with the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. She said it’s
While you’re grabbing extra layers heading out be sure you also have the cold weather gear for your furry friends! They feel the cold as much as we do, especially in their extremities and faces. Lots of tips for keeping your pet warm are many of the same things you would also do for yourself.
By Kevin Cole Click here for updates on this story OMAHA, Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald) — Who says dogs and cats can’t get along? A 6-year-old husky mix named Bret Michaels donated blood Monday at the Nebraska Humane Society to a kitten with flea anemia, likely saving the feline’s life. Pam Wiese, a spokeswoman for the
By Kara Nelson, CNN (CNN) — When it comes to packing for a flight, some travelers are checking off an extra furry box on their carry-on checklist, and it’s not their sherpa blanket! While pets may seem odd on a packing list, fur buddies inside of travelers’ carry-on luggage are more common than you may
By Grace Smith Click here for updates on this story KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KCTV) — A Missouri teen has spent the last year raising thousands of dollars to keep pets and families together. Jack Adel presented KC Pet Projects, ‘Keep ‘Em Together,’ with a $5,200 check and another $3,500 in physical items. “It’s a fund
Columbia, Mo. (KMIZ) Hundreds of pets die each year from heat exhaustion because they are left in hot vehicles, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. When temperatures outside reach 70 degrees, the interior of a car can reach over 100 degrees in minutes. The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team issued a Weather Alert Day
COLUMBIA, MO (KMIZ) The Central Missouri Humane Society is running out of space in its shelter and is calling on would-be adopters and foster parents to help lighten the load. The summer is one of the busiest times for CMHS with people bringing animals in. The shelter can only house about 200 animals and are
Pet owners, can get their furry friends microchipped Sunday for free at an event held by Unchained Melodies Dog Rescue in Columbia.
As Mid-Missouri is expecting to see temperatures reach the upper 90’s this week, pets are at an increased risk for heat related illness or injury.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Michelle Casey, Associate Director with The Central Missouri Humane Society, said it’s important to pay attention to your pets in the heat, as they can dehydrate just as quickly as humans. Casey says the humidity in Missouri adds just another level of complexity to the heat, which can also have an impact
COLUMBIA, MO (KMIZ) Fire officials warn about icy road conditions remaining in some areas, damaged pipes and safety icy ponds and rivers. Brad Fraizer, the Assistant Fire Chief for the Columbia Fire Department says drivers need to remain cautious on roads, especially bridges as some areas still have not thawed out completely. “Even though we’re
Boone County firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the 700 block of Demaret Drive early Saturday morning.
Animal shelters aren’t open to the public, but they’ve been working to provide care to animals in need.
Many Columbia residents have recently shared their close encounters with coyotes on social media. The Missouri Department of Conservation says seeing a coyote in your neighborhood is not necessarily cause for alarm. According to the MDOC, coyotes are most active during the hours of dawn and dusk but coyote attacks are rare. Officials say coyotes