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ESTACADA, Ore.—Justice is an 8-year-old American quarter horse who used to be named Shadow. And when he was named Shadow, he suffered. At a veterinarian’s exam last year, he was 300 pounds underweight, his black coat lice-ridden, his skin scabbed and his genitals so frostbitten that they mig…

Cookie is a 10-year-old male, DLH, black and white tuxedo. 

Julia is a 2 1/2-month-old female, DSH gray and cream torbie.

FudgeRipple is a 2 1/2-month-old male, DSH, black and white tuxedo. 

Pippin is a 4-month-old female, DSH black; adopt with sister, Merry. 

Merry is a 4-month-old female, DSH gray tabby; adopt with sister, Pippin. 

DoubleStuff Oreo and Trooper are 2-month-old males, DSH, black and white and buff tabby.  

Cooper is a 3-month-old male, DSH, buff tabby.  

Candi is a 6-week-old female, DMH calico, can be pre-adopted.   

Hunter is a 2-year-old male, DSH brown tabby who's a real lovebug.  

Marley is a 2-month-old female, DSH light gray tabby, can be pre-adopted. 

PET HEALTH ALERT: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert about an investigation into a possible link between serious heart disease and “grain-free” pet food. For many years, this column has cautioned owners about following fad diet trends in pet food. Specifically, I have …

Clarence is a 2-month-old DMH, male, gray/white. 

Miu Miu (Mew Mew) is a 3-month-old DMH, female, black/white tabby.  

Guinness is a 2 1/2-month-old DSH, male, black.  

Harriet is a 2 1/2-month-old, DSH, female, gray tabby. 

TeFiti is a 2-year-old Bengal mix, female.

Thor is a 3-month-old DSH, male, black with white belly.  

Dugger is a 3-month-old DMH, male, gray and white tabby.  

Stripe Magee is a DMH, male, black and white tuxedo. 

The annual Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock Farm Show begins later this week! Area youth have been working on their 4-H projects for the past year and would love to have you come visit. The show begins Thursday evening with sheep showmanship and market lambs. Friday’s shows include goats, poult…

Tanner is a young adult male Pointer mix picked up from Myers Mill near Springs Road.

Hunter is a 1 1/2-year-old male DSH, brown tabby.  

Delilah is a 3-month-old female Bengal mix, black.  

Stripe Magee, is a 2-month-old male DSH, black and white tuxedo.  

Harry is a 3-month-old male DLH, orange/buff. 

Paisley is a 3-month-old female DSH, torti. Available now. 

Thor is a 3-month-old male DSH, black. Super loving. Available now.  

Groot is a 3-month-old Bengal mix. Available now. 

Dugger is a 2-month-old male DLH, gray and white tabby. Available to pre-adopt.

Arthur is a 2-month-old male, DSH white/gray.  

Harry is a 2-month-old male, DLH orange/buff.  

Milkshake is a 2-month-old female, DSH, white/black. 

PET HEALTH ALERT: Last summer, the Longhorned tick (not to be confused with the Lonestar tick) was discovered in the United States for the first time. This invasive species from Asia can clone itself and has been known to swarm in high enough numbers to kill cattle by exsanguination!

Athena, is a 3-year-old female, DSH orange tabby.  

Miu Miu (Mew Mew) is a 9-week-old female, DMH, black and white, who can be pre-adopted.  

Bravado is a 9-week-old male, DLH, black and white, who can be pre-adopted.  

Paris is a 10-week-old female, DSH, torti. 

Asuka is a 7-week-old DSH female, brown tabby. 

Bailey is a 7-week-old DSH, female, black.  

Groot is a 7-week-old DSH male, brown tabby. 

Kittens can be pre-adopted.  

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Sheena is a found adult spayed female picked up from Rixeyville Road.

Asuka is a 7-week-old DSH female, brown tabby. 

Bailey is a 7-week-old DSH, female, black.  

Groot is a 7-week-old DSH male, brown tabby. 

Kittens can be pre-adopted.  

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Tippy is a young adult female collie mix picked up off of Gravel Road in Brandy Station.

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RICHMOND, Va.—Service dogs can make life better for people with disabilities. They help guide their humans, alert them to sounds and pick up dropped items, all while providing companionship.

Elsa is a 1-year-old female, DSH white and gray.  

Chip is a 6-month-old male, DSH Brown Tabby.  

Velvet is a 5-year-old female, DSH Black with white crest. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Whether your kids are the two-legged variety, or are the sort that have fur, feathers or scales, I hope you enjoy your day with the ones you love.

Paisley is an 8-week-old DSH female, tortie.  

Isa is a 3-year-old DSH female, tortie.  

Griffin is a 2-year-old male DSH, white and orange. 

Cookie is a 10-year-old male DLH, black and white tuxedo.  

TeFiti is a 2-year-old female DSH, gray tabby.  

Rebekah is a 3-year-old female DMH, white and gray. 

PET HEALTH ALERT: Earlier this year, I wrote about the dangers of feeding pets raw animal-source proteins. These “raw diets” are becoming the latest pet nutrition fad, replacing the rapidly dying “grain-free” fad.

PET HEALTH ALERT: April is in full bloom and so are the fleas and ticks! This is the time to act if you do not want your pets to suffer later. Do not make the mistake of using inferior prevention products to try to save a dime now. I promise you will spend more money in the long run.

This week marks the thirteen-year anniversary of the opening of Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care. Thanks to the region’s pet owners endorsing our vision of veterinary medicine, the practice has grown and thrived. CCVC is now Culpeper County’s only AAHA-Accredited veterinary practice, a dist…

Most weeks I answer your questions in this column. This week I have a question for you: Would you spend $100 for a bag of pet food? I find that most people instinctively answer this question in the negative. However, let me ask a few related questions before you make your final decision.

Last week this column mentioned today’s open house being held at Epiphany Catholic School. I mentioned that Epiphany is the only school in Culpeper County recognized by the state board of education as being fully accredited. Since then, several people have asked me about school accreditation…

These kittens are all litter mates. They're 9 weeks old and will be ready in a month or so. Adoption fee is $75 and kitten will be spayed, have rabies and distemper vaccines, be combo tested and microchipped. There is a required fee of $13 for lifetime registration fee.

Last week this column mentioned today’s open house being held at Epiphany Catholic School. I mentioned that Epiphany is the only school in Culpeper County recognized by the state board of education as being fully accredited. Since then, several people have asked me about school accreditation…