“I urge readers to use some discretion and not revert to a knee-jerk reaction of calling Animal Control every time they see a dog in a car.”
“This is old Fido, writing from the fear and discomfort and relentless frustration of instinct of my life now, in a little cage at the incredibly stressful and incessantly noisy and confusing no-kill shelter.”
Americans love to celebrate the iconic “hobo” lifestyle, yet we’re often quick to stereotype or judge the modern-day iteration of the traveler. Despite the risk of legal repercussions and personal injury, contemporary traveling culture continues to attract people from all walks of life to the rails and the road in search of the next horizon.
“Are you risking killing your dog by leaving it in a hot car?”
“Tattoos, though, aren’t the only thing every second person in Asheville seems to own. What about dogs?”
Residents using Hominy Creek Greenway in recent weeks may have noticed the sudden disappearance of two herds of goats, which had been put to work clearing invasive species such as Japanese Knotwood. The absence of the hardy herbivores is the result of a June 28 attack on one of the animals by an unrestrained dog and raises questions about the proper use of public spaces.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Brother Wolf’s fundraising calendar and craftsman Daniel Hart’s stringed gourd instruments.
A new local fundraiser wants every rescue dog to have more than its day by creating an entire calendar dedicated to Asheville-loving canines. (Photo by Sheryl Mann of Flying Dogs Photography)
ChainFree Asheville will collect new and used doghouses to honor the memory of its founder, Peggy Irwin.
Animal Haven of Asheville held its first annual Bark-O-Ween on Sun. Oct 21. Dogs of all descriptions (and those pesky owners) showed their stuff. (photos by Bill Rhodes)
Watch dachshunds sprint for the finish line and meet some adoptable pups at Dog Day Afternoon, Saturday, Aug. 18.
At last year’s festival, Xpress visited Asheville’s cutest convicts at the Bele Chere Doggie Jail. A far cry (or bark) from Alcatraz, proceeds from this rather posh and comfortable hoosegow go to Animal Compassion Network, a local foster and adoption organization whose many goals include finding “lifelong, stable and loving homes” for animals. For more information about ACN, visit http://www.animalcompassionnetwork.org.
From the Sugar Plum Fairy to experimental button art, there are plenty of things to do this weekend.
Recently a reader wrote to Xpress, dismayed about a chained dog in her neighborhood looking forlorn and neglected.
Abigail DeWitt creates a world of ruthless, yet lovable, characters.
Our dog, Daniel, died last fall from a reaction to rabies vaccination. I write this in his memory hoping someone else might not go through this misery. Daniel was a very affectionate, gentle and strikingly beautiful field spaniel. Frequently when walking him we were stopped by admirers who wanted to know about him. He had […]
Susie is a pit bull mix who has lived an extraordinary life. Saved from the hands of an abusive owner, Susie and her new owner Donna Lawrence have successfully changed North Carolina’s animal cruelty laws. Susie made a guest appearance at this weekend’s International Homeless Animals Day event.
This is the ultimate missing dog story, with a happy ending! Thursday morning, my girlfriend and I parted ways as she headed to work and I to the gym. I soon realized I left something at her house and went back to get it. When I [arrived], I noticed the gate to the yard was […]
The Asheville Police Department is seeking information on the neglect of three pitbull puppies found in a remote area of Pisgah View Apartments.
Council bans all unattended tethering of dogs within the city, approves buffer between family-care homes, while GPI donates funds for fireworks again.
A dog tether ban reappears and the city considers regulating signs on vehicles.