Virginia Governor, First Lady Youngkin present Spirit of Virginia Award to Nelson County equine rescue
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and First Lady Suzanne Youngkin spent Thursday morning with three horses – named Red, Beethoven, and Patches -- that were recently seized by animal control and taken to Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue in Nelson County.
Injured owl ready to fly again thanks to Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center
DANVILLE, Va. – An injured owl rescued by a firefighter along the Dan River is nearly ready to fly again, thanks to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center. The barred owl will be released back into the wild on Saturday, near where it was found in Danville. The owl was found by a Danville firefighter hanging upside down entangled in some fishing line and injured its leg in the process. Wildlife center staff member Madison Burnette, who helped rehabilitate the owl, says it took nearly two months for it to heal. “In the end, the ends justify the means, when we get him out to where he belongs.”Burnette said the wildlife center planned to release the owl New Year’s Day, but weather pushed back their plans.
Mouths of dog and her puppies glued shut while owner was hospitalized
SUNBRIGHT, Tenn. A mother and her puppies have recovered after an incident where an unknown suspect glued the animals mouths shut, according to a report from WVLT. The Senior Dog Lodge and Animal Rescue in Sunbright said three puppies were discovered on July 4 with their mouths glued shut. A neighbor who discovered the dogs was able to remove most of the glue. The animal rescue center said the incident happened while the owner was in the hospital. Officials said all the glue was removed and the animals are safe and recovering at a shelter.