Euthanasia numbers of shelter dogs have decreased by 63% in the last seven years in Virginia. According to data published by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 8,173 dogs were euthanized in Virginia shelters in 2019.
Having the right equipment to treat victims of smoke inhalation can often save those people from a trip to the hospital and that goes for animals as well, but far too often emergency crews don’t have the specific equipment necessary to treat cats and dogs that are suffering from smoke inhalation.
With temperatures getting colder, the Louisa County Sheriff's Office has some tips on how to keep your furry friends warm this season. That chilly weather can mean more pets needing to be taken into the shelter.