ROCKINGHAM — On Saturday, Aug. 24, Rockingham Tractor Supply Company will host animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more during their annual Out Here with Animals celebration — a month-long event that recognizes pets, animals and the people who care for them. As part of the pet-centric happenings, animal lovers will have the opportunity to engage with team members about pet and animal care while supporting local rescue groups that are looking to find a safe home for animals in need. 

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It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.

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RALEIGH — State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is reminding livestock and pet owners to be vigilant in their tick preventative measures during warm weather. Recently, the deaths of five cows in Surry County were linked to acute anemia caused by tick infestations. Samples were sent to the N.C. Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch for identification which confirmed Asian longhorned ticks.

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RALEIGH — Summer is peak rabies season and State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is encouraging North Carolina livestock owners to consider having their animals vaccinated against the disease.

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ROCKINGHAM — With just T-4 days until Super Bowl LIII kicks off in Atlanta, millions of Americans are scrambling to solidify their game day plans. 

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To the editor:

I have seen so many posts about people complaining about the Animal Shelter. I am here to offer a solution to you: Get involved! Donate and/or volunteer!

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