Animal Shelters

Erika King runs her 8-year-old dog Louie, who is half Australian cattle dog and half pitbull, through an agility course at Treadwell Arena on Saturday. (Jasz Garrett / Juneau Empire)

Pet party encourages adoption, along with responsible ownership

“Animal-loving” nonprofits come together in hopes of pets finding new homes.


The Juneau Animal Rescue facility, which took custody of 30 cats and kittens from a Juneau residence on Tuesday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Dozens of cats, many in poor health, taken from Juneau home by animal control officials

Incident still under investigation, officials ask residents not to bring other cats to JAR shelter.


Juneau Animal Rescue’s in-house Veterinarian, Dr. Tracy Ward, performs the first public spaying procedure at JAR since 2014 on a female cat named Monte. In mid-November JAR reopened its doors to the public for its spay and neuter services. (Courtesy Photo / Samantha Blankenship)

Dogged efforts underway at local shelter

Spay and neuter services, food collection and more.