Top Local Stories Today 08/30/17

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In news with Kaitlin Moore, two dozen dogs need new homes after authorities took them from a room they were left in for days.

Animal services arrived at the Park Motel on North Chadbourne and found 24 Chihuahuas in one room.

In a municipal court hearing Tuesday, the owner of the dogs, Connie Wallace, testified that the dogs were taken cared of.

The municipal court judge ordered the Chihuahuas to the care of animal services, a decision Wallace was not pleased with.

Morgan Chegwidden, the Assistant Director of Neighborhood & Family Services says, “we found no evidence of food and water bowls, nor anything that had any water in them for the dog’s care. In the heat of the summer it’s quite dangerous for the dogs at that time.”

The Chihuahuas will soon be adoptable and they’ll need a forever home.

The former dog owner was ordered to reimburse the animal shelter for services rendered, an estimated cost of close to $3,000.

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Here in the Concho Valley several organizations have come together to help in relief efforts.

The Grape Creek volunteer fire department is helping the San Antonio food bank gather items for victims of Harvey.

Some of the items needed include non perishable food items, diapers, baby food. personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and monetary donations.

They will be accepting donations in the evenings this week through Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm.

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Hurricane Harvey is interfering with blood collections in Texas gulf coast communities and so now there is a critical need for Concho Valley residents to donate.

“Can you imagine what it means..a life time to that person that’s receiving that blood that you decided to donate,” says Linda Grace with United Blood Services.

The United Blood Services in the Houston area have not been able to open since being hit by flood waters.

You can help Wednesday at the Scenic Mountain Medical Center.

The mobile blood unit will be there Wednesday morning from 9 am to 12:15 on August 30th.

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Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 90. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday night
Clear, with a low around 61. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 91. North northeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
Clear, with a low around 64. East wind around 5 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. South wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

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