©Lisa Johnson

The news that a pair of cats in New York came down with with COVID-19 and a pug in North Carolina did, too, has animal-lovers worried for the safety of our dogs and cats.

The bad news: if they're going to get it, chances are, they will get it from us.

The good news: they're probably not going to get it.

©Lisa Johnson

There's another curve that's worrying animal welfare people across Minnesota ...

The kitten curve.

Spay/neuter procedures, except in cases of emergency, have been deemed "non-essential" and suspended at veterinarians, spay-neuter clinics and animal shelters.

But if homeless and stray cats are allowed to breed going into the spring, come May and June, shelters - just like hospitals with COVID-19 - are going to be overwhelmed with cats and litters of kittens.

Christina Arriaga/Rockwall Pets

16 hours. Two vans. 41 dogs.

That's 41 dogs scooped from the overcrowded Dallas Animal Services shelter and placed in temporary foster care until their transport this weekend.

Come tomorrow morning at 2am, Rockwall volunteers will climb into the vans and head north on the 16-hour trip to bring the dogs to the Northland Subaru "Love-a-Pet" event this weekend.

Curly is a black Toy Poodle who is 10 years old. Curly is a sweet and laid back guy. He can be a little nervous around new people and in new situations but once he has some time to get comfortable, he just wants someone to cuddle with! He would do best in a laid back environment where he can have plenty of time to get settles into his new home. 

Boe is a black Labrador Retriever who is 4 years old. Boe is an exceptionally playful and friendly pup who enjoys spending his days curled up next to humans or chasing after a tennis ball. Boe loves going for walks and is ready to go on tons of adventures with his new family. 

Hi, I'm Kieva and I'm looking for a barn home! Animal Allies is seeking adopters who have a warm and safe barn, shed, or other outdoor housing that can provide cats in this program with a chance at life. These cats are altered, vaccinated, and available for $25. Although this special group of felines are not suitable indoor companions, they would be a wonderful buddy to a chicken, cow, or horse! 

Koby is a Labrador mix who is 10 years old. Koby is a sweet senior boy who is laid back but still loves to play - especially when it comes to tug of war! His previous owners said he likes other dogs, cats, toys, and people.

Frieda is a grey and white Domestic Short Hair who is 1 year old. Frieda is a sweet girl who loves to snuggle and play! She enjoys long strokes down her back, and scratches under her chin.

Pete is a black Labrador mix who is 11 years old.  Pete is a lovely gentleman looking for his retirement home where he can relax all day and be pampered! He is a laid-back dude, who still has a bit of energy in him when it comes to his favorite game tug-of-war!

Lizzie is a lilac point Siamese who is 3 years old. Lizzie is looking for a home with her best friend Nezzie

Tom Guntzberger

When you hear stories about house fires and other emergencies these days, there's usually a mention of the family pets that got out safely, too -- or didn't.

It hasn't always been that way.  Not that long ago, first responders were concerned strictly with the human lives.

Forever Home 10/11

Oct 11, 2018


Chad is an orange tabby domestic longhair who is five years old. He came to us from a previous home and is now looking for his new loving family! Chad is reported to get along with cats, dogs, and kids! This handsome, friendly, intelligent kitty would love to come home with you! You can visit Chad at Animal Allies Humane Society.

Forever Home 8/16

Aug 16, 2018
Animal Allies Humane Society and Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary

Forever Home 8/9

Aug 9, 2018
Animal Allies Humane Society and Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary


Sammy is a young adult black lab. He is a big loveable guy who needs a home of his own. He has the most expression in those eyes. He is sweet and caring and would love nothing more than to become a member of your family. He is avaiable for adoption at Contented Criters Animal Sanctuary. 


Forever Home 8/2

Aug 2, 2018
Animal Allies Humane Society and Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary


Durante is a seven-year-old male Terrier. He is a friendly, happy, and good boy. He is crate and housetrained. He likes people and is smart as a whip. He is available for adoption at Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary