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Mikey, Correspondent

Get Fixed for FREE!

Did you know that Animal Care is now offering FREE spay/neuter surgeries to large breed dogs and future large breed dogs (aka puppies)? It’s true! As a part of their efforts to build a NO KILL community, they’re trying to reduce the amount of large dogs entering the shelter. Last year more than 6,000 dogs came through Animal Care’s doors, most of them over 40 pounds. Believe me, there are plenty of large dogs to go around. We don’t need to make any more! If you or someone you know has a dog who is or will be over 40 pounds fully grown, tell them to call 864-467-SPAY (7729) to make an appointment. It’s up to the humans to help control the population of homeless animals.


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Harrey, Correspondent

Waggin’ All the Way to the Waterpark

My tail hasn’t stopped wagging in days. I think it’s even wagging in my sleep because all I can dream about is my absolute favorite day of the year: Waggin’ at the Waterpark! When the waterparks close for the season and the humans are all done splashing, the waterparks go to the dogs. That’s when we show them how to REALLY do the waterpark. There are two glorious chances to lap up this fun in the sun. Sign up to go to Discovery Island on September 9 or hit Otter Creek on September 23. Personally, I am getting a combo ticket for both days. It saves you money and doubles your fun. Humans love this day too! Someone has to throw the ball into the pool…


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Sally, Correspondent

The First Place to Look When Your Pet is Lost.

It’s every pet owner’s nightmare. You let your best friend out for a bathroom break, let them roam off leash for a bit, or can’t close the door fast enough to stop your darting four-legged family member. The panic sets in and you’re frantically calling their name. A lost pet is one of the worst feelings a pet owner can have. I just want you to know that Animal Care is the FIRST place you should look when your pet goes missing. If someone finds your pet or if Animal Control is called to pick he or she up, they’ll be taken to Animal Care, the only open admission shelter in the county. They get dozens of animals in every day. One of them could be your lost pet.


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Wade, Correspondent

Breaking News: I Hate Heartworms.

Heartworms are a very real threat in the south. We have a lot of mosquitos here, and that’s how they’re transmitted. You don’t have to put bug spray on your dog every day to protect them. All you need is one pill a month. Heartworm prevention won’t cost you an arm and a leg. It’s only about $70 per year. Compare that to $600 on average to treat heartworms at Animal Care, plus the pain your pet will have to endure if they’re contracted. This is a no-brainer, people! Twenty-five percent of dogs who walk through the doors of Animal Care are heartworm positive. This is a 100% preventable disease. Please spread the word and protect your pets!


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Beatrice, Correspondent

Why You Should Adopt Grown Up Dogs.

Puppies are 100% adorable. Who can resist a cuddly, clumsy little ball of fur? Not me! But have you ever tried to raise one? They need to be potty trained, taught not to chew your things, they require more vaccines and vet visits, and you never know quite how they’ll turn out in the end. Basically, they’re a lot of work and commitment. That’s why I would argue that it’s much better to adopt an adult dog. We already know the ropes. Most of us know when to go outside, we already have our habits and personalities formed, and you know exactly what you’re getting into. Plus, puppies will be adults in a few months anyway. You might as well skip the hard part!


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Stokie, Correspondent

Hot Cars Make for Hot Dogs in Danger.

Every summer it’s the same story. A human brings their dog with them to the store, they leave them in the car to run in, and within minutes the car reaches a deadly heat. I wish they would have just left their dog at home! Yes, most of us love a good car ride. We never want to be without our humans. But leaving us home alone for a few hours is a small sacrifice compared to our lives! Did you know dogs can sustain brain damage or even die from heat stroke in just 15 minutes? Even with the window cracked, a dog can overheat. So please, just don’t do it. We want to love your forever. Don’t let our forever get cut short.


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Ari, Correspondent

Spay & Neuter Your Large Dog. It’s Free!

Did you know that large dogs are always the largest population in the shelter? Last year alone Animal Care took in more than 6,000 dogs, and most of them were over 40 pounds. We need dog owners to make the decision to help end pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering. That’s why Animal Care is making it easier to do the right thing by offering FREE spay/neuter surgeries to low-income large dog owners. Help us by spreading the word! All you need to do is call 864-467-SPAY to make an appointment. It doesn’t get any better than that! Take it from me. You don’t want to have 10 babies running around.


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Bruno, Correspondent

Breaking News: 1,000 Animals Need Homes

Last month, Animal Care took in 400 adult dogs, 75 puppies and 500 kittens. Spring and summer are the busiest times of year for the animal world. Warm weather makes mating more common and more animals start pouring in to the shelter. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Now is the time to adopt. If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry companion to your family, don’t delay! Adopting saves lives, and we have so many wonderful friends here at Animal Care who need homes. Come in and let our adoption counselors help you find your perfect match. Did I mention that all large
dogs are FREE to adopt all summer? It doesn’t get better than that!


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Clint Eastwood, Correspondent

FREE Pet for Vets, EVERY DAY!

My friends and I spent Memorial Day remembering those who have served, but we also wanted to remind you that Animal Care offers free adoptions to veterans every day of the year. We hope you’ll spread the word to your veteran friends. Right now there are hundreds of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens who want loving forever homes. You can find them at Animal Care. Some of these animals have been through quite a lot in life. They need a human who can understand that and love them for who they are. I’m guessing some of you humans out there might feel the same way. Come in and meet these smiling, furry faces and turn your ruff day around!


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Dozer, Correspondent

XL Dogs FREE All Summer!

Breaking news! All large dogs (40 lbs and over) are FREE to adopt now through the end of summer at Animal Care. How can they do this, you ask? Thanks to the awesome people who participated in and donated to the Tails & Trails 5K Walk/Run, we were able to raise $20,000 to help save the lives of homeless pets. Last year, more than 1,300 cats were saved during Animal Care’s Home of the Free promotion, where they offered free cats all summer. Now it’s the dogs’ turn to shine. Save a life and adopt a large dog. Take it from me, we could all use some love and us big dogs will give it back tenfold. Unfortunately, we’re the least often chosen by adopters. I still haven’t figured out why! Adopt your next best friend this summer.


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Tray, Correspondent

Sit, Stay, Try It Again.

Everyone has baggage. We’ve all had past experiences that have made us who we are. Shelter pets are no exception. We just hope that when you adopt, you have a little understanding. Some of us might need more attention and training than the others, but anyone is capable of change. If we’re shy or we pull on the leash at first, that doesn’t mean that’s how we’ll always act. With some time and fine-tuning we will shape up to be your dream pet. If you’re having trouble getting your pet under control, the adoption counselors at Animal Care would love to help you out. They can show you a few tricks to get your pet’s attention. Never give up on your pet. They’re a part of your family! Take it from me, all we want is to make you happy.


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April, Correspondent

It’s Raining Kittens!

You may have heard about our Kitten Shower last week. People from all over Greenville County came to learn how to foster itty bitty kittens until they’re old enough to be adopted. As a mother myself, it’s so heartwarming to see people willing to care for these sweet orphans. There are litters of orphan kittens coming in every day, and we still need as many foster parents as we can get! These little ones are too young to be taken care of properly in the shelter. They need round-the-clock care. If taking care of a tiny, fuzzy, unbearably adorable kitten sounds appealing to you, we need your help! You can save lives by offering up only a few weeks of your time. Just email our foster department at fosterapet@greenvillecounty.org or look out for our next Kitten Shower dates to get started.


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Pop-Pop, Correspondent

New Kitten Nursery Cuteness Overload!

I know dogs and cats are known as being enemies, but you can’t always believe stereotypes. I LOVE kittens. Since Animal Care opened the new kitten nursery last week I haven’t been able to stay away. I love looking through the window and watching litters of week-old kittens climb all over each other. They’re so adorable I can’t stand it! Anyone from the public can come by and see these adorable babies in the kitten nursery to get a daily dose of cuteness. You can even take one home to foster it until it can grow big enough to be adopted. It’s okay if you don’t have experience. The staff at Animal Care will train you on how to take care of these little fur balls of joy. If you can’t foster, you can still help by donating supplies. Get a list of needs at GreenvillePets.org!


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Tony, Correspondent

Heartworms are no joke!

Animal Care had its free heartworm test and prevention special this month, and hundreds of dogs will now be safe from heartworms. I’m so happy for them! Unfortunately, a few owners learned the hard way that their pup had heartworms. They had let them go too long with out preventative. Now their dogs will have to endure painful, expensive treatment to save their lives. I know it’s tough to go get a heartworm test every year and stock up on preventative, but it’s so important. We’re going to keep hounding you (pun intended) all April because it’s heartworm awareness month. Your dog loves you unconditionally. Don’t let him (or her) break your heart by contracting heartworms. It’s 100% preventable, and so much easier than having to put them through treatment!


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Palmetto, Correspondent

I’m going to camp!

I’ve already started packing for Camp Animal Care; I’ve got my bone, my other bone, and… well, that’s everything. I’m so excited I could bark! They said I’d get to meet kids of all ages, from 5 years old up to 14, and help to teach them all about animals. There’s a camp for future veterinarians, art lovers, and even the little ones who are just learning how to interact with animals. I just can’t wait to teach these young humans how to make the world a better place for animals like me. They’ll get real life lessons, play with kittens and puppies, and make new friends. It sounds like the best camp EVER! If you’ve got a small human who loves animals, I suggest you register them for Camp Animal Care at GreenvillePets.org before all the spots are filled. I can’t wait to meet them!


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Edith, Correspondent

Joy with a dog!

It feels like spring, which means it’s the perfect time of year to go for a jog. Animal Care has an awesome way for you to get fit and help shelter dogs at the same time. Can it get any better than that? The Jog with a Dog volunteer program allows people to take high-energy dogs out for a run in the park every other Sunday morning. It helps dogs like me get the exercise we need so our true personalities can really shine for adopters. If you’re interested in participating, all you have to do is attend a volunteer orientation to get started. My friends and I could really use a good run. We’re driving each other crazy with all the chatter! So please, for the love of dog, become a volunteer and jog with a homeless dog. Visit GreenvillePets.org to learn how.


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Haley, Correspondent

We’ll Match You Up Perfectly!

The adoption counselors at Animal Care are the absolute BEST. No, really. They are. My advice to you when coming in to adopt? Don’t get any ideas set in your head. Most people have a specific look or breed in mind before they adopt. In my experience, the best pets are the ones who choose you. That’s why Animal Care hires people like Justin, who can take a description of your lifestyle and your family and use that to choose a pet that matches with you perfectly. Or Casey, who could tell you the personality of almost any dog or cat here. I may not have found my forever family yet, but that’s ok. I know I’m in good hands and the adoption counselors have my back. If you’re the one for me, I’ll let you know that we belong together. So please, come
find your perfect match!


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Clyde, Correspondent

 

14 Days of Love $14 Adoptions

The holiday of love is coming up quick. That’s right, Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have a sweetheart this year, or even if you do, Animal Care has you covered. From February 1 – 14, ALL adoptions are only $14! That includes spay/neuter, vaccines, a microchip, testing and more. Unconditional love is waiting for you right here at Animal Care. What’s stopping you? They especially need people to adopt large dogs like me. Lately there have been a lot of strays coming in and not enough adopters to keep up. If you are ready to adopt, please make sure you come to Animal Care and do your part to build a no kill Greenville County. All my friends want a home this V-Day, and so do I. Adopt a large dog. There’s
more of us to love!


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Bodie, Correspondent

Awesome things that happened in 2016

I didn’t stay at Animal Care long. I was lucky enough to be adopted only two weeks after I was turned in as a stray. But during my short time there, I was filled with hope for the friends I made. In 2016, Animal Care made major moves towards building a no kill community. They started programs that would help reduce the amount of animals that enter the shelter while increasing the number of lives saved. 9,264 lives in one year to be exact. Their plans for 2017 are even bigger, and the staff thinks that with enough help from animal lovers, Greenville County can be a no kill community by the end of the year. Can you imagine? They can’t do it without more volunteers, donors and adopters. Will you join in
to make it happen?


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Pebbles, Correspondent

Breaking News: Microchips Matter

As a dog, I know that sometimes my kind gets a little carried away. We see a squirrel and run, and before we know it we are lost in a neighborhood we’ve never seen with no clue how to get home. Dogs get lost. No matter now hard you try to keep us safe, we have our ways of escaping. Thankfully we live in an age of technology, and with a simple microchip the size of a grain of rice we can have a guaranteed way of finding our owners once again. Animal Care offers microchips for only $10. What a small price to pay for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your dog can find you once again. Every animal adopted from Animal Care leaves with a microchip. If your pet still doesn’t have one, don’t delay. Get microchipped today!


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Lovey, Correspondent

Building a No Kill Community in 2017

Happy New Year! 2016 was a big year for most of us. Here at Animal Care they announced their mission to build a no kill Greenville County. That’s HUGE. The progress has been so incredible that they’re even saying it can happen in 2017. Can you imagine? Every animal that can be saved WILL be saved if we can all work together to achieve this worthy goal. It’s going to take time, money and effort from our entire community. From keeping the Community Cats program running to saving heartworm positive dogs, there’s a plan to save them all. You can learn all about it at GreenvillePets.org. That’s also where you can fulfill your New Year’s resolution by joining the movement. We can make
no kill happen in 2017!


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Mattie, Correspondent

Mattie’s Second Chance

I never knew life could be like this. For the first time I have a warm bed, plenty of food and more friends than I knew possible. It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago, my future seemed hopeless.

My brother and I had spent most of our lives on a chain. One day our people stopped coming and so did the food. We were alone, hungry and scared. Four months went by before we were found. My brother had passed and there was nothing I could do to save him. I had to keep fighting. When they found me, I was barely breathing. I could tell by the look on my rescuers’ faces that my situation was dire. They said I was “abandoned” and “emaciated”. All I remember is that I was really hungry and really sick. But I immediately knew I was in good hands.

When I was brought to Animal Care, I could tell that my life was about to change forever. I’d always loved people but did not know they would love me back. I was fed, given medical attention and around-the-clock care. Instead of putting the chain back on, they gave me love, affection and my very own bed.

The next day, my new friends took me to get some tests. They said I had heartworm disease and a tumor. I overheard them saying that many places that take dogs like me in can’t afford the treatment for problems like these. Thankfully, they said that here at Animal Care, kind people like you donate money to help with that. I had the life-saving surgery I needed and my heartworms are being treated. Once I’m better I’ll be ready to find my forever family, and they’ll keep me healthy for life with heartworm prevention and regular visits to the vet.

Because of the Animal Care staff, volunteers and friends like you, I will never know hardship again. I look and feel like a new dog! Life is looking good and I can’t wait to see who my new family will be.

Maybe it will be you!

Love and Doggy Kisses,
Mattie

 

 


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Cody, Correspondent

Have a ‘Bad Dog?’ We can help!

Pet behavior problems are not uncommon. The language barrier alone is tough enough for pets and owners to overcome. But giving up is never the answer! My friends at Animal Care know you love your pets like family, and the last thing you want to do is say goodbye because your carpet is in jeopardy or a new baby is on the way. That’s why they’ve created the “Get Pet Help” section on GreenvillePets.org, where they keep all kinds of tips and advice on how to get through tough situations with your pets. Sometimes you just need a little help from the experts to solve your problems. If you can’t find the help you need there, you can always contact the staff to help advise you. They’ll do whatever it takes to help keep pets and their owners together!

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Piper, Correspondent

Let’s Talk Cats

I know, I know, it’s strange for a dog to be talking about cats. It’s usually not a canine’s favorite subject. But Animal Care is doing so much for cats these days that I just have to tell you about it. Since the launch of their Community Cats program in April, Animal Care has spayed and neutered more than 1,200 cats! It’s a FREE program for free roaming felines that anyone in Greenville County can take advantage of. Can you imagine how many fewer cats will be born in our community now that 1,200 won’t be reproducing? It’s the kind of thing a dog can appreciate, and I for one want everyone to know about this service. Learn more about how you can stop
cats from making babies at GreenvillePets.org.

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Baxter, Correspondent

Fostering is Low Commitment, High Reward

Want to make a difference for animals without making the commitment of having a pet for life? Fostering is the perfect solution! Animal Care has many foster options. There’s something for everyone. Help a sick animal get better so it can have an easier time being adopted. Be an adoption ambassador and foster an animal until you find it a home. Foster a baby animal until it’s big enough to be adopted, or foster a healthy pet for a while to give it a break from shelter life. Fostering helps animals feel happy and loved so their true personality shines while also creating much needed space while Animal Care finds homes for the rest of us. Become a foster, save a life!

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Timber, Correspondent

Adopt a rescue. We will thank you forever.

So many dogs these days are pampered from the time they’re born. They never have to live out on the streets or wonder where their next meal is coming from. It’s really amazing to be fortunate enough to live that way. I’m happy for them. Some of us don’t get so lucky. Our parents didn’t get fixed and had an accidental litter. They couldn’t take care of us forever, so we had to fend for ourselves. We drank from storm drains and ponds, finding food where we could until we were caught and brought to Animal Care. They’re nice people here but it’s still not the loving home we crave. We know what it’s like not to have a home, and those of us who get adopted never forget it. We appreciate and love our people until the end of time. Give us a chance. Adopt a rescue dog. You won’t regret it, and neither will we.

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Sport, Correspondent

The dog days of summer are here

There are dogs, dogs everywhere here at Animal Care! Summer is always a busy time at the shelter, and right now the dog kennels are filling up fast. Animal Care is making a call to anyone who can foster or adopt to step up to the plate. They’re trying to help Greenville County become a no-kill community. It’s already such an amazing place for humans to live. They want to make it that way for animals too. Fostering is low-commitment. You only need to keep a dog (healthy or under the weather, it’s up to you) for about 2 weeks while they work to free up space by finding homes for the other dogs in the shelter. They’ll provide the supplies, you provide the home and the care. If you’re able, go to Animal Care today and get a foster dog. We’re pretty cool!

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Betsy, Correspondent

Pit Bulls can get fixed for free at Animal Care

I have a lot of friends. With so many dogs coming through the doors at Animal Care every day, it’s hard not to. If there’s one pattern I’ve noticed, it’s that the most common breed to walk through those doors are Pit Bulls. They all have different stories, but it always comes back to one core problem: their parents didn’t get spayed or neutered. That’s why I’m so excited that Animal Care is offering FREE spay/neuter for Pit Bulls and pit mixes! It even includes free vaccines to make sure the dogs who come in are going to be healthy and happy in the long run. If you know anyone who has a dog who’s at least part Pit Bull, please let them know about this special. It will mean less dogs like my friends will be homeless in Greenville County.

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Blaze, Correspondent

Dogs Embrace Community Cats – You Should Too

 

Have you ever noticed how whenever you find one cat, there are always more lurking just around the corner? Word on the street is they’ve finally found a way to prevent those cats from multiplying. It’s called the Community Cats program at Animal Care. Now you can trap those cats you see in your neighborhood and take them to Animal Care to be fixed for free. That’s right – no more cat babies, meaning less cats to roam around causing me brief. It’s actually the only way that has been proven around the world to reduce cat overpopulation long-term. It even helps eliminate those unpleasant behaviors, like yowling and spraying, that unaltered cats tend to have. Please donate at GreenvillePets.org to keep this program going!

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Lilbit, Correspondent

Caution: Hot Pavement Hurts My Feet!

Have you ever walked outside barefoot on a hot summer day and done the hot pavement dance? It can get pretty toasty in the sun. While dogs have tougher paws than you humans do, they are still sensitive to the heat. Your dog’s paws could get burned just like mine if you aren’t paying attention to the pavement temperature when you take them for a walk. Make sure you know the “5 Second Rule” for keeping your pup’s paws safe: Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it for 5 seconds, it’s too hot to walk your dog. Try waiting until it cools down or stay on the grass instead. It’s easy to forget when you’re wearing shoes and can’t feel the heat, but remember that us canines still can!
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Bailey, Correspondent

Adopt, Don’t Shop – Unless It’s for Dog Toys

I’ve been staying at Animal Care for about a week now and every time they walk me through the lobby of the adoptions building, I go absolutely CRAZY! Want to know why? That’s where they have their retail pet store with dozens of glorious TOYS! Just thinking about it gets me excited. I sure hope whoever adopts me takes me straight to pick out a toy of my own. They have pretty much everything you could want for your new pet, including leashes, collars, crates, and hygiene items. The best part of all is that 100% of the proceeds go right back to animals like me who might need a little extra help while staying in the shelter. So come adopt me, Bailey, and please, please take me to Animal Care’s retail store!
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Faulk, Correspondent

BREAKING NEWS: I’m Going to Summer Camp!

School is almost out and I for one am so excited for summer camp! I can’t wait to play with all the human kids while they learn about how to properly care for animals and help make this world a better place for us. There are so many cool camps to choose from at Animal Care. I don’t know how the humans decide! In one camp, the kids will learn all about what it’s like to be a veterinarian. Some of the other camps will teach kids different ways to help pets like me find forever homes through artwork and other advocacy techniques. I just love knowing that these kids are here because they love animals. The first day of camp can’t come soon enough! You can register your human kid for camp online at GreenvillePets.org.CanineCorrespondence_52016-1


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Tooly, Correspondent

Rescue Pets Deserve Second Chances

Hey there, my name is Tooly. I ended up at Animal Care because my owner was sadly sent to hospice. Thanks to these nice people, I’m going to get a second chance. Situations like mine happen every day. People don’t always understand that rescue pets aren’t at the shelter because we weren’t good enough. We’re just the products of unfortunate circumstances, and a few mistakes made by humans. I hope you consider adopting a rescue pet from Animal Care. My friends and I are all hoping someone will see how loyal and loving we really are so that we can finally get the life we deserve in our forever homes. Stop by sometime and see for yourself! We love the company.
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Cooper, Correspondent

Chasing Tails & Running Trails

My favorite day of the year is coming up. This Saturday, I’ll finally get to run in the Tails & Trails 5K Run/Walk to benefit Animal Care! Not only do I get to race the nature trails side by side with my dog friends and my humans, but all the money raised is going straight to help all my friends at Animal Care who need a little extra help. There’s also a fundraising competition this year so even more money will be raised to help animals. That means my buddy Faulk will get his heartworm treatment and the cost of my cat friend, Lulu’s spay surgery will be covered. I’m hoping my owner will win something in the raffle. Maybe then she’ll let me play at Conestee Dog Park after the race! See you at the finish line.

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Hilary, Correspondent

Campaign for A Forever Home is Heating Up

As you know, the campaign trail has been pretty intense lately. I’m not talking about politics either. I try to avoid those topics. My passion is campaigning for a forever home, but the competition sure is tough! I love and respect so many of my opponents (I hate that term, because they’re all my friends), but they run a convincing campaign. They’re using tactics like puppy eyes that would make your heart melt, and slobbery kisses for each kid they meet. Well I can play that game too, and I assure you I’m going to win the campaign for a forever home very soon! Come meet me, Hilary, at Animal Care and pick me as your new best

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Dancer, Correspondent

Breaking News: There’s Hope After Heartworm

A lot of people think that having heartworms is the end. Since April is Heartworm Awareness Month, I’m here to give you the facts. Although this disease is very serious and life-threatening, heartworms are treatable in most dogs. I’m so glad, because I’ve got something to admit. I’m heartworm positive. No one ever told me how important it was to take heartworm prevention every month. Did you know it’s only $4 – $6 per month to prevent this painful and frightening disease? Thankfully, the nice adoption counselors at Animal Care are raising money for my treatment (you can donate too). You can purchase heartworm prevention for your pets any time at Animal Care!

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Duece, Correspondent

Celebrity Friends Find Homes

A lot of my friends have been on the fast track to fame lately, living the good life in plush mansions with two-legged butlers who feed them gourmet meals and take them on scenic walks. They have their own talent agents who scout out the perfect forever homes for them, and they don’t even have to use puppy dog eyes to try and get noticed! It’s all because of this new foster program called Adoption Ambassadors where people choose an animal to take home, and that’s where they stay until the perfect forever family is found. I’ve seen five of my friends get chosen so far, and they ALL found homes in no time! It has us all wondering: who will they pick next?

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Holden, Correspondent

Breaking News: Spay & Neuter, Just Don’t Litter!
I came from a litter of 10. You could say I was an “accident.” My mom’s humans didn’t get around to getting her spayed in time, so when my siblings and I were born my family put an ad on Craigslist and most of us were given away. I didn’t get so lucky so I got taken to Animal Care. They accept any animal, you know. Anyway, I was finally adopted by a very nice family thanks to the folks at Animal Care helping me find my perfect match. But I have so many friends with similar stories who still need homes. So please, please spay and neuter your pets. There are plenty of us “accidents” who still need homes! This is your ruff reporter signing off.

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Troy, Correspondent

Breaking News: Spring Break is for the Dogs

Troy

Spring Break is this week and every- one is getting excited about all this fun time off from school. I sure hope I get adopted so I have some new friends to keep company during the day! I really, REALLY love kids. I could play and snuggle with them all day long. The adoption counselors are always amazed at my calm and affectionate demeanor. They say I know just how to act around little ones. I’m also housetrained and crate trained, so I’m a pretty great guy to keep around. Please come meet me this week, or at the very least give me a belly rub. I love those so much. My friends and I are all only $35 to adopt at Animal Care. What a deal! This is your ruff reporter signing off.


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Pat, Correspondent

Breaking News from Animal Care

Pat

Pat here reporting from Animal Care. It has been a month since the nice folks here took me in so I could stay safe while I wait patiently to find a forever home. They say I have heartworms, but I don’t let that get me down. It’s totally treatable and the staff here is determined to raise the money for my treatment. Then I can be cured and on my way to a care-free life full of play time with my dog friends and an active lifestyle with my person! If you know anyone who might be able to help by donating to the Second Chance Fund (that’s what they use to help dogs with special needs like me) please tell them to visit GreenvillePets.org to donate. This is your ruff reporter signing off. // View my adoption profile here.


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Acadia, Correspondent

Breaking News from Animal Care

Acadia

I became best friends with two stand-up pups, Lulu and James, this week during my play group. I’m part of this new program at Animal Care called Playing for Life where we get to run and play in groups outside. It’s great fun, and since I get all my energy out I feel like I can act more like myself when potential adopters come to meet me. My new friend James got adopted this week. I hope I’m next! If you know anyone looking for a new best friend, let them know that I’m calm, friendly and I would make a great hiking partner! This is your ruff reporter signing off.

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