Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
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Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
President Barack Obama's 26-hour whirlwind visit to Berlin caps three days of international summitry for the president, and marks his return to a place where he once summoned a throng of 200,000 to share his...More >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:43 GMT
A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. The study by the Tax Foundation says federal funding accountsMore >>
A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Companion Animal Alliance is targeting people who rescue and protect as potential owners for sheltered animals. The CAA feels they are naturals for taking in animals in need.
"We've got a great group of veterans and first responders here in Baton Rouge, and we certainly have some great animals, " said CAA's Cathy Coates.
That's why Companion Animal Alliance has joined Companions for Heroes, a national organization that aims to pair veterans, active duty military and first responders with cats and dogs in shelters.
Local paramedic Leah Buhler is thrilled that there is a pet adoption program out there that includes first responders whose dangerous jobs are often forgotten.
"PTSD I think extends further than just the military. Police, fireman, any traumatic event could trigger something like that. So it's something that will help them as well," said Buhler
Heroes are asked to pass a screening process devised by the national organization. Those who are eligible get a bonus package that will reimburse adoption fees, pay for a year of pet insurance, and land them a gift card for supplies and training if necessary.
"If I thought about them, I imagine most of them would be thankful to have a roof over their head, a warm bed and a full tummy all the time too," said Buhler. "So, I think it helps them more than it helps me. It helped the puppy more than me."
CAA staff are happy for yet another initiative to get these animals into loving homes.
"We have animals. We have old, young, small, big, pure bred, pure mutt. Something for everybody. Really and truly come on out," said Coates.
CAA is also celebrating senior citizens this month with discounted adoption fees for those who are 55 and older.