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Punky’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail Tuesday is Punky! Punky was surrendered to our county shelter due to housing issues and had a terrible cherry eye. Initially when we pulled her we just expected to pay for that surgery but then we quickly discovered she…
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Ask Crystal: Leash Walking Tips

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page!   Dear Crystal, Thanks so much for your excellent class. My dog now walks nicely on…
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Pet Owner Resources from Blue Ridge Humane

Pet Resources Available With the added stress of the coronavirus crisis, Blue Ridge Humane Society would like to outline the resources they are able to provide to the public. Blue Ridge Humane seeks to not only find new loving homes for pets…
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Meet Welsey!

Today's Featured Friday Pet is Wesley! If you're in need of some big smiles in your life right now (and aren't we all?), say hello to Wesley! 7 year old Wesley is our resident goober and despite his not so ready beach body, this boy loves…

Important COVID-19 Information

UPDATED: March 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM Dear Friend, As a valued member of the Blue Ridge Humane Society family, we would like to update you on our preparation for COVID-19's effects…
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Cause for Paws Luncheon Reschedule

New Date for Luncheon! Due to the rapidly changing situation resulting from COVID-19, and in an abundance of caution, we have decided that it would be best for all concerned to reschedule the Cause for Paws Luncheon to Friday, November 6,…
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Meet Tee!

Today's Featured Friday Pet is Tee! Tee, or Sweet Tea as she is sometimes known, is a lovely senior kitty destined to charm her way into your heart. Originally a neighborhood kitty, Tee started hanging around her previous person's property…
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Donner’s Happy Tail

Today's Happy Tail Tuesday is Donner! Poor Donner who was having the worst luck. Waiting at the shelter for months, adopted and returned twice, Donner was becoming more stressed every day by the shelter environment and all the back and…
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Meet Champ!

Today's Featured Friday Pet is Champ! Looking for the snuggle buddy of your life? Meet Champ! This beautiful boy came to us in poor shape; super skinny and with a terrible crop job on his ears. Despite his rough beginnings, there's never…
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Preparing for Illness with Your Pets

Emergency Preparedness For Your Pets With all the attention given towards COVID-19 and ongoing flu season there are a few steps you can take to ensure that even in the face of illness, your furry family members still get the care and protection…