Three area rescue groups now have help in protecting dogs against canine influenza virus, a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog, especially those in close proximity.
East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue of Harriman, Roane County Humane Society’s Shelter Rescue Team and Tennessee Pekingese Rescue of Oakdale received grants for the vaccines as part of a Petfinder.com Foundation program to build community immunity against this respiratory infection.
With April designated as National Foot Health Awareness Month, the staff of Roane Medical Center, Harriman, is telling patients to keep their feet pampered this year by practicing good foot health maintenance and recognizing signs of common foot conditions.
According to a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, nearly 72 percent of Americans experience foot pain that prevents them from exercising.
25 Years Ago
Hundreds of residents attended the Roane County Commission meeting to protest their property tax appraisals. Individuals testified how property sometimes tripled or quadrupled in assessed value while little or no improvement was reportedly done since the last assessment. Nearly 5,000 property owners appealed the reappraisal.
Several free nature walks are scheduled this spring in various areas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Reservation.
The walks will help celebrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests by the United Nations. Information available will focus on area efforts to sustainably manage and conserve the reservation's resources and efforts to protect them from invasive plants.
Participants should plan to wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes and bring insect repellant and water.