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Low-cost rabies clinic aims to curb infection rate in Llano County

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — As the peak of rabies season looms this summer, the Llano County Sheriff’s Office is holding a low-cost pet vaccination clinic to curb the spread of infection and educate the public about prevention. (more…)

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‘Ruff Park’ recommended as name of Marble Falls dog park

‘Ruff Park’ recommended as name of Marble Falls dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioners unanimously voted to recommend naming the city’s new dog park Ruff Park during its workshop May 20. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Veterinary Clinic sponsored a booth to give out information and treats for participants during the 2014 Marble Falls Walk-a-Dog-a-Thon on March 1 in Johnson Park. Pictured are Lucy Greenberg (left), Lucy Greenberg (center) and Sherri Adler of Marble Falls. This year’s event is March 7 at Johnson Park. File photo

Warm up your paws for Marble Falls Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Residents and their pooches are invited to take a 2½-mile walk to help out other dogs. The third annual Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon benefitting the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is March 7 beginning at Johnson Park, 230 S. Ave. J. (more…)

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Marble Falls Fire Rescue firefighter Ken Schwake is learning how to find the pulse of a pet using a stuffed dog with instruction by Troy Pfeifer, head trainer and owner of Pet Tech. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls firefighters learn pet CPR, first aid

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Fire Rescue and Marble Falls Area EMS crews learned how to take a patient’s pulse during a training program Feb. 2 at the station. One of the most challenging things they faced was simply locating a spot on the patient’s body to find that pulse. […]

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Marble Falls dog park gets OK from city council

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — A group of eagles spoke on behalf of dogs and their owners Jan. 6. Four Eagle Scouts took the place of Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commissioner Steve Manley in asking the city council to approve allowing resident Megan Klaeger to build the Marble Falls Dog Park […]

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Shadow, a German shepherd, is on his way to a full recovery after Marble Falls Police Animal Control officer Jacey Ferguson found him at Colt Elementary School suffering from neglect and many other conditions this summer. Community support along with the German Shepherd Rescue of Central Texas helped cover Shadow’s veterinarian costs. In December, Marble Falls police placed Shadow with the rescue group, which put him in a foster home where he is waiting to be adopted. Go to www.gsdrescuectx.com for information on adopting Shadow or any of the other dogs the group currently is fostering. Courtesy photo

Rescued Marble Falls dog nears full recovery, now in foster home

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Beverly Gainer admitted that when she first heard of Shadow’s condition from Marble Falls Police Department Animal Control officer Jacey Ferguson, she wasn’t taken aback. (more…)

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Raeghan Eckert, a junior at Marble Falls High School, interacts with a cat at Living Love Animal Rescue on Dec. 14. Volunteers are the No. 1 need at the shelter. To find out more, call the rescue’s thrift shop at (512) 755-4476. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Living Love Animal Rescue wishing for creature comforts and volunteers

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Growth is visible at Living Love Animal Rescue. Fencing materials are gathered for an upcoming dog run, and the cat area will expand next year. (more…)

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Living Love Animal Rescue holding adoption event

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — After four months in operations, the Living Love Animal Rescue facility has established itself as a magnet for volunteers and donations as well as a safe haven for dogs and cats. The facility is located on more than nine acres off RR 1431 west of Marble Falls. […]

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Maggie is a gorgeous 2-year-old German shepherd who wants to find her forever home. She gets along well with everyone, and, at only 51 pounds, Maggie is a great size for the lucky family that adopts her. The Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals works by appointment only, so call the shelter at (830) 693-0569 for more information or to set up an interview with one of the dogs. Courtesy photo

Highland Lakes SPCA raising funds for bigger digs

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The dogs at the Highland Lakes SPCA shelter aren’t unhappy. They have large outdoor pens that provide plenty of space in which to run and play. Many have a “roommate” to keep them company. They have water, doghouses and a dedicated staff to make sure they’re fed […]

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Canyon of the Eagles celebrates pooches in Dog Days of Summer

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SILVERCREEK — Your canine companion deserves a getaway, and one Highland Lakes resort wants to make sure it gets it in August. “We love our dogs and pets out here, and we want people to know their dogs are welcome,” said Alisha Workman of the Canyon of the Eagles Resort […]

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Rabies clinic aims to protect pets against fatal disease

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The best way to protect your dog or cat from contracting rabies is getting it vaccinated, and the Marble Falls Police Department’s Animal Services is making that step a bit easier. “We used to do these clinics for several years, but then we just got away from doing them,” […]

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Burnet tortoise tale has happy ending for two fast friends

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When Tilly was a silver dollar-size hatchling, his caretaker decided to throw him away. “A friend of my brother asked someone to watch the tortoise for him while he was gone, but, after about two weeks the girl said, ‘I’m not going to take care of it,’ so she […]

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Living Love Animal Rescue finds perfect home for shelter

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The kennel doors opened at 9 a.m., and the seven dogs inside knew it was time for their walk. Living Love Animal Rescue volunteers Anita Lloyd and Kathy Grimes divided the dogs into groups: two muscular pit-bull types; two short, shaggy terriers; and three medium-size mixed breeds. (more…)

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Living Love Animal Rescue offers creature comfort at Granite Mesa

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The hardest thing Helen Barker could do all morning was let go of the little white ball of fur and love. “I just want to keep him,” said Barker, a resident at Granite Mesa Health Center in Marble Falls. “I just want to keep him.” (more…)

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