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Lexington firefighters will soon learn how to help some unique patients suffering from smoke inhalation or other trauma.

Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Carl-Howard showed firefighters Wednesday how to use oxygen masks designed for dogs, cats, and other small animals.

The new equipment was donated to the fire department from the Lexington Kennel Club.

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McCracken County may soon get a new leash law.  The county Fiscal Court is considering expanding a nuisance law to deal with wayward dogs.

Puppies Sound Good! The Humane Society of Calloway County's Director Kathy Hodge introduces us to pups needing new homes during the first hour.

Bentlee: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23885905

Bailey: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/23137150

Animals Rescued from Cape Girardeau Home

May 1, 2012

Officials in Cape Girardeau County removed approximately 25 animals from a residence near Millersville, Missouri. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department searched the home of Paulette Tidwell after receiving a tip about unlicensed commercial breeding and substandard conditions; as well as a large sale of animals that happened last Saturday. The dogs, cats, equines, and birds were rescued and transported to St. Louis for placement in licensed Missouri shelters.

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The canine distemper virus among Hopkins County dogs is on the rise. Dr. Monroe Slaton of Madisonville Veterinary Clinic doesn’t usually see cases of the respiratory virus which causes fever, loss of appetite and nasal discharge.  He attributes the rise in the rate of distemper to new dog owners neglecting to get their pets vaccinated. Slaton says most of the cases are coming from people who have adopted dogs from animal shelters.  The disease spreads to dogs by air, contact, and water.

Afternoon Round-Up 2/23/12

Feb 23, 2012
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Animal Aid:

Kentucky lawmakers were reminded today of a 96 dog rescue in western Kentucky.

A group of Union City volunteers met with Tennessee animal rights activists this week to discuss the establishment of a new animal shelter to serve Obion County.

Jackson Purchase:

Montgomery County Tennessee elementary students sent Valentine’s Day cards to dog owners, asking them to not keep pets chained or confined all day. The cards were mailed to about 70 homes where dogs had been seen chained outside or left in pens for long periods.

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