pets

Keeping pets safe on New Year’s Eve

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s not New Year’s Eve without bright displays of fireworks. But for our furry friends, it can be a rough night. Medford’s SoHumane says the noises and vibrations from fireworks can be very disruptive for our pets. It says …

Denver overturns pit bull ban

DENVER, Colo. (KUSA/NBC News) — Voters in Denver, Colorado have overturned the city’s 31-year-old pit bull ban. According to Denver’s election results page, 64% of voters were in favor of overturning the ban and 35% were against it. The vote means that …

Petco ends shock collar sales

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NBC) — Petco is ending the sale of shock collars. The pet store recently pulled all human and bark-activated electronic pet collars. It will instead encourage customers to try products and services rooted in positive reinforcement training methods backed …

Re-connecting pets and people through fosters

MEDFORD, Ore. — People displaced from the local fires look to pick up the pieces left behind or even lost, including pets. Southern Oregon Humane Society held its annual sponsored event by AAA RV with the Saving Train program. Operations Manager, Ryan …

So. Humane debuting new food pantry

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Humane Society spent Saturday handing out free dog and cat food to pet owners. This is part of a new initiative that is aiming to keep pets with their families and provide a sense of security …

Can animals contract COVID-19?

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, many people are asking if animals can contract COVID-19. The AMVA says there is no evidence that shows animals can contract COVID-19. There is also no evidence that animals can spread it …