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Athens Humane Society and Friends of the Shelter Dogs Offer Pet Food Assistance

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Two Athens County animal welfare agencies are teaming up to assist residents who may be unable to afford food for their pets during the coronavirus pandemic. The Athens County Humane Society and Friends of the Shelter Dogs have set up an email address to help those in need. “In the tough… Read More

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Bill Would Ban Use of Gas Chambers for Pet Euthanasia

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When animals are put to sleep in Ohio, they are most often euthanized with medications administered by a veterinarian. But there have been some cases where dogs and cats have been put down in gas chambers. Now there’s a new bill that would make that practice illegal. Democratic Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) says most veterinarians use drugs to euthanized animals but he knows… Read More

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DIY Dog Beds and Toys


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On February 1st, 2020, Athens Ohio MakerSpace and Friends of the Shelter Dogs will be hosting a class on how to create dog beds of any size out of reusable fabric and scraps! If you wish to make a dog bed, be sure to register for the class in advance at https://test.athensohiomakerspace.com/classes/ Dog beds are… Read More

Upcycled Stuffed Animals

Upcycled Stuffed Animals


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On December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30pm at Coolville Public Library, Athens Ohio MakerSpace will be hosting a craft event for parents, their kids or any person who’s generally interested. Our instructor, Megan Rogers, will show attendees how to create cute, stuffed animals (or snowman) from sweater and t-shirt scraps. These creations would be wonderful… Read More

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WATCH 🎥 What Can Be Saved?: Owl vs Owl (Part 2)

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Since 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has killed more than 2,400 Barred Owls in a controversial experiment to stop the Spotted Owls rapid decline. The agency says it’s too early to know if it’s working, but critics say it’s wrong to kill one species to save another, even a threatened one. Watch:  What… Read More

pictures of a Spotted and a Barred owl

WATCH 🎥 What Can Be Saved?: Owl vs Owl (Part 1)

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In a controversial experiment, the U.S. government is killing one owl species to try to save another. The northern spotted owl population has been on the decline in the Pacific Northwest from logging across Washington, Oregon and California. After it was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1990, logging was halted on… Read More

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W. Va. Racing Officials say Horse Body was Improperly Dumped

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) – A former West Virginia horse racing commissioner says photos posted online of a euthanized thoroughbred racing horse surrounded by trash in a landfill should be a wakeup call for state leaders. Bill Phillips served for years on the commission before being replaced by Gov. Jim Justice in 2017. He told… Read More