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Cornelius Animal Shelter

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Animal Control officer honored upon his retirement

June 4. Dave Vieser. Kenny Russell, Cornelius Animal Control officer, has been a fixture around town for 20 years. When the town’s animal shelter, operated by the Cornelius Police Dept., was ever called for assistance, Russell was on the job. Russell retired on May 30, and was officially honored by the Town Board at their […]

Trey Nodine and Stanley

Animal shelter life is back to normal and busy, busy, busy

Sept. 19. By TL Bernthal. Residents are showing the Cornelius Animal Shelter a lot of love again since the end of COVID-19 restrictions. “We’re back to what we were, busy all the time,” says animal control officer Trey Nodine. “There’s been a big influx of interest since COVID.” The animal shelter is open again on […]


Cornelius Animal Shelter will get a garage, thanks to donations

Nov. 19. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board approved plans for a $209,000 garage at the Animal Shelter on Meridian Street. The shelter was constructed in 2009, and while the original design of the building included an attached garage, budget constraints at that time prevented the construction, according to Tyler Beardsley, assistant to the […]

USDA cites Zootastic

May 6. Zootastic Park, a drive-through and walk-through animal park in Troutman, has been cited by the US Department of Agriculture for improper daily inspections of animals in their care. Five goats in the petting zoo public display area were noted to be lame on observation during inspection by the USDA. Veterinarians were consulted and […]


Kids fundraise for Cornelius Animal Shelter

Aug. 18. It looks like the Cornelius Animal Shelter is known far and wide among young animal advocates. Four Lake Norman kids, ages 3-6, helped raise $150 for CAS by selling lemonade and muffins on Faith Road in Mooreseville. Target in Huntersville chipped in $150 as well and the kids embarked on a pet care […]


Not too hot for a good cause

July 13. The dog gone days of summer are in full swing, with the National Weather Service forecasting another 94 degree day for Cornelius tomorrow. There may be thunderstorms tonight and lows around 70 degrees. There are lots of ways to stay cool, including ice-cold lemonade for a good cause. Neighborhood kids—Olivia Yates, 9; Bella […]

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Lost dog: How to embark on a smart search when Fido is lost

By Dave Vieser. Nothing can be more upsetting or disruptive to a family than when a beloved pet is missing. These friendly companions really do become a part of the family and when they are suddenly gone, a sense of despair sets in. However, there are some common sense steps that pet owners can take. We […]