Entries by Chesapeake Humane Society

With proper care, rabbits can make great pets

Animal Connections Published by the Virginian Pilot on 7-7-2021 Written by Lacy Shirey, Chesapeake Humane Society Executive Director In the past two decades, rabbits have become the third most popular companion animal, after cats and dogs. They can make great pets. However, they are a big commitment, so do your research beforehand to make sure […]

Wildlife killing contests should be banned

Animal Connections Published by the Virginian Pilot on 05-18-2021 Written by Lacy Shirey, Chesapeake Humane Society Executive Director   Wildlife killing contests — it’s as gruesome as it sounds, and yet, it is legal here in Virginia and many other states. However, there are efforts to ban this cruel blood sport, and it has the […]

Crate Training a Beneficial Tool

Animal Connections Published by the Virginian Pilot on 01-06-2021 Written by Lacy Kuller, Chesapeake Humane Society Executive Director All three of my dogs were adults when I adopted them, and they all lived their lives outside before being welcomed into my home. One of them was pretty scared of everything in life when I first […]

Chesapeake Humane Society on WCTV

Chesapeake Humane Society’s Executive Director, Lacy Shirey, joins WCTV to talk about two dangerous diseases pet owners need to be aware of: heartworm disease and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Plus, she shares information about a fun new cat cafe in town! Special guests George and Carob also make an appearance.

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast

Community Service Spotlight: Chesapeake Humane Society Giving Tree Posted: 12-08-2020  Girl Scouts love helping others and the holiday season is an especially busy time of year for Girl Scouts doing community service to help their community friends, including the four paw friends! Girl Scout Brownie Troop 382 in Chesapeake, led by Carolyn Engler, decided to […]

Loose Balloons Wreak Havoc on Environment

    Animal Connections Published by the Virginian Pilot on 12-07-2020 Written by Lacy Shirey, Chesapeake Humane Society Executive Director The practice of releasing balloons is still considered an acceptable practice by many, but, as Sir Isaac Newton said, what goes up must come down, and the impact on the environment and wildlife can be […]