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Our Prattville Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Dottie, Lunar, and Blossom

<em>Our Prattville</em> Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Dottie, Lunar, and Blossom

There are two Our Prattville canine Pets of the Week and both came to the shelter from the same home. The owner, unfortunately, could no longer afford these beautiful animals. It would be wonderful if these two pups could be adopted together by a special family since they are accustomed to living together. Both Dottie […]

Our Prattville Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Kitty Kitty and Aubie

<em>Our Prattville</em> Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Kitty Kitty and Aubie

The Our Prattville feline Pet of the Week is a lovable male Domestic Short Hair named Kitty Kitty. He weighs approximately ten pounds and is orange colored with light stripes over his body and tail. Kitty Kitty was unfortunately surrendered for adoption by an owner who was moving and could not take animals with him. […]

New Year traditions around the globe share a thread of superstition

New Year traditions around the globe share a thread of superstition

As odd as it is for people in the Philippines to wear polka dots and eat round fruits to ensure a prosperous future, it is just as unusual for Americans to dine on black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day with the sole intention of bringing good luck for the upcoming year. Some say the latter […]

Christmas dinners differ around the globe

Christmas dinners differ around the globe

Turkey, stuffing or dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie, eggnog, apple cider, fruitcake, and gingerbread are all dishes associated with the United States; Americans look forward to waking up to that savory aroma on Christmas morning. But, that’s not the case everywhere, as contrasting cultures enjoy different Christmas cuisine. Christmas dinner traditions differ greatly around […]

‘Tis the season to kiss under the mistletoe

‘Tis the season to kiss under the mistletoe

Mistletoes are flowering plants that obtain all or most of their nutrition by living on and parasitizing other flowering plants. They grow on the branches of trees and form dangling bushes two to five feet in diameter and the berries are poisonous. Most of us have dawdled a bit under a hanging sprig of mistletoe […]

Our Prattville Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Buster Brown and Bartel

<em>Our Prattville</em> Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Buster Brown and Bartel

The Our Prattville canine Pet of the Week is an adorable male Dachshund/Chihuahua mix named Buster Brown. A small black and tan colored pup, Buster is a little shy, but he warms up quickly to strangers and is especially good with children. At approximately six years old, Buster is a sweet and friendly tail wagger […]

Our Prattville Pet of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Cheesecake

<em>Our Prattville</em> Pet of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Cheesecake

The Our Prattville Pet of the Week is Cheesecake, a spayed five-year-old female Terrier mix. This beautiful, playful, sweet pup was rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by someone who was living in New Orleans at the time of the disaster. Sadly, her owner can no longer care for her, but she is winning […]

Our Prattville Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Pumpkin and Gabby

<em>Our Prattville</em> Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Pumpkin and Gabby

This week’s feline Pet of the Week is Pumpkin, a handsome male orange striped Domestic Short Hair. Pumpkin loves to play and adores using the big scratching post at the shelter. This 7-8 month old was brought in as a stray and his friends at the shelter soon found him to be a sweet, gentle […]

Prattville Cub Scouts learn about City government

Prattville Cub Scouts learn about City government

Prattville – Immediately following the public hearing regarding the smoking ordinance Monday night, young men representing Cub Scout Pack 25, Wolf Den 5, met the mayor, and a councilman, who explained to them how Prattville’s City government works. Karrin Pfaffenbichler, a Den Leader, said that the excursion was made as the 4th achievement in a […]

Our Prattville Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Winkle and Wicket

<em>Our Prattville</em> Pets of the Week at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter: Winkle and Wicket

This week’s canine Pet of the Week is Winkle, a handsome male Boxer/Boston Terrier mix, who was turned in as a stray to the shelter. About eight months old, Winkle’s coloring is black and white, with white on his legs and feet. Winkle loves to play outside in the shelter’s fenced play yard and his […]

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