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Archive for the ‘Pets and Their People’

Adoptables, Oscar

Oscar is a sweet 6-year-old male Dachshund mix who is a complete gentleman and who will love you unconditionally if you give him his second chance and forever home. Oscar is laid back, low maintenance and one of the best-behaved residents here at Alaqua. He is a volunteer favorite! He is even-tempered, pleasant to others, […]

Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge, Lizzie

Lizzie first came to Alaqua Animal Refuge in August of this year as part of a large-scale hoarding rescue in Walton County; she lived with over 100 other dogs without proper care. A natural show-stopper, Lizzie set about showing her natural leadership skills as soon as she arrived. Her peppy personality made her a constant […]

Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge, Jesse

Jesse was an independent thinker who found herself without a home in Holmes County as she entered middle age. It could have been a terrible situation for her, but fortunately she was rescued by a kind lady who recognized her kindred spirit. Try as she could, though, her rescuer could not find a new home […]

Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge, Harper

Harper was a victim of neglect.  During her first four years of life she obviously had a rough time; every bone in her body showed and she cowered with fear when spoken to.  Even though she was removed from the home that left her terribly skinny and terrified, she still wasn’t safe.  As a bulldog […]

Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge, Lincoln

Imagine living outside covered in urine and feces — your skin is hurting so bad with no relief, there are dozens of other dogs fighting to survive around you and your mother has to struggle to keep you safe. There is little food or fresh water and the smell of ammonia fills the air. That is […]

Adoptables from Alaqua Animal Refuge, Walt

Walt is a consummate explorer; no matter what the adventure, he is ready, willing, and able.  His unquenchable curiosity led him astray in his youth and he lost his way; fortunately he was saved and brought to Alaqua Animal Refuge.  His handsome appearance and bright personality made him popular with staff members, but unfortunately his […]

Family traveling overseas seeks help finding dog lost in Bristol

To the editor, My daughter and I are on vacation in Australia while my husband is here on business. We left our two dogs in the care of my daughter’s father while we are gone. One of the dogs, a 3-year-old female Golden Retriever mix named Belle, suffers from a seizure disorder and takes eight […]

Pioneer Settlement says goodbye to Midnight the Cat

Of course, Midnight the Cat was from the animal world but he magically reached so many of us in the human race. He lived his life at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement and was well known by most everyone who visited the Settlement. He was part of the work staff and would walk along with the […]

Liberty County animal control ordinance outlines penalties for dangerous animals

It may not be well known, but Liberty County does have an animal control ordinance. The 28-page document was approved by the Liberty County Commission on Feb. 9, 1995 and covers the unincorporated areas of the county. Ordinance 95-02 refers to the duties of an animal control officer - which the county does not have […]

Neal Subdivision resident hurt in April 4 dog attack

A 50-year-old Bristol woman is still trying to recover from a serious bite she got while walking around her Neal Subdivision neighborhood last month. “I was just walking, like I’d done many times before,” said Joyce Barker. She was at the intersection of First Street and Second Avenue when a dog suddenly charged out from […]