Tag: Animals

Animal Center Deals With Alleged Threats

In the past two weeks, employees and staff at Palm Valley Animal Center have received what they describe as threating messages after misleading photos of animals at their shelter made their way through social media. Palm Valley Animal Center is a shelter where they do  ” put animals to sleep” they say because they serve 14 cities within Hidalgo county and the overpopulation of animals, which they point out is because of the lack of pets that are spayed or neutered in our community. In the last year ‘palm valley animal center”   has taken in over 3200 cats and...

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Penalties For Animal Abusers

Texas has two types of laws that protect animals from cruelty, civil and criminal law. Both laws are similar but penalties are different. We spoke with Rebecca Villanueva, Paw’s Director of Development who informed us of steps to take when reporting a case of animal cruelty. Also, remember to file a police report with all the information that you have available when reporting a case of animal abuse. Juan Reyna a pet owner wasn’t aware of the Texas animal cruelty laws. He has owned a pet chihuahua for 2 years. Today, animal cruelty sentencing are classified as either a...

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Pet World Fire Kills Several Animals

McAllen (KFXV) — Police are investigating a fire at a pet store where several animals died. The call came in at about 2:00 am. It happened at Exotic Tropical Pet World on the corner of Expressway 83 and Jackson Rd. The McAllen Fire Department were on the scene to put out the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under...

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What to Do Now to Prevent Winter Garden Problems

Winter is hard on your garden. Cold weather, heavy winds, and snow obviously have great potential to harm your precious plants. Other possible trouble sources are hungry animals and inadequate drainage through the frozen soil. Act now to safeguard against these problems and look forward to a healthy garden next spring. Harsh Weather Conditions Wind — Protect outdoor container plants from winter gales by moving them to sheltered areas of the yard or into a cold frame. Stake fragile plants like berry bushes so they won’t be knocked over. Set up horizontal tarps to cut the force of the...

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PETA Reaching out to La Villa ISD after FFA Animals Beaten and Tortured

The organization, PETA, is reaching out to LA VILLA Independent School District after dozens of FFA animals were beaten and tortured last weekend. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or ‘PETA’ have called on LA VILLA schools to begin teaching students about the dangers of abusing animals. ‘Teachkind,’ PETA’s humane education division warns that committing acts of violence against animals can lead to continued anti-social behavior and eventually aggression toward...

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