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Posted May 04, 2022in People & Pets

Couple advocates for rescues and pit bulls

The stories of how Shelease and Jesse Rittenhouse obtained their three dogs are similar. One element remains constant — their love of saving animals. Maddie, an English bulldog, was 8 [...]

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Posted April 06, 2022in People & Pets

Family of pets

Strolling the streets at night, Oliva the cat scavenged for food from humans. As a skinny small kitten, Oliva had free range of the outdoor world… until she met Bethany [...]

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Posted March 02, 2022in People & Pets

2 rabbits and 2 dogs

Heaven Perez is passionate about saving animals and insists she could easily foster or adopt 200. But, for now, she’s content with two rabbits and two dogs at home.  Perez [...]

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Posted February 02, 2022in People & Pets

Fascinating freshwater fish

From a 20-gallon to a 480-gallon tank, 200 fish in seven different aquariums have found a home in Steven Wood’s basement. A custom-built 480-gallon tank sits 8 feet long and [...]

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Posted January 05, 2022in People & Pets

Unique dogs

Two dogs, originally bred to keep lions at bay and protect hunters in Africa, have made their way to their new home in Altoona. Winnie and Walter are Rhodesian Ridgeback [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in People & Pets

Childhood dream pet

A horse, a donkey and a cat As children often do, Brenda Kaiser once dreamed of having a horse as a pet. When her parents said they had a surprise [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in People & Pets

Hekla the Icelandic horse

Owner Shae Cleveland says her horse is her best friend. As Shae Cleveland leads Hekla from the stable to outside, she admits that her horse is probably bored. Hekla can [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in People & Pets

Hairless, quirky cat

Sai doesn’t look like a typical cat. There is no tiger stripe, tuxedo or calico cat look, nor does he have soft fur. Instead, his huge triangle-shaped ears sit atop [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in People & Pets

Derecho adoption

When Jamie Angove lost her dog, Punkers, to bladder cancer in May, she’d been searching for another furry friend. A rescue dog was her only option, so when one appeared [...]

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Posted June 05, 2019in People & Pets

Forming a bond

Sydney Moore’s love of fostering animals leads to a trio of adopted dogs. When Sydney Moore’s coworker suggested she foster dogs, her top priority wasn’t to just provide a temporary [...]

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