This week in pet news
All creatures great and small
For Dr. Carolyn Eichkorn, owner of Winrose Animal Hospital, variety is indeed the spice of life.
"There’s never a dull moment," she said.
Eichkorn assumed ownership of the hospital at 534 St. Anne’s Rd. in 2007 but the business has operated for about 30 years, serving the needs of pet owners. Read more about it here.
Dr. Carolyn Eichkorn is owner of Winrose Animal Hospital at 534 St. Anne’s Rd.
Wandering hen taken into custody at Pentagon security area
A wandering chicken was caught sneaking around a security area at the Pentagon, a local animal welfare organization said.
The loose hen was found early Monday morning near the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Virginia, wrote on social media. Read more about it here.
The loose hen was found near the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington wrote in a tweet. She has been named Henny Penny. (Animal Welfare League of Arlington via AP)
Fran Donnelly’s coworkers Yuri and Volga are much bigger than she is. They can jump 15 feet in the air and can swim up to 25 kilometres per hour.
They weigh a combined 300 kilograms. They wear a permanent coat of coarse orange and white fur, with black stripes. Their ancestors come from Siberia, Northern China and Mongolia, in the Amur valley, so they are accustomed to a frigid Winnipeg day. Read more about them here.
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Yuri arrived in December from the Calgary Zoo.
Pets of the week
Phillip was born in our house 10 years ago. He was born to a stray kitty we welcomed into our heart. He is handsome, smart, spoiled and loved.
— Joan Hart
This is Chloe. She’s a one-year-old rescue from Manitoba Underdogs and is a Lab/husky mix. As you can see, she LOVES our Manitoba winters!
— Tara Maslowsky
Looking for a home
Arnold came into the care of Craig Street Cats through an animal control department in a rural municipality, where he was at risk of being put down.
Arnold is a gentle, loving soul, who wants nothing more than a warm lap to curl up in, a shoulder to ride on, a red dot to catch and regular meals. He will make a great addition to any family looking for a young, playful companion. Read more about Arnold here.