Roanoke’s Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection is a Model for Small County Animal Shelters

Roanoke’s Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection is a Model for Small County Animal Shelters

It’s a pipe dream that every county in every southern state should have a progressive animal shelter that functions as a community resource and adoption center. There are simply too many small counties and too many stretched budgets. Instead, many southern states opt for the dog pound model. They call these facilities ‘shelters,’ but too…

Saving Animals Comes Down to Leadership
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Saving Animals Comes Down to Leadership

This past spring we visited Petersburg Animal Care & Control just outside of Richmond, Virginia. The shelter building is over sixty years old and shows it, but new director and ACO, Jenny, is doing all she can with what she’s got, and that means saving as many dogs as possible. Before Jenny took over in…

Fall Shelter Tour Part One
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Fall Shelter Tour Part One

Traveling through the south this time around feels different. It’s not just the masks that are sometimes prevalent and other times completely absent. As we wind through the mountains on our way to Nashville, I wondered about priorities. Is it wrong to want to save dogs when people are struggling so much? Will people care…