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Hero husky saves kitty with blood transfusion at Nebraska Humane Society

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

TSA reminds travelers to not put their pets through airport X-rays

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

Missouri teen raising money to keep pets and families together

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

How to keep your pets safe with the high heat index

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

Central Missouri Humane Society out of kennel space

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

Humane Society shares guidance on how to keep pets safe amid the heat

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

Local fire officials talk about ice safety as temperatures warm up

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

Photo of a coyote in a field courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Recent spike in Coyote sightings in Mid-MO

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

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