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Adoption coordinator could be hired at Augusta Animal Services as rescues begin removing animals

...unaltered animals from the shelter, which became a contentious issue in March after Animal Services lost its part-time veterinarian who was performing sterilizations.Rescue groups requested they be allowed to adopt unaltered animals by entering into written...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-23/adoption-coordinator-could-be
Secondhand smoke harmful for dogs, cats

...insurance.Despite Worthington's certainty about the cause of her dog's death, more research needs to be done before veterinarians can definitively say whether a dog's cancer was caused by secondhand smoke, said Dr. Liz Rozanski, whose research at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/secondhand-smoke-harmful-dogs-cats
Agility races encourage exercise, camaraderie with owners

...as they can. There are penalties if a dog walks on top of a tunnel, enters the wrong end first or knocks down a bar.Veterinarians say the exercise and camaraderie are beneficial for dogs, and the more popular the sport, the safer the equipment. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/agility-races-encourage-exercise-ca
Home for Good Dog Rescue co-founder makes accusations against director of Augusta Animal Services

...to allow his group to take it to a veterinarian for treatment.The Home for Good Dog...Augusta shelter lost its part-time veterinarian, who performed weekly spays and neuters...claimed the puppy had to be treated by a veterinarian of her choice," according to his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-08/home-good-dog-rescue-co-foun
Fat camps offer pets 'pawlates' to slim down

...overweight or obese, up from 45 percent four years ago. In cats, the figure is almost 58 percent, said Dr. Ernie Ward, a veterinarian and founder of the Association of Pet Obesity Prevention in Calabash, N.C. Overweight pets can suffer diabetes, joint...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-07-19/fat-camps-offer-pets-pawlates-slim-
City administrator candidates talk strange line

...out there and adopt an animal?"The city has been trying to hire a full-time veterinarian but can't find anybody who wants the job. Young veterinarians say they can make more money in private practice, retired vets don't want to do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-07-12/city-administra
Commissioners expect action on reducing Augusta's animal shelter kill rate

...commissioners might consider entering into a contract for veterinarian services, according to interim deputy administrator Steve...applied in response to a city job ad to replace the former veterinarian, who quit."We haven't had much interest in the full-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-14/commissioners-expect-act
Needlessly delivering death

...group from the shelter since the loss of its part-time veterinarian in March.Richard Errico said he hasn't been allowed to...to allow Errico to take the puppy, named Nicholas, to a veterinarian at Errico's own expense."That dog would have stood a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-10/needlessly-delivering
Don't wag your tail yet

...animals ? despite a provision in Georgia law that would allow her to do so ? since the facility lost its part-time veterinarian in March.Broady justified her outright ban that caused the facility's euthanasia rate to skyrocket by citing past problems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-17/dont-wag-your-tail-ye
Augusta Commission approves animal adoption plan

...become foster families until dogs and cats can be placed.Animal Services has advertised a position to hire a full-time veterinarian who will perform sterilizations in house, but no one has applied. Allen said if a qualified candidate applies, that person...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-15/augusta-commission-appro