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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 […]

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Dog Show Saturday in Robbins Park

Oct.1. The 21st Annual All American Dog Show is 3-6 pm Saturday at Robbins Park. Registration is required to participate, so click here for early-bird registration, or you can register on the day of the event. Contests include best coat, best costume, best kisser, best trick and sassiest senior. In addition to fun contests, there […]

Rescue Ranch fundraiser Aug. 7

July 14. Tickets are now on sale for the Rescue Ranch “Evening For The Animals” on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Brawley Estate in Mooresville.  Tickets are $150 per person for the cocktail attire event and can be purchased by emailing Amy Kwiatkowski at amy@rescueranch.com or calling Rescue Ranch at 704-768-0909. RR mission All proceeds […]


Rescue Ranch launches new foster/adoption program

Dec. 11. Statesville-based Rescue Ranch has a new Foster and Adoption Program that will work with local shelters and other animal nonprofits to rescue dogs and cats to be adopted out. The nonprofit, founded by Krissie Newman and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, hopes to add farm animals, bunnies, hamsters and exotics. Adoption fees will include […]

All American Dog Show is Oct. 3

Cornelius’ All American Dog Show is Saturday, Oct. 3 from 4-7 pm at Bailey Road Park. The Shelter “Strut Kick-Off Parade” starts at 4:45 pm; contests begin at 5. Concessions and children’s activities will be available during the event. Admission and parking are free. On-site registration is $8 per dog. The registration fee includes entry […]