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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 […]

Bristol man recovering after animal attack while walking at Lake Mystic

A dog attack during a walk around Lake Mystic last week left a Bristol man with 15 to 20 bites, a possible fractured wrist and a schedule for a series of rabies shots. “It was horrific,” said Craig Brinkley, about what happened when three or four dogs came after him during his afternoon walk last […]

Dustin & Tippy

Tippy is a Holstein/Jersey Cross Steer Calf who found his namesake in his tail. Tippy is named for the white tip he has on his tail. Dustin Branch, 6, is the proud owner of Tippy, along with his mom and older brother, as well as a few other calves. Tippy is the smallest of all […]

Tom & Lucy

An eight-week-old kitten named Lucy is shown peeking over the elbow of her new best friend, Tom Aycock of Blountstown. Tom and his wife Melanie recently adopted Lucy and her sister, Tsukiko. The little kittens are enjoying the run of Aycocks’ home and hearts. When he not resting in the chair with one of the […]

Joe, Pogo and Patches

Joe Brinkley of Bristol is shown with two special pets, his donkey Patches and her youngster, Pogo. “They’re good protection, good company and a lot of fun to own,” he said of the friendly creatures he got three or four years ago. This past weekend another one was added to the family, a newborn that […]

Jessie & Big Poppa

Big Poppa, a rooster, met Jessie West, 14, two years ago when he wandered into her family’s yard and started a fight with their dog. Big Poppa loves her and her brother, Marcus, and sister, Gracie. They often hold and pet him until he falls asleep. But he is mortal enemies with all the other […]

Ashlyn & Alli

Alli is half-Jack Russell Terrier, half-Chihuahua, which you can imagine makes her quite the spunky dog. Alli’s 14-year-old owner, Ashleyn Barfield, will be quick to tell you that Alli isn’t much of a “people dog” and only really likes her. If she isn’t hiding under Ashlyn’s bed, Allie is barking at anyone who comes for […]

Carlee Barfield & the Silkies… Chico, Rico and Bruno

Carlee loves animals, but she has an extra big love for chickens. The stranger the chicken the more she likes them. Carlee’s always had chickens but never any really odd looking ones, until a family friend gave her a few Turkins, or “naked necks.” After the Turkins disappeared Carlee’s Papa decided to buy her some […]

Bitters is going to College!

Kristen Whitfield, a senior at Liberty County High School, is pleased to announce that Bitters is going to college! Little Bit, aka, “Bitters” has been Kristen’s companion since she was in first grade. Bitters is considered a “free spirit” and has had an adventurous life thus far. She has been “dognapped,” yet was safely returned […]