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Responsible Pet Care features adoring Amora

PARIS — Amora is the featured pet at Responsible Pet Care. She was named after the Roman god of love, Amor. That name suits...

Responsible Pet Care features Edith, known to love and ignore

PARIS — Edith is the featured pet at Responsible Pet Care — and she is a hoot.  She pretends not to be interested in what is going on around...

Animal Tales: Durham family picks chickens for tick fix

DURHAM — Sarah Siegel had been dealing with Lyme disease for a while. But when she found the disease's telltale bull's-eye rash on her...

Drivers, be aware of pets

There is a farm on my road that had a very sweet dog. He lived outside with the animals and kept an eye on...

Franklin County Animal Shelter's Dog of the Week just likes to relax

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter has announced its Pets of the Week. Dog of the Week is Trudy, a 5-year-old female Staffy mix....

Four-footed hurricane victims get help from RPC

RINCON, Puerto Rico — On Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at 6:15 a.m., Hurricane Maria made landfall just south of Yabucoa Harbor in Puerto Rico. What...

Briefly: Pets

ATV club plans poker ride WATERFORD — Pulpit Rock Trail Blazah’s ATV Club will hold a poker ride and barbecue on Saturday, June 16, to benefit...

Horses Across Maine departs on first leg of state-wide ride

Horses Across Maine founder Peter Seames, left, and wife, Cindy Seames, ride through Lovell on June 1 during the first leg of the 280-mile...

Factors to consider before including Fido in your wedding

Pets are full-fledged members of many families and even, apparently, families-to-be. In its 2016 American Wedding Study, Brides magazine found that 8 percent of wedding...

Animal Tales: Traumatized dog helps traumatized women

LEWISTON — Locked in a cage for six years, used for breeding, rescued from a puppy mill, Sophie gets anxious. The 9-year-old fluffy white poodle...

Franklin County Animal Shelter: Hunting dog, lovable cat seeking homes

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter has announced that Thurston is its Dog of the Week and Sage is the Cat of the...

Be 'pet' prepared for a natural disaster

In advance of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, which was observed on Saturday, the Banfield Foundation and Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Emergency Team delivered...

Lewiston shelter denies it is euthanizing more dogs

LEWISTON — A former employee of the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society set off a social media firestorm this week by claiming the shelter has...

Giflts for pets

Megan Goddard, pictured with Yoko, presented the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society on April 5 with the donations received from her 16th birthday. Megan, a...

Rangeley celebrates dogs, Earth Day at annual event

The second annual Best Dog on Earth Day, a celebration of dogs and Earth Day, was held Saturday, April 21, in Rangeley. Pictured are...

Dog of the Week candidate for emotional support animal

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter has announced its Pets of the Week. Dog of the Week Bill Murray is a 1½-year-old male German...

Animal Tales: Oxford family makes mission of protecting police dogs

OXFORD — When Jen Robichaud needed to create a senior project to benefit others, it was not hard for her to come up with...

'Paddles for Waggles' to benefit Greater Androscoggin Animal Shelter

AUBURN — The Auburn Recreation Department and the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society will host "Paddles for Waggles," a pickleball jamboree, on Saturday, May 26,...

Lewiston 7-year-old helps shelter pets

Delaney Dill of Lewiston presents the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society on March 26 with the donations from her 7th birthday. Dill, a first-grade student at...

Social pets seek home at Franklin County Animal Shelter

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Animal Shelter has announced its Pets of the Week. Boomer, a senior, male beagle mix, is the Dog of the...

Tommy's Feral Feline Friends looking for bakers to help kitties

LEWISTON — Tommy's Feral Feline Friends is looking for bakers and baked goods for a Mother's Day bake sale and bottle drive that will...

Rangeley to celebrate canines, earth on Best Dog on Earth Day

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness announce the second annual Best Dog on Earth Day event, a...

Rescue dogs find homes in Maine

Dan Schweickert stood in the open bay door of a transport van parked in the back lot of the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk,...

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‘Administrative assistant,’ canine mother are Pets of the Week

FARMINGTON — Mama and Carra are the Pets of the Week at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Dog of the Week, Mama, a 3- to 4-year-old unconfirmed breed, is an affectionate girl looking for an...

Mega Yard Sale to benefit Franklin County Animal Shelter

FARMINGTON — Maine's Mega Yard Sale, expected to include almost 100 sellers, will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Parking will be available on High Street, directly...

Five-year-old declines gifts to support Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

Kaida Gatcomb of Lewiston presented the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society with donations from her fifth birthday, on April 29. Kaida asked for donations for the pets in lieu of birthday gifts. She is pictured...