Abusing and neglecting animals seems to be the new pastime for some folks in our community. This last week we have gotten four abused /neglected dogs and too many cats and kittens to count. Cats and kittens coming in so anemic from fleas they cannot stand. Yes, fleas can cause the death of an animal if it is severe enough and goes untreated. Tyson is a big chocolate Lab mix. We got a call from a local vet last week, the owner brought the dog to them with various untrue stories. The bottom line was he couldnâ't care for Tyson so he passed him onto someone else who said they would care for Tyson. They did not. The owner, when he found out, did do the right thing and brought him to the veterinarian where he signed over ownership. Tyson is now doing great, living in the lobby of the Animal Protection waiting for his forever home. The problem is that Tyson almost died because he was not being fed. And yet, no one was punished, well except for Tyson because he is dependent on humans to care for him. On October 14, two dogs were brought to the Animal Protection League by the Anderson Police Department. They are strays...they are under 1 yr old. They are the face of animal abuse and neglect in our community. One dog has been so long without food that she will not eat at all. The smaller dog will eat and is doing so. Both dogs were taken immediately to Devonshire Veterinary Clinic where they are receiving care. I wonder how many people looked at these two starving, pitiful dogs and turned their heads as these dogs wandered the streets? Well, we are not turning our heads; we with the help of Devonshire are going to try and save them.
- PHHS marching band, Directors Jazz Orchestra to perform The Pendleton Heights High School Marching Arabians Band and Directors Jazz Orchestra are putting on a show for the community at 6 p.m. Sunday at Falls Park.
- United Way wants community to pull together United Way of Madison County decided to encourage the community to pull together – literally.
Community Briefs: Aug. 22
A compilation of community news items as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
- Historical Society opens camera, photography exhibit Photos freeze moments in time to look back on, and now the public can catch a glimpse at how photographic technology has evolved.
- Jim Bailey: School days, school days, good old August dog days Those of us who didn’t start school until after Labor Day are still trying to digest all the changes in the school calendar as educators tell us kids are more likely to retain what they learn if they aren’t off too long in the summer.
- Community Briefs: Aug. 20 A compilation of community news items as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
Mommy and me time
Babette Bargo of Anderson said she brought her daughter to Community Hospital’s first Mommy Monday to meet other mothers and children after her sister-in-law told her about the event.
- Community Briefs: Aug. 19 A compilation of community news items as published in the Tuesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
- Drawing parallels A collection of Stephanie Cochran's work is on display at Park Place Arts’ newest exhibit, “From the Smallest Among Us…” The show opened Aug. 1 and runs until Sept. 13.
- Community Briefs: Aug. 18 A compilation of community news items as published in the Monday edition of The Herald Bulletin.
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