Pet features

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

Dog rescuers spent $2.68 million to buy dogs from the breeders

An effort that animal rescuers began more than a decade ago to buy dogs for $5 or $10 apiece from commercial breeders has become...

Briefly: Pets

Auction to benefit Responsible Pet Care PARIS — A ticket auction will be held Saturday, April 21, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School to benefit...

A letter from Lewiston, Auburn postmasters:

We’d like Lewiston/Auburn pet owners to take a moment and look at the world through their dog’s eyes. Eating, sleeping and playing take up...

Community sales

Bonnie Miville, left, and Anne Hodgman check a sampling of items that will be available at the High Street Congregational Church Craft Supply Fair...

Pause for Pets fair to benefit humane society

LEWISTON — Pause for Pets, a craft and vendor fair to benefit the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, will be held from 10 a.m. to...

Sweet Dazy, shy Junior looking for permanent homes

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter has announced the Pets of the Week. Dazy, a 1- to 3-year-old female, retriever mix is an adorable...

Animal Tales: At Whiting Farm, a tale of two kitties

AUBURN — It took a year of mourning before Whiting Farm was ready for another cat. Rufus, the fluffy, friendly Maine coon, had been the...

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...

Tokyo museum explores the world of parasites

At the Meguro Parasitological Museum in tokyo, exhibits who how types of parasites differ depending on their host animals. (Taku Yaginuma/The Japan News)It's hard...

Add cow manure to your list of renewable energy sources

The average Holstein cow produces over 100 pounds of manure a day. It's a lot of poop. It's also a lot of potential power. On...

He's bunny of the United States — and now he's the hero of a...

WASHINGTON — Marlon Bundo, one of the most popular members of the Trump administration, is flipping through the pages of a new book. There's Marlon...

Cat duplicates, hiking lab are Pets of the Week

FARMINGTON — Adrian and look-alike cats Satin and Silky are the Pets of the Week at the Franklin County Animal Shelter.  Satin and Silky could...

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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...