By Lacy S Shirey February 11, 2022 February is National Pet Dental Health Month. But, of course, your pet’s dental health is essential every day of the year, just like it is for us. Periodontal disease is prevalent in pets, even though it’s often preventable. We can see tartar buildup on the tooth; however, often the […]
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CHS is committed to creating a pollution-free environment for the wellbeing of our community and local wildlife. Once again, CHS was recognized as a River Star Business by the Elizabeth River Project. We are proud to announce that in 2022, we advanced to a Model Level River Star Business! Watch the video below learn more […]
The 2022 General Assembly session convened recently on Jan. 12. There are several bills related to animal welfare being introduced this year. I’m outlining three proposed bills addressing significant issues, all of which we are asking legislators to support. Ban Wildlife Killing Contests One priority issue this year is a bill to end wildlife killing […]
Animal Connections Published by the Virginian Pilot on 8-5-2021 Written by Lacy S. Shirey, Chesapeake Humane Society Executive Director An essential part of your pet’s health and well-being is diet and maintaining ideal body weight. Obesity puts your pet at a greater risk for developing certain diseases and can shorten their life or, at the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Dear Friends of Chesapeake Humane Society, We are quickly approaching the one-year mark of modified operations and restrictions we would never have imagined feasible due to the pandemic. The care we provide to the pets in our adoption program and through our veterinary clinic is essential service so our team hasn’t skipped a beat over […]
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 […]