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#ShelterAdopt City of Emporia

Dolly and Diesel are located at the City of Emporia Animal Shelter and are looking for loving permanent homes. If you are looking for a companion check these two beauties out.

1921 Sunnyside Road
Emporia, Virginia 23847
Phone: 434-634-2121(6)

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John Tortorella won’t coach at All-Star Game because of sick dog

, USA TODAY SportsPublished 1:10 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2017 | Updated 2:15 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2017

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John Tortorella will miss the NHL All-Star festivities in Los Angeles this weekend because one of his dogs is sick.

The Columbus Blue Jackets coach, who was to fulfill the same role for the Metropolitan Division, also did not coach Thursday against the Nashville Predators.

“I appreciate so much the number of messages I have received since the announcement (of missing the event),” Tortorella told The Columbus Dispatch. “But this absolutely is not an emergency. I want to clear that up. read more

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Mexico Bans Dogfighting Nationwide

Mexico bans dogfighting nationwide

Humane Society International/Mexico

  • The proposed penalties are expected to be voted on and signed into law in the first half of this year. Meredith Lee/The HSUS

Animal advocates are celebrating the passage of a nationwide ban on dogfighting in Mexico.

Anton Aguilar, Humane Society International/Mexico director, said: “This reform is a big step in the right direction. We applaud both chambers of Congress for banning dogfighting nationwide. Dogfighting is terribly cruel, highly unpopular and strongly linked to organized crime. What is most important now is that the Senate passes a reform to the federal criminal code so that dogfighting is effectively penalized.” read more

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Adoptables: Rocky

Meet ROCKY! This handsome boy is sure to make you smile every day with his silliness, his wiggle butt and his soulful, warm eyes! He... more

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