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How we go to the dogs

Dec. 18. North Carolina’s favorite breed is the Bulldog, while German shepherds are the No. 1 pooch in 16 states, according to a new survey of 10,000 dog owners conducted by Forbes Advisors. Approximately two-thirds of U.S. households own a dog. More doggy data: —85 percent of dog owners consider their pets a part of […]

How will you celebrate National Dog Day?

Aug. 24. If your favorite pooch seems excited, it’s understandable: Saturday is National Dog Day. Founded in 2004, National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. Click here for 20 ways to celebrate.  

Dogs and cats can be screened to see if they are able to give blood to help other pets that may lose blood through trauma or surgery.

National Pet Day is tomorrow; learn how your dog or cat can do a good deed

April 10. Pets can need blood transfusion while being treated for trauma or for surgery. The Blood Connection is urging pet owners to consider having their dog or cat donate blood. Mobile blood drives will be held in Huntersville, Concord and Charlotte this month. In celebration of National Pet Day on April 11, The Blood […]

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K-nein: Electronic collars no longer OK as restraints in Cornelius parks

April 4. By Dave Vieser. Electronic and training collars will no longer be acceptable for restraining dogs within public or parks properties in Cornelius as a result of a unanimous vote during Mondays Town Board Meeting. The change in the Town Code goes into effect immediately. Background For the protection and safety of the general public, […]

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Kennel cough on the rise; no cases at Cornelius shelter

Oct. 31. [Update Nov. 3] By TL Bernthal. A respiratory disease spreading among dogs in the community is rising. One national expert says the uptick in cases starting last year is a result of increased activities of dogs with other dogs as COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed and people resumed life  outside the home. Recent cases […]

LKN Humane seeks donation to help animals caught in wake of Ian

Oct. 6. As Florida begins the recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, help is still needed on the ground. Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers is among the animal welfare organizations that were impacted by the storm, having sustained major structural damage. Thanks to Lake Norman Transportation, the Lake Norman Humane Society is […]

How Davidson handles animal control differs from Cornelius

Sept. 26. Unlike Cornelius, Davidson does not have its own animal shelter. Instead, the Town of Davidson contracts with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control for animal control services. The town  budget line item for FY2022-2023 is $8,640 for those services, according to Amanda Preston, town communications director.  “We evaluate each year to estimate the next year’s annual […]

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Blessing of the Animals Oct. 1 at First Baptist, Oct. 2 at Mt. Zion

Sept. 22. Two Cornelius churches have announced plans to bless pets and animals the first weekend in October. Blessing of Animals services are traditionally held near the beginning of October because it corresponds to the Feast Day of St. Francis, who was known for his kindness to animals. First Baptist First Baptist Church of Cornelius […]


Does Fido need a break from you?

March 4. It looks like a PetSuites pet resort may be coming to Cornelius. The national company is looking at property behind a planned convenience store at Nantz and West Catawba, according to town officials. Doggone luxurious PetSuites is known for “canine suites” and “cat condos,” according to the company’s website. Options include the Canine […]

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Lucky Cats raffle features vacations, iPad, gift cards

Nov. 4. Lake Norman Lucky Cats, whose goal is to offer humane, long-term solutions to cat overpopulation, is holding a Fall Fix-a-thon Raffle to cover the costs of caring for and placing 250 community cats. It hopes to raise $25,000 through a raffle—with amazing items including: —2021 iPad Pro with M1 chip —Two-night Oak Island […]