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BACC to hold BleuDog ribbon cutting

BACC to hold BleuDog ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting for BleuDog on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m.

BleuDog, located at 1375 E. College St. in Batesville, will also be hosting Adopt-A-BleuDog from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that Saturday, May 9.

The adoption event is held in partnership with the Humane Society of Independence County and title sponsor Southern Bank. All adopted pets will receive a free health screening. In addition, vendors and a live radio broadcast will be on site, and BleuDog will give away prizes. RSVP at www.mybatesville.org.

This event is free to the public. All community supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members, and staff are invited to attend. 

Protecting your pets in freezing weather

Protecting your pets in freezing weather

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Just like humans, animals can also be at risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

One important safety tip: don't leave your pets in the car, as it can get as cold as a refrigerator. Veterinarians also recommend investing in some winter gear for your animals, and keeping them layered.

"Big things are tips of ears, tail tips and the paws are pretty susceptible to frost bite, and it just takes a few minutes really. The cold and the salt and everything in those paw pads can cause cracking and bleeding." said Veterinarian Dr. Travis Anderson.

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.


American Red Cross issues new pet first aid app

American Red Cross issues new pet first aid app

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARC) — Ask any pet owner how important are their pets and you get a quick, ‘they’re my children’. Because pets are such an important part of many families, Red Cross is pleased to announce its new Pet First Aid App that puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners.

The 99 cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert information to learn how to maintain their pet’s health, and what to do during emergencies until veterinary assistance is available.

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Joey the Garden Cat: A TV Sensation

Doris James is a freelance writer and former broadcaster from Arkansas, and a big fan of Joey the Garden Cat. You can follow her online as MizBejabbers.

During an evening newscast at a local television station, a slender gray striped cat hops upon the news desk. Anchor Liz Massey smiles and says, “Oh, here’s Joey.” The cat sits on the desk and gives the camera a green-eyed stare as Liz and fellow-anchor Craig O’Neil carry on with the newscast. The privileged feline is Joey the Garden cat who is a staff member of KTHV, the CBS affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. Joey has become a big TV celebrity in Arkansas and his fame is spreading nationally.