Fairfax County’s Compassionate Approach to Animal Sheltering: Insights from Director Reasa Currier

As the director of the county’s open-access shelter, Currier oversees a team that takes in around 4,500 animals annually ranging from dogs and cats to more exotic species like hedgehogs and emus, with a live release rate of over 90%.

While the work can be challenging, especially when witnessing families are forced to give up beloved pets due to economic hardships, Currier finds immense joy in facilitating adoptions, particularly those involving children.

“I think my favorite thing about my job, and for most of our staff, is just seeing adoptions. “It’s really hard to have a bad day if you

Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey urges dog walkers to control pets after near miss at Lyme Park

Britain’s most successful female Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey has urged walkers to keep their dogs on lead after a near miss “scared the life” out of her.

The para-athlete46, issued the warning on social media after visiting the National Trust-run estate Lyme Park, in Cheshire, on Tuesday 26 March.

She said was “centimeters from being the victim of a dog attack” while walking round the estate which is famous for its deer and stately home.

Taking to X, Dame Sarah said: “Centimetres from being the victim of a dog attack whilst in @NTLymePark this afternoon.

“Absolutely scared the